5 Small Business Mobile Marketing Tips [Research]

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Location, location, location, the real estate cliché, has additional meaning in terms of devices, computers, smartphones and tablets. Like place, one of the 4Ps of marketing, your business’s findability influences the prospects and buyers you can reach.

When it comes to small business, your target audience must be able to find you regardless of the device(s) they use. You must think mobile and local! Here are five mobile research insights (with 11 charts) and five actionable marketing tips. Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog

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25 Smartphone and Tablet Research Charts

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Mobile marketing is at the top of every marketer’s to-do list but the challenge is that most of them don’t really understand how their target audience uses smartphones and tablets. At the heart of the problem is the fact that mobile marketing sounds new and expensive despite the fact that most of them own one or more of these devices.

When it comes to mobile marketing, most consumers are way ahead of marketers in their use of their smartphones and tablets. They’ve developed a variety of habits to deal with the on-going avalanche of content. To get your marketing on track, here are twenty-five research charts explained in plain English. Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog


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53 New Mobile Marketing Facts [Research/Charts]

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Mobile penetration for smartphones, tablets and other connected devices continues to expand, changing how both customers and marketers communicate and interact. Our voracious appetite for new connected devices has changed how we consume content and these changes require marketers to adapt their communications in order to reach their target audiences.

To help you mobilize your business to support your objectives, here are 53 new mobile marketing facts taken from twenty-three research charts organized by category.

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Content Marketing: How to Get More Readers

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While content is 2013’s marketing mantra, to achieve their business goals, marketers must break through the noise (aka bs) to get their information read. As a marketer, you’re up against a sea of messages competing for your prospects’ attention.  Creating and distributing content that reaches your target audience and fulfills their needs without being promotional is a challenge. Includes 7 actionable content marketing tactics and research. Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog.

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5 Facts Prove Visual Content Is A Guaranteed Winner!

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By nature, people are visual and we’re attracted to images, especially those containing people. Powered by the desire for visual content, TumblrPinterest and Instagram all grew during 2012, dubbed the “the rise of the visual web” by comScore.

Increased ownership of mobile devices containing cameras means that many consumers can snap an image whenever they wish and easily share it to a broad audience via social media, email or text. As a marketer, you can leverage this powerful content marketing to achieve your business goals.

Here are 5 facts and 7 benefits (with actionable marketing tips) to provide the power of visual content marketing. Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog

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Instagram Hearts Visual Content Marketing (7 Charts)

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About 60% of the top brands are on Instagram. Is yours? If not, you should reconsider because Instagram is the current see and be seen social media site that’s giving Pinterest a run for its money. Owned by Facebook, Instagram has 90 million monthly active users, 40 million photos per day, and 8,500 likes per second according to Simply Measured. Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog

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Social Media and Branding: Is It Worth The Money?

While over 90% of brands use some form of social media, they don’t put their marketing muscle behind their social media execution. Recent research by Technorati raises questions about the disconnect between being on social media and using it as an effective marketing conduit. Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog

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Social Media and Brands: 10 Charts You Need

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Do you know where your customers engage on social media, what they’re doing, and how they engage?

More importantly, do you know how they view your brand’s social media engagement interactions? If you’re like many marketers, you don’t have a clue.

To provide marketing insights into how consumers view brands on social media, here’s analysis of  research from Technorati Media, which gathered input from over 1,200 customers for their 2013 Digital Influence Report, and comScore’s, 2013 US Digital Future report.

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9 Facebook Research Charts for Your 2013 Marketing Plan

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Facebook remains social media’s global 800 pound gorilla. Post-IPO, Facebook is challenged to find new growth and monetization opportunities. Here are four different perspectives on Facebook’s growth during the second half of 2012 and what it means for Facebook and marketers for 2013 shown through nine different research charts. Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog

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69 Mobile Marketing Facts Explained (in Plain English!)

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2012 was [finally] mobile’s year. Mobile, including both smartphones and tablets made significant jumps forward. Always within arm’s reach, they’ve become an integral part of our lives. As a result, consumers expect a seamless digital experience regardless of the device they’re using. Here are 29 mobile marketing charts to help you navigate mobile marketing in 2013. Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog

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