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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!
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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


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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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Slides: The global state of the mobile industry

This up to date report on the mobile industry posted by Ross Dawson


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"Mary Meeker, formerly of Morgan Stanley and now of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, continues to do her annual presentation at Web 2.0 Summit, providing an unparalleled compilation of research about the global internet industry.


There is a lot to digest in the 65 slides of the presentation, so I thought it was worth pulling out some of the more interesting ones on mobile. Below is the full presentation, plus six charts giving insights into the state of the global mobile industry."


http://rossdawsonblog.com/weblog/archives/2011/10/the-global-state-of-the-mobile-industry.html

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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 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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