The role of display advertising in an inbound marketing world: what makes a brand?

J-P De Clerck looks at the role of display ads in the inbound marketing and social media era. Please share your thoughts.

Next month, IAB Europe organizes its annual Interact Congress, this time in Barcelona. As you know, the IAB, in Europe at least, is predominantly about interactive advertising (yes, it’s in the name of the organization).

For a few years, I’ve been posting now and then on the blog of the event and, after a break, I started again this year. But what was I going to write about, especially in regard to the more traditional forms of interactive advertising like display ads and even search engine ads (do you still spend PPC budgets on AdWords? I rarely do, CPL too high). What is, in  fact, the role of online advertising, and more specifically, display advertising in a world where inbound marketing increasingly rules?

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Nanda Kishore ( marketers must be able to find, measure and target their influencers

Nanda Kishore is Chief Technology Officer at Our contributor Ambal Balakrishnan from Click Documents asked Nanda Kishore, CTO at to share his views on the key marketing trends in 2010. I guess you know what is all about. If not, you might want to read this post first. ShareThis is all about…sharing.

Unfortunately many marketers still have to discover that sharing is not only about social media but also about ‘older’ interactive marketing and communication channels like email in which sharable content, sharing tools and social media integration become increasingly important, whether ESPs like it or not. Enough said, read what Nanda Kishore defines as key marketing issues for 2010 below.

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