Mobile Coupon Explosion

Business Insider is pimping their new mobile industry report so much that there is hardly a reason to sign up to get the report. As has been noted here before mobile coupon use is going through the roof. Some interesting conclusions/actoids from BI. Mobile coupons have a 10% redemption rate vs. 1% for print coupons. […]

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June 20, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Mobile

Room To Grow

Interesting new “Cheapskates Online: How the 'New Normal' Takes Advantage of New Technology” report from eMarketer. I prefer savvy shoppers over cheapskates but names aside the report is interesting. I like this chart. While penetration is slowing there is still some growth in digital coupon use and that use is going mobile. There's room to […]

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May 8, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Deals, Marketing, Mobile

Social Is Big, Mobile Is The Future

Over on the Nebo blog Kevin Howarth is doing a series of interviews that feature marketing thought leaders both locally and nationally. Kevin was gracious to ask me to participate and we had a fun conversation about interactive marketing. Kevin’s interview, with much better graphics than FoG, is being republished here with permission. What do you feel […]

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March 9, 2012  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Internet, Marketing, Mobile, Social

It’s Hard

That is my first impression of the iPhone 4S. It has a really really hard hand compared to my relic iPhone 2G. That and a great camera and external speaker set. Perhaps more when the initial sync finishes. It is amazing how much value Apple packs in a device.

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October 15, 2011  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Mobile

Quick Thoughts on Google/Motorola

This article by Henry Blodget for Business Insider and the below chart got me thinking about the smartphone market. Some quick thoughts. All the leading smartphones have been integrated software/hardware solutions. Blackberry/Treo/iPhone. The PC model does not work in the smartphone market. That Android OS bar is going to get a lot more orange. Apple will […]

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August 16, 2011  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Business, Mobile

Online Lures Local

After giving eMarketer a bit of a backhanded complement yesterday on the online marketing opportunity today they are getting all out kudos. Location based marketing has been of great interest to me for a while as evidenced by "The Mother of All Internet Wars" and "The Local Nut" articles. Well today eMarketer came out with an […]

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April 1, 2011  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Internet, Marketing, Mobile, Social