Marketing Day: Android Device Forecast, Google Expands Product Deliveries, Samsung’s #UnderWaterSelfie

mday240pxHere’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.

From Marketing Land:

  • Forecast: There Will Be About 4 Android Devices For Every Windows Or Mac/iOS Device In 2015 Android devices already beat Windows, Mac and iOS devices by a wide margin, and a new forecast from Gartner sees that growing even more in 2015. PC Get Slight Boost, Still Outpaced By Mobile Gartner predicts “a relative revival of the global PC market” this year, driven by enterprise upgrades. However it says tablets will outsell […]
  • Google Invests $500 Million In Shopping Express To Win Larger Share Of Online Shopping Market In a push to win a bigger share of the online shopping market, Re/code reports Google is investing $500 million to expand its Shopping Express initiative, the search company’s same-day delivery service for local products. According to the Re/code article: Investment so far has gone towards the marketing of the service in each new city and the […]
  • Study: Only 22 Percent Of Top 200 Apps Using Deep Links Among the top 200 mobile apps only 22 percent are using “deep links” from their websites into their mobile apps. This is according to an analysis by URX. Deep links are those that send a user from a website to a relevant page, piece of content or search result within a mobile app as opposed […]
  • Samsung #UnderWaterSelfie Stunt Offers Free Phones To Those Who Take The Plunge Leveraging the #underwaterselfie tag to promote their new water-resistant Galaxy S5 phone, Samsung, working with Zurich-based Serrantega, surprised pedestrians alongside Lake Zurich with something a bit unsuspected. While people enjoyed the sun, a scuba diver suddenly emerged from the depths with a Galaxy S5 in his hand. As he emerged, he raised the phone, offered […]
  • Mobile Ad Revenues To Surpass Newspapers, Magazines, Radio This Year — Forecast According to a new forecast from eMarketer, total media spending in the US will see its largest increase in a decade reaching $180.1 billion. The firm says that the growth will be lead by TV and mobile. Overall digital ad spending will represent almost 30 percent of all US ad spending this year according to […]
  • VIDEO + SLIDESHOW: The Importance Of Imagery In the world of search engine marketing we tend to focus on copy, ad copy, web page copy, optimization copy, copy, copy, copy. But what about imagery, how can imagery influence digital marketing? Using imagery can influence performance. This presentation will show how you can utilize photos, graphics, and illustrations to gain results. Presented at […]
  • First Party To Whom? Display Targeting Data Demystified With the ever-increasing drone of industry rumblings about the demise of the third-party cookie, many ad tech players have begun highlighting “first party” prominently as a key buzzword in their positioning. Frequently, this is used in the context of “first-party data” and, in some cases, “operating in the first party” for online advertisements. This has […]
  • How To Handle Email Marketing For Franchise Brands More and more, franchise brands are embracing email marketing to help them on a number of fronts. Often, franchisers deal with a number of different types of franchisees — single location, multi-location, multi-state, small corporations, partnerships, solely owned, highly sophisticated, unsophisticated, etc. Fragmentation is more the rule than the exception, so clear and consistent messaging, […]
  • One Month to MarTech, 5 Days to Save $150 – Register Today! Summer goes by quickly. The 4th has passed and MarTech: The Marketing Tech Conference happens next month in Boston. Been waiting to buy your ticket? Now is the time. You save $150 by purchasing before this Friday, July 11. Register now. Join us August 19-20 for: Presentations and panel discussions that guide your selection of […]
  • iPhone Has Largest Market Share Growth Over Past 3 Years With US smartphone penetration among mobile subscribers now at 70 percent, comScore released its May smartphone data yesterday. Compared with last month there isn’t much change in the numbers. Android remains the top OS, the iPhone is the top individual device and Facebook is the most widely distributed and used mobile app. When we look […]
  • Testing Is At The Heart Of Marketing Success Marketing for any business is an ongoing effort that requires consistent refinement and improvement to see positive results in the long-term. It is not enough to simply create a quality marketing program and leave it alone to do its job. Rather, the marketing plan for any business needs to be monitored on a daily basis […]
  • Facebook Reports Month-Long “Discrepancy” In Reach & Engagement On Pages If any Facebook Page administrators were wondering about iffy reach and engagement metrics for posts recently, Facebook quietly provided an explanation today. As reported first by the Inside Facebook blog, Page managers who access the Insights dashboard are seeing this message: There is a discrepancy in the engagement and reach metrics for all Page Posts […]

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