Then there is mobile optimisation

People are spending increasingly more time on mobile devices with every passing year, but many businesses still struggle to get anything like the results they expect. A recent survey, by Chango, of 500 marketing and agency execs reported that 86% said they had a mobile-optimised website. The reality, less than 5% will have an online presence that is actually optimised…

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.

The New New Media – changing face of retail

The retail sector has changed. The emergence of digital technologies has seen to that, more people are engaging with brands and more frequently than ever before. With more people engaging why do we continue to hear stories about the retail companies struggling to prosper?

THE FOUNDATION HAS CHANGED. …

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…

Mobile web users deserve better

In 2010, online traffic from mobile was 3%, it’s now 52%. A staggering 1,600% increase in just four years. This growth shows no sign of slowing. If mobile users are not the majority of your online audience today they soon will be. As more and more of us become reliant on our mobiles to run our busy lives, increasingly I ask…

‘iSyndrome’ – Why limit your slice of the pie?

Published 7th April iSyndrome (ai sindreum) n. a symptom, characteristic, or belief, that building an iPhone application translates to = mobile strategy. In conversation with leading mobile search expert Peggy Ann Salz, of mobileGroove (of which I am a Guest columnist), we ended up talking about some of the fundamental challenges that organisations face when defining and developing a mobile…

Real Reasons Why Traditional Media Can Really (Still) Win Big In Mobile Advertising

Published 24th March Guest post published on mSearchGroove  EDITOR’S NOTE: Mobile advertising is certain the hot topic at CTIA, where Mobile Web And Apps World Forum (Ajit Jaokar’s CTIA partner event) was standing room only. (Well done Ajit!) Players from across the ecosystem are anxious to explore new models to monetize inventory, apps and services. However, as I pointed out during…

8 Core principles when thinking mobile

Published 26th November Below 8 Core principles we typically talk through with our clients when thinking mobile. Get the core right and success rate is greatly improved. 1. MOBILE is already a reality that is growing by the day 2. MOBILE is another channel but it has very different characteristics to desktop 3. MOBILE = COMMUNICATION & SOCIAL (Both natural parts of…

The New New Media – changing shape of content (No. 2)

Published 10th November Titled The New New Media, six articles will form a short series about the changing media environment. For other articles click here. pl. me·di·a: A means of mass communication, such as newspapers, magazines, radio, or television. The media industry has changed. The way media is delivered, the way we consume media has changed. It was not that…

Mobile strategy – iPhone should factor but certainly not dominate.

Published 21st October Apple’s push into the mobile market has been interesting – some say a game change – they have certainly shaken the market up, but have they really delivered the results? If only they had sold as many devices as column inches that they have achieved. There seems to have been a global obsession with the iPhone. From…

The New New Media – changing face of media (No. 1)

Published 12th October pl. me·di·a: A means of mass communication, such as newspapers, magazines, radio, or television. The media industry has changed. The emergence of digital technologies has seen to that, more people are reached by media and more frequently than ever before. With more people engaging with media why do we continue to hear stories about the media companies…

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…

Media: Future of FREE and Advertising

 Published 19th October Two very interesting interviews with Martin Sorrell, WPP CEO. Well woth a few minutes of your time. The first, Sorrell is asked about the content and gives his views on why FREE does not work: The second, he gives his views on the future of advertising:    Published by Martin Wilson Martin Wilson – has been involved in…

241st Carnival of the Mobilists

Published 18th October  Welcome to the 241st edition of Carnival of the Mobilists. This week it is again the turn of leading mobile strategist and marketer Martin Wilson of Indigo102 to provide his take on a week in mobile. A week after celebrating its 5th anniversary it is great to see the Carnival alive and well and conveying aspects of…