Marketers are aware of the importance of having a presence of every viable platform to reach the greatest number of potential customers. Now that social media has become standard in Internet marketing strategies, more and more advertisers are expanding their focus to include a strong mobile approach.
Currently the most common mobile marketing tactics are mobile websites and applications. According to “The State of Marketing 2012″ survey conducted by IBM this past May, approximately 30 percent of marketers who do not yet implement either of the aforementioned tactics intend to start over the next year. After website & application development, other popular mobile marketing methods include mobile emails, text messaging campaigns, location-based targeting, and mobile ads.
Given the potential girth of a successful mobile marketing campaign, a recent study shows that 70 percent of marketers are planning to increase their budgets in 2013 to accommodate such operations. Despite this seemingly necessary increase, however, mobile technology strategists have expressed that it is the mobile campaigns that need to be improved, not the budgets behind them.
Many businesses have entered the mobile world for the sake of keeping up with trends — a smart move, but one lacking foresight. Analysts agree that brands and their marketers now need to focus on utility: not only making mobile websites that encourage a purchase with ease of usability, but also creating apps that make the consumer experience more convenient.
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