Today, there are at least five different versions of Android on the market. Many of them are highly customized to allow for new features and device differentiation, but that same customization also makes it harder for vendors to update them to the latest versions.

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UPDATE: Nearly two in five CMOs say their biggest challenge is “integrating and tracking multiple channels,” according to a recent survey by Aprimo and Argyle Executive Forum. In light of that finding, I thought I’d reprise a column that I wrote last year and use it to discuss correlating relative ROI (define) across channels like TV, print, radio, and online banner ads.

Lift in search volume for particular terms – like non-generic brand names – is useful because it indicates that the target customers not only saw the ads, but also remembered them and then took action. It is a better metric than those that only estimate whether ads were even seen or heard – i.e., reach and frequency-based metrics. This even works well for online banner or branding campaigns because it is not the click-through from those ads that we are concerned with, it is the lift in search volume that indicates interest and intent. The habit of search by modern users is now commonplace; as they all go online to look for additional information before making a purchase decision, we now have a universally applicable metric to correlate the effectiveness (and thus the relative ROI) of advertising across channels.

What about absolute ROI? We’ve got that covered too. Beyond lift in search volume, with proper analytics on online destinations, advertisers can track where customers came from, calculate how many took desirable actions like completing a purchase or printing a coupon (for items purchased offline). With these metrics, advertisers can correlate with other known data such as conversion rates of coupons, etc., to derive real-world ROI, scientifically. Obviously there are nuances and caveats, but if applied carefully these methods can help CMOs overcome what keeps them up at night.

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Though the media feeds consumers a constant stream of minutiae about celebrities’ private lives, and celebs who Tweet seem to have legions of avid followers, a new study of LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/users by AdWeekMedia http://www.adweek.com/ finds that most US consumers say they are not at all swayed by celebrity endorsements of products.

When respondents in the survey were asked whether the presence of a celebrity in an ad makes them more likely, less likely or neither more or less likely to buy the product, nearly 8 in 10 (78%) said it doesn’t sway them one way or the other. In fact, only 8% said the presence of a celebrity spokesperson makes them more likely to buy a product. This compares with a significant 12% who actually say it makes them less likely to buy a product.

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Additional findings by demographic group:

- Older respondents are especially likely to reject celebrities as spokespeople. Nearly one-quarter (24%) of those ages 55+ say seeing a celeb in an ad makes them less likely to buy a product, vs. just 4% saying it makes them more likely to buy. – Men (15%) are slightly more likely than women (11) to say a celeb deters them from buying a product. – 20% of business owners vs. 11% of people with jobs in the “management” category say the presence celebrities in ads make them less likely to buy.

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– while 19% of survey participants in “creative” roles said a celeb in an ad makes them less likely to buy. This compares with 8% saying it makes them more likely.

A recent survey by Harris Interactive found that Americans do not consider the occupations of actor, entertainer and athlete to have a great deal of prestige.

*About the survey:* The survey was conducted online in July among a sample of 4,778 LinkedIn users.

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Novo Nordisk, Spokesman Pay Extra Care to Regulatory Issues

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Scrutiny of direct-to-consumer advertising from the Food and Drug Administration may be heightening, but that has not deterred one pharmaceutical company from trying something new for the industry: a branded Twitter page.

FULL ARTICLE http://e.ccialerts.com/a/hBKXG$9AHJQfmAUDSLFASbv4uD0/clck63

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General Mills No Longer Needs Huge Budgets to Talk to Specific Segments

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CHICAGO (AdAge.com) — The package-goods model has always been a no-brainer: Create a mass-appeal product; distribute it nationally; stoke demand with big-budget, shotgun-style advertising to spray the widest possible market; and hope sales hit the magical $100 million first-year benchmark. But that traditional model is evolving at major marketers such as General Mills.

FULL ARTICLE http://e.ccialerts.com/a/hBKWx56AHJQfmAUDSLFASbv4ulI/clck15

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Non GMO ProjectWhole Foods Market has committed its private-label products to the Non-GMO Project’s third-party system for verifying that food does not contain genetically modified organisms (GMO).

The Non-GMO Project is a nonprofit collaboration of North American organic and natural product manufacturers, retailers, processors, distributors, farmers and seed breeders, plus consumers. Its stated missions are to enable consumers to make informed choices and help ensure the sustained availability of non-GMO food options.

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Branding is still a useful activity? Reach and frequency is still 

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Getting Back to Basics – Why Web Advertising Needs Traditional Media Metrics. posted Mon, Jul 06 2009. by Young Bean Song MSFT. Trying to build a brand marketing campaign without traditional target reach and Gross Rating Points (GRP) estimates is like trying to diet without the concept of calories. The analogy of dieting and advertising works on many levels.…. Favorite Sites. Marketing Science – Digital Strategy, Digital Audit Services, Consulting
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Viral videos are cool and all, but most of them don’t drive sales 

6 Jul 2009 by acfou
Source: http://adage.com/digital/article?article_id=135717. Last Week, Brand, Campaign, Agency, Current Week Views*, % Change in Views**  Favorite Sites. Marketing Science –Digital Strategy, Digital Audit Services, Consulting. Meta 
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Widget, gadget, app – what’s the difference?

4 Jul 2009 by acfou
no difference. they are all small “windows” in on specific information that users want — eg sports scores, news feeds, local weather, etc. – that users install on pages that they own or control. The difference is what the makers choose 
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What is Web 3.0? Characteristics of Web 3.0 | go-Digital Blog on 

23 Jun 2009 by acfou
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The Ads Won Awards for Crispin; But Did Nothing for Client 

22 Jun 2009 by acfou
CHICAGO (AdAge.com) — For all of Burger King’s marketing triumphs with its ad agency, Crispin Porter & Bogusky, it has lost — and continues to lose — ground to its largest and most significant rival, McDonald’s. 5-bksamestore-062209. Source : http://adage.com/article?article_id=137472 · Bookmark and Share. Monday, June 22nd, 2009 Uncategorized Favorite Sites. Marketing Science – Digital Strategy, Digital Audit Services, Consulting 
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Merovingian Knot (video)

29 Jun 2009 by acfou
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Notes from the Field: Made Up Words; Digital Jargonisms

27 Jun 2009 by admin
web potato – the new couch potato. digital natives – the kids who dont know what newspapers are or what linear TV is. professional malpractice – preaching about digital when you’ve never tweeted or facebooked.
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making claims and alienating people

19 Jun 2009 by acfou
claims like this are not likely going to get me (or any other user) to switch to IE.
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Notes from the front lines: Facebook advertising metrics and 

29 May 2009 by acfou
Dr. Fou is Group Chief Digital Officer at Healthcare Consultancy Group a group of agencies within the Omnicom family specializing in pharma and healthcare. He helps clients developdigital marketing programs or improve the efficiency 
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source: http://adage.com/digital/article?article_id=137694

Who’s Not Sick of Sexualized Sandwiches? Viral-Video Viewers

What People Watched the Week of June 22, 2009

by Abbey Klaassen

Published: July 02, 2009

NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — While Ad Age’s Ken Wheaton lamented the multitude of sex-fueled fast-food campaigns last week, apparently the broader viral-video-watching audience is not sick of the schtick. Carl’s Jr. snuck onto the Viral Video Chart this week in the No. 10 spot with its video of “The Hills” star Audrina Patridge eating a Teriyaki burger in a gold lame bikini. Carl’s Jr. is still on the chart (for the fourth week in a row) for a different campaign: Its “How to Eat a Portobello Mushroom Burger” video, which enlisted a number of YouTube stars, is in the No. 6 spot.

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TV’s a More Effective Ad Medium Than Web

July 2, 2009

- Anthony Crupi

NEW YORK A new research report designed to assess viewer engagement as it relates to various media platforms suggests that television presents a more effective commercial environment than the Internet or mobile devices.

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