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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Google files for patent for mobile ad sensitive to light, sound, and temperature

Google mobile ads

Google has been making several moves to prepare for the predicted spike in mobile marketing this year and to continue to deliver highly effective mobile advertising options, such as its recent patenting of mobile ads that are temperature, noise, and light sensitive. This effort has been made to help Google to better deliver its ads based on the specific environment of a smartphone user, when combined with his or her behavioral profile. Its filing was granted through US patent 8,138,930 and allows a mobile device such as a smartphone to…

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CBS Outdoor survey shows that QR codes are more popular than augmented reality and NFC advertisements in Europe

Mobile Marketing QR code

A new survey from CBS Outdoor, an advertising firm specializing in outdoor media, shows that mobile marketing is becoming more popular in Europe. The survey examines the reach of mobile technologies – specifically QR codes, augmented reality and NFC technology. These technologies have become very popular in the world of marketing because of the ability to connect with mobile consumers. Amongst marketers, QR codes were once the favored tool before augmented reality and NFC took consumers interaction to new levels. The survey from CBS Outdoor, however, suggests that consumers do…

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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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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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ConnectMe QR releases new mobile marketing platform to broaden its customer profile

ConnectMe QR app

ConnectMe QR, a mobile marketing business, has announced the expansion of its customer profile following the launch of its new subscription service, Advanced Mobile Website Editor and QR code, which was released at the start of the year. The company’s flagship product is called the mCard, and when it was first unveiled, the attention was focused on directing consumers to the contact information and social media of subscribers. However, the Advanced Editor now allows those subscribers to provide further customization to their mCards (the mobile landing page to which the…

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

augmented reality shopping mall

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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Experts recommend that businesses not ignore Boomers’ money

Mobile Marketing

According to experts in mobile marketing, businesses are wasting their money by focusing exclusively on younger customers while building their campaigns, instead of targeting older demographics which have more money to spend. Businesses have become so attached to the idea that young people are the ones who use their mobile devices most frequently that they are entirely missing out on the most rewarding marketplace, the Baby Boomer generation, which has significant amounts of disposable cash just waiting to be spent. Managing Director Steve Downes, from Juice Digital, which is the…

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CommerceTel Corporation announces its selection as the UFC mobile tech partner

Ultimate Fighting

Award-winning proprietary mobile marketing solutions and technology provider, CommerceTel Corporation, has announced that it has been selected by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in order to provide mobile marketing strategies for device users, such as text alerts, voting, and initiatives for in-venue and in-broadcast special offers. The UFC is currently the sports organization with the most rapid growth worldwide, providing the top events for mixed martial arts (MMA) that are available to nearly one billion homes around the globe. The UFC was first broadcast on network television in November 2011,…

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JiWire study shows 21 percent of shoppers search for coupons while in a store’s location

Mobile Coupons

JiWire has released a new report that shows the results of their recent study that illustrate how important it is to retailers to provide locally relevant content to mobile users who are near or within one of their store locations. The JiWire “Mobile Audience Insights Report” showed that 80 percent of mobile users would like to see locally relevant marketing from retailers. At the same time, it also indicated that 3 out of 4 mobile users have an increased likelihood of taking an action following the receipt of a location-specific…

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