SocialToaster – Best Thing Since Sliced Bread!

SocialToaster – Best Thing Since Sliced Bread!

From time to time, Allinio has blogged about startup companies in the Marketing technology space, asking the same five basic questions for a founder or other executive to answer. This time is a little different. We’re talking to another interesting company, SocialToaster, and its Founder and CEO, Brian Razzaque (@razzaque). But not only as an interviewer… SocialToaster has a unique story in the Marketing Automation space. Its platform leverages the […]

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Lead Generation with Twitter

Lead Generation with Twitter

Yesterday’s eMarketer Daily newsletter featured an article about the use of Twitter by B2C companies and its relative success.  It was based on HubSpot‘s research finding that “Among business-to-consumer (B2C) small and medium-sized companies studied, more than one-half of those using Twitter generated double the median monthly leads of non-Twitter users. That result held across company size.” These findings are noteworthy and lead to more questions… From the chart below, […]

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Holiday Carol: O Little Town of Twitterville

Holiday Carol: O Little Town of Twitterville

Sung to the tune of the carol “O Little Town of Bethlehem.”  O little town of Twitterville, Thy Tweeps are far and wide, And with their sweet and endless tweets, The hashtags all go by. Yet though the Fail Whale cometh, When they want news the most, Thy conversations keep them warm, And happy coast to coast. When at their work or in their homes, Short text they […]

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Do Not Resuscitate Do Not Track, Part III

Do Not Resuscitate Do Not Track, Part III

What a difference a year and a little election make. In 2007, the Marketing Consigliere blogged in Do Not Resuscitate Do Not Track Part I and Part II about the importance of government steering clear of regulation of behavioral targeting. Late last week, the Federal Trade Commission issued a report entitled “Self-Regulatory Principles For Online Behavioral Advertising” advising the manner in which markete rs gather, store, collaborate and act upon data gathered from […]

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Oh, Behave!

Oh, Behave!

So much flap has been in the press regarding behavioral targeting and privacy.  Most of the flap has been on the B2C side of things – which is to be expected when you are dealing with naive, impulsive consumers.  Advertising is painted as the boogeyman in this situation and vast data mining conspiracies are hinted at by those that purportedly champion individuals and freedom. Should […]

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Non-Social Media – Still Youthful, Not Going Away

Non-Social Media – Still Youthful, Not Going Away

In the iMedia Connection article “Heralding the Death of Non-Social Media,” Doug Schumacher of Basement, Inc. has correctly pointed out that in an increasingly Network Centric Marketing world, “A high percentage of purchases are already preceded by online research.  And where there is online research, there are search results. Those search engine results pages often bring up links to a number of consumer review sites.“ Yes, there are empirical studies corraborating […]

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The 20-Year Road to Net-Centric Marketing, Part II

The 20-Year Road to Net-Centric Marketing, Part II

The 20-Year Road to Net-Centric Marketing brought amusement to many readers who remember the “gold rush” of the “dot-com” era.  And the Marketing Consigliere wants to make one more observation about those seemingly long ago days. In the early nineties there was an exciting book that created much buzz in the Marketing profession:  The One to One Future: Building Relationships One Customer At A Time by Don Peppers and Martha Rogers, Ph.D. […]

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A Virtual Underworld Connection

A Virtual Underworld Connection

This weekend The Marketing Consigliere spent some time checking out Moviestorm, a British firm with an application that allows you to make your own scripted virtual world videos.  It had been a while since he toyed on Second Life, which almost seems passe now (and besides, you can’t get good cannoli there); but this sounded too cool. He was really curious so downloaded the 25Mb installer and […]

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EmSense – Common Sense or Nonsense?

EmSense – Common Sense or Nonsense?

  This is a headset which is being developed by EmSense, a Monterey, California based company that is pioneering physiological neuro-scientific sensing for business decision making. Their patent-pending device has embedded sensors that combine EEG technology used to measure brain-wave activity and other biometrics like eye motion, breathing, cardio activity, body temperature in an individual viewer. Another company, Sands Research, also is helping firms conduct market research by measuring […]

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Hitting on Web Analytics

Hitting on Web Analytics

The Marketing Consigliere has come across several start-up companies in his path that plan on depending on advertising for their revenue model. Having been in publishing, he tries to give them ideas how to make that work for them. But they definitely should look at publishers closer – many of them are struggling. While one may argue that much of that struggle is due to […]

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