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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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Car Service App Gett Drives April Fool’s Treats Via #GettAnything

Apr 1, 2014 - After launching in the New York market in August, the app is trying to make a big splash in the big city by providing unique experiences for users who book rides on April 1. Comments

Jagermeister Wants Millennials to Create JagerBonds While Drinking Jagerbombs

jagerbonds-app Mar 31, 2014 - The spirit brand has released an app that will scrape images and videos from users’ phones to create 30-second video highlight reels of their nights out. Comments

7 Real-World Lessons From Beacons

estimote Mar 30, 2014 - As with any new technology, beacons' early days are pretty volatile territory, but we wanted to share some insights around the initial promise of beacons, good or bad. Comments

iBeacon – Has "Minority Report" Finally Arrived?

ibeacon Mar 24, 2014 - iBeacon is a micro-location and positioning protocol that lets your phone interact with low power transmitters (or beacons) placed in strategic locations. But how does iBeacon work and how will it benefit marketers? Comments

"Moments" Company Kiip Partners With Publicis Groupe's VivaKi

kiip-snickers-bm Mar 19, 2014 - The deal should make it easier for Publicis clients such as P&G, Mars and Georgia Pacific to purchase and integrate mobile ads based on user engagement. Comments

Asia - Approaching Adolescence in Mobile

mobilemarketing Mar 17, 2014 - There's a real appetite for trying mobile formats in the region, but media investment is painfully low on the medium people look at more than 150 times a day. Comments

Starbucks to Roll Out Digital Tip and Shake-to-Pay App Features

tipping Mar 17, 2014 - Starbucks is updating its iPhone and Android apps to simplify mobile payments and enable customers to leave digital tips. Comments

The Art of WHERE

mobile-map-shutterstock-120085516 Mar 12, 2014 - Everyone knows location continues to be a central part of mobile advertising's value proposition. Here are some of the things that the IAB, and the market, need to focus on to better harness location. Comments

New Oscar Mayer iPhone App Wakes Users With the Smell and Sound of Bacon

oscar-mayer-bacon-alarm Mar 7, 2014 - Oscar Mayer says it has developed a device that will emit the smell of bacon when plugged into an iPhone and it has launched a website with a slew of bacon-themed content to encourage consumers to apply for a chance to get their hands on it. Comments

Mobile Represents 30% of Ecommerce Site Traffic in 2013 [Study]

mobile-traffic-shopvisible Mar 5, 2014 - ShopVisible released a report highlighting the mobile benchmarks of 2013, and found 30 percent of site traffic came from something other than a traditional desktop/laptop. Comments

Rules of Thumb for Video Ads on Mobile

mobile-video-hand Mar 5, 2014 - Despite their popularity as a marketing tactic, videos - in particular pre-roll ad formats - meant to engage audiences, if not masterfully executed, may leave marketers frustrated by the results, and worse, consumers frustrated by the experience. Comments

4 Ways to Enhance Digital Customer Experience in China

shoppingcart Mar 3, 2014 - E-commerce savvy consumers in China display distinct behavioral patterns and smart retailers should be able to use these to reinforce their digital strategy. Comments

B2B Digital Finally Wakes Up: 3 Rules for Keeping Ahead of the Pack

b2bchalkboard Feb 27, 2014 - A wide variety of companies are looking to get ahead of an already in-process trend. But the question is, when will they be ready to stop talking about change, make it actionable, and give it the priority to get it done? Comments

Facebook's Zuckerberg Says PRISM Has Helped Tech Sector to Become Friends

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks at MWC Feb 26, 2014 - Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has lashed out at the US National Security Agency (NSA) over the PRISM surveillance scandal, but said the industry is working better together as a result. Comments

Danone Baby Nutrition: Using SoLoMo to Target Middle-Class Indonesians

danoneindo Feb 25, 2014 - In this Q&A, Danone Early Life Nutrition digital executive Rini Haerinnisya Ramadhani shares her insights on how the baby nutrition brand uses mobile and social marketing to engage consumers. Comments

Mark Zuckerberg Bores Attendees at Mobile World Congress

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks at MWC Feb 25, 2014 - The Facebook chief executive's lack of charisma meant that delegates left the keynote, held at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, just 20 minutes into his discussion. Comments

WhatsApp to Launch Voice Calls Later This Year

whatsapp1 Feb 24, 2014 - On the heels of its acquisition by Facebook, WhatsApp will introduce an Internet voice calling capability later this year. Comments

Yahoo Hong Kong Unveils Localized Mobile Site Ahead of Gemini

yahoomobile Feb 23, 2014 - Yahoo Hong Kong upgraded its mobile portal with localized features and native ad formats in January as a primer to introducing Gemini, its latest ad marketplace offering for mobile search and native ads. Comments

Facebook’s $19 Bn for WhatsApp: Crazy or Genius?

whatsapp Feb 21, 2014 - Was the whopping $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp a totally crazy move on Facebook’s part? Or was it genius? Comments

Taco Bell Testing Mobile Order App With Phone-Flip Feature

taco-bell-app-2 Feb 21, 2014 - The quick-service chain is testing an app that will allow customers to place mobile orders for pick-up, as well as to place orders simply by flipping their phones. It is expected to roll out nationwide later this year. Comments

Infographic: WhatsApp and Its Asian Competitors

socialplatforms Feb 20, 2014 - A look at WhatsApp with infographics and numbers and how it compares to other social platforms such as WeChat, KakaoTalk, and Viber. Comments

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