Get ready for a major upgrade at a future Hilton hotel stay.
Beginning next year, guests can kiss the hotel’s front desk goodbye. The check-in process once a staple of the hotel experience will soon be relegated to the trash bin of history.
Soon, all you will need is your smartphone to access a room at a Hilton property.
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Mobile advertising is in growth mode. But when will it topple the king of the hill – television?
According to eMarketer, advertisers will this year (for the first time ever) spend more on mobile-device ads than they spend on newspaper or radio.
Market research company eMarketer also expects mobile-ad spending to soar 83 percent in 2014 to nearly $18 billion.
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HBC Department Store Group has just announced plans to deploy the Swirl in-store beacon marketing platform.
Adding its brand to the list of cutting-edge retailers wanting to bolster he in-store mobile experience of its shoppers, the group tells MMW via a written statement that it seeks to “deliver digital experiences to consumers’ smartphones while they shop in the company’s department stores in Canada and the US.”
Using beacons installed in merchandising areas, stores where the tech is made available will automatically deliver “branded content and personalized offers” to shoppers on site through a number of company-owned and third party mobile apps.
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On Monday, MMW was briefed by the team at SAP regarding the expansion of the SAP Mobile Secure portfolio.
The latest addition is that of a mobile application management component, which the company calls “a white-label, localizable and secure enterprise app store that makes it easy for companies to simply and proactively push their mobile apps into the hands of employees, business partners and consumers.”
For managed users, the company says of its newest solution, it identifies when their device is out of compliance and directs them to download the appropriate mobile device management (MDM) solution, regardless of the MDM vendor, before they are able to install any apps.
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Apps may be where people spend most of their time, but retail sales sites are where it’s happening.
That’s the conclusion of recent eMarketer data, which projects that 19.0 percent of U.S. retail ecommerce sales will stem from mobile devices this year.
By 2016, the share is expected to rise to 25.0 percent.
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In the beginning was the word. And then — if you want any readers — photos, images, pie charts, and videos.
That’s the conclusion of a June, 2014 poll by Orbit Media Studios, which indicates that today’s blog readers are more likely than ever to see images alongside text.
It’s the beautification of the blog. Nearly three-quarters of blogger respondents said they used an image such as a stock photo or diagram in their blog posts, and 44.5 percent reported including more than one.
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Who gets the goodies when native advertising is employed?
In one of the largest studies of people’s attitudes towards native advertising, 62 percent said that it didn’t help to enhance the reputation of news sites, but it did help brands to be seen on highly trusted media sites.
Comprehensive coverage about the study was recently provided by ZDNet.
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