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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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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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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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Retailers Need to Hone Content Campaigns for Mobile

Retailers Need to Hone Content Campaigns for Mobile | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it

I selected this piece by Christine Dunn for Content Marketing Institute because it has some important tips on how to use content to effectively reach and do business with the mobile audience.


****Consumer shopping patterns during the holiday season point to one very clear trend:


**growth in the use of mobile devices is outpacing that of online buying.


Here are some highlights that caught my attention:


**Content will need to be honed for a smart phone and a tablet because both have more limited space and bandwidth than a laptop or computer


**Mobile consumers are willing to share more personal information with retailers to  on how, when and where to approach them


****"It’s about placement, promotion, relevancy and the ability to do one-to-one marketing on any channel"  says John Squire from IBM


Tapping the power of the Story


**The ability to tell a story is powerful in retailing


**Depending on what the retailer knows about the consumer, they might tap content such as a video or information on how the product is made.


Redefining Loyalty


**By using content to connect with consumers, retailers have an opportunity to encourage them to spread the word about their brand, and business, through social media channels.


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


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