The Apple of My “I” (As in C4″I”SR)

The Apple of My “I” (As in C4″I”SR)

U.S. Patent Application #20070291710 by Apple Inc. basically is a device that can track where a customer makes purchases, and what was purchased. With this information, loyalty programs can be enhanced for regular customers who may buy certain categories of goods habitually. Orders could be placed on particular meals, such as a favorite pizza, and the customer could be notified when seating is ready or the pizza is […]

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Do Not Resuscitate Do Not Track, Part II

Do Not Resuscitate Do Not Track, Part II

Since my latest blog in The Marketing Consigliere Blog this week on proposed Behavioral Advertising regulation, the Federal Trade Commission has issued “Online Behavioral Advertising – Moving the Discussion Forward to Possible Self-Regulatory Principles,” a 7-page proposal of voluntary guidelines with which businesses can regulate themselves. After reading the document, I am satisfied that the FTC not responded in a knee-jerk reaction to the shrill, lone voices of those that do […]

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Do Not Resuscitate Do Not Track

Do Not Resuscitate Do Not Track

This is a topic I’ve needed some time to digest mentally before I stuck my proverbial virtual foot in my virtual mouth. I remember a few weeks ago reading about the FTC hearings on the “Do Not Track” requests coming from some consumer groups. Instantly I thought that the whole behavioral targeting engine would come to a screeching halt. My C4ISR Marketing common sense told me “that […]

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Green Friday and Monday

Green Friday and Monday

For the past couple days in the United States, some Internet activity was subdued because most businesses were closed and many people were preoccupied with the Thanksgiving holiday. The Marketing Consigliere says “some” because he meant the human traffic. If you think about it, the non-human traffic and computing did not rest one bit. Spiders continued to scan sites for search engine rankings; the work […]

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B2B Magazine is Preaching- Where’s the Choir?

B2B Magazine is Preaching- Where’s the Choir?

In his opinion column of this week’s BtoB Magazine, (if you’re in B2B you should be a subscriber – I can’t “live” without it!) Ellis Booker, the Editor, asks the question perfectly: “Media execs cling to print…too tightly?” He was referring to his observations at the recent American Business Media annual Top Management Meeting in Chicago.  The Marketing Consigliere wishes he had been a fly on the wall. But then again, he […]

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ad:tech Rocks New York

ad:tech Rocks New York

The three floors of ad:tech at the New York Hilton were buzzing this week. Compared to last April’s event in San Francisco, it was an older crowd, and it definitely was a crowd. Advertising agencies, affiliates, SEO gurus and the like. Following my proven time management routine, I avoided the booths of any company whose message in the ad-tech program was “we are a leading web analytics firm.” That way […]

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Why the Writers’ Strike Could Fail

Why the Writers’ Strike Could Fail

While we have a classic case of challenging those who control the “means of production,” there is something new that the Writers Guild of America should worry about. This is a test of Network-Centric Marketing – of the “wisdom of crowds,” of social networking, and of public relations and brand management. CSI is already on Second Life, inviting viewers to “act” in its virtual episode. While the basic script […]

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Intermezzo

Intermezzo

Hi! To those of you who have emailed The Marketing Consigliere wondering where he’s been, here’s the short story – He bought a new laptop and not all of his User IDs and Passwords made it with him. It took him a while to get everything configured and up to speed. Oh yeah, he has also fired his employer, contracted his services out, and is […]

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eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit

eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit

Last spring at ad:tech, The Marketing Consigliere had a limited amount of time to spend at the show so he opted to walk around and drill marketers and product managers at their exhibition booths rather than sit with the herd at the keynotes or breakout sessions. With a huge floor to cover, whom did he choose to visit first? In his hotel room the night before, […]

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The “Death of the Cold Call”

The “Death of the Cold Call”

David Thompson, CEO of Genius.com wrote a succinct article in this week’s DM News titled, “Technology’s sales upside: The death of the cold call.” He makes a great point that with new web tools, which he calls “Sales 2.0,” enable sales people to “reach out to the right people, at the right time, with the right message.” Sales 2.0 fits neatly into the concept of Network Centric Marketing, or […]

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