Smartphones are taking over from standard mobile phones and the ability to access the web so quickly and easily through these devices has resulted in a growing number of businesses investing in Smartphone marketing. There are a number of different ways that you can capitalize on this growing trend including SMS marketing, mobile website marketing and App marketing.
While SMS marketing is effective both on our old mobile devices as well as on the new smartphones, it is mobile website marketing and App marketing that are the big winners. Mobile website marketing makes use of an easy to read template of your website to be hosted alongside your normal website. Making use of re-directs, you can ensure that people visiting your site from a mobile device will automatically be directed to your easy to read mobile site. Although mobile websites do make use of some of the interactive features of your smartphone, they are not always as interactive as they can be.
Why Apps are So Popular for Smartphone Marketing?
Mobile Applications for small business take your mobile website that much further with interactive features which can be used to create content to use for your marketing as well as to reward your customers. Making use of the GPS feature to offer turn by turn directions to your business as well as offering GPS discount vouchers to anyone who visits your store at pre-designated times make use of the phones built in features to enhance your customers experience.
What makes Apps stand out from mobile websites the most is the convenience for the end user as well as for your business. Customers can achieve far more with the touch of a single button and as we are now becoming more prone to instant gratification and prefer to complete tasks that are easy to perform, Apps make functions like telling a friend about a special discount they have just received as easy as touching a button. This one touch word of mouth promotion tool makes App marketing so popular with many companies experiencing a massive growth in their downloads through this single tool.
Mobile marketing is here to stay and there are numerous companies that can offer you quality Apps for the same price as converting your website into a mobile site. The additional features that can be included such as shopping cart, loyalty programs, survey forms and free push notifications ensure that smartphone marketing can be both cost effective and will add huge value to your customers experience with your brand.