IBM analytics forecast hot holiday shopping season over mobile devices

Mobile Shopping

IBM has used its extensive resources for analytics to determine that the 2011 holiday shopping season will boom with more use of mobile devices to make purchases over retail sites than ever before. The company has forecasted that throughout the heat of the November holiday shopping season, a never before seen 15 percent of Americans will be using a mobile device to visit a retailer’s website. These findings were based on IBM’s use of cloud analytics from its range of analytics solutions. The IBM Coremetrics Benchmark data indicated that there…

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Data’s potential can now begin to be harnessed by mobile marketers


Mobile marketers have been testing various methods of communication with consumers by way of their mobile devices, and the time has come for those marketers to take their offerings to the next step by taking advantage of what their mobile lists and data truly have to offer. Consumers have been highly responsive to the marketing they have received by way of their smartphones and tablets and have been opting in to various mobile lists by the thousands, if not millions. The one demand that they are now making is that…

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How businesses are stepping into the world of mobile search advertising

Example of Mobile Ad

This year is already the best so far for mobile, as consumers spend more time on apps for mobile than on the web for the first time, and as mobile devices begin to step up to the number of laptop and PC sales. However, according to eMarketer, in the United States this year, mobile advertising is expected to reach only $1.1 billion, and mobile search will make up only $295.1 million of that. When compared to the $31.3 billion that American companies are spending on online marketing, and that $14.4…

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New augmented reality app seeks to dethrone QR codes in mobile marketing

Blippar augmented reality Mobile App

QR codes have become the titan of the mobile marketing world. The codes have proven the simplicity of reaching a varied audience of consumers in the digital age. The rise of the mobile marketing industry owes much of its success to the codes and many advertisers are sure that the codes will be around for many years to come. However, a new mobile application seeks to dethrone the blocky barcode. To accomplish this ambitious feat, the app is making use of augmented reality technology. Augmented reality is nothing new to…

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