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.
Kia, the principal sponsor of Surrey County Cricket Club, has launched a 70’s inspired instructional video featuring Surrey star Jade Dernbach to promote the club’s Kia Catch competition.
Global marketing & communications agency INNOCEAN UK was briefed by Kia to find an engaging and humorous way to promote the competition which would resonate with cricket fans and provide them with a timeless piece of content which could be used across multiple platforms.
As the Official Airline Partner to UEFA EURO 2016TM, Turkish Airlines announced the full details of its ‘Meet Europe’s Best’ campaign today, championing fans and European cultures ahead of this summer’s competition. The campaign includes the launch of television commercials, unique plane liveries, ticket giveaways and a dedicated microsite.
Celebrations will continue during the tournament with select Turkish Airlines planes showing live matches, activation zones in four host cities and branding across notable sites in Paris.
ESI Media has announced that the London Evening Standard has partnered with specialist insurer Hiscox to become the newsbrand’s first ever multi-platform Arts sponsor. Beginning this week in the print edition of the London Evening Standard, the six-figure partnership will run across print, digital and events until the end of January 2017.
The partnership will see Hiscox become the launch sponsor of a new arts channel hosted at standard.co.uk that will include arts news, features, interviews and newly commissioned video content, alongside specially created native content for Hiscox, leveraging their arts sponsorship assets and focussing on the brand’s passion points.
It’s hard to imagine a world without Twitter, and more specifically, a world without people making jokes on Twitter.
The medium has become so ingrained in Internet culture that it has now leaked fully beyond the constraints of Twitter so that people who have never even used Twitter before are seeing tweets on Facebook, Instagram, or Tumblr almost daily.
The nurse approached him, smiling. "The labor is going great," she said. "Wouldn't you like to come in?" "Oh, no." The man shook his head.
The nurse returned to the mother's side, and the labor progressed smoothly. As the birth neared, the nurse returned to the man, now pacing frantically in the ball. "She's doing so well," she assured him. "Would, you like to at least come in and see her?"The man seemed to hesitate slightly, then shook his head again. "No, no, I couldn't do that." He jingled car keys in his sweaty palm and resumed his pacing.