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Zample: Increasing Relevance by Listening

zample_header.pngOne of the top objectives of advertisers has always been to increase the relevance of a particular ad to the specific consumer who is receiving the ad.

Zample is a new start-up that is helping brands increase the relevance of their advertising by listening to - and automatically recognizing - the media which surrounds a consumer. This information can have great value for mobile app publishers, and may spawn some interesting new marketing services. more»


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Why your mobile app
has to work RIGHT!

phone-errors.jpgThese days many companies are launching mobile apps as part of their marketing and customer relationship strategy. These companies are from all sectors: fashion, food, sports, FMCG, travel, etc.

For most of these companies, it is the first time they have ever released a software product. This study gives some hard numbers on why making sure a app works right is so critical. more»


19.03.2014    Tags:
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Interesting smartphone facts:
More Androids than babies!

survey_smartphone.gifWe all know that smartphones are involved in a rapidly increasing share of our daily activities: from social interactions on Facebook, photo-taking and sharing, m-commerce, to playing games, mobile touches all parts of our life.

This infographic from New Relic points out some very interesting facts about how consumers are using the 1 billion smartphones in the world. more»


29.05.2013    Tags: ,
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Apps World

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22 to 23 October, 2013
London, UK

Developer Conference & Exhibition: Now in its 4th year, Apps World has grown to be one of the leading global multi-platform events in the mobile industry. more»


11.05.2013    Tags: ,
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Facebook reaches profitability due to mobile success

facebook_profits2.gifFacebook has reported its first profit since the company’s IPO last year. At that point, Facebook saw its stock plummet in its opening day. And for the two consecutive quarters afterwards, Facebook was operating at a loss.

Now, for the first time, they’ve reported a net income of $64 million - citing their increased focus on mobile platforms for the turnaround.
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17.04.2013    Tags: ,
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App developers send texts to power user engagement

sms_for_apps.gifHow often do you send SMS messages any more? With a whole host of alternative (and, more importantly, free to use) messaging services like Whatsapp, iMessage and Viber, it can often feel like a redundant platform.

However, a new report from mobile interaction specialists Tyntec highlights the potential and importance of text-based marketing, especially for app developers that are trying to build an audience and demand for their app.
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New Augmented Reality App -
Huggies “Pull Ups”

hugies.jpgAugmented reality isn’t a particularly new concept, and quite a few mobile apps incorporate it - often for gaming purposes. Now however, one company has found a unique use for AR technology: potty training.

Kimberly Clark, the company behind Huggies Pull Ups, has created a free app to help children and their parents work together through this special event. more»


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Everyone Can Dance!
Using A Mobile App To Sell “Just Dance 3″

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When Ubisoft was preparing to launch their Wii game “Just Dance 3“, one of their key objectives was to broaden the target of the Just Dance series beyond their traditional core customer base of teenage girls.

Widening the audience for the games meant finding a way to market to non-traditional Just Dance fans, and it turned out that using a mobile app was a great way to go! more»


15.10.2012    Tags: , ,
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A Daily Deal App - Tailored Just For You

dealboard.gifLondon and Seattle-based tech company nFluence have announced the release of dealBoard 2.0, the follow-up to its original app released in January.

dealBoard collects information on what brands consumers like, and delivers them daily deals based on this - like a more user-specific Groupon or Living Social. more»


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Mobile Payment Apps Proliferating,
But Still Facing The Same Old Problems

mobile_payments.gifMobile Payments has been receiving an increasing amount of attention in the media recently, both for mobile commerce and for person-to-person money transfers.

Two recent product launches in the UK of Barclaycard Pingit and O2’s mobile wallet have raised public awareness even more.

Here we take a look at the functionality offered by these apps, and how well they actually perform in today’s real world.
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Top Retailers Take Different Paths to Mobile App Success

walmart-vs-target.gifWalmart and Target are two of America’s largest retailers. And each has achieved massive penetration with their branded mobile apps.

However, they have adopted very different strategies to achieve this success.
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Apps World Europe 2012

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2 to 3 October, 2012
London, UK

Apps World brings together app Developers, MNOs, Marketing Managers and Tech Providers to address the challenges of delivery, development and design of apps across multiple platforms. more»


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Mobile Apps - Lessons Learned in 2011

istock_000018337527xsmall.jpg2011 was an eventful year, with big changes in the mobile industry, and 2012 promises to be even more exciting.

Mobile ad mediation provider inneractive have published an interesting end of year review on their blog looking into the lessons that they have learned in 2011 and how companies can maximize revenue from mobile apps in 2012. more»


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M-Commerce Value Growing Fast,
But Uptake Remains Flat

m-commerce-growth.jpgA recent survey in the UK by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) has found that the value of mobile transactions is rapidly increasing, although the overall uptake of mobile commerce remains relatively flat.

During the past year, the average value of mobile transactions has risen from £12.20 to £17.49, an increase of 43%. more»


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Harrods


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Mobile Marketing Strategy Update
A brand marketers guide to the mobile web and mobile apps

app_vs_web.gifWhen mobile apps first appeared, they took the mobile industry by storm, and offered a level of interactivity, engagement, and entertainment never before achievable on a mobile.

However, over time the speed and capability of the mobile web has greatly improved, and now many marketers are wondering which is the best approach to take.

This guide from the MMA shows marketers how they can combine mobile apps and the mobile web to create campaigns that are more effective and have greater reach than if they used only one of the channels. more»


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73% Of iPad Users Prefer Branded Apps

ipad-gladiator.gifRecent research has documented a strong consumer preference for free, branded apps.

A study commissioned by the Association of Publishing Agencies (APA) has found that 73% of iPad users prefer to download free branded apps rather than pay for non-branded equivalents. more»


18.06.2011    Tags: ,
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Heineken’s “Dual Screen” Mobile Marketing Scores A Goal With Champions League Fans

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One the biggest consumer trends in television these days is the rapid growth of the “Dual Screen” experience. In other words, viewers who use a mobile or a PC at the same time as they watch a normal show on TV to augment the TV experience.

Building on this new consumer trend, global beer brand Heineken has launched what they claim to be the first “dual screen” mobile marketing campaign around the 2011 UEFA Champions League tournament.

Heineken’s Starplayer app is a real-time mobile game that gets fans engaged with the brand and their favorite football team at the same time. more»


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GSMA Announces Finalists For Global Mobile Awards

gsm-awards.gifGSM Association has announced the finalists for its 16th Annual Global Mobile Awards to be held in February during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

In the Best Mobile Advertising and Marketing category, six great mobile campaigns from all over the world have been selected as finalists. more»


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GSMA Launches Mobile App Challenges For Brands and Bands

mobile-app-challenge.gifThe GSMA has announced two new mobile app contests as part of the Mobile World Congress 2011.

The Brand App Challenge will see mobile app developers build “brand apps” for a selected group of global brands, including Coca Cola.

The Band App Challenge will have developers submit concepts to enable famous musical artists to engage with their fans throughout the world.

Prizes include cash, tickets, and trips to MWC Barcelona.
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Virtual Goods: The Best Way To Monetise Your Mobile App?

virtual-goods3.gifThe last few years have seen an explosion of mobile applications and app stores. With the majority of mobile apps remaining free to download, many developers had hoped to monetize them through advertising.

But research shows there may be a better way, as the sale of virtual goods has already become the leading source of revenue in certain sectors. more»


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75% Of Mobile Audience Prefers Ad-Funded Apps

smiley_phone.gifIf people still have doubts about the public acceptance of mobile advertising, a recent market study from JiWire reports that that mobile users overwhelmingly are willing to accept mobile advertising in return for having free applications.

Understanding the trends, consumption patterns, and preferences is key to making good use of a communications medium, and this report looks at not only acceptance of advertising, but also application usage, acceptance of location-based ads, and iPad purchase intent. more»


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First iAd Campaigns Come To iPhone

6a00e55225079e883401347fde2b9a970c-800wi.jpgWith Apple launching its new iAd network last week, and the first few advertising campaigns using iAd popping up, it is time to have a look at whether these campaigns are delivering on the anticipation. more»


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Adobe versus Apple Update:
Now Greystripe Is In The Mix

adobe_no-flash.jpgOne of the biggest controversies surrounding the recent iPhone and iPad announcements has been the lack of support (actually the “prohibition”) of Flash authored apps on the Apple platforms.

Now mobile ad network Greystripe has entered the fray, partnering with Adobe to help advertisers use Flash ads in the iPhone and iPad platforms.
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AppsCircus At Mobile 2.0

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17 June 2010
Barcelona, Spain
Places are almost sold out;
Book for Mobile 2.0 now!


AppCircus is a global traveling showcase of creative and innovative apps presented during some of the most influential international events in mobile/web. more»


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You’ve Got A Mobile App – Now What?

graph_upward.gifWith so much competition in the App Store, trying to get your new app noticed, let alone downloaded and used more than once is an ongoing challenge for marketers.

Russell Berry from AppCreatives shares his strategies that may do the trick for you! more»


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Android Developer

Position: Android Developer (33)
Location: Paris and London
Company: A company developing a new contact management experience and integrated messaging application for Android, PC, and other platforms.
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Mobile Ad Budgets On the Rise

82.gifAccording to a study by MediaPost’s Center For Media Research and digital research firm Insight Express, 82% of brands and agencies have plans to boost their mobile ad budgets in the next year.

The planned increases are significant, with 3 in 10 planning to increase spending by 31% or more. more»


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Orange Wednesdays


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A Day in Paris


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A Big Month For Apple:
The Future of iPhone & iAd

In a special ‘developer preview’ session recently, Apple unveiled its plans for the future of the iPhone.
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The iPhone OS 4 will be the biggest revision to the iPhone since it was launched, offering many innovative new features.

One of the most important of these is iAd, the mobile advertising ad platform intended to put Apple in control of in-app advertising.

In this article we’ll look at the special features of iPhone 4 and what they will bring to consumers, plus how iAd is likely to effect advertisers, publishers, consumers, as well as the overall mobile advertising and marketing industry. more»


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Sales Executive - Mobile Application Development Solutions

Position: Sales Executive (31)
Location: Central London with global responsibility
Company: A leading provider of cross platform mobile application development solutions

The Role:
The company seeks an experienced software product sales professional to be responsible for the sale of cross-platform mobile applications solutions and services to application developers and software publishers mainly in the games industry and with an increasing focus on Europe. With a strong and experienced management, they are building a world-leading team to build the product franchise.
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Britain’s Got Talent iPhone App Downloaded 200K Times In 4 Days

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The Britain’s Got Talent iPhone app that was developed by talkbackTHAMES digital and Mobile Interactive Group (MIG) has reached the number 1 spot in the UK app store thanks to 200,000 downloads in four days. more»


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GetJar Launches Mobile App Conversion Tracking

getjar_logo_with_shadow.pngFor developers, getting people to download their app is important, but equally important is seeing who actually uses the app after it is downloaded. GetJar has now launched a new tool that enables developers to measure the conversion rate of mobile downloads compared to users. more»


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A Big Month For Apple:
iPad, iAd, & iPhone 4

Over the past two weeks, Apple has made three major announcements that may have a far reaching impact on the mobile world.

ipad-dog-230.jpg#1 - The launch of the iPad, the new tablet device that some think will revolutionize the way the world consumes media.

#2 - The announcement of iAd, Apple’s new built-in mobile advertising system for serving ads in iPhone & iPad apps.

#3 - A preview of iPhone 4, the new operating system for the iPhone.

Now that the dust has settled a bit, we look at these products to separate the hype from the reality and see what the longer term implications are for mobile, media, and marketing. more»


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iPhones Are Less Than 10%, But They Matter!

luke-closeup.jpgLuke Janssen is the Founder and CEO of TigerSpike, a leading global mobile agency.

A major point of discussion with TigerSpike clients these days - especially those with smaller budgets - is the best strategy for mobile apps.

In this article Luke shares the advice he has been giving his clients about why apps are important, and which platforms are key. more»


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Virgin


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Augmented Reality Helps Consumers Find Local Shops

iphone-yell-140.jpgCertain consumer services have been around for many years, and yet manage to evolve with the times and stay current.

The Yellow Pages is one such service. When it began almost 50 years ago, it was a book that consumers could use to find local businesses. As the internet boom took off, Yell.com became popular, and as mobile internet grew, an iPhone app was launched.

And now Yell has upgraded their iPhone application to include Augmented Reality, providing the most up to date way for people to find their local businesses.
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Will Apple Build Ads Into iPhone?

google-apple2.gifSince Apple bought Quattro Wireless at the end of last year there has been speculation that Apple might decide to enter the mobile ad business.

A recent job offering on the Apple website seems to confirm their intentions. more»


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Guardian iPhone App Crosses 100K Download Milestone

the-guardian-logo2.gifThe Guardian iPhone app, which was released in December 2009, managed to pass the 100,000 downloads mark within 10 weeks of its launch.

This number of downloaded apps should continue to grow as there are nearly half a million Guardian readers that access the Guardian mobile site each month via an iPhone or iPod touch. more»


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App Planet:
The Centre Of The Apps Universe

appplanet.gifThe App Planet is shaping up to be one of the highlights of this year’s GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Billed as an “event within an event”, the App Planet is setup to let all MWC attendees learn more about this important and rapidly evolving mobile phenomenon.

There are special events for both the technical side of app development as well as the business aspects, so it promises to be a really interesting event. more»


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Social Networking The NIKE Way
True City - make the hidden visible

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It seems as though the Nike brand has always been about more than just sportswear and sneakers. People are passionate about the brand, and with products like the Nike Plus, Nike has become a regular part of their customers’ lives.

Now Nike is taking this one step further with their mobile app campaign Nike True City. This is a location-based city guide - with a social media component - for six of Europe’s most interesting cities, all done with Nike style and flair. Check it out. more»


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Get Ready, Mobile World Congress Is Coming Up!

mwc2010.gifIt is that time of year again, when the entire mobile community starts making plans to attend the Mobile World Congress. This year the GSMA is expecting around 50,000 visitors in Barcelona for the 4 day event.

We listed here a number of activities that are of special interest to those involved with mobile advertising and marketing. more»


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