Mobile messaging application Tango is partnering with Walmart and Alibaba Group to move into the mobile message shopping frontier, driving sales in what promises to be a more convenient way for consumers while bringing the idea of conversational commerce to the forefront.
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Pizza chain Papa Murphy’s is stepping up efforts to integrate mobile with in-store promotions via more personalized text alerts and incentivized calls to action at more than 1,400 locations.
Knowing customer preferences using mobile data can provide the fodder for mobile campaigns that are as personalized as the holiday lists that shoppers have stored on their smartphones and tablets.
Applebee’s has teamed up with Pabst Blue Ribbon to create the Tap Room mobile SMS program, an opt-in offer service that rewards patronage and links with a user’s social network to reinforce the chain’s positioning as a neighborhood-bar.
Facebook and Amazon are challenging PayPal’s lead in the mobile payments market, where popularity and trust amongst consumers will be determined by who has more consumer-friendly new services.
Specialty retailer Express is rewarding Valentine’s Day shoppers with free movie tickets in exchange for texting in themed keywords after they shop.
Popeye’s is following in the footsteps of other quick-service restaurants that rely on SMS for contests with a new campaign that encourages consumers to use their mobile device to interact with packaging for a chance at winning tickets to an exclusive concert.
The question that marketers are increasingly asking themselves is how to effectively engage customers through these ever-present, always-on mobile devices.
JCPenney is turning to its existing database to get the word out about a new SMS program that promotes the company’s latest product line and doles out deals for it.
Back in 2010, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt forewarned of an impending data explosion. “Between the birth of the world and 2003, there were five exabytes of information created. We [now] create five exabytes every two days,” he said.