Yahoo and Samsung broaden their partnership to provide interactive, real-time television content.
Barnes & Noble College Marketing report says television is the most effective form of advertising for college students. The study also found that 55% of students say Facebook is not the best targeting platform.
TiVo, Inc. is finalizing its $20 million acquisition of TRA, a media measurement software and analytics company.
The Super Bowl is just one example of how it's not only about great creative, but about using it as a platform for driving intrigue and conversation.
Twice a year, the marketing business pauses in its reinvention to expose its fear of fundamental change and highlight the disconnect that exists between what it says and what it does.
Cadbury and agency Hypernaked launched a campaign that calls on Brits to motivate top UK athletes through song.
I don't begrudge new Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson deflecting questions about Yahoo's display advertising prospects (even though he must have brainstormed his options considering talks with Yahoo began in November). But that doesn't mean I can't enjoy a little fun and project some possibilities.
Deborah Holland has seen the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol surprise sweepstakes winners countless times. But after more than 30 years with the company, Holland, the EVP of creative strategy, communications and consumer affairs, finds the emotional exchange no less compelling today than when she first walked through the doors of PCH's Port Washington, N.Y. headquarters in 1979.
Some marketers may balk at the expense of Volkswagen's videogame for Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox to support the launch of the 2012 Beetle. However, Volkswagen of America EVP and chief product and marketing officer Tim Mahoney says the game — which mirrors the campaign's TV spots, showing consumers driving around in a Beetle and giving passersby high-fives — "seemed ideally suited to reinforce the TV spot."
Toys "R" Us will launch its integrated 2011 holiday advertising campaign on Oct. 30., featuring direct mail, email, social media and TV elements.
Direct mail and traditional media have long played important roles in getting out the vote. With party caucuses and primaries beginning in early 2012 and campaigns already underway in early voting states such as Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, political marketers are betting that direct mail will still drive voters to the polls, but they are also dabbling in newer interactive technologies.
Bernard Luthi, VP of marketing, Web management and customer service at Newegg, discusses how his company uses DRTV.
Marketers are integrating their DRTV strategies with online tactics to grow consumer response and improve measurement capabilities .
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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.