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So much for social network advertising. eMarketer has revised its earlier forecast for 2011 down to £2.2 billion ($4.32 billion) $3.79 bill…

So much for social network advertising. eMarketer has revised its earlier forecast for 2011 down to £2.2 billion ($4.32 billion) $3.79 billion), citing “today’s economy, combined with the fact that social networks are still trying to develop successful ad models”.

Growing social media audiences, plus the potential to mine profile data for targeted advertising, had offered great hope – and plenty of hype – for this sector. But Facebook’s user biteback at its Beacon proposal, for example, seemed to underscore a scepticism about such advanced practices at least. eMarketer analyst Debra Aho Williamson:

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  1. Hussein Fazal Thursday, May 22, 2008

    I have made a couple of comments on eMarketer's projections on my social network advertising blog: <a href="http://www.socialadblog.com/2008/05/in-response-to-emarketer-lowers-social.html"&gt; In Response to 'eMarketer Lowers Social Networking Ad Spending Estimate'</a> Have a read and let me know your thoughts.

    Thanks,
    Hussein Fazal

  2. Robert Andrews Monday, May 26, 2008

    Follow-up clarification…
    eMarketer got in touch to say it also released a parallel version of this forecast, but for US spending… http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?id=1006278&src=article1_newsltr

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