Mobile marketing v. mobile advertising: Is their a difference?
Answers to common questions when planning mobile
Case studies</li></li></ul><li>Ponder this…<br />88% of people in the US have a mobile phone; 80% SMS adoption rate among them<br />1 trillion text messages sent in 2008<br />63.2 million people accessed news & information on their mobile device in January 2009<br />1billion+ apps downloaded on the iTunes app store<br />As many mobile users in 2009 as web users in 2000. Is this the year of mobile?<br />Source: comScore, Blumo.com, mobilemarketer.com, Apple.com <br />
Mobile Marketing & Mobile Advertising<br />The paid announcement of a persuasive message where such communication is delivered to a mobile phone or other mobile device.<br />The act of using mobile to market you product or service.<br />Photo credit: Phandroid.com<br />
So, what’s the difference?<br />What’s the difference?<br />Photo credit: stuartpilbrow<br />
It’s the relationship. Mobile marketing, the brand owns it. Mobile advertising, a third-party owns it.<br />Photo credit: Felix Kirsch<br />
Mobile Marketing & Mobile Advertising<br />Encompasses all marketing to mobile subscriber activities, including direct, proactive, permission-based messaging and voice promotions and mobile enhancement of traditional and digital initiatives. <br />Examples: SMS, MMS and VR campaigns, mobile-optimized sites (WAP, iPhone), Bluetooth & Wi-fi campaigns <br />Placing a marketing message or call-to-action with any of the consumer paths on the mobile channel. <br />Examples: Mobile search, mobile banners, bluetooth & wi-fi campaigns<br />Source: Mobilemarketer.com<br />
The common questions<br /><ul><li>When do you start planning a mobile marketing program?
How are you going to promote? POP display, TV ad, email, social streams. </li></ul>Photo credit: Leo Reynolds<br />
How do you plan for mobile?<br /><ul><li>Don’t worry about the tools in the beginning, worry about the consumer. It’s about the individual.
Look at the consumers in your client’s target audience. </li></ul>How old are they? <br />Where are they from? <br />Are they web-tech savvy? <br />How do they purchase?<br />What do they want from you?<br />How do they get to you?<br /><ul><li>Look at your client’s web analytics.</li></ul>Are there visitors from mobile-enabled devices?<br />If so, what type of browser are they using?<br />What pages or types of content do they visit?<br />What phones are they using to access the site?<br /><ul><li>Then, integrate the data above with your client’s goals?</li></ul>Increase brand awareness?<br />Increase sales?<br />Increase online traffic?<br />Photo credit: powerbooktrance<br />
Understand your success metrics or KPIs before you start <br />
Metrics for Messaging (SMS)<br /># of subscribers <br /># of interactions/responses<br /># of conversions<br />HELP / STOP (opt-out) stats<br />
Metrics for Mobile Site<br />site traffic<br />traffic referrals<br />time spent on site<br />repeat visits<br />bounce rate<br />user paths<br />shopping cart abandonment, conversion, sales (if ecommerce enabled)<br />
Metrics for Applications<br /># of downloads<br />device type<br />sessions<br />active users<br />time in application<br />user paths, features used<br />version <br />connection type<br />If commerce is available…<br />conversion rate<br />preferred products<br />average shopping cart size<br />abandonment <br />
How much is it going to cost?<br />This is like asking how is Twitter going to make money?<br />SMS<br /><ul><li>A simple SMS campaign can cost $5-20K, a year-long effort with a significant subscriber base can be $500k.
Dedicated short-code can cost $15-30k, per year. Shared short codes are significantly cheaper . Research prices & compare.
Vanity codes cost about $1,000/month, random codes about half that.
$5k-???, depends on the functionality of the application. </li></ul>Photo credit: me<br />
Think budget, not cost. <br />How do you make the greatest impact to your client’s customers with the allotted budget?<br /><ul><li>Think about the conversation and how much it will cost to create it, rather than one-off campaigns.
Think about your touch points. Where will the mobile effort be promoted? How much will it cost to execute the collateral?
The mobile program should be tied to the organization’s overarching marketing strategy.
Front load the budget. Cost decreases once you’ve made the initial effort to acquire those first customers.
Determine where the budget comes from, digital, media, or mobile specific. </li></ul>Photo credit: piperreport.com<br />
Don’t just jump onto the mobile wagon.<br /><ul><li>Once you figure out the goals, put yourself in the consumers’ shoes.
Mobile marketing efforts shouldn’t be thought of as campaigns. Commit to a long-term, lifecycle-type of conversation.
Successful mobile campaigns find a way to create conversations with their customers.
With conversations, comes long term relationships with your customers. </li></ul>Photo credit: radioflyer.com<br />
Case Study: Sonic Success<br />Brand: Sonic<br />What did they want to do?<br /> Test the effectiveness of mobile through an incentive-based survey promotion.<br />How did they execute the campaign?<br /><ul><li>Call-to-action on receipts and individual
Allowed Sonic to segment the results by store through individual codes.</li></ul>What were the results?<br /><ul><li>Responses were 20x higher than their typical e-mail or direct mail.
Less costly than direct mail, slightly more expensive than email, but “worth the effort given the response rate.”
Sonic parlayed this into a large-scale, localized mobile program.</li></ul>Photo credit: me<br />
Case Study: Kraft iFood Application<br />Brand: Kraft Foods<br />What did they want to do?<br /> Get branded recipes in the hands of consumers at point-of-purchase. <br />How did they execute?<br />Developed iPhone application called the iFood Assistant. Leverages Kraft recipe database to provide easy access to over 7,000 branded recipes, shopping lists with store locator, mobile recipe box and videos and more. <br /> App cost $0.99. <br />What were the results?<br /> The iFood app cracked Apple’s coveted Top 100 Paid Apps. Lesson learned—consumers are will to pay for your mobile efforts as long as there is a legitimate payoff for them. Think of the data. Kraft can understand when and how consumers shop, what they are making and which ingredients resonate with them. <br />Photo credit: KraftFoods.com<br />
Case Study: Hooters Pairs Digital with Traditional<br />Brand<br />Hooters<br />What did they want to do?<br /> Test mobile adoption to their Hooters Mobile Club and provide a new point of interaction with their customers<br />How did they execute?<br /><ul><li>Cross-media promotion, VOD & Mobile
Television commercials with graphics at the bottom inviting viewers to learn more about the Hooters Mobile Club.
Text WINGS to 36832</li></ul>What were the results?<br />32% increase in sales in the markets tested<br />Photo credit: Hooters.com <br />
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MICHAEL BARBER<br />@michaeljbarber<br />http://michaeljbarber.com<br />