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Mobile Marketing News Weekly – Week of March 26, 2012

The Mobile Marketing News Weekly is an online newsletter that is made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile marketing that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information.

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According to the latest data presented by YouGov, a survey on SMS and mobile phone marketing showed that 65 percent of people like receiving offers on their mobile phones and 75 percent of smartphone users prefer receiving offers via SMST. To review all the morsels of info found in the YouGov study, check out their infographic. Read Original Content

Advertising on mobile devices rocketed by 157 percent in 2011, to a new high of £203.2 million, according to the annual IAB and PwC mobile advertising spend study. Read Original Content

Catalyst Financial Resources LLC has released a report on the future of mobile media advertising and marketing. In the report, Catalyst gave a bullish outlook for the mobile marketing industry. The report indicates U.S. advertising spending is expected to grow to $169.5 billion in 2012 from $158.9 billion in 2011. Read Original Content

Verivo is a leading provider of enterprise mobility software, Verivo helps companies accelerate their business results. Its unique technology empowers teams to build, deploy, manage and update their mobile apps -- rapidly and securely. Verivo’s mobility platform is used by hundreds of companies in numerous industries, worldwide. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Verivo.  To learn more, visit www.verivo.com

Coca Cola is counting on mobile to help realize CEO Muhtar Kent's 2020 Vision Plan of doubling 2010 revenue to $200 million by 2020. Earlier this month the company launched an update of its 1971 ad, "I'd like to buy the world a Coke", reconfigured for the mobile age. With a few taps of the Smartphone, consumers can really “buy the world a Coke” and even add a personalized message. Read Original Content


By year's-end, mobile will contribute 25 percent to total paid-search ad clicks, up from 12 percent. By then, U.S. mobile campaigns will contribute about 23 percent to Google's paid-search revenue in the United States. Read Original Content

The growth of mobile devices is posing new challenges to search engine optimization, according to a new report that shows the UK's SEO market is worth £500 million a year. Econsultancy's SEO Agencies Buyer's Guide argues that the rapid uptake of smartphones and tablets fundamentally changes the way brands should approach organic search. Read Original Content

Eventbrite, the self-service ticketing platform, has released its At The Door card reader, a device used to collect credit card payments for events using the At The Door iPad app. Read Original Content

Spending on mobile advertising soared to £203.2 million in the UK last year, it has been reported. According to the latest mobile advertising spend study from the Internet Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers, annual growth of 157 percent was witnessed in the sector. Read Original Content

Last November, Radio Shack began running ads on the Verve Wireless network encouraging consumers with older mobile devices to visit the nearest RadioShack. By using Verve's dynamic location banner, the ads alerted users to the location of the RadioShack nearest them at the time they were seeing the ad. Read Original Content

Mobile traffic is projected to surpass desktop traffic by 2015, and the stakes couldn’t be higher for optimizing your site for mobile. Review these three key metrics for evaluating your mobile e-commerce site. Read Original Content

Fandango sold 22 percent of opening weekend ticket sales for "The Hunger Games". During the weekend's peak ticket-selling periods, Fandango was selling 17 tickets per second, representing the company's top top-selling mobile weekend for a movie. Read Original Content

Here's a recap from the Adobe Summit of the trends, the best practices and technologies driving mobile marketing in 2012 from those in the field living it. Read Original Content

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