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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Samsung to Launch Apple Pay Alternative

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

Amazon Introduces App Advertising for Android and Fire

amazon logo May 14, 2015 - Amazon has created its own app advertising platform for Android and Fire to rival similar products from Google, Facebook, and Twitter Comments

Are Facebook's Instant Articles the Next Wave in Branded Content?

facebook-automation May 13, 2015 - Facebook has partnered with nine different publications, including Buzzfeed, NBC News, and The New York Times to publish articles directly to its iPhone app. Comments

What Does the Growth of Mobile Payments Mean for Older Companies?

mobile-phone-promotion May 13, 2015 - As mobile payments become more commonplace, brands like Western Union and MoneyGram are forced to adapt. Can they keep up with digital native platforms like Paypal and Venmo? Comments

Strengthen Your Case to Develop a Mobile Strategy

mobile-seo May 13, 2015 - Recent studies by Forrester show that most brands fail to adequately invest in mobile. However, brands that allocate the correct budget can see exception returns on mobile investment. Comments

A Glance Into the Future of Brand Loyalty

crystal-ball-future May 8, 2015 - With the growth of the wearable industry, brands need to focus on delivering the most valuable interaction as efficiently as possible. Comments

Make or Break for Apple Watch Marketing Potential

apple-watch-2 May 6, 2015 - With the Apple Watch hitting the shelves last week, the jury is still out on how brands can leverage it to engage consumers. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Comments

MRC Calls for Separation of Desktop and Mobile Viewability

global-strategy-e-commerce May 6, 2015 - The Media Rating Council has determined that while viewability standards for mobile and desktop should be kept essentially the same, impressions should be separated. Comments

How YouTube and Build-A-Bear Engage Kids Without Collecting Data

build-a-bear-logo May 4, 2015 - Retargeting and programmatic are industry standards, but for children's advertising, they're a no-go. Here's how some big brands provide excellent, ethical kids' content. Comments

Local Optimizations for the Apple Watch

Apple Watch will be available from 29 April May 4, 2015 - Now that the Apple Watch is here, here's how brands and SMBs can make sure their business listings are optimized for the device. Comments

YouTube's Mobile Growth Reaches 80 Percent

youtube2 May 1, 2015 - YouTube's CEO says daily users are up by more than 40 percent year-over-year, while mobile growth reaches 80 percent. Comments

10 Steps to a Google Mobile-Friendly Site

shutterstock-152196302 Apr 29, 2015 - With Google now favoring mobile-friendly websites, Navneet Kaushal offers these 10 tips to make sure your website is up to speed. Comments

The Mobile Change Nobody Is Talking About

shutterstock-160559990-mobile Apr 29, 2015 - Besides "Mobilegeddon," there's another mobile change from Google that no one is paying much attention to. Comments

More Bang for Your Mobile Ad Buck

mobile-revenue Apr 29, 2015 - The key to getting the most out of your mobile dollars is in cross-device targeting and attribution. Comments

Facebook 'Hello' Brings Local Search to Calls

facebook-f-2013 Apr 24, 2015 - Facebook is testing an app called "Hello" that will allow users to see names and images of incoming callers on mobile regardless of whether or not they are saved as contacts. Comments

YouTube Unveils New Research and Insights Before NewFronts 2015

YouTube logo Apr 23, 2015 - Ahead of next week's Digital Content NewFronts, YouTube is sharing some key research about Google Preferred users and mobile video viewers. Comments

Mobile to Represent More Than 11% of U.S. Local Media Revenue by 2019

shutterstock-160559990-mobile Apr 23, 2015 - A new study from BIA/Kelsey shows that local media spend is steadily shifting toward digital, with mobile representing 11.5 percent of overall ad revenue by 2019. Comments

Managing the Mobile Customer Journey

mobile-first-search Apr 23, 2015 - Delivering effective messages to consumers throughout their mobile journey requires coordination across multiple mobile channels throughout the entire engagement process. Comments

Wearable Technology: The Ultimate in Personal Marketing

wearable-technology-watch Apr 20, 2015 - New wearable technology is giving brands the perfect opportunity for one-to-one marketing. Comments

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