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I missed half of the second session: had to send some mails but there was no WiFi at the conference and the Tata Indicom data card wasn

I missed half of the second session: had to send some mails but there was no WiFi at the conference and the Tata Indicom data card wasn

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  1. About the marketing through blogs (banner ads on blogs), the 2-3 marketers present there thought that it wasnt such a good idea because that will supposedly bias the blogger and pollute the sanctity of the blog and its audience.

    I couldnt believe what I was hearing — someone should have pointed them to Techcrunch or gigaom or readwriteweb — all these are the worlds biggest bloggers and they make money from banner ads. There's nothing wrong with having banner ads on blogs as long as it meets the bloggers requirements (non intrusive, non audibles etc…)

    on a side note, looks like kiruba's started taking ads on his blog :)

  2. The main thing to understand is that when companies interact through blogs to thier customers they get bonded with the company. Like an example i could give is the one about my grand dad going to a specific bank because his freind used to be the manger there and he used to get insider information from this friend of his and this made him trust the bank more .
    A blog has a similar effect on people.
    In my opinion all companies that deal with a customer base that needs to come back to them should blog because that will make the customers bond with the product

    One thing i have noticed in the resent time is that Adsense is being used by people to market wrong content also.With KEY words that attract Teens i have been writing about how teens are being affected by this kind of marketing and other such lures on my blog a recent entry http://socialitesnet.blogspot.com/2007/06/your-teen-and-internet.html talks about how its not softwares but more parent child interaction that will save our teens. The abuse of marketing tools is a serious issues. I use adsense on my blog but i try to filter out such advertisers.

  3. Pranav: very true…the problem is that some of the marketers want to interfere with/influence content, which is something that I am – we are – totally against. Of course, there are some blogs from India that I know of, that seem to publish sponsored content, but never really demarcate it as that.

  4. Sponsored content is definitely a way of biased Marketing. You are actually purchasing loyalty of a blogger and then using blogging techniques by the user to BUY loyalty. Blogs and Bloggers have comea long way today. Unfortunately India is waking up to the idea and yet to realise the true potential of the power of blogging and its techniques. To put creativity to its test on a bloggng platform is certainly powerful and has its huge beneficial advantages.
    Regards,

  5. True said Bhave, Marketing via blogger is biased way even though impact of marketing via blogger is very high and attracts more users then any other way or marketing can.

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