Branded Communities Group of loyal brand customers who are bound together by their loyalty for a brand fundamentally based on intrinsic connections, shared rituals & beliefs and moral responsibility.
Mobile People are spending more time inside mobile apps than on the web. 79% of their time is devoted to gaming and social networking, the rest for news, entertainment and other apps.
Geolocation Technology As Smartphone usage increases, businesses have more opportunities to connect with their customers by rewarding loyal customers and attracting new ones by offering freebies and discounts through Geolocation technology applications.
QR Codes When QR codes are scanned with a Smartphone, users are linked to digital content on the web in which they can activate a number of various functions. Companies have started to use QR codes to promote offers, give free MP3 downloads and even instructions on how to install products.
Group Buying Group buying sites are those that offer deal-of-the-day type offers for major markets throughout the U.S. Group buying sites are looking to expand their services through location-based services to create services in which customers can unlock deals through their mobile device.
Competitions Campaigns encourage fans to become interactive with the brand ’s product through social media. By “Liking” brands on Facebook, customers can participate in their various competitions.
Gaming Social games are distributed through social networks and existing relationships with other users through invite systems, news feed postings or paid acquisition. It allows games to create unique content by tapping into a player ’s social network.
Users upload equivalent of 240,000 full-length films every week.
A social networking website — a gathering spot, to connect with your friends and your friends ’ friends. Facebook allows you to make new connections who share a common interest, expanding your personal network.
LinkedIn is the world ’s largest professional network with over 100 million members and growing.
Social networking platform that allows users to hang out within different social groups or “circles.” Users can engage in “hangouts” with up to 10 other friends in a video chat conversation. Recently Google+ launched pages for businesses, which allows users to connect their favorite brands to their personal circles.
Klout is an application that measures your influence based on your ability to drive action. Every time you create content or engage, you influence others. The Klout score uses data from your social networks to measure how many people you influence, how you influence them and the influence of your network.
Search is King. Findability for those on-the-go is critical, so customers can find you. This translates to search and related services like Yelp and Google Maps.
Can you join me here? Think beyond mayorships to get customers to check in. Think about mobile coupons and text messages as well.
Text is not just for kids anymore. As a marketer, it ’s useful for time-critical updates like bank accounts or Groupon-type notices.
It’s an App, App World. With growing Smartphone options and other mobile device, apps are exploding.
Mobile Recruiting As smartphone adoption rates increase, so will mobile recruiting. Out of 150 employers surveyed, 75% stated they were planning to have either a job app or mobile career by September 2012.
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