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How To Start A Mobile Marketing Strategy

The Realtime Report

How To Start A Mobile Marketing Strategy. Have you considered mobile marketing as part of your advertising strategy? If you haven’t, you probably should, because mobile ads can often be one of the best ways to communicate with an audience. Here is how you can embark with a successful mobile marketing strategy. App Based Mobile Marketing. Mobile Search Ads.

Tools for Mobile Marketing Strategy Success

Spin Sucks

By James Prideaux We all know any successful marketing campaign starts with a sound strategy, and a mobile marketing strategy is no exception. Unfortunately, while mobile continues to grow in its importance as a marketing tactic, many marketers still lack the tools and knowledge to develop a sound and integrated mobile marketing strategy. and nearly $220B worldwide.

Social Media Gone Mobile

Mindjumpers

Tweet As yesterday’s tip on our Facebook page advised, the SoLoMo (Social, Local, Mobile) revolution of how we interact on social media platforms refers to the need of an intensified focus on use of mobile devices in daily life of social media. Lately, Facebook upgraded their mobile app to better incorporate the new Timeline design with an increased focus on visual content.

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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Mobile Technology and Your Small Business

Ari Herzog

Mobile technology is not one thing. It’s not just an application or a QR code. 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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Twitter Debuts Customizable Modular SDK for MoPub Mobile Ad Exchange

SocialTimes Twitter

Advertisers using Twitter’s MoPub mobile ad exchange can now customize their software-development kits to account for only the ad formats they wish to use. She wrote: From standard banner ads to mobile-first formats such as native ads, MoPub supports one of the most comprehensive sets of ad formats, and now, you can pick and choose the ones you want to work with.

Statistics: Facebook on Mobile [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mindjumpers

In a social media world where consumers and users are increasingly applying a SoLoMo (Social Local Mobile) attitude towards their social networks, the number of active users of the mobile Facebook app is therefore an indicator of what is to come. 543 million active Facebook users, meaning more than half of all Facebook users, regularly use the mobile app to access their profile.

Native Ads Debut for Mobile App Install Campaigns on Twitter Audience Platform

SocialTimes Twitter

Advertisers running mobile application install ad campaigns on Twitter Audience Platform now have access to native ads. Simply check the “native” box when launching a new mobile app install campaign on the Twitter Audience Platform and your ad content will be automatically reassembled to match each app’s unique design and layout.

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Five Forms of Mobile Media

Geoff Livingston

Watching App Savvy Author (and personal friend) Ken Yarmosh speak, clarity in mobile communications becomes clear. Specifically, Ken talks about the three primary communication methods via mobile web development. From a communicators perspective, there are several ways to approach stakeholders on mobile media. Long live the mobile page view. Image by Paul Swansen.

YouTube Commands 50% of Time Spent On Mobile Entertainment Apps

The Realtime Report

How much time are Americans spending on mobile apps, and which are the most popular? A new study from Flurry takes a look at how apps are dominating mobile, and Google and Facebook are commanding lots of our time. The average US consumer now spends 2 hours and 42 minutes per day on mobile; apps command a whopping 86% of that time, or 2 hours and 19 minutes per day.

Gushcloud: Mobilizing Social Media Marketing

Mindjumpers

Mobilizing target networks online. 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. Marketing & Communication Social Media Social Network Crowdsourcing Facebook Gushcloud Mobilizing Rewards Sharing social media marketing SXSWTweet. Transparency of Community.

Are You Making These Costly Holiday Mobile Mistakes?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Customer Experience eCommerce Mobile. And if you’re a retailer, hopefully you haven’t just primed your in-store and online offers, but your mobile presence as well. population are avid mobile Internet users, according to 2011 U.S. While mobile commerce stats have been rising for quite some time, many retailers have yet to nail its optimal experience.

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I Got You vs. I Keep You - The Mobile Brand Crisis

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Brands are going to confront a huge challenge as their consumers become more and more mobile. In the past, I have written about the massive chasm that is developing between consumers and brands, as our consumers become more mobile and smartphone enabled. Please read: Mobile Breaks Search. Yes, brands will continue to struggle with a mobile web experience vs./plus a native mobile application for iOS and Android. Search is a problem because discoverability of these mobile applications is a real chore for brands. mobile. mobile app.

T-Mobile G2: My New Mobile Obsession

Ari Herzog

My new obsession is the T-Mobile G2. Here’s a picture I snapped of the two phones side by side : Launching last fall to many positive early reviews , the phone runs on the open source Android operating system and is pre-installed with every mobile application in Google’s arsenal. Asking people around my town what they thought of T-Mobile, their responses were generally favorable. Last night, I ported my 12-year number to T-Mobile. -- Thanks for reading T-Mobile G2: My New Mobile Obsession by Ari Herzog. I chuckle as I look back.

Mobile Will Restore Brevity to Media

Geoff Livingston

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. Time seems to be on mobile’s side.

Chatbots: The future of conversational commerce and marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Christian Brucculeri, the CEO at mobile messaging company Snaps, a developer of chatbots and other marketing technology products for companies. They’re applications that have linguistic structure. We see conversational media becoming the next wave and being potentially bigger than application media itself.

Twitter Adds Conversation Ranking, Direct Reply Count to Mobile Apps

SocialTimes Twitter

A feature Twitter introduced on desktop in June 2015 has finally made it way to the social network’s mobile applications. Readers: What are your thoughts on these changes to replies on Twitter’s mobile apps? Twitter announced via a Twitter Support tweet (embedded below) that it has added conversation ranking and direct reply count to the replies section of its apps.

Kickass User Interfaces for Mobile Devices

Idaconcpts

of Millenials in the United States used mobile devices to access the web in 2012, according to eMarketer. The mobile Internet population is sizeable and rapidly growing across all age groups. A key driver for mobile Internet use is email access. Email technology provider Return Path found 88% of mobile phone users checked their email via a handheld device daily. 57.6%

5 Easy Ways To Optimize Your Website For Mobile

Firebelly

Recently, HubSpot’s Website Grader began factoring mobile optimization in to its scores. After all, it’s about time for mobile platforms to be considered in the production of every website, as more people are owning smartphones. This doesn’t mean making a completely new version of the website built just for mobile. Build CSS for Mobile.

Twitter Testing Mobile App Design With No Retweet Button

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter confirmed to Ingrid Lunden and Jon Russell of TechCrunch that it is testing a tweak to its flagship mobile application in which the retweet button and reply arrow are replaced with a circular icon that brings up sharing options and a speech bubble. Twitter without a retweet button? It’s actually being tested. The social network told Lunden and Russell it was studying how the design tweak changed user behavior, adding: We’re testing new icons on tweets to evaluate how this impacts the way that people use Twitter. pic.twitter.com/hqSIgUxupX.

Mobile apps are a waste of time for associations.

SocialFish

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and my thinking has been influenced by research, including the September Pew Internet report on “The Rise of App Culture,” and a r eport on global mobile statistics from MobiThinking. I believe that associations need to get mobile right, and fast. If you used [link] from your mobile phone, you used a web app.

What’s Your Mobile Marketing Strategy?

Small Business Mavericks

Amidst all the hype with social media, there’s a growing trend that sometimes gets lost in the shuffle: Mobile marketing. Before starting my own company in 2006, I worked for 16 years in the wireless industry for AT&T Wireless and Cingular, so I’ve watched mobile develop over the years with more than a casual passers-by interest. For many reasons, mobile marketing has been slow to grow in the United States. “Mobile marketing in the US has been hindered by relatively slow adoption compared to the rest of the world. Where Mobile is headed.

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! Without having to know anything about graphic design, HTML, or FBML; and without paying for third-party applications, you too can have pertinent information on your Facebook page! Make sure your URL appears on the mobile platform and adjust if necessary. Really?

Mobile Necessary Now for Brand Relevancy

Geoff Livingston

If you are not preparing your organization for a mobile web , you will lose competitive positioning. Many brands have dabbled and experimented, but have put off mobile media as they struggled to swallow social media. Social media is now in its best practices phase, while mobile media via tablets and mobile phones has hit the tipping point. Not convinced yet?

Facebook Debuts App Event Optimization, Extends Dynamic Ads, Canvas to Apps

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced Monday that it will extend its dynamic ads and Canvas ad product to applications, along with launching a new product, App Event Optimization. And dynamic ads for app installs and Canvas for mobile app install ads will launch “over the next few weeks.”. Businesses such as mobile commerce and gaming apps are seeing success.

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Mobile Is Not a Channel: Multi-Purpose Impact of the Smartphone

Conversionation

ExactTarget recently released a report, called “Mobile Indepence Day” (guess when they released it). It’s an exhaustive overview of how one significant device in the whole mobile explosion, being the smartphone, impacts the way people communicate, network, transact and shop. Many industry people talk about mobile, just as they talk about social: as a separate and tangible channel.

Building the Bambu Mobile App in React Native

Sprout Social

Early solutions tried to bring web resources to mobile, but never had the experience users expected. Then in 2015, Facebook released a variant of its popular React library on mobile called React Native. So when our mobile team here at Sprout started work on the mobile app for our employee advocacy product Bambu , we chose to build it in React Native. Prior to this project, our only mobile app was Sprout Social iOS and Sprout Social Android, which are built independently of each other using native technologies. Write once, run on iOS and Android. Going Forward.

Facebook Testing Find WiFi Feature

SocialTimes Facebook

Some users of Facebook’s flagship iOS application are part of a test of a new feature enabling them to locate nearby WiFi networks. Facebook Mobile Applications apps Bryan Clark FInd WiFi iOS James Saye Mashable Pages Raymond Wong The Next Web wifiThe feature is currently being tested in select countries. Readers: Would you like to see Facebook roll this feature out?

Workplace (Formerly Facebook at Work) Officially Launches Worldwide

SocialTimes Facebook

Some people spend their entire workday on the go, on their mobile phone. The new global and mobile workplace isn’t about closed-door meetings or keeping people separated by title, department or geography. Facebook announced the global availability of Workplace–long-awaited, long-tested and formerly known as Facebook at Work –at an event in London Monday. Norway. France.

Realtime Olympics: 60% of London 2012 Visits Came Via Mobile; Facebook Was 2nd Highest Traffic Source

The Realtime Report

A new compilation of stats from the 2012 Olympic Games reveals that 60% of visits to the official London 2012 Games website and apps came from mobile devices. And both the BBC and NBC also had strong Olympic mobile showings: one-third of BBC web visits and one-tenth of video streams were from mobile, while 16% of NBC web users and 45% of NBC video requests came from mobile ( PaidContent ).

Facebook Offers Brands a Revamped Offers Experience

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network outlined the new features in an email to SocialTimes: Bookmark: People can easily claim an offer on mobile or on desktop and it will automatically save to their new Offers bookmark. Redeem an offer anywhere: People can paste their offer code during online checkout, or they can access a code on their mobile device during in-store checkout (coming soon).

Facebook Extends Dynamic Ads Targeting to Users’ Web Activity

SocialTimes Facebook

Director of product marketing Maz Sharafi spoke with Lauren Johnson of SocialTimes parent Adweek about the new targeting option, saying that advertisers previously were only able to target users who specifically viewed products on their websites or mobile applications. Advertising/Marketing Facebook Ad Targeting Adweek Applications apps Dynamic Ads e-Commerce Furniture Jessica Jacobs Lauren Johnson Likes Maz Sharafi mobile Pages retailers Targeted Ads WayfairFacebook extended the targeting capabilities of its dynamic ads to users’ web activity.

A Look at Social Video’s Big, Bright (and Somewhat Uncertain) Future

SocialTimes Facebook

Imagine online access to the Super Bowl streamed through a Facebook TV application that connects to users’ big screens. The company also needs to pivot as Snapchat encroaches on its position as a personal and news-sharing outlet in a mobile-driven world. Facebook has done it again–at least, it’s about to. The social media juggernaut is notorious for forward-thinking strategies such as acquiring Instagram and Oculus VR and launching live videostreaming. It’s never been the platform that rests on its laurels. Now, it stands at the forefront of a video revolution.

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Work On The Go With Podio’s New iPhone Application

Mindjumpers

And now, Podio has just released some interesting mobile applications for those who are always on the move! Co-founder of Podio, Jon Froda , tells us that Podio has launched a new iPhone application, which makes it possible for everyone to build their own mobile work apps to get their work done in a more collaborative way. Be productive on the go.

Facebook Journalism Project: A Complete Guide

SocialTimes Facebook

People on the latest version of our iOS and Android applications will be eligible to see these posts in News Feed and on publishers’ pages in the coming weeks. In the future, we also want to bring to profiles all the flexibility that the Facebook Live API (application-programming interface) provides to pages, so journalists can use their professional equipment to go live.

How Ad Testing Can Combat Facebook’s Slow Ad Growth

SocialTimes Facebook

As Facebook has hit its optimum ad load, its focus is turning instead to alternative sources of revenue like video ads , bots for its Messenger application and its audience on third-party apps and websites. While Facebook ads help smaller businesses reach a widespread audience, especially because 84 percent of Facebook’s total ad sales are mobile , it’s important to make sure that consumers are getting the right message. In its third-quarter-2016 earnings call , Facebook reported that 1.71 billion people used its service in June. The reason? The evidence is compelling.