BuzzAgent Launches 90 Day Blog Experiment

Leading by example, Buzz Agent is demonstrating it’s position as a leader and pioneer in Word of Mouth Marketing with their new blog about the inner workings of the "central hive."  The Butman Experiment, as they call it, will be a blog written over the course of 90 days by John Butman (Dave Balter’s co-author

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French Maid TV and New Uses for Video Blogging

There aren’t many guys out there that can resist checking out a site as titillatingly titled as French Maid TV.  The only problem is, you better watch out for someone looking over your shoulder.  Especially if you are at work like I am right now.  Of course, my story is that I’m just checking out

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Sony Gives Da Vinci Code Detractors a Bullhorn

I read an interesting piece in the NY times today about a new site being launched by Sony Pictures around the upcoming release of a screen version of Dan Brown’s bestseller, The Da Vinci Code.  The book has fired up many traditional Christians and the Catholic church with it’s premise that Jesus was not resurrected,

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Using Blogs for Personal Marketing

Guy Kawasaki has an interesting post on his blog today about his traffic after 30 days of blogging.  Not surprisingly, his blog is hugely popular, with lots of loyal readers … but one really interesting point from this is how positively his blog has impacted sales of his book (propelled it from an Amazon sales

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Do Impressions Matter in Search Marketing?

For clients new to search marketing, I have often explained the concept to them as "only paying for results."  In effect, the beauty and sales proposition of search marketing has always been that you are only paying for clicks, and impressions are essentially free.  I anticipate for many SEM professionals, this has also led to

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Going Micro: Affiliate Marketing Online Finds a Niche

Here’s a question.  If you are a marketer trying to reach consumers, would you rather hit 500,000 people in one site, or use 1,000 different sites (with a readership of 500 unique people each) to reach the same number of individuals?  Making the broad assumption that a higher majority of readers of smaller publications are

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Intelligent TV and Online Communities

There is a battle going on in the world of television.  On one side are the lovers of "intelligent" TV.  Shows like Lost, West Wing, 24, and others that require a level of concentration and intelligent involvement in the story lines.  On the other side, is "Darnell" TV – reality shows (often created by Mike

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TrendSpot: The Rise of Human Search Filters

The Trend:The same perceived lack of structure on the web that originally led Jerry Yang to create the first Yahoo Internet Directory is causing one of the most prevalent trends online today, the rise of human search filters.  Search engines are getting more sophisticated as algorithms get refined for every new spammers trick – to

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Aquafina Asks Consumers to Film their New Year's Resolu ...

Along with the new year comes the new year’s resolution, and marketers tired annual attempts to make their own products and services a part of that resolution.  But the best resolutions are the easiest to keep, and what could be easier than the universal piece of dieting advice almost every "guru" offers … drink more

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The New US Airways Missed WOM Opportunity

As part of the merger between US Airways and America West airlines announced in November last year (2005), they had an intriguing new decision to make about the beverage brands that they served on their flights.  America West had Pepsi and Budweiser, US Airways had Coke and Miller.  Over the past decade, both brands in

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