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Morning Coffee: March 28, 2012

by Nick Faber
Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Drop everything (but your coffee) and read these five stories!

image by flickr user illuminaut

Advertise here: The anatomy of a great sales page

by Nick Faber
Friday, March 23rd, 2012

We’ve all seen links on our favorite blogs that say something like “buy ads here” or “advertise here,” but unless you’re an advertiser, you may not have clicked to find out where that link takes you. If a blogger really wants to make money blogging, she will have a landing page full of compelling information and options for advertisers. And that’s at the very least.

Today, we’ll learn how to make a kick-ass advertising page by looking at advertiser pages that already kick ass. (more…)

Pounce on your muse now!

by Paige Wilcox
Friday, March 23rd, 2012
Gala Darling, Jessica Harlow and Angel Laws at Social Media Week NYC

Bloggers have an array of community-building tools and techniques at their disposal, but don’t forget that content is the backbone of a site’s longevity and success.

Bloggers Jessica Harlow (JessicaHarlow.com), Angel Laws (ConcreteLoop.com) and Gala Darling (GalaDarling.com) all lauded the importance of producing the content that you would want to see, yourself, during their appearance at Social Media Week’s “Creating Community Around Your Blog” event. (more…)

Blogads.com makes buying online ads even easier — in three ways!

by Nick Faber
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012


For the last 10 years, we’ve worked tirelessly to make buying online ads as painless as possible for do-it-yourself advertisers. Today we announce three more updates to our DIY system that make buying and uploading your own ads even easier.

1. We now accept PNG images for ad creative! Previously, our system only accepted JPG and GIF images. Today we now accept PNG, which is the default image format for Apple screen grabs, and an increasingly popular format for web designers.


Morning Coffee: March 21, 2012

by Nick Faber
Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Five freshly brewed stories to caffeinate with this morning:


photo by flickr user bergie.

Five reasons you should start using Twitter lists today

by Nick Faber
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

You’re out to lunch with a close friend that you follow on Twitter. She starts to tell you about the movie she went to the night before. “It was so lame,” she says, “I actually — well, you probably saw my tweet.”

You fake a laugh. “Oh yeah,” you say. You’re lying. You follow over 500 people on Twitter and can’t possibly read every tweet, even those written by your closest friends.

Or can you? (more…)

Twitter makes people jealous, becomes support group during SXSW

by Nick Faber
Thursday, March 15th, 2012

If you were on Twitter this week, and couldn’t figure out how to block all SXSW tweets, you might have felt like the only person who wasn’t in Austin. But if you had sifted through the heaps of “These lines are ridiculous,” “My phone’s almost dead” and “Heck yeah free sunglasses and/or breakfast tacos” tweets, you would find that you were not alone in your loneliness.

Here are our 20 favorite tweets from people who weren’t at South by Southwest this year.

Mad Men in Austin: 6 awesome SXSW-specific sites made by ad agencies

by Nick Faber
Monday, March 12th, 2012

Once again, the ad world has come to SXSW Interactive — over 1800 strong by our count. In addition to the networking and learning opportunities that abound in Austin, several agencies are using the trip to showcase some of their creative talent on the web.

Here are six awesome sites that allow you to meet up with, stalk or live vicariously through agency folks on the ground in Austin. (more…)

PR agency attendance up 31% at SXSW; Weber Shandwick is the new King

by Nick Faber
Saturday, March 10th, 2012

After a record year for PR agency attendance at SXSW in 2011, we’re seeing another big year in 2012. Our number crunchers have found a 31% increase in the number of people PR agencies have sent to Austin. (more…)

Digitas rules SXSW 2012; advertising agency presence at SXSW steady in ’12 after 10x growth in 2011

by Nick Faber
Friday, March 9th, 2012

After gargantuan growth into 2011, attendance at SXSW by advertising agency staff finally leveled off in 2012. Whew.

This year Digitas wins the King of SXSW prize, followed closely by Ogilvy and Razorfish. Last year’s King, Leo Burnett, fell to #9 in the SXSW agency list. (more…)

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