Here are your pre-filtered online marketing links for April 18, 2005
* “Burger King wants you to keep your office well fed”:http://www.adjab.com/2005/04/17/burger-king-wants-you-to-keep-your-office-well-fed/
* “Micro Persuasion – Character Blogs are a Complete Waste of Time”:http://www.micropersuasion.com/2005/04/character_blogs.html
* “NY Times – When the Blogger Blogs, Can the Employer Intervene?”:http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/18/technology/18blog.html
* “Bloomberg – Adobe Systems to Acquire Macromedia for $3.4 Billion”:http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000006&sid=axwg53VQvr0U&refer=home
Eloqua has an online event coming up on April 21st, 2005.
bq.. How do YOU win significant market share from a larger competitor – quickly?
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Register for this must-attend webinar where competitive-marketing expert Mike Smock, Managing Director of VSENTE, and Mark Organ, founder and CEO of Eloqua will introduce you to ACTIONABLE STRATEGIES for waging and winning battles with key competition.
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* Recognizing and exploiting competitor vulnerabilities.
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Here are your pre-filtered online marketing links for April 16, 2005
* “Technology Review – As Spam Filters Improve, Attention Shifts to Containment”:http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/05/04/ap/ap_041505.asp?trk=top
* “PaidContent.org – Is TV Losing Viewers to the Internet?”:http://www.paidcontent.org/pc/arch/2005_04_15.shtml#013246
* “The Informative Blog – Baby Steps: GM FastLane Blog”:http://www.informative.com/mt/infblog/archives/2005/04/baby_steps_gm_f.html
* “Alan Meckler – More Ad Trouble At The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal”:http://weblogs.jupitermedia.com/meckler/archives/007780.html
* “USA Today – Could spam die out all by itself? Maybe”:http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/andrewkantor/2005-04-15-end-of-spam_x.htm (“via”:http://www.adjab.com/2005/04/15/spams-future/)
It looks like “Bloglines”:http://www.bloglines.com/ had a major meltdown in their user log-on processes around 3:00AM EDT.
I’m reverse engineering this information from a “Technorati”:http://www.technorati.com/ search. At “about 7 hours ago” people are still commenting on what they read via Bloglines, then you start seeing posts with individuals apologizing for blogrolls not working or saying that they won’t be updating their sites because they can’t access their feeds. Interestingly, because this happened while much of the Americas slept, many of the posts are in Japanese, Spanish, German, French and Italian.
A bit later you see people cluing in to the fact that they are not alone and that the problem is Bloglines itself.
In the last hour or so posts have moved to the “Oh my God, when was the last time I downloaded my OPML file” kind of panic.
Here are today’s “ClickZ”:http://www.clickz.com articles:
* “The Inventory Issue”:http://www.clickz.com/experts/brand/buzz/article.php/3498016 (Pamela Parker)
* “Video a No-No”:http://www.clickz.com/experts/ad/rich_media/article.php/3497701 (Dorian Sweet)
* “Selling B2B Decision Makers”:http://www.clickz.com/experts/crm/traffic/article.php/3497501 (Bryan Eisenberg)
* “Paid Search’s Disclosure Issues”:http://www.clickz.com/experts/search/strat/article.php/3497541 (Kevin Lee)