Mobile marketing will have created 1.4 million jobs by 2015

Mobile Marketing jobs and employment

The results of a new study are showing that this will be an area of considerable employment growth. The results of a new mobile marketing study have shown that spending in this area now accounts for $139 billion and that by the year 2015, this will rise to reach an estimated $400 billion. The result will be considerable in employment, as well, as it will require the work of 1.4 million people. As consumers continue to use their smartphones and tablets on an increasing basis in order to complete their…

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Mobile marketing industry will have 1.4 million employees in two years

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The MMA has released the results of a new study that it has commissioned projecting employment in the sector. The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), a trade organization, has commissioned a study that has now forecasted that the industry will be adding nearly a million jobs and will add $400 billion incremental output in the American economy by the close of 2015. These findings could help to encourage marketers to spend more on smartphone and tablet ads. That said, the mobile marketing study is an element of the MMA effort to…

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Mobile marketing to undergo considerable growth

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Indonesian marketplace is primed for an explosion in this sector over the next few years. According to a mobile marketing study conducted by global market strategy consultants Roland Berger, the sector in Indonesia is right on the edge of an explosion which will more than double its size by 2016, making it a critical channel for connecting with consumers. The research suggested that the country has one of the fastest rates of I.T. growth in the developing world. The report that was released on the study showed that Indonesia currently…

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Sprint conference to highlight capabilities of NFC technology

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NFC technology playing a large role in evolution of mobile business Telecommunications giant Sprint is slated to host its 12th annual Open Solutions Conference at the end of this month in San Jose, California. The event is known for hosting various presentations concerning the telecommunications ecosystem around the world. This year, however, those attending the event will not just be hearing from industry experts, they will also be hearing from large retail brands, advertising agencies, and venture capitalists. These groups will be touching on the changes that are coming to…

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Hipcricket mobile marketing breaks 200,000 mark in the industry

Hipcricket mobile marketing breaks 200,000

Its campaign growth, quarter over quarter, has now reached a 52 percent. Hipcricket, an industry leader in mobile marketing and a subsidiary of Augme Technologies Inc., has just announced that it has broken the 200,000 mark for its campaigns. This holds it in the top position in the industry within this central metric. By May 31, 2012, it had completed over 27,000 in that quarter alone and showed a growth of 52 percent over the campaigns from the previous quarter. Among the company’s 27,000 campaign that had been completed during…

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Mobile marketing budgets to rise in 2013

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Research has shown that nearly three quarters of marketers will be spending more next year. A new study performed by email and mobile marketing company, StrongMail, and presented by eMarketer, has shown that approximately 70 percent of marketers have the intention of boosting their budgets for smartphone and tablet advertising and promotions next year. What has yet to be shown is whether or not this additional spending is truly necessary. Though the value of mobile marketing is relatively undisputed in many industries, several experts and technology strategists are beginning to…

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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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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 marketing is undergoing an employment boom

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Thinking about a career change into mobile marketing? Now might be the time! According to WANTED Analytics – the top source for talent marketplace real-time business intelligence – since the beginning of the year, there have been more than 6,000 job postings listed online for mobile marketers in the United States alone. As both MMS and SMS have grown, as have the number of mobile game and app downloads. The use of the mobile internet has also skyrocketed. Businesses have not failed to notice this trend, and they are now…

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GMO Japan Market Intelligence shows QR codes are popular in East Asian markets

QR Code Statistics

QR code usage – still room to grow. QR code awareness is a somewhat serious issue for marketers looking to reach out to mobile consumers. The codes have been very proficient in helping establish the mobile marketing industry, but many consumers around the world are still unfamiliar with the black and white blocky patterns. Indeed, consumer awareness of the codes is believed to be quite rare outside of Japan. This may not be the case, however, according to a new survey from GMO Japan Market Intelligence, a business and market research…

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

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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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