U.S. marketers spent 14% more money on search advertising in the fourth quarter of 2011 than they did during the prior year's final quarter, according to a study by digital marketing firm Efficient Frontier.
Yahoo's search advertising revenue plummeted to $467 million for the third quarter, a 44% drop compared to the prior year, the company said on Oct. 18. Yahoo's search revenue has experienced double-digit declines for the past four quarters.
Yahoo's board of directors fired CEO Carol Bartz abruptly — reportedly via phone call — but not all that unexpectedly. Industry experts predicted a range of options for the one-time technology powerhouse, including selling itself off for spare parts.
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.