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The value of online advertising – PR Week Post #20

September 30, 2009

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Not specifically healthcare, but today’s news that the UK has become the first major economy where advertisers spend more on internet advertising than on television advertising really struck a chord.  A record £1.75bn online spend in the first six months of the year (Guardian online). Perhaps, when it comes to evaluating coverage and relative impact between articles, a positive weighting should be applied to online media outlets?

On a slightly separate note (but nonetheless related), I was slightly less surprised to see that a newdimension in social online interaction platform has been launched to testers within the public domain. The developers of Google Wave say that it will “further enable real-time communication and collaboration using richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more”.  With most of us still in a state of Twitter infancy, a newer more powerful application seems a little scary. Check it out at though – seeing is believing.

That said, in a moment of open-mindedness, I applied to the Google Wave Team to be a platform evaluator.  I will let you know how I get on…