Topic: Mobile Apps
, Mobile Marketing
, Social Media
| Author: | Date: February 7, 2012
Every week over at m-pulse we discus the companies and concepts rocking the industry and my pick was Scoopshot, a mobile crowdsourcing app (and ecosystem) that allows media companies to post location-aware photo ‘assignments’ to the community of app users. The upshot is user-generated content that impresses on two counts: media (newspapers, magazines, online) have fresh content and people earn money for their photos. What’s more, the app is plugged into an ecosystem that manages right and makes payments.
It is refreshing to see such a well-executed strategy and end-to-end ecosystem, so I caught up with Niko Ruokosuo, the brains behind Scoopshot, which is also owned by Helsinki-based P2S Media Group Inc. Niko — acts as the CEO of the company and is in charge of the company’s internationalization efforts, business development operations and marketing — has a long track record in the media industry and held executive positions in companies including: the Saudi Research and Marketing Group, one of the largest media organizations in the Middle East, the Finnish magazine publisher Sanoma Kaupunkilehdet and the Los Angeles Times.
| Author: | Date: May 8, 2010
This is the first of a series of post in which we’ll review mobile advertising and search networks to give you a heads up on what you are going to find when you decide to run a mobile advertising or mobile search marketing campaign. We’ll review the same points in all of them, so you can quickly get an overview on how much effort and money you have to put in.
Can I set up my campaign online? Yes
How long does it take to set up? Less than 10 minutes.
Payment options: Credit and debit cards, but not those with chip and pin security
Minimum payment: There is no minimum; it will depend on how your campaign performs
Bidding options: CPC, with either a monthly budget or a daily budget so you can adjust for heavier traffic during a promotion.
Topic: Mobile Marketing
| Author: | Date: April 23, 2010
In brief: An exclusive interview with JumpTap CMO Paran Johar connects the dots in this week’s announcement to support permission-based advertising with a new feature that lets consumers choose mobile display ads they will accept. PLUS a wider discussion of the value of
Topic: Mobile Research
| Author: | Date: April 12, 2010
EDITOR’S NOTE: While many may have gone gaga over the iPad, this must-read article (via The New York Times) reminds us the real (and global) excitement is still about no-frills mobile phones and text messaging. In fact, I’m off to London tomorrow for a mobile advertising solution launch designed and commercialized to harness text and picture messaging in a two-way conversation between brands and people (aptly called Dialogue). Meantime, several sessions during the MMA Mobile Market Forum this week in Singapore also focus on the importance of messaging to deliver compelling mobile marketing. Connect the dots, mobile is becoming the universal technology (to borrow from the NYT piece). Eliza gives us a roundup of stats that drive this home. Good catch girl!
NOT JUST ADVERTISING: What do people want from mobile messaging services? According to research conducted by Dialogue Communications, people are warming up to the idea of receiving SMS-based appointment reminders. The website is thin on methodology (how many were asked what), but 67 percent of respondents said they would be happy to receive a wide range of reminders and alerts via their mobile phone. Source
| Author: | Date: April 10, 2010
UPDATE: The deadline for submissions is extended to today. It’s also an excellent opportunity for all the super-cool personalization and content discovery companies to shine!
I know and cover many of you on MSG – and encourage you to get involved. They’ve been dubbed the ‘Oscars of the mobile world’ – and the title fits. The Meffys (Mobile Entertainment Awards) are indeed the mobile industry’s recognized benchmark for measuring success and rewarding innovation. That’s why MSG is particularly proud to be a media partner and why I am honored the Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) has asked
Topic: Mobile Marketing
| Author: | Date: March 29, 2010
When I connected with Randy Cavaiani, Novarra Vice President, Marketing, last week at CTIA I had a hunch that something big was in the pipeline. For one, he was in a great mood. Second, he used the opportunity to walk me through Novarra’s big-picture vision of the mobile Internet, a topic we have discussed several times and at key milestones in
I’ve followed Novarra from the start and watched it cleverly and quietly align its server/micro-browser capabilities to focus on a much broader agenda. It’s all about providing operators, handset makers and Internet brands the technology and know-how to create new services and revenue streams (with the help of in-network intelligence, mobile Internet click-stream analytics and context information from Novarra).