Shareology traveled to the University of Minnesota Alumni Center Wednesday evening for some new thoughts and networking:
EMBRACING MOBILE MARKETING: GENERATING ROI WITH THE INTEGRATED APPROACH
The practice of mobile marketing is going mainstream. From local and regional retailers to Fortune 100 fast-moving consumer goods providers, brands and charities, marketers are employing mobile marketing practices to engage their audience in mutually beneficial communication, delivery, and exchange of value. In this event, we’ll address why mobile and why now? We will review leading market metrics, consumer behaviors, case studies, mobile marketing strategies and tactics and key steps that should be taken to successfully integrate mobile marketing efforts with your existing business practices. In other words, you’ll learn what it takes to embrace and generate ROI through and with mobile marketing.
Michael Becker, a leader in the mobile marketing industry, assumes the roles of entrepreneur, volunteer, author and academic. Mr. Becker is VP Mobile Strategies for iLoop Mobile, the industry’s leading mobile marketing solutions provider and winner of the 2007 MMA Innovation of the Year Award. In addition, he is the Global and North American Vice Chairperson for the Mobile Marketing Association and member of the Direct Marketing Association Mobile Advisory Council. Mr. Becker is the founder and co-editor of the MMA International Journal of Mobile Marketing, contributing and co-author to Mobile Internet for Dummies, Web Marketing All-in One for Dummies and Reinventing Interactive and Direct Marketing; in addition, he has written over 70 articles and conducted hundreds of seminars on mobile marketing. On the academic front, he is pursuing a doctorate focused on mobile enhanced customer managed interactions and is an adjunct professor of marketing, teaching mobile marketing, at Golden Gate University. Mr. Becker has been recognized for his industry contributions, having received the MMA Individual Achievement Award in 2007 and the Direct Marketing Education Foundation 2009 Rising Stars Award.
Some photos from MIMA:
Mini MIMA board meeting with President Tim Brunelle and Programming Director Greg Swan
Q & A via text
Shareology was very impressed with the complexity of mobile marketing and the possibilities for the near and far future. MIMA helps keep us aware of how quickly our marketing world is changing and how much fun the future can be.
Kay Roseland @KayLoire