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.

The State of Retail Mobility [Infographic]

Direct Marketing Observations

How have other top retailers responded to the mobile challenge? Marketing Mobile marketing retail mobile social retailBig huge thanks to global IT and business solution provider Cognizant for this infographic.

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Facebook’s New Ad Products for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Tuesday introduced three advertising products aimed at retailers with brick-and-mortar stores: store locator, store visits and the offline conversions application-programming interface.

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.

New Facebook Ad Options Aimed at Sparking Retailers’ In-Store Sales

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Tuesday introduced two new advertising options for retailers looking to boost in-store sales: dynamic ads for retail, and store visits optimization. Product selection for each ad can be optimized based on people’s online and mobile shopping behavior.

[Cool Infographic Friday] The Rise of Social Retail

SocialFish

This includes traffic that comes from desktop as well as mobile. Online retailers are raking it in as a result of social, in fact in 2014, the top 500 retailers had revenues of $3.3

From Social to Local to Mobile

Direct Marketing Observations

By your actions of buying smart phones at an alarming rate, by snapping up tablets like they’re going out of style, you have made it known to retailers that these are the new weapons of not only commerce, but online commerce as well.

Top Ways to Utilize Mobile Marketing and Payment Options Today

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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.

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 had pre-purchased the ads, “edging out” other retailers for exposure at the start of the holiday season, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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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.

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7 Mobile Marketing Stats That Will Blow Your Mind

Convince & Convert

Mobile marketing is the future. Any marketer, or marketing firm worth their weight in invoices knows that the key to future success is adapting to and optimizing for the mobile market. Mobile users are shoppers, and we’ve got data to prove it. Mobile users are on the go.

Is Shazam the Future of Mobile Marketing

Convince & Convert

Are we about to finally crack the mobile marketing code? The way an Apple iBeacon works is that a store, a retailer, a hotel or resort, has a little device that sends out offers to your smartphone if you have the appropriate app installed. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

Mobile Shopping App Shopkick Adds CVS/pharmacy To Its Lineup Of Retail Partners

The Realtime Report

Mobile shopping app Shopkick , which rewards shoppers for walking into stores and interacting with products, has added CVS/pharmacy as the first pharmacy to join its lineup of retail brands that already includes major names like Macy’s, Target, American Eagle, Mobil, Best Buy and ToysRus.

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The Mobile Commerce Chicken And Egg Conundrum

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For years, I've been on a "mobile-first" rant. In short: your mobile experience should be better than your desktop experience (think about Instagram , Snapchat , Tinder , Uber and beyond). It also means that your mobile experience should not be a less-than experience from your desktop. The argument against mobile-first. Too many brands believe that mobile traffic is not significant enough for them to make the full-on mobile-first leap. mobile.

UK Mobile Ad Spend Grows 126% in 2013

The Realtime Report

The latest estimates from eMarketer show staggering growth in UK mobile advertising. Mobile ad spend for 2013 will total over £1 billion (around $1.89 Previously, eMarketer forecasted 90% growth in mobile advertising from 2012; now, an upward revision expects 126% growth.

How To Think About Mobile Advertising

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Mobile ads are not Internet ads. Mobile ads are not like other ads. As a consumer, how often have you clicked on a mobile ad. Still, what we, primarily, see when it comes to measuring advertising on mobile platforms is the same as advertising on the Web. Does this make any sense for mobile? This fails dramatically when it comes to mobile devices. They''re not staring at a computer screen, they''re flicking their way through a mobile experience.

How Sprouts Farmers Market is Serving Up Social Retail Success

Convince & Convert

But smartphones aren’t far behind, with 48% of smartphone owners worldwide saying they’d use their mobile device to follow the action. Tweetable Moments We want to humanize our brand as much as possible. danafromAZ Tweet This Find the Love Sprouts Farmers Market is growing quickly.

Social Networking Stats: Amazon Is Top Retailer on Pinterest, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

Amazon Is Most Popular Retailer on Pinterest In Terms of Content Shared. Retailers are putting out their best efforts on Pinterest for the 2013 holiday season. Out of the top ten retail sites, web content from Amazon is most shared on Pinterest, followed by Walmart and then Apple.

You Need To Know: Social Media and Retail

Laurel Papworth

Facebook Places : Use your mobile phone to “check in” and review the restaurant. Foursquare Check-in : Similar to Places, Foursquare has 20 million users with mobile phones checking into restaurants, hairdressing salons and doctors’ surgeries. I travel. A lot.

Does Retail Understand The Untethered Consumer?

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While many companies were still lamenting a basic website back in the nineties, Gary Schwartz was already imagining how content, voice and mobility would change how we connect to one another. For over a decade, Gary has been a leader in the mobile industry. He is CEO of Impact Mobile (offices in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, etc.), is Chair of the Mobile Entertainment Forum and Chair Emeritus of the Mobile Committee for the Internet Advertising Bureau.

6 mobile app trends to watch in 2017

Socialmedia.biz

W ith the first few weeks of 2017 behind us, now feels like the best time to look at how mobile apps are going to change throughout the year. Small business owners are especially skeptical of mobile apps because of the assumed high price for these business tools.

Back-to-School Is the Second-Biggest Retail Holiday. Are You Ready? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Simply Measured

“Back to school” is the second-biggest retail holiday in the U.S. How mobile and digital trends are affecting purchasing decision-making. This year, it’s expected to rake in $828 BILLION! But e-commerce brands are still trying to figure out the magic recipe for generating awareness and sales in such a crowded field on social. This digital infographic guide, care of The Shelf , can help.

3 Ways Mobile Apps Can Reward Customer Loyalty

The Realtime Report

More and more, online retailers are offering a variety of rewards that encourage customers to continue shopping with them. Point collection is quickly becoming a popular way for mobile apps to encouraging return business, especially with younger generations.

The Real Retail Apocalypse (It's Not What You Think)

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Much has been written about the demise of retail. You will find a lot of articles with super-scary headlines ( The retail apocalypse has officially descended on America , Is American Retail at a Historic Tipping Point? Brick-and-Mortar Stores Are Shuttering at a Record Pace , Amid Retail Funk, Macy's Says 'We're Not Dead' , etc.). A lack of interest in traditionally strong retail brands? So, what, exactly is going on when it comes to retail today?

Why Mobile Moments Are Mandatory for Every Business

Convince & Convert

Tweetable Moments Start thinking about your customer’s mobile moment. jbernoff Tweet This Defining Mobile Moments Josh started as a researcher at Forrester 19 years ago. Recently, his research has focused increasingly on mobile use.

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 Wayfair

50 Amazing Mobile Marketing Statistics That Will Move You to Action

Writtent Blog

Mobile isn’t just a trend, it’s a total revolution in the way consumers interface with technology and businesses. In fact, experts estimate that mobile usage will overtake desktop and laptop usage by the end of this year. Worldwide, mobile traffic doubled between 2012 and 2013.

Monitor & Engage Anytime With Facebook & Instagram Push Notifications on Mobile

Sprout Social

Mobile users can configure push notifications for each individual message type and for each Facebook Page and Instagram profile, providing the flexibility to enable/disable notifications based on what’s most important to them. By harnessing the power of the Smart Inbox on mobile, Facebook and Instagram push notifications enable teams to stay informed and involved while on-the-go. This is especially true for retail brands that maintain several locations.

A Complete Guide to Facebook’s Q3 2016 Financial Results, Earnings Call

SocialTimes Facebook

Mobile ad revenue soared 70 percent year-over-year to $5.73 billion, and mobile represented 84 percent of total ad revenue in the third quarter of 2016, up from 78 percent in the year-earlier period. Mobile MAUs were up 20 percent versus the third quarter of 2015, to 1.66

Your Brand Is A Learning Space

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So, if brands are struggling with their advertising to drive business, and have turned to content, digital platforms, social media and mobile to better connect with an ever-evolving consumer, why do we have the expectation that traditional advertising on new media platforms will deliver the efficacy needed for businesses to evolve in the future? While this may not be pushing itself out to the masses just yet, or those who spend their time at big box retailers, it's becoming a reality.

A Clearer View Of Augmented And Virtual Reality

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Next week is the National Retail Federation and Shop.org 's Digital Summit In Dallas. Augmented reality and virtual reality are on a collision course with retail, and Joel was willing to offer a few thoughts in advance of his keynote session next week at Retail's Digital Summit, a Shop.org event in Dallas. For retailers, this is huge because stores can -- literally -- look and feel like they are no longer limited by location and square footage." mobile. retail.

The Truth In Digital Advertising

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As expected, mobile was a beast, growing 66%, from $13 billion in 2014 to $21 billion in 2015. When it comes to the mobile revenue total ($11 billion), the vast amount of the spend comes from display-related mobile formats such as video, according to this IAB report (meaning: not search). Non-mobile digital video advertising reached $4 billion last year, up 30% over 2014. The retail advertisers spend the most, and they are responsible for 22% of dollars spent.

Facebook Pages are getting mobile friendly

Sherrilynne Starkie

Facebook has just announced that business pages are getting a whole lot more mobile friendly thanks to new features and functions designed with hand-held devices in mind. Facebook Featured Headline Marketing Uncategorized mobile

Holiday Social: The Gap Gives Away 1 Million Holiday Postcards to Facebook Fans

The Realtime Report

Postagram is a mobile app that allows users to send Instagram, Facebook and mobile camera shots as postcards; Postagram Direct allows brands to add logos, coupons, hashtags or QR codes to the postcards.

Why Mobile Content Strategy is Important to PR

Proactive Report

Seems like every year we hear this year is going to be the year of mobile. In June, at the State of the Internet Webinar, comScore presented data indicating mobile users would surpass desktop users in 2014. Take a look at what people are viewing on their mobile devices.

The E-commerce Tipping Point

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Do you feel that it's still a fairly nascent part of the retail experience or do you think that it has matured to the point where it's not only a proven merchandising channel, but a critical function of how people buy? He thought to himself: "this is the what retail looks like in 2012." Retail is, without question, morphing from a physical location (a shopping mall or a busy intersection of a popular city) to a state of digitization. mobile. online retailer.

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Social Media Customer Service: Brands Respond More On Twitter

The Realtime Report

” Here are some highlights from the study , which analyzed over 770,000 social media interactions (over the last year) directed at leading retailers and service providers using Conversocial: 91% growth in the response rate of leading retailers.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Promotes New Mobile Payment App With Halloween Contest on Twitter, Instagram

The Realtime Report

Dunkin’ Donuts new mobile campaign engages consumers with a Halloween-themed contest and mobile gift cards, making use of mobile and social platforms Instagram and Twitter.

Do Shopping Centers Have A Future?

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Retail, consumerism and how we buy has changed in the past few years, like never before. If you speak to a brand that has retail as one of their primary transactional channels, they are nervous. " It's important to understand the new retail landscape. Online, we tend to shop for the things we've indentified, while retail outlets can suck consumers in by surrounding the products we went to the store for with other opportunities. mobile. mobile device.

9 Things to Note Before Launching a Facebook Coupon Offers Campaign

SocialTimes Facebook

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