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.
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.
We have been working on a book “The Mobile Marketing Essentials” since 2014 and it’s coming closer to being finished. We know there is a need for this, because we have been searching and not able to find the right materials. We will announce a date and a location where you can download the book for free for a limited time. So, please follow this page and you will be notified of that date. In the meantime, look for chapters and content to roll out as well. The authors are: Michael Becker, Michael Hanley, Paul Berney and Mary Beth McCabe. We really appreciate your support and encouragement as this writing and publishing process is critical to the growth of content and distribution that has a high quality and value for the reader.
In my search for more content on mobile marketing, I found a pub from Britain that is called “Mobile Marketing” and I found a very interesting article about Ad blocking. If you remember pop up ads, then you know why there is such a thing.
Ad blocking is coming to mobile in an explosive way in the near future, they claim. I agree with that prediction.
Yes, you can get a “White Label” for your ads. But most large companies actually pay for this, they say. So, what confidence do we have with a white label if it just costs a company extra cash?
I’ve installed Adblock, and it tells me that in 3 weeks, I’ve had 42 ads blocked and that I have saved 54 MB of data. That tracking tells me that the app has been good for me, so I will keep it and keep checking my stats.
The welcome screen says Adblock blocks banners, pop-ups and videos in any app. It works on both Wi-Fi and cellular networks and protects your privacy by blocking malicious tracking.For a visual demonstration on how this works, see the figure above, “How does Adblock work? This was a screen shot of my mobile phone.
The reason Adblock and other apps that exist is that the ad community has been obnoxious in their pursuit of eyeballs. Some few have ruined the desktop and now the mobile experience.
When we watch TV, we can zap through the commercials. Now, with an app, we can block them out, mostly. And with paying a fee to a firm like YouTube ($9.95 a month) we can go ad free! That’s Google, getting paid to serve the ads, and getting paid NOT to serve the ads. Wow.
What a business.
Want to read more? See the magazine below for some very good articles on the topic.
Today is the conferral date for Jeffrey Frichner, MBA, National University. Yes, he’s 57 years old, and he posted to his timeline on Nov 2 the proof. And the response has been overwhelming because he’s inspiring his teens, his neighbors and the NU faculty and student body to see the results of hard work and tenacity. Was it easy? No. Was it worth it? Yes, according to Jeffrey.
Jeffrey was my student in April 2015, in the class, Mobile Marketing. He came to the online classroom with an attitude that said, “I want to learn” and challenged his professor and his classmates to provide a superior experience for him to be successful. And succeed he has. He’s on to many new business opportunities and I doubt if it will be long before we’re hearing more.
He now has his Masters of Business Administration with a specialization in Mobile Marketing and Social Media, and as of today, it’s official.
In the meantime, we salute all of the hard working students in the School of Business and Management, as well as the professors and staff for making the student experience exceptionally excellent and we congratulate Jeffrey in his achievements, especially those in academia. We look forward to hearing more.
Scarborough Research reaches deep into mobile here with a look into how Hispanics are using their wireless devices. This research comes from the SDX (formerly San Diego Ad Club) and the Hispanic Marketing committee. Today, Hispanics out index on almost every mobile device and measurement. We will continue this conversation in later posts. Your comments are welcome as well.
With the busiest border crossing in the world, the third largest region of US Hispanics, combined with Tijuana, the San Diego metro continues to shine as a leader. Stay tuned for more to come on this topic.
If you think ahead about how mobility has changed our world, and mostly for the better, watch this video from Ramesh Raskar about how x can become much more than just a variable. His TedX talk is the best one I have seen on Mobile Marketing. I hope you enjoy watching his theory and application of how your eye exam will be different in the future.
“As the Head of MIT Media Lab’s Camera Culture Research Group, Professor Ramesh Raskar is credited with a long list of innovations, including a smartphone attachment that can diagnose eye problems. But he makes the point that you don’t have to be a PhD to be an inventor. This inspiring talk from TEDx BeaconStreet equips every one of us with an easy-to-use framework.”
The Mobile Marketing Readiness Survey was created by Michael Becker, from mCordis. He shares it as part of the upcoming textbook on Mobile Marketing.
We’d like to see you take the survey, and then analyze your own personal results. You can score this as you feel is appropriate for your level of experience.
This is a tool that will help you to achieve your goals, and sets the expectations in advance of your work in Mobile Marketing.
Survey questions below:
1. a. Do you have a dedicated resource for mobile? Yes or No.
1b. If the answer is no, do you:
i) work with an outside agency.
ii) make mobile part of our overall marketing team’s efforts.
iii) make mobile part of our digital marketing/e-commerce team.
iv) have a dedicated mobile product team.
v) have a formal approach toward planning and executing mobile programs.
vi) none of the above
2. How are your mobile decisions made?
a) They are not made. We do not have a mobile team; our mobile programs are ad-hoc.
b) By our senior management.
c) By our marketing team.
d) By our agency.
3. Which of the following mobile channels do you use?
For each of the items listed below, choose one of the following:
Don’t Know What This Is
Critical to our Efforts
Responsive Design Websites
Native Mobile Websites
Progressive Mobile Websites
Native Mobile Applications
Hybrid Mobile Applications
Application Enhancements and SDKs
Optimized Mobile Video
Mobile Advertising – Display
Mobile Advertising – Native
Mobile Advertising – Rich Media
Device Finger Printing/Targeting
Scoring: Review your Mobile Marketing Readiness Survey results for additional questions you may want to ask yourself. You can also send this survey to your partners and co-workers to assess their level of technology adoption. If you find that the majority of your answers are “Not Using, Use Rarely, Occasionally or Don’t Know,” then you have some work to do. If you find that the majority of the items are in the “Use Often” and “Critical to Our Efforts” columns, then you are heading toward success faster than others. Reading the upcoming textbook will help you understand your mobile marketing readiness levels and how to improve them.
Stay tuned for more information to come about the textbook.
If you already are “in the know” they read no further. Most of us feel that we need to know more about these topics in today’s very fast changing world. If you want to learn more about how Mobile Marketing and Social Media will change your life, or your business, or both, you can enroll in this online class now.
National University seeks to help the adult learner sharpen skills that can be applied right away, in a one month one course format. Find our more on your schedule, as we have many classes that you may find valued and relevant.
Here’s just one fast example: How many times a day do most people check their mobile phones? (Hint: A lot) The answer is below.
Want to know more about our classes and faculty? There’s plenty on this page, and the website www.nu.edu, and we’re also featuring some of our instructors on the Mobile Marketing YouTube Channel, featuring Michael Becker, one of the leading authorities on Mobile Marketing and author of “Mobile Marketing for Dummies.”
Answer: The MMA says that the average person checks their mobile phone about 150 times a day.