5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Location-Based Marketing – vía @BNDarticles


Opportunity awaits when you’re in the right place at the right time. That’s the exact principle behind location-driven marketing.

Location-driven marketing uses a customer’s current location to send tailored mobile marketing promotions at the most opportune place and time. Its goal is to increase open rates and redemption rates, giving companies a better return on their mobile marketing investment.

Locaid, a Location-as-a-Service (LaaS) provider, recently launched Locaid Campaigns, a cloud-based location campaign management platform that offers location-driven marketing tools to help optimize a company’s mobile marketing return on investment (ROI).

Using Locaid, businesses have access to real-time, location-based marketing and consumer behavior intelligence that can help them send hyper-relevant offers, increase store traffic, analyze text message marketing and push campaigns, and more.

According to the news release, location-enabled advertising spending accounted for 8 percent of total mobile advertising expenditures in 2012. By 2017, it is expected to reach 33 percent. Yet, companies are struggling to optimize their ROI.

[Location-Based Mobile Marketing Soars]

 

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/5139-location-based-mobile-marketing.html

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Mobile Banking on the Rise – vía @B2Community


MOBILE & APPS By Abby Mitcham

Banking has gone mobile. With over half of all American adults, about 56%, sporting smart phones, banks and other financial management tools have quickly adapted their systems to be compatible, secure and easy to use on mobile devices. Many smart phone users have already made the change from traditional to mobile banking and according to Consultants at the Aite Group, the number of people banking on their phones will triple by the year 2016.

Mobile wallets are smart phones or tablets that record consumers payments and transactions. While some large banks are attempting to break into this industry, other companies like Pay-Pal, Google and Apple have already shown interest in the industry. These mobile wallets and spending apps, make it easy for consumers to keep track of spending, but have little impact on how they save.

Just as the shift from traditional to online banking, the shift from online to mobile will not come without a few bumps. Consumer demands and use patterns will inevitably steer the path of mobile banking. Some apps will float, others will sink, but efficiency and speed are certain to increase. Never before have consumers had the capability to store and manage so many financial resources in the palm of their hands.

Vía http://www.business2community.com

How to get started in mobile marketing – thnxz to @qrcodepress


Mobile marketing has reached the point of explosion, and it is now perfectly clear to most marketers and businesses that taking part in it and using its techniques is no longer an option. It’s a necessity.

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To start, business owners must recognize that failing to begin a mobile strategy right now could be suicide.

The first step to getting started is to actually begin. It’s not enough to just know that you need to mobile optimize and start reaching out to smartphone and tablet users. You need to act. Just deciding isn’t going to make it happen. Begin to find out what types of approaches are available so that you can consider their implementation.

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Business owners should find an experienced, professional mobile marketer to help to build this strategy. 

Strategy must be discussed from the ground, up, and it should address the following components:

• Mobile web – optimization of the original website or the development of a new site designed specifically for the smaller screen.
• SMS (short message service) – also known as text messaging, which can send discounts, contests, and other promotions to consumers, regardless of whether they have smartphones or feature phones.
• Mobile ads – these are typically a hard sell, but in specific circumstances can be highly beneficial.
• QR codes – two dimensional barcodes help to bring the real world and mobile world together and are exceptionally inexpensive to create, implement, and use.
• Check-in apps – last year saw a skyrocketing use of these applications among users of smartphones.

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Mobile Marketing Isn’t About Devices, It’s About Behavior – thnxz to @annabager


Vía adage.com

Marketers can’t remember this often enough: Mobile is not one screen or two screens. Or three screens (smartphone, tablet, and e-reader). Or four (ultrabook). Or five (phablet). Or six (fill in the blank with whatever connected device consumers will be flocking to next.)

Google Glass? The Apple iWatch? Mobile is a behavior. The only common thread uniting the vast and diverse mobile arena is that consumers are taking a connected device with them on the go. 

By: Anna Bager

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Some of the most forward-thinking creatives and mobile leaders have begun to answer these questions, creating campaigns and products that demonstrate “liquid creativity,” mobile creative that flows like a liquid across devices and fits flexibly into the distinct opportunities each has available. IAB is featuring these people and their accomplishments  at our June 18 session at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity entitled “Liquid Creativity: Secrets of the Mobile Superstars.”

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Responsive design often comes up as an answer to liquid creativity. This is the idea that a web server can recognize the device in which it is supposed to render content, and make adjustments for qualities like screen size. But do we trust computers to make decisions about ad content? Do marketers still want to approve each permutation of an ad? Responsive design can disrupt long-held norms of digital advertising.

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Flexibility is an pportunity. Marketers need to approach mobile not by device, but by their individual objectives. Select the ideal combination of right time, right environment and right consumer, and then incorporate whichever device or devices best serve the intention.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Anna Bager is Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence, IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau).

THE TEEN TRANSITION: ADOLESCENTS OF TODAY, ADULTS OF TOMORROW – ThnXz @Nielsen


Young adults are a crucial segment for businesses and advertisers. As the 18-24-year-old demographic expands faster than any other young age group, so does its viewing and purchasing power. Today’s 17-year-olds will play a significant role in the young adult segment of the future, which is why it’s crucial to get to know them now in order to better understand who they’ll be tomorrow.

WHO ARE TODAY’S TEENS?

Today’s teens and young adults are quite the multicultural bunch—with purchasing power to boot. In fact, the 12-17, 18-24 and 25-34 groups are almost identically multicultural, as 42 percent of each comprises Hispanics, African-Americans and Asian-Americans. This is only the tip of the iceberg—U.S. Census data shows that African-Americans, Asian-Americans and Hispanics will generate the vast majority of the U.S. population growth over the next few decades.

Teens have serious purchase potential. In 2012, 29 percent of U.S. teens lived in high-income homes ($100k+), while only 25 percent of young adults lived in households within this same income bracket. There were also more teen households with middle incomes ($30k-$100k) than those of young adults. Finally, fewer teens lived in lower-income homes ($30k) than their slightly older counterparts.

DEVICE OWNERSHIP DETERMINES VIEWING

Within teen households, smartphones and tablets are growing faster than any other device. From Q4 2011 to Q4 2012, smartphone penetration increased by 45 percent among teens, 32 percent among adults 18-24 and 22 percent among adults 25-34.

Laptop penetration increases as teens age into young adulthood, but begins to decline when young adults enter their late 20s. Laptop penetration is highest among young adults, but all three age groups (12-17, 18-24, 25-34) have increased their laptop ownership over the past year.

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Though young adults view most content on television, they are increasing their video watching
on other devices. According to Nielsen’s Fourth-Quarter 2012 Cross-Platform Report, all
consumers under the age of 34 increased their video consumption via mobile and the Internet
from Q4 2011 to Q4 2012.

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While everyone under 34 is spending less time in front of the TV, viewing preferences aren’t
consistent across the 12-17, 18-24 and 25-34 year old groups. For example, teens like to
watch on mobile more than anyone else. In fact, they watched 18 percent more video on their
mobile phones than persons 18-24 and 46 percent more than persons 25-34, in Q4 2012.
While teens are watching more content on mobile devices, they watch less video online than
young adults. In fact, persons 18-24 spent almost 3 times more time watching video on the
Internet than teens 12-17 in Q4 2012.
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Welcome to the Future of Advertising Insight Center // Thnx HBR Blog Network // @HarvardBiz



This HBR Insight Center on the future of advertising
 will explore the transformation. We’ll dig into the technologies that are reinventing how companies connect with customers, and look at how big data and new analytic tools are allowing advertisers to fine tune and microtarget their messaging in real time. Our bloggers will also examine the new breed of consumer that, increasingly, rejects interruptive messages and demands that advertising present itself only when invited — and then only if the message offers value. And we’ll look at consumers’ growing involvement in advertising, both as arbiters and creative collaborators. This exploration happens in tandem with our spotlight on advertising in the March issue of HBR.

by Gardiner Morse | blogs.hbr.org
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IAB and MMA Release: Download the Mobile Phone Creative Guidelines


IAB and MMA Release “Mobile Phone Creative Guidelines”

With the rapid evolution of the mobile marketplace, there is a demand for standards and guidelines to unify the advertising industry. To expand on current industry accepted ad units,the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) released “Mobile Phone Creative Guidelines” for public comment, simplifying the development of ad units across the industry.

The guidelines provide additional directives necessary to empower creative shops and publishers to use mobile for more dynamic, rich consumer experiences. Additionally, it also aligns across the IAB’s “Display Advertising Guidelines.”

The “Mobile Phone Creative Guidelines” incorporates input from marketing and media authorities to establish detailed specifications for mobile phone ad units. The guidelines address smartphone and feature phone devices and are relevant for both mobile web and in-app inventory. Additionally, they include ad specifications for both basic and rich media units.

Balancing the requirements of both the marketer and the consumer experience, the guidelines address varying factors such as different data connections (WIFI, 3G, 4G, etc.), carrier plans, Z-Index range and even the impact of the reduced processing power inherent in mobile device for file load size and web display.

Critical elements in the “Mobile Phone Creative Guidelines” include:
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