Industry News Roundup..."Santa’s got a brand new bag"

December 5, 2014

Britt Buckingham

Elf_Blog_PostIn this week’s mobile industry news roundup, check out how Cyber Monday trends dominated mobile this week, discover a fresh approach to digital advertising and figure out what to get your sister for Christmas.

Also (*cough* shameless plug), we unveiled a major overhaul of our mobile BI platform, Upsight DataMine. We’re pretty excited about the new features - find out more below.

Cyber Monday = Mobile Monday

According to a report released this week by IBM, “Cyber Monday mobile traffic accounted for 41.2 percent of all online traffic, up 30.1 percent over 2013.” Gone are the days when you had to target your consumer in store or while they were at work on their desktop, mobile is where you will find your consumer, shopping when they want and where they want. Does this mark a new era in the online shopping industry?

Read some of our tips on how to engage customers via mobile and the real-world.

‘Tis the season

With competition heating up over the holiday’s, brands are getting creative about reinventing their digital marketing strategies. Target took a new approach to their holiday campaign this season and created a mobile website with six mobile games. Not only are they hoping to drive more consumers to their online store but they will be running in-store promotions where users can gain access to codes to unlock special bonus content within their games.  

Turning your brand into a game might not be the approach for you, but you will need to be sure you have you have a fresh strategy in place to turn your engaged users into monetizing users this holiday season. In case you need a jump start, here are some tips. 

Are new moms the new mobile gamers?

You might not expect this, but a mobile game might be at the top of the new mom’s wish list. Game publisher WildTangent released a study this week finding that 76% of mother’s play mobile games while their infant naps during the day. When launching your game into the market be sure to consider Mom’s, they might be your biggest customer. Download our whitepaper for some powerful tips to set your game up for success at game launch.

Drum roll please…

We’re excited to unveil the next generation of Upsight DataMine. Not only is our new mobile business intelligence platform 2x faster, but we added a number of new capabilities to help data analysts and marketers better connect their data across multiple channels - including mobile, online and real-world. Check-out the new features and let us know if you want to take it for a spin...we love demos.

Hooray we all made it through Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving onto next week!

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