New data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker reveals that vendors shipped a total of 337.2 million smartphones worldwide in the second quarter of 2015 (2Q15). All told, that’s an impressive 11.6% jump from the 302.1 million units in 2Q14. IDC notes that the 2Q15 shipment volume represents the second highest quarterly… Read More

With more email accounts projected to be open and active by the end of this decade than ever before in human history, there’s never been a better or certainly more advantageous time to consider email marketing as a key if not cornerstone attribute of your overall marketing efforts. Along with the equally-important element of SMS marketing and… Read More

Let’s face it. Consumers want real-time personalization because they crave relevance, above all. And marketers need it — because it leads to bottom line profits. The current situation? According to April, 2015 polling by Researchscape for Evergage, found that 58 percent of global marketers now employ real-time personalization. That’s defined as data-driven personalization completed in less than… Read More

Native advertising has been a hot topic for some time and it isn’t going away anytime soon. In fact, it looks like native’s here to stay — and soar. “By creating advertisements that are in the same format as the content audiences are there to consume, marketers hope to provide a much less disruptive advertising experience,” explains… Read More

Know the demographic that’s most connected to their mobile devices? Yep, it’s millennials. But here’s the thing. New research from Aimia indicates they’re the most ruthless when it comes to cutting brands off. Aimia, a provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty analytics, released new insights revealing millennials are the generation most likely (44 percent more likely) to… Read More

The Interactive Advertising Bureau says Internet ad revenues have reached “historic” levels. “At $13.3 billion in Q1 2015, U.S. internet ad revenues hit a record-breaking first quarter high,” the IAB announced last week. “This new industry high represents a 16 percent increase over 2014’s first quarter record-setting total of $11.4 billion.” What prompted the spike? Randall Rothenberg,… Read More

Some business types say it isn’t true until we’ve seen it in the Harvard Business Review. And now we have. A new survey, sponsored by Red Hat and conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, shows that “CIOs and IT leaders who foster a culture of digital learning and shared accountability generate greater business outcomes.” In other… Read More

Once everyone owns a smartphone (or wearable), what’s the next big marketplace? According to industry analysts, mobile internet will “be worth more than Apple by 2018.” “Smartphone sales growth is slowing to less than 10 percent annually to 2018, and mobile networks saw just 5 percent growth in the last decade,” notes TechCrunch. “Mobile Internet is the… Read More

 
 

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