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Daily Online Profits News – Issue #579

March 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Online Commerce is Already Social
BrendanHughes says: I was preparing a lecture recently for a postgrad course at the Digital Marketing Institute and was struck by the data on one of the charts I had compiled. The chart was painting a picture of the relative strength of the various categories of online commerce in Ireland. It was based on an examination of the top 250 most trafficked websites where visitors’ primary purpose was to purchase products
Foursquare Partners with American Express
Chris Crum says:

Foursquare and American Express have entered into a partnership that will see card users getting discounts at stores, restaurants, etc. via Foursquare.

WebProNews recently exchanged a few tweets with Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley, following an article we posted questioning how Foursquare will continue to compete with Facebook and its Places service. You can see that exchangehere. In a nutshell, he

Foursquare 3.0 coming

Martin Agency’s Sackett Named Chief Digital Officer at DDB Chicago
Amara Mastronardi says:

In other agency news, 72AndSunny hired Josh Mandel away from Nike and Reprise Media made John Anagnost president.

Mark Hunter says: We’ve all been there. After countless calls, meetings and an endless amount of work, you just can’t get the customer to say “yes” and move forward. There can be hundreds of theories and ideas as to why this happens more times than we care to admit. Let’s put all the theories aside and get to a solution you can use right now to determine if the customer is serious.
A Pilgrim’s Look Back, March 6, 2011
Frank Reed says:

Here is a look at some of the stories that caught our attention over the past week but we may not have written about.

Just because we don’t cover something during the week doesn’t mean it isn’t important. It just means we don’t have the time to write about it all!

So enjoy a Pilgrim’s look back on the week that was.

Million dollar prize goes to building digital institute

Facebook Missteps Turn into a Stumble
austenm says: I can’t help but raise one eyebrow more and more at Facebook every time they release another ill thought out capability or re-design. The code that enables all Facebook functions is extraordinary.
Huffington Post Contributor Goes On Strike, Huffington Doesn’t Care
Chris Crum says:

Clearly AOL’s purchase of The Huffington Post has created some ripples within AOL. The company has lost several high profile execs and editors since the acquisition. It appears some ripples have been created within the Huffington Post’s ecosystem itself as well. One publisher, who has contributed numerous articles to the site has called for a “strike”.

Bill Lasarow, Publish

Arianna Huffington Now Running Content at AOL

Publicis Buys U.K. Agency Kitcatt Nohr, Combines With Digitas London
Jack Marshall says:

Publicis expands Vivaki’s European presence with acquisition of digital-focused creative shop.

Lynne Saarte says: When you are launching a new product or service, what you want is for people to start talking about it. The more buzz you generate, the better it becomes because it stirs up interest. The way to a buzz campaign is to leap out of your box and get uniquely crazy with your campaign…

>> How To Make At Least $1,000 This Week!

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