Riya Launches a New Visual Search for Online Retail: Like.co ...

When I first wrote about visual search more than a year ago, it was all about a new type of search interface that would allow you to see results contextually through a more visual interface rather than a simple text listing of results.  Visual search, at that point, was all about improving the interface to

Continue reading »

Idea Bar: Marketing with Soundbombs

In this month’s issued of Wired Magazine, there was a profile of Soundbombs, an innovative new concept designed to merge audio with physical experiences to bring a new dimension to just about anything from billboards to art.  As unique as the concept is, the distribution strategy is even more so … with Felix Beck, creator

Continue reading »

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

Continue reading »

Business 2.0 Unveils New Strategy: All Journalists Must Blog

Add to: | blinklist | del.cio.us | digg | yahoo! | furl | rawsugar | shadows | netvouz At the extremely well attended M-Squared marketing event at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco yesterday there was a series of extremely strong speakers on hand to discuss the future of marketing from many different angles. 

Continue reading »

SquareSpace.com Offers an Elegant Solution for "Bloggin ...

There is a lot of discussion these days about corporate blogging, with some even suggesting that perhaps blogs should replace corporate sites entirely.  While I am a big believer in the power of blogging, I don’t think blogs will completely replace corporate sites.  The main reason is because there is useful static content that corporate

Continue reading »

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

Continue reading »

A Gallery of Marketing and PR in Second Life

The virtual world has been getting a lot of coverage in the real world these days.  Second Life is becoming the new poster child for the rising popularity of avatars and virtual personalities that real people are taking on, and every day it seems there is a new development that causes those in marketing and

Continue reading »

Yahoo Uses Giants of Advertising to Inspire Agencies

Working in advertising today, at least partially, is about nostalgia.  Dreams of making a career in creative ads that the world would be talking about are still around on Madison Avenue, though becoming more of a fantasy in a world that has found and embraced Tivo.  Yet the most powerful image of the golden age

Continue reading »

The Human Side of Search: Sharing Your Expertise Online

Everyone is an expert in something, as the powerful old tagline from Seth Godin’s Squidoo initially promised when the site launched.  Squidoo is one of a number of sites that are tapping into these distributed pockets of expertise in an effort to help individuals benefit from the skills and knowledge of one another to find

Continue reading »

What Marketers have Forgotten about Domain Names

Ten years ago, a good domain name was the most important thing in the world.  Companies bid millions of dollars to get the right domain name, legal battles ensued over who should rightfully own a domain, and registering the right domain name was usually the first step in launching a company, campaign or new tagline. 

Continue reading »