Commercials As Content - 7 Places to Watch Ads On Purpose

This article from the essential Read/Write Web site reviews the relatively new phenomen of websites devoted to what TV viewers normally try to avoid - TV commercials.

Digital Brand Management

With this WebQuest you will be going online to investigate how companies use their websites as part of their marketing effort to enhance brand knowledge and increase their brand equity.

The aim of the Webquest is for you to become more discriminating in evaluating websites by

• developing greater awareness of the brand management intentions that lie behind them, by

• having a better appreciation of how, and how well, they perform their marketing functions, and in so doing

• developing a more a systematic approach to assessing the online presence of companies.

Viral marketing

Follow the link to quite a long (perhaps you can read it in stages), but also rather interesting BusinessWeek article that takes a look at a relatively new business trend known as viral marketing. A number of well-known examples are examined and then you have the chance to view some and vote on which you think are "cool" or "lame".


Thinkbox, as the site says, "is the television marketing body for the main UK commercial broadcasters - Channel 4, Five, GMTV, ITV, Sky Media, Turner Media Innovations and Viacom Brand Solutions." On this site you'll find a wide range of British TV advertisements.