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Posts in Mobile

The best social stories and campaigns from April 2017

April was a whirlwind month in the world of social media. Let’s take a look back at a few of the most noteworthy moments, shall we?

For more social media news, subscribers can download the Econsultancy Q1 Social Quarterly.

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Driven by mobile, digital overtakes TV in US ad spend for the first time

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) this week released its numbers for ad spend in the US in 2016, and for the first time since the organization began tracking digital ad spend in 2004, spend on digital ads has surprassed spend on television ads.

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Social commerce: Why basic bots and buy buttons are not enough

Social commerce hasn’t quite taken off in the way it was predicted to. 

While 52% of marketers said it would be the most prominent trend of 2016, you could argue that live video or influencer marketing ended up stealing its thunder.

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MealPal review: Are Londoners hungry for a lunch subscription service?

Lunch time in London usually involves paying £8 for the privilege of a soggy wrap. If you manage to avoid the temptation of a Boots meal deal, that is.

MealPal is a new service that’s aiming to make lunch times both more enjoyable and affordable. 

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Six ways Aldo’s new mobile site streamlines the shopping experience

Aldo is a footwear retailer with a heavy presence in shopping centres and high streets, but while in-store revenue climbed 5% in 2016, online revenue increased by 15%.

With clear demand from online consumers, Aldo decided it was time to freshen up its digital presence, recently redesigning its online and mobile website as well as launching ecommerce in 10 additional countries.

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Five essential mobile moments and how brands can take part in them

In a recent Econsultancy survey, we asked marketers whether they work to engineer mobile moments which reflect well on their brand.  

But what are 'mobile moments'?  And what can brands do to be a part of them?

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Why beauty brands are betting on augmented reality

I recently wrote about how consumers are increasingly turning to their smartphones to search, browse and buy beauty products. 

One thing I failed to mention, however, is the fact that many are testing beauty products via their mobiles, too.

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10 tremendous digital marketing stats from this week

This week’s roundup of stats is the perfect way to finish off a four-day week. Go on, give it a read, we promise it won’t take long…

We’ve got news about delivery methods, chatbots, marketing budgets and lots more. If that’s not enough, be sure to check out the trusty Internet Statistics Compendium.

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Which channels do marketers really use?

All of this talk about rogue YouTube ads, fake Likes on Facebook, and Snapchat vs. Instagram is fascinating, but how much of it is relevant to a marketer's daily job?

To find out, we surveyed hundreds of marketers and asked them which channels they are really using these days.

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10 cracking digital marketing stats from this week

It’s the Easter weekend, which might mean you’re knee-deep in chocolate eggs, hot cross buns and beer by now. But hold up – why not take a break from all that lovely stuff and get stuck into some even lovelier stats?

This week’s roundup includes news about digital ad spend, brand communications and personalisation. You can head on over to the Internet Statistics Compendium for lots more too.

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Three ways mobile is impacting the beauty industry

According to new research, beauty buyers in the UK check Instagram an average of 21 times each day. What’s more, 67% of these are said to take further action when they see an interesting post. That means clicking a link, doing more research, or you guessed it – buying a product.

Unsurprisingly, this is music to the ears of beauty brands, and the very reason why many are taking the role of mobile - alongside social - more seriously than ever before. 

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Does Snapchat matter in Asia?

Snapchat's parent company, Snap, recently IPO'd with unprecedented media coverage in the West.

In Asia, however, coverage was much lighter as the app has not enjoyed the same cultural impact in the region as it has in the US and Europe. Does this mean that Asians are oblivious to a future trend - or has Snapchat missed its chance to win over the region's 1.8 billion internet users?

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