This is a very timely book that shows merchants the importance of building a data base of their current customers in order to take advantage of the explosive growth of mobile marketing and QR Codes. This book is designed for the store owner who is trying to understand the basics of Mobile Marketing, as well as figure out the best way to implement a Mobile Marketing strategy for their business.The author shows the business owner how to build their customer data base by providing the tools and training that allows business owners (many for the first time) collect their customers' personally identifiable information (email and SMS text numbers) so that they can later market to these existing customers with content rich emails and SMS texts that offer coupons and discounts for products and services. Throughout the book, the author gently prods the reader to use their smart phone technology to scan QR Codes (Quick Response Codes) embedded within the book to read articles on various websites, read portions of other books on Amazon.com, watch movies on YouTube, and read research reports on the explosive growth of mobile marketing.This book does an excellent job explaining the changes in marketing methods that will allow the merchants the opportunity to create additional profits by marketing to their existing customer base in a way that they have not been able to do so before. The QR Code technology is easy to use and implement. The author explains how to build this marketing infrastructure for the do-it-yourself business owners, and also shows the reader how to use his website (http://www.mobilemarketingqrcodes.com) to create the entire infrastructure within an hour. This book is a must read for any small business owner who is looking for more ways to drive foot traffic through the front door and add to the bottom line.
Mobile Marketing Finding Your Customers No Matter Where They Are Use Mobile Marketing to Supercharge Brands, Sales, and Profits! Using brand-new mobile marketing techniques, you can craft campaigns that are more personal, targeted, immediate, measurable, actionable–and fun! Now, one of the field’s leading pioneers shows exactly how to make mobile marketing work for your business. Cindy Krum cuts through the hype, revealing what’s working–and what isn’t. She guides you through identifying the right strategies and tactics for your products, services, brands, and customers…avoiding overly intrusive, counterproductive techniques…and how to successfully integrate mobile into your existing marketing mix. Above all, Krum shows you how to effectively execute on your mobile marketing opportunities–driving greater brand awareness, stronger customer loyalty, more sales, and higher profits. Topics include Getting started fast with mobile marketing Understanding the international mobile marketing landscape Targeting and tracking the fast-changing mobile demographic Taking full advantage of the iPhone platform Leveraging mobile advertising, promotion, and location-based marketing Building micro-sites and mobile applications Performing search engine optimization for mobile sites and applications Building effective mobile affiliate marketing programs Integrating online and offline mobile marketing Avoiding mobile marketing spam, viruses, and privacy violations Previewing the future of mobile marketing
Mobile Marketing provides an in-depth hardware and software review of mobile technology - including mobile platforms, app development, social media and location-based services - and information on how to exploit the software to boost marketing, communications and advertising strategies. It explains the dynamics between the key players and how these forces are shaping future developments in terms of service provision, media integration and content strategy. Supported by in-depth case studies such as Sony, L'Oreal and Ernst & Young which illustrate the potential pitfalls and rewards of mobile marketing initiatives, Mobile Marketing shows how our new mobile lifestyle can be a rewarding environment for those businesses willing to embrace new technology and, with imagination and creativity, develop mobile marketing strategies that can win customers, boost brand awareness, raise profile and increase profits.
A step-by-step guide to successful mobile marketing strategies Go from zero to sixty with this practical book that helps you craft and deploy mobile marketing strategies for everything from brand building to lead generation and sales. As part of the popular do-it-yourself, Hour A Day series, this new book is full of advice, practical tips, and step-by-step tactics you can put to use right away. Start leveraging location-based marketing via Foursquare and Yelp, see how to set up and manage mobile commerce, and try such technologies as QR codes, ambient communication (RFID and Bluetooth), mobile broadcasting, and more. Take action now and mobile-loving customers will soon find you, thanks to these successful ideas and strategies from expert mobile marketers, Rachel Pasqua and Noah Elkin. Shows you step by step how to develop, implement, and measure a successful mobile marketing strategy Pares down a complex process into approachable, bite-sized tasks you can tackle in an hour a day Covers vital mobile marketing weapons like messaging, mobile websites, apps, and mobile advertising to help you achieve your goals Gets you up to speed on location-based marketing via Foursquare and Yelp, using mobile commerce, and leveraging technologies such as as QR codes, ambient communication (RFID and Bluetooth), and mobile broadcasting Mobile Marketing: An Hour A Day is a must-have resource for marketers and advertisers who want a compelling mobile presence.
Customized marketing became more realistic after big data analytics and targeted marketing tools were implemented online, but those still offered the framework of a buying profile, not necessarily that sweet spot of temporal, geographical, and behavioral marketing that is not only designed for your tastes, but also for your immediate location in the world. This sort of micro marketing was impossible for earlier generations, and is still only in its early stages across most parts of the world. As can be said of most major advancements in communication and human interaction, the rise of this targeted, highly successful marketing style was preceded by another innovation and cultural trend that enabled it to exist – mobile technology.
Straightforward advice on building and launching a mobile marketing plan Mobile communication is hot, and so is marketing on mobile devices. Mobile Marketing For Dummies provides a clear and easy path for creating, launching, and making the most of a mobile marketing program. Designed for marketing professionals and other business people who may have little experience with the medium, it explains mobile marketing and how to convert a traditional marketing plan to mobile. Topics include assembling resources and budget, creating a plan, following best practices, building mobile sites, and much more. Explains what mobile marketing is, how you can adapt a traditional marketing plan for mobile, and how to create and launch a mobile marketing plan from scratch Covers activating a plan using voice, text, e-mail, and social media campaigns Explores the nuts and bolts of building mobile sites, apps, monetizing mobile, and advertising on other mobile properties Mobile Marketing For Dummies gives you the tools to succeed in this exciting environment.
Learn to build breakthrough strategies for mobile marketing Be a leader in the mobile marketing world! Mobile Marketing trends and small businesses. We all as customers buy products and services that are made available by different businesses. But have you ever wondered what compels us to buy these products and services? Is it just the product or the service? Or is there something else that tells us to buy the product? Well, you guessed it right. The underlying secret that compels us to buy a specific product or service is marketing. We do not necessarily want to buy a product or service but get so influenced by the way it is marketed that we end up making the purchase. So, it is basically the marketing techniques used in a marketing campaign that make it successful. There are several marketing techniques which are followed by all sorts of businesses these days. We have put across a compilation that gives you an idea about mobile marketing. Mobile marketing is a fairly new concept in marketing and the e-book presented before you gives you a clear idea of what it entails. Here are a few chapters from the e-book "Mobile Marketing trends and small businesses". Understand mobile commerce Mobile Marketing goes mainstream- Instigation of mobile marketing Mobile Marketing reach Affordability and effectiveness of text message marketing How does it benefit small businesses to go mobile friendly?
This book attempts to address, explore, and conceptualize the epistemological paradigms of SMS as an alternative marketing channel or in combination with other existing traditional channels. It promotes a multichannel strategy in the light of synthesized marketing distribution, consumer behavior, and information and communication technology (ICT)-related behavioral theory to develop, establish, and launch a guiding theory and practice for this emerging area. Usage of mobile phones and hand-held wireless devices is growing and diffusing so quickly that 21st century marketing managers find a great potential for this wireless channel to be the most effective media for maintaining a consumer relationship that provides the highest quality service. The emergence of SMS-based direct marketing as a distinct channel or embedded with other channels is characterized by several issues, challenges, barriers, and limitations. This book examines and postulates the following interrelated issues related to wireless marketing (particularly the SMS-based marketing channel): (i) Consumer behavior for mobile phone SMS – perception, exposure, and attention; (ii) Consumer attitudes toward SMS-based marketing channels; (iii) The scope of SMS to meet consumer service output demands from an online channel; (iv) Consumer selection criteria for mobile phone SMS channel structure; (v) Mobile channel structure as an efficient and effective consumer interaction mode; and (vi) Consumer multichannel behavior. It is important to use the SMS-based mobile channel as a radical tool of interactive marketing and seamless service marketing, as there is the opportunity to maximize, until now, unutilized benefits of this efficient and popular direct marketing channel.
Inhaltsangabe:Introduction: Trade fair organizers face a number of ongoing changes and an intensified intra- and inter-industry competition that reshape the structure of their markets and value chains. Until the 80s, trade fair organizers had a huge market and little competition. They were solely administering their spaces. On this seller s market trade fair organizers could pick the companies they would allow to exhibit at their fairs. Since then, more and more trade fair organizations have entered the market and invested heavily in new venues and hall capacities. The traditional venue owners increased their hall capacities tremendously and new regional venues emerged in the Near East and Asian markets. The driver of the inter-industrial competition is the increasing number of communication, information, and sales opportunities (such as road shows, in-house exhibitions or virtual information channels like the internet) that constitute alternatives compared to the cost intensive trade fair participation. These developments have made the market a buyer s market. Consequently, the customer group s requirements towards trade fair efficiency are getting increasingly higher. Trade fair organizers need to face these developments and rethink and reshape their marketing strategies and respective marketing mix to match them to the new environment in order to stay competitive. They need to implement instruments with which they can improve the communication and service offer and thus satisfy the customer s requirements. Mobile marketing is such an instrument. It is the new trend in the modern direct marketing that offers numerous possibilities for personalized customer communication and the provision of an increased service portfolio via mobile devices. Mobile marketing is the answer to the increasingly mobile society as it allows a location and time independent reach of the customer. The question if and to which extend mobile marketing can be applied in the marketing mix of trade fair organizers is the research objective of this thesis. The approach to reach this goal is illustrated in figure 3 in the appendix and will be set as follows: chapter two will focus on the theoretical basics of mobile marketing in order to illustrate its potentials, capabilities and limitations. In chapter three the basics about trade fairs, its functions and participants are introduced. The analysis of the goals and needs of the exhibitors and visitors is the focus of [...]