In today’s world, the use of mobile devices is so much widespread that businesses are taking advantage of this fact to reach various people. According the infographic provided by AppGeeks, users spend 59% of their online time on mobile devices and just 41% on desktop computers.
The number of active smartphone users has surpassed the one billion mark and, according to research, people check their phones 80 times on average within 24 hours. This, in turn, gives marketers an excellent opportunity for advertising.
The best thing about mobile marketing is that it offers various ways for brands to market themselves through the use of SMS, emails, apps, QR codes, push notifications, Bluetooth, location-based services, in-game marketing, and mobile site redirection.
As a business owner, you can opt to use any of these tools depending on the objective of your campaign, just like how big brands
successfully use them.
For instance, Tao Nightclub used a mobile marketing campaign to send out a text offer to its subscribers, which led to an 11% redemption rate and $1,770 in additional admission fees.
Nissan used an interactive video in 2014 to get people to learn more about the features of the cars on sale by tap touching the screen. This campaign helped the company to accomplish a 78% completion rate and a 93% engagement rate.
As for Topshop, it decided to add a new mobile layer to its site, which resulted in a 4% increase in the number of items added to the basket and also, the search bar it added led to a 5.8% increase in CR.
To gain more insights from other businesses on how to successfully use mobile marketing, check out this infographic, from appgeeks.org
There are many good reasons why your Digital Business Consultant will tell you getting to page 1 of Google is a marathon and not a sprint. It’s a hyper-competitive world out there with a myriad of channels all vying for peoples attention. Experts suggest even with the right content and strategy, it can take 3 to 12 months to reach the coveted page 1 position!
We’ve put together some amazing digital facts from across the web to illustrate the competitive fight for peoples digital attention.
Let’s Start With Raw Internet Numbers:
1. More data was created in the last two years than the previous 5,000 years of humanity. It equates to roughly 2.5 quintillion bytes a day and 90% of all data ever created.
2. 5.2 BILLION daily Google Searches…that’s 3,607,080 searches each minute of every day or 40000 every second.
3. To handle that search activity it’s estimated that Google’s data centre uses 0.01% of the world’s electricity
4. Google is worth US$500 billion
5. Google derives more than 90% of its revenue from advertising
6. There are 3.8 billion Internet users worldwide
7. 1.3 billion individual websites (and growing)
8. Facebook has more than 2 billion users
9. 4.3 billion Facebook messages are posted each day
10. 4.14 million Youtube videos are watched per minute. That’s 5.97 billion hours watched every day
11. 269 billion emails sent each day
12. 67 million images posted on Instagram every day
13. One estimate projects that by 2022, there will be 35 billion devices connected to the web—that’s four devices for every man, woman, and child on the planet!
What about purchasing and selling on the Internet?
14. 94% of buyers conduct online research before a purchase
15. Amazon makes around $258,751 in sales per minute!
16. $674.24 billion worldwide by the end of 2020 – The amount of money that will be spent on Digital advertising
17. 76% of people who search a local product on their phones visit the business within a day and 28% will then purchase
How about email?
18. 80% of sent email is SPAM…who’d have thought!
19. Email marketing is the least used marketing channel but produces the highest Return On Investment.
20. Emails between 50 and 125 words had the best response rates at just above 50%
21. People are using the search term “best” 80% more often in the past two years., ie, best smashed avocado in Melbourne.
22. Facebook uses 98 personal data points to target ads to you
The Value of Blogging:
23. 65% of daily internet users read blogs.
24. 60% of U.S. online consumers have purchased as a result of reading a blogger’s recommendation. (Factbrowser)
25. A blog on a Websites can help to achieve more than 4 times the amount of indexed pages by Search Engines. The greater the number of indexed pages, the more fruitful your SEO efforts will be (U.addresstwo)
26. Small businesses with blogs get 126% more lead growth than small businesses without.
27. After reading recommendations on a blog, 61% of online consumers made a purchase.
The Importance of Website Security:
28. More than 6000 computer viruses are created every month
29. 30,000 websites are hacked each day!
We Lost Without Our Smartphones:
30. 91% smartphone users say they turn to their phones for ideas in the middle of a task
31. 82% of them consult their phones before buying anything in a store.
These are just a few of the mind-boggling statistics that we’ve seen in the last year. They show how entrenched digital is and how likely it will continue to dominate every aspect of our lives.
There was a light bulb moment for me when I was first introduced to acronyms. SOHCAHTOA helped me navigate the mental torture of trigonometry. BOLTSS, the six essential features of a map.
In Healthcare, (where I spent 20 years), acronyms abound to aid recall of physiological processes.
My favourite acronym though is the SMART Digital approach. It helps convey plans and timelines when developing a digital marketing strategy for clients. I liked it so much, I even called my agency Smart Reach Media.
Reach is the amplification and distribution of a message to achieve greatest digital penetration. An example of reach could be the number of unique visitors to a website each month.
SMART digital marketing is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-Scaled.
At the core, any business needs to stand out from the competition and communicate a unique selling proposition.
Simple Who, What, Why and Which questions clarify the process and make it Specific.
Who is involved? What do we want to do? Why are we doing what we are doing? Which constraints and requirements are there for the project? Goals seem more attainable when objectives like these are established early in the planning process.
There are many Measurables these days. Likes are important but your Bank Manager won’t take them as part of your interest repayments.
Digital Marketers analyse Click-through and Bounce Rates and use A/B split testing.
Google analytics and Facebook provide audience insights. The user experience on the website is modified accordingly.
The Digital Business Consultant delivers this information in easy to understand language for the client. The data helps the marketing process for the business.
Appraising the available resources and constraints at the business level is Attainability. This is necessary to improve performance.
Up to this point, the process has set Relevant goals to achieve short and long-term business goals.
This all needs to occur within an acceptable Time-Scaled period for the client. The designer needs adequate time as well to deliver their best work.
Benjamin Franklin said, “By failing to prepare, you’re preparing to fail.” Your business will benefit from a structured development phase between you and the Digital Transformation agency.