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3 Quick Tips for the Novice Mobile Marketer

In 2015, the prevalence of mobile device usage for Internet browsing was the talk of the web. This was in part because mobile browsing exceeded desktop browsing for the first time in the United States—with 51% of the total time spent on the Internet occurring on smartphones and tablets and only 42% on desktop and laptop computers.

This wasn’t a huge surprise, as mobile device usage has been climbing for several years. But many marketers took serious notice and started developing robust mobile marketing strategies. While some of these marketers have worked through mobile missteps to solidify their strategies, they made no mistake about this: the mobile world can no longer be ignored.

It’s 2016, after all.

If you’ve been dragging your feet on getting in the mobile game, it’s time to pick them up. And fast. But where do you start? Here are a few quick tips to kickoff your mobile marketing:

#1: Create an active social media presence.

Your first mobile marketing step should be to get your company on social media. If there is anything that consumers consistently access from their mobile phones, it’s a social network. In this age of hyperconnectivity, many of us hop on Facebook or Twitter to fill idle time—such as waiting in line or sitting at the doctor’s office.

If you’re not sure you can manage all the big players (like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), start with one. Facebook is the top global mobile app by usage, and almost half of its users access the social media site exclusively on a mobile device—so that’s a good place to start as you ramp up your mobile marketing.

Whether you choose to focus on one network or a few, it’s important to stay active. Share your own engaging content as well as relevant content from other businesses. Share images of your workspace to humanize your company. Run an incentivized contest. Comment on relevant articles posted by others. Stay in the game!

#2: Send out mobile-friendly emails.

Get this: 67% of emails are first opened on a mobile device. That means the first glance at roughly two-thirds of your business’s emails takes place on a condensed screen. If you don’t want users to send your correspondence to the trash immediately, your messages need to be tailored for mobile viewing.

Crafting mobile-friendly emails is one of the most important mobile marketing strategies. Here are some ways to shape up your messages:

#3: Optimize online forms for mobile users.

Online forms are a key part of any digital marketing strategy. You use them to capture visitor information via email subscriptions, content downloads, and event registrations. But if your forms aren’t optimized for mobile submission, you might be missing out on a lot of quality leads as users abandon the forms.

Luckily, there are several steps you can take to turn your forms into mobile marketing heroes:

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