Why and how does Orbitz steer Mac users to upscale hotel rooms?

Orbitz the travel website is being criticized for segmenting the market between those who arrive at their website via Macs compared to PC's. The question is why and how does Orbitz do so? But first the marketing logic of "why" for this segmentation. The Mac user is distinctly different from the PC user in thatContinue reading “Why and how does Orbitz steer Mac users to upscale hotel rooms?”

Internet search is serious stuff:why Google Flight Search will be a great travel distributor

When you are searching on the Internet,for anything, you are in a serious mood. In advertising and psychology theory this is called the central route to persuasion part of the Elaboration Likelihood Model. You are thinking much more about whatever you are searching compared to watching an Ad on TV, which does'nt get you toContinue reading “Internet search is serious stuff:why Google Flight Search will be a great travel distributor”

Just stopping AT&T and the T-Mobile merger is not enough-US cell phone industry needs to change and become an engine of economic growth

The US cell phone needs to change and become an engine of economic growth. Merely stopping AT&T and the T-Mobile merger is not enough. The industry needs total overhaul and I am saying this from a recent visit to India where the cell phone is changing the economy as the motor car changed the economyContinue reading “Just stopping AT&T and the T-Mobile merger is not enough-US cell phone industry needs to change and become an engine of economic growth”

What do you know about Rakesh Kapoor of Reckitt Benckiser?

I am surprised at the the approach of Bloomberg who seem to somehow underestimate Rakesh Kapoor as a CEO succeeding Bart Becht at Reckitt Benckiser. Normally this blog stays with stuff in the public domain  out  of respect for privacy.  But I  guess CEO's  of major companies are public figures and this being a timeContinue reading “What do you know about Rakesh Kapoor of Reckitt Benckiser?”

“Privacy” and social media – SEC to track Facebook and Twitter

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Wikileaks is the third cusp in the information age- nothing is confidential and execution is the critical skill!

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Americans put security first: ignore “opt-out” protest to celebrate Thanksgiving

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Re-Targeting of Advertising on the Internet- Now Ads follow you around as Google AdWords joins the fray

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The Facebook Webshift: WikiLeaks and Shirely Sherrod

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Google,Scholar and B2B “Mirror mirror on the wall”

According to Pew Research 57% people have Googled themselves. On the CNN website an informal poll puts the number  at over 80%. This is the Snow white  “mirror mirror on the wall” effect in the digital age ! I was surprised that young people actually monitor their online reputations more closely than older people. TheContinue reading “Google,Scholar and B2B “Mirror mirror on the wall””