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Mobile Marketing with Jeanne Hopkins: Marketing Update 1/13/12


Episode #183 - January 13th, 2012


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  • On the show today is Karen Rubin (@KarenRubin), Mike Volpe (@MVolpe) and Jeanne Hopkins (@jeannehopkins)
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  • Anyone is welcome to come by the show to watch as part of the live studio audience - 4pm Friday
Special Guest
  • Jeanne Hopkins - HubSpot VP of Marketing & co-author of Go Mobile: Location-Based Marketing, Apps, Mobile Optimized Ad Campaigns, 2D Codes and Other Mobile Strategies to Grow Your Business
  • Why should people go mobile?
  • Is mobile just for B2C companies?
  • What are some companies who do a really good job at mobile? / What is your favorite example of a mobile marketing campaign?
  • How should a marketing professional get started with mobile  What are the first couple steps?
  • What's your favorite tip from the book about going mobile for marketers? 

  • #ilovewalgreens cause its a pharmacy where you can buy sweatpants and vodka. #louisck
  • #ILoveWalgreens because I know I can always find the ingredients to make meth there.
  • Drop off a prescription, get told it's an hour wait. come back 2 hours later and it's still not filled. #ILoveWalgreens
  • #ILoveWalgreens cuz they got the best deals on magnums!
  •  #ILoveWalgreens =promoted TT. I feel like they're trying to Jedi mind trick us into loving Walgreens. So far, Force is not strong in them.
  • So, Walgreens had to pay Twitter to get  #ilovewalgreens to trend - like a sad teenager mailing himself love letters; without the sincerity.
  • Marketing Takeaway: Authenticity matters! 
Everything Marketers Need to Know About SOPA
  • SOPA is the acronym for the "Stop Online Piracy Act," a bill that was introduced to the House of Representatives in October and would would give U.S. law enforcement and copyright holders greater power to fight online trafficking in copyrighted intellectual property and counterfeit goods and 
  • PIPA ("Protect Intellectual Property Act") is the Senate's version of SOPA  and is about enhancing enforcement against "rogue websites operated and registered overseas" and defines infringement as the distribution of illegal copies, counterfeit goods or anti-digital rights management technology.
  • Your Website Could Unfairly Get Shut Down/Blacklisted: If the government or the owner of copyrighted material identifies your website as hosting copyrighted material and falling guilty of copyright infringement, penalties could include disabling online advertising networks and payment facilitators (e.g. PayPal) from doing business with your website, preventing search engines from linking to your website (bye-bye, SEO!), and enforcing that internet service providers block access to your website.
  • If SOPA gets passed, it would override such safeguards, enabling judges to immediately shut down websites found guilty. Websites will only be able to defend themselves after their site had been taken down, when the damage will have already been done.
  • The bill also holds for some very steep ramifications for websites that stream copyrighted content without authorization: up to 5 years in prison!
  • Sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and the like whose sites are posted with countless links from users daily would literally be unable to function, as the amount of copyright infringing content that gets posted would be completely beyond their control.
  • Many of these websites are publicly opposing the bill and have even threatened to initiate an "Internet Blackout," during which several of the biggest sites on the internet -- including Google, Facebook, PayPal, Wikipedia, Twitter, and Amazon -- will shut down to emphasize the damaging effects SOPA could have on the internet.
  • Marketing Takeaway: 
How a 9 Year Old Newsjacked the GOP Primary
7 Signs Your Mobile Marketing Sucks
  • Your Marketing Approach isn't Local - Whether your business has one location or five -- or 500 -- you can't fail to understand that despite being able to hold the entire world in the palms of their hands, mobile consumers are by and large concerned with the here—right here—and the now—right now.
  • You Mobile efforts are not social - For mobile consumers, it’s not just what they’re doing that’s important, but where, with whom, and when.
  • You don't give customers what they want - By taking the time to understand how your customers operate in mobile mode—whether that’s by thinking it through from their perspective or, better yet, conducting research and surveys—you ensure your mobile strategy is properly focused.
  • You're looking at the wrong metrics - In a mobile environment, you have to track not only how many visitors come to the mobile site, but also how many leave it and go to your desktop site, indicating something is lacking in the mobile version.
  • Your Team Doesn't "get it" - if your staff isn't properly trained and well-versed, they are unable to explain the benefits of your mobile channel to customers and will consequently prevent you from maximizing your investment in mobile marketing.
  • Your Website is not mobile optimized - Pages load slowly, once-familiar buttons are now off-page and out of sight, and copy needed to intelligently and coherently comprehend the message are off-screen.
  • You're App-solutely Wrong - Mobile apps are all the rage. There are a more than 1 million apps now, which (in 2011) were downloaded about 18 billion times. Still, marketers must ask themselves, “Do we need an app?” and if so, “Which type of app is best for us?”
  • Marketing Takeaway: Desktop marketing and mobile marketing serve similar purposes but each require a different approach based on how your customers will use them.

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