Friday, April 29, 2011

Top Ten Articles from for April 29th 2011

Facebook Launches Deals With Three Twists (Silicon Valley Business Journal)
The biggest difference between Facebook Deals and the daily deal leaders is that the Palo Alto company hopes to leverage the 600 million "friends" who use its social network.
Mobile Needs To Play A Role Throughout The Shopper Journey: Ogilvy (Mobile Commerce Daily)
Marketers can elevate mobile shopper marketing from a price-driven channel to a tool for activating shoppers and building long-term loyalty by understanding unmet shopper needs, according to a new study from OgilvyOne and OgilvyAction.
How Engaged Is Traffic From Social Sites? (eMarketer)
According to data from Outbrain, just over 10% of external referrals are from social media sites, compared with approximately 41% from search and nearly a third from other content sites.
Leads Via LinkedIn Groups Most Likely To Convert (MarketingProfs)
LinkedIn ads also drive conversion: 21.0% of Web site visitors arriving via LinkedIn ads complete form-fills, according to a report by LeadPerformix.
Nielsen Numbers Show Smartphone Market Tilting Android's Way (All Things D)
As of March 2011, 37 percent of smartphone users own an Android device, said Nielsen--significantly more than the 27 percent who own an iPhone and the 22 percent who own a BlackBerry.
Click-Through Metrics Come Under Fire (MediaPost)
Indeed, 99% of stable cookies examined by ad network and technology provider Collective show no evidence of clicks.
Tweet This: Agencies Get 28% Of Revenue From Digital (
Six in 10 digital dollars--or $5.1 billion--last year went to digital-specialty agencies such as Publicis Groupe's Digitas and Sapient Corp.'s SapientNitro.
User Files $1.00 Lawsuit Against Facebook (Social Times)
The first time David Fagin saw he was being blocked from sending friend requests on Facebook, as well as being labeled a spammer, he didn't think much of it.
New EA Exec Dave Madden Sees 'Buckets of Money' In Cross-Platform Game Advertising(
EA is already working on a new system that will allow advertisers to dynamically place brands or messaging across platforms and get measurable results that can be compared to traditional television or Internet advertising buys.
Bounce Tries Building Buzz For Fabric Softener On Facebook (Mashable)
This weekend, the Procter & Gamble brand will ask consumers to send in their ideas for new ways to use Bounce. The top ideas will be featured in a new video on the brand's Facebook Page, though Bounce's home page already lists several.

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