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Posts Tagged ‘Mobile Marketing Association’

Consumer Brands’ Mobile Products Get Smarter

Heineken Share the Sofa“Mobile is the closest you can get to consumers. Our positioning is based on mobile’s personalization, pervasiveness and proximity to users.”

So said Greg Stuart, CEO of MMA (or the Mobile Marketing Association). He spoke at ANA/Association of National AdvertisersMobile First, Mobile Everywhere Conference on Tuesday in New York.

“Now consumers expect that they can fulfill more needs via mobile. During ‘mobile moments’ throughout the day and night, their wishes are met through mobile devices”, said Josh Bernoff, Forrester Research Inc’s SVP of idea development and author of The Mobile Mindshift. Consumer brand presenters from Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Heineken USA and Timex detailed their companies’ smart mobile initiatives that address customer’s desires 24/7.

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STUDY: Everything’s Coming Up Mobile

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The fact that more people share, surf and shop on mobile devices today than ever before is hardly a revelation.

Yet we, as media fanatics, need to be on top of every trend–and a new white paper from the Mobile Marketing Association gets a bit more specific about the ongoing mobile takeover.

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Word-of-Mouth Goes Holistic

One of the big takeaways from this week’s School of WOM conference, according to Rod Brooks, president of the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) and VP and CMO of PEMCO Mutual Insurance Company, is how communications pros are now approaching the whole word-of-mouth topic.

“They’re moving their vision away from the tool set and the importance they feel from being on Facebook, Twitter, or on they’re own blogs,” Brooks said. “They’re starting to look at it more holistically.”

The conference took place in Chicago, where more than 300 attendees gathered (60 percent from agencies and service providers, 35 percent from the brand or company side, and five percent from nonprofits)  to talk about all areas of word-of-mouth marketing.  Digital and technology were of course a big topic, with mobile a particular area of interest for people.

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