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Twitter boosts its mobile marketing efforts

Twitter boosts its mobile marketing efforts

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 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Social Media Marketing, United States

Facebook to increase advertising on site

Facebook to increase advertising on site

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 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Marketing, Social Media Marketing

Beginning a B2B strategy in mobile marketing through social optimization

Beginning a B2B strategy in mobile marketing through social optimization

Though marketers can see that there can be an opportunity waiting for them where mobile technology and social marketing meet, the majority of them have yet to determine precisely how to go about getting started. The use of mobile devices has skyrocketed and is continuing to do so. For this reason, B2B marketers are scrambling to identify the best ways to access that rapidly growing audience through the use of mobile optimized sites, display ads, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Social Media Marketing

Mobile discount coupons focus on QR code and social media compatibility

Mobile discount coupons focus on QR code and social media compatibility

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 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, QR Codes, Social Media Marketing

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

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

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 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Entertainment Industry, Fashion/Art, Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, QR Codes, Social Media Marketing

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

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

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 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Social Media Marketing, United States

The gloves come off in 2012 for Facebook and Google

The gloves come off in 2012 for Facebook and Google

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 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Trends, United States

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

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 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Trends

Jennings Social Media Marketing launches new QR code and SMS service

Jennings Social Media Marketing launches new QR code and SMS service

Jennings Social Media Marketing has announced the launch of a new service that will help clients engage mobile consumers through the use of QR codes and SMS messaging. The number of people with smart phones is growing quickly, making it more important for companies to adopt mobile marketing strategies. Jennings, along with other marketing agencies, believes that QR codes are one of the best ways to engage mobile consumers and the new service will give … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Trends, United States