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

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

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Trends, United States

Spammers take aim at mobile phone users

Spammers take aim at mobile phone users

Spamming techniques under a watchful eye. Text messages have become the latest target for marketers who use spamming techniques to reach a broad audience in a similar way to that which has already been filling email junk folders for many years. According to Ferris Research, in 2011, it is estimated that American consumers received approximately 4.5 billion texts with spam ads. This was more than twice the number that was received in 2009, when there were an … Read entire article »

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Google offers a year of free mobile hosting and site customization

Google offers a year of free mobile hosting and site customization

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 … Read entire article »

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Steely Eye Digital Media shows 23% of London advertisements not mobile optimized

Steely Eye Digital Media shows 23% of London advertisements not mobile optimized

QR Code scanning stats in London QR codes are becoming a common sight throughout the London transportation system. The codes often accompany large advertisements. The codes adorn billboards as well as posters found in the subway network and have been relatively successful among tech-savvy consumers. It has been difficult for marketers to encourage consumers to scan QR codes with their mobile devices lately. While there seems to be no shortage of smart phones capable of scanning … Read entire article »

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Eco friendly SMS for mobile marketers

Eco friendly SMS for mobile marketers

Green advertising The world is starting to come to understand that changes – and large ones – are more important than had previously been assumed in order to help to rescue the world from the environmental damage that has already been caused, or at least slow down the growth of the impact that we continue to have. As an element of this many companies are going paperless in order to reduce the amount of forest that is … Read entire article »

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Mobile users watch large amounts of video

Mobile users watch large amounts of video

Mobile marketing with videos is a hit According to the results of a recent survey, 31 percent of consumers as a whole have already viewed at least one product video over a smartphone screen within the last three months. Among owners of smartphones, themselves, the number of individuals who had watched a product video on their mobile device screens spiked to 49 percent. According to Craig Wax, the CEO of Invodo, they were surprised by the results of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Tablet Commerce, Trends, United States

As Yahoo! and Bing make a comeback, so does mobile ad momentum in 2012’s first quarter

As Yahoo! and Bing make a comeback, so does mobile ad momentum in 2012’s first quarter

According to the IgnitionOne quarterly release, the 2012 first quarter has continued to generate solid year-over-year increases in search advertising, following a record last quarter in 2011. First quarter 2012, saw a significant search spending year over year growth, increasing by 30.3 percent, which was more than twice the spending in the first quarters of both last year and the year before. This spike has been credited to the rebirth of both Yahoo! and Bing, as … Read entire article »

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Study shows that consumers are eager for mobile coupons, but few receive them

Study shows that consumers are eager for mobile coupons, but few receive them

A recent study from the Mercator Advisory Group… an independent market research and analytic firm based in the U.S., suggests that the demand for mobile coupons is growing, but few people are getting such items. Mobile coupons are a growing trend in the world of mobile marketing and commerce. These digital coupons are often used as an incentive to encourage mobile consumers to scan a QR code or interact with an NFC-based advertisement. These coupons can be … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Featured News, Mobile Marketing, Near Field Communications, QR Codes, Trends, United States

Rapidly increasing adoption of mobile devices boosts Google’s advertising income

Rapidly increasing adoption of mobile devices boosts Google’s advertising income

A Marin Software report has indicated that advertisers this year will increase their mobile paid search budgets by more than double, and that Google’s revenue from mobile adds will grow 4 to 8 times more rapidly than its ad revenue for desktop computers. The fast adoption of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets is clearly altering the way consumers are using search engines, and this has caught the attention of advertisers. The report, which was … Read entire article »

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