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November 5, 2010
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  • How valuable is hyperlocal to marketers?
    The hyperlocal ad segment continues to expand with new offerings from specialty firms, such as ZipLocal, which has unveiled a new LocaLeads tool, as well as major online players, such as AOL and Yahoo! However, Gordon Borrell, CEO of Borrell Associates, questions whether hyperlocal's emphasis on news content will offer ROI to marketers, whom he says are more concerned with reaching a specific "audience" with "certain [consumer] characteristics." Brandweek (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Nielsen error results in undercount
    Nielsen is blaming long URLs used by social networks -- sometimes as long as 2,000 characters -- for an error that led to an undercount of the important "time spent" metric for the past three months. While media buyers don't use Nielsen data as online ad-buying currency, its metrics are considered an important benchmark for planning purposes. Nielsen said the issue would be corrected for reports on December Web traffic. Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (11/4), InternetRetailer.com (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Pew finds Hispanics are checking in more often than other users
    One in 10 Hispanics Web users regularly check in with location-based services, compared with 5% of online blacks and 3% of whites, according to a study by the Pew Research Center. The report also showed 7% of smartphone users are connecting to geo-social services, and two times as many men (6%) as women (3%) are checking in. ClickZ (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • FTC names chief technologist, executive director
    The Federal Trade Commission announced a pair of key hires. Princeton computer science professor Edward Felten will serve as the commission's first chief technologist. Eileen Harrington was tapped to be the executive director for the FTC. Harrington is a FTC veteran, having lead the team that created the "Do Not Call" registry. ClickZ (11/4), The Hill/Hillicon Valley blog (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Company Watch 
  • C-SPAN vet tapped by Twitter for new Capitol Hill push
    Adam Sharp, who helmed C-SPAN's online content, has been named by Twitter as a government and political partnerships manager. Sharp, whose duties include facilitating use of the micro-blog by lawmakers and their staffs, is Twitter's first staffer based in the nation's capital. ClickZ (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Agency News 
  • Best Buy consolidates $300M media account with Starcom
    Publicis Groupe's Starcom, via a consolidation review, will handle media planning and buying for Best Buy. Starcom previously repped buying for the $300 million account, while MDC Partners' Crispin Porter + Bogusky handled planning. Crispin will continue as lead creative shop for the big-box electronics retailer. Adweek (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Career Development 
  • 5 ways to turn a job interview in your favor
    Hiring managers say they often are attracted to job candidates who have a lot of energy and enthusiasm during an interview, but that attitude may be difficult to maintain if you've been unemployed for a while. To get yourself pumped up, try listening to music or using some other prop that makes you happy before meeting with an employer, says Debra Yergen, author of "Creating Job Security Resource Guide." ABC News (11/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IAB News 
  • Chicago & New York, Listen Up! IAB Case Study Road Show Is Coming to You
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