Many so-called experts are already making predictions for what path online marketing which choose in the new year. Everyone seems to agree that the biggest trend for 2012 and online marketing will be smartphones and mobile marketing. In 2011 there were 5.3 billion mobile subscriptions! Mobile ad spending is predicted to jump to $20.6 billion by 2015. If that isn’t a clear indicator, maybe you should reevaluate your marketing strategy all together.
Within a few years, it’ll be rare to find anyone without a smartphone. It’s nearly impossible to even purchase a standard flip-phone anymore. (The only ones offered are those cheap pay-as-you-go models.) Users will be seeking easy to navigate websites and shopping apps. The biggest way to boost revenue this year is to create a mobile version of your site, if you haven’t already. Likewise, also considering an app development. Developing an app is a great way to reach your target audience and provide them with an easy way to access your information and products.
Almost 23% of the mobile population will turn to smartphones. Can you afford not to include them in your marketing strategies? It’s not all just about ranking on Google anymore. It’s about knowing how your key audience receives the majority of their data and tapping into that.