Mobile Marketing and Small Business

The Ladies from Trendz in Denver at a workshop.

The Ladies from Trendz in Denver at a workshop.

The month of May has been busy around the Qittle office with Casey McConnell, president and CEO, touring every nook and cranny of Colorado and other nearby states with Constant Contact, offering workshops and seminars to assist small business owners in reaching their target demographics. Working with Constant Contact, a company credited by many as the creator of Engagement Marketing, has been an incredible opportunity for Casey and the Qittle Team. Continue reading

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Fort Collins CO Email & Mobile Marketing Workshop

Rocky Mountain innospherePlease join us May 3oth in Fort Collins CO for a free workshop about using email & mobile to grow your business. The workshop is being hosted by the Rocky Mountain Innosphere.

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The Mobile Minute – Business Video

Video is such a powerful way to tell your Business story to people who visit your website or find you on Youtube. Having a nice 1 – 2 minute video allows you to share it on your website, Facebook, Youtube and in your emails and text message communications.

In this week’s Mobile Minute we highlight Anonymous Longboards.

If you’ve been thinking about producing a video for your Business and you need assistance with that please reach out, we’d love to help tell your story!

Thanks

Casey

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Small Businesses are Driving the American Economy, Mobile Marketing Trends Expected to Follow

Real EstateApril’s employment report will be released by the U.S. Government today, and while much concerning the economy remains up in the air, housing, according to NPR’s All Things Considered on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013, seems to be a strong point in the economy. Home prices are up over 9% throughout the nation this spring and this good news has translated to over 300,000 jobs being added within the housing sector in the past year across the nation. Continue reading

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Meeker CO Email & Mobile Marketing Workshop – FREE

Meeker chamber logo blueJoin us June 26th in Meeker CO for a free workshop being held with the Meeker Chamber of Commerce.

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Mobile Minute – Text to Join

Check out this week’s Mobile Minute as we spotlight Harley Davidson’s Mobile Rider club in which they use Text Messaging to build both their mobile & email databases. Continue reading

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Delta CO Email & Mobile Marketing Workshop – FREE

Delta Area Chamber of CommerceJoin us May 16th in Delta CO for a free 2 hour workshop about marketing for your business using mobile, email & social media.

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Montrose CO Email & Mobile Marketing Workshop – FREE

Montrose Chamber of Commerce logoJoin us May 17th in Montrose Colorado for a free workshop with the Montrose Chamber of Commerce.

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The Three R’s Of Identifying Your Most Important Customers

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At Qittle, every client we engage with is critical to our business strategy because for us the bottom line is not written in red or black, but rather in the strength of our relationships with clients and conversely their relationship with their customers. Continue reading

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QR Codes: A Golden Goose, or a Bad Egg?

McDonald'wp-content/uploads/2013/04/McDonalds-QR-code-225x300.jpgIn the United States today 53% of Americans currently own a smartphone, and a full 85% own a cell phone. (Pew Internet Research and American Life). When one considers these percentages compared to just three years ago in 2010, when the iPhone claimed just 4% of mobile phone ownership or just six years ago when the first smartphones were introduced to the American market, this growth is astronomical. (Wikipedia). Continue reading

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The Mobile Minute – Business Mobile Website

Imagine if 50% of the people who came into contact with your business today wanted to do business with you, would you do everything you can to meet more of those kinds of people? Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the Small Businesses of America

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Josh with Bono’s Bar B-Q

Last week Casey and I began a collaborative project with a select number of Value Innovation team members to learn more about the specific needs of Qittle clients. Casey posted a blog entry about it early last week expressing our excitement and enthusiasm for the project.

While we have barely scratched the surface of this project, the clients we have spoken to have already offered incredible insights and thought provoking conversation. In the weeks to come I am sure that we will have even more to discuss in regards to these conversations. Continue reading

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Mobile Phones and Social Media are Working to Solve Crime

Police officerDespite citations of texting, Facebooking and social networking while driving being on the rise throughout the country, police officers are taking a page out of the multi-tasking book and putting smartphones and mobile social networking to use for advances within law enforcement.

Across the country innovative crime prevention is being done with smartphone apps and social networking, by enabling citizens to report crime faster, file police reports and assist police work by looking out for suspect on the run or stolen vehicles. Continue reading

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The Mobile Minute – Facebook Pages for Business

3 Tips to get more Facebook Likes on your Business Page

With over 1 Billion active users on Facebook and 600 Million of those users accessing Facebook on their mobile phones it’s very important to have a Facebook presence for your business. Here are 3 tips to get more Likes Continue reading

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The Future of Smartphone Mobile Shopping

The Beckman kidsIn an attempt to predict the habits of future consumers Piper Jaffray, a national bank and investment company, released a report titled, Taking Stock with Teens in which shopping trends of teens were examined over the course of the last year.

Every aspect of teen spending habits were examined from cosmetics, to electronics, to outings. Clothing proved to take the largest chunk of teenage dollars. Twenty-one percent of disposable income went to clothes, followed by 18% going to food. Personal Care and shoes were third and fourth with 10% and 9% respectively. Car and electronics tied at 8% for fifth. Continue reading

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The Mobile Minute – Google Places

Google Places is an essential tool for businesses and consumers alike, and one more essential in every business’ mobile marketing strategy as well.

The Google Research Project found the following:

  • 56% of mobile searches result in a phone call to that business within an hour.
  • 54% of mobile searches land a sale within the hour.
  • 51% of the time people will go to a store within an hour of searching for the business on their mobile device.

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Smartphones Revolutionize Religion

crossIn the Qittle blog we have long followed the progression and adaptation of mobile platforms for business and marketing. However, the smartphone and tablets are integrating into an essential aspect of everyday life. For many people there is nothing more significant to everyday life than religion. In this special Sunday edition of Qittle, we would like to take a look at the ways smartphones are integrating into the practice of Faith and facilitating prayer, religious observation and the role of technology in our relationship with God today. Continue reading

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Smartphones and The Death of the PC

pcIn a recent report released by Gartner, a leading technology research and advisory company cited in the Mobile Marketer on April 5, 2013 projects that in 2014 mobile smartphone and tablet sales will continue to grow, while PC sales will begin to diminish. In 2013 alone PC sales are projected to fall 7.6%.

Gartner found that the number of smartphones shipped worldwide would reach 1 billion this year alone. This increase can be attributed to increasing affordability, and utility.  In 2012, 675 million smartphones shipped throughout the world, demonstrating the near exponential growth of the smartphone in the six years since its introduction to the market. If projected growth proves true, close to 2 billion smartphones will ship in 2014 and over 2 billion will ship in 2017. Continue reading

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Cheyenne WY Email & Mobile Marketing Workshop

200493466-001Join us on April 30th in Cheyenne WY for a 2 hour workshop about Email & Mobile marketing.

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