Car-shopping site Edmunds.com has acquired CarCode to boost its mobile strategy by enabling users to interact one-on-one with car dealers via text messaging.
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MovieTickets.com, a provider for consumers looking to purchase advance movie tickets, is introducing a virtual mobile ticket for smartphones that can be visually verified by theater employees in a move to circumvent the use of costly scanners.
McDonald’s is a mobile marketing leader but with same-store sales dropping 3.3 percent in the most recent quarter, the chain’s experience highlights the need for mobile to be paired with the right message and products to be successful.
Starbucks has revamped its retail experience for the 2014 holiday season, with a focus on mobile via new content and offers for loyalty program members and the launch of mobile ordering.
LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ – A Whole Foods executive at the Mobile Shopping Summit 2014 said that the brand’s planned rollout of a new mobile platform would aim to not take over but serve as a companion during the in-store experience.
LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ – A RetailMeNot executive at the Mobile Shopping Summit 2014 credited the mobile efforts of retailers such as Walmart, Target and Walgreens for driving in-store dollars due to solid execution.
NEW YORK – A Dunkin’ Donuts executive at the Mobile Marketing Association’s SM2 Innovation Summit said that combining and balancing traditional and mobile marketing strategies will carry the brand toward the future.
Department store chain Kohl’s and fashion designer Elie Tahari are promoting a new fashion collection to be sold at the retailer’s stores and online through a YouTube video series and a multitude of social sites.
Ticketmaster’s announcement last week that it is has acquired mobile live-event ticketing platform Eventjoy reflects an increasingly competitive environment in which established sellers are vying to retain market share against a host of start-ups and the mobile-first ticketing efforts of event organizers.
NEW YORK – A Lord & Taylor executive said he views beacons as a cost-effective way to test mobile payments and was, therefore, surprised that Apple went with NFC for its mobile payments play.