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A generation of politicians is saying goodbye to the “celebrity political class.” And making a killing in the media instead.
Deanna Dahlsad's insight:
I think there are great ideas here in terms of branding:
"But at a certain point, radio, like politics, is all about numbers. “Simple math,” Huckabee says. “If you have more votes than the other guy, you win; if not, you lose.” Same with ratings. “Anybody who thinks, Oh, I’m really smart and articulate, good for me . . . , if he doesn’t have people who watch and listen to him, he’s gone.” Huckabee has been broadcasting almost from the time he stopped running for president in 2008. He has made millions, moved from Arkansas to Florida and endured none of the headaches of fund-raising, campaigning, governing or public-sector compliance. He also has a much higher profile now than he would if he were just another former governor and presidential also-ran. And despite doing little but talk for the last six years, Huckabee is still asked all the time if he might run for president in 2016."
Has your brand forsaken it's mission for a product?
Carni K sent in an interesting story about Kellogg’s, the cereal company. Kellogg’s is suing the Maya Archaeology Institute (MAI), a non-profit Guatemalan organization aimed at protecting the local history, culture, and natural environment. Why? It uses a toucan in its logo.
Global mobile ad spending increased 105.0% last year to hit $17.96 billion, according to new eMarketer estimates. Spending on mobile ads worldwide will rise another 75.1% in 2014, thanks largely to Facebook and Google.
Marketers are seeing far more success with emails that include coupons vs. those that do not. Research finds that such communications increase open, click and transaction rates, as well as revenue per email.
How’s this for subverting conventional standards of beauty? In their new spring fashion campaign, clothing brand Betabrand replaced professional models with Ph.D.s and aspiring Ph.D.s. Challenging the ridiculous cultural notion that women can’t be both beautiful and ambitious, th
Every few months media types seem to loop back to a familiar question: How to measure media beyond the page view.
This week the Financial Timesannounced it would begin exclusively selling display ads off of a new metric: time spent. Medium recently reported it has started paying certain writers based on total time readers spend on articles. Upworthymade waves back in February ditching page views altogether to focus on what they call “attention minutes.” And back in May the traffic analytics company Chartbeat launched its “Attention Web” campaign, in an attempt to move beyond the click.
“The thing about time spent is that it plays into three of the biggest trends right now — mobile, viewable impressions, and video,” Eric Franchi, co-founder of the digital ad firm Undertone told BuzzFeed. Franchi, like many others in the ad tech world, have been working to champion viewability, an ad metric that makes sure readersactually see and engage with the ads on the page....
Marketers often make stereotypes and pre-judge people when creating 'targeting markets.' We often have to lump folks into categories in order to create products for them and to reach them. (What do these people need? What do they want? Where do these people live? What do they read?)
Never underestimate of the power of a woman, especially when combined with social media. From the number of active users on a social network to the frequency of their interaction with other users and brands, women are a powerful force in the social media realm. Curious how much power women hold on social media?
Take a look at the infographic below from Finances Online for some possibly surprising statistics. While it is well-known that women dominate Pinterest, they also outnumber men on four of the other top six social networks: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr. However, men continue to account for the majority of LinkedIn’s users. In addition, 30% of women use social media multiple times a day, while only 26% men report using social media sites several times a day...
A complete list of the data and science behind the best Pinterest marketing tips and techniques - ideal images, best posting times, top categories, and more...
In our experience, there is a growing interest in Pinterest marketing, Pinterest research, Pinterest stats and tips. So, here it all is. I found some really interesting data and science on creating the perfect pin, gaining the most repins and followers, understanding the Pinterest mindset, and much more.
Ready to go? Let’s start right off with a whopper of a stat.
More adults use Pinterest than they do Twitter
Do you have a Twitter marketing strategy? I imagine you do. Could you be reaching more people on Pinterest? As of this year, yes....
If, like me, you’ve maintained (for a few years, or a dozen) an adult blog or adult site of any kind, you might have noticed that your number of readers has gone down (a little or a lot) in recent years. Did you wonder why? Did you wonder where those readers went? Did people get tired of looking at sex online?
Native advertising is flourishing across social media, content portals, news properties, video-sharing sites and streaming services. Increased mobile use of these venues has fueled much of the growth, since native ads work best in the content streams that people tend to access on smartphones and tablets, according to a new eMarketer report, “Native Advertising: Difficult to Define, but Definitely Growing.”
Perceptions about what constitutes native advertising are as varied as the ads themselves and the places where they appear. There’s still disagreement over basic terminology such as “native advertising,” “sponsored content” and “branded content.” Some make distinctions among those terms, while others use them interchangeably.
Deanna Dahlsad's insight:
I find properly crediting as "sponsored content" the most ethical, but many advertisers do not like that for fear that readers will see it for what it is, advertising.
Social media was not intended to be a soapbox for businesses to talk about themselves. Consumers don't owe your brand anything. They don't have to share your content, they don't have to interact with posts and they certainly don't have to suggest your page to other people.
Now, you might think that anyone with a blog or website would know how inappropriate and annoying spam comments are, but a few of them sincerely seemed unaware that what they’d done was poor form. So here’s my quick attempt to educate folks on the subject.
Leaving spam comments isn’t just poor form — it’s a poor thing to do for many reasons.
First of all, despite what some poor &/or ignorant marketing folks will tell — and sell — you, spam links are not good for SEO