August 1, 2014
Google’s emphasis on smart devices and enhanced notifications has implications both for consumers and for the brands and businesses that serve them.
July 31, 2014
People have no patience for slow-loading sites and applications on their mobile phones anymore. In fact, the very nature of mobile devices – used while on the go – places a premium on speed and convenience.
July 30, 2014
In the last decade, mobile devices have changed the way we communicate with one another, access information and consume media. Surprisingly, it has not really changed the way advertisers use these devices to communicate with consumers.
July 29, 2014
It turns out that the Chinese, both in rural and urban areas, empowered by China’s steadily solidified infrastructure, prefer conducting all commercial transactions online or on their mobile phone.
July 28, 2014
Like most people, I read and listen to mobile marketing pundits as much as I possibly can. From that sea of facts and opinions, there are three quotes that truly stand out and guide my mobile and cross-channel strategy. They are simple yet profound, and I believe they will stand the test of time.
July 24, 2014
By Sean Gera
Businesses are still learning and discovering new ways to use SMS mass texting and push notifications as consumer engagement forces. Each technology possesses its own strengths and it is important to understand what those are when creating a mobile marketing strategy.
July 23, 2014
By Ned Elton
American Express’ recently announced partnership with Uber on a first-of-its-kind loyalty program represents the latest attempt to evolve from executing transactions to creating meaningful human interactions.
July 17, 2014
By Jeff Hasen
It did not have the stench or uneasy feeling of that “Close Encounter of the D Train” kind, but a moment at this week’s CEO/CMO Summit put on by the Mobile Marketing Association had even the hardened of marketers turning up their noses.
July 3, 2014
By Tim Jenkins
As prevalent as mobile advertising has become, one of its more powerful applications remains fairly idle: targeting the customers and prospects in your CRM database.
June 19, 2014
By Paras Chopra
More than two-thirds of United States consumers now use smartphones, according to the latest Nielsen research. And, increasingly, more of those users are searching for something near them, whether it is a location, business hours or directions.
June 17, 2014
By Dale Carr
The seven “Cs” I am referring to are the seven pricing models used for buying ad campaigns on mobile. If you are not familiar with the various cost structures, you are likely to be shocked when the pricing model you chose does not align with your campaign goals.
June 16, 2014
By Sean O'Neal
For years, the digital marketing industry has been waiting for mobile advertising to “pop.” Even as mobile consumption jumped to more than 50 percent for major Web properties, advertiser adoption continued to lag. Despite valiant efforts by the Mobile Marketing Association and the Interactive Advertising Bureau, marketers never seemed to move past the experimentation stage.
June 13, 2014
By Craig Palli
Because of its ability to provide marketers unprecedented insight into problems that could hinder an application’s broader release, a soft launch is one of the most effective tools for maximizing an app’s potential while mitigating risk.
June 12, 2014
Mobile is the biggest, most pervasive, most powerful, and most global trend driving us toward the age of the customer. It creates demands not only on customer-facing parts of the business, but also on the systems that technology managers own, systems that must be re-engineered for the demands of mobile. If you want your company to succeed, you must retool it for the age of the customer.
June 11, 2014
For luxury marketers, 2014 is predicted to be the year that tips the scales, with more than half of affluent shoppers discovering, actively browsing and shopping for luxury items via digital channels.