Category Archives: Mobile Marketing

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Data Privacy Discussion Live with Michael Becker

Michael Becker is on the faculty at National University and has become an expert in Data Privacy. Do you know what this is? What is data? Clear up some of the confusion and learn with us. What Watch the video here:

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Michael Becker

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Michael Becker has been studying this topic for ten years. He’s really one of the brightest minds on the subject. Get to know your privacy rights. What happens after you click?

Want to know more about personal data, especially when it’s yours?

People’s relationship with their personal information is changing. People are becoming aware that their personal information is employed by organizations (inc. commercial, non-commercial, government) to support background operations, to personalize services, to deliver conveniences and value. However, to date, outside simple opt-in mechanics, people have had little to no active role in the management of their personal information. For example, people have little to no insight or say in how their data is used for marketing, in predictive analytics modeling, credit scoring, real-identity detection & resolution, fraud management, and a host of other applications that have a material effect on nearly every aspect of their lives. We’re entering an age of awareness and awakening. The increase of public data breaches, the rise of recognized security flaws in hardware and software, and actual and perceived data misuses of personal data are opening people’s eyes to the need to protect their privacy and to take an active role in the management of their personal information. One day, market leaders envision, that the majority of people will awaken to the undeniable fact that their personal information has value, that it is their asset, and that they can have an active role in its management–its production, collection, refinement, use, exchange, and value. However, for many, having control over the sovereignty of their digital self may be out of reach of many, as privacy is the new luxury good.

In this session Mary Beth McCabe and Michael Becker have an online fireside chat on the future of privacy and the emergence of the individual digital sovereignty. We’ll discuss the triggers–changes in people’s behavior, the regulatory and technology landscape, and commercial reactions—that have triggered a tsunami that is washing over the world’s economies. Once the waters recede the landscape of business will forever be changed. It is time to prepare.

Michael, Becker, Ramon Corona, Mary Beth McCabe, (l to r) at National University

Live with Jamie Turner, Internationally Recognized Author, Network TV News Contributor

Want to learn from Jamie Turner? He’s got some inspiration here in this webinar, recorded early in 2018.

Learn about social media, mobile marketing, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. All of these which impact marketers today. Find out what the trends mean.

Live with Jamie Turner

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Meet Jamie Turner

“What is Artificial Intelligence? And how is Artificial Intelligence different from Machine Learning?”
We will talk about this Monday, Jan 29 from 11am -12 Noon PST LIVE with Jamie. Here is the login.

Conversation starter here from Jamie’s blog….. “AI is the ability for a computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings. AI is an umbrella term that would include a wide variety of things including self-driving cars, Google search, image recognition software, and a whole slew of stuff you already use or are at least thinking of using.

Machine Learning is a sub-category of AI. It gives computers the ability to automatically learn and improve by using algorithms. (An algorithm is a step-by-step procedure for solving a problem or reaching a goal. It’s sort of like a recipe that you keep adjusting and improving each time you use it.)

Artificial Intelligence is a broad category that covers computers and robots that do human tasks, and Machine Learning is a sub-category that focuses in on the use of algorithms that continue to improve the more they’re used.”

AI= Google Image Search, Paid Search, and Facebook Feed. Also, Netflix, Spotify and Pandora all give you AI.

Jamie’s got a list of 157 AI platforms and growing. Go ahead and add to it!

Live webinar about Social Media and National University programs

Want to learn as much as you can in a short amount of time and make it look easy? Check out this video. Topics in this video include creating a persona for your business, solving your customer’s problems with a solution they need, and measuring your results. Examples of Hanes, IBM, and even Colgate Palmolive Dish Detergent are cases presented by #lisarothstein. Thank you, Lisa for this interview in depth and full of great experiences.

How close is your phone to you?

From an event at National University

Maybe it’s replaced your best friend. Maybe you never are without it. According to the IAB, two thirds of us are operating a device every thirty minutes of our awake time. And one in five of us is checking the phone every five minutes. Are you that one in five?

We knew that teens would rather have a mobile phone than a car, but this is a new finding, about time spent and how dependent we are on communications.
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) would like you to think that advertising is effective on mobile phones, too. They have some studies that prove this. Take a look here and comment if you like.


What do you need to know about Social Media, but were afraid to ask?


Will you join us?

We’re hoping for a great AMA (Ask me Anything) session featuring our Social Media Expert, Cheryl Hawley, National University adjunct professor. Have a question? Send it in advance. Want to chat about it? We’ll be on Monday 1 PM-2PM PST. Never used zoom? It’s easy.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

That’s all you need to do. If you have a headset and camera, you’ll be able to interact even better.

Cheryl Hawley is a digital marketing strategist, marketing professor and trained public speaker. Cheryl is the founder of Unite Socially.  A media agency specializing in social media marketing and influencer management for the beauty industry.  Cheryl is a highly sought after speaker and consultant whose work has impacted franchises and organizations that have grown to be multi-million dollar companies.

This photo (below) was the very first in the series, back in January, 2017. We are now well into the calendar year, so we have a lot in the pipeline as well as a history. Our Facebook page promotes the events. @mobilemarketingsocialmedia. We don’t charge a fee to attend. We want to inform, educate and help you with your individual needs. We hold these every other Monday at present. We may expand to a weekly format in the future.

What mobile devices are the Chinese using?

chart of Chinese device use

What device do you use to connect to the internet?

So if 95% of the Chinese are using their Smartphone to connect to the internet, that means they are nearly always using the best connected tool in the world for accessing information. Only 60% are using the desktop (trending down) and just over a third using the laptop (trending down) and fewer using the tablet (same). One trend to note here is that Connected TV usage is up in 2016, to 25% (trending up). This comes to us from eMarketer. (Jan 2017)

What does it tell us? It says that the Chinese users have embraced mobile in a big way, with 19 out of 20 people (1.3 Billion live there) owning and using a smartphone that connects them instantly from where they are to where they want to be.

mobile marketing in the classroom.

Dr. McCabe, teaching Mobile Marketing Essentials in Guangzhou, China

I was grateful to have been invited to be a Visiting Professor for a week at Nanfang College at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China in November, 2016. Pictured, above, I was in the classroom, teaching some of the basic and not so basic strategies of marketing. I also taught from my textbook, Mobile Marketing Essentials (pub. by Stukent, Inc).

These students taught me so much about Mobile payments. They did not carry or need credit cards or cash. They used their smartphone everywhere they went, and purchased whatever they needed directly from the phone. It was as simple as waving the phone near the reader and letting bluetooth technology take over the payments.

These payments can also be found inside the WeChat app, so you don’t even need to download a different app. They have mini apps inside, so you can have a one stop shopping experience. I will hope to return to China again, and this time, not wait 28 years to make that happen. Maybe I’ll be back again this year!

Meet Rich Brooks

Want to learn more about Lead Gen? Meet Rich Brooks on March 13 on our own special zoom cast. We’ll have an hour long Q and A about how to become more successful as a business owner, when it comes to digital marketing. Limited seating, so arrive early. Find out more @mobilemarketingsocialmedia on Facebook. This is #5 in a series.

Rich wrote the book that he wished someone had written when he started his business. He’s passionate about bringing you more customers and success. We’d like to share this special time with a few of our closest friends and associates. So far, we’ve had Melodie Tao, Lon Safko, Kendra Losee and Francisco Martinez on our show. We’d like to hear from you. Ask your questions and get real answers, too.

Take it from Mari

Why do I need Mobile Marketing?


8 chapters in Mobile Marketing Essentials

Let’s face it, you would not be reading this if you didn’t think that it was important, right? Of course it is.
Do you check your device more than 200 times per day, and like me, sometimes have more than 20 apps open?
Try this: see if you can only use your mobile device for just one day. Try it. Cold turkey on the desktop. Can you do it?
For some, it’s really difficult because of habits we have that make us want to use the desktop. For others, they already use the mobile device for 90% of their work-related projects.
If you want to know more about Mobile Marketing, please consider buying this textbook from this link here, where Stukent, Ink, our publisher, will guide you to access the textbook.
We’d like to know what you think about the book, and how you like it. And, we will be using your comments as we launch the improved version ebook in the near future.

Order the textbook here

photo of Michael Hanley

co-author Michael Hanley, Ball State University



Amanda, from Stukent, at recent San Diego conference with Mary Beth McCabe.

Watch this short interview with Kimberly, who learned Mobile Marketing and Social Media at National University. To learn more, please contact