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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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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"


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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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Embracing Mobile Commerce in 2011

Embracing Mobile Commerce in 2011 | Mobile Marketing Strategy and beyond | Scoop.it
The following is a guest post James Bentham on behalf of Mobile Interactive Group.


With the majority of large retailers in the UK choosing to capitalise on the mobile commerce channel, those who have been left behind are now scrabbling to catch up.


**Still in its relative infancy, mCommerce has developed quickly throughout 2011 and shows no signs of slowing. The brands who have benefitted most were the ones not afraid to innovate and take some risks.


Amazon and eBay both set up strong mobile presences during 2010 and both have seen huge returns, forging a path for other brands to follow. Amazon optimised their site for mobile phones as well as offering apps for the iPhone and Android operating systems in various territories.


**They were one of the first to introduce cross platform accounts, with users able to add products to their basket via their mobile phone and then purchase them next time they log in on a computer.


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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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The digital wallet and the future of payments [infographic]

This was posted by Guy Kawasaki and there are statistics about this exploding industry that are very important for anyone doing business in today's marketplace.


What caught my attention:


The Ripe Age for Mobile Transactions:


**People between the agess of 20 and 44 appear to be most interested in mobile transactions such as mobile banking, payments, coupons and shopping


**Mobile Spending


*Clothes at a retailer

*phone bill at a local wireless store

*coffee at a local coffe shop

*sofa at a furniture store

*taxi ride


**Things are just getting started - obstacles to mobile payments is a security issue but that happened with the web as well, it's still early but the statistics on the digital wallet in the future are staggering.


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


See infographic here: [http://bit.ly/tMDiEo]


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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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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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