Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thursday Night Marketing News from Mediapost

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by Karl Greenberg
Census Bureau director Robert Groves says this local data, free to advertisers, will be a valuable tool for targeted marketing. "If I were an advertiser, I'd study patterns in geographic areas and use those data to target messages and in-language media buys for areas with large non-English speaking populations." ...Read the whole story >>
by Karlene Lukovitz
A significant exception within the generally rising tech company rankings was Nokia, which lost $9.9 billion in value (to $9.7 billion), and dropped from 21st to 94th place. 'The rise of the technology brands has been expected for some time, although Nokia's fall shows that it is tough to stay at the forefront of such a dynamic industry," observes Brand Finance CEO David Haigh. ...Read the whole story >>
by Sarah Mahoney
To celebrate this week's World Water Day, it's partnered with to create a Facebook game, asking users to unlock water from the Levi's WaterTank, to support's projects worldwide. Players win gallons of H20 by pledging to wash jeans less, take shorter showers and adopt better laundry habits. ...Read the whole story >>
Financial Services
by Tanya Irwin
According to Mintel's data, 39% of female investors say their primary source of investment ideas are their investment advisors, compared to only about a quarter (27%) of males. Women are also slightly more likely to solicit ideas from friends and family members (29% of females vs. 22% of males). ...Read the whole story >>
by Karl Greenberg
Social commerce is a symbiotic activity between platforms like Facebook and Twitter and traditional and mobile e-commerce. The question for marketers is how many eggs to put in the Facebook basket. WebMediaBrands' SocialTimes Pro studied the matter. ...Read the whole story >>
by Les Luchter
IBM has launched a campaign for what it calls "Smarter Commerce," described as a "new category" addressing "the spectrum of enterprise commerce activities -- new ways to buy, sell and secure greater customer loyalty in the era of mobile and social networks." ...Read the whole story >>
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