With 84 percent of consumers relying on their mobile devices while in stores to search for sale items, compare prices, find gift ideas, read product reviews or check items off their shopping lists, retailers and store owners should be responding in kind, using the power and reach of the mobile experience to connect with shoppers the moment they walk in the door.Read on →
Every advertiser should add mobile to their marketing mix – period. Mobile increases the overall performance of campaigns across all channels. In a recent study, we found that consumers who see ads in multiple channels convert 24 percent more often than those who see them in one channel.Read on →
Myth or reality? When in-store shoppers take out their smartphones, it means you’ve lost their interest.
If you answered “reality,” Google has news for you. In an article recently published in Google’s Think online newsletter, the search giant discloses the truths, based on its research, behind the top three myths surrounding mobile’s impact on brick-and-mortar retail.
Customers don’t live in silos—they move throughout their days with smartphones in hand, serving as constant consultants for a majority of their daily decisions. In order to better connect and engage with increasingly tech-reliant consumers, retailers have to consider how they use mobile both inside and outside of stores.Read on →
Designing a mobile-friendly website is critical, especially considering the various advantages that mobile optimization grants in Google search results and conversion rates across devices. But deciding on a content strategy for responsive web comes down to more than design and layout.Read on →
The internet is full of all kinds of hogwash.
Sometimes you want to cut straight through the clutter and get genuine expert advice from the masters in your field.
With this in mind, I got in touch with some of the world’s leading content marketing experts and asked them a bunch of super-important questions. Their answers will be rolled out in six epic blog posts over the next two months. Starting now.
These guys are the big fish. They really know their onions. So glue your eyes to the screen and swallow up every last drop of this expert advice. You’ll be 22 times more blog-savvy by the end of it.
So…How can you make your blog posts stand out and get noticed among all the noise?
From technology trends to changing business models to evolving consumer behaviors, there’s a lot to consider in order for today’s marketers to really have a handle on what’s important about what’s next.Read on →
Has your marketing campaign lost its edge? Maybe it’s because you haven’t introduced mobile. Text messaging is proving to be the fastest, easiest, and most accessible form of marketing today. Nearly every company can benefit from a mobile marketing strategy—here are just five reasons why.Read on →
I wonder what sort of device you’re reading this on? A laptop? Maybe you’re at your desk reading the words on a cinema-sized display. Or - perhaps even more likely - you’ve got a smartphone in your hand and you’re thumbing through on your way to another meeting.Read on →
As mobile technology and communication continues to mature, marketers sometimes struggle to keep pace with today's savvy, agile consumer. Many companies (including Facebook) continue to invest heavily in mobile optimization, but others still seem hesitant to seriously consider deep-linking, responsive design, or geolocation. If the ever-increasing email open rates on mobile are any indication, there's never been a more critical time to optimize mobile marketing efforts.Read on →
So many mobile marketing options are available... But where does one start? Is SMS still relevant? Should you focus on mobile search? What about mobile banner ads and video?
To help marketers navigate the ever-changing mobile landscape, here's a checklist of five key smartphone channels to focus on for the rest of 2014.
The amount of time people spend on a mobile device is growing 14 times faster than desktop usage, forcing brands to reimagine the relationship with their customers. Here’s why mobile-first marketing strategy is gaining global traction and how to overcome the associated challenges.Read on →