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Help Me Make The Net Ad Case

Okay now that I’ve got my “online rules”: rant off my chest I’m getting serious about putting together some compelling visuals for all our presentations.
I’d like to add a few things to “the chart”: and maybe do a Canadian version as well. I could use a bit of help with this.
If you have any of the following, maybe you can send me a copy, or a link, or just add the data in the comments below):
* If you quarterly IAB Canada stats I’ll do a Canuck version.
* If anyone can source quarterly revenue from other marketing channels (in the US), I’ll be happy to create a new version of the chart so we can compare our growth to their stagnancy.
* I’d love to get some old Forrester and Jupiter projections. I’d be very interested in seeing their online ad predictions from the 20th century to see how they did. My guess is that their wildly optimistic guesses are coming true.
Send me what you got, make suggestions for other stuff we need and I’ll do my best to pull it together in a consistent format.


  1. Ken Schafer - One Degree
    Ken Schafer - One Degree July 12, 2006

    Hey Raj,
    One Degree uses Movable Type not WordPress so I guess we’re out of luck on the sparklines plug-in, but thanks for pointing it out.
    I love the Sparklines concept in Tufte in general. I just put in a pre-order for his new book “Beautiful Evidence”.

  2. Raj
    Raj July 14, 2006

    Actually, you’re not. I believe someone ported it over to MT. I’ll see if I can’t find it for you. Alternately, there is one site where you can supply comma-separated data to a PHP script and it’ll auto-generate a PNG graphic on your page. I’ll see what I can find.

  3. Raj
    Raj July 14, 2006

    Ken, here is the URL to Joe Gregorio’s sparkline service, which generates a graph using a compound URL. Info is on the page:
    I’ll keep looking for a Movable Type plugin. Anil Dash of Six Apart wrote about Sparklines, so I’m surprised they don’t have a sparklines port to Movable Type.

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