Take the Multilingual Challenge: Globalize Your Blog

One of the things I have noted over the past year of blogging is that this blog receives a significant amount of traffic from locations outside of the US.  Intended or not, this blog has a global audience.  But like most of my fellow bloggers based in a single country, I don’t do much to

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The Greatest Viral Marketing Tool Ever

Google, by virtue of the sheer volume of their daily visitors has built into their site what might be the greatest viral marketing tool ever … their corporate logo.  And on occasions outside of the standard American holidays, they often use the logo to promote their cause, product, holiday or scientific endeavour of the day. 

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In Search of Photopedia …

Like most other parents of a one and a half year old, my house is filled with books.  Picture books, soft books, waterproof books, popup books, touch and feel books, or Dr. Seuss books.  You name the type of kids book, and we probably have one lying around somewhere.  But even in this home library

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New Blogfeeds Launched: Public Relations, Advertising, Pharm ...

Following up on the very successful launch of this initiative a few months ago, we have been updating our 10 current feeds on an ongoing basis.  This week, we also just launched four new blogfeeds – you can check them out at the following addresses: Public Relations: http://blogfeeds.ogilvypr.com/publicrelations Advertising: http://blogfeeds.ogilvypr.com/advertising Pharmaceutical: http://blogfeeds.ogilvypr.com/pharmaceutical Ogilvy Bloggers: http://blogfeeds.ogilvypr.com/ogilvy

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Using Wikipedia for Marketing

During the Search Engine Strategies conference, I attended a panel focused on SEM in relation to online communities – with a particular focus on deli.cio.us and Wikipedia.  Members of the panel shared several great ideas about how to market in a community environment, without alienating members of the community or being perceived negatively as a

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7 Rules for Agencies Getting into Search

I’m at the Search Engine Strategies Conference in New York and will be participating in a panel discussion tomorrow about agencies and search.  The topic raises an interesting discussion about where search engine marketing should fit.  Is it a PR activity?  An advertising program?  These are the questions that not only agencies are struggling with,

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NBC Adds Olympic Medal Count to Paid Search Results

As most good content publishers know, there are moments where a highly relevant "nugget" of content from your site will be the piece that generates the largest number of searches and a surge in site traffic.  For content publishers offering Winter Olympic coverage, that nugget is definitely the Olympic Medal Count.  To reach all the

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bloggoggle: Directory of Blogging Professionals

I came across the beta for this site today, an interesting effort to merge the best qualities from a site like Squidoo (letting individuals share their expertise) and LinkedIn (letting individuals network with one another).  The interesting angle on this site is that it focuses very narrowly on the niche of professionals who have their

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The Evolution of Marketing

Several weeks ago, a few of my colleagues gave a presentation to our entire office about the field of word of mouth marketing, learnings from the WOMMA conference and what this means for our clients.  After the presentation, several members of our social marketing team commented that this area seemed to be nothing new.  After

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Insights on Targeting Consumers Over 50

I was in Boston yesterday judging the NEDMA awards, I had the chance to see a reprise of Kurt Medina’s intriguing presentation on the 77 truths of marketing to the 50+ "mature market" consumer that he first gave during the DMA conference several months ago.  The talk was full of useful data and insights, but

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