Tag Archives: mobile advertising
Facebook vs. Google After 16 Quarters As Publicly Traded Companies: Facebook’s Great Leap
Google’s/Alphabet’s 16th quarter as a publicly traded company came in Q3 2008. Facebook just passed that milestone at the end of June. I’ve been fascinated at just how each of them has grown top-line revenues. Their results over this time span have been eerily similar, with Facebook demonstrating more pronounced seasonality in Q4 than its search rival. You can […]
Bastions Of Mobile Resistance
The success of Uber, Airbnb, Amazon, and many others has created a massive incentive for entrepreneurs to leverage mobile devices and computing horsepower from the cloud to remove friction from many industries. That’s why it’s so surprising to find products and services that still have not adapted to a mobile-first paradigm. These five hold-outs illustrate […]
iOS Or Android? App Or Mobile Website? A Primer To Build Your First Mobile Strategy
Sports journalists love to hypothesize about the best athlete around which a new franchise could be built to win. Let’s indulge a version of this exercise in business: if you were starting a company and needed a winning mobile strategy, what would it look like? Would you prioritize building an app or a mobile website […]
After 12 Quarters As a Publicly-Traded Company, Which One Is Bigger: Facebook Or Google?
With Facebook reporting its second quarter earnings last week, just the 12th such announcement in its relatively brief life as a publicly-traded company, I thought it would be interesting to compare it to Google. How did the search giant look after the same milestone in its history? The chart above shows Facebook’s and Google’s top-line […]
Why Even The Best Performing Marketing Campaigns On Facebook Falter
In addition to being perfectly content to watch reruns of my favorite TV shows (I’m looking at you, Big Bang Theory on TBS), I also can watch my favorite TV commercials again and again. For example, I love AT&T’s “Bedazzling” spot. I laugh out loud every time I see it, which is often because it […]
Is The Mobile Advertising Market Too Small Or Just Right? The Answer Is….
24 to 8. It’s not an American football score, but rather the key finding for mobile marketers published by Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins in her 2015 Internet Trends report. To be more precise, Meeker finds that Americans spend 24 percent of their media time, which includes TV, print, radio, and internet, on their mobile […]
Why “Do-It-Yourself” Facebook Advertising Is Probably A Bad Idea
For many marketers, Facebook stands for one thing: community and bringing brands and fans together. Managing and growing that community takes a particular skill. Done successfully, attracting a following on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and others can pay substantial dividends. In the last three years or so, though, Facebook and others (but especially Facebook) have […]