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MOBILEGROOVE CES: 2012 Banner Year For Mobile & Gadgets; Google Clamps Down
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
In my view, technology won’t limit how we use, access and enjoy the world (digital and physical) on our wireless devices. Wireless grabbed many of the headlines, eclipsing what was presented as the latest and greatest televisions and audio products. This last week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas will be remembered for innovation and limitation. The show — where approximately 3,100 companies took the wraps of more than 20,000 products — was big in more ways than one. haven’t met a person who covered the over 1.85 Innovation abounds. Google is also clamping down.
MOBILEGROOVE Reports Reveal Hot Mobile Numbers; Facebook Phone Might Upset Mobile Marketing
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011
Some of the leading wireless analysts issued reports this week, covering everything from revenue projected from the combination of mobile, social and loca l, to the size of the app business in 2011 and beyond. Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. First, a look at what Forrester thinks (views I was privileged to hear first-hand f rom mobile consumer expert Julie Ask during a private mobile marketing summit near San Francisco, where I also had the opportunity to present my views). It’s both. billion downloads in 2010.
MINDJUMPERS “American Idol” Lets Fans Vote Through Facebook
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011
In addition to online voting, fans will continue to be able to vote via toll-free phone lines, as well as unlimited text-message votes for AT&T wireless customers during the voting window. Tweet “American Idol”, which is one of the most popular television shows in the US, has made it possible for fans to vote for the best performers through Facebook. This happened for the first time ever yesterday, March 1 2011, after the first performance show. However, Facebook has now made it possible for them to launch this initiative. Greater involvement from fans. Puerto Rico and the U.S.
MOBILEGROOVE What Separates Effective Mobile Marketing From Noise; Why Mobile Is The First Screen
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2011
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. The best insights I’ve seen or heard about consumer behavior on tablets were shared during a seminar in New York conducted by the Direct Marketing Association in collaboration with the online news destination Mobile Marketer. The messenger was Craig Etheridge, vice president of mobile advertising sales for USA Today at Gannett Digital. What is Etheridge seeing? Mobile users average six-minute session times, but they return often. How does this compare to other channels? His mobile marketing do’s?
MOBILEGROOVE Chetan Sharma Mobile Breakfast Series Comes To London Friday
| MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
Steve Elfman, President, Sprint, will provide an update on the state of the wireless industry. Stephen David , former CIO of Procter & Gamble, will talk about how wireless is going to disrupt retail. Following a chain of successful events in the U.S., the Mobile Breakfast Series touches down in London for the first time Friday (June 29). have transformed services – and the value chain that enables them. Opportunity or threat? By the way, I had the pleasure of conducting an interview with Frank for MobileGroove that you can read and listen to here. LONDON: Speaker lineup.
MOBILEGROOVE Learning From Leading Marketers & Markets To Map Mobile Strategy
| FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
As a rule, Gauthey spends three or four hours per trip observing everyday wireless users. Mobile is global. Everywhere on the planet companies and merchants are using mobile in new ways to market and drive results. Innovation and inspiration can be found at the fringe, and across the four corners of the globe. Keeping an open and curious mind is essential. Best practices, key learnings, and real-life experiences are all around us. The hard part is identifying what we can (and should) apply as we seek to supercharge our own mobile marketing strategies. What flies and why (and where)?
MOBILEGROOVE The Everything Guide To Mobile Apps For Developers, Businesses & Brands
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
Sam Chan, Wireless Industry Partnership. Months of research, hard work and teamwork enter a new stage today as I deliver the final manuscript to the team at Adams Media for a new kind of app book ebook that equips developers, small businesses and brands with the business basics they need to produce and market mobile apps. If you want to create an winning app you must have a broad base of knowledge that allows you to indentify your target audience and delight them again and again. Mobile App Economy is booming. Connect the dots, and the App Economy has officially arrived!
MOBILEGROOVE IMPACT: Apple’s Gamble, Starbucks WiFi & Mobile Giving, Charity Trend
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2010
Of special interest is a repeatable program with great promise that involves the collection of unwanted wireless phones, batteries and accessories. Psychologist, TV star and author Dr. Phil McGraw has raised awareness of this cause, which provides refurbished phones – complete with 3,000 minutes of wireless service – to local domestic violence organizations or local government and law enforcement agencies to counsel and assist victims of domestic violence. Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association.
TRENDS SPOTTING “Trends and Innovations in Mobile Accessories” Research Report
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
Charging: With phones following the consumer everywhere, we see a large variety of charging solutions: from simultaneous charging and battery boosts to wireless charging and alternative power sources, consumers can now make sure they will never be disconnected. Major trends analyzed in this report: Consumer and design trends : Traditionalism, Hands free, Wearable devices, Storage, Soft and stiff materials, Fashion, Universal solutions, “On the go”, Wireless, multifunctional, daily tasks and activities monitoring, and more.
GEOFF LIVINGSTON 2013: Clicks and Mortar
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
That includes making inventories available on the web , providing great wireless access in venue, offering connected flat screens that amplify what customers are saying about the experience, and of course, the increasingly popular mobile deals that have become prevalent on networks like Foursquare and to some extent Facebook. Image by CRUSTINA! The big digital media shift in 2013 has little to do with new mobile applications or social networks. Some folks dub this trend Clicks and Mortar , the integration of online into our everyday physical whereabouts.
LOUIS GRAY Apple's War On Android Escalates, But No Total War Yet
| SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2010
There are books on free Android apps and wireless apps, reference apps and geeky guides. Apple's lock on the iTunes application store is legendary. In contrast to more "open" marketplaces that don't rely on centralized editorial control, iTunes applications are hand-reviewed by Apple employees, and the company controls what gets in and what gets out, what applications are featured, and can take weeks or even months to give your application the thumbs up. As of now, the ruling looks overreaching - and to be honest, it's also wildly inconsistent with existing content already available.
DIGITAL VOICES 5 Mobility App Adoption Ideas – If you build it, will they come?
| THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013
For bandwidth-intense processes, you might have all the response/feedback occur entirely within the app, and then cache the data to process in the background later, when the user accesses a wireless network. The onset of mobility and BYOD in the enterprise has created an enormous opportunity for large-scale companies to take advantage of their employees’ eagerness to use their own technology in the doing of their jobs. In earlier blogs I’ve discussed some ways to identify the best opportunities for companies to increase profits with mobile apps.
DIGITAL VOICES Mobile Apps vs. Mobile Web – I don’t care how you get here, but get here if you can!
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012
Downloaded apps are also self-contained, meaning that unless the app depends on remote data to function, it can operate without the presence of a wireless network. The mobile web is blowing up. If you’re alive and breathing air you know this – you see it all around you. We use our smart phones and devices constantly. Now for more than just games and personal productivity, more than 50%  of us are using our smart phones to make our lives easier by connecting to the web in real time. We look up store locations and compare prices at the point of purchase. We Google. We Skype.
LOUIS GRAY Fifteen Signs You're a Fitbit Fanatic
| THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012
even picked up a Fitbit Aria scale to wirelessly track my daily weigh-ins and see if that number is trending the wrong way. Two years ago ( to the day, surprisingly ), I highlighted four squared (16) ways to tell if you've become a Foursquare addict. In the ensuing two years, I've continued to enjoy my regular checkins from place to place, but I've got another obsession that also tracks my comings and goings - not in where I go, but what I do, with the Fitbit. With that in mind, I thought it was time to trot out fifteen ways you can check if you're a Fitbit fanatic. You walk, of course.
MOBILEGROOVE Mobile Search App Goby Finds Fun Stuff Nearby; Acquired By TeleNav
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
The concept certainly sold TeleNav, a leading provider of location-based services (LBS) to consumers, enterprise, wireless service providers and automotive companies with more than 24 million paying subscribers as of June 30, 2011. Today we kick off a new series of mobile search app reviews and road tests with Goby, a mobile search app that helps people find fun things to do nearby. While Google may have sewn up the market when it comes to general or horizontal Internet search, the race to dominate the mobile and alternative search space is far from run. Goby: At-a-glance.
JOSH S PETERS Unboxing the The Toshiba Thrive with Android. Lots of Pictures and Excellent Customer Service
| THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011
On my desk, in the dock, while I use this lovely little wireless keyboard to conduct this post on it. All of your wireless controls and major settings are available by touching the lower right corner and can even set it to airplane mode from there. Behold, the Toshiba Thrive powered by Android. No longer will I be Tweeting from bed using a silly phone, no sir (or mam) I have upgraded to a Tablet. The most advanced and awesome android tablet on the market right now. The Thrive comes with an SD card slot, Mini USB, USB 2.0, HDMI out, great speakers, and dual cams. The Thrive is 10.1
THE BLAKERY Driving In Style With Common Sense & Process Excellence
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2010
You access any rented Zipcar through a card with a wireless chip in it. The car records hours of usage and mileage–uploaded to a central computer via a wireless data link). After living in New York City for five years I found myself in San Francisco missing something. The first week I moved to San Francisco a cab driver said to me, “Mayor Gavin Newsom really screwed people in San Francisco who don’t have a car. A few months later I found out for myself, so I became a member of car sharing company Zipcar. Wheels When You Want Them. What does that mean?
MOBILEGROOVE RFID & Mobile Retail: Moving From Efficiency To Engagement
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
Yes, it is about the efficiencies that RFID and other wireless, smart technology bring to retail overall. Other industry sectors — including the public sector — are moving ahead on approaches that reinforce the growing importance of RFID in all things wireless. National Retail Federation Show, New York City: This week the old Javits Center in the New York hosted retail folk from across the U.S. and shed some light on a technology play that may define a new industry I call Retail 2.0. And, since it is about the shopper experience, it’s clear that winning Retail 2.0 Retail 2.0
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ARI HERZOG How Dogs Use Social Media
| TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010
Mattel toy that attaches to the dog’s collar, is wirelessly connected to a computer’s USB port, and synchronizes canine movements to your dog’s Twitter account. I was initially going to write about dog weddings, the subject of nearly 60,000 Google results and 215 matches on YouTube , such as last week’s nuptials of schiperkes Cricket and Black Magic and a complementary blog post of the honeymoon at a Salem hotel 20 miles away. was going to include educational links on hosting dog weddings and tips on including your best friend in your own wedding. They do.
GEOFF LIVINGSTON How Behavior Will Shape Media
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
Similarly, most people are not willing to give mobile numbers to many applications or brands for texting purposes (In my case, TripIt and Verizon Wireless are the exceptions). Image by Desert_photographer. If social brought conversations to the last media revolution, then integrating social data into digital media will bring behavior targeting to the next one. As big data gets more intelligent and we surrender privacy to our digital devices, brands will leverage our individual buying behavior. I’ve begun playing with the Passport feature on the new version of iOS. Behavioral Media.
BILL HARTZER Siteminis Launches Mobile Commerce Solution
| FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010
The Siteminis platform offers customers who wish to purchase merchandise, tickets or make reservations a convenient shopping experience, allowing them functionality not previously available to them before and the ability to view a consistent mobile Website regardless of their wireless phone carrier or type of web enabled or smart phone operating system. – Working across all wireless carriers. – Allowing the same consistent design and brand to be viewed regardless of phone or wireless carrier. Have you been looking to turn mobile phone “browsers” into buyers?
ARI HERZOG Will a $30 Cellphone Plan Be My Salvation?
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2010
Reviews indicate the phone’s CDMA technology will bounce off Verizon Wireless towers. While I have the choice of porting my existing Verizon Wireless number (which I’ve had for over a decade) to Straight Talk, I’m going to keep VZW alone for the time being and take a new number for this new phone. Will I cancel my Verizon Wireless contract (which is currently surviving as a month-to-month one) when I come back? Straight Talk is the company behind the phone plan, and it is bundling phones with its plans during Thanksgiving weekend. at AriWriter.
LOUIS GRAY Pictures, Or It Didn't Happen on Mobile
| FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012
Google+'s Mobile App Delivers Full Bleed Photos and Full Color The move toward photo-centric experiences in social mobile apps is one that reflects a few things - that smartphones are increasingly capable of taking high quality images, but also having improved displays to bring pictures to life, that wireless download speeds can handle the increased demands of a photo-centric experience, unlike the days of WAP and text-only mobile sites, and that users love it when updates from friends come to life. Images from my Path and those from a friend.
MOBILEGROOVE Death Knell for Text Messaging? Think Again
| FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011
As I (and Peggy) have pointed out many times on MobileGroove, mobility is about wireless devices and what we can do with them. New York is the setting for two major conferences sure to produce interesting debate and continue the discussion about the real nature of wireless. If you asked me to describe the current state of text messaging in two words, I would say it’s ubiquitous and much maligned. Scheduled to debut this fall, iMessage (available in iOS 5) brings the functionality of iPhone messaging to all iOS devices?iPhone, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. That’s a lot.
MOBILEGROOVE New Devices & Content Formats; What Should Mobile Marketers Do About The Daily?
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2011
HOW I SEE IT: Increased data use on wireless devices has a myriad of implications (good and not so great) for marketers. Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. The Daily launched in the U.S. this week, complete with the hype we’ve come to expect from Rupert Murdoch’s endeavors and the reach of content and personalities from within the News Corporation empire. With typical bravado and fanfare, The Daily has burst onto the scene with a mission to provide the best news experience possible. After that, The Daily costs $0.99 a year.
QUICK ONLINE TIPS Get 100Mbps Broadband Internet on Airtel India for Rs 5300 Only!
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
Airtel Launches 4G LTE Ultra High Speed Wireless Broadband in India. Home > India Did you know Airtel India recently launched upto 100Mbps Broadband internet plans in Delhi starting at Rs 5300! Airtel recently upgraded speeds of all broadband plans and now you can get almost double the internet speed for a much lesser broadband bill. 100Mbps Broadband Internet. See the fastest broadband internet plans on Airtel for Delhi right now. What are the charges and data limits? The fastest speed is 100Mbps for Rs 5299 with a 175 GB data transfer included. Can everyone get 100Mbps now? India
TECHIPEDIA: TAMAR WEINBERG How to Get an Influencer's Attention
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2010
Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Marketing , Opinion , Social Media > How to Get an Influencer’s Attention How to Get an Influencer’s Attention by Tamar Weinberg on March 24, 2010 Share Influence is everywhere, but it’s up to you to spot it. As information flow is infinite, many find that it is of utmost importance to capture the attention of the select few who serve as influencers — these are the people who can actually stop their followers in their tracks to help spread your message. No hype.
DANNY BROWN 5 Ways To Stay Productive Amidst Social Media Buzz
| MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
Here I would literally pull the plug to my wireless router so there was absolutely no way I could get internet access. This is a guest post by Leo Widrich. At the moment that I am writing this post the App I am working on is featured simultaneously on Social Media Examiner, ProBlogger and LaughingSquid, three massive Social Media sites that made the buzz go crazy. It is fantastic. Yet, as you are growing as a blogger, startup or other form of business I learnt that it is key for many reasons not to get carried away by these temporary viral successes. Now don’t get me wrong. Tools.
WEBBIQUITY SMM The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
Splitting time between Ottawa, Canada and Naples, Florida, Lisa is owner of Parlez Wireless as well as a sought-after social media strategist and speaker. A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter. This year, colleague Cheryl Burgess and I changed things up a bit, opening the award to nominations but focusing specifically on outstanding men and women who work for technology companies and are active on social media. These women are executives, thought leaders, bloggers, authors and role models for younger women with an interest in technology. Stacey Acevero.
MOBILEGROOVE Mobile Marketers Should Sync More Offers With Our Transit Routine
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
Like the true road warriors we are, we take our wireless gear with us wherever we go — and our use of them is unprecedented. According to new data from Boingo Wireless, a leading provider of software and services worldwide, smartphones and tablets passed laptops as the most widely carried Wi-Fi device in airports, reaching 58.9 Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. Mobile devices have become nearly as commonplace as toothpaste for travelers in North America and Europe. percent of all devices in June.
BILL HARTZER Top 100 Most Innovative and Influential People in the Web 2.0 World
| MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010
Wireless & Gadgets. 5) Wireless & Gadgets. Internet Evolution has come up with their first-ever list of the top 100 most innovative and influential people in the Web 2.0 world. In the social networking category, Mark Zuckerberg, the Founder of Facebook , beat out Kevin Rose, the Founder of Digg. In the search category, the heads of Google , Microsoft , and Yahoo! were named, but surprisingly Jason Calacanis of Mahalo was named, as well. Enterprise & Cloud Computing. News/Media. Greentech. Commerce. Search. Security. Digital Entertainment. Most Over-Rated. NYSE: VZ).
BARE FEET STUDIOS The Social Cost of Unpaid Tweetup Teams
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011
Words, deeds, and intentions travel quickly on the coconut wireless as well as on social media. As the founder of the Social Media Club Hawaii chapter and a very active social media consultant here in Hawaii, I am often invited to attend events and receive services for free in exchange for social media buzz – aka tweeting, facebooking, photographing, and videoing about my experiences. Though I thoroughly enjoy myself when I am on site and do pour myself into the activities at hand, I have this persistent nag of discomfort. Have you experienced this? would like to hear about it.)
WAXING UNLYRICAL The 5 Commandments of How to Raise $1Million on Kickstarter
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012
Up until the Pebble, one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns to date was the Hidden Radio , an intuitive speaker that wirelessly connects with tablets and phones and pumps out up to 80 decibels of sound, all in the size of a can of soda. Guest post by Christopher Wallace. Let’s go back in time five years to 2007. You’ve got a great idea to build a watch with built-in Bluetooth, allowing you to control and access your phone or tablet from your wrist. Unfortunately, you’re a relatively broke hobby designer working a 9 to 5 IT job. How do you proceed? Be simple.
TWIST IMAGE Tracking, Personalization And Screams Of Privacy
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013
According to the Business Insider article: "Nomi's team gives retailers a snippet of code that lets wireless routers listen for nearby smart phone signals. The wireless routers can detect unique Media Access Control (MAC) codes from smart phones and then collect non-invasive data about customers in real-time. Any tracking of information of consumers without the consent of your consumer is a breach of privacy, right? Some privacy advocates might argue that this is a matter of simple semantics. What's your Amazon experience like? What does the company do? on the weekends, 12.4%
MOBILEGROOVE IMPACT: Dell, Text Growth & Apple’s iAd Network
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. Today we kick off an edgy and informed look at the week in mobile marketing & advertising from Jeff Hasen , mobile authority and brand architect. Dell said that it will release a “whole slew” of devices – including 3, 4, 7, and 10 inchers. Just how will a consumer know which model is best? As a colleague said to me: how about we ask them to buy the whole set? For marketers, life just became way more complicated. HOW I SEE IT: Sex(y) marketing sells. And that will benefit no one. * * *.
BLUE FOCUS MARKETING Lessons for Small Business From the Top Marketing Professors
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
This community list was created by Kent Huffman ( @KentHuffman ), CMO at BearCom Wireless, and founder and Co-Publisher of @SMMmagazine , which produces several Top Twitter lists, including the Top CMOs on Twitter , and Top Marketing Book Authors on Twitter. One of the best things about being involved in online communities is the ability to reach out and ask for input, suggestions or ideas—and in the process applying crowdsourcing strategies to a talented group of eager respondents. Kent is also the author of 8 Mandates for Social Media Marketing Success. Although new tools (e.g.,
PAUL GILLIN Age of the Tablet Has Begun
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
However, external wireless keyboards and voice recognition will quickly resolve tablets’ shortcomings in these areas. I tend to be a skeptic about new technology, probably a consequence of 25 years of seeing cool demos of products that never worked very well in real life. tend to be a late adopter, too. only got on the smart phone bandwagon a year ago after Apple had already shipped 100 million of them. was also blasé about the iPad when it was announced in January. In my only tweet on the subject, I called it a “big iPhone.”. Now we know better. By “tablet,” I don’t mean “iPad.”
MOBILEGROOVE Global Mobile Commerce: Removing Payment Friction & Boosting Customer Engagement
| TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
Before joining Sybase, Diarmuid was a Product Manager at Logica’s Wireless Networks division. Buying, paying, transacting, banking — these are all part of what we have come to call mobile commerce. With such a broad definition and so many scenarios it’s little wonder that mobile commerce now tops the list of mobile-megatrends. Interestingly, what people want (and the impact on financial institutions, mobile operators and companies across the emerging ecosystem) differs depending on the region where you operate and the opportunities you pursue. What is mobile commerce?
MOBILEGROOVE IMPACT: Mobile Marketing Absent From U.S. Elections; Will We Appreciate Advertising On Twitter?
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2010
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. The U.S. midterm elections” were held this week. Did mobile really make a difference in any race? The prediction that the Democrats were going to lose seats in the Senate and House of Representatives came true. But, judging from the absence of mobile in campaign efforts (at least in my home state of Washington), political parties and interest groups lost much more: the opportunity to reach us on our mobile phones. Fast forward to 2010 and mobile is the missed opportunity. Way too many.
FIFTH GEAR ANALYTICS Marketing Data Security: Accessing Corporate Resources From Offsite Securely
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
If you have wireless in your house, secure it with WPA security and hide the wireless identifier. Most newer wireless hubs support this capability. If you are using public wireless (such as in a hotel or coffee shop), anything you do might be watched by others. And make sure the wireless network is really owned by the business and isn’t owned by another patron with a wireless network device pretending to be the public network. Kevin Gilbert. It is paramount that this information remain secured from tampering and theft. Probably not. Be careful.
MOBILEGROOVE IMPACT: Windows Phone 7, Disney Strategy & Mobile Marketing For Dummies
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2010
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. A week after Google VP of Engineering Andy Rubin said that mobile doesn’t need another operating system , Microsoft responded with what analysts believe can be a long-term game-changer. The Windows Phone 7 launch in New York shocked many in two ways. First, those who had not seen a demo marveled at the social networking innovations – for instance, through the contact list, users can reach friends and others on Facebook, post quickly on YouTube and Twitter, and more. percent, according to Gartner.
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MOBILEGROOVE Kindle’s Advance Into Ad-Funded Devices; Professional Programs For App Developers
| FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011
Will wireless subscribers accept advertising in exchange for price breaks on hardware and services? One of my “go-to points in mobile presentations is the fact that a wireless hardware manufacturer (Nokia) is the biggest seller of cameras in the world. The question looms like the next iPhone rumor. This week, Amazon moved to at least partially get an answer, introducing the Kindle coupled with Special Offers for US$114. That’s a savings of US$25. What’s the difference? But this is not without some level of consumer buy-in. It appears that brands like this approach.
MOBILEGROOVE IMPACT: Your Essential Mobile Read for 2011; Why Next Year Will Rock Mobile Marketing
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2010
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. These days everyone claims to be an expert. This week LinkedIn, the destination for business networking, reported that “extensive experience is the number one overused buzzword on its site. Other terms that made the top 10 include: “innovative, “motivated, “results-oriented, “dynamic, “proven track record, “team player, “fast-paced, “problem solver and “entrepreneurial.. More importantly, he shares his knowledge.
MOBILEGROOVE IMPACT: Permission-Based Mobile Marketing Prompts Consumer Participation & Brand Interaction
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2010
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. As children, we learn the concept of permission. We know to ask (and say “please even), and we understand that others should treat us the same way. So, why is it some marketers don’t follow these rules when they engage with consumers? This week U.S. regulators floated a Do Not Track proposal for Web users aimed at enabling them to stop advertisers from tracking them online. Predictably, the program has some powerful forces fighting it. As USA Today observes: there is a catch.
ARI HERZOG Why 2 Days Later is 2 Days Late
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
Tweeting back and forth with a Verizon Wireless customer support representative last night, I learned data-only monthly plans for the Blackberry are only eligible for hearing-impaired customers. Granted, I knew Verizon Wireless tweeted as @VZWsupport and Greg knew about @JetBlue, but I’m willing to bet if we didn’t know the companies were on Twitter and tweeted a question with the company name, someone would have seen it and replied. could have googled the information or called the company’s hotline but I turned to Twitter and received an answer quickly.
MOBILEGROOVE The Social Impact of Social Networks; SMS Best Practices List
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. The Pew Internet Project is consistently a source of valuable data and this week the organization has again produced fascinating research into how technology is changing our lives. The wide-ranging report, which details people’s use of and behavior on social network sites (SNS), is full of insights and analysis explaining how use of these technologies is related to trust, tolerance, social support, and community and political engagement. age 18 and older. million in cash and common stock.
MOBILEGROOVE Innovate or Stagnate: Nokia’s Mistakes Provide Lessons For Mobile Marketers
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. Whether you are a marketer or a handset manufacturer, you either innovate or fail. Nokia has learned the hard way. In an eye-opening leaked memo from Nokia CEO Stephen Elop , the company acknowledged its missteps while calling for a reinvention. “While competitors poured flames on our market share, what happened at Nokia?” Elop answered this question with an explanation that openly admits what we have suspected all along: Nokia lost the plot. Unbelievable.. We had a series of misses.
MOBILEGROOVE Mobile Security: What’s REALLY At Stake For Mobile Operators
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
After achieving another honours degree in Computer Science, he held positions with Caudwell Group, Anam Mobile and Sentry Wireless – before being acquired by AdaptiveMobile in 2011. As mobile takes a center role in our lives —becoming the device we reach for to access information, conduct transactions and manage our homes, cars and daily routine — an increasing number of serious security concerns move to the forefront. Ciaran Bradley examines this evolution and the impact on key members of the ecosystem, particularly mobile operators. alone now own a smartphone. How can that be?
MINDJUMPERS The 10 Key Mobile Trends for 2011
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010
Juniper Research has released its top ten wireless predictions for 2011, let’s step through and take a look at where they think mobile is going in the coming year. Tweet Written by J-P De Clerck , who is an experienced content, conversion and social media consultant. Like Mindjumpers, he is associated with Social Marketing Forum. You can connect with him on Twitter @Conversionation. Mobile marketing is becoming increasingly important. And, according to the TNS Digital Life report, mobile users spend 3.1 hours/week on social networks and 2.2 hours on email. Mobile is part of the mix!
LOUIS GRAY The ChromeOS CR-48 Experience: Fast, Promising, Early
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2010
Included with the CR-48 notebook is embedded 3G wireless from Verizon, which makes the device very appealing for mobile computing. While the tech elite gained notifications early in the month that their Google ChromeOS-powered CR-48 notebooks were on their way, and thousands of others flocked to submit their names to become one of the lucky chosen 60,000 few to get access to what could be the first version of the next big operating system, my e-mail box remained empty. The major hypothesis of the ChromeOS plan is that the future is the Web. Web sites, Web services and Web applications.
GEOFF LIVINGSTON My Retirement Jobs
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012
After a short stint as a journalist covering wireless telecom, I went to the dark side. I dream of retirement, a time when financial earning seems less necessary and the vain pursuits of glory have passed. There’s a long way to go still, but those greener pastures sit in my mind. will always work when that time comes. In fact, I know what those three retirement jobs are already… Usher at My Local Baseball Stadium. One of my dreams is to usher at my local baseball stadium. love the diamond, have a partial Nationals season ticket package, and go to 10-15 games a year. So what?
IDACONCPTS Gadgets Go Sleeker, Smarter and Snazzier
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011
Seduced by visions of sleek, chrome Nokia wireless phones and fruit-flavored Apple iMacs, today’s technophiles demand their gadgets to deliver high-end performance in a shipshape package their peers will envy. There was a time when it was enough to buy a gadget because it worked well, but things have changed today. Now people also pay attention to the way a gadget looks. Today, everyone wants his/her tech toys to be sleek and chic as well as functional. For instance, Power Mac G4 Cube startles everyone in an effective way; in fact, it’s even better than the iMac.
SOCIALNOMICS Five predictions for 2012 Mobile devices: Next year promises to be even more exciting
| MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
The wireless communication standard for mobile phones is the latest upgrade in GSM/UMTS carriers. The year 2011 witnessed a chaotic war in the mobile-device industry. Where the dominance of Android devices has been wounded by Apple’s lawsuits, tablets and 4G devices are the next big investments. The progressing year is geared-up with some kick-ass innovations for the mainstream mobile technology. Tablets have become the new age devices, and the race of dominance is on. Smart phones have entered the contest of the “Cheap and Best”. LTE towards a new global standard. RIM is out.
LOUIS GRAY Android+Keyboard = Win: Switching to the Samsung Epic
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010
Sprint customer, now that I moved the family off AT&T , Sprint's model of the Galaxy S is the Epic, labeled as the Epic 4G, thanks to its using Sprint's slice of the 4G wireless spectrum for advanced features. The Samsung Epic 4G from Sprint When I switched from iPhone to Android after Google I/O this Spring, one of the major reasons I gave for my move was the opportunity to choose between different handsets, if for whatever reason, one offered compelling options lacking in my current model. The Epic has its power button on the right of the device and volume buttons on the left.
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGERY Government Use of Social Media - "In Addition to," Not "In Lieu of.
| TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010
35% of of Americans say they prefer using the telephone in these circumstances, a figure that is relatively unchanged from the 38% who said so in 2003. [page 20] And, “The telephone remains relatively popular even among the technologically proficient, as 1/3 of home broadband (32%) and wireless Internet users (32%) say that the telephone is their favorite means of contact when they need to get in touch with government. [page 20] Surprising? Home About Me Speaking Legal-ese My Team Gov 2.0 Government 2.0 Miscellaneous Personal Prof. It shouldn’t be. community?
MOBILEGROOVE Submit Your App; Last Call For Mobile Premier Awards 2011!
| MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2011
AppCircus@Texas Wireless Summit – Famigo Games. Developers: You have one more day to submit your best mobile app and qualify for the Mobile Premier Awards (February 14, Barcelona). The MPA is not only the largest open and global cross-platform app competition in the mobile industry; it’s THE place to network, do deals and connect with professionals and practitioners from around the world. Last year saw 600+ developers submitted their apps, earning the MPA a reputation as a “the point of reference for the startup and developer community.. Hillel Fuld – Tech blogger.
GEOFF LIVINGSTON Mobile Will Restore Brevity to Media
| SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011
As 4G enters the marketplace, lightening fast wireless broadband will become an empowering technology. Consider that wireless empowered smartphones and tablets will continue to drive down the digital divide. 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. What does brief content look like?
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGERY Ten “Boring” PR Skills You Need to Have
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2012
I'm not just talking about using technology like wireless cards, cell phones, and video conferencing. A few weeks ago, I was talking to some college students about PR, advertising, living in Chicago, and the work I'm doing at C-K. They loved hearing about the work that we've done with Corona, Porsche , and Cedar Fair. We talked about branding, TV commercials, media tours, and social media. By the end of our conversation, they were all telling me that I had their dream job and were asking me if we had any openings. You want to get really excited about PR? Excited yet? In line?
TREY PENNINGTON Social media and a story bring hope for victims of domestic violence
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
As soon as they heard what we were up to, the said, “That’s exactly what Verizon Wireless is doing with their Hopeline Program.. to both Verizon Wireless and The Warehouse Theatre for sponsoring and making Social Story Conference possible.]. You’ve already heard about how wonderful social media is for connecting old friends, promoting events, and maybe even heard about its power in the political arena. Another area where social media can be powerful is helping neighbors who are in need. Verizon is telling their neighbors’ stories. Thank you!
SIMON MAINWARING SuperBrands and the Unreasonable Screen: How to lead in mobile
| MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013
It is the same recent history of Apple disinter-mediating the wireless carriers with an “internet device” and then turning around and using the same iPhone to shut down the Mobile Web with a closed App Store. 'Guest post from Gary Schwartz. was speaking with David Epstein, the founder of The Unreasonable Institute, the brainchild of Unreasonable at Sea , the Google sponsored innovation ship that is presently sailing from port to port globally. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”. He now has these same folk on a ship sailing the world with that disruptive mandate.
SOSHABLE Will Social Media change the way retiring abroad works?
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012
However, though it is increasing, in many countries high-speed wireless Internet is extremely expensive to have in a home, or simply does not exist. As the cost of healthcare skyrockets, and fewer people are able to stow away nest eggs after home values and businesses were decimated by recession and a stock market crash, retirees have been leaving the US in droves in search of a lower cost of living, more temperate climate, and a little adventure after a long career. Although data is self reported, so there may be quite a few Americans living abroad who are not accepting Social Security.
KIKOLANI 10 SEO & Design Mistakes That Could Get You in Trouble
| TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
Online communication went from wired to wireless internet access in the proverbial blink of an eye, and SEO tactics change just as swiftly to keep up with the search engine algorithms. This is a guest post by David Murton , a professional writer and blogger. There are way too many SEO tactics to cover in a single article. Instead, we’ll focus on aspects of search engine optimization that could be devastating to your blog’s search ranking. This article will explain how to correct these problems, avoiding undue headache. Blank Title Tags. Flash-Based Site. Dynamic URLs.
TWIST IMAGE What Do You Call This Thing?
| THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011
We're connected: our mobiles are connected, decent wireless connectivity is becoming more and more pervasive, 3G and 4G networks continue to expand and we're at the point where fast connectivity everywhere is just around the corner (you can practically taste it). wireless connectivity. I'm at a loss for words. Years ago, my business partners and I at Twist Image decided to define the work we do as "Digital Marketing." " The thought was, so long as a brand is leveraging technology to either develop or deploy their marketing (or both), this would be our blank canvass.
DIGITAL VOICES 13 ways to make an iPad your sales force’s WM(b)D
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
11) With the touch-screen interface and wireless connectivity, your sales force can take orders, collect signatures, and sign deals on-site and have them instantly recorded to the customer’s database file. In this era when mobile computing is ubiquitous and fewer people are traveling with their PCs, many companies are using iPads as their “Weapons of Mind-blowing Demonstration.” Too easily the development of an app can become a showboating exercise for your design team and stray from its primary goal – to help close the deal. App Design Considerations.
MOBILEGROOVE Microsoft Windows 8 Turns Apple Devotees Into Advocates
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. For years, tech influencers and bloggers have been accused of being blindly in love with Apple. There is even a name these devotees: fanboys. These men and women live to gush about Apple products and bash Microsoft and others in the process. So it was remarkable to observe the tech influencers this week in their near unanimous approval of Microsoft’s new operating system. This headline on msnbc.com stopped me cold: Windows 8 Does What Apple Doesn’t. Talk about an about-face. by Frost and Sullivan.
TREY PENNINGTON Combine storytelling and social media to create powerful, helpful marketing communication
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
Verizon Wireless. This Friday an amazing group of people will gather at The Warehouse Theatre in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. The audience participants will come from healthcare, lawncare, accounting, engineering, small business, big business, non-for-profit agencies, and agencies struggling to make a profit. The speakers are just as varied: an executive from the world’s largest PR firm, two blue-haired, young artists, two social marketing guys, and a veteran traditional storyteller. Story and storytelling are immensely vital to business success. Russell Tripp, LLC. GSATC.
TRADESMEN INSIGHTS New Survey Shows that Mobile is Important to Professional Tradesmen
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012
small companies place importance on wireless communications and smartphones for their businesses. It should come as no surprise to anyone that smartphones and tablets are changing the way we all communicate and do business. This couldn’t be more true, especially for small businesses like contractors. These guys are “time starved” and are not sitting behind a computer all day. They are out taking care of business. recent survey by Cargo and Inc. Magazine in emarketer.com showed the vast majority (915) of U.S. Tablets were not far behind at (64%). You
ARI HERZOG Hoping We Act More Cellularly Responsible
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
It was manufactured by Nokia, powered by Verizon Wireless, and, in 2000, was my new best friend. The April 26, 2004 issue of New York magazine contains an article about our emotional attachment to mobile devices. Reading it, I chuckled and wondered why we haven’t changed our behaviors. It’s pathetic that I use my cellphone to call business partners, dates, and other people for the specific reason that I am either running late or having trouble finding a parking space. What was ten years ago a novelty item has now become an essential object. How dare we. We should know better.
MOBILEGROOVE Digital Mind State CEO Mike Johns: App Developers Must Capitalize, Digitize, Monetize
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011
Before he started Digital Mind State (whose clients include Flowd , the music lover’s social network) Mike was the driving force behind the brand UrbanWorld Wireless, where he was responsible for planning, business developing, marketing and brokering profitable business relationships with some of the biggest company names in the mobile industry including T-Mobile, Zed, Jamba, Fox Mobile, NBC, Fun Mobility, Nokia, and Microsoft. Mobile apps isn’t the only game in town. ” Look for the youth-focused channel to hit AT&T U-verse, Apple TV and Yahoo Connect TV. 18:05].
MOBILEGROOVE Revitalizing Brand Appeal & Value With Mobile
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2011
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. This week’s Mobile Insider Summit at Lake Tahoe has given me new insights and loads of material for my blog posts and columns. real highlight was the opportunity to hear how mobile is revolutionizing real estate. It was just a few years ago that the best way to find a new home was also the hardest. You had to drive up and down streets, look for ‘for sale’ signs, write down phone numbers and call later from a landline. Clearly, because there is this new home buyer.”. No argument here.
MOBILEGROOVE IMPACT: Sesame Street Shows The Way to Mobile Marketing Engagement; Opt-In Builds Loyalty
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. All these years later and we’re still learning from Sesame Street. The media property that has won more Emmy Awards than any other turned 41 last week. But there’s nothing outmoded about its approach to mobile. To the contrary, the non-profit educational organization that helped many of us learn the basics continues to play a meaningful role in the lives of children – and their parents – worldwide. Sesame Street lessons are delivered via mobile in 140 countries. What stood out?
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JOSH S PETERS My first week at The Search Agency pt 5
| MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011
Hopping from one wireless hub to the next and fueled by good coffee, great music, and relaxing in the “small town environments of this area of CA. The title is a bit of a misnomer in this case because I’m not actually at the The Search Agency today. It’s Friday and that means I’m hoboworking in the Monrovia / Arcadia / Sierra Madre area. have to say, this definitely helps with the adjustment from being on my own to in an office. Or I can put on a movie I’ve seen a million times and write strategy documentation from my couch. Employee Benefits.
WWW.WEB-STRATEGIST.COM Open Research: A Framework for Social Analytics
| SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2011
After interviewing nearly 40 experts and working with Charlene Li and a bit of help from myself, she’s found six distinct use cases (see compass below) on how companies are measuring using these new toolsets. We know that measurement is the the top goal inside of companies , and while I’ve published this data before, it’s important to recast it to show the important of measurement in an emerging technology set. Why are social analytics so important? This is a new medium, and proof over re allocation of investment is key. Read Susan’s post announcing this report. Wowza!
FRESHNETWORKS Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn. Images are becoming more important in social media
| MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
It has been facilitated by the rise of mobile devices with cameras (to take the images) and mobile and wireless data connections (to allow us to share them online). Tweet Like by matt_london. Facebook has reportedly acquired Instagram for $1 billion in a mix of cash and shares. The photo-sharing service was launched in October 2010 and recently launched its Android app having been exclusively on iPhone before that. That Facebook has made this acquisition will not come as too much of a surprise to many. There is, of course, nothing new about us sharing messages through images. Win-win.
MOBILEGROOVE #MWC: Can Facebook & Twitter Crack The Code On Relevant Mobile Marketing?
| FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. Facebook and Twitter advanced their mobile strategies this week, each with an emphasis on providing brands a means to reach and engage with people who use the social networks to connect and communicate. Twitter’s “news’” comes nearly two years after the company introduced the concept of Promoted Tweets. The approach effectively introduces advertising into tweet feeds, an experience that we mostly know from online. But that IF is what will decide it this all fails or flies. We’ll see.
MOBILEGROOVE Steve Jobs Steps Down At Apple; What’s Next For Mobile Marketers?
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. Change is the universal constant. Some of it gradual and some of it dramatic. Mobile falls into the latter category, with deep and gripping disruption leaving its mark on the mobile industry rocked by surprise announcements on an almost daily basis. Last week Google snapped up Motorola, and this week we learn that Steve Jobs –the King of Disruption — has resigned. There hasn’t been a bigger or better disrupter in this century than the now former Apple CEO. iPhone. Game-changers.
MOBILEGROOVE Mobile Marketers: Focus On Small Tribes For Big Results
| FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. Seth Godin has written thirteen books that have been translated into more than thirty languages. Every one has been a bestseller. He is arguably the most influential marketer in the world and the most vocal when it comes to the need for permission-based marketing. At a terrific three-hour workshop I attended recently, I asked Godin for his views on how mobile has changed – and will continue to change – marketing. “But it’s really about what I [as an individual] want. We’re not there yet..
MOBILEGROOVE Mobile Meets Multimedia: Mobile Giving Foundation Expects Increase In Donations & Engagement
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
The organization — headquartered in Bellevue, Washington — was founded by veterans of the wireless industry who wanted to harness the immense power of wireless communications to empower non-profit organizations. A year ago this month the world witnessed a massive earthquake shook Haiti, and the citizens of the world, to their core. The extent of the damage following the disaster on January 12, 2010, quickly reached cataclysmic proportions. An estimated three million people were affected by the quake. It is about empowerment. Jim Manis, The Mobile Giving Foundation.
MOBILEGROOVE Google Aids Businesses With GoMo Initiative; What’s The Trade-Off?
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2011
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. Google’s well-publicized philosophy includes the promise to “Do No Evil”. With that in mind, is the company out to do good or make money with the launch of GoMo, an initiative positioned as a driver to better mobile web sites produced for brands? In practice, businesses can go to Google’s GoMo website at howtogomo.com to access a so-called GoMoMeter. And, if you need more support, you can find what you need on Google’s blog. believe it’s both. Apps by the numbers. Looking at all U.S.
MOBILEGROOVE VIP Discount For Mobile Future Forward Summit
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011
Janet Schijns , VP – Business Solutions Group, Verizon Wireless. Where can you get the inside track on the developments that will transform the next five years in mobile, while connecting with the executives that are leading change? Spend one day ( September 12 ) at Mobile Future Forward in Seattle. MobileGroove VIP offer. Mobile Future Forward brings together world-class speakers from across the value chain for a powerful cross-industry networking event. Attendee Profile: Speakers: C-Level – 59%, VP/SVP – 41%. Audience: C-Level – 30%, VP/SVP – 32%.
SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM Chris Brogan: All These Numbers Like Friends and Followers are Useless
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010
started by leaving my role as an applications engineer in a wireless company to run Jeff Pulver’s Video on the Net conference, and from there, I took on several roles, eventually leading to starting my own company. For those of you who don’t know, Chris Brogan is one of the world’s leading figures in social media. In his own words he’s ‘an eleven year veteran of using social media and both web and mobile technologies to build digital relationships for businesses, organizations, and individuals.’. At what point did you decide the career path you’ve chosen and what drew you to it?
SAYING IT SOCIAL Now People Can Join Your Facebook Fan/Business Page via SMS/Text.
| TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2010
By the way, standard text messaging rates apply per your wireless agreement, but there are no additional charges imposed by Facebook.) Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials Now People Can Join Your Facebook Fan/Business Page via SMS/Text Message Just found out about a neat new way to get more “Likers to your Facebook Page, via text message! The best part is you can incorporate this method with your offline advertising. Have a local radio spot? 32655 is FBOOK, in case you were wondering. There are a few stipulations.
MOBILEGROOVE ForumOxford Tomorrow(!); Showcases Mobile Thought Leadership, Apps & Action
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2010
From Tomi (who chairs the event), to Chetan Sharma (best known for wireless data and research that consistently sets the bar), to Ajit Jaokar , long-time author and advisor to the mobile industry, the event brings together professionals and practitioners sincerely interested in asking questions and identifying the trends. Tomi Ahonen, my friend and esteemed colleague, calls ForumOxford THE thought leadership event of the year. And if you check out the stellar line-up of mobile thinkers and doers (after the jump), you will have to agree. No sales pitches here. Register here. I did.)
WRITTENT BLOG A 15-Step Guide to Creating Viral-Ready Branded Content
| MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013
Before the internet made everyone with a wireless connection a publisher, marketers could afford to move slowly, and analyze consumer insights before making brand decisions. Content marketing is hot. As consumers increasingly use major search engines to discover brands, companies who provide high-quality information are able to capture interest, and business. 33% of the average B2B marketing budget is currently allocated towards custom content creation. If you haven’t designed a content strategy, it’s high time to get started. Step #2: Carefully Source Brand Voices. Step #3: Be Original.
WWW.WEB-STRATEGIST.COM 50 Ways to use Social Media, listed by Objective « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2009
Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang Home About Speaking Research Media Contact Subscribe via RSS Connect with Jeremiah: twitter friendfeed linkedin flickr technorati Connect with Jeremiah on twitter @ spicedawg56 It is! Yet remember email is a social network. Collectual these folks own social media budgets: LIST [link] in reply to spicedawg56 1 week ago « Community Platform Pricing for New Clients Scorecard: Should Startups Have Community Managers? I’ve taken Chris’s exact list, but have segmented it into the five objectives. Learn which bloggers might care about your customer.
LOUIS GRAY Fast, Sleek New Chromebooks Bring OS Worthy Hardware
| TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
But in addition to the unique OS, which started and ended with the web browser, the machine was intriguing for its long battery life and pervasive wireless capabilities, including 3G connectivity. The second generation hardware , which I obtained from attending Google IO last summer, started where the first gen left off, syncing quickly from my Google account, and bumping up its speed, while maintaining great battery life and wireless. The new Chromebook and a Chromebox to boot. But in both cases, the devices were my backup devices, secondary to my primary machine, a MacBook Air.
JEFF KORHAN It’s Only a Matter of Time
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011
Do you remember your first “cordless telephone or wireless television remote control? Years ago we used to joke about not knowing how to program our VHS recorders. Eventually the pain of missing our favorite television programs forced us to learn. That piece of technology was for entertainment. Now technology has become essential to running a smart business. One of those technologies is web marketing, which includes social media and Internet marketing. Are you still resisting it? You can admit it. Relationship Selling. And it will do all of that 24/7. Not interested in Facebook?
MOBILEGROOVE Surprise Highlights From MMA Forum NYC & 140 Characters Conference
| MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. Last week I attended two conferences in New York (the Mobile Marketing Association’s Mobile Marketing Forum and Jeff Pulver’s 140 Characters Conference) that showed how far we’ve come in the mobile industry. First, my report on the MMA event, which offered the audience of 700+ attendees a mix of introductory content and advanced material. There were many highlights although some sessions covered well-traveled ground and were targeted to those new to mobile. Do the numbers to back it up?
MOBILEGROOVE What Marketers Can Learn From Facebook; Tough Choices About Apple
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. Facebook aims to have 500 million mobile users worldwide, a figure it can only reach if it goes after all mobile subscribers — including feature-phone and smartphone owners. This week the company revealed its plans to launch a new mobile app to bring Facebook to the most popular and mainstream mobile phones around the world. According to Facebook, the app works on more than 2,500 devices from Nokia, Sony Ericsson, LG and other manufacturers. Jobs has asked for privacy and he deserves it.
KIKOLANI Channel Partners Conference & Expo Vegas 2012
| THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
There were four tracks to this conference: Cloud Services, Mobile Wireless, New Opportunities, and Business Development. Last month, I received an all-expense paid invite to the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas from Time Warner Cable Business Class (who I never realized offered web hosting and an array of other services for small businesses ). Unfortunately, it was a bit too short notice to make the trip (although a few nights at Caesar’s Palace was quite enticing), so I thought I would check out what I missed out on. Who Attends. Sessions. Expo Floor. Maybe.
MASHABLE.COM What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010
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TWIST IMAGE The One Screen World - Take Two
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2013
Imagine when these screens are networked and wirelessly enabled. How many screen are there? You've heard of the three screens? The four screens? The companion screen? The three screens are: television, computer and mobile. The fourth screen became the tablet (it's debatable). The companion screen is whatever other screen is with you while your attention is occupied by another screen (think about watching TV while looking at Facebook on your iPhone ). world where the only screen that matters is the screen that is in front me. There are screens everywhere. It is a reality. Watch this.
LOUIS GRAY The iPad 2 Dilemma: Nice Upgrade But Without Risk
| SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2011
What I wouldn't give for a real device with true wireless power. Apple is at its best when it takes giant leaps forward and risks its reputation on a new product or idea that could change the industry. Arguably its biggest successes in the last decade have been of this variety - from the original iPod and iPhone to the iTunes Music Store , the iPad and the MacBook Air , each of which is iconic, and unquestionably a success. The iPad 2 delivered what we expected - faster processors, dual cameras, and a thinner body, great upgrades, but not really much of a stretch. The floppy disk?
BLUE FOCUS MARKETING 2012 #Nifty50 Top Men in Technology on Twitter
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
Kent Huffman is the CMO of BearCom Wireless and co-publisher of @SMMmagazine. Last year, my colleague Tom Pick ( @TomPick ) and I introduced the #Nifty50 awards , which honored 50 men and 50 women who were leading the way in social media through their active engagement on Twitter. This year, we’ve narrowed the criteria a bit to focus specifically on individuals who work for technology companies, and asked our readers to nominate the men and women they thought were most deserving of the award. Nominees working for tech-focused venture capital, advisory and analyst firms were also allowed.
ARI HERZOG T-Mobile G2: My New Mobile Obsession
| MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011
didn’t stay with Verizon Wireless, my cellular provider for over a decade, either. At the Wireless Advocates kiosk at a local Costco warehouse store, I asked my remaining questions and bought it with a 2-year contract for the reasonable rate of $139.99 (over $100 cheaper than on T-Mobile’s website). stuck with Verizon Wireless since 1999 when I bought my first cellphone with them. It’s funny what 12 months does to a person. Nearly one year ago, I mused about replacing my BlackBerry Curve 8330 with a simpler phone with basic functionality. So far so good.
BILL HARTZER Online Marketing and Search Engine Optimization Training in San Francisco Bay Area
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2010
Each student is encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop and work on either their own Web site or their client’s web site during the search engine optimization training class. The Bay Area Search Engine Academy has officially opened their enrollment and registration for approaching Search Engine Optimization classes and internet marketing training for companies. Registration is limited to fifteen people in each of the training classes being held in San Ramon and Santa Clara (near San Jose), California. “Anyone can learn our six-step process and get results, Petty adds.
MOBILEGROOVE Personalization Across Mobile, TV & Internet; Why Recommendations Must Be Social
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2010
Additionally, traditional wireless carriers AT&T and Verizon are leveraging their “triple-play” bundles to deliver video content across screens and devices. The meteoric rise in the number of connected devices and the advance of hardware and software products by providers including Google and Apple to leverage the three screens – mobile, TV and Internet— has whet consumers’ appetites for new and connected experiences that deliver us content across time, place and platforms. Center stage. The last months have seen a slew of apps from companies across the ecosystem.
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