Last friday I went to a networking event and I met this lady who has a mobile marketing company.
When we start talking I was really interested in her opinion about mobile marketing because lately I’m dealing with several mobile projects, but after 2 minutes I understood she really didn’t get it.
For her company “mobile marketing” really means “text messages marketing”. They are missing it big time. Who cares about those impersonal text messages we receive once in a while about special offers?
I think companies should seriously start considering to tap those 35 millions iPhone users in the US, plus all the millions of people that already have different type of smartphones. Mobile marketing should be more about interaction and customer engagement, forget about cold text messages.
There are tons of possibilities with all these new mobile OS. Just think to a simple game where your product or your services are the main focus. Are you marketing some sort of soda? Just make a small app where the user can see drink recipes and maybe “mix” the ingredients right in the phone creating an iBeer effect. I guarantee you people will download it, people will use it and people will share it.
Do you get it now?