IdeaBar: "Beaconvertising" And New Social Media Ph ...

This post is not about the iPhone.  You might have heard that many people believe the latest innovation from Apple will not only revolutionize the mobile phone industry, but maybe even the future of mobile marketing.  Whether it does or doesn’t, in the short term, it’s easy to forget that ideas for innovation may come

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The iPhone Controversy and Apple's Big Brand Challenge

Every news media outlet and just about every blog in the universe is buzzing about Apple’s big iPhone announcement Monday at MacWorld.  It has been a busy few days of announcements with CES, MacWorld and the Detroit Auto Show all happening this week and fighting for the headlines.  As it turns out, the real headline

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CES and Marketing in the Age of Control

Last night Bill Gates shared his vision of the future to kickoff the Consumer Electronics Show – and focus attention during the annual gadget-fest on the role of Microsoft’s Vista in how consumers will be using electronics and technology in the coming year.  Not surprisingly, his focus was on "connected experiences" and how the vision

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A Recap of 2006 on Influential Interactive Marketing

Let’s start with a warning … this is the "clip show" post where I recycle a lot of old material so if that causes you extreme pain, please close this window now and come back tomorrow.  For all the rest of you, it’s the holidays and a quick glance around the marketing blogosphere will show

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Hyatt Offers Wake Up Calls from Christie Brinkley

Add to: | blinklist | del.cio.us | digg | yahoo! | furl | rawsugar | shadows | netvouz In an interesting new promotion from Hyatt for Gold and Diamond members, you can go online to www.hyattwakeup.com and schedule a personalized wake up call from a friend or family member, or choose to have a standard

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Intel Partners with Second Life and Launches a Blog … ...

Add to: | blinklist | del.cio.us | digg | yahoo! | furl | rawsugar | shadows | netvouz In one of the most interesting campaigns to come out of our Digital Influence team yet, we are helping Intel to launch a stunt during the Digital Life event which will place one of the top builders

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Arrival of the Bluetooth Billboard

The billboard is getting a makeover these days, as marketers get smarter about using the ultimate outdoor advertising vehicle to encourage more interaction with branded content.  CBS recently launched a billboard campaign in Grand Central Terminal train station in New York to promote several new shows in their fall lineup: "Shark," "Smith," "Jericho" and "The

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Idea Bar: The Mobile Sales Assistant

Add to: | blinklist | del.cio.us | digg | yahoo! | furl | rawsugar | shadows | netvouz It seems like everyone has a mobile phone.  More than the iPod, more than the Blackberry, the mobile phone is becoming lifeline that people can’t (or won’t do without).  The rising ubiquity of the mobile phone offers

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The Marketing of "An Inconvenient Truth"

One of the more anticipated documentaries coming up for widespread release across the country is the new film "An Inconvenient Truth" – focused on telling the real story of global warming and leveraging the growing popularity of Al Gore’s "resurrection" (as Wired magazine termed it) from the "former next president of the United States" –

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Interactive Marketing vs. Online Marketing

I have never called myself an online marketer.  To me, online marketing refers to a range of activities that happen only on the Internet – from banner advertising to search marketing to email marketing.  Not included in this term are what I would consider interactive (but offline) marketing activities.  Podcasting is largely offline.  Mobile marketing

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