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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You Know Who the Consumer Is, Until You Don't

Jul 23, 2014 - As we continue to improve our skill levels as marketers, it's essential to recognize the areas where we might get caught by surprise. Here are some tips for how to spot and serve for the mobile data curveball. Comments

Yahoo Looks to Catch Up in Mobile With Flurry Acquisition

yahoonewspaper Jul 22, 2014 - Through the acquisition of Flurry, Yahoo will gain access to data from hundreds of thousands of apps and more than 1 billion mobile devices, a move that will empower the company to compete with Facebook and Google. Comments

Mobile Wallets Drive 40 Percent of Payment Activity

mobilesmartphones Jul 17, 2014 - Studies from Nielsen, PayPal, and the Federal Reserve Bank show the increasing number of people who make mobile payments and the various ways in which they do so. Comments

Mobile First, Second, and Third

mobile-email Jul 16, 2014 - If email marketers aren't leading the way in designing not just for a mobile-friendly world, but for a mobile-first one, they are missing out on huge conversion and marketing opportunities. Comments

In-Car Wi-Fi Will Create Opportunities for Advertisers Down the Road

chevrolet-4g-lte-campaign-04 Jul 15, 2014 - A recent announcement from Chevrolet about built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi furthers the availability of in-car functionality, which could bring opportunities for advertisers and allow marketers to eventually deliver much more targeted experiences by tapping into additional driver details. Comments

Native Advertising Wins in the Symphony of Mobile Life

mobileads Jul 14, 2014 - Marketers in APAC should embrace native advertising on mobile as a means to maximize both their return on investment and customer engagement rates. Comments

Can WeChat’s New Ad Service Rival Facebook and Twitter in APAC?

wechatimage Jul 14, 2014 - WeChat's new ad service allows registered companies to place ads on other corporate WeChat pages. Will this solution help the messaging service evolve into a major ad platform in the Asia-Pacific region? Comments

Brands Must Embrace Mobile Applications to Build Equity

mobile-apps Jul 10, 2014 - In today's mobile-first and increasingly mobile-only world, marketers must develop mobile applications that are relevant to their businesses and their customers in order to drive conversions. Comments

Twitter and Pinterest Lead Mobile Sharing Growth as Desktop Declines

sharethislogo Jul 10, 2014 - In Q2 of 2014, shares from smartphones and tablets increased by approximately 31 percent, while desktop shares declined by 6 percent. Twitter and Pinterest were the biggest drivers of mobile sharing growth. Comments

The World Cup’s Gone Mobile

world-cup-mobile Jul 10, 2014 - The growth of mobile is changing the way the world watches sports and never has this been more evident than with the 2014 World Cup. Comments

Tablet Magazine Advertising Adds Impact to Print Campaigns

digitalmagazine Jul 9, 2014 - A new study shows that ads in digital magazines are just as effective as print magazine ads, with household products earning the highest average reader recall scores in both formats. Comments

Mobile Retail Traffic Spiking, Sales Not So Much

mobile commerce Jul 9, 2014 - While mobile commerce continues to grow, consumers' conversion behavior is still a bit of a mystery to researchers and marketers. Comments

Cookie Run Boosts Messaging Apps' Revenue in Asia

cookierun Jul 8, 2014 - Mobile game Cookie Run has been working closely with messaging apps to generate revenue for both its messaging partners and its parent company Devsisters. Will its strategy prevail in the U.S.? Comments

Americans Spend More Time Than Ever on Mobile Apps [Study]

nielsen18 Jul 8, 2014 - A Nielsen report shows that while adult U.S. smartphone users are spending 65 percent more time using apps compared to two years ago, the average number of apps used per month has only seen a slight increase. Comments

Denny’s and Atari Appeal to Gen X With Mobile Games

denny-s-atari Jul 3, 2014 - By reviving three Atari games, Denny’s has become the latest brand to tap into collective nostalgia, which experts say can be a powerful motivator, but must be used strategically. Comments

The Second Screen Is Secondary No More – Are You Making the Most of Mobile?

mobileads Jul 3, 2014 - Mobile has shed its "second-screen" image and is fast becoming the primary screen for many consumers. Here are some tips for how marketers can make the most of their brand's mobile experience. Comments

The Old Adage Is True: It’s All About Location, Location, Location

Mobile Targeting Jul 2, 2014 - When it comes to mobile, location is just as important as timing, but there's still a lot of work to be done until marketers have a firm grasp on location data. Comments

Twitter Acquires Mobile Ad Retargeting Company TapCommerce

Twitter Money Jul 1, 2014 - Twitter continues targeted advertising push with $100m purchase of New York-based mobile advertising technology firm. Comments

Twitter Steps Into Facebook's Shadow With Launch of Mobile App-Install Ads

Twitter Advertising Jul 1, 2014 - App-install ads let users download third-party apps directly from Twitter's app. They have worked very well for the likes of Facebook and Google. Comments

Twitter's MoPub Expands Native Ad Capabilities

Twitter Money Jun 27, 2014 - Now, publishers who use MoPub can manage multiple native ad networks instead of just a single ad source. Will this new feature pose a threat to Facebook and Google? Comments

Owned Editorial Content Claims Majority of Media Spend on Mobile [Study]

content Jun 26, 2014 - A recent report from Sharethrough shows that branded editorial content on owned sites has attracted the lion’s share, almost 70 percent, of editorial media spend. Comments

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