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
For many today, content consumption is no longer a focused activity. Instead we’re always connected and using multiple screens. Using more than one device at a time, we seamlessly move from one piece of content on one device to another on a different device either sequentially, simultaneously or separately. These evolving content consumption patterns have important implications for marketers. Includes nine actionable content marketing tips. Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog
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
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.
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