Mobile

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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Tinder Sparks Renewed Interest in Online Dating Category

Aug 25, 2014 - Tinder's massive growth, due largely to its mobile-first approach that appeals to Millennials, is bringing new life to the online dating industry. Comments

Voice Search – and You Thought "Auto Correct" Was Bad

Buy side prefers voice trading to electronic execution Aug 25, 2014 - A look at Apple, Google, and Microsoft's voice search programs and how they stack up against each other. Which one comes out on top? Comments

The Death of the iPad?

iPad Mini with Retina display 1 Aug 20, 2014 - With the launch of the rumored iPhone 6 coming up in September, here's a look at how Apple could re-evaluate the success of the iPad and relaunch the device as a true replacement for the PC. Comments

Channel Integration or Channel Maximization?

Concept image of integration Aug 20, 2014 - While cross-channel integration is popular, it often still makes sense to ask yourself the question, should I be trying to integrate my efforts in this channel or maximize my efforts in this channel? Comments

Are You Reaching AND Converting Mobile Consumers?

mobileads Aug 19, 2014 - While social advertising might not be the perfect solution for all marketers, it's likely that it could help your business reach AND convert mobile consumers, so it's worth assessing if it's right for you. Comments

TV Is Not Dead - It Has Moved to Different Platforms

As Seen on TV Aug 18, 2014 - Two speakers at ClickZ Live San Francisco discuss the inherent differences between mobile and television content, and how understanding apps is the way for the U.S. broadcasting market to catch up with its European counterpart. Comments

Uber and Lay’s Deliver On-Demand Picnics to Drive Goodwill

uber-and-lays-flavorrush Aug 18, 2014 - The ride-sharing and potato chip brands united for two days to deliver on-demand picnics in a surprise-and-delight effort that used mobile as the facilitator. Comments

MMA's Greg Stuart: Why Mobile Matters [#CZLSF]

czlsf-greg-stuart-video Aug 14, 2014 - In this video interview, Greg Stuart, CEO of the Mobile Marketing Association, talks about the huge opportunities that exist for marketers in mobile. Comments

MMA Emphasizes the Importance of Mobile in Marketing Mix [#CZLSF]

czlsf-stuart-speaking Aug 13, 2014 - At the afternoon keynote at ClickZ Live San Francisco on Tuesday, Greg Stuart of the MMA stressed the importance of mobile in the marketing world. Here is a recap of his presentation, including his thoughts on the core components of mobile. Comments

Google Testing New Way to Catch Up in Mobile

google-logo-square Aug 12, 2014 - The tech giant is trying out a new way of targeting both mobile Web visitors and mobile app users, something they should have done much earlier in the mobile space, say industry participants. Comments

Mobile Display: Have No Fear!

mobile-display-thumbnail-image Aug 6, 2014 - Running mobile display campaigns does take up a marketer's resources and time, but don't be fooled - it's very much an accessible platform for ad serving. Comments

5 Myths About Mobile Content Strategies and What You Can Do Instead

mobilephone77 Aug 6, 2014 - Mobile device use is set to overtake PC use in the near future, and companies are being advised to get ready for mobile. Here are five common myths about what it means to optimize content for mobile, and different alternatives to these myths. Comments

MediaCom and Google Collaborate to Develop a Mobile-First Mindset

mobile-video-view Aug 5, 2014 - Global media agency MediaCom has teamed up with Internet giant Google to create a mobile-oriented training program for the agency’s employees. This move indicates the growing importance of mobile advertising. Comments

App Marketing Costs Continue to Rise

mobile-apps Jul 31, 2014 - According to app marketing technology company Fiksu, the cost of app marketing reached new heights this summer and it's likely to keep climbing. How should marketers deal with these rising costs? Comments

Cross-Channel Sales to Grow, Spurred by In-Store Mobile Research

in-store-shopping Jul 30, 2014 - Growth in cross-channel sales means it’s important for retailers to cater to consumers’ in-store behavior, so as not to alienate an increasingly mobile-savvy base. Comments

The Eyes Have It: Looking Ahead to Visual Web 2.0

all-seing-eye Jul 30, 2014 - The next phase of the visual Web, "Visual Web 2.0," will see images shifting from being units of communication to user interfaces - with the help of easy, useful image recognition technology. Comments

Verizon Smart Rewards Is a Sign of Things to Come

shutterstock-75943606 Jul 29, 2014 - Programs like Verizon Smart Rewards demonstrate that consumers are warming up to the idea of sharing data about themselves, as long as there is a benefit such as coupons or offers. Comments

Amazon’s Fire Phone May Add Another Layer to Mobile Marketing

amazon Jul 25, 2014 - Whether or not the phone is a hit with the public remains to be seen, but Amazon's new e-commerce-focused smartphone gives mobile marketers new technology to work with. Comments

Don’t Hold Your Breath Just Yet for Snapchat Monetization

snapchat-geofilters Jul 25, 2014 - The popular platform has new and rumored features, but marketers say it needs to roll out more tracking capabilities before it can legitimately claim a seat at the social network ad table. Comments

Mobile Is the Message for Facebook Q2 Earnings

facebook-mobile-blue Jul 24, 2014 - Mobile ad revenue surpasses desktop in Facebook's Q2 earnings, driven by m-commerce, an industry that is expected to generate $500 billion by 2017. Comments

Mobile and the Rise of Digital in China

China flag Jul 23, 2014 - There has been significant investment in mobile Internet access in China in recent years. What does this mean for marketers and how can they capitalize on the growing mobile population? Comments

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