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Mobile First in 2015

Spin Sucks

Start switching your digital and social media marketing efforts right now to a Mobile First priority. For years you have been hearing about ensuring your website and digital marketing efforts are all mobile-friendly. Now the focus is changing to mobile first. What is Mobile First? What does Mobile First mean? Who Should Adopt a Mobile First Strategy?

5 Reasons Your Mobile Strategy Isn’t Working

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Whether you completely neglected to build a website for your mobile platform or there’s a lacking call to action, there are common mobile faux pas than can result in lost loyalty, brand following and even support.

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Mobile Video: 92% of Viewers Share Content

The Realtime Report

Mobile video viewers are highly likely to share mobile video content, according to a new study by the Interactive Advertising Bureau. Out of the 200 mobile video viewers surveyed, 92% share mobile video content with others. And they do so often: 16% share mobile video content daily, and 33% do so weekly. Only 12% share video via Twitter.

The Impact of Mobile Web Usage [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

As we have written in a previous post about social media mobile usage , more than half of all Facebook users are mobile. These numbers put together means that nearly 360M Facebook users check the app on their mobile device on a daily basis. It is imperative to optimize your content for mobile phones – especially smartphones as these are the dominant.

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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.

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.

7 Common Mobile Fundraising Mishaps and How to Avoid Them

SocialFish

Luckily, your organization doesn’t have to spend years cultivating your mobile fundraising strategy the way a chef would work meticulously on his caramelizing. Forgetting to steward mobile donors. When you’re planning your mobile fundraiser, it’s important not to base any decisions on assumptions. Mobile donation page. How long you plan to run a mobile giving campaign.

Mobile Positioning: A Business Must

Webbiquity SMM

Mobile access to the web has surpassed browser usage. Consumers are growing fonder of their smartphones and tablets, using them to access content and make online purchases in staggering numbers. Consider these 2012 statistics: •  Twitter estimates 55% of users access the site through a mobile device. • 34% of marketers have generated leads using Twitter. Still not convinced?

Carlsberg Launches Crowdit: A Non-Branded Mobile App

Mindjumpers

We frequently see companies making use of mobile apps to promote their brand. Today, Carlsberg launches a different kind of branded mobile app: a non-branded app. For the consumer it’s all about the content. The mobile consumer. Similar Posts: Social, Local, Mobile: The SoLoMo Revolution. Social Media Gone Mobile. Non-branded promotion.

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Mobile – from Strategy to Implementation

SocialFish

Mobile from Strategy to Implementation for the 2013 ASAE Technology Conference (Tech13) from Amy Hissrich. “I was excited to do this session because over the past year, I’ve changed my mindset around mobile. However, this doesn’t sit in opposition to mobile serving as a game changer for associations. It’s an exciting time both for mobile development and associations.

4 Ways to Extend the Lifespan of your Social Media Content

Ignite Social Media

Often times social media content is thought of like speed dating – you make a quick connection, enjoy it while it lasts, and then you move on to the next suiter, only to smile somberly at the memory of that special someone in the weeks to come. Unlike most content production, social media content creation can be timely and expensive. Turn your fans into your creators. Stretch.

3 New Apps You Should Use for Social Content Creation

Ignite Social Media

Photography and content apps are a dime a dozen in your App and Google Play Stores. But there are some apps that stand out from the crowd, and by default, make your content infinitely better and more engaging. With these apps, you can create and enhance content on the fly, with just the tap of a few buttons. You have a lot of content to create. So shall we get to it?

Relevant Social Content is Visual, Spatial and Mobile

Firebelly

For that post the main focus was on Instagram and how MLB was taking advantage of the photo sharing activity of their fan base using the popular photo editing and sharing app to create engage content for their own site, and the sites of the other teams involved in the post-season. That handle = content. Content is more visual now than perhaps it’s ever been. Social is Visual.

8 Must-Have Apps for Your Mobile/Social Business

Janet Fouts

travel with an iPad and an iPhone as my mobile office, and it’s made it a whole lot easier to stay on top of my business, my teram and my clients. Quickbooks Mobile. Publish a magazine style page on any topic you like, then populate it with content you curate from your desktop or your mobile device. Expensify. travel a lot. Dropbox. yeah for the win/win!).

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The Transistor Radio and the Dawn of Mobile Media

Waxing UnLyrical

In a way, it marked the beginning of our mobile society, which would be fully realized in our current decade given all of the devices available today. Fast-forward to today: people are more mobile than ever. Content is the coin of our information economy. And any content-marketing organization must answer the critical question: Does it work? Guest Post by Fay Shapiro.

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.

Increase Your Mobile Page Speed

Small Business Mavericks

Chances are, if you’ve done any fair amount of study on responsive web design, then you are thinking about how visitors are viewing your mobile website. Until now, you couldn’t do a whole lot about the speed of your website loading on mobile devices. Google Developers now has guidelines for website developers regarding mobile page load speeds. Even better, they have a tool for testing your mobile page load speed. Specifically, the tool measures the following results: External render-blocking Javascript and CSS in above-the-fold content.

The Future of Social Media Is Mobile. Are You Ready?

Simply Measured

There’s no denying the trend that mobile is taking over the digital landscape, particularly amongst the 18-34 year old demographic. Already 1 in 5 minutes of all digital media time is spent on social sites or in social media apps, and nearly 80% of all social media time is spent on mobile. Visual Content Is King on Social and Mobile. There are currently 2.6

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The Importance of Localized Branded Content on Social Media

Mindjumpers

The best performing and most valuable content provides relevance for the user as well as the brand with a great respect for the context. What And do you take local context into consideration when creating Social Media content for your global brand? Users are encouraged to location-tag their content, in order to create engagement to their own profiles. Facebook.

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Four Mobile Marketing Growth Areas

Spin Sucks

This first ran on MyMobiManager , a company that creates content management systems for the mobile web. So when we talk about something as simple as moving their websites to a mobile browser friendly format, you can imagine the blank stares we get. But these statistics show mobile isn’t going to go away. Mobile Browser Ready. Mobile Blogging.

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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4 Invincible Ways Mobile Apps Fuel Business Growth

Convince & Convert

Mobile apps opened vistas of opportunities for small businesses. Today, from customer relationship management to documenting expenses to facilitating payments, mobile apps are playing an increasingly significant role in fueling business growth. Another big impetus for most businesses is the steadily decreasing cost of building a mobile app. highlight to tweet).

The Mobile Imperative

Twist Image

There's a sad truth about mobile, but I don't want to hear it. Making things even more complex are the telco companies who are still charging confusing fee structures for mobile data. It's hard to convince a large brand to think about mobile when they just don't see the uptake and motion from the consumer. How long will mobile ubiquity take? mobile. mobile app.

Is Shazam the Future of Mobile Marketing

Convince & Convert

Are we about to finally crack the mobile marketing code? Here’s the challenge, and this has always been the challenge for mobile. For more on this and similar concepts, check out the excellent book “ The Mobile Commerce Revolution ” from Tim Hayden and Tom Webster. . Image via BigStockPhoto.com. Get all JayToday episodes at [link]. Fantastic, right? Fantastic.

7 Mobile Marketing Stats That Will Blow Your Mind

Convince & Convert

Mobile marketing is the future. Any marketer, or marketing firm worth their weight in invoices knows that the key to future success is adapting to and optimizing for the mobile market. Tablets and mobile devices are taking over the market and that makes for an exciting piece of Internet history that many are recognizing, but few are really cashing in on. Pay close attention.

5 Things You Need to Know About Google’s Mobile Changes

Convince & Convert

It’s been nicknamed “Mobile-geddon.” There are two major changes at play in Google’s recent move to favor mobile: First, Google will adjust its search results order to favor mobile-friendly sites. Second, apps will be discoverable in mobile search results with deep links driving new app downloads. This is a big step in apps overtaking the mobile web.

QR Codes & Mobile: The Time is Now

Spin Sucks

Stephanie True Moss , is chief creative officer at True Moss Communications , Inc., a creative design group that offers Web Design | WordPress | Mobile | Print | SEO | Graphic Design | Social Media | QR Code Consulting. If you haven’t they can be fun and lead to videos, pictures, mobile information and more that is unveiled with a simple scan. Consider the mobile aspect.

Why Some CMOs Believe Mobile Marketing Isn’t Worth It

Convince & Convert

I am ready to proclaim that 2016 will be the Year of Mobile. Quite frankly, if I hear someone actually proclaim that—and I know if I Google “Year of Mobile,” I’ll find plenty of articles in my search results—I will bang my head against the nearest wall until it is stricken from my memory. The world is mobile. Why are so many CMOs disavowing mobile marketing?

Four Tips to Help You Create Content in a tl;dr World

Spin Sucks

By Kevin Dugan Four tips to help you create content in a tl;dr world. After serving up hundreds of thousands of stories, the content discovery platform knows we’re more likely to click through headlines with 12 to 18 words   in them.  How to Communicate While Marketing in a World of Brevity And, more troubling, mobile makes our eight-second window of opportunity seem even smaller.

Mobile Visits Account for 40% of All Traffic for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Mobile is an important and growing traffic source for all publishers, but just how much traffic does it represent? I was curious where things currently stand so I pulled mobile traffic figures from SimilarWeb for a variety of well-known brands. On average, for the past six months (May-October 2014) mobile visits accounted for 40% of total site traffic for this group. 20-29% 6.

Our Job in PR is So Much Easier Now Thanks to Mobile

Spin Sucks

Certainly nothing is easy, but mobile technology now allows us to accomplish our business objectives more quickly and maybe even more effectively. Given the nature of mobile devices and technology, we now have direct access to get our messages and information directly into the hands of our targeted audiences—no matter where they are located in the world. Mobile Messaging for Teams.

The Truth About Writing Killer Content for Mobiles

ProBlogger

We’re being told constantly that mobile content is like a snack, long texts are dead. You’ve just read TOP myths about mobile users. And the worst thing is, many content marketers still believe these myths. Yes, mobile users choose different content; yes, they use it in the different time and, what is more important, the different way. Length.

Facebook 360 Photos: The New Frontier of Hyper-Engaging Content

Ignite Social Media

Within the last year, we’ve seen a bunch of efforts made to increase the engage-ability of social media content. Perhaps most notably among these has been Facebook’s 360 video introduction, which has indisputably raised the bar for what is now considered “hyper-engaging” content. That is, until now. Why This Is Even Better Than 360 Video. Facebook 360 Video v. Facebook 360 Photos.

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Mobile vs. Social – Round 1: Ding! Ding! Ding!

Puzzle Marketer

Mobile or Social? In the blue corner we have Mobile! This includes mobile app development, responsive web design, push notifications, and mobile targeted paid advertising. We’ve seen why your business should go mobile recently with mobile devices overtaking PCs. Content with Birdfeud is shared 2x more and engaged with 7x more than content without. The post Mobile vs. Social – Round 1: Ding! Mobile Marketing Social MediaThis year is off to a roaring start for digital marketing. In the red corner we have Social!

5 Ways to Increase Mobile Conversion Rates

Convince & Convert

Have you tried using QR codes, SMS, or NFC to increase mobile traffic, but are noticing little to no mobile conversions? If your website is not mobile friendly, you will be lucky to see any conversions. However, what is surprising are the studies that have come out recently that show responsive sites are doing no better than non mobile desktop formatted sites.

How To Think About Mobile Advertising

Twist Image

Mobile ads are not Internet ads. Mobile ads are not like other ads. As a consumer, how often have you clicked on a mobile ad. Still, what we, primarily, see when it comes to measuring advertising on mobile platforms is the same as advertising on the Web. Does this make any sense for mobile? This fails dramatically when it comes to mobile devices. They''re not staring at a computer screen, they''re flicking their way through a mobile experience. Are mobile ads dead on arrival? Mobile makes sharing ideas fast and easy. content.

The Five Elements to Include in a Content Marketing Strategy

Spin Sucks

content marketing strategy, when executed correctly, is a cost-effective and efficient way of developing and maintaining important relationships with your customers. However, in order to be effective, you need a strong content marketing strategy that contains each of the following five essential elements. Prolific and High-quality Content. By Rick Riddle.