According to a new report this week in the Los Angeles Times, the recent suicide of 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick has brought more attention to the tragic reality that victims of cyberbullying are getting younger while digital bullies are growing more brazen.
Studies show that as many as 7 in 10 young people have experienced some form of cyberbullying in the last twelve months.
And of those victimized, 20% said that the cyberbullying experienced was “very extreme.”
Posted in Mobile Devices, Mobile Social, Platforms, SMS / Text, Technology
What’s more important to small businesses? A website or a social media presence?
According to the findings of a new survey shared this week by PayAnywhere, one of the nation’s top mobile payments solutions providers, websites still take the cake.
The survey sponsored by VeriSign revealed that many small businesses are still resisting the social trend. 72 percent of participants reported having a website as the primary online presence to represent their businesses.
Posted in Marketing Strategy, Mobile Payments, Mobile Social, Mobile Websites, Platforms, Technology, Topics
Here are some of the top stories in mobile and online gaming that our sister site mGamingWatch has been monitoring in recent days.
Nowhere is the evolution and fusion of mobile and marketing more apparent than in the gaming industry today. And perhaps nowhere is the help of mobile more sorely needed. To that end, the team at Up All Day Creative Solutions is helping its clients gain a competitive mobile edge in their marketing. And so far, the results have been nothing less than remarkable.
As expected, 888 Holdings is already seeing the benefits of the gradual but steady emergence of legalized online gambling in the United States. The online gambling and poker giant is making headway in Nevada, and Delaware and New Jersey are also squarely on the company’s radar.
Posted in Announcements, Casino Mobile Apps, Casino mobile marketing, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, Mobile Gaming, Mobile Social, News, Platforms, Resources, Smartphones, Technology
FICO has just published the results of an international survey of businesses and consumers. The findings indicate that China and Korea are the countries with the highest percentage of people who interact with businesses daily via mobile devices.
The survey took an in-depth look at consumer preferences and tendencies with regard to mobile, online and in-person interactions with banks, government agencies, healthcare providers, insurers, and retailers.
“China (51 percent) and Korea (50 percent) were joined by India (49 percent) as the countries with the highest percentage of ‘mobile native; consumers — those who interact with businesses via mobile devices every day,” FICO reports.
Posted in Announcements, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Analytics, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, Mobile Marketing, Mobile Shopping, Mobile Social, News, Platforms, Resources, Smartphones, Technology
According to mGamingWatch, GSMI’s Social Media Strategies Summit is returning to Las Vegas for a three-day comprehensive social media marketing event.
The occasion will unite experts in the field to share best practices on how social media can be integrated into an overall marketing plan to reach business goals.
SMSS Vegas has confirmed several thought leaders within the social media industry, including FOX Sports Digital, ARIA Resort & Casino and Orabrush.
Posted in Announcements, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Devices, Mobile Marketing, Mobile Social, News, Platforms, Resources, Smartphones, Technology
Baynote published on Thursday the results from its inaugural 2013 Holiday Predictions Survey.
The survey, conducted in partnership with the e-tailing group, found that retailers are “cautiously optimistic.” In fact, 60% of those surveyed are forecasting growth in excess of 10 percent for 2013 online holiday season revenue, in line with industry forecasts.
Not surprisingly, retailers expect mobile to play an increased role in driving sales with minimal contributions from social media.
Posted in Announcements, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Devices, Mobile Marketing, Mobile Retail, Mobile Shopping, Mobile Social, News, Platforms, Predictions, Resources, Smartphones, Technology
Twitter is looking to take its direct messaging capability to a new level, sources close to the microblogging behemoth say.
As we know, Twitter recently updated its platform so that users can choose to be direct messaged by not only people that they’re following, but also by people that are following them.
Additionally AllThingsD reports that Twitter similarly be looking into the possibility of a dedicated application for its direct messaging feature.
Posted in Announcements, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, Mobile Social, News, Platforms, Resources, Smartphones, Technology, Topics