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December 06, 2005

MSN AdCenter soliciting publishers for their new contextual ad program?

While I am not such a big fan of blogging things that have been overheard, Barry Schwartz (aka RustyBrick) from SERoundtable is reporting a conversation he overheard of MSN soliciting a potential publisher.

Just overheard Jed Nahum from MSN Search trying to pick up a beta tester for its contextual advertising program - picking up a publisher for the program. That is all I know right now.

I find it interesting they are already soliciting publishers when their US AdCenter product is still so new. And I am a little disappointed I wasn't the one being solicited as a beta publisher too ;)

This will definitely be interesting to watch and see what happens with MSN's new contextual program, especially since very little has been publicly acknowledged about the program to date.

Posted by Jenstar at December 6, 2005 12:00 PM

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Comments

Interesting... I read on WebProNews where they quoted a Wall Street Journal article saying that there are some talks between Time Warner (who owns AOL) and Microsoft to work together on an advertising network. If true, this will certainly make the contextual advertising landscape more interesting.

Posted by: Hock at December 6, 2005 08:23 PM