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Mobile marketing is the next big thing in the marketing world. And it is not difficult to see why:
while computers already are personal items displaying highly adaptable personal content, mobile
phones are the real darlings of humans worldwide. Who doesn't carry around their mobile at all
times? Who wouldn't be devastated if they found out that their mobile was stolen or lost?

By the end of this year the mobile penetration (that is the number of mobile phones in comparison
to the total number of people) will exceed 100% in the Western world. This means that on average
every person actually has more than 1 active phones. This evidently also means great potential.
However by far not all of these people will carry a smartphone such as an iPhone, an Android-
based phone or a Windows 7 Phone. In fact currently more than 70% of users carry around their
regular "dumb" phone with limited resolution and none or just little internet capabilities.

Similar to online marketing, mobile marketing consists of many different possibilities.

In what follows we will describe a few mobile marketing campaigns options:

1) Subscription based mass push marketing

These solutions are very similar to traditional marketing methods as direct mail or newsletters as
they require the user to sign up for the customized messaging. It is then up to you how far you go
in personalization and how creative you wish to be in your messaging. Due to extremely short
attention spans, creativity will gain you attention as well as goodwill. In this category there are 3
different possibilities:

a. SMS Marketing

While SMS is compatible with all phones worldwide, SMS campaigns are easily perceived to be
quite spammy. SMS campaigns have mainly been used by lifestyle companies such as nightclubs
and boutiques in the 1990′s. However with a little creativity, this often overlooked solution
might be worthy of your attention The cost of SMS services can be as low as 0.01$ per sent SMS
when buying in bulk.

b. MMS Marketing

Similar to SMS marketing but slightly more upscale is MMS marketing. An MMS message is a
slightly more multimedial solution which is accessible for almost all mobile phones. MMS might be
a good, relatively inexpensive solution to reach a wide array of audiences. MMS messages are
evidently more expensive than SMS (usually double the rate of an SMS) but offer you as a
marketeer a more advanced platform to show your message.
c. Mobile Applications

Designed for smartphone users, mobile applications immediately limit your target audience.
Especially with the availability of several different Mobile Operating Systems, designing for each
platform might be expensive. While iPhone (and iPad) are the obvious targets, designing for
Android might actually be a choice for the future. Mobile applications contain almost no limits at all
but can be very expensive (upwards of 10 000$) to build.

2) Location based marketing

Location based services currently receive all the attention. People are very interested in combining
their offline lives with their mobile connectivity. This offers great potential for any company that
wished to play into this combination.

a. Check-in services

With the upcoming check-in services from such companies as Foursquare and Facebook, your
retail locations might do something special for those smartphone owners. With both services you
can offer your customers badges and coupons when they check in to your location. While check-in
services are all the rage, checking in still has its limits (relatively few users which have
smartphones and are using location based services), if your company has a young brand image it
might be something to look into. Mobile Marketing Companies can help you optimize your
campaign. Marketing through check-in services has been free (so far) when not taking into
account the coupons you serve to your customers.

b. Bluetooth Marketing

An often forgotten form of location based mobile marketing is bluetooth marketing. When
someones mobile phone has an active bluetooth connection it is possible to serve them
customised messages. This might be an option to reach a slightly larger audience than with check-
in services but, as customers do not expect it and have not opted in, this might be seen as
obtrusive. Bluetooth marketing however may be a great way to present some discounts in your
retail shop or present a map, discounts or a guide on large event such as festivals.

3) Mobile internet ads

Another form of mobile marketing are the ads you can show when a smartphone user is
connected to the internet. These ads are often similar to the "regular" online ads. But, when used
correctly, might be far more lucrative to your company.

a) iAd

iAd is Apples own mobile ad platform for the iPhone and iPad. It gives you the opportunity to
display ads on Apple phones and tablets when users are within certain applications or are
browsing the web. Since iAd is rather new little is known about the effectivity of this platform.

b) Google Mobile Ads
Even on the mobile phone Google is still incredibly important. Many users perform searches
through Google or use such applications as Google Maps or Google Goggles. And with Android
phones, Google Mobile Ads can offer you a very large selection of mobile advertising solutions.

As you can see, mobile marketing offers a wide arrange of flavors. By all means first decide which
user group you are targeting. Then you can assess all different options. And like all good
marketing, never limit yourself to just one choice. Focus, but don't be exclusive to one solution.




There are plenty of ideas to start your mobile marketing campaign. You just need the willpower to
start advertising to your customers through this outlet.

Check out http://www.trendsinmobilemarketing.com/mobile-marketing-agency/ for best practices
on mobile advertising. Mobile is not new, but it is in its infancy. With more users than the world
wide web if you are not optimizing and advertising via mobile then you are losing out on a huge
potential customer base.




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