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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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Snapchat: An Emerging Platform for Teamwork and Collaboration

Waxing UnLyrical

Snapchat has become one of the most popular and talked about platforms for 2016. Some of your employees or interns may be more visual in nature and like information that is short and concise, so this may be a good platform to use. This can be a useful platform to engage audiences and answer questions for a virtual chat session. Guest Post by Karen Freberg. Visual Chat session.

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. The Post-PC Revolution infographic was created by Moovweb , a company that has released a “Post-PC cloud-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that syncs content, features and business logic across all Web experiences – in real time.”

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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.

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.

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.

Snapchat as a platform for branded content?

Mindjumpers

With the growing number of social platforms, businesses have numerous ways to communicate with their customers.? Today we are taking a look at the mobile app ‘Snapchat’, that allows for its users to send images that automatically delete themselves a few seconds after being viewed. If Snapchat deals properly with the hacking scandal, the platform has extensive potential.

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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Facebook Just Downplayed The Biggest Launch They've Made Since Platform for the Web

Stay N' Alive

The other day I wrote about finding some information about the upcoming HTML5 platform for mobile launch awhile back. When in reality, Facebook just launched something bigger than the original F8 Platform Launch back in 2007. Facebook HTML5 Mobile Platform's Potential. With today's launch you can expect Facebook on mobile devices to grow even further.

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.

Weibo – a Chinese Social Media platform

Mindjumpers

To put (or replicate, to some extent) all functions into one platform/ product seems to be a symbolic Chinese character, the more the merrier. Weibo has 500 million registered users – 290 million being monthly PC users and 106 million mobile users. However other platforms like Wechat and Zhihu are also promising and popular social media platforms in China.

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?

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 app is launched in Denmark with around 1800 danish places already on-boarded to the platform, but Carlsberg intends to expand across global markets during 2013. The mobile consumer. Non-branded promotion.

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7 Awesome eCommerce Platforms For Small Businesses

Kikolani

Like any business model there are challenges to opening an online store, with the prime one being selecting the right eCommerce platform to launch your business. Luckily, there are powerful eCommerce platforms specifically designed to meet your needs – allowing you to increase sales and attract more customers. WooCommerce is built on the back of WordPress blogging platform.

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.

From Social to Local to Mobile

Direct Marketing Observations

Because of social, mobile and local, the pressure to woo us, to incentivize us and to convert us, has never been greater. Theese social tools and platforms and these mobile devices have combined to strike fear into retailers far and wide. Mobile marketing social media social retail local mobile Search socialThose times are over.

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. Information travels at breakneck speeds across multiple platforms giving users a myriad of choices for how they receive information. Guest Post by Fay Shapiro.

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. It’s available for just about every platform. 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.

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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.

Mobile Gaming To Grow Faster Than Social, Online Gaming

The Realtime Report

Mobile gaming is growing more rapidly in the US than either social or online casual gaming, according to an eMarketer report. With its rapidly expanding audience, mobile gaming will also lead in advertising growth. The top sources of revenue for mobile gaming are: paid downloads. ” What are the options for advertisers looking to use gaming platforms?

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).

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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. By being a Youtility. 

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The Mobile Imperative

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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.

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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 ). However, user growth was disappointing for the platform. Social Media Statistics ad revenue mobile mobile advertising Twitter Twitter earnings report

How Razoo Became a Mobile Platform

Geoff Livingston

Last Spring those of us at Razoo began analyzing mobile web solutions. Case Studies Mobile 2012 Chuck Martin Frank Warren fundraising Give to the Max Day innogive mobile PostSecret third screenThe following is a narrative version of my 15 minute speech at the 2012 Innogive Conference today. There was a big debate because traffic was in the low single digits, but partly as a result of reading Chuck Martin’s Third Screen, we decided [.].

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?

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

The Realtime Report

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. ” Both companies earn significantly less mobile revenue than those with more established mobile platforms, like Google and Pandora. Twitter’s mobile advertising revenues in the US will total $129.7 million this year, while Facebook – in its first year of mobile ads – will bring in just $72.7 via  CNET.

Social Networking Stats: Tumblr Draws Youngest Users Among Top 10 Social Platforms, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

Among the top 10 global social platforms, Tumblr has the greatest share of younger users, with 47% of active users in the 16-24 year-old demographic. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users. via  Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via  YouTube. Twitter: 255 million monthly active users. via  VentureBeat.

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.

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

Mindjumpers

mobile using audience, jumping an impressive 75% to 13.4 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). About a third of all mobile users received a coupon or offer. million. million.

Mobile app stats & growth trends you need to know (infographic)

Socialmedia.biz

inancial forecasters expect the mobile app industry to double over the next four years. As the evidence has indicated for some time, the mobile industry is exploding with growth. Such a large potential for growth suggests that mobile stakeholders need research, and more research, to buttress their decision-making. Mobile Featured articlesPost by Andrew Gazdecki.

How To Think About Mobile Advertising

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Mobile ads are not Internet ads. Mobile ads are not like other ads. Many brands feel that it is all about the message being consistent across all platforms. Other brands believe that the message should be contextually relevant within the myriad of platforms and channels that their messages now appear. 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? mobile.

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! Make sure your URL appears on the mobile platform and adjust if necessary. Any better suggestions? -- Ari Herzog thanks you for reading Feature Friday: Musing about Mobile Networking on his blog. When I was done, I was thoroughly disappointed. Really?

QR Codes, Email, and Mobile Marketing: Tools for Small Businesses to Compete Digitally

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

That’s why at Signal , we’ve dedicated a piece of our business to providing an affordable and simple product to help small businesses leverage mobile marketing, social media and email to grow and nurture their customer base. The cards included QR codes to take viewers to  a mobile web page with videos of chefs preparing the recipes.  Good Things Come on Packages. Like this post?

CheatSheet: 4 Mobile Ad Platforms That Work

Convince & Convert

Because of media fragmentation as well as the on-the-go nature of today’s consumers, it is important to leverage all mediums possible to reach your target audience, including mobile. As mobile devices become more widely adopted by the minute, brands are turning their sights to mobile media as a new delivery channel. The challenge is what type/platform of mobile. Click to read more » mobile flash banners mobile advertising mobile platforms mobile targeting off madison ave + spinsix rich media SMS streaming radio

Social Media Stats [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

We saw some great campaigns and interesting use of social media, along with expansion of mobile platforms. A few interesting take outs for  social media statistics in 2012 : Facebook Statistics 2012: An average Facebook user has 130 friends and likes 80 pages. 55% of Twitter users access the platform via their mobile. billion have a mobile and only 4.2

Why Mobile Moments Are Mandatory for Every Business

Convince & Convert

Tweetable Moments Start thinking about your customer’s mobile moment. jbernoff Tweet This Defining Mobile Moments Josh started as a researcher at Forrester 19 years ago. Recently, his research has focused increasingly on mobile use. Forrester has introduced the hashtag #MyMobileMoment for people to share the little victories they have using mobile technology every day.

The Importance of Localized Branded Content on Social Media

Mindjumpers

The popular social media platforms support this fact with a range of functions. Instagram  is a location-based platform by nature, since location has been part of the founders visions since the beginning. Users are Snapchat as a platform for branded content? What is happening right now in your local community? Facebook. So… what to take away from this? So why not get started?!

Gushcloud: Mobilizing Social Media Marketing

Mindjumpers

Mobilizing target networks online. During the inspiring days in Austin, I also had the chance to meet the co-founder and CEO of Gushcloud, Vincent Ha, for a chat about their new social media marketing platform. 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.

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. ).

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. Platform Policy (updated). billion people who are connected to Facebook. Cookies Policy (updated).

Mobile Breaks Search. And Your Brand

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Mobile could well be the last true computing platform. Not smartphones, but mobile. Back then, the mobile carriers were not concerned with data. There was no real mobile Web. There was no real interest from consumers to use their mobile phones for a Web-like experience. Back then, saying that, "mobile will eat the world," made anyone and everyone chuckle. Mobile is eating the world. He's also known for his presentation titled, Mobile Ate The World. The ecosystem - at the core - is mobile. Mobile breaks search. mobile.