Keeping up with all of the current trends in online marketing can be tricky. Internet marketing is always changing, and people are often coming up with new strategies and tactics to get noticed. If want to make sure you’re covering all your marketing bases, consider asking yourself these 5 important questions.
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Did you know there are now more mobile devices in the world than people? Isn’t that wild? While it’s definitely a crazy statistic, it’s also a huge indicator that consumers are big into tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices. This is great news for you as a business owner, because it gives you more opportunities to market to your consumers. Here are a couple pointers to make your business mobile-friendly in 2014.
If you’re a business owner, the main purpose of using social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter is to get more people to interact with your brand. There are a lot of ways to do that, including posting hilarious content, hosting a giveaway, showcasing a product, and more. But there is one thing you should be doing all the time, and that is using hashtags. Hashtags are a big deal in social search and using them is easy. Here’s a a quick review of some basic rules for using hashtags and why they’re so important.
Have you heard? We’re famous! Just kidding. (Sort of.) OrangeSoda was in the news.
A New York Times journalist recently sat down with OrangeSoda’s general manager, Todd Leeloy, to talk about the importance of having a mobile-optimized website, which is an essential component of every online marketing strategy. It’s a great read, even if you’re already up to speed in the industry.
The other day, I was browsing Facebook on my mobile phone when I saw an awesome link to a great giveaway. I was super interested in the company. But when I clicked on the link, I was redirected to a page that told me the website didn’t support mobile devices, and I would have to log in on a computer. It was a big time bummer and very inconvenient. I wasn’t about to boot up my computer just so I could enter this particular company’s giveaway. It would have been way too much work to walk from my bed to my front room at midnight. Yes, millennials can sometimes be that lazy. Read On
You’re probably one of those people who has his or her face glued to the phone for a greater portion of the day. Let’s be serious, pretty much everyone is one of those people. As much as we would like to show off our outdoorsy nature, the truth is most of us spend a huge amount of time reading the news, Facebooking, tweeting, playing games, and searching the web on our smart phones. While that may not be great news for Mother Earth, it’s excellent news for marketers. Read On
I recently wrote a post listing 10 statistics about why mobile marketing is the bomb. These statistics, taken from an April 2013 Hubspot survey, included mind blowing information that would win any marketer over, including: “95% of smartphone users looked up local information, and of that, 61% called and 59% visited the business,” and “50% of smartphones users have bought a product on their phone.” You may be sold on the idea of mobile marketing but may not know exactly how to develop a killer mobile marketing strategy. Here are a few ideas that our online marketing professionals at OrangeSoda can implement for you. Read On
Last week was one of those weeks. My husband and I spent the week working, packing, and moving into a new house while trying to keep up with social events. On Saturday, we left the piles of unpacked boxes in a rush to make it to a dear friend’s wedding. We traveled 45 miles only to end up at an empty building and no clue as to where the wedding actually was. Read On
What is Foursquare?
Foursquare is a free phone app that uses your GPS location to recommend businesses in your area, based on your check-in history and the check-in history of your friends. You can check into a business, see what others have said about places, and sometimes unlock promotions or specials.
Money has only seen three different major phases: coin, paper, and then plastic. Google is now at the forefront of pushing money to the fourth phase: mobile. Mobile? Yes mobile, with the help of near field communication (NFC) technology integrated in the Nexus S 4G available on Sprint, Google’s vision aims to eliminate the traditional wallet all together.
Replacing the wallet means having all cards, including loyalty, gift, and coupon cards that people carry in their wallets, readily available to make purchases, get discounts, and redeem loyalty points through Google wallet. For a list of other phones and up-and-coming products that are NFC equipped click here.
Making Google’s vision a reality is aided with the partnerships of Fist Data, Sprint, Citi, and Mastercard, among others. Google is currently working with other financial organizations to make all card providers available on Google Wallet. NFC is a lot like a contactless payment card, but included in your phone. It also acts like Bluetooth but used at a closer range. By touching two devices together, either mobile-to-mobile or mobile-to-NFC smart tag the device can collect information. Read On