Tag Archives: mobile marketing

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 […]

Don’t Get Lost In Translation: How To Partner With A Mobile-First Company

Like most Americans I know who have done business in Japan, I spent hours preparing for my first visit. I had new customs to learn, including how to give appropriate corporate gifts and properly exchange business cards. Ten years ago, it was not uncommon for catering service to bring water pitchers and ashtrays to meetings […]

Want To Excel At The Art And Science Of Marketing? Don’t Think Like Steve Jobs.

Steve Jobs (right) and Ricky Gervais (above) never met a focus group they liked. Have you ever searched online for “Steve Jobs market research” or “Ricky Gervais focus groups?” Neither was a fan. Here, Gervais, the comedian and creator of The Office, says, “If you do what you do and you’re uncompromised, you don’t listen to […]

Why I’m Leaving Microsoft To Join Ampush

This blog began as a much-needed distraction for me while I found myself in a hospital waiting room two and a half years ago, but it has evolved into the single biggest driver of information and insight I get about the mobile industry. Before I start writing, I spend a lot of time reading and thinking […]

EXCLUSIVE: Meet MyDeweyDecimal – The App That Will Change The Way We Organize Books We Haven’t Touched In Years But That Make Us Look Smart

004.01MCB An example of the MyDeweyDecimal app’s output MattCollinsBlog.com tech reporter Chuck Corduroy has uncovered an app that promises to change the way we manage our collection of books and other publications at home. Gone forever is the challenge of finding that book you faked your way through in junior seminar. Mobile marketers: it’s time […]

Want To Get A Jump On The Next Phase Of Your Company’s Mobile Marketing Strategy? Start Planning For Mobile Messaging

If you’re a marketer with more than 10 years of experience, you’d be forgiven for feeling a bit dizzy. I cobbled together data from a couple of sources to build a chart that illustrates some real upheaval. It shows information from eMarketer and BIA/Kelsey on total spending in digital, along with mobile, desktop and social-specific amounts. I bet […]

Essential Blogs And Newsletters For The Mobile, Digital Or Social Marketer

Ever since I started blogging, the number of blogs and newsletters I read has exploded. That’s because the more I write, the more I have to work to find the next thing to write about. I’ve had a few recent exchanges with colleagues about what we most like to read, so today is all about sharing […]

This Device Quietly Outnumbers Smartphones And Attracts More Ad Dollars, And Yet The Mobile Economy Must Avoid Its Fate.

Today, the world’s population enjoys nearly universal access to a particular device that drives massive levels of engagement and commerce. Let’s see if you can guess what it is. As of 2011, on average there were 2.2 of these devices per capita in the industrialized world. Worldwide, 4 billion of these existed as of 2011, meaning […]

Don’t Let The 80/20 Rule Hold Back Your Mobile Ambitions

It’s true that bad headlines grab readers, even in the world of email newsletters and research reports on technology, digital and social marketing. It’s also true that while many of these stories emit the faint aroma of bad news, they also reveal all sorts of silver linings upon closer inspection. Last week, Forrester Research’s Thomas Husson published a blog […]

A Cautionary Note On Personalization

If you subscribe to a newspaper or magazine, do you read every issue cover to cover? Or, do you read just the articles that interest you most, as I do? I get The Wall Street Journal every day, and I bet I do not read 80 percent of it. I ask because among all the […]