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The 02 and Placecast partnership is the first of its kind in the UK. It allows brands to automatically send targeted MMS and SMS messages to opted-in 02 customers, based on their exact location.For both Starbucks and L’Oreal, the partnership has enabled them to send SMS discounts to 02 customers entering fenced off geographic zones. SMS discounts will only be sent to those customers who have opted in to the O2 More program. They also have to of shared their interests with O2 and be over the age of 16. Customers will receive a maximum of 1 SMS discount a day.For this trial campaign, Starbucks are delivering an SMS voucher to customers interested in food and beverages. The SMS offers customers 50% off on it’s VIA Ready to Brew selections and is redeemable at nearby stores.L’Oreal is running a similar campaign, sending out a buy one get one free coupon via SMS to customers interested in beauty.This is a great way to deliver mobile marketing to potential customers who want them! Tell us your thoughts and what you think……
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Mobitainment set up an entry mechanism over mobile that was the most affordable for the consumer to express interest in being a contestant on the TV Show. The participant could send a free Please Call Me, which triggered off an Automated Voice Message call-back to ask the participant questions to pre-qualify him or her as a customer and prospective contestant."The mobile phone was used as a tool to engage with customers in a fun, entertaining way, elicit a measurable response from them and motivate them to purchase the product. It is seen as an important channel for communicating with consumers and the database created from the respondents will be used to contact them in the future with relevant information and competitions or promotions. The mobile phone truly became the remote control to the customer through TV, increased the awareness of the new brand and encouraged consumers to try the new product," she concludes.The free entry mechanism for this competition created high entry volumes averaging at 8 300 per day and peaking at over 12 000 daily entries for the two-month duration of the campaign. The fact that the participant got a call back from none other than the South African celebrity and host of the TV Show, DingaanMokebe, created a lot of excitement around the campaign, the TV show and of course the brand. It made people feel important and special. Critical to the campaign was the ability to reach the participants and speak to them in their mother tongue vernacular language.
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Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country and its largest mobile market, willcontinue to record strong growth in net additions over the forecast period.However, the number of net additions in Nigeria will fall in successive yearsas the market matures, so, although the country recorded 22.2 million netadditions in 2009, it is forecast to record the substantially smaller number of5.5 million net additions in 2014.There will be a similar pattern in other major markets in Africa (see fig. 3).Egypt recorded 11.4 million net additions in 2009 and will record 2.2 millionin 2014; South Africa had 5.3 million net additions in 2009 and will have 1.2million in 2014; and Uganda had 4.4 million net additions in 2009 and willhave 1.9 million in 2014. The remaining countries of Africa recorded 58.1million net additions in 2009, which will more than halve to 21.3 million in2014.
Annual voice service revenues in Africa are forecast to rise each year until2012, but will fall in 2013 and again in 2014 as voice tariffs decline asa consequence of increasing competition.
Mobile Market Snap shot UK & Africa 2009 – 2014 HELLO THIS IS
HIGHLIGHTS TAKEN FROM GLOBAL FORECAST 2009 – 2014
What is Mobile Marketing It covers a wide range of areas: Response Acquisition CRM Branding Experiential Commerce & technologies: SMS MMS Mobile Web Mobile Search & Advertising Apps: games & utilities QR, Bluetooth, Contactless & much more…. & can help Generate high response rates Offer immediate CTA Uplift sales Better brand awareness Improve customer relationships Change consumer behaviour
Results Dominos UK credited 29% pre-tax profit due social media & Foursquare particularly Marketing magazine 2010 Facebook is developing a campaign with McDonalds to provide check in offers to the burger joint’s visitors. With 100 million of Facebook’s users accessing the social media site through their mobile, the potential of this kind of offer looks massive
Forward thinking Facebook is developing a campaign with McDonalds to provide check in offers to the burger joint’s visitors. With 100 million of Facebook’s users accessing the social media site through their mobile, the potential of this kind of offer looks massive. McDonalds are looking to develop a local page.
Focus on mass market SMS & MMS Couponing Starbucks and L’Oreal have teamed up with O2 and Placecast (a location services platform) to test location- based messaging in the UK. These two brands are the first to be signed by 02 media for a 6 month trial period. DMA Mobile Nov 2010
50% of Africans have cell phones – more than double who have access to bank accounts. M- Pesa started allows money transfer p2p with no bank account Social networks & micro payment providers are merging