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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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The 5 mistakes marketers make that prevent them from becoming leaders

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The job of turning that aspiration into a reality is fraught with obstacles – some self-imposed and others dictated upon marketers by their organisations. Business leaders speaking at The Marketing Academy’s inaugural “Inspire” event in London this week outlined the five challenges and how they can be overcome in order for marketers to get to the top of their careers.

Mistake #1: marketers are underselling marketing

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Publishers diverge on programmatic

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UK publishers are taking widely differing approaches to programmatic advertising, as evidenced by the pronouncements from two different sources this week.

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“The tablet magazine has been flawed from the start”

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Magazine publishers have a tablet problem. According to one designer, they always have. Four years after Apple introduced the iPad, tablet apps are stagnating. A combination of design, pricing and discovery issues has made tablet magazines a hard sell, both for publishers and the digital readers they’re trying to reach.

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Publishers: Ditch your apps; focus on mobile Web

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Publishers know they must grapple with media consumption shifting to mobile devices, but merely having a mobile focus is not enough. Consider this: While time spent on mobile devices increased by 24 percent from June 2013 to June 2014, app usage grew at a greater rate (52 percent) than mobile Web consumption (17 percent).

 

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