A recent Twitter survey conducted by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, a global research expert in the telecoms field, unearthed some interesting observations. Kantar queried consumers in the U.S. and Great Britain about mobile use, tablet purchases, and more. What did the company discover? “We know that tablet sales are stagnant and that 79 percent of American (respondents) without… Read More

iOS is fast becoming a major contender to the global mobile crown in terms of device shipments and mobile OS proliferation. New data from Gartner published just yesterday indicates that worldwide sales of smartphones to end users had a record fourth quarter of 2014 with an increase of 29.9 percent from the fourth quarter of 2013 to… Read More

Mobile is grabbing a bigger share of everything these days — including searches. News just out from research firm Merkle I RKG shows that mobile upped its share of paid search clicks 6 percent in North America between Q4 2013 and Q4 2014. That’s a boost from a third of searches to almost 40 percent. The increase,… Read More

North American retailers have plenty of work ahead of them when it comes to integrating new technologies. A research report from Boston Retail Partners indicates that retailers need to improve their game in everything from multichannel to payments to mobile. “The most common mcommerce feature among retailers surveyed was a digital catalog, which 58 percent of respondents… Read More

What continent is positioned to become the next growth market for mobile? Look no further than Africa, according to a recently released report from Opera Mediaworks. Opera Mediaworks’ “Africa: State of Mobile Advertising” report contends that mobile will be the driving force behind the continent’s accelerating internet adoption. “Based on data from two of Opera’s core businesses,… 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

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

 
 

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