Mobile travel booking makes up 89 percent of online registrations

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Travelers love to use their smartphones to book their trips, even more than the average retail shopper. Mobile travel booking has become extremely popular, to the point that 89 percent of all online reservations come from smartphones and tablets. This figure is considerably higher than the average rate currently seen among retail shoppers. A new Travel Insights Report revealed details regarding online and mobile travel bookings. The report indicated that 60 percent of business travel registrations are completed by way of a mobile app. Moreover, 89 percent of last minute…

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Amazon unveils SmileCodes, its own version of QR codes

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The online marketplace will be using their own form of quick response codes to share offers and discounts. Amazon has announced it is rolling out its own branded form of QR codes, which it has called SmileCodes. These logo shaped quick response codes will let shoppers activate the company’s offers through a fast and easy scan. When shoppers spot the smile shaped QR codes in the real world, they can scan them to access the offer. Shoppers will be able to see the SmileCodes and their associated offers in real…

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QR code usage gets a solid boost through mobile retail

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As shoppers head to their smartphone as a part of their shopping journey, quick response codes play a growing role. QR code usage has been taking off at a time when it had been expected to die off by many people in the tech industry. Its affordability and ease of use has made it highly appealing as a part of retail mobile marketing strategies. This claim is supported by research results put forward by Juniper Research. Juniper now forecasts that the QR code usage by consumers is only going to…

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Facebook mobile ad growth drives the social network’s earnings higher

The company’s financial performance moves upward despite criticism regarding Russia’s U.S. election interference. Facebook mobile ad growth is pushing the company’s earnings upward despite the negative press the company has been receiving. The social network has received heavy criticism regarding the role it played in Russia’s interference in the American presidential election last year. The company revealed that its quarterly revenue has spiked to $10.3 billion, a massive year over year growth. Facebook’s quarterly revenue of $10.3 billion is significantly higher than it was in the same quarter in 2016,…

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Mobile ad revenues drive 24 percent Alphabet earnings jump

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Google’s parent company boosted its income to a staggering Q3 $27.8 billion from smartphone marketing’s influence. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, reported that exceptional mobile ad revenues have driven stronger than anticipated advertising sales. It has also led to greater than expected operating margins. This boosted the company’s shares as investor concerns were assuaged regarding the higher cost of mobile user acquisition. Third quarter 2017 Alphabet revenues spiked by 24 percent, bringing them to $27.8 billion. This was considerably higher than the projected quarterly revenue of $27.2 billion. Of that, $6.7…

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Mobile holiday marketing campaigns appreciated by customers but underused by retailers

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A recent survey revealed that shoppers love these campaigns but digital marketers aren’t using them enough. The results of a new survey show mobile holiday marketing campaigns are popular and welcome among consumers. However, it also revealed that digital marketers aren’t taking full advantage of this opportunity to reach their target market at this most important time of the shopping year. The survey was conducted by YouAppi, a mobile growth marketing platform for several top brands. The firm conducted a comprehensive survey and released the results this week. It involved…

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Mobile ad spending will comprise 62 percent of digital advertising totals in 5 years

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The increase in smartphone advertising will be a main driver for the entire digital marketing industry, said eMarketer. While TV continues to be the top Indian advertising platform, the rising demand for smartphones is propelling mobile ad spending upward and is predicted to continue doing so. eMarketer predicts that mobile advertising budgets will rise along with the availability of inexpensive 4G handsets and dropping data prices. Advertising over mobile channels is expected to increase by 85 percent throughout 2017, said the firm. A mobile ad spending increase of that size…

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Mobile marketing trends lead global ad spending growth

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New research has revealed that by 2019, advertisers will put more money into smartphone and tablet ads than traditional media. Mobile marketing trends are showing an extremely strong growth rate, to the point that ad spending for smartphone and mobile will soon be leading the way. This, according to a recently released forecast put out by the Zenith media measurement company. It showed that mobile ad spending will rise by $27 billion – that is, a 34 percent growth rate – this year. This suggests that this year’s mobile marketing…

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Giant QR code promotes tourism in northern China village

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In the Chinese province of Hebei, in the city of Baoding created a massive quick response code. A new Chinese tourism campaign has used 130,000 juniper trees to form a giant QR code that is viewable from the air. The quick response code was formed in a large tree field within a northern village. The trees are shaped into a QR code that is completely functional and that is meant to boost local tourism. Each of the giant QR code’s sides is about 745 feet long. The evergreen juniper trees…

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Top 3 Important Things Overlooked by New Business Owners

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Starting a new business is a lot of work and new entrepreneurs are required to keep a huge number of different concepts, ideas and steps in mind as they get started. Among all the important efforts that must be made, there are many that can easily be overlooked, despite the fact that they are quite important to that company’s success. A combination of inexperience, excitement and a rapidly evolving business ecosystem can easily cause a new business owner to miss certain vital points that would otherwise keep things going in…

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Vikings VR app drums up hype for the show’s next season

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The popular television series will be starting its fifth season on November 29 and is using virtual reality marketing. A new Vikings VR app was recently launched to provide fans with a unique experience to hold them over until the next season starts. This mobile marketing technique was expanded with participation in events such as the Fan Expo in Toronto, where Vikings branded Google Cardboard virtual reality viewer devices were distributed to attendees for free. The mobile application offers an immersive experience into the show featuring some of the hit’s…

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