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How to Think About Your Mobile Strategy

In speaking with a lot of brick and mortar retailers about their mobile plans, a clear pattern has emerged. In general, there is a three-step evolution in how they are approaching the opportunity: Create a mobile-optimized website: basically a copy of their traditional online site reformatted to work on a smaller screen and within a […]

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So you have an app for your stores, now what?

Mobile technologies are critical to becoming an essential part of the new retail. Done correctly, your mobile application is an extension of your consumer strategy and marketing campaigns. Chances are you’re using mobile to help achieve your goals including increased basket size, greater customer loyalty, additional customer insights and new revenue streams. Your shoppers benefit […]

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Retailers – Create ONE branded app for your shoppers

Over the last few years, we’ve had a lot of conversations with retailers about their mobile strategies and how to drive more in-store shopper engagement. The dominant theme is that retailers need to create their own app, one that reflects the branded experience and not a third party app that aggregates multiple retailers, provides limited […]

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Retailers and Smartphones – It’s not “if” or “when”… it’s “how”

We’ve all seen the numbers of how many people have smartphones and that they are using them to help with shopping. But if your memory is like mine, here is a quick refresher: There are over 100 million smartphones in the U.S. and growing fast[1] 73% use their smartphones to help with the shopping experience[2] […]

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Smartbrief: Expert Mobile Strategies for Retail

According to Bryan Wargo, CEO of Nearbuy Systems, “mobile is a game-changer for brick-and-mortar retailers.”  We couldn’t agree more.  Which is why Expert Mobile Strategies for Retail is so timely.  To create the report, M for Mobile interviewed more than a dozen industry experts and featured their answers in this in-depth smartbrief. The brief tackles questions such as: […]

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When it comes to mobile advertising, you have to be in the flow

Mobile is very different than online, and mobile advertising must be treated differently than online advertising for three key reasons: 1)      Mobile users are very task-oriented. Instead of “browsing”, they engage with their smartphones and use them to accomplish specific activities such as getting directions to a friend’s house, creating a list, shopping for a particular item, […]

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