A recent report from Mixpanel, a web and mobile analytics platform, takes a hard look at whether mobile ads are good for business — specifically, your business. “It’s no secret that ads are crucial for user acquisition and brand awareness; they’re a tried and true strategy for pulling in new cohorts, driving traffic and increasing conversions,” says… Read More

Global advertising spending will increase 5.7 percent this year. It’s being driven by higher expenditure on digital and mobile marketing, according to a survey by eMarketer recently published at BDLive. The increase is the largest growth projection for global advertising spending since eMarketer began tracking the market in 2008. Total media spending could top $545 billion this… Read More

Although the global tablet market has cooled some from the white-hot 2013 it enjoyed, there has been no shortage of milestone moments in the tablet space this year. Most tablet vendors experienced a 30% unit decline in the first quarter of 2014, but ABI Research expects growth to resume over the balance of the year, as branded… Read More

2014 could be a banner year for total media ad expenditures in the U.S. According to eMarketer analysis, “on the strength of gains in mobile and TV advertising, total ad investments will jump 5.3 percent to reach $180.12 billion, achieving 5 percent growth for the first time since 2004, when ad spending increased 6.7 percent.” “Mobile will… Read More

When he invented the Quick Response or QR code in 1994, inventor Masahiro Hara was actually looking for a way to increase the amount of information that could be stored on a simple paper label. Recently, however, he told the U.K. Telegraph that the emergence of better image recognition software will likely make his invention obsolete in… Read More

Digital marketing is the future when it comes to attracting shoppers to retail locations. That’s the vision of Alastair Lockhart, a UK-based marketing expert. “Smartphones and tablets have become a ubiquitous part of people’s lives, with shoppers now instinctively turning to their phones throughout the day for a multitude of reasons,” says Lockhart, according to RetailWeek. “Shoppers… Read More

If a customer signs up for Pandora or some other service in San Diego, then moves to Pittsburgh, he could continue to hear useless ads for California winery events for months or even years. While mobile-users are the #1 growth audience for marketers today, there are big challenges ahead. Frankly, too many targeted ads miss their mark… Read More

Most marketers have long known what a new report from Nielsen is now telling them; that mobile represents a huge opportunity for brand marketers. The only drawback at this point is simply that mobile is relatively young and, when it comes time to engage in mobile advertising, many marketers are still confused about best practices since they’re… Read More


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