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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

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

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

Studies show consumers are using their smartphones to become educated shoppers

Studies show consumers are using their smartphones to become educated shoppers

A pair of studies are showing that now, more than ever, consumers are using their mobile devices to educate themselves regarding the details and prices of products before they make a purchase. Invodo, an e-tailing group, has released a report entitled “Deliver superior shopping experiences via video: consumer insights and retail execution”, based on their research, which has indicated that within the three months prior to being surveyed, 49 percent of smartphone users, and 61 percent … Read entire article »

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

Research shows only one in ten consumers have received a mobile discount coupon

Research shows only one in ten consumers have received a mobile discount coupon

The Mercator Advisory Group has released a report called “The Mobile Incentives: The Next Step in Device-Based Transactions”, which indicated that the marketplace is ready for mobile incentives to begin being distributed, but that as of yet the demand for them remains greatly unmet. The results of the study showed that only 10 percent of mobile phone users had ever received a discount coupon from a merchant, even though 55 percent of them had expressed an … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Near Field Communications

The number of mobile gamers in the United States has broken the 100 million mark

The number of mobile gamers in the United States has broken the 100 million mark

Newzoo, an international market research firm, has released a new report that is drawing attention to the rapidly growing popularity of gaming over mobile devices. It was entitled “Mobile Games Trend Report”, and it showed that the number of people in the United States who use their smartphone, tablet computer, or iPod Touch mobile devices for playing video games is now greater than 100 million. What Newzoo found was that among the American gamers who played on … Read entire article »

Filed under: Entertainment Industry, Featured News, Mobile Commerce, United States

Fiksu data shows price of mobile marketing down and download of apps even out

Fiksu data shows price of mobile marketing down and download of apps even out

Fiksu, Inc., the first mobile ecosystem-wide app user acquisition platform in the industry, has reported that in February 2012, there was an evening out of the downloading of mobile apps, after the post-holiday boom in January which broke all previous records. The company’s data also showed that the price of acquiring new loyal app users experienced only a marginal increase during that month. The Fiksu App Store Competitive Index showed that there was a decrease in the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing

Postal Regulatory Commission gives approval to 2012 mobile commerce and personalization price adjustment by Postal Service

Postal Regulatory Commission gives approval to 2012 mobile commerce and personalization price adjustment by Postal Service

The Postal Regulatory Commission has given the Postal Service approval for a price adjustment that will include a 2012 Mobile Commerce and Personalization promotion, which will allow registrations to start on May 1, and that will run from July through August. The goal of this promotion is to grow from the successes that were seen in the 2011 Mobile Barcode promotion. Though last year’s efforts saw successes in spreading the word about how mobile devices could … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, QR Codes

Captain Morgan releases new free Captain’s Conquest mobile social game

Captain Morgan releases new free Captain’s Conquest mobile social game

Captain Morgan, the maker of the Original Spiced Rum, has announced the release of a cutting edge new social game for mobile called “Captain’s Conquest”, that provides its players with rewards for adventure, exploration, and social influence in real life. It is a free download – from both the Apple App Store and the Android Market – that functions by turning the cities in which mobile device users live into an open sea map that encourages … Read entire article »

Filed under: Entertainment Industry, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Social Media Marketing