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Originally posted on a colorful adventure:
I love Mediterranean and Indian foods and have eaten lord knows how many chickpeas or garbanzo beans in my adulthood! So when I came across a farmer on Twitter — Gayle Anderson, also known as @IdahoGayle — who grows the precious bean, I had lots of tweets of thanks. Whether it was hummus, falafels, or an Indian dish I can remember the name of, I tend to eat them up.
Now and then, when I get garbanzos for my salad or happen to eat something else featuring the bean, I send a #thankafarmer tweet to Gayle. Its something so uncommon to think of — who grew the chickpeas we’re eating — but now I have a name and a face to go with my meals. That helps me remember to be thankful for the hands that were involved before the food got to me.
I’ve read some of her blog posts and watched some of the videos she’s posted. To see how her family grows the food that ultimately reach me through a supermarket to come to my house is pretty cool!
If you have read my blog in the past. You’ll know I’m obsessed about posting infographics to prove a point about a topic. It captures your attention quick or like how I like to say for those with the “attention span of a flea”
Here is a link I obtained from BlogPaws about more about the subject.
The link for creating an info graphic Tableau Public
My previous blog articles are based out of this useful book: Go Mobile, about the latest in texting, 2D Codes, location-based campaigns.
How to Set up a Mobile Website:
- Fundamentals for physical places such as restaurants, bars, coffee shops: include location with mobile-friendly map, your menu/services with prices, hours of operation, phone number, if you have Wi-Fi. Include a hook (promotion)
- Brick & Mortar Retailers: mention products, nearest locations, hours of operation, & buy products via mobile devices
- Law firms, Accounting firms, other professional firms: include a map, number to the receptionist (if lost within the building), make sure it has lots of white space, it makes it looks first class), finally include a click to call option
- Non-profit organization: install a large “donate” here button (red, upper right-hand side), add links, and provide one photo!
- Check out fast your page uploads by using websitegrader.com
- Avoid flash & video!
More info found in Go Mobile, about the latest in texting, 2D Codes, location-based campaigns.
Forget the Four Ps, the Five Cs are also important to think about when developing a mobile marketing campaign.
The Five “Cs”:
- Company: i.e. product line, image, experience, culture
- Collaborators: Biz doing biz with distributors, suppliers, alliances
- Customers: buying behavior, decision makers or influencers, market size, how they get info on you
- Competitors: direct vs. indirect (i.e. Coke vs. Pepsi vs having a Popsicle as a refreshment instead)
- Climate: macro environmental factors (political & regulatory environment, economic, social, and tech environment)
Even more of my notes from the book, Go Mobile, about the latest in texting, 2D Codes, location-based campaigns.
How to connect users with General Mobile Campaign:
- Have Users Upload a Photo using your product
- Run a Viral (SMS) Coupon Promo: Ask them to promote to others, include expiration date
- Run a Display Ad that sends a push notification, add to contact info
- Incorporate user photos into an ad (John Deere had one with uploading your pictures with their Can on Facebook)
- Drive Users to a free MP3 download (or Scavenger Hunt or Discount Coupon)
Continuation of my notes found in the book, Go Mobile, about the latest in texting, 2D Codes, location-based campaigns.
How to get Set-up a General Mobile Campaign:
- Get a QR Code for Blog
- Run a Google Voice Search (things might direct you to different site by how you pronounce it)
- Download Foursquare, Where, SCUNGR to “Check-in” (coming soon: promos)
- Set up site as “.com/mobile“
- Add Mobile Website Plug-in for WordPress
- See how Fortune 500 Companies use it
- Register business with location-based service
- Try a Display Ad (can be done by iAd, AdMob, Millenial Media, Mobclix)
- SMS Campaign, Red Cross: Haitian Earthquake made $32M
- HBO’s True Blood, adding bloody fingerprints on app
- North Face, geo-fencing, special offers on location
- Intel’s B2B Mobile Paid Search Campaign
Finally! I have been sharing statistics I have found in the book, Go Mobile, about the latest in texting, 2D Codes, location-based campaigns.
Now to start generating ideas about how to get started. There are a couple of things to keep in mind such as (according to the book) “People use their phones for quick info on inexpensive or low-consideration products or services, probably not planning on comparing ratings & reviews on washing machines.”
Suggestions on writing Ads (from pg. 142):
- Write headlines that focus on your product, not your company
- Describe benefits in the body copy: Same Day Delivery vs. Beautiful Roses
- Always include a CTA (Call to Action) such as “Click now for Discount“
- Make sure the ads links to a landing page, NOT the home page!
- Include keyword on your Ad
Not convinced about Mobile Marketing? Want Stats on Why you Should Start an Mobile Marketing Campaign, then you should visit my previous posts.
As promised, here is the continuation of the Statistics of Mobile Marketing Campaigns obtained from the book, “Go Mobile” by Jamie Turner. Stay tuned in the next blog entry for more stats and tips about launching a mobile marketing campaign.
- Mobile Ads were opened by 61% of participants vs. standard web ads 7% opened
- Shocking: Approx. 30 secs to make a presentation which typically outline a problem/solution benefit of the product/service. In Mobile, you have 2 seconds! (average time of a double click)
- Google reports 81% of smartphone users access the Internet on their mobile devices. 50% use the internet on the phone while waiting. 70% would rather give up beer than their smartphones if faced with that choice!
- Google: 79% of large online advertisers do not have a mobile optimized website.
- Text are read within 4 mins of receipt as opposed to 48 hours for email.
- Retaining simply 5% of your customers can translate to increased profitability of 75%.
Stay tuned for the next section of my notes from this book, which includes tips on launching a mobile marketing campaign. Visit previous posts on this topic on Mobile Marketing Stats.
- Location-based rev in US is expected to climb from 2.8 billion in 2010 to $10.3 billion in 2015
- 1 in 10 people currently redeem mobile coupons which is 10x higher than the redemption rate of some traditional coupon channels
- Cost of running a mobile mktg campaign is less than cost of running many traditional marketing campaigns
- 6.8 billion people on planet, 4.0 billion own a mobile phone, and 3.5 billion own a toothbrush
- Once searchers on a smartphone find a local biz, 61% call the biz, 59% visit the location
- 70% of mobile search users complete their task after one hour, compared to 30% on PC
I’m going to have a couple of “Parts” to the Stats section from my notes, Stay Tuned to actual tips to start your mobile marketing campaign (that are out of the book).