Google is refreshing mobile search

Sherrilynne Starkie

Google is launching a visual refresh of the mobile search results page designed to increase transparency on the world’s favourite search engine. The new design puts a website’s branding front and center, helping users better understand where the information is coming from.

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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. Non-branded promotion. Why is a non-branded app of interest to the brand behind?

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Is Your Business Ready For Mobile Marketing?

yMarketingMatters

Mobile marketing is a multi-channel, digital marketing strategy aimed at reaching a target audience on their smartphones, tablets, and/or other mobile devices, via websites, email, SMS, social media, and apps. Mobile use is disrupting the way people engage with brands.

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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. • Click-through rates on search result ads are higher on mobile, according to a Marin Software study.

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Best Practices for Mobile-First Social Video

Ignite Social Media

One way to do that is with mobile-first video. What’s mobile-first video? Add branding early. Facebook suggests adding branding in the first three seconds of a video for maximum impact. Think branded color schemes and logos in natural situations. Don’t rely on audio or basic subtitles to tell your brand’s story. The post Best Practices for Mobile-First Social Video appeared first on Ignite Social Media - The original social media agency.

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How brands can use mobile targeting for good

Social Media Today

By shifting the focus from how data can be used to benefit a brand to how it can benefit the consumer, marketers can take a massive step forward when it comes to trust, Kiips's Lauren Farricker writes

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Facebook Timeline for Pages on Mobile Devices

Mindjumpers

Tweet Facebook has announced that the timeline design will now also be implemented for pages on mobile devices, which can improve user engagement. The timeline design will make the Facebook experience more consistent and could also help improve conversations for mobile Sponsored Stories.

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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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5 Steps to Build a Rock Solid Personal Brand for Business in 2020 [podcast + FREE worksheet]

Pam Moore

Personal branding can not be ignored in 2020. Even if you are not a marketer and never want to be one, you have a personal brand regardless if you have consciously designed it or thought about it or not. Your Personal Brand is Made of Perceptions. Your personal brand is: .

Mobile Ad Spending Grows 105% in 2013

The Realtime Report

In 2014, mobile ad spending will account for nearly one-quarter of total digital ad spending worldwide, according to the latest estimates from eMarketer. Much of this growth is driven by increased mobile ad spending from Facebook and Google. Is your brand spending on mobile advertising?

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7 Top Personal Branding Goals To Develop Your Social Brand Strategy

Pam Moore

They aren’t thinking “should I do business with this person or brand.” ” Would you like to increase brand awareness, generate more leads? They fear they must share what they ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner to build their personal brand.

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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.

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

The Realtime Report

Mobile video is rapidly becoming the new darling of the digital advertising world, and the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) recently conducted its first Mobile Video Benchmark Study to examine mobile video performance.

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You are NOT the Main Character of Your Brand Story, Your Customer Is

Pam Moore

Your audiences and customers need to feel the heartbeat of your brand in every touch. It takes 6-7 brand touches for someone to remember a brand. It is the heart of where the digital brand magic happens! The main character in your brand story is NOT YOU!

How to Track Mobile App Conversions

Convince & Convert

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

Mobile Video: 92% of Viewers Share Content

The Realtime Report

Mobile video viewers are highly likely to share mobile video content, according to a new study by the Interactive Advertising Bureau. Out of the 200 mobile video viewers surveyed, 92% share mobile video content with others.

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Brand Storytelling in a Nutshell: 10 Foundations of Success

Pam Moore

Brands can tap into the power of storytelling to inspire, connect with and serve their audiences. Brand storytelling is not about bragging about yourself all day on the latest live video streaming mobile application. Brand storytelling requires both art and science.

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How to Leverage Mobile Payments to Garner Customer Loyalty

SocialFish

Mobile payments will reach $90 billion by 2017, according to Forrester. The ability to attract mobile customers isn’t just a matter of selling more products, however. Open up Your Mobile Wallet. Entice more mobile customers to buy your products with a mobile wallet option.

Get Your Business Moving: 9 types of Mobile Marketing

Harp Interactive

More and more businesses are realizing the potential of mobile devices as a viable medium for call-to-action advertising. And don’t think cell phones are the only mobile medium worth considering. Mobile Applications: The ads can be hosted inside the application design and logic.

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Brand Strategy in a Nutshell – 5 Reasons to Invest in Branding Your Business

Pam Moore

Your brand is the foundation and one of the most important aspects of your business. Bottom line, you have one chance to make a first, second and third brand impression. Your brand is who you are. Your Brand is a Promise Delivered. Definition of a brand.

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.

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Half of Consumers Read Email Exclusively On Mobile

The Realtime Report

Email marketing is far from dead — but is your brand optimizing email campaigns for mobile? If the answer is no, then it’s time to start: a new study from Yesmail Interactive shows that, as of Q4 2013, half of consumers now read emails only on mobile devices.

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How to Choose the Best Mobile Strategy for Your Business

Convince & Convert

These days, mobile strategy is an imperative for marketing departments across every industry. While today’s CMO is looking at mobile advertising and optimizing websites for tablets, the first word on everyone’s mind is “app.” This is a ripe opportunity for mobile.

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Why Your Mobile Strategy Doesn’t Start With the Phone

Convince & Convert

It’s a bit of an exaggeration to say that a mobile strategy isn’t about the phone, but at the very least, it shouldn’t start with the phone. Mobility can involve technology, but at the heart of a mobile strategy lies the mobile human.

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Social Networks See Majority of Traffic Coming From Mobile

The Realtime Report

Mobile is accounting for a huge portion of social networking use; for newer platforms like Instagram, Snapchat and Vine, use is “almost exclusively mobile.” LinkedIn and Tumblr are the only two social networks seeing more desktop use than mobile.

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Your Logo is NOT Your Brand – Marketing Brand Strategy in a Nutshell

Pam Moore

When many business leaders think of the term “brand” they think of pretty colors, expensive logos, fancy graphics, Facebook cover photos and traditional tv or radio advertisements. Smart marketers know branding is much more than a logo. Every brand touch counts.

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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. Not sure about this talk of mobile yet?

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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. App Based Mobile Marketing.

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

The Realtime Report

Nearly three-quarters (72%) of consumers think it’s important for brands to have a mobile-friendly site, according to a recent study by Google. The majority (55%) say a bad mobile site experience hurts their opinion of a brand.

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Is Shazam the Future of Mobile Marketing

Convince & Convert

Are we about to finally crack the mobile marketing code? Here’s the challenge, and this has always been the challenge for mobile. Shazam is now starting to partner with retailers, restaurants, and hospitality brands to use the Shazam app as the iBeacon.

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Monotype's Nadine Chahine on the impact of language evolution for mobile brands

Social Media Today

In an interview at SXSW, a typography expert highlights how the emergence of hashtags and emojis affects marketing amid the rise of mobile

Instagram and Pinterest for Storytelling: Grey Goose’s Social-Mobile Campaign

Mindjumpers

The French vodka brand Grey Goose just launched an innovative social campaign to tell their brand story based on Instagram and Pinterest in order to drive awareness for the new Grey Goose Cherry Noir. Monitor Your Brand’s Instagram Activity with New Reporting Tool.

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One-Third of Consumers Are Visiting Top Digital Retail Sites Via Mobile Exclusively

The Realtime Report

New research from comScore’s Data Mine reveals that while the majority of the digital consumers use both desktop and mobile devices, around one-third of consumers are visiting the top digital retail brands exclusively via mobile as of September 2013.

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How to Build an Emotional Brand – 8 Foundations to More Human Brand Connections

Pam Moore

Every smart and savvy marketing and business leader knows the power of branding. They also know that a brand is much deeper than a logo, pretty colors or a tagline. Emotional branding helps connect you in the most human ways to your audience, customers and fans.

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Top 8 Mobile Shopping Trends in 2020

Pixlee

Mobile commerce has seen an incredible evolution over the last decade. From the original smartphones to voice commerce, and every small trend in between, staying ahead of mobile commerce trends can feel like an uphill battle. Fast Loading Mobile Apps that Work with Voice Search.

US Mobile Ad Spending Will Top $4 Billion in 2012

The Realtime Report

Mobile advertising spending will total more than $4 billion by the end of 2012, according to eMarketer estimates. And new research by Millennial Media reveals that certain industries have seen tremendous growth (more than 400% year-over-year) in mobile advertising.

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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. In other words, enough already with the “(Insert Year here) will be the year of mobile” nonsense. The world is mobile. Among the topics this time around was mobile marketing. The Mobile Dichotomy.

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Marketing Nutz Launches Social Profit Factor: Social Media, Branding Training Academy for YOU!

Pam Moore

Social Profit Factor is a robust social media, branding, content and digital marketing training academy that provides small business owners, entrepreneurs and marketing leaders the compass and map to master social media for business success.

20 Ways to Bust through the Digital Noise with a More Human, Relevant Brand

Pam Moore

Building a brand that is relevant, memorable and valuable online requires a lot more than fancy visuals, fast moving video or knowing how to play the last social network newsfeed algorithm. Don’t pretend you are someone or a brand you are not. Think about the brands you love.

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Facebook advocates for short, engaging, mobile-optimized native videos for organic engagement

Socialmedia.biz

According to a recent Buffer research , out of the 7 posts that brands share on their dedicated Facebook page every week, 80% links to external landing pages, 19% are images and less than 1% are native videos.

[Sponsored] Buffalo Wild Wings Takes Finger Football Mobile And Social

SocMed Sean

The gift card was used to purchase meals for my family while we tried out the new mobile app. They actually use social media channels like Twitter and Facebook to talk with their customers…something that a lot of other big brands are still trying to figure out.

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Has the sonic brand concept finally come of age?

Sherrilynne Starkie

News of the launch of Mastercard’s new sonic brand reminded me of my Strive PR days in the Isle of Man. Of course, using audio in branding is nothing new. Remember those old jingles “l’m stuck on Bandaid Brand” or “Libby’s Libby’s Libby’s on the label label label”?

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Snapchat as a platform for branded content?

Mindjumpers

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. Best practice for brand communication on Snapchat.