It's safe to say that the age of online shopping is here to stay. With that, there has been a huge shift to shopping on a smartphone. In theory, this should be more convenient for consumers, but a lot of brands are actually falling behind when it comes to the mobile shopper's experience. Mobile … [Read more...]
Mobile Marketing to drive special offers and events seen as essential for brick-and-mortar retailers.
59 million US smartphone owners will use digital coupons this year. That’s a 37.5% increase over 2013. in addition redeeming digital coupons on a PC still remains the most popular option with 33% of all PC users redeeming offer codes online. An additional 27% of these same users made a trip to … [Read more...]
What are you doing with your unused marketing real estate?
Engage customers and add a new dimension to your packaging, POP, vehicles and promotional materials. by Brad Beckstrom What is “marketing real estate”? Any company that makes a product, or serves customers, has marketing real estate. By real estate, I mean the white space on things like … [Read more...]
Over one third of mobile phone owners using the device as their primary means of internet access.
A 2013 study from PEW Internet found that 63% of mobile phone owners use their device to access the Internet. More importantly, 34% of those users stated it was their primary means of access to the Internet. Many of these users are following links shared on social media, apps and email (still the … [Read more...]
40% of SMBs Now Accept Payments with Mobile Credit Card Readers. Engage customers with mobile receipt delivery.
Brad Beckstrom A new report from The Local Commerce Monitor. BIA/Kelsey’s ongoing study of the advertising behaviors of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), indicates that there’s a steady increase in SMB’s that are going mobile. The segment with the largest increase are SMBs that accept … [Read more...]
TV no longer commands viewers’ full attention
By Brad Beckstrom. You’re watching a show and you can’t remember the actor’s name so you grab your smart phone and visit IMDb. A sport’s stat on ESPN prompts a friendly disagreement and the smartphones come out in search of the truth. Or, if you’re like me, you may not even be using the TV to watch … [Read more...]
66% of users find mobile sites through a search engine. Is yours ready?
by Brad Beckstrom More users than ever are finding websites through mobile search. This is especially true for retailers, restaurants and service companies. Think about what you search for on your smart phone. It could be through your mobile browser, built-in Google search or maps. It could be a … [Read more...]
How to make native ads a big deal
Earlier this week following Yahoo's acquisition of Tumblr they announced that they would begin integrating native ads " sponsored content" into news streams. This type of advertising fits naturally on sites where people can post anything. Think Twitter, Facebook, and now Tumblr, Flickr. It's a great … [Read more...]
Recent poll : 71% of consumers would consider using a mobile coupon on a date!
When my wife and were saving for a first home I remember going through a phase where I printed out coupons for free entrées in local restaurants. These coupons and other discounts like the entertainment card would always raise eyebrows with the wait staff. It was especially fun when your coupon … [Read more...]
More Americans are dual screening
Recent studies indicate that more and more Americans are dual screening, primarily using their tablet or smart phone while watching TV. More viewers we are engaged with content in multiple ways. This could include the sports fan checking out-of-town scores on his smart phone while watching the … [Read more...]