Marketing Day: January 27, 2014

mday240pxHere’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.

From Marketing Land:

  • Look Out @Oreo, @Arbys Left You In The Dust With A Tweet About @Pharrell’s #Grammys Hat Move over, Oreo. You earned kudos last year for your quick thinking funny tweet when the Super Bowl blackout happened. But there’s a new kid in town, Arby’s, showing that roast beef can newsjack a live event as well as the sweet stuff. Last night, in response to unusual hat worn by singer Pharrell Williams, Arby’s spotted […]
  • Apple Sees Record $57.6 Billion Revs, 51M iPhone Sales Apple announced revenues and earnings that beat consensus earnings estimates though some will regard it as a “mixed” quarter. Revenues were $57.6 billion — a new record. The iPad sold better than expected, with 26 million units vs. an analyst estimate of roughly 24 or 25 million. However the iPhone missed aggressive projections of 57 million units, […]
  • Pinterest Officially Rolling Out That “Explore Interests” Page Pinterest has now confirmed and announced the “Explore Interests” category that we wrote about last week when the test was first seen. The new category is rolling out today on the desktop, and it’ll be available on mobile soon. The new page is similar to Pinterest’s existing category structure in that it shows pins organized […]
  • Infographic: Do-It-Yourself Tactics For Small Business Marketing Run a small business? Chances are, you’re not just the boss. You’re also the chief marketing officer. It’s tough being both the CEO and CMO, but you’re not alone. How are you planning to spend your limited time on digital marketing? If you’re like your peers, on email marketing, hoping for word-of-mouth and social media. […]
  • Samsung, Surface Tablets Gain Traffic But iPad Still 78 Percent Following its immediate post-Xmas tablet traffic report, ad network Chitika has released new data showing the relative positions of the various tablet makers in North America. The iPad has lost roughly three points since a year ago, but it remains dominant. Samsung tablets and Microsoft Surface appear to be the “big gainers” on the list vs. a […]
  • Meet Peter Shankman, Guest Commentator For Marketing Land’s 2014 #HashtagBowl All right, so many of you may already ‘know’ Peter Shankman, as active as he is on various social networks. You may also recognize him as a published author, entrepreneur and public speaker who is not shy about sharing his views on branding, improving customer service, social media, PR, marketing and advertising. Peter Shankman is best known […]
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  • Samsung And Google Sign Patent Deal, Will It Help End The Madness? According to a statement yesterday, Samsung and Google have “furthered their long-term cooperative partnership with a global patent cross-license agreement covering a broad range of technologies and business areas.” The agreement covers existing patents and those filed over the course of the next decade. It’s being hailed by some as a breakthrough. However that remains to be seen. Unless or until […]
  • Online Display Ad Spending Up 32 Percent In 2013, Still Just 4.5 Percent Of $243 Billion Market [Nielsen] Nielsen’s latest quarterly look at the global advertising market is out, and the report shows internet display advertising grew by more than 32 percent in the first three quarters of 2013. That makes online display advertising the fastest growing advertising media. That said, it remains the smallest with just 4.5 percent market share. TV advertising […]
  • Why And How Brands Must Go Omni-Channel in 2014 You visit your favorite retailer’s website. Upon your arrival, the site drops cookies on your browser. Next thing you know, you’re seeing a television ad promoting deals available via the retailer’s mobile app. And before you know it, you are accessing information on your mobile device and then visiting the brick-and-mortar store. As you browse […]
  • The Third Team: 1/4 Watch Super Bowl For Ads; 81% See Them As Entertainment The National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights released survey (PDF) data mostly focused on anticipated consumer spending on Super Bowl parties and related areas (i.e., new TVs, furniture). The survey also asked about interest in the commercials, which turn out to be a “third team” that people are tuning in for. The Third Team Unlike […]
  • How To Create Case Studies To Improve Your Social Media At the time, it was the largest potential business contract of my life — my budding marketing agency had the opportunity to provide services to one of the most significant cultural institutions in the world. The inevitable question was posed: “Can you provide us with some case studies?” My reply: “I’ll get back to you.” […]
  • Report: Majority Of Car Buyers Showrooming On Dealer Lots Showrooming has come to the automotive industry. Would-be car buyers have long used the PC internet for research during the purchase process; however a new study says that retail-style showrooming is now happening on car dealer lots. The data were collected in October and November 2013. According to a new study commissioned by Cars.com and conducted […]
  • Old Spice Guy Saves Men From Buying Ridiculous Products In Body Spray “Internetervention” Campaign The Old Spice guy is back and this time he’s offering “Interneterventions” to keep men from making bad mistakes, like buying push-up muscle shirts or protein powered cologne. The Old Spice “Stage Your Own Internetervention” campaign, promoting Old Spice body spray, involves nine different fake offers each promoting a non-existent product. The product offers come […]
  • Report: Facebook & StumbleUpon Saw Nearly 50% Increase In Referral Share Of Visits The StumbleUpon and Facebook talk of late hasn’t been chipper. Until Today. Shareaholic, a discovery and sharing platform that helps sites promote content, has released its Q4 Social Media Traffic Report. The last report saw a monumental gain from Facebook traffic in Q3 2013, this report is not much different. Additionally, a friendly (yet surprising) […]

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