Mobile Marketing Leaders & Their Unique Ideas
Let’s face it… everyone will have a smartphone soon. The exponential use of mobile Internet will ultimately help your business leverage the power of mobile marketing. The increased utilization of smartphones actually makes marketers drool at the potential. They see opportunities to connect with their customers. According to a study, there are 5.9 billion users of smartphones and mobile devices in the planet. Out of these users 1.5 billion in the world uses mobile web. In America alone, there are 40 million people using their mobile gadgets to surf the Internet. This is a huge marketing opportunity that some marketing leaders have taken advantage. They have used the power of mobile marketing to their advantage.
As you start your own mobile marketing campaign let’s take a look at their case studies. So you can learn from their experience.
PapaJohn’s. The great pizza restaurant created a mobile website to hasten the ability of customers to place their orders. The mobile site has big buttons that allows a three-step process in ordering pizza. Some businesses think that a mobile version is better than creating an application. It is important that the mobile site is easily navigable and there is less need to zoom or pan. This would mean easy access for your customers to seek what they want to do in the site.
Mermaid Oyster Bar. It’s not just good sea food you get now – but how you get it as well! In particular, everything about oysters! The Mermaid Oyster Bar created an application that augmented the customer experience. They developed an app that would give information about oysters. The app is called Oysterpedia gives information, photos and description of the many kinds of oysters. They can also share the information through social networking sites. The application is a subtle way of connecting the business with its customers. It also allows people to virally spread the wonders of oysters. It is a subliminal way of creating brand loyalty that the restaurant is an expert on oysters.
BMW. Luxury car manufacturer BMW used multimedia messaging service to connect with its customers. The effort paves the way for better customer relationship and brand loyalty. It allowed the car maker significant lead conversions with minimal marketing costs. The use of MMS allowed customers to wade through tons of information. The campaign has enabled the customers’ access to product information conveniently. In return the customer gets valuable information that is targeted to them. This is a perfect example of letting customers buy products rather selling to them.
Unilever. Multinational company Unilever, popularly known as the makers of UK product Lynx body spray, allowed customers to download a dating application. People that stood near floor vinyl tiles are able to download the application through Bluetooth technology. The campaign was a huge hit as it generated much publicity for the product. The rising popularity of connectivity technology will define mobile marketing in the future. There are QR codes, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC technology that will open opportunities for creative mobile marketing. The people engaged with this technology can take advantage of offers from businesses that can build product loyalty and customer relationship.
The success of mobile marketing is founded on creativity, commitment and concepts that you need to understand. Mobile marketing has a huge potential. If done right it will drive a whole lot of sales for you.