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4 Mistakes Marketers Make With Mobile Facebook Ads

SocialTimes Facebook

It’s no secret that digital advertising has gone mobile. Smartphones and mobile devices are now the primary vehicles shoppers use to research purchases, access social media and consume digital content. And marketers have taken notice: According to eMarketer , mobile will account for more than 62 percent of digital ad spending in 2016. Nowhere is this shift to mobile more noticeable than with Facebook. Facebook is truly a mobile-first platform , with more than 1 billion mobile daily active users. Mistake No. 1: Location, location, location.

The Impact of Mobile Web Usage [Infographic]


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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Social Media Gone Mobile


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.

Facebook Tip: Changing From Mobile To Desktop View On Your iPad Or Tablet

SocMed Sean

If you are a tablet owner, though, you probably know that apps like Twitter and Facebook treat your tablet as a mobile device by default. Personally, I hate the stripped-down, ad-heavy versions of the Facebook and Twitter apps, so I browse them using the native desktop view in Safari or Chrome. Facebook can be just as infuriating, too. facebook in standard view - Nope.

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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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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. Finally, respondents weighed in on mobile video advertising. 

Social, Local, Mobile: The SoLoMo Revolution


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.

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4 Social Media Management Strategies for Mobile Consumers

agora pulse

How many social media management strategies REALLY incorporate mobile users? Marketing Land reported that nearly 80 percent of social media time is now spent on mobile devices. Mobile users are busy people, juggling multiple tasks at once. Check out these four social media management strategies to interact with mobile consumers. 1. Link to Mobile-Friendly Sites.

Mobile Technology and Your Small Business

Ari Herzog

Mobile technology is not one thing. 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. This is what mobile technology can do.

Top Tools for Mobile Marketing


The world of mobile marketing has been in development for several years now and businesses of all stripes have “gone mobile”. The organizations that invest in mobile marketing are the ones who will see the most success. Okay, so you’re ready to launch a mobile marketing campaign for your nonprofit. And, with 1.5 Convinced yet? But where do you begin? Texting Apps.

Social Networks See Majority of Traffic Coming From Mobile

The Realtime Report

Mobile is accounting for a huge portion of social networking use; for newer platforms like Instagram, Snapchat and Vine, use is “almost exclusively mobile.” ” A new report from the  comScore Data Mine  compares desktop vs. mobile usage for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, Vine and Snapchat.

Mobile Positioning: A Business Must

Webbiquity SMM

Mobile access to the web has surpassed browser usage. Consider these 2012 statistics: •  Twitter estimates 55% of users access the site through a mobile device. • 34% of marketers have generated leads using Twitter. Click-through rates on search result ads are higher on mobile, according to a Marin Software study. What Can A Mobile Strategy Do For Me? The result?

76% of Mobile Video Ads Are Viewed In-App [Study]

The Realtime Report

Mobile video is rapidly becoming the new darling of the digital advertising world, and the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) recently conducted its first  Mobile Video Benchmark Study  to examine mobile video performance. The results show very high completion rates – over 90% – for mobile video. “…Mobile video is beyond the tipping point.

US Mobile Ad Spending Will Top $4 Billion in 2012

The Realtime Report

Mobile advertising spending will total more than $4 billion by the end of 2012, according to eMarketer estimates. And new  research by Millennial Media  reveals that certain industries have seen tremendous growth (more than 400% year-over-year) in mobile advertising. The third quarter of 2012 saw a 574% jump in mobile ad spending for the automotive industry year-over-year.

Facebook Mobile Ad Management – NEW User Friendly Tool

PWB Marketing Blog

Today Facebook announced the launch of a mobile ads manager that allows for greater management of accounts on the go. The new Facebook Ads Manager will do all of that while allowing users to view insights and even respond to alerts. Need help getting started in using Facebook ads? Advertising Facebook Facebook advertising Give us a call at 734.995.5000.

7 Common Mobile Fundraising Mishaps and How to Avoid Them


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. Facebook. Facebook. And more! QR code.

Statistics: Facebook on Mobile [INFOGRAPHIC]


Recently, the social network Facebook reached a total of 1 billion users worldwide. 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. Facebook Mobile Penetration.

How to Choose the Best Mobile Strategy for Your Business

Convince & Convert

These days, mobile strategy is an imperative for marketing departments across every industry. While today’s CMO is looking at mobile advertising and optimizing websites for tablets, the first word on everyone’s mind is “app.” Developing an app isn’t the right solution for everyone, so how do you determine what mobile strategy makes sense for your business? Window Shopping.

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. Of course there are the obvious apps like Linkedin , Facebook , Skype etc. Doing business in 2013 is going to be a whole lot easier if you can take your business with you on the road. Expensify. travel a lot.

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Carlsberg Launches Crowdit: A Non-Branded Mobile App


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. The app of course also allows users to connect their Facebook account to access friends, share activities, check-in and to see friends’ check-ins, favourites and offers redeemed. The mobile consumer.

Facebook Introduces Audience Insights, Twitter Unveils ‘Mute’, Yahoo Gets Mobile & More | Social Media Snapshot

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , Facebook , LinkedIn , Pinterest , Social Media Marketing , Twitter Tags: CardMunch , evernote , Facebook , facebook audience insights , language targeting , linkedin , mobile ads , mute button , Pinterest , social media , Social Media Snapshot , Twitter , Yahoo! Below are highlights of changes on top social media platforms for the week ending May 16, 2014: New on Facebook Facebook Introduces Audience Insights Big news for Facebook advertisers and marketers! Introduced late last week, [.] ( Read more. ).

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Twitter Grows by 75% in Mobile Audience, LinkedIn Close Second


mobile using audience, jumping an impressive 75% to 13.4 For the same period, Facebook also rose, up 50% to 57.3 Facebook’s mobile audience worldwide is now a heady 350 million. The overall social networking population across mobile devices increased by 37% to 72 million people – about 31% of all U.S. mobile users (aged 13 and over). million. million.

Workplace (Formerly Facebook at Work) Officially Launches Worldwide

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced the global availability of Workplace–long-awaited, long-tested and formerly known as Facebook at Work –at an event in London  Monday. Reports about Facebook at Work began surfacing as early as November 2014 ( here  and here ), and the social network officially announced in January 2015  that it was testing the product with pilot companies. Norway.

Half of Consumers Read Email Exclusively On Mobile

The Realtime Report

Email marketing is far from dead — but is your brand optimizing email campaigns for mobile?  If the answer is no, then it’s time to start: a new study from Yesmail Interactive shows that, as of Q4 2013, half of consumers now read emails  only on mobile devices. email-generated mobile sales increased at triple the rate of desktop sales (52% vs. 18%).

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. It may be getting close to double-down on Facebook. There are currently 2.6

Government’s Mobile Nightmare

Geoff Livingston

Multiply that individual by hundreds of thousands of people, and their personal smartphones with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest apps loaded up. The Office of Management and Budget released its digital strategy for mobile devices (phones and tablets, hooray!) What do you think about the government’s mobile nightmare? Image via Federal Computer Week. Oh well.

Why You Must Appreciate Facebook Mobile

Ari Herzog

With 500 million (and counting) people in the world with Facebook accounts, you need to grasp its importance if you want to succeed as an organization harnessing the power of the web. Beyond Facebook marketing, you should also understand the connection between Facebook ages and mobile devices. Connect: Twitter | Facebook | Email | 978.558.0008.

Comic: The ‘Always On’ Nature Of Mobile And Social Media

SocMed Sean

Social and mobile…they go together like peanut butter and jelly. The fact that our mobile devices are so portable means they go everywhere with us. And the reduced price of smartphones and data plans means that our social channels tend to go wherever our mobile devices go. But the downsides comes with the addictive nature that comes with blending social and mobile.

Facebook Update: New Layout for Business Pages


Facebook is making changes (yes, yet again) to Business Pages, with a new design! It’s a more streamlined layout, consistent with your current Facebook Personal Profile and will look the same on desktop and mobile devices, which is important. Let’s hope these (yet again) changes will have a positive impact on our Facebook Pages, our marketing and our busine$$!

80% of Twitter’s Ad Revenue Comes From Mobile

The Realtime Report

Of that advertising revenue, a huge chunk – 80% – came from mobile. Not too surprising, since  78% of Twitter’s total monthly active users are now on mobile ( VentureBeat ). Twitter added 14 million monthly active users, and only 3 million of those in the U.S.  To compare total numbers, Facebook has 202 million monthly users in the U.S.

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.

Social Networking Stats: Twitter’s US Mobile Ad Revenues Top Facebook’s, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

Facebook: 955 million active users. Twitter’s US Mobile Ad Revenues Top Facebook’s — But Facebook Will Win Next Year. Twitter takes the lead over Facebook in US mobile advertising revenues in 2012, according to the latest eMarketer forecast. But by next year, Facebook will beat out Twitter “by a significant margin.” ” Both companies earn significantly less mobile revenue than those with more established mobile platforms, like Google and Pandora. Why is Twitter seeing such success with mobile?

Tech Buyers: 43% Research Products After Seeing Mobile Ads

The Realtime Report

”  The study – based on the responses of 3,100 visitors to technology news sites – looked at the effects of both social media and mobile on consumers’ likelihood to research and buy a product ( ClickZ ). 53% thought the best way to reach consumers was to answer their questions on platforms like Facebook. The study also revealed the efficacy of mobile ads.

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.

How Social Media and Mobile Technology Impact the Customer Experience [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

It’s easy for technology start-ups and web service companies to understand the importance of communicating with customers through channels such as social media and mobile technology. Avaya , a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, has created the infographic below titled “ How Social Media and Mobile Technology Impact the Customer Experience.”

Facebook And Walmart Team Up for Black Friday Mobile-Ad Blitz

The Realtime Report

On Black Friday, Facebook and Walmart launched the social network’s largest mobile advertising campaign ever. Was the campaign successful, and will Facebook partner with other brands in this way?  . Walmart’s “mobile-ad blitz” ran for 72 hours.  It consisted of 50 million ads which showed up in the Facebook mobile news feeds of tens millions of people.

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Facebook Opens Doors to Marketplace

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook is going after the niche currently occupied by craigslist  and eBay  with the launch of its newest feature, Marketplace. Over the next few days, users of Facebook’s iPhone and Android applications in the U.S., Facebook does not facilitate the payment or delivery of items in Marketplace. You can also save the item to find it later. Decided that you want it? Your Items

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Facebook Testing Ads in Groups

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook confirmed to Josh Constine  of TechCrunch  that it is testing the inclusion of ads in groups. The social network issued the following statement to Constine: We have started to test delivering ads to people in Facebook groups and will be evaluating the response before determining how we will move forward. According to Constine, and confirmed by Facebook, the test is occurring via mobile and desktop in Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand, with users who are included seeing notices reading, “We’re testing ads in groups.”.

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. Which could well be a Facebook property.) Nevertheless,

Facebook Announces Several Measurement Products, Integrations

SocialTimes Facebook

Measure this: Facebook Wednesday announced a host of new products and integrations with its measurement  partners. The social network announced the following new products or integrations: Nielsen Catalina Solutions: Nielsen Catalina Solutions will provide consumer-packaged-goods advertisers with ways to understand the impact of Facebook and Instagram on in-store sales. The social network added in a Facebook for Business post : An emerging measurement standard in digital marketing is lift testing. This can be challenging to do, especially in today’s mobile-first world.