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Facebook and Nielsen in Data Collection Partnership

Robert Faturechi, Meg James (Chicago Tribune) Facebook will embark on a deal with Nielsen to share age and gender information on Facebook users who watch a TV show on a wireless device bringing the

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Jan. 29 2006

Q&A with Pepper Miller and Herb Kemp: African-Americans Challenge Advertisers to Speak to Them Year Around

According to Pepper Miller and Herb Kemp, the authors of “What’s Black About It?”, “Civil rights activists and educators are becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the commercial exploitation of the month, originally intended to honor the history of black achievement in America. African-Americans are becoming more aware of the ulterior motives of some of the promotions that center on Black History Month.”



Jan. 26 2006

Six Tips for Maximizing Your Hispanic Marketing Investment 1

Wake up and smell the café: There are 41.3 million U.S. Hispanics, and if you’re not trying to reach them, you’re missing out on a huge market segment.



Jan. 23 2006

Bridging the Global Gap

Many phenomena can drive companies to develop global or country/regionally localized Websites. Your CEO reads an article about huge opportunities in China and adds “going global” to his list of top three goals for 2006. A rival firm creates German and Spanish commerce sites to sell its wares. National regulations mandate that you localize your products or lose the right to sell in Europe.



Jan. 14 2006

Ten Commandments for Marketing to Youth

Greg Livingston, Tim Coffey, and Dave Siegel are the authors of “Marketing to the New Super Consumer: Mom & Kid.” Here are some observations from the authors’ countless hours of work on and review of kid commercials. They call it the “Ten Commandments for Effective Ads for Kids.”



Jan. 07 2006

Fallout from Ford’s Gay Media Flip-flopping Continues

A recent nationwide online survey conducted by has found that despite Ford Motor Co.’s recent reversal in its marketing stance toward the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender (GLBT) community, the damage has been done.



Dec. 19 2005

The Art of Ageless Marketing

Given the composition of our population, there is no need to choose between the youth market and the older consumer. In fact, to be successful you have to have them both–and you can, by focusing less on the differences between old and young, and more on the similar benefits both groups expect from your product. This is the first and most difficult step toward mastering the art of ageless marketing.



Oct. 01 2005

Benefits of Supporting Gay Employees

Companies that support their gay and lesbian employees with health benefits comparable to those of their straight workers may reap greater brand loyalty, a new survey indicates.



Sep. 25 2005

Metrics for Marketing to Luxury Buyers

The rich really are different from the mass market–and companies had better treat them that way. That’s what Milton Pedraza, CEO of the New York-based Luxury Institute, says in introducing a set of metrics designed to measure how high-end customers feel about their experiences with the Louis Vuittons and Neiman-Marcuses of the world.



Jul. 14 2005

Generation Y is Goes Shopping

Generation Y, those folks born between 1981 and 2001, have long had a unique identity as purchase influencers for high-ticket items, such as vehicles and vacations. Now the group is coming into its own as a spending force.



Apr. 09 2005

Direct Mail, DRTV Most Effective in Reaching Hispanics

Direct mail was the most popular channel used by Hispanics that made direct response purchases, followed by DRTV and online marketing. Telemarketing trailed a distant fourth, according to a new study from the Direct Marketing Association and Directo: the DMA’s Council for Hispanic Marketing.