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Tools for Mobile Marketing Strategy Success

Spin Sucks

By James Prideaux We all know any successful marketing campaign starts with a sound strategy, and a mobile marketing strategy is no exception. Unfortunately, while mobile continues to grow in its importance as a marketing tactic, many marketers still lack the tools and knowledge to develop a sound and integrated mobile marketing strategy. and nearly $220B worldwide.

Facebook Displaying Vertical Videos in Mobile News Feed

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook has begun displaying vertical videos in News Feed  in its flagship mobile application. Tim Peterson of Marketing Land  reported on the update, and a spokesperson for the social network told him via email that its tests found that users watched vertical videos for longer time periods and with audio when they were presented vertically in News Feed, adding: We know that people enjoy more immersive experiences on Facebook, so we’re starting to display a larger portion of each vertical video in News Feed on mobile. Readers: What are your thoughts on this change?

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Social Media Gone Mobile

Mindjumpers

Tweet As yesterday’s tip on our Facebook page advised, the SoLoMo (Social, Local, Mobile) revolution of how we interact on social media platforms refers to the need of an intensified focus on use of mobile devices in daily life of social media. Lately, Facebook upgraded their mobile app to better incorporate the new Timeline design with an increased focus on visual content.

Social, Local, Mobile: The SoLoMo Revolution

Mindjumpers

People are connecting to their social networks through their mobile phones , and last week Socialbakers announced that the majority of Facebook users (57%) access Facebook through mobile; a fact that convincingly underlines the mobile revolution. This geo-targeting trend adds the local dimension to the social and mobile movement. SoLoMo and location-based engagement.

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Mobile Technology and Your Small Business

Ari Herzog

Mobile technology is not one thing. It’s not just an application or a QR code. Mobile technology is all these things and more. In my opinion, mobile technology is the future of all communications for your business, internally and externally. They (and you) believe in the creation of the social web and mobile technologies are the key reasons for this substantial climb.

A Mobile Marketing Strategy That Helps First, Sells Second

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Brands have rushed to provide value (optimally) or promotions (typically) on every new communication platform, all of which are increasingly accessed through mobile devices, making customers’ relationships with brands solely a collection of micro-experiences. Mobile research and commerce lifestyle is more ubiquitous among today’s younger consumers. This is a guest post by Jay Baer.

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3 Ways Mobile Insights Are Informing Online and Offline Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Customer Experience Mobile. It’s predicted that shoppers around the world will have purchased about $119 billion worth of goods and services through their mobile phones by 2015. Either way, mobile will be instrumental in expanding brands’ reach and connecting them to new and existing audiences in a different way. That’s right, real time.

Government’s Mobile Nightmare

Geoff Livingston

The Office of Management and Budget released its digital strategy for mobile devices (phones and tablets, hooray!) It has three core objectives: Enable citizens and the growing mobile workforce to access high-quality digital government information and services anywhere, anytime, on any device. What do you think about the government’s mobile nightmare? Mission Conflict.

Statistics: Facebook on Mobile [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mindjumpers

In a social media world where consumers and users are increasingly applying a SoLoMo (Social Local Mobile) attitude towards their social networks, the number of active users of the mobile Facebook app is therefore an indicator of what is to come. 543 million active Facebook users, meaning more than half of all Facebook users, regularly use the mobile app to access their profile.

Five Forms of Mobile Media

Geoff Livingston

Watching App Savvy Author (and personal friend) Ken Yarmosh speak, clarity in mobile communications becomes clear. Specifically, Ken talks about the three primary communication methods via mobile web development. From a communicators perspective, there are several ways to approach stakeholders on mobile media. Marketing centric applications rarely take off.

I Got You vs. I Keep You - The Mobile Brand Crisis

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Brands are going to confront a huge challenge as their consumers become more and more mobile. In the past, I have written about the massive chasm that is developing between consumers and brands, as our consumers become more mobile and smartphone enabled. Please read: Mobile Breaks Search. Yes, brands will continue to struggle with a mobile web experience vs./plus a native mobile application for iOS and Android. Search is a problem because discoverability of these mobile applications is a real chore for brands. mobile. mobile app.

Gushcloud: Mobilizing Social Media Marketing

Mindjumpers

Mobilizing target networks online. Gushcloud is a platform where brands are helped to actively mobilize their target groups across the various social media channels with just a few easy clicks. Marketing & Communication Social Media Social Network Crowdsourcing Facebook Gushcloud Mobilizing Rewards Sharing social media marketing SXSWTweet. Transparency of Community.

Are You Making These Costly Holiday Mobile Mistakes?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Customer Experience eCommerce Mobile. And if you’re a retailer, hopefully you haven’t just primed your in-store and online offers, but your mobile presence as well. population are avid mobile Internet users, according to 2011 U.S. While mobile commerce stats have been rising for quite some time, many retailers have yet to nail its optimal experience.

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T-Mobile G2: My New Mobile Obsession

Ari Herzog

My new obsession is the T-Mobile G2. Here’s a picture I snapped of the two phones side by side : Launching last fall to many positive early reviews , the phone runs on the open source Android operating system and is pre-installed with every mobile application in Google’s arsenal. Asking people around my town what they thought of T-Mobile, their responses were generally favorable. Last night, I ported my 12-year number to T-Mobile. -- Thanks for reading T-Mobile G2: My New Mobile Obsession by Ari Herzog. chuckle as I look back.

Mobile Will Restore Brevity to Media

Geoff Livingston

If social media endangered the 30 second spot , then mobile media will restore brevity to content creation. Smaller screens, less convenient input methods for text, the ability to create user generated visual media on the fly, and an evolving series of socially empowered mobile media will challenge content creators to serve a new reader. Time seems to be on mobile’s side.

YouTube Commands 50% of Time Spent On Mobile Entertainment Apps

The Realtime Report

How much time are Americans spending on mobile apps, and which are the most popular? A new study from Flurry takes a look at how apps are dominating mobile, and Google and Facebook are commanding lots of our time. The average US consumer now spends 2 hours and 42 minutes per day on mobile; apps command a whopping 86% of that time, or 2 hours and 19 minutes per day.

Facebook Debuts App Event Optimization, Extends Dynamic Ads, Canvas to Apps

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced Monday that it will extend its dynamic ads  and Canvas  ad product to applications, along with launching a new product, App Event Optimization. And dynamic ads for app installs and Canvas for mobile app install ads  will launch “over the next few weeks.”. Businesses such as mobile commerce and gaming apps are seeing success.

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Mobile Is Not a Channel: Multi-Purpose Impact of the Smartphone

Conversionation

ExactTarget recently released a report, called “Mobile Indepence Day” (guess when they released it). It’s an exhaustive overview of how one significant device in the whole mobile explosion, being the smartphone, impacts the way people communicate, network, transact and shop. Many industry people talk about mobile, just as they talk about social: as a separate and tangible channel.

Kickass User Interfaces for Mobile Devices

Idaconcpts

57.6% of Baby Boomers, 62.2% of Gen Xers, and 63.2% of Millenials in the United States used mobile devices to access the web in 2012, according to eMarketer. The mobile Internet population is sizeable and rapidly growing across all age groups. A key driver for mobile Internet use is email access. This shift in mentality makes a lot of sense for mobile devices. Takeaway.

Facebook Adds 2 Global Ad-Targeting Features

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook also announced that advertisers with the objectives of websites conversions or mobile application installs can now use its extended location targeting capabilities by selection regions or trade zones, and the social network will deliver ads to those regions and optimize delivery to countries with the greatest returns. Advertising/Marketing Facebook Ad Targeting Applications apps Conversions Countries Facebook for Business Lookalike Audiences mobile Mobile App Install Ads Mobile Application Install Ads Targeted Ads Webinars Website Conversions

5 Easy Ways To Optimize Your Website For Mobile

Firebelly

Recently, HubSpot’s Website Grader began factoring mobile optimization in to its scores. After all, it’s about time for mobile platforms to be considered in the production of every website, as more people are owning smartphones. This doesn’t mean making a completely new version of the website built just for mobile. Build CSS for Mobile.

Mobile apps are a waste of time for associations.

SocialFish

And I know I’m going to get a lot of grief over it, so let the debate begin. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and my thinking has been influenced by research, including the September Pew Internet report on “The Rise of App Culture,” and a r eport on global mobile statistics from MobiThinking. believe that associations need to get mobile right, and fast.

Facebook’s New Ad Products for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Tuesday introduced three advertising products aimed at retailers with brick-and-mortar stores: store locator, store visits and the offline conversions application-programming interface. Today we’re announcing new solutions for businesses to drive people to their stores and measure the amount of store visits and in-store sales following their Facebook mobile ad campaigns.

What’s Your Mobile Marketing Strategy?

Small Business Mavericks

Amidst all the hype with social media, there’s a growing trend that sometimes gets lost in the shuffle: Mobile marketing. Before starting my own company in 2006, I worked for 16 years in the wireless industry for AT&T Wireless and Cingular, so I’ve watched mobile develop over the years with more than a casual passers-by interest. For many reasons, mobile marketing has been slow to grow in the United States. “Mobile marketing in the US has been hindered by relatively slow adoption compared to the rest of the world. Where Mobile is headed.

Feature Friday: Musing about Mobile Networking

Ari Herzog

Here’s my problem: No one touched on the fact that most users access these social networks with their mobile devices! Without having to know anything about graphic design, HTML, or FBML; and without paying for third-party applications, you too can have pertinent information on your Facebook page! Make sure your URL appears on the mobile platform and adjust if necessary. Really?

Mobile Necessary Now for Brand Relevancy

Geoff Livingston

If you are not preparing your organization for a mobile web , you will lose competitive positioning. Many brands have dabbled and experimented, but have put off mobile media as they struggled to swallow social media. Social media is now in its best practices phase, while mobile media via tablets and mobile phones has hit the tipping point. Not convinced yet?

Non-Facebook Users to Start Seeing Audience Network-Powered Ads

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced in a Facebook for Business post  that it is extending the reach of its Facebook Audience Network  mobile advertising network to non-Facebook users via data it gathers from third-party sites and applications that use the social network’s technology. “Over the coming months,” you won’t have to be a Facebook user to see ads powered by the social network.

Facebook Beefs Up Analytics for Apps

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook launched several new features and an improved design for its Analytics for Apps  free mobile analytics solution. The social network introduced Analytics for Apps at its F8  global developers’ conference in March 2015. With more than 1.5 People Insights and Push Notifications in Facebook Analytics f… Posted by Facebook for Developers on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

Facebook Announces New, Improved Share and Save Options, Social Plugins

SocialTimes Facebook

Sharing is caring, and Facebook Tuesday introduced several improved ways for developers of applications and websites to enable their users to share (and save) to the social network. Additionally, new versions of all our social plugin buttons are now available with the following improvements: Mobile-friendly: The original like button was designed when mobile was in its early days.

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15 Awesome Social Media Apps for iPhone

Razor Social

Using your mobile for social media marketing will make you more productive and efficient  when marketing your business on social media. You have your mobile with you 24 hours a day so you might as well get more benefit from it! Note: You should create a folder on your mobile device and add in any relevant apps.  It’s much better to be organized and bunch them all together! 1.

Work On The Go With Podio’s New iPhone Application

Mindjumpers

And now, Podio has just released some interesting mobile applications for those who are always on the move! Co-founder of Podio, Jon Froda , tells us that Podio has launched a new iPhone application, which makes it possible for everyone to build their own mobile work apps to get their work done in a more collaborative way. Be productive on the go.

Facebook Offers Brands a Revamped Offers Experience

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network outlined the new features in an email to SocialTimes: Bookmark: People can easily claim an offer on mobile or on desktop and it will automatically save to their new Offers bookmark. Redeem an offer anywhere: People can paste their offer code during online checkout, or they can access a code on their mobile device during in-store checkout (coming soon).

Forensiq to Provide Ad Fraud Detection Services for Twitter MoPub

SocialTimes Twitter

Forensiq  will provide ad fraud detection services for Twitter’s MoPub  mobile ad exchange under terms of a partnership announced Thursday. Twitter head of commercial partnerships Meridith Miller announced the partnership in a blog post , saying that the agreement between the two companies is aimed at protecting the more than 45,000 mobile applications and more than 450 billion monthly ad requests on MoPub Marketplace. She wrote: Mobile in-app programmatic advertising  is the fastest-growing segment of digital advertising. We are excited to be working with Forensiq.

Facebook Audience Network Block List Added to Business Manager

SocialTimes Facebook

Brands and agencies using Facebook’s Business Manager  now have the option of blocking their ads from running on specific applications or websites. Advertising/Marketing Facebook Abs Elmaz Applications apps Block Lists Business Manager Chris Ruberg Facebook Audience Network mobile OneCommand Social House MediaLearn more about how to upload a block list.

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Facebook Debuts Several Ad Products, New Features at Cannes Lions

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook said it is beta-testing the new application-programming interface with “a small group of advertisers,” including Mondelez International  and Anheuser-Busch InBev , adding that the Audience Insights API will be available to partners in early 2017. People consume content on mobile in fundamentally different ways than they do on other channels.

Realtime Olympics: 60% of London 2012 Visits Came Via Mobile; Facebook Was 2nd Highest Traffic Source

The Realtime Report

A new compilation of stats from the 2012 Olympic Games reveals that 60% of visits to the official London 2012 Games website and apps came from mobile devices. And both the BBC and NBC also had strong Olympic mobile showings:  one-third of BBC web visits and one-tenth of video streams were from mobile, while 16% of NBC web users and 45% of NBC video requests came from mobile ( PaidContent ).

Facebook Is Launching It’s Own App Center

Mindjumpers

Tweet Facebook has unveiled its own App Center just like Apple and Google – an application store for both Android and iOS devices that features native and web apps that connect with Facebook one way or another. ” The App Center will function as a one-stop store for apps (both web-based and mobile). Facebook Applications Facebook App Facebook insights mobile apps Social Media

Twitter Allowing Video Creators to Share Revenue From Pre-Roll Ads

SocialTimes Twitter

Snir also detailed several product upgrades aimed at easing the process of participating in the new program, writing: Creators can now upload, manage and publish media more efficiently and effectively than ever before across both desktop (via the new Media Studio ) and mobile (via the Twitter Engage  application). https://t.co/ebnJxNaZqA ebnJxNaZqA pic.twitter.com/OGlI9tbeMa.

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11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Mobile Marketing – I know I said last year was the year of mobile marketing but I just saw a stat from a Mary Meeker presentation that smart phones will eclipse PC sales in 2012 (that’s just a year away) which will lead us to more mobile usage than PC usage so you better start your Mobile Marketing program now. Enjoy! Email this to a friend? Share this on Facebook.

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MingleBird – The Next Big Thing?

Mindjumpers

Tweet All eyes on future development of success stories for application development lies within a triangle – the touch points of Social – Mobile – Game Design. Make something that is social with a call for human interaction, put in a game design (we love to play games) and make it work on the mobile, where the penetration for smartphones leaves no doubt that the future is in the palm of your hand. MingleBird – a mobile socializing application. It’s a mobile app, only on iPhone right now (personal shout out – speed up the Android version, guys!)

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