Tag Archives: mobile web

App-ified Visions Of The Mobile Future

If you’re like me and you work in the technology world, last week gave us a lot to digest. Microsoft (full disclosure: this is my employer) gave a meaty and well-received update on Windows 10.  News spread that revenues generated by mobile entertainment almost matches what we spend at the new movie box office, a […]

Mobile Users Don’t Always Know Their Apps From The Web. Here’s What We Should Do About It.

In October 2014, comScore released a report showing that smartphone owners spend 88 percent of their time using apps. While that might sound like the death knell ringing for mobile websites, the Interactive Advertising Bureau, or IAB, has urged us all not to leap to that conclusion. In this report, the IAB notes that mobile […]

Unsure About How To Make The Right Investments In Mobile? Think Like Mr. Spock.

I’m not a huge Star Trek fan, but I know that if we were to take the show’s original cast and drop them into the business world, Mr. Spock would work in accounting. They may not bleed green, but talented accountants possess an elegant and ruthlessly efficient mind. Like Spock, they know how to put […]

A Mobile Guide To Candidate Marketing In The 2014 Election

In 2012, over $4 billion was raised to fund presidential and congressional races. Given the money and what’s at stake in these elections, I’m not the least bit surprised that substantial marketing innovation happens in politics. For example, while Republican Mitt Romney’s run for the presidency in 2012 was marked by Madison Avenue campaign ads, […]

How Gluten-Free Food Options Serve Up A Case For Mobile Ubiquity

While the mobile economy is just a few years old, its newness doesn’t mean that every aspect of the business is new. In fact, many of the dynamics we face in mobile have been confronted by other industries and businesses, albeit in different forms. I stumbled upon one recently in an unexpected place, and it […]

Taking The Long View In The Rivalry Between Mobile Web And Apps

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the domination of apps in the battle for the time we spend with digital media. Over a recent lunch with a friend of mine who runs a company specializing in mobile marketing, I asked if he thought that mobile apps had secured a permanent advantage over mobile web. […]

A Warning Sign For Brands: You May Not Be Keeping Up With Your Mobile Customers

Last week, I met with two marketing agency CEOs whom I’ve gotten to know over the years. As we caught up on their businesses, I asked them the same question I ask a lot of non-mobile native company executives. What mobile projects are keeping you busy? The surprising answer, for them and me? “There really […]