On Eclectic Marketing Monday, the ongoing growth of ad blockers, highlighted by the release of Apple’s iOS9 options, not only means ongoing struggles for the publishing industry, but means marketers and small businesses need to be agile and flexible. Is native article advertising the solution? We also talk about using employees who interact with customers for content, the very real possibility of legal smackdowns when using unlicensed images; use of Facebook notes and uplosions — upload explosions.
- Hershey’s Logo & Poo Emoji: You decide. (Hershey’s is no longer using this logo)
- Google Chrome Extension to preview wikipedia links: WikiPreview
- Seth Godin on ad blockers
- FTC Disclosure Guidelines for Advertising Content (March, 2013)
- Wired Magazine (2009) FTC Tells Amateur Bloggers to Disclose Freebies or Be Fined
- Where to find free images to use: WikiMedia Commons and Flickr are good sources for images with “Creative Commons” licenses. (Avoid anything with a “NC” in the license if you’re a business, and anything with an “ND” in the license if you plan to make changes, including superimposing text over the image.)
- Low-cost, “royalty-free” images: We use & recommend BigStock (We buy license packs, but if you’re using a large volume of images each month, the subscription might make sense.) Another good source is DepositPhotos.