Is Your Business Ready For Mobile Marketing?

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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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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. This redesign is rolling out now on mobile search and will be ex tended to other formats in the future. The post Google is refreshing mobile search appeared first on Sherrilynne Starkie.

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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. Digital Platform Manager at Carlsberg, Martin Majlund, says: “We (Carlsberg brand portfolio) drive campaigns using the platform as a tool to drive traffic and therefore increase sales. Why is a non-branded app of interest to the brand behind?

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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. 77% said they interact by reading posts and updates, while 17% share experiences and news stories, and 13% post updates about brands they like. • What Can A Mobile Strategy Do For Me?

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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.

Most Profitable Mobile App Marketing Strategies

Social Media Marketing

Technology has been on constant change and almost everything has been going mobile these days. People are on the move and the convenience mobile gadgets provide has made more and more people utilize it. What are Mobile Apps? What is Mobile App Marketing?

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. Facebook has not announced exactly when the timeline for pages will be implemented on mobile devices. I can recommend to read Facebook’s recommendations on how to optimize for mobile usage.

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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

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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Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus (Full Review 2020)

Tweaklibrary

Kaspersky is a well-established brand when it comes to security. But Is Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus as capable as Kaspersky Antivirus for PC? Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus’s Call-Filtering feature works reliably and works 100% of the time.

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. Mobile ad spending worldwide increased 105% in 2013 to $17.96 Mobile was responsible for 23% of Google’s global net ad revenues in 2013; this number will rise to nearly 39% in 2014.

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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. Have you thought about your personal branding strategy? Regardless if you have taken time to plan your personal brand or not, you have a personal brand. 7 Top Personal Branding Goals.

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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. The results show very high completion rates – over 90% – for mobile video. mobile video ads are dominated by in-app ads; 46% of impressions happen in-app on phones and 30% in-app on tablets.

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McAfee Mobile Security: The Best Android Antivirus in 2020?

Tweaklibrary

McAfee is a big brand when it comes to Cyber-security. Without wasting any more time, let’s get going: Malware Protection offered by McAfee Mobile Security: Primary purpose of an Antivirus application is the security from Malware. How Effective Norton Mobile Security is in 2020?

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 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. And they do so often: 16% share mobile video content daily, and 33% do so weekly. Overall, nearly two-thirds of those surveyed share mobile video content at least once per month. .

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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. A conversion is when a mobile app boosts sales, whether directly or indirectly. So, without further ado, we’re here to school you on the right way to gain and measure conversions on mobile apps. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

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. It requires having a solid brand architecture and message foundation as well as knowing your audience and how you can serve them real value. Definition of brand storytelling.

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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.

Top 10 LinkedIn Power Tips to Ignite Your Brand and Business [podcast]

Pam Moore

? ?. SocialZoomFactor · LinkedIn Power Tips to Ignite Your Business and Brand. LinkedIn is one of the most powerful social networking and digital platforms to build your personal and business brand of authority, influence and human connection. Personal Branding Guide and Worksheet .

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. billion emails sent in Q4 2013, the study showed an impressive rise in mobile stats in just one quarter: the percentage of consumers interacting with email exclusively on mobile rose to 50%.

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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. Most importantly, these apps completely changed the way customers interact with businesses and brands. Another big impetus for most businesses is the steadily decreasing cost of building a mobile app.

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How to Choose the Best Mobile Strategy for Your Business

Convince & Convert

These days, mobile strategy is an imperative for marketing departments across every industry. While today’s CMO is looking at mobile advertising and optimizing websites for tablets, the first word on everyone’s mind is “app.” Developing an app isn’t the right solution for everyone, so how do you determine what mobile strategy makes sense for your business? Identify an issue or opportunity first, then think about how mobile may be able to solve it (highlight to tweet).

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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. After all, if you were to read this post five years ago, chances are you wouldn’t have been reading it on the same device (or even brand of device) that you are using now. Mobility can involve technology, but at the heart of a mobile strategy lies the mobile human. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

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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 Level-up Your Visual Branding on Instagram

Later

A visual brand identity is all about how your business looks and feels on social media. On Instagram, a strong visual identity can help strengthen your brand message, make you look more professional, and even convert visitors to your profile into lifelong followers. You can improve your visual branding on Instagram for free with the help of a few online tools. What is a Visual Brand Identity and Why is it Important? Step #1: Define Your Brand’s Unique Values.

Social Networks See Majority of Traffic Coming From Mobile

The Realtime Report

Mobile is accounting for a huge portion of social networking use; for newer platforms like Instagram, Snapchat and Vine, use is “almost exclusively mobile.” ” A new report from the comScore Data Mine compares desktop vs. mobile usage for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, Vine and Snapchat. 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. In reality, the logo is the easy part and only one small yet very important component of your brand. The colors, language and visuals are supporting elements, not “the” brand. Every brand touch counts.

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. An additional 19% of the mobile users access Facebook at least once a week on their smartphone.

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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. It is what your customers experience when they come in contact with your brand and the people who make it what it is, good or bad. Your Brand is a Promise Delivered. In a nutshell your brand is your promise to all those who come in contact with your brand.

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. Did you know that 80% of a mobile user’s time is spent on apps? Mobile Search Ads.

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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. Despite this clear expectation by consumers, nearly all of those surveyed (96%) have come across a site that wasn’t mobile-friendly, AdWeek reports. The majority (55%) say a bad mobile site experience hurts their opinion of a brand. So what happens when consumers do find a mobile-friendly site?

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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. The interesting part is that the story is not unfolded by the brand, but by a selection of Instagram photographers – Dan Cristea (@konstruktivist), Andie Drye (@andielinn), Chris Ozer (@chrisozer) and Kai Regan (@blitzkregan) – using the hashtag #hotelnoir. .

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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. And those visiting sites via mobile are “behaving very differently” depending on which retailer they are engaging with. How many retail apps are on your mobile phone?

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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. For more on this and similar concepts, check out the excellent book “ The Mobile Commerce Revolution ” from Tim Hayden and Tom Webster. . Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

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How to Make Your WordPress Blog Mobile Friendly

Waxing UnLyrical

Howie really really really believes in blogs being mobile friendly. Of course, this makes sense, the way mobile is taking off. And now we have to “mobilize&# it?! For example, I customized the footer message of the WUL mobile version with the © symbol instead of just text.

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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.

Siteminis Launches Mobile Commerce Solution

Bill Hartzer

Have you been looking to turn mobile phone “browsers” into buyers? Now can now turn your mobile website into a brand consistent, fully functional m-commerce destinations without losing control or profits to third parties — regardless of the type of cell phone or carrier your customers use.

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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. The best marketers know that emotional branding is the secret sauce to igniting customers to loyal advocates, followers and fans! Emotional branding helps connect you in the most human ways to your audience, customers and fans. Foundations of emotional branding. Brand Humanization in a Nutshell.

US Mobile Ad Spending Will Top $4 Billion in 2012

The Realtime Report

Mobile advertising spending will total more than $4 billion by the end of 2012, according to eMarketer estimates. And new research by Millennial Media reveals that certain industries have seen tremendous growth (more than 400% year-over-year) in mobile advertising. The third quarter of 2012 saw a 574% jump in mobile ad spending for the automotive industry year-over-year. Close competitors for this growth in mobile advertising include: travel, with 431% growth since Q3 2011.

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CheatSheet: 4 Mobile Ad Platforms That Work

Convince & Convert

Whether your brand is B2B or B2C, marketing to your consumer is becoming more and more difficult, fragmented, and sophisticated. Because of media fragmentation as well as the on-the-go nature of today’s consumers, it is important to leverage all mediums possible to reach your target audience, including mobile. As mobile devices become more widely adopted by the minute, brands are turning their sights to mobile media as a new delivery channel.

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

7 Reasons Why Your Brand Needs Video on Social Media

Later

Video on social media is proving to be the most powerful business asset for gaining new followers, growing your brand, and driving sales. But why is video content so important for brands? Why Brands Should Invest in Video #3: It’s Growing in Popularity Across All Channels .

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