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How Consumers Are Using Their Phones and What It Means for Marketers

How Consumers Are Using Their Phones  and What It Means for Marketers | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it
Four clear trends have emerged. ;
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This timely article is from Businessinsider about how consumers are using their phones and what marketers need to know.


Here are some highlights:


"Mobile is no longer a communications utility, but a media distribution hub" According to eMarketer, mobile now accounts for 12 percent of Americans' media consumption time, triple its share in 2009.


Where ius this consumer attention being focused? Mobile apps - Time spent on apps dwarfs time spent on the mobile web and smartphone owners now spend 127 minutes per day in mobile apps.


Here are four usage trends developers and publishers should consider:


1. The rise of gaming: Games are the largest mobile app category anad the biggest money-maker in the app stores, accounting for 70% of Apple's top-grossing apps.


2. Mobile-social synergies: social networking apps are the second largest time bucket for mobile users. 39% of mobile users access social networks.


3. The piggyback rule: The only tried-and-true way for a mobile success is to take a popular usage category and build a product that piggybacks on that activity to provide a unnique mobile-native experience.


4. Portal erosion: Mobile is a fragmented space and consumers seem to like it that way.


Selected by Jan Gordon for Curatti covering Mobile Marketing Strategies and Beyond


Read full article here: http://read.bi/13UouwP

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code promo france's comment, May 30, 2013 4:56 PM
The M-commerce increase More and More every month
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Mobile Content Marketing: Seducing Moving Targets

Mobile Content Marketing: Seducing Moving Targets | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it
The strategic dilemma of how best to convey the luxury brand story and experience to a mobile audience has not been successfully solved. The mobile device, as a platform for brand communications, i...
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This post was written by Scott Forshay for his blog 

in July of 2010 aimed at luxury brands. Not only is it relevant today but there are many takeaways for any brand that is trying to capture and cultivate consumers in the mobile ecosystem.


Here is one highlight that caught my attention:


Rule of Seduction One: Produce Content Episodically


**Resist the temptation to unveil the entire story in a single instance.


**By deconstructing the narrative into episodes, the engagement teases the audience and creates desire to continue following the unfolding of the story.

 

Takeaway:


**Mobile, as a medium, is innately transitive in nature, serving as a persistent interface for consumers to navigate an ever-evolving digital ecosystem of retail touchpoints and become, themselves, players in the storytelling experience.


**Strategically dissecting the brand narrative to take on an episodic form allows the brand to engage audiences in the on-going drama, create desire to see where the story will lead, and create deeper emotional connections in the process.


Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Mobile Marketing Strategy and Beyond"


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Marketers: What Mobile Users Will and Won't Put Up With [INFOGRAPHIC]

Marketers: What Mobile Users Will and Won't Put Up With [INFOGRAPHIC] | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Sam Laird for Mashable

"Young people between the ages of 18 and 24 are more connected to their mobile devices and open to mobile marketing than you might think".


Here are some highlights from this article:


Brands need to be careful about how they target those mobile users and how much knowledge they reveal about them.


**Nine in 10 young adults 18-24 spend between one and five hours on their mobile devices daily.


**Nearly one in 10, meanwhile, are on their gadgets between five and ten hours each day.


**Just under a third would actually like for brands to send them promotions via smarthphone and tablet, but more than half say that it’s “extremely important” to be able to opt out of such come-ons.


**While 30% of survey respondents said they want offers to be located nearby, two-thirds said they don’t want brands knowing their whereabouts.


**More than half worry about their credit card information being stolen, and nearly half fret the risk of signing up for fake websites.


Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Mobile Marketing Strategy and Beyond"


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Is Mobile Video The Next Big Thing In Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Is Mobile Video The Next Big Thing In Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]
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This piece is from mediabistro and infographic from uberflip which takes a closer look at why mobile video might be the next big thing in the social media space.


The recent introduction of apps like Vine and Facebook's mobile video sharing shows that the social media landscape is broadening even further into video content.


Here are a few highlights from the souces used in this infograph (scroll down to the bottom and you'll find who they are)


**Mobile video will represent 66 percent of global mobile data traffic by 2017, up from 51 percent last year.


**87% of marketers in the US use video for content marketing


**Two of the biggest social networks aim to dominate the video sharing scene


*Facebook and mobile video


*Vine and Twitter


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Russ Merz, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 22, 2013 12:57 PM

Great summary of the growth in mobile video.

Jaquotot (Jaco)'s curator insight, February 24, 2013 6:40 AM

¡La guerra del video ha comenzado! 

Joshua OCock's comment, March 12, 2013 8:03 AM
Mobile video takeover: commense.
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Mobile: The Driver of the Future - Brands & Retailers Will Have to Change

Mobile: The Driver of the Future - Brands & Retailers Will Have to Change | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it

This article from Mediapost gives you a glimpse into the world of mobile and how it is becoming our conduit to information, communication, engagement and much more.


What implications does this have for advertisers and retailers - interesting insights and food for thought.........


Mobile today and in the future - here are some highlights:


Reading the news, connecting with friends, finding our way, playing games — these are tasks they’ve already commandeered. So why should they not control our homes, plan our vacations, shop(in-store, not just online) and fall in love?


“Ten or 15 years from now, literally everything is going to be controlled by your phone,” says Ly Tran, digital marketing director at Proof Advertising. “It’s where we’ll get all our information, communicate and connect. They’re the driver of the future.”



Mobile devices have already revolutionized shopping. Last year, four out of five U.S. smartphone owners used their devices to help with shopping, according to Google/Ipsos. 


Such statistics make it tempting to predict the death of brick-and-mortar retail. But rather than cede their business, retailers like Best Buy will be forced to embrace mobile as part of the in-store experience, says Mark Silber, executive creative director of WPP mobile agency Joule.


The way retail works now, “you go into Best Buy to check out a TV set and then order it on Amazon,” says Silber. “If Best Buy is interested in surviving, they’re going to have to do something to the in-store experience.”


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Are Brands Missing the Mark with Pinterest on Mobile?

Are Brands Missing the Mark with Pinterest on Mobile? | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Lauren Johnson for Mobile Marketer


Pinterest is quickly becoming a social media star for brands and retailers to showcase and share their products with a reported tenfold increase in traffic over the past six months.


Here are some highlights that caught my attention:


**Given the site's value on sharing content one-on-one relationships is an example of how a retailer can tie an in-store experience to Pinterest


**"Brands need to set an example for users to engage with them while they are experiencing the brand" Kerri Smith iProspect


**Brands that use Pinterest need to have two main mobile focuses - mobile and search


**Once a user pins something, tey can tap on oit to view more infomation about it via the web, making a mobile-optimized web site crucial to keep mobile Pinterest users engaged with content.


Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Mobile Marketing Strategy and Beyond"

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