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In Determining ROI on Advertising Spend, It’s the Eyeballs!


Pat Davis Szymczak

It’s that time of year again, budget planning season! Telemarketers and sales managers are asking every day for your advertising budget. But do you analyze the likely ROI (return on investment) before you buy?
Sometimes what might seem to be the cheapest...

Main Article

Rosneft Sees 2% Output Increase in 2009, Plans Drilling for 704 New Wells

Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft expects to boost oil and gas condensate output by 2 percent in 2009 and maintain positive free cash flow given that oil prices are above $50 per barrel, it said Monday.

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Industry Meets in Volgograd to Update GOST and Narrow the ISO 9001 Divide

Russian authorities want to revamp the country’s outdated Soviet-era GOST standard system and bring GOST more into line with Europe’s ISO 9001 industrial rules.

More Top Features

Don’t Panic! Asia May Yet Stabilize Demand

Recently, the chief economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said that larger emerging markets could make up for the losses in oil purchased by developing nations in 2009.

Fighting Pipeline Corrosion in Russia

In 1960, an anticorrosive coating method was invented for steel pipes: a fusion bonded epoxy coating or epoxy powder coating named Scotchkote™.  A triple-layer coating was introduced and applied in Germany in 1979.

NG-Energo Power Units Drive Drilling Rigs

Alexander Levkovich is the Head of NG-Energo’s Scientific-technical Department. Recently he met with OGE and answered a few questions about development and use of their power units.

PROTEGO® Devices Ensure Safety and Reliability in Industrial Process Engineering

The German company Braunschweiger Flammenfilter GmbH under the brand PROTEGO® produces flame arresters, valves and tank equipment, which are tailored to meet market demands.

Great Minds Produce Smart Chemicals

Development of difficult-to-recover oil reserves is the primary business of RITEK-ENPTs – an Elektrogorsk-based R&D Center of RITEK (Russian Innovation Fuel and Energy Company).

Tomsk R&D Institute Emerges as the Go-To for Oil Chemistry

One cannot underestimate the value of applied and fundamental sciences for the petroleum industry. Especially now when oil does not gush out, but requires greater efforts in recovery.

VNIIGAZ Gathers the World’s Brightest for Information Exchange

Fall is the hot season for the employees of VNIIGAZ. Each year, the company conducts several international conferences devoted to various gas science issues which attract many world-class specialists.

Ukraine Signs Gas Monitors Deal as EU Ministers Meet

Ukraine agreed to sign a new version of an accord to authorize monitoring of natural gas flows, paving the way to resume Russian gas shipments through the country to the rest of Europe, a European Union official said.

Finger Pointing, but No Gas in Russia / Ukraine Gas Crisis

Russian gas deliveries to the European Union failed to resume flowing through Ukraine as planned Tuesday, causing a flurry of accusations and Gazprom going so far as to accuse the United States of involvement in the disruption.

Gazprom said it began pumping gas toward Ukraine in the morning but that the country's transit system would not accept the fuel. Ukraine said it was unable to handle the gas on that particular route, calling Gazprom's choice of the entry point a provocation.

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