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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


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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"


Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/sOiHlg]

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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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Mobile Marketing Matters NOW

Mobile marketing matters now if for no other reason than your company, brand or product can't miss another marketing revolution.


Here is why:


• Email
• Intimacy
• Darwin
• Emotion
• Influencers
• Social
• Network Effect
• iPad and Flipboard and Zite


Here is one thing that caught my attention:


Intimacy


Mobile phones are friends, the new time keepers, wallets (the new picture keepers) and an always on connection most never break (believe me I’ve tried)

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If such an intimate connection is grudgingly true for my generation it is axiomatic for the next generation and a forgone conclusion for the one after that. Watch your children’s behaviors or try to take their cells and please film reactions.


Mobile marketing is more intimate than email or social network marketing. Increased intimacy means different stories, graphics and navigation (at least).


Can your company, no matter what business you inhibit, afford to seed another marketing tsunami?


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Digital Disruption is Increasing - What You Need To Know

Digital Disruption is Increasing - What You Need To Know | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it

Welcome to a world of disruption, with twists of generational difference, tectonic ad spend changes, and lots of confused citizens.


Ken Doctor wrote this great piece — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news


It was hard to decide what to excerpt, it was so good.......


Intro:


Okay, it’s 11 p.m., and you are in bed.


What do you reach for? There’s no wrong answer here, but if you are in the news/information mode, you may reach for your Android smartphone or scoop up your iPad. So many choices, at this oddly news-consuming time of day. We know that evening is when tablet usage peaks, and, yes, such companies as Zite tell me that 11 is a top hour.


Digital disruption is now increasing. Audiences are even more up for grabs than they were a couple of years ago.


As Ipsos OTX President Bruce Friend recently put it: iPhones and Androids are, yes, our lovers. “It’s almost always turned on. It never leaves you. You have an intimate relationship with it.” Yet love is so short-term these days: “The tablet is rapidly becoming a companion or even a competitor to the smartphone. Tablets reduce smartphone as entertainment devices. The tablet will take the place of that.”


We’ve got so many emerging studies of our fast-changing habits that comparing them can leave you dazed and confused. What they all add up to, though, is a simple learning: Digital disruption is now increasing.


Let’s look at some of this emerging data, and begin to make sense of what it means and where revenue is likely to flow into the next several years, in the newsonomics of disruption.


http://www.niemanlab.org/2011/09/the-newsonomics-of-disruption/

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Marketers way off mark predicting consumer mobile marketing sentiment

When benchmarking marketers' perceptions against consumers' Acxiom found that, contrary to popular belief, consumers aren't too keen on mobile advertising but welcome email and direct mail.

 

This is another article that says that email is being very well received among mobile customers. Surprisingly, SMS campaigns aren't working as well yet.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

The research also suggested that almost three-quarters of customers (71%) are happy to receive mail from brands they are already customers of while 57% of prospects also favored the medium.

 

Email was also popular with 78% of existing customers willing to accept this form of contact. For prospective customers, the figure dropped to 52%, but it remained the second most appropriate way of targeting.

 

"The digital age is accelerating the opportunity for brands to truly engage with consumers across all channels. Equally, it is leading to constant shifts in the way people buy and interact with brands. The risk of marketers getting contact strategies wrong and wasting budget is increasing," said Murray Dudgeon, Acxiom Europe's head of client service.

 

http://www.bizreport.com/2011/09/marketers-way-off-mark-predicting-consumer-mobile-marketing-sentiment.html

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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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Smartphones Go From Techie Tools To Almost Mainstream Devices

Smartphones Go From Techie Tools To Almost Mainstream Devices | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it

Great information and statistics on mobile usage!

 

Intro:

 

"Millennial Media is using its 50th mobile intelligence report to look at some of the changes that have occurred since the company began its reports in March 2009.

 

It’s a given that the mobile world is transforming before our eyes with the emergence of smartphones and tablets. But sometimes, it’s good to take a second and look at how it’s all evolving.That’s what mobile advertising company

 

Millennial Media has done with its 50th mobile intelligence report, which highlights some of changes that have occurred since the company began its S.M.A.R.T. and Mobile Mix reports in March 2009. It’s an arbitrary point in time, but it marks an era in which the smartphones have gone from techie tools to almost mainstream devices.

 

http://gigaom.com/2011/08/12/how-the-mobile-landscape-changed-in-the-smartphone-era/

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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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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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location location location baby, got to read up and study more on this topic, great article thank you!
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Data Aggregation Engine Comes to Mobile - What This Means For Marketers

GOMOTEXT.COM, a leading provider of mobile engagement solutions, announced today, the release of its Campaign Manager v6.0 platform.


Intro:


Campaign Manager is now able to combine data from multiple sources and gather that information into items which can be


**efficiently and narrowly tailored to meet the targeting needs of the client.


The updated Campaign Manager retains information relevant to the mobile campaign and in order to consolidate required data,


**works in concert with a CRM system and other data repositories.


The data includes profile data, event data and Opt-in list data which can be stored and managed by the platform.


**Some of the more salient features of this database include response and lifecycle marketing, mobile advertising, response marketing, mobile interactivity and Opt in/out management.


**Targeted campaigns can now be created based on past events and/or the profile data of the subscriber.


**“Send SMS offer to any males between the ages of 18 and 22 who live in zip code 75024” is an example of how sophisticated targets can be built based on demographic data.


The Data Aggregation Engine is an extremely powerful element of Campaign Manager and is key to its benefit –


**it lets marketers get at the data they need, in real-time, without major effort to integrate it from IT.


In addition the platform’s Data Aggregation engine interfaces to the client’s data warehouse, CRM system


**to provide real-time, automated data for targeting and personalizing adverts and tracking responses.


http://www.prweb.com/releases/mobile-campaign-manager/targeted-campaigning/prweb8852885.htm

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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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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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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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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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Mobile Shopping Set to Spike, Says Forrester

Mobile Shopping Set to Spike, Says Forrester | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it
Mobile shopping is still in its infancy no different than buying things on the web not so long ago. Retailers should not be shortsighted. They should look at the bigger picture, prepare themselves because consumers in the future will purchase goods and services from their smartphones.

It's important to put your stake in the ground and become a trusted source, so when the time is right, you can move forward quickly and be ahead of the curve instead of being behind it. If you're a retailer, what is it you can do to engage with existing or perspective customers now?

New York Times Article:

"Shopping on mobile phones is expected to increase significantly, but continue to remain a relatively small percentage of overall sales, according to a report from Forrester Research".

http://nyti.ms/k56uAB
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