Mobile marketing will be critical to insurance agencies in 2014

Small Business insurance Mobile Marketing

Consumers are choosing smartphones and tablets on a rapidly increasing basis when shopping for coverage. Retailers have already been recognizing the importance of mobile marketing as a vital way to reach and interact with consumers in an engaging way, and it is becoming increasingly important that the insurance industry comes to the same understanding. In order for an insurance agency to be successful mobile devices will need to make their way into the mix. The latest data is showing that for 2014, it will be more important than ever for…

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How to get started in mobile marketing

Mobile marketing has reached the point of explosion, and it is now perfectly clear to most marketers and businesses that taking part in it and using its techniques is no longer an option. It’s a necessity. What isn’t quite as obvious is how to get started and how a marketer should guide a business into the channel for the first time. What are those critical first steps that should be taken from having absolutely no mobile presence, to easing in the door and then taking off for the best successes?…

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Mobile marketing brought $139 million into the American economy last year

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The MMA has released its latest data regarding the contribution of smartphone and tablet ads in the U.S. The most recent statistics from the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), has shown that the solid and quickly growing smartphone advertising ecosystem brought a massive incremental output of $139 billion into the American economy last year. This is a considerable increase over the sales that were reported by the MMA only two years before. The MMA reported that the results from 2012 were a “significant surge” over 2010, when the net sales had…

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

Mobile-Commerce

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

Mobile Marketing Campaign for Chillis

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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Eco friendly SMS for mobile marketers

Green advertising

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 destroyed and pollution that is caused by the logging, production, and transportation of…

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Mobile users watch large amounts of video

Mobile commerce

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 their research. He explained that while they naturally knew “that consumers were…

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Proxama and Hot Source team to push mobile marketing forward

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News on mobile marketing… As NFC technology grows more popular around the world, companies specializing in the technology and mobile marketing are coming together to ensure their place in an expanding industry. Proxama, a developer of NFC technology and mobile marketing firm, has announced its partnership with Hot Source, a digital marketing company based in the United Kingdom. Together, the companies will work to expand the reach of mobile marketing through the use of NFC tags and a new mobile marketing platform that was unveiled at the Near Field Norwich event…

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Google makes new fee-splitting offer to carriers to increase adoption of Google Wallet

Google Mobile Commerce News

Though Google Wallet found its start last year to launch that company’s entry into the mobile payments sphere, the service has failed to take off as expected, due to the large amount of competition and its reliance on NFC technology, which remains limited among handsets. In order to overcome some of the struggles presented by those hurdles, reports are indicating that Google has been considering making cost sharing offers to carriers such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless, to entice them to adopt the technology so that Google Wallet will increase…

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

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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 produced by the top online advertising management platform for agencies and advertisers, Marin Software,…

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Studies show consumers are using their smartphones to become educated shoppers

Mobile Shopping Trends

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 of tablet users have watched a product video on the screen of their device.…

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