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IAB: At $10.7 Billion, Another Record Breaking Quarter For U.S. Digital Ad Revenues In Q3 2013

According to IAB’s top line report issued today, U.S. digital ad revenues increased by 15 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2013 to hit $10.69 billion. The Q3 revenues represent an increase of 4.2 percent from Q2 2013, which came in at $10.26 billion.
After clearing roughly $20 billion in the first half of 2013, the Q3 numbers put digital ad spending in the U.S. on track to top $40 billion. In 2012, internet ad spending hit $36.6 billion, an increase of 15 percent over 2011.

“Once again, interactive marketing is seeing remarkable gains,” said David Silverman, a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers US, which conducts the research in partnership with the IAB. “Digital’s momentum is undeniable, as interactive advertising has proved itself to be an incredibly powerful channel for reaching consumers that are spending more time on digital screens than ever before.”
The fourth quarter of 2012 marked the first time digital ad spending in the U.S. passed the $10 billion mark.

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Infographic: Face It, Ads With Faces Get Seen

Want your ad to be seen? Well, according to Sticky you need to put a face on it.
Don’t believe me? Well, infographics never lie, right?

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9 Sizzling Cars Which Would Be Showcased During Auto Expo 2014

World’s 2nd biggest and Asia’s biggest motor show: Auto Expo will be held in New Delhi during the month of February, 2014.
This is most probably the most prestigious motor exhibition inside India, and there is tremendous excitement around this event. It is organized every two years, and in the last expo in 2012, approximately 90 lakh people visited the stalls wherein 1500 participants from 23 countries participated. 50 new cars were launched and Ferrari and Peugeot showcased their lineup for the first time in India. Out of 50, 10 were global launches.
Below are the cars to watch out for during this year’s auto-expo:
- Audi A3

Audi A1 is the premium hatch which is sold globally; but for Indian and Asia-Pacific region, Audi will unleash A3 series which can be classified as compact premium sedan. It will give enough competition to Benz A class and BMW 1-series.
Expected price: Rs 20,00,000
- Mercedes-Benz CLA

After unveiling A class and B class series, the German car-maker Mercedes-Benz is all …

Get To Know: The VP Of Digital Strategy For CafePress Inc.

Jason Falls is the Vice President of Digital Strategy for CafePress, the publicly-traded internet retailer consistently ranked as one of the top online shopping destinations. He is a leading digital strategist, author, speaker and thinker in the digital and social media marketing industry,
Falls also founded, and serves as the chief instigator, at, an industry-leading blog and digital marketing agency.
An award-winning social media strategist and widely read industry pundit, he has been noted as a top influencer in the social technology and marketing space by Forbes, Entrepreneur, Advertising Age and others.
While leading digital strategy at CafePress, fulfilling speaking engagements and blogging at SocialMediaExplorer, Falls has also co-authored two books during the past two years: No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide To Social Media Marketing (Que 2011); and The Rebel’s Guide To Email Marketing (Que 2012).

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VP of Digital Strategy @ …

Infographic: Want to Use My Social Influence? Cash Please!

As marketers try to find more ways to reach those in the social sphere they are turning more and more to social influencers. These are the people who have lots of followers and can help those followers make decisions for products simply because they tweet or post about it.

This infographic from Izea courtesy of AdWeek looks at just what these social influencers are doing to make sure their social media efforts end up as revenue.

The bottom line here. If you have social influence you can cash in. You can also get free stuff but as it is in almost every aspect of business “Cash is king”.
Do you think these kinds of buys work in the long run? Do they move product? What’s your take?

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Microsoft Launches Amar Chitra Katha Application on Windows 8 Mobile Platform

During Mumbai Comic Con event in Mumbai, Microsoft announced the launch of Amar Chitra Katha Comic App, which will offer comics created by Amar Chitra Katha is an easy to read, downloadable format. Currently, there are more than 200 titles to choose from in this app, and the numbers will increase as they upload more titles.

This app can be directly downloaded from here.
To make readability easier, the creators of this application have digitally mastered old titles for enhanced reading experience. Panel-by-panel view mode has also been incorporated which will ease up the reading process in smaller devices as well.
The application has been targeted specifically for children who love comics and animated series. With the advent of multimedia and games, our younger generation has almost forgotten reading our iconic characters and super-heroes; and this app is aiming to change this habit.

By downloading and using this app, they can encounter Indian mythologies, stories, characters and super-her…

How To Use Tor Browser To Hide Your I.P.

I have talked about anonymity and internet censoring couple of times before, and told you about free Ultrasurf Proxy software, which let you browse websites which you are not allowed to access. If you are one of those who keep interest in internet security, you must be knowing about NSA (National Security agency) desperate attempt to spying on internet. As an end user, I would not like to be spied upon or someone peeking inside […]
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