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Archive for January, 2012

TV is not dead: it is alive and kicking

Friday, January 27th, 2012 by Guest blogger

Hamish Pringle, strategic advisor, 23red and co-author of Spending advertising money in the digital age:

In 2006 the Wall Street Journal asked: “As 30-Second Spot Fades, What Will Advertisers Do Next?”  And a year later CNN/Money reported: “The death of the 30-second TV commercial: Devices like the new Apple TV box and digital video recorders from TiVo, Motorola and Cisco could help bring an end to the traditional TV ad.” (more…)

Don’t miss out on the dot brand revolution…

Friday, January 6th, 2012 by Guest blogger

Roland LaPlante, chief marketing officer, Afilias:

Soon we’ll be witness to a “dot Brand” new revolution on the Internet. Dot Brand represents a historic change where any organisation can acquire and manage its own top-level domain (TLD). Essentially this means that companies who choose to opt for a dot Brand will see their brand’s name featured on the right side of the “dot” in web addresses for the first time: think “sale.tesco” rather than “tesco.com/sale”.

The introduction of dot Brand is good news for companies aspiring to expand their global footprint. It gives businesses the chance to enhance their brand presence and customer loyalty online, while maintaining brand security – particularly relevant in a tough economic climate. (more…)