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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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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. The rise of mobile.

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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.

The Mobile Revolution is Here Now [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

For the past 5 years or so, research has predicted that mobile devices would overtake personal computers when it comes to internet usage. ” Looking at your own company or business, you’ll likely only need to ask yourself one question, “Am I ready for my customers to engage with me via mobile devices?” Only 22% of insurers have a mobile quoting app.

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New Infographic: Associations Going Mobile

SocialFish

I’m doing a session all about mobile with Jeff De Cagna and Paul Gannon at the ASAE Technology Conference on Wednesday morning. Mobile is something Maddie and I think and talk about a lot. And after posting that “ mobile apps are a waste of time for associations ” on this blog last year, I’ve gotten a number of requests to talk more about it.

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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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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.

The Mobile Commerce Chicken And Egg Conundrum

Twist Image

For years, I've been on a "mobile-first" rant. In short: your mobile experience should be better than your desktop experience (think about Instagram , Snapchat , Tinder , Uber and beyond). It also means that your mobile experience should not be a less-than experience from your desktop. If brands are ever going to actualize their true market opportunity, the time has come (and, maybe, passed) to ensure that your mobile experience is not a watered-down version of your desktop website, or a responsive design without the usability and experience that mobile does provide.

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.

Twitter Moments Goes Mobile

SocialTimes Twitter

The social network said in an email to SocialTimes that the extension of the Moments feature to its mobile users marked “an effort to give people, brands and creators a new and dynamic way to tell their stories,” and it shared the news via tweet (embedded below): With Moments, you can bring together favorite Tweets to tell richer stories – rolling out on mobile starting today. Twitter gave all users the ability to create Moments via desktop  in late September, and the feature was extended to iPhone and Android users Wednesday. https://t.co/SMqIZ1Zngo. SMqIZ1Zngo. Reorder.

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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. Related Stories Do Americans Trust Facebook?

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.

Mobile: Give Your Customers That Something Extra

Mindjumpers

Recently, we took a look at Carlsberg’s non-branded mobile app, Crowdit , which is a great example of how brands can provide their customers with a relevant service without stuffing a logo down their throats. Similar Posts: Social, Local, Mobile: The SoLoMo Revolution. The SoLoMo revolution within social media interaction has previously been covered here on the blog.

Top Tools for Mobile Marketing

SocialFish

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.

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.

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.

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. While the mobile page load speed testing tool isn’t perfect, it is a good resource for Web developers. Server response time.

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?

Top Ways to Utilize Mobile Marketing and Payment Options Today

Idaconcpts

Organizations can now make it easy for consumers to purchase at any location by using the best mobile credit card processing , as well as send customers specifically targeted information, rewards, tips and more. If you want to get in on the mobile payments action, now is definitely the time. Take Payments Anywhere, Anytime. Provide Better Customer Service and Fulfillment.

How to Track Mobile App Conversions

Convince & Convert

To understand the meaning behind downloads for your mobile app, you need to know how to track conversions effectively. On a mobile app, a download is by no means a conversion, although it does have valuable data that can increase your conversions. conversion is when a mobile app boosts sales, whether directly or indirectly. Image via BigStockPhoto.com. Define Conversions.

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.

67% of Consumers Are More Likely To Purchase From Mobile-Friendly Sites

The Realtime Report

Nearly three-quarters (72%) of consumers think it’s important for brands to have a mobile-friendly site, according to a recent study by Google. Despite this clear expectation by consumers, nearly all of those surveyed (96%) have come across a site that wasn’t mobile-friendly, AdWeek reports. The majority (55%) say a bad mobile site experience hurts their opinion of a brand.

Millennials On Mobile, Social Media [Report]

The Realtime Report

Mobile plays a significant role with this generation: 61% of millennials own smartphones. The majority – 51% – of millennial cell phone users access social networking sites via their mobile. Millennials (ranging from 18-29 years old) now comprise one-fifth of American adults. This age group is 53% more likely than all U.S. 49% had updated a status. 41% posted a picture.

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The Mobile Gap

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The other side says this: We live in a mobile world, this is how consumers, primarily, connect with us, so we're in the process of developing a responsive Web experience, and looking at how we can shift some of the dollars over to mobile marketing. How many brands do you - as a consumer (not a marketing professional) - connect with on your mobile device? And, that's the thing: Mobile should never be a "less than" Web experience. With that, take a serious look at how your brand is represented on a mobile device. This is the mobile gap. mobile.

A Mobile Website is Key for Business in 2015

yMarketingMatters

Mobile usage is at an all-time high ! In more time with mobile on an average day than in 2013. Check this out: 11 Stats Why You Should Care About Mobile Web Performance ! Check out the informative INFOGRAPHIC below on “Mobile Design for the Modern Business” for more on optimizing design for mobile. Blog Integrated Marketing Mobile Marketing

Why Your Mobile Strategy Doesn’t Start With the Phone

Convince & Convert

It’s a bit of an exaggeration to say that a mobile strategy isn’t about the phone, but at the very least, it shouldn’t start with the phone. Mobility can involve technology, but at the heart of a mobile strategy lies the mobile human. There’s no smartphone app here – just a true mobile strategy to facilitate purchasing by mobile humans.

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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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. It took me an hour of finding workarounds for Twitter and I document the process of switching to the Twitter desktop view (not the mobile view) of Twitter in this blog post. I can’t live without my tablet. No easy fix. Something helpful!

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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.

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%).

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. And apps?

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. The mobile consumer. Similar Posts: Social, Local, Mobile: The SoLoMo Revolution. Social Media Gone Mobile. An app with no trace of Carlsberg in the design, no green colours and no Carlsberg logo.

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. Expensify is available for iPhone and Android.

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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.

Social Networking Stats: Facebook Is Top Mobile App, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

Facebook Is Most Popular Mobile App [Survey]. Which app do you use most frequently on your mobile phone?  A new survey from research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners reveals that Facebook dominates mobile apps, and is currently used four times more frequently than runner-up Twitter. What are your top three mobile apps? Facebook: 1.15 via  Facebook. YouTube.

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.

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.

Mobile-Only Facebook Use Climbs 23% Since March 2012

The Realtime Report

Out of Facebook’s mobile user base of 543 million, nearly 20% access the social network via mobile only. That’s 102 million people accessing Facebook every month only from mobile – a 23% increase over the 83 million mobile-only users in March 2012. Mobile ads just started showing up on Facebook in February 2012. ” What do you think?

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.