Jan 2, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Guest Post: Exact Mobile Trends 2015 Will Drive Better Campaigns

Guest Post on justAd. Founded in 2009, justAd develops the leading self service advertising platform that enables advertisers to create highly engaging rich media ad campaigns for mobile and tablet devices, without the need for custom coding, server-certification nor testing.

After a somewhat awkward adolescence, mobile marketing is maturing as it heads into 2015. With $31.45 billion spent in 2014, and even more predicted for next year, the significant growth of mobile marketing has proven that the mobile channel represents the future of the industry.

Mobile apps are a big contributor to this growth. Today, there is an app for everything, and with new apps appearing daily, it’s estimated that by 2017, there will be 4 billion app users, worldwide. Apps are clearly playing a major part in shaping the future of mobile marketing, but what other mobile innovations are proving popular with consumers as we move into the New Year?

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Nov 24, 2014 8:08:00 AM

3 Critical Ways To Avoid Mobile Advertising Mistakes

Mobile phones are an integral part of our culture, and while a growing number of advertisers are recognizing mobile as a powerful gateway to direct contact with a large proportion of the public, many mobile  advertising campaigns are being executed ineffectively, leading to disappointing campaign results.

While we all make mistakes here and there, a major mobile faux pas can leave quite an unfavorable impression of your brand with customers.

Here are 3 common mistakesmarketers have made with their mobile advertising campaigns and how you can avoid them.

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Nov 5, 2014 8:00:00 AM

The Importance Of Creative Mobile Advertising

We have been told that this is the year for mobile for at least five years now. But the ubiquity of 3G, the advent of 4G, along with an increase in smartphoneusage (around two thirds of Americans now have smart phones), suggest that the next few years really are all about mobile advertising.

The shift toward mobile is affecting how we spend our free time. In 2013, Americans spent an average of 34 hours per month using mobile apps and browsers; that's more time than they spent online with their PCs, which chewed up 27 hours. Social networking use is also declining on the desktop, while it's surging in mobile.

The critical thing for marketersduring this shift isn’t about diverting ad budgets to mobile, but about integrating mobile creatively into the bigger marketing picture. The importance of mobile advertising is here to stay.

Getting creative

In 2010, Steve Jobs claimed that “mobile ads suck.” According to Jobs, they needed to be more creatively appealing and engaging to be effective.

In this blog, we look at mobile ads today - do they still suck, or has creativity in mobile advertising caught up with demand? If this selection of mobile adsis anything to go by, Jobs may well have changed his tune.

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Sep 12, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Geomarketing With Google

Mobile marketing has become a highly targeted environment in today’s interconnected world. What started as simple text messages to customers offering money-off coupons, has evolved into apersonalized, real-time content delivery system. 

As mobile phones become a more essential part of people’s daily lives, it is important for businesses to look at ways of delivering more effective and targeted mobile marketing. This is where geomarketing comes in.

What is geomarketing?

GeoMarketing (or location based marketing) uses geographic information to gain a better understanding of how people in a certain area act or spend their money. This method of marketing creates maps all around the world and within each map there is information specific to how consumers act in that that area.

While geomarketing’s definition is the association of data and maps in the traditional sense, the emergence of social media, mobile marketing and new technologies also make it an extremely powerful marketing tool in the digital arena.

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