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.
Aug 02, 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 30, 2012, with stories on Olympic tracking apps, interning in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn's college pilot program, and more.
Parse.ly Launches API to Empower Publishers' Websites
Apps to Track the 2012 London Summer Olympics
Oxford University Press Gamifies Classic Books For Kids Via Web And Mobile
GigaOM Reveals the paidContent 50
Chatwing Introduces Chat Box for Weebly Book Reviewers
5 Things I Learned While Interning in Silicon Valley
#OnlyOnTwitter: Through the eyes of Olympians
YA Science Fiction Author Bypasses Traditional Publishing
Twitter Spotlight on Olympic stories
LinkedIn's College Pilot Program
3 New Tips on Social Network Marketing from Ydraw