App Annie Pays $10 Million to Settle SEC Securities Fraud Charge

App Annie, the mobile app data firm, has agreed to pay $10 million to settle SEC charges of securities fraud.

Go Where Your Customers Are… the Mobile Phone

At the recent Social Media Day Jacksonville 2018 conference, Carlos Gil, founder of Gil Media Company, spoke about current social media marketing strategies.

How Your Business Can Identify and Capitalize on Micro-Moments

There’s no question that smartphones have become a ubiquitous part of our daily lives. Studies have shown that 46% of Americans reach for their phones first thing in the morning, while 91% of people automatically reach for a mobile device…

Why Your eCommerce Business Should Not Ignore Mobile Marketing in 2018

Mobile devices were named the leading digital platform in 2014, overtaking laptops and desktops. Since then, use of these gadgets just kept increasing. And even though some studies show the amount of time spent on mobile devices has gone down…

Email Marketing Trends to Watch Out for in 2018

The number of email users have grown exponentially over the years, and there’s no sign that it will be stopping in 2018. Studies have shown that almost 90% of American consumers use email, and 65% or more have bought something…

Word Stream Discloses How to Get More Leads with PPC

Small business often goes through several changes while they trying to drum up new business. Marketing by bringing attention to their online offers with paid advertising is a popular method for immediate traffic. According to the WordStream Incorporated research department,…

New Google Maps Ads Come With New Click Type

Google announced an updated ad experience for Google Maps on Android, iPhone and iPad today. Ads will now appear at the bottom of the screen when the user searches for something. The ads include a title, ad text and a…

Mobile Ad Revenue Jumped 83% In 2012 Hitting Record $8.9 Billion

Mobile ad revenue in 2012 was up a whopping 82.8% hitting $8.9 billion, according to newly released findings from the U.S. IAB Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence, IAB Europe and IHS. In 2011 it was just $5.3 billion. Search led…

6 Videos Highlight Google’s ‘Full Value of Mobile’

This week, Google announced a new initiative to help marketers better understand the impact of mobile on their businesses both online and off. The campaign, called “Full Value of Mobile,” includes a Calculator tool as discussed here. Google has now…

Google Launches Tool To Help You Calculate Mobile Value

Google announced the launch of a new initiative to help marketers better understand the impact of mobile on their businesses both online and offline. It’s called Full Value of Mobile, and has a page on Google’s “GoMo” site here. The…

What Will Mobile Bring to Consumers and Marketers in 2013?

The mobile landscape is set to change in a big way in 2013, and though some of the coming changes can be predicted, others will provide big (and perhaps unwelcome) surprises for both consumers and advertisers. As seen at this…

YP Says It’s Number Two In Mobile Ad Revenue

YP (formerly AT&T Interactive) announced today that its annual ad revenue attributed to mobile surpassed $350 million, which it says makes it the number two company in the industry for that, based on data from IDC. Overall digital ad revenue…

Google Revenue From Mobile Estimated At $20 Billion In 2016

Marin Software has released a new report looking at mobile search advertising around the world. The report cites data from Cowen and Company about Google’s estimated mobile revenues, which indicates that Google will make as much as $20 billion in…

Nielsen: Banner Ads 1.5X More Effective Than Text Messages

Nielsen has released findings from its Global Survey of New Product Purchase Sentiment. To come up with the data, they surveyed 29,000 people with Internet access from 58 countries. The findings indicate that a mix of media and word of…

Report Looks At Performance Of Location Targeting In Mobile Ads

Verve Mobile recently released its annual State of the Market review, looking at location-powered mobile advertising (via MarketingCharts). According to the report, mobile campaigns leveraging location targeting outperformed non-location targeted campaigns by factor fo 2x. Of 2,500 mobile campaigns analyzed,…

Super Bowl Should Highlight Growing Significance Of Mobile Ads

The Super Bowl, for many, is as much about advertising as it is football. As smartphone and tablet use continue to climb, television-watching in general is becoming a much more interactive experience for consumers, and obviously advertisers want to take…

Some Highlights For Marketers From Facebook’s Earnings

Facebook, as you may know, released its Q4 and full-year earnings on Wednesday. Between the release and the earnings call, the company provided plenty of info for us all to absorb, including various statements made by CEO Mark Zuckerberg. COO…

What Google Now Can Teach You About Reaching Your Customers

At Google I/O last month, Google revealed what could be the beginning of the future of how you use Google . Google Now was revealed as one of several prongs in a shift in mobile search strategy that Google has…

Google Teams Up With ClickZ To Learn About The State Of Mobile Marketing

Google has partnered up with ClickZ on a mobile marketing and apps survey. Google says it hopes to “provide a reference point for the state of mobile marketing in 2012.” They say it just takes three mintes to complete, and…

Smartphone Shopping Relative to Type of Store

Consumers are using mobile devices more and more to help command the points of purchase while shopping online or in-store. During the most recent holiday shopping season, 41% of consumers made purchases directly on their smartphones, 46% noted that they…