Let’s be honest, the marketing world is rife with hyperbole. In fact, that’s pretty much what advertising is, exaggerated statements meant to attract attention and move people to take action. It’s no surprise then that, when the term ‘mobilegeddon’ first started appearing a few weeks back, it caught our eyes but didn’t exactly send us running for… Read More

How are things evolving for programmatic mobile advertising? Well, it’s liked — even though too few are taking the plunge, according to a new Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) study. “Even though there has been a considerable trend toward programmatic online ad purchasing that has continued for several consecutive years, only a limited number of mobile marketing firms… Read More

It’s not the first time it has been noted, but mobile ad spend continues to increase at an exponential pace. “In 2015, mobile ad spending in the US will increase 50.0 percent, reaching $28.72 billion and accounting for 49.0 percent of all digital ad spending,” according to eMarketer. “By 2019, mobile ad spending will rise to $65.87… Read More

The Mobile Marketing Association has just released its newest report — the Smart Mobile Cross Marketing Effectiveness (SMoX) study — which makes a powerful case for the “economic value” of mobile. …The study assessed the economic value of mobile compared to traditional marketing channels by closely examining real, in-market campaigns from Coca-Cola, Walmart, MasterCard and AT&T. Based… Read More

In 2010, there were an estimated 35.9 million mobile shoppers. That’s a drop in the bucket compared to what’s coming: the 130 million mobile shoppers anticipated in 2015. The reason? Smartphones, for starters. Simple, and apps like PayPal and platforms like Apple Pay allow consumers to save their info and transform buying into pretty much a one-click… Read More

Everybody loves a bargain or a reward. Now people struggling with the vagaries of the new economy really are becoming loyal to things like loyalty programs. In a recent COLLOQUY census, U.S. consumers were revealed to hold 3.3 billion memberships in customer loyalty programs — an increase of 26 percent since the firm’s last census in 2013…. Read More

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), Facebook and Nasdaq announced an official partnership this week with the Mobile World Congress (MWC). According to a statement from the IAB, the partners will jointly produce a full-day of programming on Monday, March 2, 2015 devoted to mobile marketing and advertising. This occasion — an invite-only event — marks the first… Read More

The alarming findings of a new report indicate that the world’s foremost hotel and airline brands must do more on mobile to attract and retain loyalty from younger travelers. New insight gleaned from the Travel Demographics Report Series published by Strategy Analytics Travel Analytics service shows that the hospitality and travel industries are likely dropping the ball… Read More

 
 

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