Attention Binge Viewers! Showerbox Lets You Use Your iPad in the Shower!

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Working with Buzzman, French streaming brand Canalplay is out with Showerbox, an item that will encase your iPad in a waterproof container so you don't have to interrupt your binge viewing when you've binged so long you begin to stink and have to take a shower.

No, seriously. This is what it's come to. Blame Netflix. Blame Amazon Prime. Blame, well, every content provider out there. And blame yourself for succumbing to the addictive nature of binge viewing. You are binging on Orange is the New Black right now, aren't you?

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by Steve Hall    Jun-10-14    
Topic: Mobile/Wireless



Carlsberg Extends Happy Hours With Instagram Hashtag Campaign

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Everyone wants a longer happy hour, right? Especially beer brands that make all that beer you're going to drink if you stay in the bar longer. So it makes perfect sense that a brand like Carlsberg would do whatever they can to get people to stay in bars longer and drink more beer.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-16-14    
Topic: Mobile/Wireless



7 Ways Marketers Can Use Mobile to Tap Into People's 'Digital Home on the Range'

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In just under a decade, mobile devices have morphed from a handy tool that allows people to make phone calls on the go into a users' primary communication channel and ubiquitous online connection to friends, family, business and entertainment. The rapidly changing role mobile devices play in our lives is evident from a mobile device users' utter panic if their phone is misplaced or stolen: The loss creates the same physiological and psychological symptoms once reserved for a traumatic event like a home burglary -- a sense of disorientation and alienation from what they hold dear as well as profound separation anxiety.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-10-14    
Topic: Mobile/Wireless



57% of People Won't Recommend A Brand With A Poor Mobile Site [Infographic]

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In a roundup of current mobile stats, WebDAM Solutions has crafted an infographic detailing the latest facts, figures and trends in the mobile marketing space. Among the findings:

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by Steve Hall    Jan-30-14    
Topic: Mobile/Wireless, Research



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6 Steps to Make Your Mobile Website Shine

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True it's not rocket science, but getting what you need from your mobile website is not as easy as shrinking down your desktop content and moving it around. Not if you want to drive real outcomes, not if you want your mobile site to shine. Here are six steps to getting your mobile site on the road to greatness:

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by Steve Hall    Jan-24-14    
Topic: Mobile/Wireless



Clickable Paper to Destroy QR Code, Save Print?

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Ricoh is out with new apps for a technology called Clickable Paper. In a nutshell, it does away with the dreaded QR code by embedding hotspots directly into printed materials that are recognizable by an app.

Each hotspot can point to multiple links rather than just one as it is with QR codes. And since there is no ugly QR code gumming up the works, designers will love it. Of course, people will need some sort of indication that these hotspots actually exist on the paper in the first place.

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by Steve Hall    Jan- 9-14    
Topic: Mobile/Wireless



5 Myths Every Marketer Should Avoid When 'Going Mobile' [Whitepaper]

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So this is the year of mobile, right? Oh wait, last year was. Or was it the year before? Oh, nevermind. The fact is, mobile is here and it's here to stay. But as a marketer, are you ready? Is your path towards "going mobile" clear? Do you have a rock solid mobile strategy in place?

In this white paper entitled 5 Myths Every CMO Should Know About 'Going Mobile,' you will learn what resources you need to implement a mobile strategy, that a mobile website is just the tip of the iceberg and and that the technological hurdles are more far reaching that how your site renders on the iPhone.

Download this Mobiquity white paper now and learn how to "go mobile" the right way.

by Steve Hall    Dec-19-13    
Topic: Mobile/Wireless



This Mobile Marketing Strategy Guide Will Energize Your Mobile Marketing Efforts

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Following the release of his second book "Performance Marketing for Professionals," and pre-empting the release of his upcoming content marketing book with Bruce Clay, digital marketer Murray Newlands has released "Mobile Marketing Strategy Guide"

The guide has five chapters, ranging in topics from an introduction to mobile marketing, to building, running, tracking, and optimizing mobile campaigns. While the guide is written in large part by Newlands himself, it also contains a handful of guest-authored sections containing expert insights and tips from a handful of successful mobile marketers and app developers.

According to Newlands, his "Mobile Marketing Strategy Guide" is meant to serve as an introduction to the industry for those who are looking to expand their repertoire and enter the mobile space in the year to come.

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by Steve Hall    Nov-25-13    
Topic: Mobile/Wireless



Five Reasons Brands Should Leverage Check-Ins and Location Tagging

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Browse through your personal social media feeds - Facebook, Instagram, Yelp, Foursquare, etc. It's very likely that at least one of your friends or connections has checked-in at a restaurant, park, or local venue. Social media today not only allows us to update how we are feeling or what we are doing, but it also allows us to share our location with our friends and followers.

Majority of today's most popular social media platforms offer some sort of check-in or location tagging option. When location tagging first started a few years back, it seemed a little creepy. Why on Earth would you want to share your location with strangers? However, location check-ins do much more than just tell us where our connections are. Similar to the way businesses use status updates, they can strategically use check-ins to increase visibility of their brand or product, grow their audience, and potentially bring in sales.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-10-13    
Topic: Mobile/Wireless, Point of Purchase



LiquidM Aims to Remove Headaches From Mobile Media Buying

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According to estimates from an August eMarketer report, mobile advertising is a $16.7B market but represents just 14% of the total $117.6B digital ad spend. Despite market opportunity and years of "this is the year of mobile," mobile media buyers have struggled to manage campaigns given the voluminous variety of players and their incompatibilities.

As smart phones and tablets consume more and more audience time, ad spend will (we are told) further shift into mobile. One new company, LiquidM, aims to make things easier for the mobile advertising space with its whitelabeled product offering.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-10-13    
Topic: Mobile/Wireless, Tools








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