Judging by the reactions of many, Microsoft has come off as trying a bit too hard to transform its new search brand into an overnight success
Judging by the reactions of many, Microsoft has come off as trying a bit too hard to transform its new search brand into an overnight success. But while the flashy TV spots, homepage takeovers, and product placement deals do come off as strenuous, you have to give the company credit for playing around with creative formats that haven't been tried yet -- at least on behalf of a search engine.
Case in point: tonight's Bing-a-thon, a Microsoft sponsored "live party" on Hulu, which starts at 8pm. Hosted by SNL cast member Jason Sudeikis and G4's Olivia Munn, the hour-long show was developed by the Creative Artists Agency in L.A. How many will tune in? In all likelihood, only Hulu and Microsoft will ever know. But we'll follow the event and post reactions here tomorrow.
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Until March 2012, Zach Rodgers was managing editor of ClickZ's award-winning coverage of news and trends in digital marketing. He reported on the rise of web companies, data markets, ad technologies, and government Internet policy, among other subjects.
Hong Kong, May 5-6, 2015
This Magic Quadrant examines leading digital commerce platforms that enable organizations to build digital commerce sites. These commerce platforms facilitate purchasing transactions over the Web, and support the creation and continuing development of an online relationship with a consumer.
Google reports that paid search ads are currently driving 40+ million calls per month. Cost per click is increasing, paid search budgets are growing, and mobile continues to dominate. It's time to revamp old search strategies, reimagine stale best practices, and add new layers data to your analytics.
May 6, 2015
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