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Mobile Advertising Continues To Grow

Posted by Tim Nichols

Nov 22, 2016 9:00:00 AM

If you still haven't found a way to make your marketing campaign mobile-friendly, then you could be missing out on a huge amount of potential profits. Mobile marketing is unlocking powerful opportunities for marketers on a scale unlike anything we've ever seen before.

Bigger, and more powerful than any other channel for communication and engagement, mobile allows marketers to reach larger audiences in a way that is personal and instant. According to Pew research, around 68% of Americans have smartphones, while 45% have tablet computers. If that information wasn't enough to prove that mobile advertising is growing bigger than ever, how about the fact that smartphone browsing is now the most popular way to access the internet?

In simple terms, mobile devices are overtaking the digital World. That means that any marketer who isn't making use of this fact in his or her strategy could be missing out on the clear majority of selling opportunities that exist today.

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Topics: Mobile Advertising, Mobile Marketing, Mobile App, Mobile, Mobile Devices, Mobile Optimization

The Most Important Benefits of Mobile Advertising

Posted by Adam Parikh

Mar 22, 2016 9:30:00 AM

At a basic level, advertising is a form of marketing communication that promotes and spreads awareness about an entity that could be a service, product, or even an ideology. In the same vein, mobile advertising reaches out to audiences from a similar promotional perspective. However, instead of approaching your market on the streets in the form of posters, or on the Internet in the form of banner advertisements, mobile advertising takes advantage of the quickly-growing popularity associated with mobile devices.

Although some people consider mobile advertising to be a close relative to online advertising, the truth is that its ability to reach out to potential customers is much greater than you might expect. According to reports, since 2014, there are officially almost as many cell phone subscriptions as there are people in the World, and more mobile devices in the mix than human beings. In other words, it'd be ridiculous to suggest that mobile advertising couldn't offer some significant gains to your advertising opportunities.

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Topics: Mobile Advertising, Mobile, Mobile Devices

5 Reasons Why Mobile Advertising Campaigns Fail At Converting

Posted by Sarah Butera

Aug 24, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Whether you appreciate the portable revolution or not, the fact is that mobile advertising is here to stay - meaning that creating an effective and actionable strategy is more crucial than ever. According to search engine giants Google, the global penetration of smartphones reached about 25% in 2014, and the number of people browsing on their phones has continued growing ever since.

However, in spite of the fact that smartphone usage has grown, a lot of organizations and companies still struggle when it comes to applying a viable strategy for mobile advertising to their marketing campaign. Around 84% of companies who attempt to market with mobile see a significant boost in their overall sales, yet a significant number of them are still making mistakes that make their efforts either useless - or annoying. If you're struggling to see the positives of your mobile marketing campaign, the cause could come from one of the following five reasons.

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Topics: Mobile Advertising, Conversions, Mobile Marketing, Mobile App, Branded Content, Mobile, Smartphones, QR Code Campaigns, QR Codes

5 Mobile Advertising Blunders to Avoid

Posted by Tim Nichols

Aug 19, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Today, mobile advertising may be the ultimate way to ensure that you build traffic and create leads online. A few years ago, we'd never even heard of digital tablets, and a few more years before that, nobody even had a smartphone. In simple terms, absolutely everyone is new to the concept of mobile advertising - but that doesn’t mean that it's any less important. Over the past few years, companies both big and small have made a habit of falling into the same old blunders when trying to make their mobile advertising strategies work. It's no surprise that we're still working out the kinks in these early stages, but if you want to save some time and money, then you may benefit from learning where you're most likely to hit your first hurdles. Following are the five most common mobile advertising mistakes people make today - and how you can avoid them.

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Topics: Mobile Advertising, Mobile Marketing, Mobile App, Mobile, Smartphones, Mobile Video Advertising

3 Steps to Take Your Mobile Advertising Campaigns from Zero to Hero

Posted by Brendan Beckham

Jul 9, 2015 9:18:01 AM

Despite the incredibly high amount of time that consumers are spending on tablets and smartphones, mobile advertising on a whole remains mostly an underutilized and overlooked concept. This year, mobile use finally exceeded PC use in the U.S, establishing itself once and for all as a leader in digital media marketing strategy. As innovation continues to rise and the channel of mobile marketing evolves, it seems that mobile marketing will only grow bigger.

In the United States alone, there are now 163.9 million active smartphones, and mobile consumption continues to grow. If one thing is clear about business marketing efforts, it is that mobile interaction should play a significant part. Unfortunately, the thing that remains unclear to most businesses is how they can best utilize mobile advertising to ensure that they are making the right impression with their target market. For example, should you focus your mobile effort on a desktop format? Should you develop an app or try something new?

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Topics: Call To Action, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Marketing, Mobile App, Mobile, Smartphones, Cross Device Advertising

Mobile Advertising Is Exploding – 10 Ways To Get Prepared?

Posted by Eric Greener

Jun 19, 2015 9:05:00 AM

In the USA, mobile advertising spend is growing at a faster rate than any other advertising method. We shouldn’t be surprised. It’s thought that the average person spends 90 minutes a day on their phone. Now that might not sound like much, but for advertisers, it’s gold dust. Think about it – long do you look at a flyer, brochure or billboard?

That figure amounts up to 23 days a year and 3.9 years from the average person’s life. Throw in the fact that nearly two thirds of Americans have a smartphone and it’s no wonder that advertisers are focusing on our trusted handheld devices.

But do you really know how to implement an effective mobile advertising campaign? Here are 10 things to consider:

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Topics: Data Analytics, Mobile Advertising, Mobile App, Mobile, Audience Targeting, Mobile Video Advertising, In-App Advertising

4 Essential Tips To Get You Started With Mobile Advertising

Posted by Adam Parikh

Mar 11, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Good news marketers! According to a recent survey, consumers are more than just tolerant of mobile ads; they’re actually receptive to them. At the rate mobile device usage has rapidly increased worldwide, it’s clear that mobile is more than just a device – it’s a lifestyle. And with some 60% of small businesses claiming that mobile solutions are essential to their work, mobile is a strategy that you don’t want to ignore.

With mobile advertising, you can get closer to your customers than ever before, with ads that are personalized, local and timely.

If you’re ready to reap the benefits of mobile advertising, here are 4 essential tips to help you on your way:

1.    Keep It Simple 

Because mobile phones have small screens, it’s important to keep your messages as clear and concise as possible. Eliminate anything that makes buying more difficult, such as flashy graphics, drop-down menus or hard-to-find contact details - mobile customers don’t want to have to pinch and zoom. Instead, give them the information they need most — your location, hours of operation and current deals. Providing a “call now” button can also help drive traffic to your site.

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Topics: Dynamic Display Ads, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Marketing, Mobile, Smartphones, Personalization

Will Mobile Advertising Ever Rule The World?

Posted by Eric Greener

Feb 12, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Mobile ownership has now passed the point of critical mass in terms of global ownership: In the US alone, more than half of the American population now owns a smartphone. It is therefore unsurprising that mobile advertising has taken a place centerstage amid the advertising strategies of small and large businesses alike.

The driving force behind the growth of mobile advertising is the fact that it is a low cost strategy that yields high conversion rates.

New mobile-specific ad formats are being introducedevery day, enabling marketers to engage with potential customers in new and innovative ways. As native, programmatic and location-based ads continue to roll out, could mobile advertising be poised to overtake other media?

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Topics: Mobile Advertising, Mobile Marketing, iBeacons, Mobile, Smartphones, Beacons

4 Key Tips About Mobile Advertising

Posted by Tim Nichols

Jan 21, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Whether you’re involved with ecommerce or own a brick-and-mortar store, mobile advertising should be considered as part of your strategy. If not, your competition is going to have a significant upper hand. Take into consideration the growth of mobile advertising. According to a study by eMarketer, in 2010; 2.1% of digital search ad dollars were spent on mobile devices. That amount increased to 22.1% in 2013 and is expected to surpass 59% by 2017.

People now spend more time on apps than on the mobile weband advertisers are always on the lookout for ways to optimize their mobile advertising and quantify ROI.

Here are 4 key tips to help you get the most out of your mobile advertising spend and mobile advertising campaigns:

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Topics: Call To Action, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Marketing, Mobile App, Mobile, Personalization

Engaging Consumers With Creative QR Code Campaigns

Posted by Adam Parikh

Nov 12, 2014 8:03:00 AM

They have been around since the early 1990’s, but Quick Response or ‘QR codes are still an enigma to many marketers. It is only with the widespread adoption of smartphones that they have entered the mainstream and now they appear everywhere, from bus shelters to beer mats.

So what exactly are QR codes?

Invented in Japan, QR codes are like barcodes, except they can store much more data, including downloadable content. Users scan a QR code with a smartphone, which takes them to aparticular website, promotional offer, or social media page. 

Some marketers believe QR codes to be ineffective eye-sores that are mostlyignored, or if they are scanned, offer a disappointing experience for customers. But advocates firmly believe that used correctly, QR codes can be an easy and engaging way to surprise and delight consumers.

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Topics: Mobile, Smartphones, QR Code Campaigns, QR Codes

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