Twitter boosts its mobile marketing efforts

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Twitter has launched a new mobile advertising expansion in order to include promoted tweets within user timelines that are accessed by way of mobile apps. Users of the social network will start seeing the posts within their own timeline because, according to analyst Rob Enderle, Twitter must begin monetizing each one of their users, regardless of what type of device is used to access the site. He explained that “It’s critical because without the money from ads they can’t expand their services.” Android and iPhone Twitter app users have been…

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Facebook to increase advertising on site

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Facebook intends to make new advertising products available that will expose its members to a significantly higher amount of advertising. The social network company is unveiling these new products to provide marketers with additional methods of spreading their messages. This new effort will now include mobile devices, which have previously been exempt from ads on Facebook. According to the chief innovation officer at Leo Burnett Chicago, Mark Renshaw, this new advertising announcement will make Facebook “the biggest mobile marketing platform.” That organization is an element of the Publicis Groupe. Over…

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Mobile discount coupons focus on QR code and social media compatibility

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Modiv Media has announced their newest product called Modiv Social, which allows consumers to collect discount coupons from any source they’d like, and then use them or share them over social media such as Facebook. This uses a concept that is not at all new, but that has yet to be fully leveraged over the mobile channel. Email marketers have been told that their effectiveness and survival will require the use of social and mobile platform links for some time now, but it wasn’t until mobile couponing arrived that this…

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QR Pay launches next generation QR scanner for the iPhone

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QR Pay, a mobile technology company, has launched what it believes to be the next generation in QR code scanners. The mobile application is called QR Pal and was released for the iPhone and iOS mobile devices this week. The company claims that it is the most advanced barcode scanner currently available and boasts of several features that are absent from its contemporaries. QR Pal may be new to the iPhone, but it was launched for Android mobile devices last year. Since its launch, it has been used to scan…

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Glamour magazine uses QR codes in print ads to successfully achieve 512,339 scans

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Glamour magazine, from Condé Nast, has achieved a striking success through the use of QR codes printed on several of its pages, which produced 512,339 scans. This pilot program, which occurred within its September “social edition” achieved these scans among an estimated two million readers, meaning that it managed to obtain a scan from approximately 1 in every 4 readers. The editorial and marketing departments at Glamour worked together to form content that pushed the download of a mobile app called “Friends & Fans”. The editorial piece told the magazine’s…

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

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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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The gloves come off in 2012 for Facebook and Google

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In 2012, analysts are anticipating that Google will be making some significant efforts – far more critical than have been seen until now – to up the popularity of Google+ and become a serious competition for Facebook, which currently holds the leader in the social network market. Google, which holds the position of the largest internet company in the world, still has yet to come near Facebook’s top spot as the largest social network. Next year will have them battling each other head-to-head on a much more regular basis, and…

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Layar launches new app to help augmented reality become more consumer friendly

Augmented reality can be incredibly complex. So much so, that mobile applications using the technology can be fairly daunting to consumers. Layar, an AR developer based in Amsterdam, is looking to get consumers more comfortable with the technology and has launched a new app that will do just that. The new app, called Stiktu, allows consumers to get hands on experience with augmented reality content and share this content with their friends on any social network. Layar’s initial app, which shares the name of the company, continues to be wildly…

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