EBay, the US online consumer-to-consumer company, has chosen Digitas as agency of record (AOR) for its digital media and digital creative business, a source familiar with the deal has confirmed to DMNews.
Named CMO of radio giant Clear Channel's digital business in December, Bob Stohrer discusses his goals in the new position and how integrating Clear Channel's digital streaming platform iHeart with Facebook adds a second layer of targeting.
Eastman Kodak completely reorganized its business structure by aligning itself into two units that will absorb the company's film and photography segment and maximize its digital and print offerings.
Brand marketers who favor creative ads that run at scale should not believe digital media to be the domain of direct-response advertisers and ignore the channel's capabilities, said the heads of two industry trade organizations at the "Digiday Agency" event on Dec. 12 in New York.
WPP-owned digital marketing firm 24/7 Real Media acquired digital video advertising firm Panache, said David Moore, founder, chairman and CEO of 24/7 Real Media on Dec. 6. Moore declined to disclose terms of the acquisition.
ZenithOptimedia has revised down its 2011 global advertising spending forecast by half a percentage point due to slower economic recovery in developing markets and continued fears of a double-dip recession. Still, total ad investment for this year is expected to grow 3.6% to $466 billion, up from $450 billion last year, with digital media continuing to drive growth.
US advertising spending will grow at a 4.2% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2015 to $208 billion, according to a report released June 14 by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). The advisory firm also reported that US ad spending increased by 5.4% in 2010, rebounding from a 14.4% drop the prior year.
Microsoft's $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype prompted a lot of speculation and nearly as many "what could have beens" yesterday. One interesting take on the deal came from Wired senior writer Steven Levy, who reported that Google nearly bought Skype before company executives soured on the idea.
Huggies has named Ogilvy & Mather its digital AOR. The agency will help the Kimberly-Clark brand grow online media into a bigger part of its marketing mix, said Jeff Jarrett, global digital director at Huggies. The agency will work on all online communications, including email and mobile campaigns, website management and the brand's "Enjoy the Ride Rewards" loyalty program.
Four magazine experts discussed the battle of digital versus print, how to engage consumers across channel, and the future opportunities of online publishing. If the conversation sounds eerily familiar to the ones discussed by marketers everyday, trust me, it was.
Revenue from local online advertising will nearly double in the next four years, climbing to $42.5 billion by 2015 from $21.7 billion in 2010, according to a forecast from advisory firm BIA/Kelsey. Marketers will earn $24.9 billion in revenue from interactive local marketing this year, according to the report.
US direct and digital advertising spending increased 2.7% to $154.4 billion in 2010, according to a report from the Winterberry Group, an advertising and marketing consultancy.
Helzberg Diamonds has named Rosetta its interactive agency of record. The companies had worked together on an ad-hoc basis since 2007.
'The New York Times' revealed a more robust - but still free - iPad app over the weekend, revamping the "Editor's Choice" app it launched in April 2010 that featured a selection of the media company's top stories.
With a European fiscal crisis threatening its main source of income, the Canary Islands tourism office asked its ad agency for something bold. The result combined the Internet, social media and old-fashioned door-to-door selling to send a traditional media and public relations campaign over the top.
Data intelligence is on my mind as I write this at 30,000 feet. I just spent 24 hours in Little Rock, AR, on a trip that included meetings with executives from two different data services companies.
Crest and Visa aim to score points with consumers' Olympic spirit by using direct tactics such as CRM and e-mail marketing during this month's Winter Games.
Agency veteran Patrick Moorhead begins his new role as VP, director of mobile platforms at Draftfcb Chicago on December 7. Moorhead spoke with DMNews about mobile marketing's growing prominence in the marketing mix, as well as some of the difficulties marketers face integrating it with a multichannel strategy.
Digital out-of-home media spending in the US will increase 2% year-over-year to $2.47 billion for 2009, according to a study by PQ Media released this week. However, that growth is muted compared to recent years: In 2008, the segment grew 9.2%; and in 2007, it expanded by 24.3%.
IT products and services direct seller CDW has named Ogilvy & Mather its advertising agency of record. The agency is responsible for traditional advertising, direct marketing and digital. Ogilvy & Mather, Chicago, is the lead agency on the account.
Although merger and acquisition activity in the media and information industries has not returned to pre-2009 levels, the M&A market did improve during the year's third quarter in comparison the first half of 2009, according to a report from the Jordan, Edmiston Group.
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What's in our mailbox this month: fitness postcards from Retro Fitness, American Woman Fitness Centers, Union's United Taekwondo Academy, and Bally Total Fitness. (We're totally pumped.)
Social data can improve a brand's bottom line and customer relationships. Just ask brands Infiniti and Diamond Nexus.
Here are three must-have data sets that every marketer should include in his or her email strategy.