Mobile video is not just about a new screen -- it's about a cluster of new cultures, a new aesthetic of brevity and perhaps even the leading edge of a post-ad era in marketing. In other words, you can't get away with what we have been getting away with for the last 60 years of TV advertising.» 5 Comments
At the Mobile Insider Summit, discussions about showrooming, local mobile marketing and cross-screen consumer journeys all seemed to lead back to a larger debate over changed behaviors. Is mobility changing us, or are we adjusting the technologies to old needs?» 0 Comments
If Facebook is leaking users, the pace is pretty slow, according to the latest global survey. And the company owns what is by far the fastest-growing social net, Instagram. "Collapsing" companies could be in worse positions.» 1 Comments
Longtime sweepstakes and contest agency ePrize starts a major rebranding effort under the new name HelloWorld. With mobile as a centerpiece, the company wants to do for complex customer engagement campaigns what Salesforce.com and Oracle have done in CRM.» 0 Comments
For all of its frustrations and false promises, having full-bore access to my TV content via any available screen is changing my own expectation and regard of TV content itself. There is more than "everywhere-ness" at work here.» 1 Comments
With excellent hardware and a very strong media platform now, Amazon finally should be in position to challenge both Apple and Netflix on different fronts. First, they need to wake up to their own strengths and promote themselves more wisely.» 0 Comments
Enough with the self-serving industry predictions. We get it. 2014 will be the year that the market inevitably wakes up to the genius of your startup. Instead, let's start a to-do list of what we should be working on to improve the mobile experience.» 1 Comments
Steve Smith is the editor of Mobile Marketing Daily at MediaPost where he covers all aspects of the mobile landscape and writes the daily MoBlog and regular Mobile Insider columns. He also programs the OMMA Mobile/Display/Data and Behavioral series of shows and the Mobile Insider Summits. A recovering academic who taught media studies at Brown and University of Virginia, he spent the last decade as a digital media critic for numerous publications and as consultant. He also writes for Media Industry Newsletter and eContent magazine. Contact him here.