Dec. 1, 2010

Print still reigns for holidays, but other media show gains
Ad Age
In a survey of chief marketing officers, 42 percent said they still allocate the bulk of their holiday budgets to print — down from 64 percent a year ago. Twenty-seven percent said they would invest mostly in online, up 18 percent.More

In a holiday indicator, retailers say online sales remain strong
The New York Times
Online shoppers started buying on Thanksgiving and did not let up on so-called Cyber Monday, the day retailers designated for more discounts and promotions.More

Report finds five major trends in consumer spending
A recent American Express study looks at trends in consumer spending, identifying the connective threads between areas that are attracting retail business. The trends reflect the increasing importance of Internet and mobile technology in retail marketing.More

Android limits publishers' payment prospects
Publishers are increasingly confident about tablet editions in the post-print era. But when it comes to monetization, Android's limitations mean the iTunes store remains the only real game in town for the foreseeable future.More

Newspapers: Go social or go home
Search Engine Journal
Newspaper industry analysts, journalists and online marketers are frantically scrambling to come up with a smart solution to monetize content and compete with quick and agile bloggers. Social media can act as a great short-term solution to keep things afloat.More

Book it: E-reader ownership triples
The number of U.S. adults who own an e-reader — meaning devices like the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader, not Apple's iPad — has tripled over the last year, according to GfK MRI.More

Web browser most popular place to read news on iPad
Poynter Online
IPad owners split their news consumption almost evenly between native apps and traditional website browsing, according to a recent survey.More

Innovations in newspapers are key to their survival
The Huffington Post
Amid all the gloom and doom of newspapers limping or folding, there's a ray of hope in the print media landscape, thanks to innovative thinking and risk-taking by publishers and editors who recognize opportunities to be seized at the right time.More