I was at ad:tech today at the Hilton New York, spent some time there and most likely going back tomorrow for more info, as you may know by now, I am always hungry for info.
Great companies, big, medium and small sized companies, all kind of advertising companies, print, radio, TV and of course online advertising, a lot of affiliate companies as well, between affiliate management and affiliate marketing as well as a lot of WEB 2.0 and social networking sites were there as well.
I spent 2 hours on the first floor and still had 2 more floors to go, some of the companies that was there I visited years ago, back then, they were still small, I have reviews for all of them, or as much as I could, and I also have pictures that I will share with you very soon.
Coming up: A new service announcement from SnapShot.com that got me excited.
My 3 part article about RSS feeds.
All you want to know about RSS feeds and how should you use it to profit.
Told you I got back
By now most of us have seen the new eBay TV advertising campaign. If You didn’t then read on and find out where to see it all:
After the very successful eBay huge “It” campaign then (in my own opinion) the not very successful smaller “Windorphins” campaign.
eBay started the new huge campaign just in time for the holidays shopping rush : “SHOP VICTORIOUSLY” is the name.
I saw the first ad “Dog race” of this campaign before a movie in the movie theater and immediately researched it as soon as I got home, from my marketing view.
I think this campaign will attract a new kind of buyers to eBay, as well as pushing some merchandise categories.
You can see all ads on the new great looking site for the campaign here: Shop Victoriously
The site covers a lot on the idea of shopping and winning. You can tell from the scenario of the 4 ads, it reassemble the bidding and winning scenario in real eBay world.
After watching all the videos, there is a true story section, where real people telling their recent success stories on eBay.
Then there is the “Andy & Paul” section of the site, with current and upcoming video episodes speaking about the “7 Principles” of becoming a true winner aside from the words of wisdom and other episodes to become available on a later date.
One more section that will grab your attention: The $50,000 game, which you can win any of the daily prizes or win the $50,000. Well I will leave that up to you and good luck.
Fresh news and new tools from eBay.
This week eBay is launching a new tool called:
One click bidding.
This tool is for buyers, and what it allows you to do is: Once you bid once, then to re-bid again just click on the link, it will bring up a small window in your screen (from within the item page) so when it gets to the last few minutes of the auction, the small window will refresh automatically about every 3 seconds.
From within this window the new one click bidding option will be there so you can re-bid very quickly using it.
So look for that, it will be under the bid button on the item page.
This is coming out this week and it’s great for buyers and sellers also since it will allow more bidding and therefore a higher price for the items.
I will revisit and use the tool once it’s out so I can study it more and give you any further information about it.
So this is my Q!
108 years old Olive Riley made it through the AP lines to the Yahoo home page in the form of a video news.
Here is a link to the video on Yahoo’s video World’s oldest blogger aside from the great exposure Olive is getting from the Yahoo home page.
Olive just turned 108 and still blogging, she have a lot to blog about from the 2 world wars to raising her children to life in general.
A visit to Olive’s blog at : www.allaboutolive.com.au Showed me an error page from her hosted wordpress homepage, I hope she or the person responsible for that can fix it for her as soon as possible, she is missing out on a lot of hits as I am typing this. (Update: Olive’s blog is fixed now)
From the error page I got my Q to start blogging again, I have been putting it off for a long time and instead I wrote more as a ghost writer. Well, Time has come and lots have change.
The reason I got my Q from Olive’s page was that she is in fact using wordpress to blog. So I know I was taking the right steps towards blogging in the first place.
To Olive: Happy 108th and keep on blogging.
To my readers: I am back!
As many of you might know that today is blog action day:
Today I encourage all bloggers to join the force, after all it’s about our own environment!
Steps we (bloggers) can take to make a different:
1- Take action by making a plan (pledge) to save our environment by joining Yahoo’s green program here.
2- Turn your computer off at night
3- Consider donating for an environmental cause.
4- Learn more about recycling and how it works here.
5- You already saving papers by blogging but here is quite a few more ideas:
a. Choose not to print receipts at your ATM. And try to do more online banking.
b. Subscribe to your favorite newspaper or magazine online (Most publications allow that now)
c. If you eat outside, Make sure to use fewer napkins.
6- Buy a more energy efficient monitor for your computer.
7- Plant a tree somewhere.
I know there is a lot more we can do to save our environment but that was just a start.
Enjoy your day, have some green tea.
So I am here at the eBay live developer conference, met new exciting people and learning more and more about eBay, paypal and skype API programs.
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