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2012 was an evolutionary year for marketing. Trends that had been growing outside of the main focus of social media, search and digital moved to the center of marketing driven by the expanded offering and ownership of smartphones, tablets and other content consuming devices. Here’s what stood out for eighteen marketing experts. Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog
Born after 1995, Gen Z are true mobile mavericks. Growing up in an untethered world of smartphones, tablets and wifi, this generation’s perspective is both multi-cultural and global. This distinguishes them from prior generations. Therefore, marketers need to understand Gen Z to craft effective messaging and content tailored to their view of the world. Here are nine insights every marketer needs based on JWT Intelligence’s Gen Z: Digital in their DNA (April 2012) Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog
How many screens are you viewing now? While I’d like your complete and undivided attention, chances are you’ve viewing more than one screen right now based on recent research from Google, Ipsos and Sterling Brand. For marketers this is a major challenge since they don’t have their audience’s focused attention. And even if they do have their audience’s attention, it’s likely to be interrupted at anytime by another device. To help you better understand current device usage and it’s implications for content marketing, here’s an examination of the research and seven tactics to maximize multi-screen effectiveness.
Contrary to popular belief, mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, are a shopper’s BFF. About four out five smartphone and tablet owners have used the device for shopping related activities according to Nielsen. Not surprisingly, consumers employ tablets more for pre-purchase research and reviews while smartphones are utilized on-the-go to locate stores and check prices. Six charts and research included. Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog
With 115.8 million US smartphone owners and 54.8 million US tablet owners estimated by eMarketer in 2012, how we shop is changing. Using multiple devices, particularly smartphones and tablets, at different steps of the purchase process is an emerging trend.