The Mobile Marketing Mandate

Aug 13, 2013

Companies don’t have a choice anymore. Responsive web design and optimization for mobile are mandatory components of a successful and sustainable marketing strategy. Many companies understand that this is the direction Internet marketing is going, but some recent statistics suggest that companies should be acting with a little more urgency when it comes to mobile optimization than they have been. Of the 5 hours a day people are spending engaged on digital media, they spend 2 hours and 19 minutes online and 2 hours and 21 minutes on a mobile device.

The 5 hours (and 16 minutes, to be specific) devoted to digital media is 45 minutes more than people spend on the next most popular media format (television, at 4:31). Radio is a distant third at 1:26 and people only spend a measly 32 minutes a day on offline print.

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Tags: mobile marketing, tablets, desktop, smartphones, SEO, advertising, media, television, PCs, print, digital

A Mobile Banking Marketing Update

Mar 14, 2013

Mobile banking is still in its infancy, but researchers and analysts are already forecasting its prevalence in the not-too-distant future. Despite the optimism, some variables have banks and their customers slow to fully embrace all the possibilities of mobile banking. Still, the technology offers major upside for marketers in the financial services industry. But in order to capitalize, they first need to know the details.

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Tags: mobile marketing, tablets, mobile banking, mobile e-mail, bank marketing, mobile optimization, mobile wallets, smartphones, financial services, marketing campaign

Mobile E-mail Marketing: Why You’re Not Adapting Fast Enough

Mar 12, 2013

There was a time in the not-too-distant past when e-mail marketing was becoming the aging dinosaur of Internet marketing. Sure, businesses still used it as a marketing tool, but it was much less exciting than the ever-dynamic possibilities social media was offering up and, in many industries, it became background noise – part of the routine mix, but nothing more special than anything else. And then smartphones entered the picture, and all of the sudden e-mail didn’t wait for users to get home and fire up their computers; it tracked them down to wherever they were.

The rise of mobile e-mail

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Tags: mobile marketing, tablets, mobile e-mail, open rates, mobile optimization, smartphones, messaging, email marketing

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