OMMA Awards – Oh My!

OMMA Awards – Oh My!

The Marketing Consigliere would like to congratulate the following agencies and their clients for making OMMA‘s finalist list in the category of E-Mail Campaign for 2008: Moxie Interactive, for Verizon Wireless Smith Harmon Inc. for REI Tribal DDB for Pepsi-Cola All of these accounts bring the art of email to a new level and makes up for a lot of the negativity from spam.  While he was not an email delivery […]

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Cooper Pooped on RFID?

Cooper Pooped on RFID?

About a year and a half ago, Mini Cooper instituted an interesting promotional campaign using RFID technology.  Cooper owners were given RFID-enabled key fobs which interacted with special billboards in EZPass regions.   When the driver approached the billboard in his or her Mini, a talking car would appear, along with the person’s name who registered the key fob. So now the question must be asked, why isn’t there more marketing like this?  Did […]

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Downturns, Data, and a Dare

Downturns, Data, and a Dare

Last week in the February 18, 2008 issue of Advertising Age,the headline article by Bradley Johnson was entitled “Media Work Force Sinks to 15-Year Low.” So jobs were bad in the last recession of the early 1990s and they’re bad again. OK…   The article’s graph clearly shows media jobs peaking during the dotcom bubble, rapidly shrinking, but finally leveling off for the past few years and […]

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Superbowl Ads and Branding – What’s Under the Hood?

Superbowl Ads and Branding – What’s Under the Hood?

Last year, Super Bowl XLI was interesting in that the Doritos commercial was made from user-generated content and this year for Super Bowl XLII they promoted their brand with user-generated music. Regarding advertising, there were the “usual suspects” who provided acceptable, entertaining commercials that were spoken about at the water cooler the following week; but from a social networking or technological view this Super Bowl was a bit of […]

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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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Is The Proof In The Pudding Media?

Is The Proof In The Pudding Media?

With Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and a headsets or microphone, users will be able to place free calls to U.S. and Canadian phone numbers over their computers – the catch?- Pudding Media’s voice recognition powered ad serving system will deliver ads during the conversation on their computer screen. Similar analytics are already in use with textual data; Google’s Gmail delivers advertisements upon analyzing text in the […]

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Monster Media’s Giant Sensor Sensation

Monster Media’s Giant Sensor Sensation

Sensor technology is paving the way for innovative advertising. Travelers passing through Houston, Orlando and Miami’ s main airports will now be able to activate ads simply by walking near a wall. On these walls are oversized ads that will roll, courtesy of JCDeacaux North America, the agency, Orbitz, the advertiser, and Monster Media, the technology provider of the “MonsterVision” advertising system. MonsterVision was unleashed earlier this year […]

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