Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Salman Khan’s TV show may replace ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’?

Mumbai: Salman Khan may return to the small screen soon with the third season of reality show ‘Dus Ka Dum’, a report suggests. According to the latest buzz, the show featuring the Bollywood superstar may replace ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’!
Salman, who had hosted the first and the second season of ‘Dus Ka Dum’ way back in 2008 and 2009, is reportedly having talks with the channel. A report in DNA suggests that in case the deal materialises, then the show may go on air in July.
However, there has been no official confirmation regarding the same.
The TRP of ‘The Kapil SharSalman Khan’s TV show may replace ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’?ma Show’ has reportedly sunk badly! Since March, three of the main artists associated with the show – Sunil Grover, Chandan Prabhakar and Ali Asgar haven’t shot for TKSS. A number of new characters have been incorporated to replace them.
Interestingly, Salman has been able to connect with TV viewers in a way no other Bollywood superstar has been able to! And if he returns to TV again with a brand new season of ‘Dus Ka Dum’, then fans of Salman will have more reasons to rejoice.
Nonetheless it would be interesting to see if the speculation turns out to be true because every year in the second half, reality show Bigg Boss (a show that has had Salman as its host since its fourth season) starts making headlines.

Anurag Kashyap meets Mohanlal


Filmmaker Anurag Kashyaphas always had an inclination towards South Indian films, and the niche artistes from this end have carved for themselves through their finesse. He has never shied away from posting pictures of his meetings with actors such as Manju Warrier, director Lijo Jose Pellissery, and has also showered his praises on films such as Angamaly Diaries and Sexy durga.


His latest pic, that has been making rounds on social media is with none other than Malayalis' very own Lalettan (Mohanlal), and the snapshot is totally heartwarming. Anurag Kashyap posted the same on his social networking page, and captioned it, "With the legend @actormohanlalofficial. My dad is just gotten super (sic)."


The director has penned parts of the screenplay for Nivin Pauly's next titled Moothon, directed by Geetu Mohandas.

Farhan, Adhuna part ways

Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar and celebrity hairstylist Adhuna Bhabani, who were married for 16 years, are now divorced. Farhan, who officially announced their separation last year on social media, filed for divorce in October 2016 at the Bandra Family Court and waited for six months for the court order, said a source.

On Monday, they arrived at the court and their marriage ended legally with the ‘mutual' divorce granted by the court. The former couple has two daughters Shakya and Akira. Adhuna has got their custody and Farhan will have full access to them. They got married in 2000 after dating for two yeaAdhuna Bhabhani and Farhan Akhtarrs. 

मोदी के इन कदमों के मुरीद हुए बिल गेट्स

स्वच्छता पर जोर देने और खुले में शौच को बंद करने के लिए प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी की पहलों की माइक्रोसॉफ्ट के संस्थापक बिल गेट्स ने काफी तारीफ की है। उन्होंने एक ब्लॉग में लिखा है कि पीएम मोदी ने एक ऐसी समस्या को उठाया, जिसके बारे में हम सोचना तक पसंद नहीं करते हैं। उन्होंने ब्लॉग में लिखा है, 'करीब तीन साल पहले भारत के प्रधानमंत्री ने जन स्वास्थ्य को लेकर एक ऐसी साहसिक टिप्पणी की, जो हम आज तक किसी निर्वाचित सदस्यों bill-gatesके मुंह से नहीं सुने हैं। आज इसका बहुत असर पड़ता दिख रहा है।'

ब्लॉग में बिल गेट्स ने लिखा है कि प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने भारत के स्वतंत्रता दिवस के अवसर पर राष्ट्र को अपने पहले संबोधन में उन्होंने यह टिप्पणी की। पीएम मोदी के भाषण के कुछ अंशों को उन्होंने अपने ब्लॉग में लिखा है, जो इस तरह से है: 'हम 21वीं सदी में रह रहे हैं। क्या हमें कभी इस बात को लेकर तकलीफ महसूस हुई कि हमारी माताएं और बहनें खुले में शौच करने को मजबूर हैं?गांव की गरीब महिलाएं रात के अंधेरे का इंतजार करती हैं ताकि वे शौच के लिए जा सकें। इसका उनके शरीर पर क्या असर पड़ेगा, कितनी बीमारियों का उनको खतरा है। क्या हम अपनी मां और बहनों की मर्यादा को ध्यान में रखकर उनके लिए शौचालय नहीं बना सकते हैं।'

ब्लॉग में बिल गेट्स ने लिखा है, 'मेरे ख्याल से अन्य किसी राष्ट्रीय नेता ने इस तरह के संवेदनशील विषय पर इतने खुलेपन और सार्वजनिक रूप से टिप्पणी नहीं की है। मोदी ने सिर्फ भाषण ही नहीं दिया, बल्कि इस दिशा में काम भी किए हैं। भाषण के दो महीनों के बाद ही उन्होंने स्वच्छ भारत अभियान का शुभारंभ किया, जिसके तहत देशभर में करीब 7.5 करोड़ शौचालय बनाकर 2019 तक देश को खुले में शौच से मुक्त करना है। उन्होंने यह सुनिश्चित किया है कि अनोपचारित कचरा खुले माहौल में न फेंका जाए।'

उन्होंने लिखा है कि स्वच्छता की समस्या को हल करके हर साल हजारों जिंदगी को बचाया जा सकता है। इससे लड़कियां स्कूलों की ओर आकर्षित होंगी और देश की अर्थव्यवस्था मजबूत होगी। सफाई की स्थिति को बेहतर बनाने पर हमारे फाउंडेशन का खास जोर है और हम भारत सरकार के साथ मिलकर इसके लक्ष्यों को हासिल करने के लिए काम कर रहे हैं।
टॉप कॉमेंट
namazio ki phat gyi hogi unka kujliwal bhi nhi chala aj
Anadi Mishra


उन्होंने लिखा है कि पीएम मोदी के इन प्रयासों के अच्छे परिणाम भी सामने आ रहे हैं। उन्होंने लिखा है, '2014 में जब स्वच्छ भारत अभियान शुरू हुआ था, उस समय सिर्फ 42 फीसदी भारतीय लोगों को ही उचित स्वच्छता उपलब्ध थी। आज 63 फीसदी लोगों को इसका फायदा मिल रहा है। और 2 अक्टूबर, 2019 महात्मा गांधी की 150वीं जयंती तक इस काम को खत्म करने के लिए सरकार के पास विस्तृत योजना है। अधिकारियों को पता है कि कौन-से राज्य सही ट्रैक पर हैं और कौन पीछे है। इसका श्रेय भारत के मजबूत रिपोर्टिंग सिस्टम को जाता है।'
डाउनलोड करें Hindi News APP और रहें हर खबर से अपडेट।
India News से जुड़े हर ताज़ा अपडेट पाने के लिए NBT के फ़ेसबुक पेज को लाइक करें

MCD election a beginning for Swaraj India: Yogendra Yadav

Swaraj India party chief Yogendra Yadav was among the co-founders of the Aam Aadmi Party, but fell apart following differences with Arvind Kejriwal.

IndiaToday.in | Posted by Isha Gupta
New Delhi, April 26, 2017 | UPDATED 10:12 IST
Swaraj India party chief Yogendra Yadav and Arvind Kejriwal

HIGHLIGHTS

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    Swaraj India has 211 candidates, of the total 272 MCD wards.
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    107 ladies are fighting in the wards reserved for females.
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    Swaraj India Party was formed in October 2016.
The Swaraj India Party which broke away from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in 2015. The party-formed by lawyer-activists Avik Saha, Ajit Jha, Shanti Bhushan and Prashant Bhushan-has fielded 17 women in general wards.
Other than this, 107 ladies are fighting in the wards reserved for females after January's delimitation exercise. Over all, Swaraj India has 211 candidates, of the total 272 MCD wards, in the fray.
The municipal elections in Delhi were 'foundational elections' for the Swaraj India Party and leaders have 'zero expectations' of winning any seat, party chief Yogendra Yadav said on Wednesday.
"We have zero expectations. But anything we get above that is a plus for us," Yadav said on Wednesday as counting of votes for Delhi's civic polls began.
He said his party focussed on 'real issues' that the people of Delhi were facing, like cleanliness, hygiene and health.
"We focussed on the issues on ground rather than talking about Kashmir or other things," Yadav said.
He said Swaraj India was the only party to put up the details of donations on its website.
Yadav also reiterated that Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwalshould step down and the government should seek a referendum to ask people if the AAP still enjoys their mandate.
Earlier, speaking on gender sensitisation in Indian politics, national president Yogendra Yadav, said, "I learnt a slogan in university 'Nari ke sehbhag bina har badlav adhoora hai' (Without women's participation, every change is incomplete)."
Yadav was among the co-founders of the Aam Aadmi Party, but fell apart following differences with Arvind Kejriwal.
He founded the Swaraj India Party along with Prashant Bhushan in October 2016.
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बेंगलुरू। सनराइजर्स हैदराबाद के ऑलराउंडर बेन कटिंग ने कहा केकेआर के खिलाफ नाटकीय पतन के बावजूद रॉयल चैलेंजर्स बंगलोर (आरसीबी) की टीम बहुत मजबूत है।
केकेआर के खिलाफ रविवार को 132 रनों के लक्ष्य का पीछा करते हुए आरसीबी की पारी 49 रनों पर सिमट गई थी, यह आईपीएल इतिहास का न्यूनतम स्कोर है। इसके चलते आरसीबी को 82 रनों से हार का सामना करना पड़ा था।
कटिंग ने कहा कि सनराइजर्स का विराट कोहली, एबी डी'विलियर्स और क्रिस गेल के लिए कोई विशेष प्लान नहीं है और उनकीben cutting 24 04 2017 टीम आरसीबी को शुरुआती 6 ओवरों में कम से कम स्कोर पर रोकने का प्रयास करेगी।
उन्होंने कहा, हमारी खिलाड़ी विशेष के लिए कोई योजना नहीं है, लेकिन हम विपक्षी टीम को पॉवरप्ले के दौरान दबाकर रखने की रणनीति पर काम करते रहेंगे।
कटिंग ने कहा कि सात मैचों में चार जीत अच्छा प्रदर्शन माना जाएगा और हम अभी भी प्लेऑफ की दौड़ में है। अभी सात मैच और बचे हुए है और हम अपने प्रदर्शन में सुधार करना चाहेंगे।
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Odisha BSE 2017 HSC Class 10 Exam And Madhyama Result To Be Declared Today; Check From Bseodisha.nic.in

NEW DELHI:  Odisha Board of Secondary Education (BSE) is set to release the result for HSC or class 10 board exam today. The board will also release the result for Madhyama exam today. According to the official notice put up on the board’s website, the result will be out by 11:30 am. The result will be hosted on two websites and students who appeared in the exam can check their result from any of the websites using their exam roll number. 

Where to check Odisha BSE 2017 HSC and Madhyama Result

Candidates can directly check their result by visiting the Odisha Examination results website which is http://orissaresults.nic.in/ Odisha BSE 2017 HSC Class 10 Exam And Madhyama Result To Be Declared Today; Check From Bseodisha.nic.in
The website will begin displaying result from 11:30 am. 

Friday, July 30, 2010

10 REAL work at home jobs you didn’t know about (and they’re hiring now)

Writer

What you do
You write articles either based on topics given to you or topics you suggest and have approved. Articles are submitted through the site and if they are approved, the money is deposited in your account. Since these companies act as middlemen between writers and clients, the pay is lower than if you were to go direct.

Pay
Often $10 – $15 per article but it varies by company.

Companies hiring right now
Demand Studios (also hiring Title Proofers, filmmakers, transcribers, and copyeditors)
Writers Research Group
Textbroker
Bright Hub
AssociatedContent.com
2.) Text Message Response Agent/Researcher

What you do
Using your computer, you respond to queries submitted via text message. Training is provided. There are very strict rules on accuracy and people have been dismissed very quickly for inaccuracies so that is something to know ahead of time.

Pay
You are paid per transaction so it will depend on the number of transactions but $3 – $12 per hour is common.

Companies hiring right now
kgb
AQA 63336
3.) Retail Merchandiser

What You Do
You work independently and go to grocery stores, drugstores and large discount stores that are part of your assigned route. You change out shopping cart ads, shelf ads, set up coupon machines, instal floor ads and other similar tasks. The job operates in a 4 week cycle. During ad-change week, you would work 20-35 hours and the other 3 weeks, you work 5-15 hours for the week. The hours are generally up to you as long as you complete them in the designated week. The work can be quite physical and lifting is required.

Pay
Around $8/hr. Many people make around $1000/month. 401(k) and insurance are sometimes available.

Companies hiring right now
SmartSource
Search the National Association for Retail Marketing Services job bank for current offerings
Other merchandising jobs also often found on Craigslist under Retail Jobs (or use this search from craiglook.com)
4.) Court Researcher

What you do
As a Court Researcher, you go to the courthouse to research items that have been assigned to you. You enter the information you find into a computer program such as Excel and then submit the information to the company.

Pay
You are paid per record but many make between $8 – $14/hr. depending on how fast you can work.

Companies hiring right now
Jellybean Services (Also search here to see if they have jobs in your area available. If a job is available in your area, there’s a good chance you will hear back.)
5.) Online Tutor or Teacher

What you do
Depending on the company, you may either create your own coursework and teach based on that or you may teach based on existing curriculum. Some teachers who have transitioned from the classroom to online teaching have been discouraged with how much administrative work is involved online and very little time with students. Some courses are based on commission so you may not be able to predict your pay.

Pay
Some positions are based on commission so you get paid according to the number of students. For non-commissioned teaching positions, pay is usually somewhat less than what teachers would get paid in the classroom.

Companies hiring right now
K12
Ed2Net Learning
A-1 Tutor
Berlitz (language instruction)
Coursebridge (opportunity to propose what you want to teach)
Creating Careers (sports, entrepreneurship, IT and employment skills tutors)
Educate Online (experience and teacher certificate required)
Kidspan
Onlinelearning
Thinkwell Corp. (instructors propose and write their own courses, paid by commission based on enrollment)
Tutor.com (math, science, social studies and English tutors)
Universalclass (4 year degree required and experience in your field)
6.) Scopist

What you do
A scopist is someone who edits the transcripts created by court reporters from their stenographic notes. Training is usually required. Of all the positions listed, this one seems to have of the higher satisfaction rates since the pay is good, the hours are flexible and if you can get hooked up with a court reporter long-term, the work is also steady. Getting the initial training and finding the court reporter to work with is likely the most difficult part.

Pay
Scopists are paid by the page but hourly rates can range between $15 and $35 depending on skill and the material.

Companies hiring right now
Positions can often be found by contacting court reporters and offering scoping services. A list can also be found here of current opportunties.
7.) Editor

What you do
Editors provide corrections and suggestions in reference to grammar, spelling, document flow, punctuation, and usage within strict deadlines ranging from 3 to 72 hours, depending upon the client’s request. He/She also must be skilled in Chicago, APA, AP, MLA, CSE, and other style manuals. Work is completed in 4 hour shifts.

Pay
You are paid 40 – 50% of what the client pays so editors make between $300 and $3000 every two weeks depending on how much work is done and the amount paid for the work.

Companies hiring right now
Papercheck
8.) Virtual Assistant

What you do
You provide administrative support which can include research, using software such as Microsoft Word or Excel and data entry.

Pay
Can range from $8 – $25/hr. depending on difficulty of job.

Companies hiring right now
There are some well-known VA companies that I won’t list here because they treat the VAs badly. Instead, search guru.com for “virtual assistant” and look at the jobs available there.
9.) Affiliate Marketer

What you do
You resell products and get paid for the sales. This is usually done by setting up a small website touting the benefits of the product and if somebody clicks on your affiliate link and buys the product, you earn money. Technical skills are a big plus but can be learned. Affiliate marketing is highly competitive and finding the right product is key. Learning curve can be steep if you have no technical background.

Pay
Totally dependent on the product you pick and the success you have in getting people to purchase.

Companies hiring right now
You don’t have to be hired by anyone to do this but there’s a fantastic step-by-step tutorial at http://www.hqhow.com/case-study-1/.
10.) Online Juror

What you do
You receive cases via email (often in the form of audio) and afterward, you answer questions with your thoughts on the case. Men have a better chance of getting an Online Juror position since there are so many females that sign-up and the companies need to try to maintain some balance between genders. People living near larger cities also report being given more cases.

Pay
Often as much as $25/hr. (or more, depending on complexity of the case) but you would usually work just a few hours sporadically.

Companies hiring now
JuryTest.Net
OnlineVerdict.com
Trial Practices Inc.
And 2 more bonus jobs on the list that you probably have heard about but continue to be popular choices for people who want to work at home…
11.) Telephone Agent

Nature of work
You answer calls that have been routed to your phone for various companies. Upselling is sometimes involved and hours can be hard to get. Experience varies between companies.

Pay
$8 – $10/hr is typical.

Companies hiring right now
There are dozens of companies that hire for this type of position. There’s an extensive list at http://www.ratracerebellion.com/CS_Comparison.html that should give you a list of companies though you will have to check to which ones are hiring right now.
12.) Transcriptionist

What you do
Transcriptionist take voice recordings (could be medical or non-medical) and transcribe the recordings into text. Training and transcription equipment are usually required. Jobs are becoming more difficult to find due to outsourcing to other countries and the use of voice recognition software. The pay can also be very low for the amount of work done, depending where you work.

Pay
Varies a lot between companies. Some pay by the page, many by the word. Obviously, the faster you type, the better.

Companies hiring right now
ANP Transcriptions (experience required)
American High-Tech Transcription, Inc.,
Caption Colorado (real-time captioning of local news)
ChaCha (transcribing questions from audio)
Cherry Lane Music Company (guitar transcribing)
SpeakWrite (general and legal)
eTranscription Solutions (experience required)
Fantastic Transcripts (work is flexible but in the office and you must be in Boston area)
Morningside Partners (news and financial)
Mountain West Processing (medical, legal, corporate for both entry-level and experienced)
Mulberry Studio
Neal R. Gross and Co., Inc. (court/legal transcription)
Net Transcripts (law enforcement, bilingual needed)
Quicktate
TASK Transcription (general/legal, 3 years experience required)
Tigerfish
TSI (experience required)
VITAC (transcription for deaf or hard-of-hearing)
Part-time professional option

And, finally, here’s a company that has part-time professional jobs. They aren’t work at home positions but part-time might work for some people.
10 til 2

If you want more information, the best source that I know of is the message boards at http://www.workplacelikehome.com. Free registration is required but the quality of the participants there is high. If you know of other reputable companies that are hiring right now, feel free to share in the comments. Good luck in your job search!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Five Crowdsourcing Sites that Give Small Businesses Quality Designs on a Budget

99designs.com is a Webby Awards winner (based on popularity) and the site with the most numerous community of designers. Customers can submit design briefs calling for any type of design in the following categories: identity design (logo and stationery); web design (web page design, WordPress themes, Twitter backgrounds, banner ads); print design; graphic design (button designs and others); and finally, merchandise designs (like t-shirts, and clothing). The site is the most visually appealing, and extremely easy to use. A 100% money back warranty is also in place (including listing fees).

crowdSPRING is playing with the big dogs. Among their customers, you will find names like LG, SmugMug and others. The company received broad recognition, and a few awards like a Stevie Award in 2009, and the ITA CityLIGHTS Award for a newcomer business in 2009. There are over 65.000 users, a mix of designers and writers, that compete in the following categories graphic design (logo, stationery, illustration, clothing design, print design, and package graphics); web design (widget design, email template design, landing page design, banner ads, icon and button design, header design); industrial design (packaging design, product design); and writing projects (company naming, product name, tagline, web content). A money back guarantee in place as well.

DesignCrowd is less popular and has only something over 16.000 users ready to compete for a project. There are less contest categories than offered by 99designs and crowdSPRING: logo design, web design, business card design, stationery design, brochure design, flyer design, poster design, graphic design, t-shirt design and vector illustration. The money prizes awarded here are lower than expected, but in the end, it's the choice of the customer how much he/she is willing to pay for a design. However, a low budget will not motivate more talented designers to participate, and this will be reflected in the quality of the design entries received. A Money back guarantee in place.

Prova - a Beta newcomer, a bit different from the above, although in essence it seems to offer the same services. The general idea is to let the small business owner submit a brief with design specs for anything they can think of. This includes gift certificates, invitations, announcements, key-chains, magnets, lawn signs, billboards and more. In addition, customers can also crowdsource here voiceover narration, audio books, radio advertisements, instructional videos, TV commercials, website videos and YouTube videos. Prova doesn't look like much at the moment - apparently the site will be redesigned in steps, through contests, by its own community. Interestingly, Prova appears more social than the other sites, and promises to promote the designers that win the contests, and the companies that use their services. A Money back guarantee is expected.

GuerraCreativa - another beta, with less than 10000 designers ready for work. It focuses solely on design, but adds flash and 3D design to the offering. It's an Argentinian-based startup, with wording that raises a few eyebrows, but the quality of the designs featured on the homepage is at lease more decent than the description of the service: "We provide you the battlefield and weaponry to conquer the creative world." In the end, the wording is right on target, after all, "guerra" is Spanish for war. Money back guarantee as well.

To conclude, if you run a small business and you need creative work on a budget, you can launch a contest on any of these sites. Each has its own advantages: 99designs and crowdSPRING have large communities, DesignCrowd is very cheap, Prova allows you to promote your contest and to get feedback from your peers and customers, and GuerraCreativa is ideal for flash and 3D designs. No matter where you go, remember that, among the "cons" faced by the crowdsourcing sites, lack of originality (copied designs) ranks supreme. Always ask for feedback from third parties before choosing a winner. To encourage the more talented designers to participate add a few more dollars to the prize, and make the contest challenging and fun. The bottom line is, services like these can take the pinch out of recession woes, and potentially lead to far more creative collaborations.

Monday, April 12, 2010

List of the Most Popular Best GPT Sites

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Friday, March 26, 2010

9 Audio Ad Networks for Websites, Blogs, and Beyond

While some have slammed Internet audio ads as annoying, some marketers admit that having a bit of sound can be a good way to bring readers’ attention to one ad amongst half a dozen banners. Do you like audio ads? Would you consider putting one on your site or blog? Or would you prefer using an audio ad for your online ad campaign? Below are 9 audio ad networks for websites, podcasts, and beyond.

Tell us how you feel about audio ad networks in the comments.


Podtrac

Podtrac is a popular ad network for podcasters. It basically acts as a sales representative for podcasters to advertisers. It also provides demographic analysis and targeting, third-party measurement, content ratings, planning and purchasing, creative rotation, and multiple advertising delivery options. Podtrac boasts of hundreds of top podcasts in its network including many from the iTunes Top 100 list.

Kiptronic

Kiptronic positions itself as “the first and only provider of downloadable media ad insertion to offer built-in support for DoubleClick’s DART for Publishers and Microsoft’s Atlas Publisher Suite.” It insert audio and video ads on podcasts, which work online as well as offline on iPods, smartphones, Internet-enabled TVs, game consoles, and more.

RadioTail

RadioTail is another podcast advertising network that provides podcast stats through its service called Ripple. Some of the features RadioTail provides to publishers include insertion of ads at specific times during the day, automatic insertion and rotation of ads, customized podcast statistics reporting, and more.

VoloMedia

VoloMedia boasts of some of the largest media houses as its clients, such as MSNBC, Forbes, Newsweek, Fox News, etc. VoloMedia adds ads on video and audio content online and on portable devices while providing statistics on the consumption of media. Ad targeting can be done geographically, demographically, and by time of day. It also provides publisher plugins for the iTunes Media Player and Adobe Flash to capture usage metrics.

VoodooVox

VoodooVox says phone calls are the new page views. What it does is insert short audio ads in phone calls generated by its network, which consists of hundreds of call publishers including calling card companies, 411 services, call centers, radio stations,VOIP providers, and Web applications. Each of these call publishers generate “approximately 300 million calls monthly.” According to VoodooVox, inserting audio ads in phone calls is better for the advertiser than Web banners since the ads are “delivered directly into the ears of the intended audience.”

Audio ads are something we take for granted when we call up a company’s customer service, like our mobile phone operator, bank, satellite TV service provider, etc. But can these ads can be served without interfering much on our phone experience?

NetAudioAds

NetAudioAds claims to have more than 46 million participating webpages and that seems like quite an impressive number to start with. The service’s ads are short 5 second audio ads, known as adlets, that are played whenever a visitor opens a participating webpage. Listeners can be targeted by demographic and by location. NetAudioAds also says that its ads are measurable, and audited and verified by accredited third party auditing companies. You can run the ads on your blog or on your MySpace (MySpace) page as well.

Google Audio Ads

According to Google Audio Ads, “22% of Internet users make purchases after searching for something they learned about on the radio,” and so it might be a nice idea to run a radio ad campaign for your online business or site. Success stories include Gifts.com, which “received 23% more visits and a 34% higher conversion rate in markets which ran radio ads.”

To learn more, simply login to your Google Adwords account and choose the audio ads tab. You can choose to run ads on 1,600 terrestrial FM and AM radio stations across the US, choose the top stations only, or choose by location or time of day. You can also search for a specialist at the Google Ad Creation Marketplace to create a custom radio ad for your campaign.

TargetSpot

TargetSpot starts off where Google Audio Ads finishes. It lets you run audio ads, video ads, and banners across hundreds of Internet radio stations. You can select stations by location and format, and target your ads by time of the day, region, or specific market. Will running an ad on an Internet radio station be useful? TargetSpot quotes Arbitron and Edison Media Research that “33 million people tune into Internet radio each week, and the at-work audience has grown from 12% to 20% in one year.” Also, “57% of users reported listening to streaming radio while buying at a website, according to RAEL’s Radio and Internet: Powerful Compliments for Advertisers.”

LocalVocal

LocalVocal is an audio ad network that places audio ads across free directory assistance services, radio, Web telephony, IVR systems, and calling cards. Setting up an ad campaign is very easy from the LocalVocal site and can be as low as $5. You can choose to target locally or across the US and pay only when your ad is heard or when you receive leads.

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