Mobile marketing guide issues strict cautions regarding the use of text

Mobile Marketing

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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Spammers take aim at mobile phone users

Mobile Commerce

Spamming techniques under a watchful eye. Text messages have become the latest target for marketers who use spamming techniques to reach a broad audience in a similar way to that which has already been filling email junk folders for many years. According to Ferris Research, in 2011, it is estimated that American consumers received approximately 4.5 billion texts with spam ads. This was more than twice the number that was received in 2009, when there were an estimated 2.2 billion spam texts. Though the problem has not yet grown to…

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Eco friendly SMS for mobile marketers

Green advertising

Green advertising The world is starting to come to understand that changes – and large ones – are more important than had previously been assumed in order to help to rescue the world from the environmental damage that has already been caused, or at least slow down the growth of the impact that we continue to have. As an element of this many companies are going paperless in order to reduce the amount of forest that is destroyed and pollution that is caused by the logging, production, and transportation of…

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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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Constant Contact takes on mobile marketing to an entirely new degree

Mobile Marketing

Constant Contact has announced that it will be embracing mobile marketing to a much greater degree with a new partnership with DIDMO, the developers of the Magmito cross-platform solution for mobile app creation. Though it wasn’t too long ago that the primary focus of the teams at Constant Contact was on services that provide email marketing, the company has now widened its potential and its offerings so that it will have the opportunity to achieve much more significant growth than their customers – past and present – may have expected.…

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Facebook announces partnership with Bango for mobile payment services

social media marketing

Facebook, the largest social network in the world, has announced that an agreement has been signed between it and Bango, and analytics and mobile billing company based in the United Kingdom. The technology at Bango concentrates on an increasing consumer market of smartphone owners who use their devices to access the internet and who are using their devices more frequently for making purchases and other online transactions. The white-label products from the company are able to collect mobile payments for the purchase of online services and content, and can also…

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UK study shows only 20 percent of corporate marketers have a website that was mobile optimized

Mobile Commerce

  An mobile commerce study performed in the United Kingdom is showing that corporate marketers are finding it challenging to meet the demands of their consumers when it comes to the mobile channel. The survey was performed by a digital communications business called Episerver, and included the participation of 200 marketing execs and 1,000 consumers in order to discover their attitudes regarding mobile marketing. The survey determined that among consumers in the U.K., 57 percent own smartphones. Among those smartphone owning consumers 73 percent have used the device to browse…

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How will mobile effect the presidential campaign in 2012

US Political Mobile Media Campaign

Among the strongest elements Obama’s 2008 election campaign was the fact that it used innovative and unique new techniques that applied technology to raise funds from large corporations such as CommerceTel Corp., as well as Verizon Communications, Walt Disney, and other U.S. giants. By using these methods to their fullest for the 2012 campaign, Obama should be able to raise $1 billion this time around. This is because campaigns that embrace the potential that technology has to offer will have a notable advantage over its competition. In the last election,…

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In store scan-and-scram shopper management strategies

Mobile Marketing

Mobile is now making a solid place for itself, and retailers need to make sure that their strategies are prepared for this new kind of shopper that will use the device to gain information, who are prepared to leave a store after scanning a product’s barcode in order to find better prices online, and who will shop from the comfort of their own home without even heading out to a store’s physical location. Some of the suggestions that have been made for these retailers to make sure that they are…

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