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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MasterCard Tokenization Provides a Safe Space for Private Labels on Apple Pay

Jun 10, 2015 - MasterCard's tokenization services have made it possible for brands like JCPenney to offer checkout with private label credit cards on Apple Pay. Comments

The Sharing Economy Lays Its Foundation in Asia

car-sharing-economy Jun 9, 2015 - Apps are big sellers in APAC, reflecting the region's ability to embrace the sharing economy, with car-pooling the latest trend. Comments

Apple Pay Coming to UK Retail Stores from July

applepay Jun 9, 2015 - Apple Pay has the support and backing of many popular stores in the U.K. as well as eight banks. Comments

Apple to Upgrade Siri and Update Maps

apple-watch-public-transit-apple-maps Jun 9, 2015 - At Apple's keynote during the Worldwide Developers' Conference, the company introduced plans to upgrade Siri's voice search capabilities and make Maps more efficient. Comments

Facebook Lite Gives Advertisers Access to New Demographics in Asia

facebook-lite-fblite-hero Jun 8, 2015 - The global roll out of a new, less data-heavy Facebook for Android phones will help marketers better tap consumers across regions with limited Internet connectivity. Comments

The Realities of Cross-Device Marketing in a Mobile Driven World: Part II

cross-device-mobile-tablet Jun 7, 2015 - In this second part series on cross-device marketing, Rohit Kumar offers his tips for taking on this new channel of marketing head on. Comments

Norwegian Airline Creates Emoji URL

norwegian-airlines Jun 5, 2015 - Norwegian Airlines demonstrates the rise in visual communication, promoting a new flight to Las Vegas with a web address that consists of emojis for an airplane, slot machine and money. Comments

The Next Stop for Everywhere Marketing: Mobile Apps

appstore Jun 4, 2015 - Marketers would do well to double down on native apps, investing in agile optimization practices to deliver highly customized and relevant mobile experiences. Comments

Remembering Mobile Dads - and Not Just on Father’s Day

A dad working from home with his young son Jun 3, 2015 - Marketing messages for moms should target both parents, as today's dads, who make up 22 percent of the U.S. mobile audience, are more hands-on than those in previous generations. Comments

Brands Fight Ad Blindness With Interactive Experiences

mobilesmartphones Jun 2, 2015 - Brands like Target, Shazam, and The Home Depot are increasingly making interactive mobile ads, while also taking decreasing user attention spans into consideration. Comments

Google Now on Tap Makes App Search Optimization More Critical Than Ever

Google Logo Jun 1, 2015 - Now on tap makes everything from text messages to social media posts searchable, and these new search capabilities could give apps the stickiness and functionality they've been missing. Comments

New Google AdWords Products and Partnerships Focus on App Attribution

Google AdWords Logo May 28, 2015 - During its annual I/O Conference, Google announced new offerings and mobile partnerships to improve segmentation, attribution and promotion within apps. Comments

Google Enhances AdMob Tools and Adds Mediation Partners

google-mobile-search-2 May 28, 2015 - The company has added a slew of features to AdMob, its mobile ad network, for better targeting and user segmentation. Comments

Why Mobile Is Content Marketing's Missing Link

video-nielsen May 28, 2015 - It's crucial for content marketers to think about smartphones and tablets, as the average amount of video we watch on mobile devices is expected to jump by nine minutes this year. Comments

The Promising Features That Make The Apple Watch A Powerful Marketing Platform

applewatch May 21, 2015 - The long-awaited Apple Watch is head and shoulders above Pebble's smartwatch, due in part to features such as its beefed up app inventory and the integration of Apple Pay. Comments

AOL Allows Advertisers To Target App Users

new-aol-logo May 19, 2015 - Right after its acquisition by Verizon, AOL has enhanced its programmatic platform to help marketers not only target mobile app users, but attribute the effect of other mediums on those campaigns. Comments

Wearables Are Still In Their First Inning

wearable-technology-vectors May 19, 2015 - The popularity of wearable technology continues to grow exponentially, but it's a fairly new concept about which consumers and marketers still have quite a bit to learn. Comments

Emojis Allow Brands to Engage on Messaging Apps

emoji-thumbsup May 18, 2015 - Brands like MillerCoors and 1-800-Flowers consider emojis and stickers a non-disruptive way to engage consumers on messaging apps, the world's most popular app category. Comments

Samsung to Launch Apple Pay Alternative

Samsung Wallet May 18, 2015 - Samsung is set to shut down its Wallet feature to make room for Samsung Pay, a rival for mobile payment services like Apple Pay and Google Wallet. Comments

Mobile Commerce to Increase 32 Percent This Year

global-strategy-e-commerce May 15, 2015 - According to new eMarketer research, mobile commerce - which currently makes up 22 percent of the e-commerce share - will go up to $77 billion this year, doubling again by 2019. Comments

Mobile Is Not The Next Big Thing - It's Already the Big Thing

shutterstock-234409663-buy-buttons May 15, 2015 - As mobile web and apps become increasingly more sophisticated, customers will quickly lose patience with non-optimized experiences. Comments

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