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

Mobile gaming

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

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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 their mobile devices, 69 percent used their smartphones, while 21 percent were using…

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Linking Mobile works to bring transactional QR codes into offline marketing techniques

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Linking Mobile has announced that it is creating an affiliate cost per acquisition (CPA) model that will sell ads based on the use of transactional QR codes through offline marketing channels. The strategy has already been implemented for the first time, in the form of the printing of the barcodes onto 100,000 leaflets that promote the Accident Advice Helpline (AAH), which Double Bubble has been distributing through advertising throughout London. Instead of paying for the printing and the hand-outs up-front, AAH will instead be charged for the advertising using the…

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Sony begins global smartphone marketing campaign

Xperia sola smart phone

This week, Sony will be launching its marketing campaign worldwide in order to introduce its Xperia smartphones to consumers for the first time. The massive global campaign from Sony Mobile Communications is the start of its return into the mobile phone marketplace and underscores the connected entertainment experience with Sony that is enhanced by these new devices. The campaign itself has been entitled “Made of Imagination” and will begin on Saturday, March 24, starting with a 60 second commercial that was directed by Wes Anderson; who was nominated for an…

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QR Codes on Steroids

Onvert.com Website

What’s a QR Code? They are those rather odd looking black and white square barcode now appearing in your magazines, newspapers and on your favorite products. By scanning them with an app on your phone they can open websites. Truth is we believe the QR code is just a bit, well, boring. Why not shake it up – perhaps add 3D layers, and sound? That humble QR code can do so much more for you if it’s an onvert™ code. Onvert can do everything a QR can do plus 3D…

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Research shows marketers are struggling with today’s digital tools and massive amounts of data

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The annual BRITE conference from Columbia Business School was held on March 5, 2012, its Center on Global Brand Leadership and the New York American Marketing Association (NYAMA) revealed the findings of the first BRITE-NYAMA Marketing Measurement in Transition Study. This research involved the participation of the senior marketing execs from large corporations so that the researchers could obtain an improved understanding of the way that practices are evolving in the following categories: marketing measurement and return on investment, collection and use of data, and the way that traditional and…

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How to evaluate a mobile loyalty program

Mobile Loyalty Program Marketing

Mobile loyalty programs are becoming increasingly popular among smartphone users, and retailers, restaurant owners, and other merchants are starting to recognize the size of the potential that they hold. However, all loyalty programs are not created equal over the mobile channel, so it is important to know how to evaluate one for its efficacy. Use the following questions to help to decide whether or not a mobile loyalty program has the best chances of success: • Is the program transactional? Even though it is being used through a new technology…

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Sitomic releases print ad tracking with QR code manager

Sitomic.com has announced the launch of its QR Code Manager, which allows businesses to launch several QR code campaigns simultaneously and use them to collect visitor data from a number of different sources, making the successes of print ads much easier to track. Until now, it has been very challenging for marketers to obtain statistics from their print campaigns. However, the use of QR codes has made it far easier to measure the activity generated from those advertisements. The concept is that a unique QR code is created for every…

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U.K. town of Reading to experience QR code and NFC pilot

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QR codes and NFC technology are now involved in the first British out-of-home (OOH) advertising pilot program that is occurring on a large scale in that country, involving 13 different brands in the entire city of Reading. Kinetic, an OOH media agency, has partnered with Zappit technology provider and JCDecaux in a pilot program of the use of advertising that uses QR codes and NFC technology. They chose the Berkshire county city of Reading because it is among the most tech-savvy populations in the country. Now, the campaign has covered…

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Johnny Rockets’ launches new QR coded marketing campaign

Johnny Rockets QR Code

Restaurant chain Johnny Rockets’ has launched a new marketing campaign that uses QR codes to reach out to tech-savvy consumers. The company has some big plans for using the codes after the campaign has run its course. Johnny Rockets’ is looking to build an online customer database that will help the company distribute discounts and special promotional incentives and information. The database is to be called the Rocket e-Club and will be one of the company’s first major mobile marketing and commerce initiatives. Johnny Rockets’ QR codes are to appear…

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