Mobile marketing achievements made by Office Depot

Office depot mobile marketing

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 guide released by TapSense

mobile marketing guide

The latest version of the company’s publication is now out, providing users with guidance regarding the best techniques. The second version of the TapSense mobile marketing guide has now been released, at a time in which it is even more clear that the publication of the first version, as consumers are now spending more than half of their online time on smartphone or tablets. The conversion rates through mcommerce are also on the rise, showing that this channel has considerable potential. According to recent data from the Google Shopper Marketing…

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Mobile commerce catalog feature added by Flipboard

QR codes in Mobile commerce Magazine Ads

The company has now expanded its features for smartphone and tablet customers with an all new section. Flipboard’s social magazine app has now been broadened so that it includes an all new mobile commerce catalog section that gives shoppers and brands the chance to look at various products, check their prices, and make purchases through the right links. This app is available for both Android and Apple device using customers. This represents an important step forward into mobile commerce for the magazine as it expands its way outward into catalogs.…

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QR codes may be dethroned by SnapTags

SnapTag QR Codes

SnapTags may serve as a powerful alternative to QR codes Despite criticism regarding their appearance, QR codes remain a powerful tool in the realm of marketing. Advertisers have shown favor for QR codes because of the codes’ ability to connect with consumers in a dynamic fashion. The codes are particularly effective at catching the attention of mobile consumers, those that use their mobile devices heavily in their daily lives. For many advertisers, and consumers, QR codes still represent a visual oddity, which can often impair their performance. As such, advertisers…

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Augmented reality may be overhyped in marketing

Augmented Reality shopping mobile commerce

Volvo’s Mikael Karlsson takes aim at augmented reality Augmented reality is cropping up everywhere. Backed by enormous demand from consumers, the technology is quickly solidifying its place as a staple in the world of mobile technology, marketing, and entertainment. While this may be good news for consumers interested in augmented reality, some involved in the mobile marketing business believe that augmented reality is being set up to fail. According to Volvo mobile marketing manager Mikael Karlsson, augmented reality is receiving too much attention too quickly. Technology may be overrated for…

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Survey shows QR codes are the most popular mobile marketing tool

QR Codes used in mobile marketing campaigns

Advertisers begin adapting to changes in the mobile marketing landscape Mobile marketing is evolving at a steady pace. New mobile technologies have made it easier for advertisers to get in touch with consumers. These consumers, many of whom are tethered to mobile devices, have shown themselves to be welcoming of mobile marketing strategies. As the landscape changes, marketers are beginning to change their tactics in order to adapt. A new survey from Chief Marketer, a marketing firm that provides information services to businesses, details the changing trends in the industry.…

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Understanding mobile loyalty platforms that are transactional

Mobile marketing loyalty

There are many different types of transactional mobile loyalty platforms and, like the old punch card and plastic cards with the magnetic stripe, each of these new programs designed for mobile devices has their own benefits and drawbacks. Consider the following types of mobile loyalty platforms that are of a transactional nature: • Optical character recognition (OCR) mobile loyalty platforms To take advantage of these platforms, consumers must download a dedicated app into their smartphones and snap the image of each of their receipts. The concept behind this method is…

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How retailers are taking their first steps into the mobile commerce world

Mobile-Commerce

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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Google offers a year of free mobile hosting and site customization

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Free mobile site from Google Google has announced that it is going to make a massive effort to help bring more sites to the mobile web, and that for a year, it is willing to pay the bill in order to accomplish that goal. The search engine giant is working with Duda Mobile, a mobile web optimization startup, to offer 12 months of free mobile site hosting and mobile website optimizing to help to fill in and boost the results available from mobile browsers and to make the internet friendlier…

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Google makes new fee-splitting offer to carriers to increase adoption of Google Wallet

Google Mobile Commerce News

Though Google Wallet found its start last year to launch that company’s entry into the mobile payments sphere, the service has failed to take off as expected, due to the large amount of competition and its reliance on NFC technology, which remains limited among handsets. In order to overcome some of the struggles presented by those hurdles, reports are indicating that Google has been considering making cost sharing offers to carriers such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless, to entice them to adopt the technology so that Google Wallet will increase…

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Rapidly increasing adoption of mobile devices boosts Google’s advertising income

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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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