Singelringen Promotes "Single Power" As a Way of L ...

Everywhere you turn online there is another site that introduces new ways to find that special someone.  From personality profiles on eHarmony to focusing on finding "recreational" friends on sites like AdultFriendFinder.com – there seems to be some online service for everyone.  Public perception of online dating, too, has changed from assuming it was just

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NBC Markets 2 New TV Pilots on Netflix

Add to: | blinklist | del.cio.us | digg | yahoo! | furl | rawsugar | shadows | netvouz As TV marketers start to get ready for the new fall season of TV shows, the challenge of introducing new shows is the same as it ever was.  Marketing a television show is steadily taking more and

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Snakes on a Plane Viral Campaign Misses the Multicultural Ma ...

I came across an interesting viral campaign for the upcoming movie "Snakes on a Plane" where users can go online and enter names to have a personalized viral message sent to someone spoken by Samuel L. Jackson.  I have seen this viral talking idea before, such as with the "7 days left" campaign for The

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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

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One Red Paperclip Rides the Long Tail to Mainstream Success

On July 12, 2005, Kyle MacDonald started his One Red Paperclip trading blog with the dream of ultimately trading one red paperclip for a house.  Just a few weeks ago (one year and 14 trades later) he met his goal with an offer for a new house on 503 Main Street from the Town of

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The PC Fights Back on YouTube

Visiting the PopTech blog I came across a link to this hilarious video spoof of the Mac ads that brilliantly counter the same messages Apple is sending with an equally powerful message that plays to PC users.  Mac users love the simplicity, speed, style, and integrated software products that come with their machines.  But PC

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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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The Hyper-Satisfaction Challenge

Several months ago, I read The Ultimate Question, a book from Fred Reichheld about how to measure your company in relation to how likely your customers are to recommend you to a friend or family member.  The result is what he calls your Netpromoter score.  The book represents a good reminder for companies on how

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Lessons from Vloggercon 2006

This weekend I am here in San Francisco for Vloggercon 2006, a small video blogging conference I have been working with over the past few weeks as a sponsor (through both Ogilvy and Intel) as well as an enthusiastic supporter of getting more people into vlogging.  Aside from being the first time that I have

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Landrover Tries Bluetooth Marketing

In downtown NY today, I passed a billboard for a Landrover promotion encouraging people to put their bluetooth handsets to discoverable in order to learn more about something.  Aside from the relatively cryptic call to action, this is the first example I can recall of having seen a company try to use Bluetooth technology for

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