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Category: Internet Marketing

Canada's Net-Nation Future: Thumbs Up!

Last week’s AIMS event in Toronto featured a panel of senior internet executives prognosticating on the future of the net. Panel members Nick Barbuto of Cossette Media, Adam Froman of Delvinia and Jean-Philippe Gauthier of Sympatico/MSN gave a thumbs up on the state of the industry and shared their comments on the AIMS State of the Net-Nation Survey responses, the questions they are getting from clients and where they are focusing their upcoming online marketing efforts.
There were three key points they made:
Search is still in its infancy, therefore expect greater developments coming, cookies will be even more essential in delivering site experience, flash-based video for interactive advertising will be more popular, RSS is a revolution, email needs a revolution, and blogging is (gasp) just a fad.


Advergaming – the Good and the Pointless

Advergaming is a growing trend in online promotion. Even Microsoft plans to get in the game (MarketingVox)
In an earlier post (Advergaming – When Done Right it Works) I wrote that advergaming, if done right, can definitely drive results. To do this, the game must be relevant and fun for the player and the marketer must be able to track results – so you can prove it is working.
Let’s take a look at a few examples of advergaming that I have come across and let’s see how they fare.