Why are impressions free in Google AdWords advertising?

Contrast the PPC model to all other traditional advertising  models like TV,Radio,Newspaper, Billboard or even Direct Mail. You pay for impressions (or potential views called Cost per Mille РCPM ) without really knowing if your prospect actually saw your ad.

Why are TV ads encouraging you to research online?

In the last few days TV ads have been airing  that encourage you to research on-line. Finally TV advertisers are acknowledging that in many product categories, customers are unlikely to move without on-line research. So which are these path breaking TV Ads that have come out openly – encouraging research by consumers? The first adContinue reading “Why are TV ads encouraging you to research online?”

What Advertising Media should you use? Media by ELM Appeal

The ELM (Elaboration Likelihood Model) is a popular way of looking at how customers are persuaded by type of appeal. The ELM appeals are a great way of looking at how you might want to make your advertising media choices. But first a quick re-cap of the ELM persuasion model. The ELM of persuasion byContinue reading “What Advertising Media should you use? Media by ELM Appeal”

Why did Grand Theft Auto V Video Game sell over $1Billion in 3 days?

The runaway success of Grand Theft Auto  V (GTA-V) as the biggest ever entertainment product begs the question why ? An earlier post on Entertainment:video game industry three times music and double movie industry, had proved popular, but the potential role of video games in promoting violence had reduced the enthusiasm of this blog fromContinue reading “Why did Grand Theft Auto V Video Game sell over $1Billion in 3 days?”

Ten takeaways from 2013 Yale Consumer Insights Conference

The 2013 Yale Consumer Insights Conference  over the weekend challenged thought boundaries for marketing and big data in quite an overwhelming way. Alternating between leading marketing practitioners and leading marketing academics- 25 speakers delivered their message in 20 minutes followed by 5 minutes of questions and answers. Since the format of the conference was in one roomContinue reading “Ten takeaways from 2013 Yale Consumer Insights Conference”

Super Bowl Advertising for brand awareness and Search Advertising for conversion

Just as the 2013 Super Bowl gets underway Digiday has the intriguing possibilities of spending the $4 million for a 30 second Super Bowl spot  on different types of display advertising. An interesting possibility is to plaster YouTube with a banner for 8 days ( each day estimated at $ 0.5 Million X 8= $Continue reading “Super Bowl Advertising for brand awareness and Search Advertising for conversion”

Twinkies consumer interest zooms:Hostess Brands and Bakery Union ready for mediation

//www.google.com/trends/embed.js?hl=en-US&q=Twinkies&content=1&cid=TIMESERIES_GRAPH_0&export=5&w=500&h=330 Just looking at this graph for Twinkies from Google search trends, would make any marketer envious and ask- why not my brand? The 82 year old bakery company Hostess Brands had filed for bankruptcy and with failure of negotiations with the Union had decided to close and sell its assets and brands including WonderContinue reading “Twinkies consumer interest zooms:Hostess Brands and Bakery Union ready for mediation”

Perfecting your “ground game” in marketing- learning from US Elections

As the US Presidential elections arrive tomorrow (finally) political pundits are unwilling to say which candidate will win as the polls of likely voters are so close. Nevertheless, it does seem that both Democrats and Republicans are going all out tomorrow for what is called the "ground game" or "get out the vote" effort. WhateverContinue reading “Perfecting your “ground game” in marketing- learning from US Elections”

Google to reduce organic search rankings for copyright violators:understanding traditional and Google AdWords revenue models

Organic search on Google is just great and that is the reason the search engine is so popular. According to a blog post by Amit Singhal SVP Engineering at Google  there are 200 criteria that the Google ranking algorithm considers before ranking a particular website against a query. The copyright violator websites will be rankedContinue reading “Google to reduce organic search rankings for copyright violators:understanding traditional and Google AdWords revenue models”

Understanding the Supply Chain in the knowledge age of search and social media

Thinking of the supply chain in a manufacturing setting is easy but understanding the supply chain in the knowledge economy of search and social media is more difficult. For example, if you make cars, you need to either make or buy its components. The sourcing of tires by an auto manufacturer is the classic B2BContinue reading “Understanding the Supply Chain in the knowledge age of search and social media”