Activity in Redmond
There’s tons of stuff going on over at Microsoft. I can’t keep track of it all. So … Search Engine Journal has updates here (video), here (Office Live’s ad strategy) and here (MSN building ad network on internal sites).
Here’s the Windows Live Local/Virtual Earth blog. And the Live main blog/site LiveSide.
In addition, this week the folks in Redmond are hosting an online Small Business Summit. But as far as I can tell from looking at the agenda, there isn’t anything really practical on online advertising and marketing. It seems to be almost entirely about selling software. Yet wouldn’t this be a perfect time to introduce AdCenter and other marketing vehicles from MSFT to small businesses? That content seems to be entirely absent … Strange.