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Online Advertising A (Potential) Frustration for Consumers

November 04, 2009 |

According to a recent poll conducted by the LinkedIn Research Network/Harris Poll, nearly three-quarters (74%) of marketers are using internet advertising.  However, as online advertising has expanded with technology over the years, consumer annoyance has grown alongside it.  The same poll showed that characteristics of internet advertising that are the […] Continue reading

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Nielsen Ratings for Online Television Puts a New Twist on Advertising Buys

October 22, 2009 |

Effective 2011, Nielsen Media Research plans to integrate a new initiative to track online video viewing statistics through “TV Everywhere” offerings.  “TV Everywhere” allows customers to watch television shows or movies online in conjunction with their pre-existing subscription with a cable or satellite company. The new Nielsen program will combine […] Continue reading

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Negative Online Reviews Can Be Positive for Business

October 13, 2009 |

I recently stumbled on an interesting article about the effects of online customer reviews.  Internet shoppers rank reviews as the most desired feature of a Web site, according to a recent survey by Forrester Research. 1 It goes without saying that positive reviews on a product/service/company can have a tremendous […] Continue reading

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Google Wave – A Glimpse into the Future of Online Communication

October 08, 2009 |

If you were like most, you weren’t one of the lucky 100,000 people selected to test Google Wave.  From what I have read so far, it looks like an intriguing tool that could potentially change the way we communicate online.  Seems Google is attempting to incorporate some very cool wiki-style […] Continue reading

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New Study From CareerBuilder Shows More People Are Finding Jobs

September 30, 2009 |

This past August, CareerBuilder and Harris Interactive conducted a study that surveyed 921 full-time workers in the United States who were laid off from their jobs within the last 12 months. Here are the highlights: People Are Finding Work: Since June 2009, 48% of workers who were laid off found […] Continue reading

Annual Study Gives Overview of Current Job Market

September 25, 2009 |

On August 25, 2009, Robert Half International and CareerBuilder published the 5th Employment Dynamics and Growth Expectations (EDGE) Report.1 The report gives an “overview of the current employment situation, as well as a glimpse of the future hiring landscape.  The report offers information on what types of professionals employers will […] Continue reading

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The Changing Landscape of Online Search: What the Microsoft-Yahoo Deal Means for SEO

September 24, 2009 |

The recent bid to purchase  Yahoo by Microsoft could result in a 28% combined share of online searches.  As such, this would be the first major threat/competition to Google’s reign of online search domination.  In order to adapt, many companies may have to utilize old tactics, to generate effective search […] Continue reading

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Pen and Paper: A New Sales Approach

September 18, 2009 |

I recently read Seth Godin’s (author of new book, Tribes) blog post about the “modern talking pad.” He talks about approaching a sales meeting from a different angle.  Instead of putting up a PowerPoint presentation on a white board, he goes into a sales meeting with printed copies of the […] Continue reading

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New Trends in Marketing Budgets

September 16, 2009 |

A new study by StrongMail Systems, Inc. finds that 85% of business executives are hopeful about the future economic state and plan to either maintain or increase the remaining marketing budgets for 2009. Only 15% of the 979 business executives polled expect to see a decrease in sales in the […] Continue reading

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The Blog is Back

September 11, 2009 |

Ok, so we admit it.  We haven’t been blogging in awhile.  We haven’t forgotten about it, but just extremely busy.  This summer we (the marketing folks) have been spending our time revamping marketing communications pieces.  We have developed a fact sheet that gives a brief overview of our services, we […] Continue reading

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