Casbaa 2012: Monetising Social Media Efforts

Casbaa 2012: Monetising Social Media Efforts “You should not drive people from a broadcast media into a social platform without understanding why". -- Jonathan Ellis, CEO of TheTMSway Ltd. The Casbaaa Convention 2012, on its first kick off yesterday, has just tackled various opportunities with regards to relevant content. One of the fresh opportunities discussed is Monetising Social Media Efforts. The discussion spurred a debate among industry leaders joining the forum. Mr. Jonathan Ellis, CEO of TheTMSway Ltd, punched an argument saying: “You should not drive people from a broadcast media into a social platform without understanding why. You need to own the social data that is being created and use it. That’s where the value lies”, he said. The Casbaa Conventi... Read more -->

TheTMSway Weekly Radar on Mobile Marketing and Business

Survey: Retailers focusing on mobile site optimization and in-store technologies DENVER, Colo. — Retailers remain conservative when it comes to financial investments in mobile and tablet initiatives despite the industry buzz, according to a survey by Shop.org and Forrester Research. In the "2012 State Of Retailing Online" survey, 50% of the retailers surveyed said they spent less than $100,000 on smartphone investments in 2011, and 74% spent the same on tablet initiatives. One year later, the numbers remain conservative, but companies are increasing their investments: On average retailers plan to invest $207,000 in 2012, compared with an average of $55,000 spent in 2011. Asia-Pacific Poised to Dominate World Ad Market Digital g... Read more -->

TheTMSway Weekly Radar on Mobile Marketing and Business

Consumers' Expectations High for Luxury Brands on Mobile The highest percentage of high-end consumers expect luxury apps to include a loyalty program. Luxury brands have been slow to the mobile party, with marketers steering clients toward traditional brick-and-mortar locations where products could be displayed in elegant surroundings and customers were treated to an impeccable shopping experience. But luxury brands are making up for lost time, according to a new eMarketer report, “Luxury Marketing: Recreating the One-on-One Experience with Media CEOs Look to Smartphones, Tablets for Digital Growth Ernst & Young surveyed CEOs from global entertainment and media companies for a September 2012 study on digital growth and found... Read more -->

Hoteliers’ marketing effort gives focus on mobile site

Hoteliers’ marketing effort gives focus on mobile site Hoteliers are more interested in mobile site development than any other aspect of mobile marketing, according to a recent pulse poll.   Owning a mobile site became a top preference for hoteliers with 60% of them wanted it for their mobile marketing initiatives, as compared to mobile apps which constituted 30% of the poll only. This percentage is equivalent to two-thirds of those surveyed, while less than one-third of preference went to that of mobile apps. A combined 10% of those surveyed were interested to mobile banner advertising (5%), which came third on rank, and were followed by mobile analytics (2%) at fourth spot. SMS marketing and mobile SEO were both at same 1%. According to 4hoteliers.com, the result of said pulse poll ... Read more -->

Founder’s Post: TMSfactory™ goes Live in beta

Today, we are excited to announce that our mobile campaign creation engine, TMS factory™ has gone live in beta, with new features that surely take real-time marketing and commerce to mainstream. Our platform allows anyone to create and manage real-time mobile offers in multiple languages via an online self-service platform accessible on computers and tablets. We also provide merchants with the tools for building and selling customizable mobile coupons and gift cards that can be promoted in social and offline media. TMS factory™ gives access to a library of templates allowing users to create mobile site campaigns, without requiring the technical knowhow to compose. The campaign can be created in as little as five minutes, and can be o... Read more -->

TheTMSway Weekly Radar on Mobile Marketing and Business

More than 1 billion online in APAC, 620 million browsing on mobile: ADMA ASIA-PACIFIC – With 46 per cent of the world’s online population residing in Asia-Pacific, advertisers and marketers alike are keen to tap into this burgeoning but complicated market, according to the Asia Digital Marketing Association (ADMA) 2012 Yearbook. High mobile penetration in BRIC countries offers huge opportunities for mobile marketing: report Mobile marketing campaigns is expected to become more personalized. The high mobile penetration across Brazil, India, Russia, and China (Bric) has generated huge opportunities for mobile marketing initiatives, according to a new report by the UK based research firm Bricdata. With the mobile proliferation, ... Read more -->

Huge mobile marketing opportunities in BRIC countries

Mobile penetration is high in BRIC countries (Brazil, India, Russia, and China) – a climb that generated huge opportunities for mobile marketing initiatives in the regions, report said. Bricdata disclosed a detailed analysis of mobile marketing among BRIC nations, including insights into the future markets and upcoming trend. Due to mobile proliferation, companies have started developing mobile marketing strategies and budget allocation attuned to mobile. In Brazil, mobile broadband subscription has climbed to 41.1 million in 2011 from its 20.6 million in 2010, and it’s forecasted to reach 124 million in 2014. The research firm noted that the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympics Games to be held in Brazil will encourage corp... Read more -->

TheTMSway Weekly Radar on Mobile Marketing and Business

Consumers want to book airline tickets by mobile Airlines can attract more mobile customers by allowing them to pay for flights via a mobile device, according to new research from payment processing firm WorldPay. Half of respondents said they would use their smartphone or tablet to purchase an airline ticket if the option was given. Businesses to double their mobile investments over the next 18 months Businesses are planning to invest more in mobile projects in the next 12-18 months than they have over the entire course of their existence to data, according to a new report from Antenna Software. In the report, “Mobile Business Forecast for Marketers 2012,” Antenna reports that U.S. small and medium size businesses plan to in... Read more -->

Nokia emerged as leader in Sri Lanka mobile market

Nokia took a lead in Sri Lanka’s mobile market overtaking Samsung in an overall market share of 46% - 22%. As the first in Asia to embrace into 3G services in 2006, report said that Sri Lanka is poised to shape a significant growth in its telecommunication sector. The country’s total 3G phone shipments recorded to nearly 0.32 million units during CY 2011, in which Nokia obtained the biggest share of 53.2% against Samsung (25.6%) and Sony-Ericsson (7.7%). Given the report’s data on 3G mobile phones, Nokia appears to have found a new ground to regain its leading sales volume against Samsung – but the latter pulled back on top of sales chart in terms of smartphone segment. Out of 0.11 million units in Sri Lanka’s smartphone sh... Read more -->

TheTMSway Weekly Radar on Mobile Marketing and Business

Meeker: Mobile Advertising A $20 Billion Opportunity In US Mobile advertising will come in somewhere around $2.5 to $3.0 billion in the US this year. However Kleiner Perkins’ Mary Meeker, who is a former Morgan Stanley analyst, says the opportunity is roughly $20 billion. Among the 110 slides in her presentation to the D10 conference yesterday is one that illustrates her thinking on this point. Mobile Proves an Important Touch Point for Retailers Mobile phones are establishing themselves as an important way for retailers to connect with consumers and entice them into purchases, according to a pair of studies released in May 2012. Data from an Ipsos survey finds that within the US, roughly one-quarter of consumers have opened a ... Read more -->