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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Spammers take aim at mobile phone users

Mobile Commerce

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 estimated 2.2 billion spam texts. Though the problem has not yet grown to…

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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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Google offers a year of free mobile hosting and site customization

Google

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

QR Code Scanning

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 the codes, consumers have shown little to no interest in using them. In London,…

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

Mobile-Commerce

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 they took the largest market share that they have seen since they partnered. In…

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Something Massive acquires Circ.us, claims title as first post-PC advertiser

Mobile-Commerce

Something Massive, a digital advertising agency, has announced the acquisition of Circ.us, a creative communications firm with a knack for augmented reality. Something Massive believes that the acquisition will make it stand out in the increasing crowded digital advertising business. The company is now billing itself as the “first post-PC advertising agency,” claiming that it is no longer bound to computers because of the advent of sophisticated mobile technology. As such, the firm will be focusing on creating digital content and marketing campaigns that can be viewed on just about…

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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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