Three ways to prepare and flourish in a mobile world.
It seems every year there is a proclamation that this will be the year for mobile marketing. Well, it's just not that simple. The fact is, mobile usage is growing steadily each and every year, accounting for a larger and larger percentage of how we communicate with others, interact with brands and marketing, and shop and purchase products and services. This steady growth is best represented in the studies that look at the compound annual growth rates across various metrics such as data usage, advertising, payments, and more. The truth is this is the decade for mobile as we make the steady transition from our desktops and laptops to spending the majority of our time on our smartphones and tablets. Don't believe it? Take a look at the facts:
So as marketers, what will it take to protect our customer relationships and, more importantly, flourish in a mobile world?
While we are still in the early stages of the decade of mobile madness, it's time to get focused - think about the mobile experience, collect, cookie, connect, and look to forge the critical partnerships and investments in technology that will properly position your brand for years to come.
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Michael Della Penna is a seasoned marketing professional with a long, proven track record of launching successful marketing, branding, and sales strategies for leading public and private companies. Most recently, Michael was the senior vice president of Emerging Channels at Responsys. His responsibilities included spearheading the overall strategic direction, partnerships, and solution offering across key emerging channels including social, mobile, and display for the company. Prior to Responsys, Michael founded SuiteDialog and Conversa Marketing, a full-service email and social CRM agency that helped brands ignite conversations and cultivate relationships with customers across the social web. Conversa Marketing, was acquired by StrongMail Systems in 2010. Before branching out on his own, Michael served as chief marketing officer for Epsilon, a leading provider of multichannel, data-driven marketing services. Michael's other key marketing leadership roles include CMO at Bigfoot Interactive, vice president of strategic development at CNET Networks, Inc., and vice president of marketing at ZDNet. Michael received a B.B.A. and an M.B.A. from Hofstra University.
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