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Social & Mobile—Central to the New Marketing [analytics]

Social & Mobile—Central to the New Marketing [analytics] | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it

Mike Ricci wrote this piece for Webtrends Blog


On the heels of a recent study that Webtrends undertook with Forrester comes another riveting piece of research from eMarketer that focuses on the current fracturing of the Internet and the explosion that is taking place in social and mobile.


Here's what caught my attention:


****The fact that 82% of all the CMOs polled for the study revealed that they are increasing the use of social media should cast aside any illusions that this emerging new medium is a passing fad or merely a tactic to reach the highly prized 18-24 demographic. 


****68% said they were unprepared for the explosion of Social Media


****Analytics fared almost as well, with 81% saying they would increase their spend.  The same amount as will devote more funds to Customer Relationship Management!


****80% identified mobile apps and 72% stated that tablet apps are priorities going forward


****71% of these same marketers revealed that it is the data explosion that these new mediums are generating that keeps them awake at night while 72% will increase their spend on Content Management.



There are also categories for Marketing Priorities and Priorities for Managing the shift towards Digital Technologies.


Curated by JanLGordon covering "The Explosion of the Mobile Web and Beyond"


Lots of other interesting findings can be seen here: [http://bit.ly/uM5Snf]

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The Growth of Social Media on Mobiles

The Growth of Social Media on Mobiles | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Ruhani Rabin on his blog


Intro:


These days they aren’t only one of the most widely used gadgets in the world, they’re mini computers we can fit in our pockets and do just about anything on.


Here are a few statistics on social media engagement on mobile and who's doing it.


**Figures show that, on average, the highest percentage of mobile social media users are between the ages of 25 and 35, and a bigger percentage of women are online more often than men.


**Social media used on mobile phones is the only kind of entertainment that people still partake in while engaged in other forms of entertainment.


**Statistics show that more than 100 million people access Facebook through their mobile phones and the number is steadily growing, while more than a third of Twitter users access it using their phones.


Read full article [http://bit.ly/uqQOgx]

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Social Media Networking Explodes on Mobile Devices

Social Media Networking Explodes on Mobile Devices | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it

Minn.(MN)—the internet marketing Research Company, comScore, released one day ago results which reveal 


Here's what you need to know:


**72 million Americans accessed social networking sites and blogs on mobile devices with 37 percent upsurge in access..


**“Social media is one of the most popular and fastest growing mobile activities, reaching nearly one third of all U.S. mobile users,” said Mark Donovan, comScore senior vice president for mobile.


“This behavior is even more prevalent among smartphone owners with three in five accessing social media each month,


**highlighting the importance of apps and the enhanced functionality of smartphones to social media usage on mobile devices.”


Here's what caught my attention:


**Social media and mobility have paved the way for innovation and transformed communications like no other time in history.


**Businesses and marketers will have field day continuing to aim their services through these new channels and capitalize on understanding its audience behavior.


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


http://www.examiner.com/


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43% of Twitter Users Access Twitter From a Mobile Phone [Data]

The latest data on mobile phone usage is out, and the numbers show that mobile isn't slowing down.


Great information with statistics to back it up


Here's what caught my attention:


Marketing Takeaway


Are you yet convinced that a mobile strategy should be part of your inbound marketing mix? With more and more of your target audience using mobile devices on a daily basis, you can't afford not to incorporate mobile marketing into your strategy. Start by optimizing your website and emails for mobile devices. Then, consider other mobile tactics to leverage local search, location-based marketing, and the use of mobile applications.


Furthermore, the mobile Twitter data cited above specifically is great news for inbound marketers. It means that Twitter's popularity on mobile makes it an excellent platform for sharing content and watching it quickly spread!


Have you incorporated a mobile strategy into your marketing mix? If so, consider using Twitter to reach your mobile audience!


Read more: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/25026/43-of-Twitter-Users-Access-Twitter-From-a-Mobile-Phone-Data.aspx#ixzz1YnVBTMK2

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The Power of Email in Mobile Marketing

The Power of Email in Mobile Marketing | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it

Here's what you need to know:

 

Using text messaging in a mobile marketing campaign has much greater reach potential. Businesses throughout the world have struggled to figure out the most efficient way to capture email addresses offline, as opposed to online. Mobile marketing can alleviate this struggle.

 

Mobile Marketing is the Solution: Good business example of a successful campaign.

 

Chuck E. Cheese deployed a text message opt-in campaign for instant registration and seamless data base integration. The process is simple. The customer texts their email address to the number 35505. They receive a confirmation text and double opt-in email. When the customer verifies their age and completes the opt-in they receive a welcome email and coupon.

 

http://www.kunocreative.com/blog/bid/62225/how-to-successfully-coalesce-lead-nurturing-email-mobile-marketing?source=Blog_Email_[How%2520to%2520Successfully%2520]

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Flipboard, Personalized Online Magazine, Pursues TV & Films

Flipboard, Personalized Online Magazine, Pursues TV & Films | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it

 

By Sarah McBride

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Internet video is getting even more crowded. Flipboard, the social media magazine whose investors include actor Ashton Kutcher, plans to add television shows and films to move it beyond the online articles that it offers now.

 

The Palo Alto, California-based company hopes to cut deals with studios to carry movies and episodes of TV shows, getting into territory staked out by Netflix (NFLX.O), Hulu and Facebook.

 

Flipboard mixes articles from a growing list of brands like Oprah.com and the Economist with social media feeds from sites like Facebook into a personalized online magazine. It has received $60.5 million in venture capital funding and its app has been downloaded 3 million times.

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/25/idUSN1E77N0N820110825

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Cloud Computing & Streaming Of Everything Will Change Media Forever

This is not new information, it's still in its infancy but there will be no avoiding it, this is in everyone's future. Word of caution, never have all your data in one place so do keep your own backup on a hard drive of everything no matter what.

 

Can you imagine paying a subscription fee and all your data is delivered to you on demand, no downloading on your hard drive, no losing information, consuming content wherever you want it, smartphone, Ipad, computer, whereever......Early adaptors are using this technology now.

 

Here's an excerpt:

 

This isn't streaming as you've thought of streaming to date.

 

Amongst media and marketing professionals, the idea of streaming is more commonly thought of as a way to broadcast live where the data and information is never stored on the consumer's hard drive - they can simply enjoy the content (text, images, audio and/or video) live and "in the moment." That is the streaming of yesterday.

 

The streaming of today looks very different. Take a look at what Apple is attempting with their upcoming iCloud product. The idea is that all of your content (or the data you used to save on your hard drive) will now be stored "in the cloud." This way, whether you're opening your laptop, tinkering with your iPad or roaming with your iPhone, the content that you want can be streamed from one central location and acts as if it is resident on your hard drive (it's also pretty great if your hardware crashes... now you won't lose everything).

 

Now, push this even further and imagine that your content is not just the things you have downloaded to date, but it now becomes anything and everything that can be sold via iTunes (and beyond). Suddenly, the notion of streaming has a new paradigm. The world's catalogue of content is now your catalogue.

 

http://www.twistimage.com/blog/archives/cloud-computing-and-the-streaming-of-everything-will-change-media-forever/

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10 Major Mobile Learning Trends to Watch For

10 Major Mobile Learning Trends to Watch For | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it

This is the future, perhaps it will give you some ideas of how you might market you product or service on mobie, or better yet, create something that doesn't exist yet.

 

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Technology has been used in the classroom for decades now. But with the advent of cloud computing and the proliferation of smaller, more portable computers and Internet-capable devices, it’s now possible to bring the classroom into the technology instead. Mobile learning, focuses on learning through mobile devices, allowing learners to move about in a classroom or remotely learn from the location of their choice. The movement has gained a lot of steam in recent years, and despite some criticisms, isn’t likely to fade fast – especially as new technologies that make mobile learning more practical continue to emerge and the popularity of remote learning opportunities like online colleges continue to grow.

 

http://mindshift.kqed.org/2011/07/10-major-mobile-learning-trends-to-watch-for/

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How Mobile Is Changing Social Media

Excellent video interview with Jason Falls for Social Media Examiner.

If you have a business, you must watch this, it's packed with information you need to know in bringing your brand to the people, where they live, work, play, learn, travel and beyond.


How the smart phones revolution is changing social media marketing and the businesses most likely to benefit from location-based marketing.

Go right to it!!

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/how-mobile-is-changing-social-media/
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Social Media is The Top US Mobile Content Category

Social Media is The Top US Mobile Content Category | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it
For those of you who are in the mobile business and others who just want to stay informed, this article is informative and exciting! The mobile media business is evolving and this article really shows you what's hot, where things are headed.............



Mobile - As mobile adoption grows rapidly in the US, so does mobile content consumption, which recorded double-digit year-over-year (YOY) growth across all major categories as of March 2011 with social networking ...

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4 Rules of Engagement for Mobile Marketing

4 Rules of Engagement for Mobile Marketing | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it
This article is full of great information if you're in the mobile marketing business, I highly recommend reading this more than once so you don't let anything slip through the cracks.

Excerpt:

Brands need to get smart about how they approach mobile marketing. Here are four cardinal rules.

mobile imageCarla Paschke is Director of Mobile Innovation at Engauge where she is responsible for providing best-in-class mobile strategies for clients, including Coca-Cola and Chick-fil-A. Follow her on Twitter @carlapaschke.

Smartphones, the most powerful data-collection tools ever created, don’t just tell brands what consumers want but where consumers are. Sometimes they even tell brands what consumers are doing at different times of the day.

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Location, Location, Location – Geo-marketing & Why it Matters [Infographic]

Location, Location, Location – Geo-marketing & Why it Matters [Infographic] | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it

This piece is from Kissmetrics and it contains some very significant findings for everyone in business today, in the form of one of the better infographics I have seen.


As the world changes and as new technology emerges, the phrase seems to have taken on new meaning.


**Whether you have a retail location or not, you need to pay attention to the location of the consumer, and tailor your marketing message accordingly.


Here are a few very significant statistics that caught my attention:


63% of smartphone users frequently use apps that require them to give their location (2010)


Local online advertising expected to grow 255% to $35b by 2014 (U.S.)


90% of U.S. marketing agencies had clients requesting geographically targeted online ad campaigns (2011).


65% of companies are focusing on geographical context for their mobile marketing tactics (2011).


See full article and infographic: [http://blog.kissmetrics.com/location-location-location/]

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Dea Elmi's comment, November 28, 2011 5:20 PM
location location location baby, got to read up and study more on this topic, great article thank you!
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Social Media -- 4 Important Tends To Watch in 2012

Social Media -- 4 Important Tends To Watch in 2012 | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Beverly Macy for The Huffington Post


2012 is the year companies will move from social media to social business.


Every department is affected by social technologies.


Did you know that even if your company never sends a Tweet, you could be using Twitter for competitive and business intelligence?


The same is true with Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


Here's what you need to know:


The 4 social enterprise trends in 2012:


**The Power of Real-Time Harnessing Chaos


**The Global Social Brain - It's Everywhere & It's Getting Really Smart


**Content Curation & Discovery - Just Give Me What's Important & Let Me Find What I Need


**Social Media Education - The Enterprise Goes To School


http://huff.to/tyExBQ


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What a fantastic article, love it!
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Mobile Twitter Users Share 3X As Much As Facebook Users

Mobile Twitter Users Share 3X As Much As Facebook Users | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it

Interesting statistics on mobile users from mediabistro.com/alltwitter


Here's the bottomline:


Facebook integration generates twice as many sharing events (defined as sharing, liking or following) as Twitter integration. However, that discrepancy is only due to Facebook’s larger overall userbase.


Twitter users do share three times as often as Facebook users, but when you look at active users, Twitter pulls even further ahead.


**Twitter’s active users generate 50 events per 1,000 users, while Facebook only generates 11 events per 1,000 active users.


The study examined all mobile apps with 500 or more monthly active users connecting to Twitter or Facebook across Android, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7.


Of these apps, they found that 20 percent connected to either Facebook or Twitter directly. Out of that 20 percent, ten percent connected to Facebook only, nine percent connected to both Twitter and Facebook,


**while only 1 percent connected to Twitter alone. That's interesting, more sharing coming from a smaller percent of apps


http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/mobile-twitter-users-share-3x-as-much-as-facebook-users_b14778

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9 Amazing Mobile Marketing Statistics Every Marketer Should Know

9 Amazing Mobile Marketing Statistics Every Marketer Should Know | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it

It's no surprise that mobile marketing is very hot but what's even more exciting is to see actual statistics that will motivate you to get going on your campaign.

 

Intro:

 

"This is a guest blog post written by Jamie Turner.  As the Founder of the 60 Second Marketer he is an in-demand marketing speaker."

 

Excerpt:

 

The bottom line? Mobile is here to stay, and your consumers are using it virtually every day of their lives. Given that, isn’t it time for you to get started and dive into the world of mobile?

 

Hopefully, the statistics and takeaways I’ve outlined above will lay the foundation for you to take the next step.


Read more: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/24082/9-Amazing-Mobile-Marketing-Statistics-Every-Marketer-Should-Know.aspx#ixzz1XBaMFKRV

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There is No Excuse for Ignoring Mobile – Even in B2B PR and Marketing

There is No Excuse for Ignoring Mobile – Even in B2B PR and Marketing | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it
Today I read an article on the BBC that said almost half of internet users in the UK access the internet via a mobile phone.

 

Today I read an article on the BBC that said almost half of internet users in the UK access the internet via a mobile phone. Selfishly, I then looked for global stats to support my opinion that more people are taking to the phone to view company information on the internet.

 

I’ve been preaching this to clients ever since I got my first BlackBerry. Turns out—I’m right! There are more than 5.3 billion mobile subscribers (nearly 77 percent of the world’s population) accessing data via mobile devices. There are probably a few more now since that data was from mid-2010, only a few months after the introduction of the iPad.

 

Don’t get lulled into the mistaken impression that most mobile users are searching for restaurants and retail stores on their phones. Yesterday I referenced a presentation that proved there is a lot of B2B buying activity going down on the internet. There is no reason to assume that’s not the case with mobile. Particularly because mobile users are most often frequenting social media sites–which is primarily where the B2B buying is occurring.

 

http://www.business2community.com/b2b-perspective/there-is-no-excuse-for-ignoring-mobile-even-in-b2b-pr-and-marketing-055202

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Six Tips for Mobile Marketing to Engage Customers

Six Tips for Mobile Marketing to Engage Customers | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it

"Consider these ways to stay in front of mobile customers in a two-way dialogue".

 

People love their smartphones. Whether you're walking down the street or inside a shopping mall, sitting in a coffee shop or at the airport, half the people around you are looking down at their cellphones.

 

Eighty-three percent of American adults own a cell phone, and 42 percent of them own a Blackberry, iPhone, or a similar smartphone, according to a recent Pew Internet Project report.

 

The study also found that 87 percent of smartphone users access the Internet or email on their device. Two-thirds of smartphone users do so daily. Increasingly, just as how the home broadband connection remains always on, the mobile connection seems to be ever present.

 

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220174

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How mobile, apps and social media have changed the restaurant industry

How mobile, apps and social media have changed the restaurant industry | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it

Exciting for restaurants and consumers, amazing opportunities for people in the mobile media/marketing business.

 

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"10 years ago the restaurant industry was simple. Once every couple of months a food critic would come along and you would cook your best food and await the review in the newspaper with ...

 

http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2011/08/08/how-mobile-apps-and-social-media-have-changed-the-restaurant-industry/?awesm=tnw.to_1AHkn

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How to Leverage the Immediacy of Mobile Marketing

How to Leverage the Immediacy of Mobile Marketing | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it
This post gives you great information on how to market to the mobile user in real time. This article was originally written for and appeared in Fashion's Collective (www.fashioncollective) by Scott Forshay. (@mobiluxe on twitter)

Great information!

Excerpt:
Mobile is an action-oriented medium. Mobile shoppers are moving targets, so stationary forms of traditional branded engagements need not apply. Effective mobile marketing strategies accentuate the unique strengths of the medium and must work to solve the numerous elements of variability associated with marketing in the moment.

The mastery of managing high levels of volatility will prove to be of great worth. The opportunity to engage consumers in a contextually relevant manner, based on knowledge of both time and space, with campaigns that provide increased interaction and social relevance, is unrivaled in any other communications medium.

http://mobiluxe.wordpress.com/2011/08/01/leveraging-mobile-to-market-in-the-moment
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A floor plan for the mobile-optimized brick & mortar

A floor plan for the mobile-optimized brick & mortar | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it
Scott Forshay from Mobile.Luxe has written a great post with a very well thought out marketing plan for retail luxury items and he definitely delivers what he promises.

Here's an excerpt:

First, you have to get your audience’s attention. Once you’ve done that, you have to present your message in a clear, logical fashion–the beginning, then middle, then the ending. You have to deliver the information the way people absorb it, a bit at a time, a layer at a time, and in the proper sequence. If you don’t get their attention first, nothing that follows will register. If you tell too much too soon, you’ll overload them and they’ll give up. If you confuse them, they’ll ignore the message altogether.

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How to blend mobile marketing with social media

How to blend mobile marketing with social media | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it
Fantastic article about this evolving topic of integrating social media with mobile. It's so full of great observations and suggestions, I'll just let you read more, here's an excerpt:

“Mobile is the glue” that binds a person’s online life to their real-world activities, argued Tim Hayden, chief marketing officer and co-founder of 44Doors, at a recent BlogWorld and New Media Expo session.

But before a business can take advantage of the power of mobile, it needs to optimize its marketing efforts to reach customers on the move, Hayden said. Having an integrated mobile strategy allows customers to easily share brand experiences, lets companies tailor content and gives both sides a way to keep conversations alive following real-world interactions, he argued.

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