Facebook begins testing new mobile marketing platform

Facebook mobile social media marketing

Ad program targets developers of mobile applications Since going public earlier this year, Facebook has been faced with several challenges in terms of stocks and revenue. The company is currently in need of increasing its revenue generation significantly, which means that it is beginning to focus more on its mobile strategy. The social network is beginning to focus more on its use of mobile advertisements for developers of applications. The company is currently testing a new ad program for developers, which will enable them to target a wider audience while…

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QReach to provide businesses with the means to launch QR code campaigns

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DG3 launches new platform to facilitate the use of QR codes in marketing DG3 Digital Marketing, a marketing and visual communications company based in New Jersey, has announced the release of a new mobile engagement package aimed at leverages QR codes as a way to engage consumers. The package, called QReach, is designed to expose companies to the various uses of QR codes and how they can be implemented in marketing campaigns to reach out to tech-savvy consumers. DG3 has developed the package with print communications in mind, hoping that…

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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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Effective use of QR codes lacking amongst businesses, could leave consumers with a poor taste for mobile technology

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Mobile technology has become a very important part of a consumer’s life. As such, businesses are beginning to incorporate this technology into their marketing and promotion schemes at a rapid pace. QR codes have become a popular tool in the endeavor to connect with tech-savvy consumers. Though the codes are relatively simple to use, many companies are having trouble using the codes effectively. The codes’ inherent simplicity has deceived many businesses into believing that they can create a code, stick it on an advertisement, and then forget about it. Such…

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The continuing importance of location to mobile commerce and marketing

Geotargeting

According to the latest Mind Commerce Publishing report, entitled “Mobile Location Commerce 2012-2017”, mobile commerce is predicted to achieve a 39 percent compound growth rate from now through until the completion of 2017, as a result of the omnipresence of smartphones and tablet computers. Location-based commerce is forecasted to be one of the primary initiatives that will exist among the mobile environment within the next three years. In fact, location-based services were a key element of the report, and are expected to have an important impact on boosting sales. Geolocation…

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QR Codes on Steroids

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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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How much does location matter to a mobile marketing campaign?

Geotargeting

According to electronic commerce professor Martin Spann, from Munich’s Ludwig-Maximilians University (MLU), mobile technology is offering marketers a unique new location-based opportunity that has the potential to be highly lucrative. He explained that “The smartphone is a location-based service,” and that this “means you can integrate the online world with the offline world.” Therefore, according to Spann, smartphones and tablets have done a great deal more than simply allowing a consumer to remain engaged in the virtual world while they are on the go within the real world. It also…

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

MCommerce

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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Tumblr blog shows off less-than-perfect QR code campaigns

QR Code Marketing

QR codes have become a staple in mobile marketing, but some companies using the codes for their campaigns have fared more poorly than others. Some companies have become overzealous with their use of the codes, incorporating them into campaigns before they have an adequate understanding of how they work. This has led to problems with consumers, as they are either unable or discouraged from scanning the codes. Usually, these faulty campaigns are swept beneath the proverbial rug, but a new Tumblr blog is shedding some light on the matter. WTF…

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Competitrack report shows QR codes’ rise to stardom in 2011

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Competitrack, a full service advertising tracking firm, has released a new report concerning the performance of QR codes in 2011. Last year, QR codes exploded in popularity, appealing to a multitude of companies looking to connect with consumers with smart phones and other mobile devices. Though the codes had been around for years in Asian markets, they were still very new in the West, where consumers had little experience with such technology. Competitrack’s report suggests that that unfamiliarity is rapidly evaporating. The firm analyzed some 7,300 advertisements using datamatrix barcodes,…

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