5 Case Studies in Reinventing Book Marketing

Add to: | blinklist | del.cio.us | digg | yahoo! | furl | rawsugar | shadows | netvouz A quick look at any marketing industry publication over the last few weeks will yield more than a few examples of how authors and publishers are getting smarter about marketing.  As more and more outlets compete for

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Ritz Camera Puts Carmen Electra Behind the Lens

In a promotion for charity announced yesterday and noted on the Cancer Blog, Ritz Camera will partner with Carmen Electra to promote two new printing services, standard square print sizes of 5" and 6", and the ability to also get large prints in 1 hour (previously unavailable).  Aside from the interesting partnership with Head for

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The Human Side of Search: Directories, Wikis and Networks

One of the most popular portal sites today started with a list of Jerry Yang’s favourite sites.  As Jerry grew his directory of sites into the megaportal of Yahoo – he also gave birth to an idea that was copied across the Internet.  Then Google came along and Yahoo’s directory suddenly became a tool for

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The Human Side of Search: Taggregation

As more and more content gets posted online by organizations and individuals, the barriers to finding the content that truly matters are getting higher.  Search algorithms are valuable for helping to sort through this information, but unfortunately the automated approach can only go so far and falls short when it comes to less well recognized

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The Carnival of Marketing at Influential Interactive Marketi ...

Thanks to all for their patience while I pulled together this week’s Carnival of Marketing over the holiday weekend (in the US).  The posts from this week range from new great content online, such as TEDTalks, to new ideas like the Earthboards or marketing in SecondLife, to highlighting several posts from newer blogs out there

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Earning a Masters of Bzz Administration

Earlier this week I had the chance to participate in BuzzAgent’s first "MBA" program designed as an education course for Agency folks on how to work with BuzzAgent.  This is another step in BuzzAgent’s evolution from a model that competes with agencies to one that embraces them.  Agencies handle the creative and strategy, BuzzAgent works

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Wikimapia, Google's Green Summer and Marketing Mashups

Wikimapia is one of the most recent mashups with Google maps getting a lot of love on del.icio.us lately.  The site is a global effort to get people to describe the places they live in the same way that Wikipedia has become a global encyclopedia of knowledge on nearly every topic in the world.  The

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Why World Cup Soccer Ads Don't Get Skipped

I don’t think the 30-second TV spot is dead.  For frequent readers of this blog, this may come as a surprise, considering how often I tend to rail against it is an outdated, expensive, and questionably effective form of advertising.  In the vast majority of cases, this is still true.  But in the midst of

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In Pursuit of Clickable Video

One of the biggest buzz-inducing topics at Vloggercon this weekend was the concept of product placement in online video content and how this ability to incorporate an advertiser’s message directly into the story might offer vlogs the greatest chance of winning traditional TV advertisers.  There are a few shows, like FrenchMaidTV or 88Slide that I

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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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