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Daily Online Profits News – Issue #584

March 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Aol’s Methods in Firing Hundreds Revealed
Frank Reed says:

While it’s bad enough that a lot of people lost their jobs yesterday in the latest round of Aol’s effort to become viable as a company again, apparently they went about it in a way that left many with a bitter taste.

BusinessInsiderspoke to an insider and published this account of the firings.

Managers had no clue if anyone on their teams were getting laid off. They were called into a separate m

Get Off The Hamster Tweet Wheel & Be Inspired – 20 Learnings from Social Fresh Tampa
PamMoore says: I recently attended the SocialFresh event in Tampa. I had struggled with the decision as to if it was a good decision. We are slammed with major client projects, several big upcoming keynote presentations to work on and the list goes on. Stepping away for two whole days is a lot of time as most of you can relate to the words, “time is money.”
Yahoo Sale Of Delicious For $5 Million Rumored
Doug Caverly says:

Four months ago, an internal Yahoo document leaked, letting the world know that Yahoo intended to “sunset” Delicious.  Now, there’s a sign Yahoo might have sold the organization for $5 million instead.

To be perfectly clear: this has not been confirmed through official channels.  There aren’t even multiple anonymous sources behind the story.  ButThe Next Webstated this af

SXSWi Video: JWT’s David Eastman
Christopher Heine says:

CEO of legendary agency takes in the scene in Austin, Texas.

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.
Advertisers and Agencies Differ on Digital Spending
Cynthia Boris says:

Digital advertising is an important part of any company’s business, but according to a new report fromEconsultancyandSAS, agencies and their clients have very different views on how that money should be spent.

Looking at this chart from eMarketer,we can see that 75% of agencies thought their clients should spend more money on mobile marketing but only 62% of advertisers agreed.

On the flip sid

Great Power and Great Responsibility: Google and The Japanese Earthquake
TylerGray says: The most recent natural disaster, the March 11th Japanese earthquake, is quickly becoming an example of how Google shapes its response to real-world problems. In what ABC News says is “a first for Google”, the homepage has posted a tsunami alert, reading:

“Tsunami Alert for New Zealand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Hawaii, and others. aves expected over the next few hours,
Zynga Set To Release English Countryside Expansion Pack for FarmVille
Jeremy Muncy says:

Zynga has announced an expansion pack to it’s wildly successful FarmVille game, in hopes to lure back some users. The social gaming company is set to unleash FarmVille English Countryside sometime over the next few weeks.

If all goes as planned, this expansion pack could return the game to its past glory as the game with the largest and most profitable audience in the world, according toGames

Execs & Accounts: New CEO at BuzzLogic, Yahoo Sales Upheaval
Amara Mastronardi says:

David Hills takes reins at BuzzLogic; IPG Media Lab fills leadership posts; another Yahoo reorg.

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…

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