April 3, 2013

3 key inbound marketing strategies for mobile apps

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Be social, court your fans and tell your story

Target audience: Marketing professionals, SEO specialists, PR pros, brand managers, businesses, nonprofits, educators, Web publishers, app developers. This article originally appeared at SEOmoz and is republished with permission.

By Robi Ganguly
CEO, Apptentive

robigMobile. The word makes some of us cringe these days. Everywhere you look in the marketing world, you see signs of it – mobile this, mobile that.

Sometimes, I feel like we’re pushing the idea of mobile to the limit. But then I look at the numbers:

  • Apps have already surpassed the Web when it comes to consumer time spent and are second only to time spent watching TV.
  • There are more than 750,000 apps in the App Store alone.
  • These apps have over 40 billion downloads.
  • There are 1 billion smartphones in the world, and that number will triple in three years.

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April 2, 2013

Mobile apps to smarten up your smartphone

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Voxer, EDict, inTooch, Cue & Over help get it done

SchlemmingerWant to learn about new mobile apps that got our attention? Sign up for our email newsletter. Twice a month we feature an app that has been personally tested and meets the bar of smart: The app streamlines a task, intelligently delivers information to you or surfaces new insights or it simply helps you create better content faster. Click here to sign up for our newsletter.

Now, have a look below. Have you used any of these apps on your iPhone or Android? Have a different favorite instead? Please share! Continue reading

November 1, 2012

Guide to events & conferences in December


A scene from Le Web London this summer. The original Le Web, in Paris, returns next month (Photo by kmeron on Flickr).

Ayelet NoffDecember, with all its holiday cheer, eases the pace of conferences and events in social media, marketing, and technology.

This December I’m most excited about Le Web in Paris, the city of lights, love and Internet innovation. This year Le Web will focus on how Internet-driven devices are taking over the world; just look at how much time people spend surfing “le web” on their phones. I’m also thoroughly excited for the 2012 startup competition where sixteen emerging startups will duke it out on stage. To learn more about this great conference read my take on Le Web.

For the full year, see our full Calendar of 2012 social media, tech and marketing conferences.

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October 9, 2012

Should you build a mobile app or mobile website? [Infographic]

Target audience: Businesses, mobile operators, marketers, Web publishers, educators.

Guest post by Joanne Del Gigante
Vice President, MDG Advertising

There’s no doubt that mobile has gone mainstream with consumers increasingly on the move and companies seeking more ways to stay in front of their eyes and right at their fingertips. As a result, businesses are realizing the importance of maintaining a mobile presence, yet many are uncertain whether a mobile application or mobile website is the best way to go to reach consumers on the go.

To outline the basics and benefits of a mobile website vs. mobile app, MDG Advertising developed the infographic below. It outlines the options and opportunities behind both mobile methods, along with the facts and figures regarding reach and response to help companies make the right move to mobile. Continue reading