Mobile

Engaging the younger generation

Surprisingly the younger generation (often labelled as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y, or plain 18-29 year olds) have a preference in the way want interact with brands, and it’s not necessarily how marketers think.

I recently overheard a marketing exec, who clearly thought he had his finger on the pulse, state: “If you want to engage younger people, move all your budget into social media and mobile advertising. That’s where the action is.”

Not something to endorse.

UK consumer spending on mobile devices set to top £53 billion a year by 2024

UK consumers are set to spend £53.6 billion a year using their smartphones and tablets by 2024, compared with the £9.7 billion spent today, according to new research by Barclays. However, the influence of mobile on spending is expected to more than double this figure from £18.4 billion to £112 billion over the same period. This means that nearly half…

Google sets its stall out – go mobile or else

At last Google are starting to flex their muscles when it comes to managing the mobile experience, and are going to go further still. Google has updated search results for mobile users to highlight websites that are optimised for mobile. Sites that that fit on mobile screen without zooming or scrolling horizontally and that place links far enough apart to…

Going Mobile? 4 Initial Thoughts on Mobile You Need NOW!

A great posting from MobileWeb Company, a leading specialist marketing and services provider that truly understands mobile. Full article from Mobileweb Company: Here. Does mobile feature in your marketing mix? If not, you’re potentially missing a serious opportunity to engage consumers. According to Forrester Research you are likely to be in the minority, 3 out of 4 marketers have suggested that they will…

Microsoft Windows Phone 7 – great, but stop the cheap pot shots

Published 27th September Less is more with Microsoft Windows Phone 7  The new marketing campaign for Windows Phone 7 has emerged. It seems that the message Microsoft is trying to push is that you’ll get more done with less! The adverts attempt to push the simple interface and contrast that of its rivals that require their owners to bury their head in their…

Number of Mobile Internet users set to boom in the UK

Published 24th September 36% of UK Mobile Consumers plan to use the Mobile Internet in Next Year The latest European study, by the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) (www.mmaglobal.com) and research partner, Lightspeed Research (www.lightspeedresearch.com), has found over a third of UK consumers plan to use the mobile Internet in the next year. The research shows high interest in mobile websites, with an average of 28% of…

MMA: Quarter of Consumers More Likely to Respond to Advertising If Offered A Mobile Response Option

Published 23rd September A recent European study, by the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) (www.mmaglobal.com) and research partner, Lightspeed Research (www.lightspeedresearch.com), has found on average a quarter of consumers would be more likely to respond to advertising in any media if it allowed them to do so using their mobile device. The findings of the study should be a wake-up call to advertising and media…

Seven Shortcomings That Can Wreck Your Mobile Strategy

Published 23rd September  The latest column post from our Managing Director – Martin Wilson –  mSearchgroove; the leading source of analysis and commentary on mobile search, mobile advertising, and social media.  Seven Shortcomings That Can Wreck Your Mobile Strategy – Not just saying whats wrong, but suggesting solutions. Link to post on msearchgroove: Here Column post What are the pitfalls to watch when…

Nokia ‘Dot’ – the power of the N8

Published 17th September A new ad for the Nokia N8 using a CellScope microscope has set a Guinness World Record for the “smallest stop-motion animation character in a film”. The ad, by Wallace & Gromit creators Aardman Animations for Wieden + Kennedy London, features Dot, a 9mm girl who wakes up in a magical, magnified world to discover her surroundings…