Friday, March 25, 2011

Mobile Retailing News Weekly - Week of March 21, 2011

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

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The mobile retail market will exceed $12 billion by 2014 due to one-to-one marketing and smartphone adoption, Juniper Research reports.

http://www.business2community.com/mobile-apps/the-diversification-of-mobile-media-into-product-media-019270

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Brands significantly increased their UK mobile marketing spend last year, as part of their efforts to capitalize on the growth of smartphone use.

http://www.marketingmagazine.co.uk/news/1061104/Brands-ramp-spend-mobile-ad-platforms/

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Mobile penetration in the Czech Republic is among the highest in Central European nations and is high even by western European levels.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110316005789/en/Research-Markets-Czech-Republic---Mobile-Market

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Advances in smart phone technology and accelerating consumer adoption of tablets and other mobile devices have spurred an opportunity for marketers looking to make good on the long sought promise of mobile marketing.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/1754595

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UK mobile operator O2 has announced that it now has over 2 million customers registered on its personalized media service O2 More, reaching the milestone in just 16 months.  O2 More is an opt-in marketing service that delivers personalized marketing.

http://thenextweb.com/uk/2011/03/15/o2s-personalised-mobile-marketing-service-eclipses-2-million-customers/

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The mobile search market generated revenues of $901 million in 2010, equivalent to around 3 percent of total search revenues. The boom in the adoption of smartphones is the key market driver.  Forecasts indicate that by 2015 total mobile search revenue could reach $8 billion, or 11 percent of total search revenues.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110316006835/en/Research-Markets-Total-Mobile-Search-Revenue-Reach

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According to the latest study carried out by LinkShare, 45 percent of marketing leaders feel that mobile advertising will be one of the top areas of growth in the industry in 2011.

http://www.computeach.co.uk/IT-news/Education-Training-News/IT-training-investment-could-help-firms-keep-pace-with-new-marketing-trends/800468976

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Groupon is about to unveil its innovative mobile app tool that it hopes is going to change the way we will eat, shop and play.

http://ecopreneurist.com/2011/03/20/groupon-now-future-of-mobile-marketing-for-small-business/

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Mobile ads already account for $2 billion of the $55 billion spent on online advertising – and are expected to scale to $19 billion by 2012.

http://www.exchange4media.com/e4m/izone1/izone_fullstory.asp?Section_id=4&News_id=41476&Tag=33970

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Research shows that mobile marketing will be the biggest gainers of ad spending this year.  Investment into marketing through mobile platforms is expected to increase over the next decade as well.  In a study of 100 marketing professionals, 45 percent expects that they will increase their marketing spending on mobile platforms and a third will continue to invest in affiliate marketing.

http://www.worldmarketmedia.com/779/section.aspx/3110/post/mobile-marketing-set-for-growth-in-ad-spending-boost-in-2011

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The T-Mobile and AT&T merger will allow more mobile advertising accessibility including the ability to more easily advertise on the iAd platform.

http://www.brafton.com/news/att-t-mobile-to-become-one-mobile-marketing-giant-800466860

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Mobile marketing started to explode in 2010 and with Verizon now offering the iPhone and the quality of today's consumer mobile devices such as the Droid and BlackBerry, the market will surely continue to increase.

http://www.benzinga.com/press-releases/11/03/p939448/dealerapp-vantages-new-personalized-auto-dealer-mobile-marketing-app-no

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Australia's retail businesses should explore mobile commerce to supplement their in store activities in order to boost sales, the Australian Retailers Association has warned.

http://www.smartcompany.com.au/retail/20110325-australian-retailers-urged-to-adopt-mobile-strategy-as-mobile-payments-hit-155-million.html

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