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Growth of Online Video Sharing Site Usage is Astounding

August 5, 2009

A recent Pew Internet Report (.pdf) shows an astounding growth in the use of video sharing sites across all age brackets with the totals nearly doubling since 2006.  Fully 62% of all adult Internet users have watched a video on sites like The most surprising statistic for me was how video sharing outpaced such […]

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Newspapers Say Newspapers Still Work

August 4, 2009

The Newspaper Association of America just announced a new study that indicates newspapers are a great place for advertisers to spend their money. Here’s a chart that puts newspapers above all other mediums for consumers to check advertising. I’ve watched newspaper readership fall dramatically in the last several years and we’ve seen several go out […]

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Time Spent Online Settles In At A Significant 12 Hours/Week

August 3, 2009

A recent article in Ad Age cites a Forrester Study tracking how much time consumers spend on media from 2004 to 2009 and discovered that the Internet usage growth is now flat after a remarkable growth rate of 117% The article goes on with a discussion with a representative from Forrester who believes that people […]

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Social Networking and Business

July 31, 2009

Permission marketing guru Seth Godin spoke out recently on social networking and businesses interest in it.  The video is linked here. Godin echo’s a sentiment I often tell those I connect with on LinkedIn:  “This LinkedIn thing is like most things in life.  It’s more about what you put in it vs. expecting something back”.  […]

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Twitter’s Not Ready for Advertisers

July 30, 2009

As advertising, especially local advertising, is being reinvented right before our eyes it’s fun to watch new things come into view and then either morph into something worthwhile or go away. Recently in a meeting with a brand manager and their advertising agency the subject of Twitter came up and I think we all agreed […]

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Advertisers Moving Toward the Internet At a Stunning Rate

July 29, 2009

A recent report by Harris Interactive documents how advertisers are moving rapidly away from traditional media to to the Internet and Digital. This chart from the report is really showing a dramatic shift in the way advertising is taking place today relative to a year ago. This is a natural evolution as it follows where […]

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More Proof that Advertisers are Moving Dollars to the Internet

July 23, 2009

A recent report by Harris Interactive documents how advertisers are relying less on print advertising and more on Internet and Digital. This just reinforces our view that great brands that have built or are thinking of building marketing communication portals for their retailers should include an Internet component.  Or, if you  have a portal add […]

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8th Annual Internet Survey Highlights (Are you Ready?)

July 17, 2009

A savvy client just forwarded me excerpts of the 2009 digital future project release highlights from the Center for the Digital Future at USC Annenberg School for Communication.  He is trying to coax his Fortune 500 company to into the 21st century as it relates to how they use the Web with their retailers.  He […]

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Media Spending Takes a Big Hit in 2009

July 16, 2009

MAGNA’s Media Advertising Forecast just came out and not surprisingly media spending will fall 14.5% this year but the good news for the industry is that the worst is over.  In fact, they see improvement in the second half of this year because the first half was down 18% .  In 2010 they predict media […]

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Local Advertisers Find Social Network Sites

July 15, 2009

A recent study by Borrell Associates entitled Local Ads Moving to Social Networks found that 20% of the ad spend on social networks was from local advertisers. They were surprised as most of us are at thinking that a local retailer could be so savvy to so quickly tap into this phenomenon.  They go on […]

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