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In digital, we can’t make up our minds.

Although that’s not actually the case… I’ve been to many a mutually-beneficial meeting within which a bunch of like-minded digital aficionados have taken to agreeing relentlessly and mulling over the wonder of this massive medium.  To great effect.  But we do like to debate. 

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Online is now number one in the UK

Online commands respect : Another IAB Ad Spend report, another milestone for online – this time the big one

 

We released the IAB Ad Spend results today, with the record breaking news that not only has Ad Spend grown again – as it has every half year since we launched the survey in 1998 – but we have finally done what media pundits have been guessing and betting on for years.  That is we are now the largest medium in the UK, with 23.5% share of all media spend now being spent on online display, classifieds and search. We are larger than TV not by a fraction, but by £113.6 million. We are also now larger than press display by £369 million.

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The one where M&S advertise me clothes they already know I’m interested in

I’m getting used to behavioural advertising. It makes me amused when I’ve read an article about a Maserati to then be served an ad for one on another website (note to advertisers – interest does not equal income). But at the weekend something new happened. I was browsing the M&S website, looked at a couple of items and then put them in my shopping basket, then realised that payday was not for ages so shut down the website and carried on surfing the net when twenty minutes later on the news of the world site (I’m fascinated by Katie & Peter, please forgive me my bad taste) I was served an ad for M&S that showcased exactly the two pieces of clothing I had been looking at on their site. Clever, and kind of cool when you think about it. For a demo of how this works visit http://www.criteo.com/en/solutions/demo.

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Fatboy Slim pioneers best practice in online ad measurement

I read on Brand Republic that Fatboy Slim is using online advertising – rich media banners – as part of the launch for his new band, the Brighton Port Authority. The interesting thing about this is that he is only going to pay his agency on the number of times people rollover the ad – so no click through rates, no page views, no singles downloaded on iTunes metrics for Fatboy, just a standard web 2.0 functionality of banner rollovers.

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