Mobile Marketing – Just What Is It?
Mobile marketing is everywhere. We can see it on our handheld devices, on our tablets, pads and even in Cyberspace. Little do we know that we are currently engaged in mobile marketing, however we don't really know what it is that we are getting involved in. On the side of the marketers and business owners, they often neglect the aspect of mobile marketing, which leads to a loss of opportunity and greater reach.
In order to set the record straight, different questions shall be answered relating to what a mobile marketing is and what are the common strategies are behind it.
Mobile marketing is a marketing strategy that involves mobile devices. This does not only limit to mobile phone, but also covers handheld devices like tablets, pads, and other wireless devices. Other known definition of mobile marketing is the use of mobile medium as a way to market. This includes distribution of any promotional messages or ads to prospect consumers using a wireless mode of network.
To date, there are many ways to pursue mobile marketing. More strategies are implemented in mobile marketing because of its wide use and great marketing potential. Here are a few ways to pull off mobile marketing.
SMS is short for Short Message Service. This kind of marketing involves sending out text messages to consumer numbers about your business or an advertising update. This has been tagged as a legitimate advertising channel in some parts of the world simply because of its reach and cost. Most SMS cost a few cents and there is a guarantee that it would be read by the consumer. As a marketer, you can opt to send out short codes or premium rated short messages for SMS reception running in several applications.
Aside from sending out text messages with SMS, you can also send out multimedia messages that include images and music. MMS or Multimedia Message Service is setting a new wave in mobile marketing, given that most of the phones that we have now can cater to multimedia. This is also considered as an effective tool for advertising and as a means to get your message across. In some networks, brands can sponsor such kind of messages that are sent from person to person or P2P.
In Game Mobile Marketing
Apps and games are downloaded frequently by any mobile phone user today. Business owners are able to use this as a means to market their products or their business because of the presence of interactive real time 3D games and social networking games. Through this kind of marketing tactic, business owners can deliver promotional messages within the game or by simply sponsoring an app in order to drive consumer engagement.