Posts tagged ‘Mobile Marketing’

February 16, 2012

How to Set up a Mobile Website Part 5

My previous blog articles are based out of this useful book: Go Mobile, about the latest in texting, 2D Codes, location-based campaigns.
Valentina's QR Code for Blog

Valentina's QR Code for Blog

How to Set up a Mobile Website:

  1. 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)
  2. Brick & Mortar Retailers: mention products, nearest locations, hours of operation, & buy products via mobile devices
  3. 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
  4. Non-profit organization: install a large “donate” here button (red, upper right-hand side), add links, and provide one photo!
  5. Check out fast your page uploads by using websitegrader.com
  6. Avoid flash & video!

Learn more of my previous notes of Mobile Marketing Campaign? See Part One, Two, Three, and Four

February 13, 2012

The Five C: Mobile Marketing Tips Part 4

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.

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Valentina's QR Code for Blog

The Five “Cs”:

  1. Company: i.e. product line, image, experience, culture
  2. Collaborators: Biz doing biz with distributors, suppliers, alliances
  3. Customers: buying behavior, decision makers or influencers, market size, how they get info on you
  4. Competitors: direct vs. indirect (i.e. Coke vs. Pepsi vs having a Popsicle as a refreshment instead)
  5. Climate: macro environmental factors (political & regulatory environment, economic, social, and tech environment)
*Great questions to ask yourself and others about your biz? (p. 68-69)  Sometimes the CEO, COO, CMO, Employers, and others have different ideas about your company and it’s Brand differentiation

Learn more of my previous notes of Mobile Marketing Campaign? See Part one and two

February 12, 2012

Launching Mobile Marketing Tips Part 3

Even more of my notes from the book, Go Mobile, about the latest in texting, 2D Codes, location-based campaigns.

Valentina's QR Code for Blog

Valentina's QR Code for Blog

How to connect users with General Mobile Campaign:

  1. Have Users Upload a Photo using your product
  2. Run a Viral (SMS) Coupon Promo: Ask them to promote to others, include expiration date
  3. Run a Display Ad that sends a push notification, add to contact info
  4. Incorporate user photos into an ad (John Deere had one with uploading your pictures with their Can on Facebook)
  5. Drive Users to a free MP3 download (or Scavenger Hunt or Discount Coupon)
Remember: Develop in all of the possible mobile channels to connect with potential consumers with relevant content!

Learn more of my previous notes of Mobile Marketing Campaign? See Part one and two

February 10, 2012

Launching Mobile Marketing Tips Part 2

Continuation of my notes found in the book, Go Mobile, about the latest in texting, 2D Codes, location-based campaigns.

Valentina's QR Code for Blog

Valentina's QR Code for Blog

How to get Set-up a General Mobile Campaign:

  1. Get a QR Code for Blog
  2. Run a Google Voice Search (things might direct you to different site by how you pronounce it)
  3. Download Foursquare, Where, SCUNGR to “Check-in” (coming soon: promos)
  4. Set up site as “.com/mobile
  5. Add Mobile Website Plug-in for WordPress
  6. See how Fortune 500 Companies use it
  7. Register business with location-based service
  8. Try a Display Ad (can be done by iAd, AdMob, Millenial Media, Mobclix)
The book tells you how Fortune 500 Companies did it, like:
  • 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

Still not convinced about starting a Mobile Marketing Campaign? Need Stats on Why you Should Start an Mobile Marketing Campaign? Then visit my previous posts.

February 9, 2012

Launching Mobile Marketing Tips Part 1

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.”

 Make sure you run a “A/B Split Test” meaning you have two versions of the same ad and making minor changes to each of them such as “Valentine’s Day Special” or “Valentine’s Day Flowers

Suggestions on writing Ads (from pg. 142):

  1. Write headlines that focus on your product, not your company
  2. Describe benefits in the body copy: Same Day Delivery vs. Beautiful Roses
  3. Always include a CTA (Call to Action) such as “Click now for Discount
  4. Make sure the ads links to a landing page, NOT the home page!
  5. 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.

February 8, 2012

Mobile Marketing Stats: Part II

Valentina's QR Code for Blog

Valentina's QR Code for Blog

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.

 

February 6, 2012

Go Mobile: Mobile Strategies to Grow your Business

Go Mobile, the book from 60SecondMarketer.com

Finally, I finished the book, “Go Mobile” it was such a good read for growing a business through using mobile marketing campaigns that I had two notebooks to take notes to post on this blog. One notebook for stats and another of tips to incorporate into businesses. Good things come to those who wait, well here you go, I’ll be blogging about the various things I learned here. Stay Tuned!

August 13, 2011

Listen to the Godfather: Watch Your Competitors

 

Whether you’re in the Pet or Horse industry, you can’t help to notice that when you walk into a feed store or pet store/speciality shop, there are hundreds of products out there ranging from shampoos, dental items, creams for nicer coats, tack, etc that promise that THEIR product is better than others. Don’t even get me started on those products that are organic and holistic. Not to mention those products that have box-ads, a DVD playing their pitch in-front of the cash register, or even those advanced in marketing that say “Scan this QR code for more info on how this product can make “Fluffy” do…”. How can you separate yourself from your competitors? In this highly competitive industry, I suggest you read this article below that covers all the basics.

I found this article from a tweet from Social Media Guru, Susie Blackmon, who originally got it from Heidi Cohen’s website. (The article explains why I used Andy Garcia’s picture) Click below for the full article:

16 Competitive Marketing Elements to Track

July 27, 2011

Latest on Mobile Marketing by MSNBC

Hi Everyone:

I just attended an American Marketing Association (AMA) event based on Mobile Marketing. Mary Stenmark is the Regional Sales Director at MSNBC.com and she presented this amazing powerpoint, you’ll be shocked about the stats of where the future of mobile marketing is headed, check it out below:

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