Marketing Day: May 21, 2013

Here’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:

  • Nutella Gives In, Allows Fan To Continue With “World Nutella Day” That was fast. After consumers protested against Nutella coming down on a fan-based “World Nutella Day” event, Ferrero — the maker of the popular hazelnut-spread — has resolved the issue, expressing “gratitude” and saying its cease-and-desist letter was caused by some “misuse” of the Nutella brand on the fan page. Nutella sent us a copy [...]
  • How To Organize Your Informational Content: A Case Study Last month, I wrote about informational content and how the majority of searches on the Web are informational rather than navigational or transactional. This time, I’d like to explore the different types of informational content that you can use, and some ways you can incorporate it into your website. I came under fire last week [...]
  • Apple Remains Most Valuable Brand, While Facebook Falls & Yahoo Returns To Top 100 [Brandz] Apple is once again listed as the most valuable brand on earth, while Google inched closer to the top spot and Microsoft fell out of the top five in the 2013 Brandz Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands. This is the eighth year that Brandz has compiled its list, which comes from research involving two [...]
  • Nutella Tells Fan To Stop Promoting It, Social Media Backlash Ensues In 2007, Sara Rosso, an American blogger living in Italy, created World Nutella Day to showcase her enthusiasm for Italy’s hazelnut-based spread, Nutella. Seven years on, someone at Nutella’s corporate parent, confectioner Ferrero SpA, decided they were not happy with this fan-led product promotion, prompting a social media backlash against the company. NOTE: See Nutella Gives In, Allows [...]
  • Transformative Analytics — Envisioning The Next Generation Of Social Media Marketing Tools I have a couple of cool tools in my kitchen: The Aero Press and the Vitamix. I love them both. The Aero Press is a convenient way to make a great cup of morning coffee. It helps me accomplish a habitual practice I engage in each day. But, the Vitamix (a high speed blender) has [...]
  • Google Sunsets Google Checkout To Put Focus On Google Wallet Google is putting Google Checkout out to pasture and placing its payment processing future solely on Google Wallet. The company has announced it will retire Google Checkout in six months. The news comes a week after Google announced several new features for the Google Wallet platform. The new Instant Buy Android API is designed to make [...]
  • The Shortcomings We Settle For In our business — media, marketing, publishing, ad tech or whichever combination with which you self-identify — on our most effusive days, we marvel at our own progress. It’s a point of pride to have participated in the evolution, regardless of when you dipped in your toe and joined it: 80s, 90s, later or even [...]
  • Behind Flickr’s New Pricing: Yahoo Really Wants To Show More Ads It looks like there’s something more to today’s series of Flickr announcements than just bigger images, more storage and a shiny, new design: Yahoo really wants to show more ads. As you probably heard, Flickr has upped its base storage for all users to an astonishing one terabyte of data. And that’s free. No charge. [...]
  • New Flickr Debut Puts Photos First, Free Terabyte Of Space For Each User Yahoo followed up its acquisition of Tumblr today with a relaunch of a “better, brighter Flickr” at a press conference in New York City. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said she challenged the Flickr team to “make Flickr awesome again.” The new Flickr puts photos first. Acknowledging that Flickr had become a mishmash of small thumbnails, links and [...]

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