The continuing importance of location to mobile commerce and marketing

Geotargeting

According to the latest Mind Commerce Publishing report, entitled “Mobile Location Commerce 2012-2017”, mobile commerce is predicted to achieve a 39 percent compound growth rate from now through until the completion of 2017, as a result of the omnipresence of smartphones and tablet computers. Location-based commerce is forecasted to be one of the primary initiatives that will exist among the mobile environment within the next three years. In fact, location-based services were a key element of the report, and are expected to have an important impact on boosting sales. Geolocation…

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Wal-Mart uses @WalmartLabs to try to boost sales online

Walmart Mobile Site

Wal-Mart has been making a notable effort toward the development and enhancement of its online shopping platform, and – according to reports – this includes a massive hiring effort to bring developers into its team for @WalmartLabs to help with its expansion. The largest retailer in the world is now trying to use social media to boost its sales both online and in its stores. It has recently started working with Facebook, and has purchased the social media company, Kosmix. Wal-Mart is in competition with other large retailers such as…

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Could Google+ ever become as influential as Facebook?

Social Media Marketing

Social networks are the hot thing and dozens of them have appeared online, each attempting to take some of the market share that has already been claimed by Facebook, Twitter, Linked in and, mostly formerly, MySpace. This has lead to a significant debate over whether Google+ will ever have the type of influence that those other established social networks have held, or if it will simply become one of a tremendous number of copycats and failures that were forgotten before they were known. If it does have a chance of…

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Study shows that digital marketers are unsatisfied with currently available tools

Social Media Marketing

According to a survey held by Web Liquid, a digital marketing agency based in New York, digital marketers are recognizing the value of social media monitoring, but are not fully satisfied with the tools available to get the job done. Social media marketing is already known to be highly important, with 74 percent of marketers making an effort to track online conversations held by consumers regarding their brands. The survey included the participation of 237 marketers at the senior level, among whom 95 percent believed that consumer conversations online over…

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Marketing Trends Turn to Social Media as a Critical Tool

Social commerce Media Marketing

Social media’s presence throughout the personal and professional online world has allowed it to rapidly become a foundation tool for marketing campaigns among companies ranging from independent entrepreneurs and small businesses to large multinational corporations. This is the result of the popularity and ever-present nature of social media, as well as the fact that among users of these platforms – such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn – 75 percent have viewed or connected their profiles with company pages, and 69 percent follow status updates and blogs. The methods of social…

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Get social media marketing down pat

Social Media Marketing

A study that surveyed 25 of the top leading retailers in the UK discovered some common mistakes being made when it came to marketing and interacting through social communities. Bad social media can hurt your company, just as good social media can help it. If you aren’t familiar with social media, you should visit a few sites and do some research to see how it works. Social audiences are smart and savvy. It will take more than pushing sales at them to win their favor. Here are some commonly made…

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