Underscoring the need for company IT leaders to work in concert with company CMOs, Gartner is out with a new report that ties a direct link between IT and marketing in future enterprise success, By 2018, the report notes, CIOs who build strong relationships With CMOs will drive a 25 percent improvement. “Increasing marketing technology investments are… Read More

For mobile marketers, there have never been more bulls-eyes across Latin America than there are today. According to the latest industry data, the base of mobile phone users in Latin America has soared to approximately 400 million as of the end of 2014. Not surprisingly, a significant share of this base — one-third — resides in Brazil…. Read More

For some time, healthcare hospitals and providers have believed that instead of re-inventing a wheel, the “buy it” versus “build it” strategy with mobile apps worked best. But interestingly, the need for good mobile apps that satisfy the hospital’s patients, clinicians, and employees is outrunning the ability of the market to develop them. That’s the take from… Read More

The year that people “got mobile” was 2013 — and what a change 2014 brought, as marketers got wise to the amazing opportunities of mobile advertising. Not everything worked — but much worked well, indeed. According to a story on the past year as well as trends for 2015 in The Drum, for one thing native advertising… Read More

How are consumers shopping today? While retailers are struggling to provide a “unified shopping experience,” shoppers are handling things pretty well for themselves. “Consumers don’t think about online or offline—they’re shopping,” according to a new eMarketer report, “Omnichannel Trends 2015: Mobile Is the New Retail Hub.” True, the overwhelming majority of retail purchases are executed in stores,… Read More

Now several days removed from the end of the 2014 holiday shopping season, data is pouring in with regard to the mobile devices that dominated sales in the homestretch of the holiday shopping bonanza. But, alas, Flurry reported this week that Apple won the war for holiday sales with its market-leading iPhone. Per its annual exploratory tradition,… Read More

It’s that time of year again. Predictions are coming from every corner — and like all predictions, some will come true and others won’t. However, a recent report by Strategy Analytics’ Wireless Media Strategies (WMS) and Application Ecosystem Opportunities (AEO), suggests that “strong growth in mobile advertising spend, increasing momentum in the mobile payments sector, and the… Read More

Tablet ownership in the U.S. is surging at a pace even greater than that of smartphone ownership. In fact, tablets are growing at a faster rate than that of any other connected device, according to The NPD Group’s Connected Intelligence, Connected Home Report. As of the third quarter of 2014, there were 109 million tablets in use,… Read More

 
 

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