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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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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5 Facebook Ad Types That Improve Mobile Engagement

agora pulse

What’s the best way to engage mobile users on Facebook with sponsored content? Use at least one the following five Facebook ad types to improve mobile engagement and effortlessly build trust with your brand. This is a guest post written by Stefan Des.

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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 Like-button is also larger, which adds to a better call-to-action for user engagement.

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New LinkedIn Features Aim to Drive Engagement

Ignite Social Media

Recently, LinkedIn has introduced some new engagement features with the goal of improving user experience and encouraging engagements. Currently, LinkedIn only offers likes, comments and shares as engagement options on a given post.

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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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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Use Instagram to Create Visual Engagement

Mindjumpers

Tweet Instantaneous mobile photo sharing is becoming increasingly popular. The Facebook-owned mobile photo editing and sharing network Instagram has been around since October 2010 and by April 2012, the platform had 30 million users worldwide. How Volkswagen Creates Visual Engagement.

5 Ways to Increase Mobile Conversion Rates

Convince & Convert

Have you tried using QR codes, SMS, or NFC to increase mobile traffic, but are noticing little to no mobile conversions? If your website is not mobile friendly, you will be lucky to see any conversions. People using their mobile phones are on the go or about to be on the go.

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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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Facebook Brand Engagement Grows 896% Year-Over-Year

The Realtime Report

A new study by Adobe found that brand engagement (defined as likes, comments, and shares) on Facebook rose 896% year-over-year. Mobile engagement is also way up; around one-quarter of Facebook engagement came from mobile users.

Benefits of Hiring a Game Development Company in India

Social Media Marketing

It estimated that in 2018, the mobile application industry in India generated revenue of $5.7bn. One important thing to note is that the mobile app sector in India is worth $3.9bn and employs more than 47,000 individuals across the country. After the US, UK, Germany and Spain, India stands in the fifth position for the largest mobile app market in the world. Hence, this makes it even harder to choose the right company to work.

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.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Google’s Mobile Changes

Convince & Convert

It’s been nicknamed “Mobile-geddon.” There are two major changes at play in Google’s recent move to favor mobile: First, Google will adjust its search results order to favor mobile-friendly sites. Harness that excitement, and think about what this means for your mobile app.

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Effective Email Marketing In The Mobile Environment

The Realtime Report

Effective Email Marketing In The Mobile Environment By Jasmine Chambers. Five years ago, most businesses paid little attention to the way their marketing emails looked to recipients viewing them on their mobile phones. You need to make sure that your emails look great on mobile screens.

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Gushcloud: Mobilizing Social Media Marketing

Mindjumpers

Consequently, representing Mindjumpers at this year’s conference included meeting with a variety of these passionate and engaged newcomers in the social media ballgame (see my blog post on BigMarker.com , April 3 rd 2012). Mobilizing target networks online. Tweet.

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“Digitally Mature” Companies Make More Money

The Realtime Report

How about this one: according to a new study by Capgemini Consulting and the MIT Center for Digital Business, companies that are “digitally mature” generate more revenue, are more profitable and achieve higher market valuations. What Makes a Company Digitally Mature?

How Augmented Reality Can Be Used for Consumer Engagement

Mindjumpers

I argued that the ubiquitous black and white squares often failed to create true engagement with their users and that this is the reason why the excitement about them seemed to subside. The company explains: “ Blipp v. & Mobile augmented reality for consumer engagement.

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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The Transistor Radio and the Dawn of Mobile Media

Waxing UnLyrical

In a way, it marked the beginning of our mobile society, which would be fully realized in our current decade given all of the devices available today. Fast-forward to today: people are more mobile than ever. The engagement and content consumption increased 200%.

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Why Your Business Presence Has To Be Mobile Ready

Navolutions

Now, mobile technology is doing it again. There are three main reasons people do mobile searches on these devices: to find entertainment, to engage others on a social network, and to find an immediate solution to a problem. Mobile users are not patient.

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Instagram Carousel Best Practices to Make Your Audience Stop Scrolling and Start Engaging

agora pulse

Instagram carousel posts engage your audience for longer periods of time. So even if your viewers scroll past the first time, you get a second chance to engage them with slide two. Through the Agorapulse Mobile App. Shoe company APL has an exquisitely stylized feed.

The New Kind of Customer Loyalty Your Company Needs

Convince & Convert

The reality is that customer centricity has been on the radar of brands for some time now thanks to connectivity; social media platforms and a mobile-first culture have changed the ways consumers engage with brands and their expectations of those brands. Image via Unsplash.

5 Strategies for Boosting Engagement on Instagram

Convince & Convert

A straight-forward chronological order will be replaced with Facebook-like algorithm that takes into account many social signals, including engagement and past likes to predict “relevancy” of posts. Engage With Storytelling.

With IGTV, Instagram is Becoming Television for the Mobile Generation

Buffer Social

Five years ago, an Instagram product that focused purely on longer-form, mobile videoes may have been met with skepticism. The way we consume content has always been driven by technology. In the early 20th century, cinema was the clear leader, with 65 percent of the U.S.

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Measure & Increase Instagram Engagement

Sprout Social

Instagram continues to evolve as one of the most predominant social media apps for customer interactions and engagement. The demand for Instagram engagement is at an all-time high, but many brands still struggle to increase conversations and keep users coming back. Be human and engage.

4 Examples of Great Social Media Content and What You Can Learn From Them

Ignite Social Media

This is a great example from Disney of utilizing a mobile-first ad unit on Pinterest in a disruptive way. Ulta Beauty Instagram Story Engagement Prompt. Moreover, a fun call to action sparks engagement and gets users involved.

Social Networking Stats: Twitter Engagement Drops, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

Twitter’s Growth Slows, Engagement Drops in Q4 . The company’s growth has slowed, adding only ~9 million users since the fall quarter (for a total of 241 million). Twitter Engagement: Q4’13 Timeline Views 148 billion, up 26% y/y.

9 Productivity Tools I Use to Run My Company

Convince & Convert

that causes so many companies to waste time and leak effectiveness like a 1973 Gremlin dropping oil in the driveway. I do all my content curation in Buffer, both on laptop and mobile, and it saves me a TON of time. Around here, we always have a lot of balls in the air.

The Mobile Imperative

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There's a sad truth about mobile, but I don't want to hear it. Making things even more complex are the telco companies who are still charging confusing fee structures for mobile data. How long will mobile ubiquity take? mobile. mobile app. mobile data.

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Healthcare and mobile technology

SocialFish

Check out ICF new infographic based on our research at the intersection of healthcare and mobile technology. It’s also a set of guiding principles for healthcare companies who need to engage consumers and members in a mobile context.

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Engaging the Right Audience on LinkedIn

Adam Cohen

LinkedIn, one of the established social networks, is making strides in advancing how businesses can leverage the platform to engage followers. This week LinkedIn launched two new products that allow companies to more effectively engage the followers they have.

How Do Smartphone Brands in the Philippines Get Engagement on Social Media?

Unmetric

Even though most of us witnessed the key moments that led up to smartphones becoming commonplace (like the time everyone got their first mobile phones that could withstand even kryptonite), it is very hard to think of a time when IM wasn’t a thing. Samsung Mobile Philippines had the most Fans.

Facebook And Walmart Team Up for Black Friday Mobile-Ad Blitz

The Realtime Report

On Black Friday, Facebook and Walmart launched the social network’s largest mobile advertising campaign ever. Walmart’s “mobile-ad blitz” ran for 72 hours.

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Bourbon, “Engagement”, ROI, & Transparency – The Kyle Lacy Interview

Firebelly

He’s a serial entrepreneur, a leading voice on social marketing, and now working for one of the biggest email companies in the world. You’re going to love his candor as we talked about being “engaged”, transparency, ROI and whole helluva lot more.

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Social Networking Stats: Mobile Accounts for 43% of LinkedIn’s Traffic, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

Mobile Accounts for 43% of LinkedIn’s Traffic . LinkedIn recently projected that mobile would account for half of the social networking platform’s traffic ; based on the company’s 1st quarter results, that could be a reality soon.

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve. 90% of companies with 100 or more employees use social media in their marketing mix. Fortune 500 companies tend to be antisocial.

5 Expert Tips for Engaging Your Webinar Audience

Convince & Convert

Following up on last week’s post covering my most important lessons for attracting your webinar audience , let’s now pivot and focus on how to keep them engaged once they show up live as an attendee at your webinar. Consider External Thought Leaders as Speakers vs. Internal Company Experts.

The Mobile Gap

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The other side says this: We live in a mobile world, this is how consumers, primarily, connect with us, so we're in the process of developing a responsive Web experience, and looking at how we can shift some of the dollars over to mobile marketing. How many brands do you - as a consumer (not a marketing professional) - connect with on your mobile device? And, that's the thing: Mobile should never be a "less than" Web experience. This is the mobile gap. mobile.

Instagram Video: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Engaging Content

Hootsuite

This format is short (15 seconds or less, though Instagram will split longer videos into sequential clips automatically) and as far as aesthetics go, audiences aren’t miffed by DIY, born-mobile quality. Start with the most engaging clip.

The Mobile-Only Strategy Imperative

Twist Image

If you look at any data points surrounding mobile (and putting it in context on a global level ), it seems like nobody is using a computer anymore, doesn't it? So, while we're not quit there yet in terms of content creation, writing and more, there is a vast majority of the population that is making the transition away from the PC as seamless as physical landlines to mobile phones was. Twitter Says Its Mobile Users Are More Active, Engaged With Brands. facebook mobile.

Why Apps Fail and Other Mobile Marketing Truths

Convince & Convert

It’s Jay Baer from Convince & Convert live today with my friend, a very special guest, Simon Salt , who is a digital strategist and the CEO of IncSlingers and the author of the brand new e-book, “The Shorty Guide to Mobile Marketing” Simon, how are you, good sir? It’s called, “The Shorty Guide to Mobile Marketing” Are there other Shorty Guides or did you pick that name, or is that sort of a category? No mobile foundation whatsoever.

5 Social Media Tips for Social Good Companies That Will Get Your Message Heard (In Less Than 10 Minutes Per Day)

SocialFish

Here are 5 quick tips that you can easily implement today to get your company dominating on social media (if you want even more tips, check out our book with over 80+ pages of social media advice for social good companies )…. “I don’t have time for social media.”. “I