Online Advertising Comparison – SMH.com.au/Fairfax

We have decided to create an ongoing series of posts on the choices available to marketers for online advertising. Over the last week we sent a set of questions to several different websites and online platforms, asking them a series of questions about the what, how and why of advertising with them.¬† We have chosen …

Beer Marketing = Slow Marketing – How Fosters Got it Wrong

Late last week Fosters signalled its brewery division was up for sale. After pursuing a mixed business model of wine and beer, brewing and marketing, they have decided to cut losses and focus on core business. Over the last few years beer consumption in Australia and worldwide has declined, and it is now at a …

Twitter Advertising – Now only on Twitter? – Twitter cuts the cord

With a claimed focus on “clarity and focus” Twitter have moved to effectively ban third party advertising on their network. Businesses such as Ad.Ly, who have been competing with Twitter for advertising dollars, will no longer be able to sell tweets through the network, or else be in contravention of the terms of service. It …

A Comparison of Social Advertising – Digg, Facebook, Reddit

We have updated this post to include more social media advertising here. Advertising¬† is becoming the key way for social networks/aggregators to make money. The lure for advertisers is, they can target genuinely interested customers by placing the ads in relevant sections. As social networks and media mature, their audience size is beginning to exceed …