Marketing Day: Yelp Messaging, Amazon Smartphone Tomorrow & World Cup Newsjacking

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:

  • Yelp Gives Customers The Ability To Send Text Messages To Businesses Yelp, the review site created to enable people to talk about local businesses, is giving customers the ability to communicate with restaurants and shopkeepers more directly. Now customers will be able to send text messages to businesses within Yelp. The new feature, available for all businesses who have claimed their free business owner’s account, places […]
  • Twitter, Starcom MediaVest Group Research Shows That Twitter Is Helping TV Ad Campaigns Twitter wants to be the first choice for your second-screen. And today, it released research that backs up its aspirations. The study, a product of Twitter’s Social TV Lab partnership with media buying agency Starcom MediaVest Group, presents evidence that combining Twitter and TV results in strong gains in brand awareness, TV ad recall, engagement […]
  • Google’s Android Draws Fresh Antitrust Complaint In Europe Google must feel like it’s Groundhog Day. Another antitrust complaint has been filed against the company in Europe. This one is focused on Android and third-party app stores. There are also older complaints about Android before the European Commission (EC). According to an article in the Wall Street Journal the new complaint was filed by […]
  • Amazon Smartphone To Launch Tomorrow Through AT&T On the eve of Amazon’s anticipated release of its first smartphone, the company said that apps available through its app store had “tripled” to reach 240,000. By comparison the iTunes App Store has more than a million apps and Google Play has a comparable number. While the Amazon announcement would ordinarily be “headlines” it merits […]
  • Canal+ Turns Cannes-Winning Ad Into Interactive Web Experience Many of you may remember the French Canal+ ad from BETC Paris which won a Grand Prix Lion at Cannes in 2012. It featured a film director dressed as a bear with all the usual stereotypes one assumes directors embody. And it ended with a witty punchline — the bear is actually a talking bear […]
  • Tumblr Ads Can Now Run Across Yahoo Via Yahoo Gemini In a sign of how Yahoo’s new mobile search and native ad marketplace, Yahoo Gemini, is becoming integral to the company’s ad growth plans, Yahoo announced today that Yahoo Gemini will power the syndication of Tumblr Sponsored Posts across Yahoo content. For the first time, content from Tumblr Sponsored Posts will be seamlessly promoted across […]
  • 100+ Questions You Must Ask When Developing A Web Site As a long-time web marketer (since 1998 — that’s like 160 internet years!), I’m a bit of a stickler for things that impact my online marketing efforts. Aside from actual on-page optimization and linking efforts, there is nothing that impacts a site’s performance more than the development and design. In fact, a site with excellent […]
  • There’s No “I Didn’t Sign Up For This” In Digital Marketing We’ve all found ourselves in that familiar place — the one where we find ourselves remarking, “I didn’t sign up for this.” Whether in family situations, relationships and/or business/career scenario, we can often end up feeling duped by the old switcheroo. It feels like falling for the oldest trick in the book. You agreed to […]
  • Up Close @ SMX Advanced: Creating Blockbuster Content Over the years, it seems that practically every site out there that wanted to be serious about search engine optimization (SEO) had to develop a ton of content. However, that content was often stale; it was a quantity thing, not a quality thing. “One of these posts will eventually stick” has been the mindset. At […]
  • Newsjacking The #WorldCup: Pizza, Burgers … And ‘Your Lucky Panties’? The 2014 FIFA World Cup, which some predict will be the biggest social media sporting event of all time, had its U.S. kickoff today and it didn’t disappoint. An exciting game, with a dramatic 2-1 U.S. victory over Ghana, it generated more than 1.4 million tweets according to Twitter’s World Cup hub. So how did […]
  • TrustInAds.org Takes On Weight Loss Scam Ads, Offenders Still Spotted Lose weight without changing a thing! It’s a fantasy crafted and perpetuated by direct marketing minds in the weight loss and diet pill industry. It’s also a tactic used by online scammers to pedal bogus products that often have hidden recurring fees. Today, TrustInAds.org, an industry organization dedicated to “keeping people safe from bad online […]
  • Wikipedia Guards Against “Black Hat” Editors With Requirement To Disclose Paid Edits Last October, Wikipedia signaled that it was concerned about biased editing sneaking into its pages, specifically that people paid to edit Wikipedia entries were affecting the neutrality and reliability of the crowd-sourced encyclopedia. So the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia and its sister projects, started work on stronger rules to guard against […]

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