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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Victoria’s Secret Readies Its Pink Nation for Spring Break With In-App Scavenger Hunt

Feb 18, 2014 - The brand’s Pink Nation app, which is available for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices, is in the middle of a spring break takeover that includes a scavenger hunt that asks consumers to find and scan icons over the course of four weeks. Comments

A Call to Marketers: Help Us Make Mobile Work

mobilemarketing Feb 12, 2014 - The Interactive Advertising Bureau has launched a new effort called "Make Mobile Work," calling on brand marketers to step up and embrace HTML5 as the key technology for creating engaging cross-screen ad creative. Comments

Flappy Bird Stops Flapping Despite $50K Per Day Ad Rev. - Or Does It?

flappy-bird2 Feb 11, 2014 - Flappy Bird, has flown the coop. The highly popular game has disappeared from the app stores despite it generating considerable numbers in ad revenue. Comments

Tips to Keep the Mobile Search Experience Fresh

mobilewebsite Feb 10, 2014 - Here are six ways to improve mobile search interaction and keep users coming back to your site, such as keeping your design simple and using infinite scrolling. Comments

Google and Microsoft Collaborate with IAB to Tackle Programmatic Trading

real-time-bidding-1 Feb 5, 2014 - Google, Microsoft, and other companies will work closely with the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) to provide education and solve issues regarding programmatic trading. Comments

Medialets' Servo Launches with MRC-Approved Measurement

servo-dashboard Feb 5, 2014 - Medialets, the mobile and tablet ad platform for advertisers and brands, is launching its new ad server for mobile, having already secured the green light from the Media Rating Council for its measurement. Comments

Unlocking the Treasures of Conquesting

Mobile Targeting Feb 5, 2014 - By building on the concept of conquesting, and expanding our use of location to compete and connect with consumers, we can potentially create more value for our brands. Comments

Starwood Hotels to Test Mobile, Keyless Check-In

starwood-keyless-2 Feb 4, 2014 - The functionality will be enabled via the iPhone app for the brand’s loyalty program, allowing for the "first guest interaction with hotel associates to be personal rather than transactional." Comments

2 Launches Take Aim at Native Mobile Advertising

mobsoc-01 Feb 4, 2014 - More and more companies are muscling in on native advertising. Chasing the dream of ad relevance and engagement, InMobi and MobSoc offer online advertising. Comments

Mobile Devices Lead Online Video Views, Adobe Says

mobile-video-view Feb 4, 2014 - 100 percent of the Sochi Olympic Games will be available on mobile, thanks to Adobe's deal with NBC. Adobe Primetime will dynamically replace broadcast and on-demand ads with targeted ads tailored for various devices. Comments

Beats Music Service Muscles Into the Competition

mobile-music-shutterstock-140393350 Jan 30, 2014 - Beats Music is a new entry into the growing marketplace of mobile music streaming services -- how does it stack up against the competition? Comments

Baidu Visualization Map Tracks Chinese New Year Migration

baidumigrationmap Jan 29, 2014 - Leveraging Baidu LBS open platform data, China's leading search provider tracks what is said to be the largest annual mammalian migration on Earth. Comments

Apple Breaks iOS Device Sales Records, but Fails to Wow Investors

silver-apple-logo-apple-picture Jan 28, 2014 - Apple broke its previous quarterly records of iPhone and iPad sales during the recently closed quarter, but made no gains in net income. Comments

Brands Join the Experimental Journey on Jelly

jelly app logo Jan 16, 2014 - How a question-answer service with photographs could serve a brand’s marketing objective is a query that Jelly and its users will answer as the platform grows. Comments

Localization Does Not Stand Alone in Marketing

map-pin-london Jan 16, 2014 - Localization needs a strategy, a framework and other key elements like consideration of consumer behavior, relevance, and personalization, in order to get the job done. Comments

FTC to Apple (and Mobile Community): Be Transparent

silver-apple-logo-apple-picture Jan 15, 2014 - Apple reached a settlement with the FTC today over a loophole that has allowed children to purchase unlimited virtual items in the Apple Store without parents' permission. The company will refund a minimum of $32.5 million to its consumers. Comments

Facebook Expected to Take on FlipBoard With “Paper” Soon – Maybe

skitch-iphoto Jan 15, 2014 - Facebook is reported to be bracing for its next service launch: Paper, a reader for mobile devices, directly competing with Flipboard. Comments

A Mobile Video Mission Statement: Enabling Scale, Ease & Consistency

Lenovo K800 Intel Atom smartphone video Jan 15, 2014 - Having a sense of what's going on under the hood with mobile video will help the creative community build better ads faster and with less frustration. Comments

Two Trends to Watch in China: M-Commerce and Showrooming [Video]

chinamobile Jan 14, 2014 - Recent developments with Alibaba and JD.com could signal accelerated growth for mobile commerce in China. Comments

Toyota Speaks to Consumers With Voice Activated Mobile Ads

toyota-millennial-nuance Jan 14, 2014 - The ads allow consumers to learn more about apps available in Toyota’s Entune system -- which also uses voice-activated technology -- by speaking their selections. Comments

Havas Media APAC: Mobile Marketing to Accelerate Growth in 2014 [Video]

gautamdutt Jan 13, 2014 - Havas Media digital exec weighs in on mobile, RTB, and social media trends to note in 2014. Comments

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