When I am speaking at conferences, I usually ask a question to the audience that sends people into a panic: "Who here uses six or more digital devices daily?" In many cases, people look at me like I'm insane. They panic thinking the conference moderator has booked a crazy person. And most times, only a few people raise their hands. But then I point out that without knowing it, all of us are digital slaves. We most likely have, and use on a daily basis, these devices:
A BlackBerry or smartphone
A computer of some sort
At least one TV
A digital clock
A navigation system or a projector for the office
An iPod Touch, shuffle, or an e-reading device/tablet
The room becomes silent at this point when reality sets in. I then usually name other digital devices that go beyond the six we use daily and propel us into the realm of eight to 10, including screens on exercise bikes, airplane seats, taxi cabs, and even billboards. People are shocked to realize how dependant they have become of digital devices.
After the shock wears off, it's time to get down to business, and I usually jump into my speech and everyone has a good bit of fun.
For years I have been advocating for the need to understand device usage in order to create marketing programs that cater to the experience from which the content is being digested. In basic terms, this means, make sure the reader of your content is able to see it, read it, and enjoy it.
In today's fragmented device world, taking on device optimization can be very daunting. For that reason, I have broken it down into three key types of optimizations and realizations you can be excited about:
Are you ready to capitalize on the opportunities in front of you? Start now with the three platform strategies and you will soon find yourself branching out into other areas that will truly drive results.
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Jeanniey Mullen is global executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Zinio, the world's foremost digital publishing products and services company, and home of the largest newsstand. She holds the same roles concurrently for VIVmag, the world's first exclusively digital luxury women's magazine. Renowned as a pioneer in e-mail marketing — the nascent stage of the digital marketing revolution — Mullen has employed her penchant for building active and engaged communities by architecting processes and systems for delivering exceptional customer service and relevant content across multiple media. She is widely credited for her pivotal role in ushering in a new era of digital marketing communications.
Founder and current executive director of the Email Experience Council, Jeanniey has broadened her reach to master the social, mobile, and digital publishing and advertising industries. Today, she brings this extensive experience to bear in her role as the public face of Zinio and VIVmag, defining and implementing strategies to build partnerships with publishers, brands, and consumers. These initiatives command monumental growth for both companies. She is an accomplished author with two books to her credit, as well as a regular columnist for ClickZ. Mullen is a frequent and highly sought-after speaker at digital marketing, e-tail, and publishing events around the world.
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