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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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How to Master "in the Moment" in Mobile Marketing

How to Master "in the Moment" in Mobile Marketing | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it

This piece was written by one of my favorite people, Scott Forshay for iMedia Connection. Great information you need to know to engage and do business effectively with the mobile audience.


No matter what business you're in, you can't avoid the always connected mobile audience. You can no longer market at them, you have to learn to market to context and, in turn, remain (or become) relevant.


Here's are the highlights of this article:


The variables associated with a successful mobile marketing campaign are:


**the immediacy, mapping, interaction, and collective aspects


**Each variable must be planned for to deliver a relevant experience between brand and customer, and to strengthen this mutual connection


**Today's digital-native consumer is empowered with more information and access to brands than ever before


**They are also hyper-connected to an influential social graph where tribal knowledge is constantly being shared


**The margin for error in any connection is slight, so considerations must be made for each changeable element to ensure the experience is on brand and on point


Here is one thing of the points that caught my attention:


Immediacy


**The mobile medium is in the moment. Unlike other communications vehicles that are stationary and heavily presentation-oriented, the mobile medium is:


**actionable

**time sensitive 

**on the

**always on


**Given the limited time intervals of engagement opportunity, brands must ensure that communications are:


**crisp

**call to action is clear, consise and quick to          

    participate in


Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Mobile Marketing and Beyond"


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12 Areas to Watch as Mobile-Internet Evolves

12 Areas to Watch as Mobile-Internet Evolves | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it

I selected this piece by Vkhosla because he helps us to see the internet/mobile space as it continues to unfold which might help you to discover new opportunities or see something you might not have even thought of yet.


Intro:


We are in a whole new world of platforms, a post-PC era, which I’d more aptly describe as the always/everywhere era, finally, and that means a whole new set of opportunities.


The author has identified 12 areas where some disruptive or large new segment ideal will take off, but says, it's clear there are many. He also hopes that we can supply 12 or more places to look.


What particularly caught my attention:


**Data Reduction or Filters (Siri, Donna, Recorded Future, and many others):


**“Reducing, filtering and processing data streams to deliver the information or action that is relevant to you.”


**It is time for tools (our proxies or agents on the web) to start reducing the amount of information coming at us


**Education models that dramatically reduce the cost and increase the availability of quality learning


the role gamification can play in increasing student interest and social can play in increasing peer and teacher support and assistance.


**Emotion (Foodspotting, Ness, Instagram): “Services that evoke strong emotions in users


**Social Next (intersecting with all the interest graph stuff and verticals


**“Social as a useful and productive part of lives


**enabling collaboration and deep community building around the world in specific areas.


**Interest-based networks


**User driven content that maps to people’s interests both for a better user experience and better targeting


Personal Collaborative Publishing (Pinterest, Tumblr, storify, Snip.it):


**“Truly free press with no barriers to entry and personalized interest-based curation.”


**This trend seems to be moving forward fairly rapidly and looks very promising


Marketplaces & Disintermediation:


**“Remove the middle man, increase market efficiency and produce better results, faster“


**Marketplaces are about economic efficiency and active engagement and more and more of them will keep emerging


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


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5 Content Formats to Help You Rock Mobile in 2012

5 Content Formats to Help You Rock Mobile in 2012 | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it

This post was written by Cory Eridon for Hubspot


Intro:  Learn about 5 types of content that rock on mobile devices that you should incorporate into your content creation for 2012.


Before we get to the content types, here are some exciting stats on the growth of mobile.....


**eMarketer recently released data that highlights the growth of each of these mobile devices in 2011 and into 2012.


**US smartphone users will increase from 90 million in 2011 to 107 million in 2012,


**ereader users from 33 million to 46 million, and tablet users from 34 million to 55 million


The 5 content types for mobile are: How can you incorporate them into your marketing mix?


*Infographics

*ebooks

*cartoons

*video

*podcasts


Selected by Jan Gordon covering "The Explosion of Mobile Web and Beyond"


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Mobile Marketing Is King – Mobile Marketing Sales Up 192% Over Last Year

Mobile Marketing Is King – Mobile Marketing Sales Up 192% Over Last Year | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Steve Olenski for Business 2 Community


Intro:


For those marketers and advertisers still not sold on the power of mobile marketing and the need to engage their customers and prospects via a mobile website, a report issued by IBM showed that:


**Cyber Monday 2011 increased an incredible 192% over last year.


**And you can expect that number to only go higher next year


Here's what you need to know:


According to a survey conducted by Brand Anywhere and Luth Research:


**51% of consumers more likely to purchase from retailers that have mobile-specific websites


**4.8% of U.S. retailers have mobile-specific websites


**22.8% of the top retail websites (ranked by Alexa®) have mobile-specific websites


**Web retailers could increase consumer engagement by 85% with a mobile-specific website


Curated by Jan Gordon covering "The Explosion of the Mobile Web & Beyond"


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Angela Watkins's curator insight, February 5, 2014 8:32 PM

Mobile Accessible - Mobile Marketing u don't need $1000's to test the market... There are frugal ways to enter this market as well... http://angelawatkins57.blogspot.com - http://pinterest.com/angeladwatkins ;

Rachael Johnston's curator insight, December 8, 2014 1:27 AM

This article is a bit old now, but it just shows how powerful mobile marketing has become, and it has just gotten bigger since this article was written. 

It says here that 51% of consumers are more likely to purchase from retailers who have a mobile website, and I'm sure this number has just gone up since. Now if you don't have a mobile website you look like you are behind, unless you are a small local business. 

But any big company should make their website mobile friendly and should consider investing in designing the company's own app.

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

Is Mobile Video The Next Big Thing In Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it
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


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


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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.”


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


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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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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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Social & Mobile Channels Are Evolving - Is Your Business Ready?

Social & Mobile Channels Are Evolving - Is Your Business Ready? | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it

This piece is from Multichannelmerchant and it has some very valuable information brands need to know to keep and build a loyal customer base.


Excerpt:


A key challenge for retailers will be keeping up with all the new devices, platforms and applications that make shopping more engaging.


**Neglect in any of these areas can mean a loss of customer loyalty and a major blow to your brand.


To help you keep up with the ways mobile and social media will evolve in 2012, here is a list of the key trends to watch, and suggestions for how to respond to your customers’ continually changing shopping habits.


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


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The Future of Reading is Context, Location, Device & Time

The Future of Reading is Context, Location, Device & Time | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Tim Carmody for Wired magazine, all marketers need to shift their thinking on  how to present their content on the go that is compact, valuable and meaningful that reaches their audience wherever they are. 


Intro:


Reading is changing, even more than e-readers, tablets, or “readers’ tablets,” smartphones are changing it.


**It’s a mix of what’s going on in the world and what’s going on in your world, fused together


Here's what caught my attention: I'm looking at this from a content curator's point of view:


**The flurry of activity around personalized news for smartphones shows that as popular as the iPad has been, and as popular as smaller Android-based devices like the Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet might become,


the sheer number of users on mobile phones are impossible to ignore.


**It also shows that customers are demanding the ability to sync and read their content across as many devices as possible.


Finally, the subtle differences in UI and app design show that developers aren’t just thinking about building for different screen sizes,


****but around a whole range of factors that affect how, where, what and when we read.


For the new mobile reading, context becomes a cluster of these factors.


Flipboard’s Mike McCue highlights a few of these in an interview with the Los Angeles Times‘ David Sarno:


"It’s a mix of what’s going on in the world and what’s going on in your world, fused together. And it might seem weird that I’m looking at a picture of my daughters, and then the next flip I’m reading a story about Iran. But to me as a reader, when I’m standing in line waiting to get my coffee, those things are what I care about."


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


Read full article here: [http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/12/google-to-flipboard-to-flud/]

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Cyndi Seidler's comment, December 10, 2011 5:12 PM
Flipboard has been my favorite for the iPad, and now that it's available on the iPhone, I'm more thrilled than ever!