Since the 1950s, advertorials and product placements emerged, and, as the internet and online commerce took hold, Amazon blazed trails by serving up book recommendations to users based on their previous purchases and online behaviors. Today, these sorts of activities-designed to deliver advertising content, online or via mobile devices, to consumers who have demonstrated their potential interest in the product or service-are known as native advertising. The practice lives on a continuum between "annoying" and "useful," depending on the perspective of the consumer. The goal for marketers is to land somewhere closer to the useful end of the spectrum.
Jul 12, 2012
Every week, EContentmag.com highlights hot stories and links on digital content and digital media. Here are the latest links for the week of July 9, 2012, with stories on mergers and acquisitions, HootSuite, Internet Protocol Address Management, and more.
Berkery Noyes Releases First Half 2012 M&A Report: The Online And Mobile Industry
HootSuite Adds More Applications to its Platform
Growth in Number of IP Addresses Drives the Global Internet Protocol Address Management
Grub Street Reads Aims to be the Quality Standard of the Indie Book Market
Omniverse One World Television Gears up to Launch My OmniBox
Barnes & Noble Introduces NOOK First
HomeFinder.com Releases Android App Built On Consumer Feedback
Taking a Scientific Approach to Improve Audience Engagement and Event Marketing
YourTeacher Releases Algebra 1 iBooks Textbook for iPad