There’s a saying. There’s even a book. “All News is Local.” This past October I was invited to participate in The Future of Advertising and Publishing conference held at the Harvard Innovation Lab. The event was co-sponsored by the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, the Digital Initiative at Harvard Business School, and the Shorenstein Center on Media,… Continue reading What Happened to Local Publishers?
In 2007 Google feared for its future as the digital ad leader. There were two huge technology holes in their advertising business strategy that could be exploited by others. These were real threats. One was the browser. The browser controls the DOM (Document Object Model) which controls the delivery and experience of content on a… Continue reading The Threat to Google Advertising Dominance is Back – With Teeth
Snap announced revenues yesterday and the stock got hammered. The miss was about 15% off projected but the company still did half the revenue it did all last year in one quarter. Pretty solid. What matters is not what Snap did last quarter but the overall potential of Snap as a company that sells media.… Continue reading Snap Revenues in Perspective. And What it Means.
I thought some of you might be interested in an article I recently authored for iMedia – What widgets can do for landing pages. It pretty much sums up the most exciting work we’re doing and the future of the landing page as a product (application). Also, Rand Fishkin interviewed me over on SEOmoz about… Continue reading Widgets, Landing Pages and Feed Stats
There is no more precise behavioral targeting technique than delivering relevant content by targeting the search query. The search query itself is indisputably the closest we can come as marketers to gaining insight into the goals, motivations and stage of users. This enables us to deliver the right messages, content and images that are relevant.… Continue reading Search Behavior Targeting: Determining Targeted Content Viability and Messaging on Landing Pages
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds – Ralph Waldo Emerson I’m not sure how many self-reliant marketers there were in Marketing 1.0. These marketers of consistency probably sat around a big conference table making fun of Emerson’s middle name. Countless billions they spent building campaigns around consistent messaging. Now, they are dinosaurs.… Continue reading Emerson: The First 2.0 Marketer