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The latest stories and expert advice about mobile marketing, including how-to guides to using QR codes, augmented reality, smartphone apps, and approaches for marketing to consumers on-the-go.

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VIDEO: Head of Facebook's Atlas Speaks About Revamped Platform for Ads

Oct 1, 2014 - In this video interview, Erik Johnson, head of Atlas at Facebook, shares more information about the new version of Atlas, and explains why it’s a revolutionary addition to the mobile marketing world. Comments

MasterCard Invites U.S. Workforce to Take #OneMoreDay of Vacation

visa-mastercard Sep 30, 2014 - The global payment company has launched a new travel-centric cross-channel campaign to persuade Americans to take their well-earned time off. Comments

Does Facebook’s Atlas Solve the "Cookie Problem"?

Facebook Logo Sep 29, 2014 - Facebook kicked off Ad Week with the launch of Atlas. The ad platform will avoid tracking cookies by taking a "people based" marketing approach. Comments

Mobile Creative Standards: Keeping Up With the Phones-es

shutterstock-152196302 Sep 24, 2014 - As the mobile space continues to evolve, the industry needs to adapt "better creative standards" in order to create successful campaigns. Comments

Apple Pay: Playing Catch-Up With Asia

shutterstock-144774175 Sep 23, 2014 - Asia has a long and entrenched mobile payment landscape, with contactless transactions in China alone worth $17 billion. Comments

4 Rules to Consider When Battling the Marketing Heavyweight, Wearables

business-fight Sep 22, 2014 - Wearables will provide local marketers with a host of new opportunities. Here are four rules to consider when thinking about how to apply this 'marketing heavyweight' to your business. Comments

Proximity Marketing With Beacons

Mobile Targeting Sep 19, 2014 - Beacons have the ability to accelerate the mobile shopping experience and create increased engagement with consumers. Here are some examples of companies utilizing the technology to influence purchasing behavior. Comments

Mobile Commerce in Asia Continues to Zig as the World Zags

shutterstock-169338014-mobile-commerce Sep 18, 2014 - The Asia-Pacific region is set to become the world's largest e-commerce market, with mobile playing a key role. Comments

The Anatomy of a Retail App

elisa-harca-red-ant-mobile-commerce Sep 17, 2014 - Mobile commerce continues to grow exponentially in Asia. For retail marketers, that means they must develop an effective and transactional mobile presence. Comments

Mobile Payments Take a Bold New Place In Equation

Mastercard is introducing a raft of new mobile payment technologies edit Sep 17, 2014 - The mobile payment arena is becoming more prevalent than it has ever been. Should your company integrate a mobile payment solution into its system? Comments

A Beginner’s Guide to Mobile SEO

navneet-kaushal-long-post-mobile-seo-12sept2014-mobile-seo-guide Sep 16, 2014 - SEO site optimization starts with understanding the need for a tailored mobile site. Here are nine essential tips. Comments

Why Do Brands Have Such Small Mobile Advertising Budgets? [Study]

mobilesmartphones Sep 16, 2014 - Forrester research shows that brands shy away from investing in mobile advertising because it's difficult to track performance. Comments

Micro Moments: The Crown Jewel of the Customer Journey

locations-context Sep 15, 2014 - Using geo-fencing and geo-location technologies is an effective way to integrate and personalise the online to offline retail experience. Comments

EBay to Serve In-App Ads on Mobile Devices

shutterstock-186020420 Sep 12, 2014 - The e-commerce giant will start running ads within its mobile shopping app in the fourth quarter of this year. Comments

Mobile Moms and Back-to-School Path to Purchase

back-to-school-mobile Sep 9, 2014 - As back-to-school shopping lists grow bigger, so does the purchase funnel. To succeed in these mobile-driven times, marketers must create expanded content around their products, allow for easy conversion across multiple devices, and find new ways to deliver cost savings to consumers. Comments

Apple Payments Set to Give Google Wallet a Run for Its Money

silver-apple-logo-apple-picture Sep 5, 2014 - Multiple sources report that Apple is set to launch mobile payments for iPhone on September 9. Will the prospective move knock Google off its throne? Comments

Ads and Videos May Make Their Way to Snapchat

snapchat logo Sep 3, 2014 - The mobile messaging app known for its vanishing photos is reportedly leaning toward monetization for the first time. Comments

Elvis Presley’s Graceland Looks to iBeacon Technology to Boost Tourism

graceland-logo-blue Sep 2, 2014 - The museum has set up beacons to deliver location-based content on its iPad tour, a move that has been largely welcomed by visitors. So how could you incorporate iBeacon technology into your marketing plan? Comments

5 Mobile Advertising Myths – and How to Bust Them

mobilephone77 Sep 2, 2014 - There are still many myths surrounding the world of mobile advertising. Here are five of the most common ones, and a look at what the truth really is. Comments

How the World Cup Became a Mobile-First Marketing Event

world-cup-mobile Aug 27, 2014 - SY Lau speaks to Tencent's deputy editor-in-chief about the company's hugely popular World Cup coverage in China, how mobile marketing played into this, and what marketers can learn from it in the future. Comments

Ritz-Carlton Strives to Improve Customer Stays With App Upgrade

ritzcarlton Aug 27, 2014 - The Ritz-Carlton is looking to bring its signature luxury to mobile users by making it easier for them to check in and out with mobile check-in, among other enhancements to its app. Comments

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