Apple Pay, the new mobile payments system, is here.
Now available to consumers, the system is being praised by direct response and retail brands. Apple Pay allows users to store their credit card information on their iPhones and pay from their devices.
But there’s more on the horizon.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, News, Platforms, Smartphones
You have to admit it. In some places, it’s easier to go digital, or offer premium content, than in others.
No small town in Iowa is going to have the easiest time of it. But take a city like Sound Bend, Indiana — where the gold dome of Notre Dame shines like a beacon in the sky — and you have another situation entirely.
Recently, Kim Wilson, the publisher of the Schurz-owned South Bend Tribune, decided to flip the digital switch on its decades-old Notre Dame Insider sports vertical this year, adding continuous news updates and video to what had been a static, if profitable, venture.
Posted in Announcements, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Resources, Technology
Ready for a bold proclamation?
“Anyone who works in mobile marketing will be familiar with the fact that Android is now by far the dominant operating system globally.”
So says Julian Smith, head of strategy and innovations at Fetch.
Posted in Android, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Analytics, Platforms
Yahoo is on the hunt. The company is seeking brand launch partners for its latest slate of content marketing services for Tumblr. It’s all part of Yahoo’s plan to monetize that social network.
“The move will see the Yahoo and Tumblr teams work closely with advertisers to help plan and execute branded content experiences across the platforms, while also measuring campaign ROI,” according to Jessica Davies at The Drum.
This announcement trumpets the second major push from Yahoo to monetize Tumblr following its $1.1bn in acquisitions last year.
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Engagement is great, but nothing warms the cockles of marketer hearts more than conversions. A new Marin Software report shows that is now happening.
In fact, smartphones and tablets now account for 30 percent of conversions on Google and 35 percent of them on Facebook.
As mobile adoption grows, smartphones and tablets are taking more prominent roles in the customer buying journey. A new report by Marin Software, a provider of a leading cross-channel performance advertising cloud, reveals smartphones and tablets comprise about one third of ad conversions on Google and Facebook. The rise in ad conversions on mobile devices suggests consumers are becoming increasingly more comfortable using smartphones and tablets to complete online transactions.
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Looking for breaking news?
You’re most likely to be doing it mobile.
That’s in line with a recent study by the Newspaper Association of America (NAA). Conducted by comScore, the study showed that 80 percent of U.S. adult internet users accessed digital news content.
When it comes to unique visitors, the digital newspaper audience came in at 164 million this past August—an 18 percent YOY increase.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Smartphones, Tablet Devices, Technology
There are a lot of buzzwords out there — and a lot of confusion about what to do when there’s a dearth of data. Marketers are wrestling with everything from “programmatic buying” to “native content” to “mobile marketing,” yet many don’t have the tools to properly use the tech.
According to an ANA survey conducted with McKinsey & Company that was just released, advertisers still have a mountain to climb.
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