Mobile marketing works but it’s often underestimated

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Consumers love and respond to the channel, but are under the impression that they don’t. The use of mobile marketing is picking up at a tremendous rate and consumers are highly enthusiastic and responsive to many of its various forms, driving mcommerce and offline shopping overall, but they are also under the impression that they don’t like it. Research has shown that smartphone and tablet users can’t get enough of this channel. The latest AdReaction report has just been released by the Dynamic Logic and Firefly units of Millward Brown.…

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Mobile marketing techniques are starting to be identified for more steady success

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Companies and brands are starting to learn the ropes regarding what works and how. Though very few have suggested that mcommerce is already an important channel and that mobile marketing is becoming vital to the success of any business, it isn’t until quite recently that the right strategies have started to become identified to allow efforts in this environment to be successful with some consistency. Almost ten percent of money spent online is now coming from a smartphone or tablet device. Considering the size of that contribution, companies who are…

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QR codes help mobile marketers to achieve a highly desirable goal

QR Codes used in mobile marketing campaigns

Feeding instant gratification is a need for any marketing strategy, and barcodes suit that perfectly. If there’s one thing that mobile marketers know about consumers, it’s that instant gratification is always a win, and it is now being discovered that QR codes are helping to meet that need. These barcodes come with a promise that something appealing will occur right away. This is the concept of instant gratification and it is one of the most effective forms of mobile marketing that can be achieved. It can be extremely useful when…

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QR codes are being scanned 96 percent more this year

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The mobile barcodes have taken off among European smartphone owners. A new comScore report has shown that the number of smartphone users in Europe who have scanned QR codes has increased by 96 percent over the same three month period (ending July 2012) in 2011. The research examined the impact and activity of mcommerce overall in the continent. It included the usage of QR codes in the five largest markets in Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Italy). What it discovered was that three out of every four…

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Mobile marketing campaign from Starbucks loved by consumers

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Smartphone users were drawn into locations across the country to earn their e-gifts. Starbucks brought in a new 12 Star Dash mobile marketing promotion that used points incentives to encourage coffee drinkers to download and use its app in order to earn e-gifts. The promotion was highly popular and ran from August 27 right through September 9. Throughout the promotion, Starbucks customers entered into a race to attempt to ear twelve stars within the designated promotion period. When enough stars were accumulated, they received a $5 digital gift. In order…

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QR codes are a natural complement to mcommerce coupons

Mobile Coupons with QR Codes

Discount programs are highly effective when used in conjunction with quick response barcodes. Though the actual use of coupons isn’t anything new, and even QR codes are reaching the point that they’ve been around long enough to be a part of mainstream mcommerce, what is only just being discovered is how well these two techniques work together. Consumers clearly enjoy receiving offers for discounts, and smartphones only add convenience. Coupons are an opportunity that both merchants and consumers can enjoy and that brings them both benefits. Consumers are able to…

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Nellymoser implements massive mobile marketing campaign using many technologies

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Strategies use QR codes, NFC, digital watermarks, and augmented reality in Q1 2012. Massachusetts- based Nellymoser, a technology and marketing company, has cemented its position as leader in the mobile-activated print sector by producing a number of high-profile campaigns within the first three months of the year. Beyond its popular QR code campaigns, it has also used many other techniques for groundbreaking use of mobile technology in publications such as Brides Magazine, Sports Illustrated NCAA Basketball Tournament Preview Issue, and Wired Magazine. Some of the highlights from the various Nellymoser…

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Best Buy uses mobile marketing to sell big-ticket products

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Best Buy is using a targeted and location based mobile marketing campaign for big-ticket item sales. Electronics store chain, Best Buy, has announced that it will be using a mobile marketing campaign that will encourage the sale of large items such as a $1,900 television from Samsung, as a part of a targeted campaign. The electronics retailer is running a broad mobile advertising campaign within the iPhone Pandora app. It is targeting consumers with relevant offers through the use of location-based technology, in order to drive the sales in-store. According…

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How retailers are taking their first steps into the mobile commerce world

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When new technology comes into common use, it isn’t always obvious how it should best be used, and mobile commerce is no exception, but retailers – both online and in actual physical space – have been making their first attempts at using smartphones and tablets to their best advantage, each in their own ways. Retailers weren’t typically a part of the first wave of commerce. There were a few trailblazers, but other than that, mobile devices weren’t at all a part of their strategies, especially among those who weren’t online…

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Mobile consumers receive free food through new Chili’s social campaign

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Mobile marketing campaign designed to bring in the crowds. Chili’s Grill & Bar has announced that it is providing mobile consumers with free food when they check-in to participating locations using their mobile devices. The restaurant chain is using popular social networks such as Facebook Places and Foursquare to help to boost this interactive campaign. Diners who use their smartphones to check-in to the various Chili’s locations from now through the end of may will be offered a free appetizer. The fast casual chain of restaurants is currently present in…

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Google offers a year of free mobile hosting and site customization

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Free mobile site from Google Google has announced that it is going to make a massive effort to help bring more sites to the mobile web, and that for a year, it is willing to pay the bill in order to accomplish that goal. The search engine giant is working with Duda Mobile, a mobile web optimization startup, to offer 12 months of free mobile site hosting and mobile website optimizing to help to fill in and boost the results available from mobile browsers and to make the internet friendlier…

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