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Capitalise on the Power of Widget Marketing

The internet paradigm seems to be changing again with the online audience moving away form hitherto established browsing patterns to spend more and more tie on social media sites such as Facebook, Orkut, MySpace and the likes. Furthermore, rather than visit numerous individual sites for their many information or entertainment needs, they are using technology[…]

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Indian FMCG Companies Betting on Online Advertising

Sapna Agarwal | Business Standard | Mumbai, April 20, 2009 They have been large spenders in traditional advertising mediums like television, outdoor and print. Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies are now increasing their focus on the digital medium, with larger budgets for some of their brands. The overall budget allocation for the digital medium[…]

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Microsoft opens up its answer to Google AdSense

Microsoft on Wednesday opened its PubCenter advertising service up for public beta testing, providing more of an alternative to Google’s AdSense and Yahoo Publisher Network technology that places ads on publishers’ sites. All the services scrutinize the content on a Web site and place advertisements the service deems to be relevant to that content. As[…]

71 per cent Internet users in India live in non-metros

Internet research firm, JuxtConsult, has released the findings of its annual study, India Online 2009, which tracks the usage and preferences of Internet users in India. Interestingly, the study claims that the total number of Internet users in India has gone down from 49 million in 2008 to 47 million in 2009.Of the 47 million[…]

Search Giant Google Makes Its Case for Display Advertising

NEW YORK (AdAge.com) –  Search advertisers: Google would like you to sell you some display advertising. The internet giant is releasing a bit of research today that’s counterintuitive, if not somewhat peculiar, for a company so dependent on the search-advertising category for revenue. Specifically: Google is making the claim that display, video and text ads[…]

Are Online Video Ads the Wave of the Future?

Spurred on by the proliferation of broadband, video (user-generated as well as mainstream) has become the new rage on the Internet. Keeping with this trend, video ads are gaining substantial attention and are set to make an increasing impact on the online advertising market in the coming years.   In addition to being engaging, interactive,[…]

Mobile Conversation – The Present and Future of Mobile Advertising and Marketing in India

I had an opportunity to participate in a panel discussion on the mobile marketing scenario in India, organised by agencyfaqs (afaqs). The following are some of the takeaways from that discussion. How is mobile positioned by media planners vis-à-vis other media? UK Consumer Media Time Spend Vs UK Advertisers Media Ad Spend From the above[…]

Keywords are Key to Online Business Success

With search engines beginning to dominate the Internet, websites are actively fighting it out for valuable search engine rankings. Subsequently, keywords are becoming increasingly important as they not only decide the website’s search engine ranking, but also the quantity and quality of traffic the site draws. In short, keywords could well prove to be the[…]

Pay Per Click (PPC) Search Engine Advertising more Effective than Banner Advertising?

While pay per click (PPC) search engine advertising and banner advertising are both effective methods of online marketing, there is a growing school of thought that pay per click ads are in fact more effective and efficient than traditional banner ads. A prime reason for this is that the average internet user has learnt to[…]