The number of consumers receiving coupons via mobile devices is expected to rise by 30% next year to more than 500 million people, a new report from Juniper Research has found. However, the report cautioned that retailer reluctance to upgrade POS (Point of Sale) terminals for authentication and redemption was creating a bottleneck, effectively suppressing the deployment of mobile coupons.
According to the report, continued growth in mobile coupon usage will in part be fuelled by the integration of couponing platforms into the leading social networks. Apple’s recent high-profile launch of Passbook is also expected to act as a catalyst to both coupon deployments and adoption. For example, the marketing services provider Valassis has recently launched a ‘Red Plum Social Savings’ app in the US which was built with the Facebook platform, while third-party loyalty/marketing and couponing providers such as Codebroker, Eagle Eye, Yowza! and Valpak have already created apps or microsites which deliver vouchers to Apple’s Passbook.
The report – Mobile Coupons: Strategies, Opportunities & Forecasts 2012-2017 – also observed that increasingly brands were transitioning from using coupons purely to drive retail footfall to strategies designed to develop longer-term relationships with consumers. It found that delivery and redemption data analytics were now being used not merely to assess the progress of a campaign but to gauge what offers could be tailored to which individuals.
But report author Dr Windsor Holden wanrns: “POS terminals can have a lifespan of a decade or more, so understandably retailers are wary about disrupting the terminal lifecycle and investing in new technology – whether NFC or barcode scanner – without being able to demonstrate a clear return on that investment .”
The report also suggests that mobile coupon redemption patterns are shifting, with consumers increasingly storing the coupon on the device rather than redeeming straightaway. Its also found that China has experienced a huge uplift in mobile couponing adoption over the past year, with one couponing app alone – Dianping – downloaded more than 40 million times.
Tropicana has unveiled a 5m-tall digital billboard at Westfield, London, dispensing free orange juice.
The outdoor campaign is to promote Tropicana’s ‘Little Glass’ proposition, and aims to educate consumers about the health benefits ‘of consuming just 150ml of 100% orange juice each day’. Apparently, 150ml contains 60% of the Vitamin C you need a day and counts as 1 of your 5 a day.[more…]
Influencer marketing is the first real consumer-driven marketing channel. It’s real people talking to real people
“Influencer marketing is the ability for brands to connect with influencers to create more authentic content that resonates with consumers.” -Todd Cameron
Todd explains, “Influencer marketing is the first real consumer-driven marketing channel. It’s real people talking to real people. If you look back, consumers have really only had a voice for about the last 10 years.”
World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD) is an annual international event celebrated on the first Saturday of May by gardeners and non-gardeners alike. WNGD has become a growing annual tradition that celebrates weeding, planting flowers and trimming hedges in the buff.
This year’s naked day of planting is on May 7th, and it is the 12th annual celebration. As the news of this unique celebration spreads, it has left many people wondering, why garden naked?
Contemporary notions of underwear have been largely formed by the male gaze. Sexualised advertising imagery of women in heighted poses and impossible designs are worlds apart from the daily reality of dressing in undergarments.
This film explores the unseen relationship five women have with their bodies and their undergarments.
A seven year old boy was at the centre of a courtroom drama yesterday when he challenged a court ruling over who should have custody of him.
The boy has a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping with the child custody law and regulations requiring that family unity be maintained to the degree possible.