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3 Steps to Creating an Effective Mobile App Strategy

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Marketers often ask: “Should I create a mobile website OR a mobile app?” The reality  is you should provide prospects and searchers with information in the form they want to consume it in. Therefore, mobilize your content marketing. Offer a mobile website (or at least use responsive design), mobile app, social media presence (already optimized for mobile use) and mobile search.

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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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Video Content Marketing: Are You A Super Star?

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YouTube has passed over a billion unique users every month, that’s almost one out of every two Internet users. Further, all of Ad Age’s Top 100 brands now run campaigns on YouTube despite the fact marketers consider video content difficult and expensive to create. So what do the top brands know about video content that you don’t? Includes 8 charts and marketing tips. Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog

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7 Actionable Social Media Tactics To Rock Your Marketing Plans

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While consumers have wholeheartedly embraced social media, marketers are following their prospects and customers to these platforms reluctantly because they remain challenged to show ROI for their efforts.

Despite this, marketers plan to increase their social media budgets and integration of their marketing efforts largely to use social media advertising. Based on new research by Nielsen, here are seven actionable marketing insights on social media advertising complete with the research charts and related tactics to help your marketing.

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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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5 Content Trends Every Marketer Needs In 2013

Evolving Content Consumption Patterns - Heidi Cohen Blog

We live in a multi-screen world. We have screens designed for use everywhere from public transportation to the bathroom. These screens provide new ways for us to consume content all day long. Now one device can do everything multiple devices did.

The use of multiple screens and different devices has changed our content consumption habits. There are four main ways we consume content: focused use, dual input, info snacking and time shifted. This enables us to consume more information in less time.

Here are 5 content trends marketers need for 2013.

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Free Research: 8 Resources Every Marketer Needs

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Face it—Gut feel no longer cuts it for marketing decisions. While your organization may be great at doing on-going testing to determine what works best for your products and marketing, it helps to have solid data based on quality research as a benchmark. Here are eight of my favorite, free research resources I’d be lost without. (Translation: Useful data!)

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Social Media: What Works and What Doesn’t

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As we continue as consumers to increase our use and time on social media, our habits and expectations evolve to meet an ever greater range of needs. In turn, this requires that marketers change their approach and use of these platforms as communications, advertising and engagement channels. Here are twelve social media facts with charts. Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog

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Top 7 Marketing Trends of 2012 [Research / Charts]

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In terms of marketing, 2012 was a year that showed that the more things change, the more they stay the same.The forces behind 2012’s top seven marketing trends were the same as those of 2011; the difference was that their impact increased. [Charts included] Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog

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