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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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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 2:12 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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Infographic: The Mobile World In 60 Seconds

Infographic: The Mobile World In 60 Seconds | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it

This article was written by Chris Velazco for Tech Crunch


The infographic from ad exchange, Mobclix in this piece aims to highlight what goes down in the mobile world in 60 seconds. is absolutely fascinating!



****Before you read the excerpt, I thought it was particularly interesting to post one of the comments made by a reader who saw the infograph.  He wasn't the only one that said this was an unfinished report. I think these people are missing the point here.


**This is a mere glimpse, the tip of the iceberg, to give us an idea of the magnitude of this exploding industry, it's not the be all end all report. I'm very careful what I post, I don't want to add to the noise, so look at the infographic with this in mind.


One reader's comment:


Ulrich Weihler:  "Nice idea, but major things for spending mobile time are missing, surfing content, using communities, using apps, internet usage, downloading music and videos, listening to music or watching videos, sms and actually phone connecions to talk, etc.. that's why the chart looks a bit strange."


Excerpt:


"In case you were curious, in the time it took me to write out that first sentence, over 23,000 iOS apps were downloaded from Apple’s App Store.


** Mobclix used data directly from app publishers, industry sources, and a little old-fashioned arithmetic to get the 60 second stats you see below.


Of course, considering Mobclix’s background, there had to be some ad-related factoids in the mix too.


Mobile advertisers will be glad to know (if they didn’t already) that some 4,111 ads are tapped each minute, though it almost makes you wonder how many ads were ignored in the same 60 second timeframe.


See Infographic  [http://tcrn.ch/u4No0L]

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Tom George's comment, November 6, 2011 3:25 PM
Jan your curation is rocking, hey did you happen to catch this gem yet
http://chime.in/user/Internetbillboards
janlgordon's comment, November 6, 2011 4:56 PM
Thanks Tom! Thanks for telling me about this, it's very cool, just signed up and I'm following you:-)
Tom George's comment, November 6, 2011 5:15 PM
Sure Jan I am happy to share also please except this invite
http://chime.in/community/curators
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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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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"


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

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Angela Watkins's curator insight, February 5, 5:32 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 ;

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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 2:20 PM
location location location baby, got to read up and study more on this topic, great article thank you!