Statistics show that consumers are increasingly using their mobile devices for everything from checking their email to shopping, tracking budgets and completing work tasks, to accessing their social media networks. Businesses should not ignore the importance of this data.
Following are some of the latest news and statistics regarding social media and mobile use:
7 Stats That Show Mobile Marketing Is The New Leader http://t.co/qgTj0nbeEi
— Business 2 Community (@B2Community) September 4, 2014
When considering the type of content, and how you target that content on social media, make sure you take in this important information: moms are the power users of social media — and on mobile devices. The excellent graphic below by @Nielsen shows the level of social media and mobile use by American moms.
Despite the powerful rise of social media and mobile device use, the online business information portal @SmartCompany highlights the fact that many businesses’ are still behind in using social media in their marketing strategies. The article in the Tweet below also shows some important trends, including:
- Older consumers are coming online
- There are billions of new consumers who have never lived without social media
- Content generated by users is a power influencer
Business leaders that don’t close the social media gap could leave their companies worse of, writes @DionneLew http://t.co/mSCPfxfXLM — SmartCompany (@SmartCompany) September 12, 2014
The businesses that do integrate social media into their marketing, are also spending a great deal advertising on mobile technologies, as this article by @MarkHoelzel shows:
Mobile Advertising Is Outstripping Growth In TV, Radio, And All Digital Ad Mediums http://t.co/Knvsyif2aG pic.twitter.com/w4TJoVieCm
— Mark Hoelzel (@MarkHoelzel) September 10, 2014
And if that’s not enough, this @Slideshare by Business Insider, shows how not only mobile technology is impacting business and commerce, but newer technologies like smart watches, and cars hooked up to the Internet will further impact how businesses reach out to consumers:
Mobile is driving all of @Facebook‘s revenue growth, says @businessinsider. How screens are proliferating society: http://t.co/srau09j0uf — SlideShare (@SlideShare) June 17, 2014
To help maximize your marketing strategy on mobile devices, take a look at the tips in this article by @DrewAHendricks @Forbes. The number one important tip: make sure your Website is responsive, meaning that the design allows for automatic resizing to the device being used.
5 Tips for Perfecting Mobile Marketing http://t.co/gz1zTsPExd via @forbes #Marketing — Drew Hendricks (@DrewAHendricks) September 11, 2014
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