Mobile ads from Google Canada designed to avoid being “creepy” in 2015

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As Canadians spend more of their online time on smartphones and tablets, the company wants to be “appropriate”. Google Canada expects that consumers across that country will continue to grow their obsession with smartphones and tablets throughout 2015, and in response to this, they are hoping to be able to improve the appropriateness of their mobile ads. The company feels that it has learned a great deal about the channel over the last few years and is ready for the next step. According to the Google Canada managing director, Sam…

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Mobile marketing mistakes underscored by report by Forrester

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Although most would agree that smartphones are a vital advertising channel, but the techniques have not yet been mastered. When it comes to mobile marketing, marketing firms have been facing a continuing struggle in being able to define their objectives as well as in being able to manage their performances, says a recent report that was released by CIO.com. In that report, it suggests that CMOs and CIOs must work to change the direction that this channel has taken so far. The data that was released in the report showed…

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Mobile marketing achievements made by Office Depot

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The company has revealed that it has experienced considerable success from its campaigns in this channel. The head of mobile business strategy at Office Depot, Gabriel Cabrera, recently gave a keynote speech in which the success of the company’s mobile marketing strategy was underscored. Smartphones and tablets represented nearly a quarter (24 percent) of Cyber Monday traffic. Cabrera explained that mobile marketing made it possible for the company to be able to provide the “highly personalized experience” that consumers have come to expect. He added that “No longer generic banners,…

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Mobile marketing study shows opt-in retail SMS growing

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Consumers are growing increasingly interested in learning more about products and deals over text. The results of a study performed in the United Kingdom have just been released and have revealed that consumers are increasing their interest level in receiving text messages from their favorite brands and companies and are opting-in to these mobile marketing programs very quickly. In fact, the growth in this trend is occurring at a much faster pace than has previously been seen. The research was conducted by Textlocal, a phone messaging solutions provider in the…

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Mobile marketing campaign started by Colgate-Palmolive

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The company is using SMS to help Americans to learn more about oral health and proper care. Colgate-Palmolive has just announced that it has entered into a new mobile marketing partnership with the Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) in order to launch the toothpaste and oral health product company’s “Oral Health Month” campaign, this year. This campaign will be geared toward providing Hispanic Americans with more information. Starting today and running for the length of July, this mobile marketing campaign will be used to help families with a Hispanic American background…

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Mobile marketing is becoming more popular at school campus bookstores

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This could prove to be highly effective as the primary market for this technique is typically youth. As youth have always been the primary market for the majority of mobile marketing campaigns, it makes sense that college bookstores are planning to implement the technique in order to ramp up their business, particularly during the down seasons. The channel is going to be used to drive business year round instead of solely during the peak seasons. The Follet Higher Education Group, a college bookstore operator, has just announced its intentions to…

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Mobile marketing success relies on message customization

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Consumers need to have personalization if they are going to respond in the desired way. New research is now showing that in order for mobile marketing to be successful, the messages that are sent from brands and companies to consumers and customers must be customized. The study indicated that is a vital approach to communicating with consumers is personalization. The research was performed by Infinite Convergence Solutions, a mobility solutions provider. Based on what they discovered, they stated that almost half of the smartphone owning participants in the study who…

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Mobile marketing survey reveals some strategy keys

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The results of the research that was performed by Siteworx provided considerable insight. Mobile marketing is still relatively new and those in the industry are still tinkering around with its techniques to try to determine what is successful, and which efforts are best left out of a campaign. New research has just been completed that has identified some of the right efforts to take over this channel. The Siteworx survey has also pointed out a number of mobile marketing techniques that should be left to advertising over other channels, instead…

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Mobile marketing guide issues strict cautions regarding the use of text

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The recommendation is that retailers stick to certain important rules when using SMS. Although mobile marketing through text messages is still considered to be effective, according to a new guide, retailers should move forward with caution or it could sabotage the entire technique. Consumers pay close attention to what they receive over their smartphones and tablets, so relevance is key. This is the case with mobile marketing far more than in other channels. For instance, television commercials are often ignored or skipped, and banner ads are barely even noticed by…

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Mobile marketing pros learning from Chok! Chok! Chok! ad

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The Coca Cola ad in Hong Kong which aired on television in late 2011, created a massive phenomenon. Mobile marketing is now reaching the point that it has been around long enough that experts are starting to observe trends and are beginning to identify some of the commonalities among the successful campaigns. The truly explosive strategies such as Coca Cola’s Chok! Chok! Chok! in Hong Kong do have things in common. In the case of that ad, the soft drink giant aired an ad at 10 pm every night that…

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Mobile marketing study shows college students are unimpressed

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Research has shown that these consumers are “irked” with the ads that they have been receiving. Ball State University has released a report that has shown that consumers attending college are making the switch from regular cell phones to smartphones at a very rapid rate, making them prime mobile marketing targets. However, this doesn’t mean that the ads that they have been receiving are doing the trick. Throughout the last three years, the change to smartphones has truly picked up speed. That said, these same students are expressing increasing antipathy…

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