Hurricane Katrina Aftermath Online : the Good, Bad, Ugly
The world is still reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. How is Katrina affecting the online marketing world and how is our industry helping OR hurting the issue? I believe thousands of sites are featuring Katrina donation PSA banners for victim relief.
Even though the news we see on TV has slowed down somewhat, the need for relief funds has not. It will take months of assistance for these families to even begin to get some normalcy in their lives. So please keep those banners up! Following is a compilation of blogs and articles about online marketing and Katrina – the good, the bad and the ugly.
The Good – “Say what you want about the online marketing community, but one thing is for sure – this is an extremely generous group. They responded quickly to the devestation and there are many efforts to donate money, resources and even ad space to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina.” Revenue Magazine – Online Marketers Help with Katrina Relief Effort.
“Americans who want to know more about the aftermath of Katrina, along with those who want to contribute to the relief efforts, are increasingly favoring the internet. Nonprofit organizations are receiving record levels of aid online. The Red Cross has received $21 million for the relief effort, 75 percent of which was donated online. iMedia Connection: Katrina’s Effect on Online
“Hundreds of bloggers have been sending their readers to charities that accept donations for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, with traffic and donors focusing on… the Red Cross and Salvation Army.” Blogs Send Visitors, Donors to Katrina Charity Sites MarketingVOX
The Bad and the Ugly – “As heart-wrenching images of devastation and despair from New Orleans and others parts of the Gulf Coast continue to rivet Americans from coast to coast, experts are warning that scammers have already devised elaborate phishing attacks and other online scams meant to target the outpouring of response to hurricane Katrina.” Phishing, Malware Scams Rise in Katrina’s Wake
“Many different types of Hurricane Katrina scams are already making the rounds — find out what they are, how to protect yourself, and how you can help…” Hurricane Katrina Scams.
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