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84% of the Global Online Population Watch Video
Rapid growth in video consumption has created new opportunities for marketers to reach their target audiences.  The new infographic from IDG provides a quick snapshot of the market and highlights five key areas.

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What’s In a Name?

by Jeremy Rueb, VP Program Development IDG Strategic Marketing Services

Names are powerful entities. Whether we are talking about people (Windsor, Beckham, Obama), places (White House, Geneva, North Pole), or things (dog, gun, internet), names conjure up powerful images in our minds. Sometimes names generate extremely positive or negative responses–Mother Theresa vs Joseph Stalin. Sometimes our response to a name differs depending on our point of view—Barrack Obama, Andy Warhol, Silvio Berlusconi. Even in our technology corner of the universe, most of us have deep emotive and cognitive ties to names like Google, Microsoft, IDG. But why does this matter to us as media and marketing professionals?

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2012: A Year of Momentum

by Bob Carrigan - CEO, IDG Communications Worldwide

I see 2012 as a year of momentum for trends that came into focus during 2011. First, the digital/interactive industry remains the fastest growing media segment. Analysts expect that trend to continue this year. In the United States alone, the Interactive Advertising Bureau reported that online advertising grew to almost $23 billion (US) through the first nine months of 2011 (that’s 23% higher than the same period in 2010).

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The Networked Media in the Fragmented World

by Ekapat Chareonlarp - Vice President, IDG TechNetwork

Traditional media has been disrupted. Advertisers are faced with more options than ever to connect with their desirable audiences. Still the vast majority of online advertising spend is focused on large websites with the largest pool of audiences like Yahoo! or Facebook, along with premium publishers such as The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

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IDG Event Solutions: Building Trust

by Briony Rowe - Events Director, IDG Global Solutions 

IDG Global Solutions Events Director, Briony Rowe, explains why events can be an essential part of any media plan, and how event programs can be fully customised across all IDG local markets.

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The Mobile Promise

by Matthew Yorke - President, IDG Global Solutions

Put aside all the fear regarding euro zone financial crisis, Greek defaults or on the other end of the hyperbole scale the frenzied excitement at any leak of facebook or twitter growth rates and valuations. Somewhere in the middle of the two extremes is a trend that has been well reported, sometimes with over enthusiastic excitement and sometimes with curmudgeons sense of cynicism….the long awaited delivery of the mobile promised land!

 

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Digital advertising hits $43B, passing broadcast TV for the first time ever

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This past year, digital advertising online and via mobile crossed the $40 billion mark for the first time ever, according to the Internet Advertising Bureau. Since 2004, the average growth rate has been 18 percent. And this year, digital ad revenues surpassed broadcast television for the first time.

Not shockingly, mobile is leading the charge.

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Millennials Trust User-Generated Content 50% More Than Other Media

Mashable

It seems as if millennials have avoided traditional media ever since they learned how to read.

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New Expectations for CMOs

IDG Connect 0811 New Expectations for CMOs

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The beginner’s guide to measuring social media ROI

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For a marketer, return on investment defines a campaign’s success, and many executives demand hard numbers.

According to a study of marketing expertsperformed by Domo, however, three out of four marketing experts can’t measure social media ROI.

 

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