Vocus Publishes the  Mastering Mobile Marketing  Guide

Guide shows marketers how to integrate mobile into their marketing ecosystem to capture prospects, build relationships and drive revenue

Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VOCS), a leading provider of cloud-based marketing and public relations software, today published the  Mastering Mobile Marketing  guide. With this guide, readers will learn the mobile marketing infrastructure, how to incorporate mobile into an existing marketing landscape, and different ways to use mobile in marketing campaigns.

According to eMarketer,  time spent on non-voice mobile activities [ ] surpass[ed] time spent online on desktop and laptop computers  in 2013. Customers are using mobile and are demanding it through their behaviors. As a result, mobile marketing has become a hyper-localized, time-sensitive and relevance-required medium. It requires new designs, promotions and unique content.

 Mobile marketing allows brands to reach consumers where they are,  said Vocus Chief Marketing Officer You Mon Tsang.  Unlike laptops or computers, our phones are always with us. It s important for marketers to realize mobile is not a trend; it s a viable medium that businesses must leverage to drive revenue. This guide is a great resource for professionals looking to incorporate mobile into their overall marketing strategy. 

Some key points from the guide include:

  • Do It or Lose It
    Brands can lose business when mobile customers experience non-mobile-friendly marketing tactics. When businesses notice an increase in mobile visits and the corresponding increase in bounce rate, they need to take steps to evolve their Web presence with mobile-friendly strategy featuring responsive design, adaptive design or mobile-only design. This guide breaks down the mobile infrastructure options to help marketers determine which is best for their brand.
  • Promoting on Mobile
    Two important ways to integrate mobile into marketing campaigns are mobile advertising and text message or SMS promotions. The complexities of mobile advertising rely on three factors: location, timing and relevance, making it more challenging to implement than desktop pay-per-click advertising. When used correctly, consumers are delivered hyper-targeted, highly effective advertising. Text messaging also presents an important opportunity for marketers, as text messages are much more likely to be viewed than emails, according to a Frost & Sullivan study.
  • Dedicated Apps
    Another consideration is if a company needs a mobile application (app). Brands that create useful mobile apps based on customer behavior increase the amount of repeat mobile and in-store visits and sales. The best apps are tailored to the needs and preferences of consumers, often offering special discounts or the ability to shop easily.
  • Landing Pages, Email and Experiences All Working Together
    If landing pages confuse and frustrate, load too slowly, or are in any other way a negative experience, consumers abandon the page and conversion rates drop. Additionally, the content on a mobile page, whether in an email or landing page, needs to be simple, short and to the point. This guide breaks down the utility of mobile-only landing pages and how they must work with all the other components of a marketing campaign.

To learn more, the  Mastering Mobile Marketing  guide is available for free download here.

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About Cision
Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today s communications, social media and content marketing professionals. Offering the industry s most comprehensive PR and social software, rich analytics and a Global Insights team, Cision enables clients to improve their marketing and strengthen data-driven decision making. Cision also represents the Gorkana Group, PRWeb, Help a Reporter Out (HARO) and iContact brands. Headquartered in Chicago, Cision has over 100,000 customers worldwide and maintains offices in Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Finland and China. For more information, visit www.cision.com or follow @Cision on Twitter.