I’m pleased to announce the launch of RealTimeAds.com – a advertising product now in beta testing at MinnPost.com
Karl and I have been building and testing the system for a couple of months now and I’m quite happy with it on three of fronts;
- It feels like it makes advertising approachable to people and organizations that haven’t considered it within reach before. Especially, extremely small and locallly-focused people.
- It re-frames publications that already exist (Twitter feeds, blog feeds, etc) as text advertisements, cuz, you know, that’s what they are anyway.
- It extends the real-time nature of Twitter outside of the Twitter silo, helping those people and organizations to get more mileage out of their tweets.
“Real-Time Ads runs on RSS. So, you use what you are already using-Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, proprietary CMS, whatevs!” – Karl Pearson-Cater
Interested in trying it out? Give MinnPost a call: 612 455 6953.
Yes, the RealTimeAds.com system uses a version of Cullect’s engine tuned for ad serving (verses feed reading).
For those of you following along, RealTimeAds.com is Secret Project 09Q02A.
Here’s the official RealTimeAds announcement from MinnPost’s Joel Kramer
“Imagine a restaurant that can post its daily lunch special in the morning and then its dinner special in the afternoon. Or a sports team that can keep you up-to-date on its games and other team news. Or a store that could offer a coupon good only for today. Or a performance venue that can let you know whether tickets are available for tonight. Or a publisher or blogger who gives you his or her latest headline. ” – Joel Kramer, MinnPost
UPDATE 2: More from Joel Kramer, this time talking to the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.
“We do believe Real-Time Ads will prove more valuable for advertising at a lower entry point.”