Mobile marketing will be critical to insurance agencies in 2014

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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

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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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