mobile search

14 predictions for mobile marketing trends in 2016

In the final trends round-up from me (until next year, of course), I’m looking ahead into 2016 to see what the most exciting developments in mobile will be. 

Well, I won’t actually be doing anything other than collating the opinions of a group of people considerably more clued-up than me. 

Amazon muscles in on supermarkets’ search rankings

A recent study found that Tesco was the most visible supermarket website in mobile searches on Google UK. 

This may come as no surprise, since Tesco dominates the grocery market in general. What is surprising though, is how much Amazon has muscled in on this market. 

Four key trends from our Integrated Search Briefing: Digital Cream 2015

As digital marketing has matured, integrated search has become even more important and wide ranging.

Integrated search has traditionally referred to a tactical and strategic balance between natural search (SEO) and paid search (PPC), but with the proliferation of multichannel behaviour and the use of mobile friendliness as a ranking signal, the term has become somewhat broader.

Six useful mobile marketing case studies

Case studies are always hugely popular on the Econsultancy blog because they act as a valuable source of inspiration for marketers.

In this post I’ll roundup six interesting mobile case studies, some of which perhaps lean more towards being about multichannel marketing.

These have mostly been borrowed from the Econsultancy Case Studies Database, which is packed full of useful examples from a range of brand and industries.

76% of second-screeners aren’t looking for TV-related content: report

Second screening is a fact of life in our new mobile-enhanced world. Regardless of how interesting a TV show might be, viewers will always turn to their phone to check messages, share their thoughts via Twitter, or just aimlessly browse Instagram.

As with all changes in consumer behaviour, marketers are falling over themselves to find a way of injecting their brand messages into the second-screen experience.

It’s easy to see the attraction, as in theory smartphones allow brands to deliver a more in-depth and engaging experience to enhance their TV campaigns. 

Our own Ben Davis has already gone on record to register his doubts over whether marketers will ever achieve any success with the second screen, however a new report from Millward Brown shows why brands won’t stop experimenting with this channel any time soon.