Tagged 'mobile'

Guilt By Association: Marketers and Anonymous Apps

Posted by Vanessa Naylon on November 13th, 2014 at 5:04 am

We focus a lot on how advancements in ad technology impact digital adertising at 140 Proof, but we also enjoy exploring the ways we behave across social networks as a result of these developments. For data on how we use social networks to express different sides of our personalities, check out the IPG Media Labs study.
A brief foray into the world of anonymous apps reveals why the new social media space is no longer on the down low. With the swipe of a thumb, it’s now possible to learn about the sexually deviant escapades of the faceless individual <100 meters away; sympathize with the self-loathing health nut who just scarfed down a Big Mac; and puzzle out the identity of an anonymous friend who claims to hate her husband.
Exactly what anonymous apps mean for modern culture and how they will be monetized remains to be seen, but it hinges on the interpretation of user behavior.

Fear and Loathing in Anonymous Apps
At first swipe, the content shared on anonymous social media sites appears markedly different from the streams of edited photos, cheery statuses, and humble-brag tweets found on public networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Whereas the interests and aspirations... Read more

Navigating the Shift From TV to Mobile

Posted by Dan Wittmers on August 27th, 2014 at 10:45 am

Why are so many brand marketers still struggling to shift budget away from traditional TV into digital and mobile –especially when consumers are spending 33 minutes per day consuming mobile video.

Infographic: The Next Generation of Consumer Engagement: Search, Social Discovery, Mobile, Aggregration?

Posted by Courtney Wiley on July 7th, 2014 at 5:07 pm

The numbers are staggering: By 2017, the global social network audience will total 2.55 billion.  And of the 42 percent of users that have multiple social accounts today, nearly three in five (58 percent) wish there was a solution to help them better use and monitor all of their social networking profiles at once.
So how do firms stay ahead of social marketing and optimize their present-day strategies? The above chart outlines where the majority of marketers are today and where intelligent customer engagement is going. Consider it a sneak peek into a digital marketing crystal ball . . .
Disclaimer: I currently serve as Advisor to Sparksfly Technologies, Inc., and assisted the team with the aforementioned research.

Cross-Device 1-2-3! Important Ways to Improve Cross-Device Campaign Results

Posted by Jim Nichols on July 2nd, 2014 at 1:09 pm

With the average consumer now using just over three different devices to access the web, cross-device capabilities are critical to the success of today’s digital campaigns. But while many marketers are aware of “what works” in cross-device, something is often lost between conception and execution of cross-device campaigns. In the rush to get programs up and running on “Internet Time,” cross-device efforts frequently fall short of best practices. Keep the following strategies in mind as you architect your next cross-device campaign.
First, don’t think in screen silos and don’t think about cross-device solely in context of media delivery. To truly succeed in cross-device, your approach must be all-encompassing. This means that data, delivery, and insights gathering must all be considered when you are devising your cross-device strategy.

Cross-Device Data: According to comScore, consumers now spend 60% of their online time on mobile devices. And consumer behavior can vary greatly from device to device. As such, to attain a 360 degree view of a consumer, you must incorporate unique learnings from all of a consumer’s interactions, across screens. These learnings collectively create a richer consumer profile that will significantly improve targeting capabilities, for both multi- and even single-device programs.
Cross-Device Delivery: Leverage the best... Read more

4 Questions to Prevent an Experience That's Dead by Design

Posted by Jeannie Walters on April 29th, 2014 at 8:15 am

You’ve heard of death by PowerPoint, right? That feeling when the presenter, whether in a conference or company meeting, is reading poorly worded phrases off generic bulleted lists... It's enough to kill any enthusiasm in the room.
Doesn’t it annoy you when the people behind those conveyors of information don’t ask the appropriate questions before launching into the design process?
Unfortunately, this type of design failure is not limited to PowerPoints. Any experience you provide- for customers, attendees, or employees- can be dead by design.
Death by design can easily creep its way into your work.
Whether you’re delivering information in the form of:

A shiny new mobile app
A PowerPoint presentation
Your website or blog
Your ad copy or signage

You could be killing the customer’s interest with the experience your materials provide.
It's not just a malady afflicting “official” designers.
It can sneak into any and all content on display for your customers.
Remember this example of really poor design from the U.S. military? Following the leak/whistle-blowing of the PRISM surveillance program, the poorly-designed PowerPoint which explained the program quickly made the rounds. Instead of just criticizing the design, some designers took the initiative and redesigned the key slides to make them clear, concise and attractive.

This points to many issues... Read more