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December 24, 2012
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  • Coca-Cola's free mobile-gaming app sells Fanta brand
    A fruit-throwing challenge is part of a free mobile-gaming application from Coca-Cola highlighting its Fanta brand. Fanta Fruit Slam, available in Apple's App Store and as a Facebook app, can be played individually or competitively with friends and family. "Free-to-play games will also increase in popularity given that the majority of mobile users prefer not to pay for apps. We also expect to see more mature publisher models for mobile games," said Matt Shea, executive vice president of product development at WildTangent. Mobile Marketer (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Get Creative: 10 Ways to Think Outside the Box
No matter your business, smart solutions come from out-of-the-box thinking. We all know creativity is king, but are you doing all you can to inspire and encourage creativity in your staff? Read the article and learn 10 ways to inspire creativity at your office.

  Consumer Engagement 
 
  • Capital One mobile customers donate family talk time for military
    Capital One customers who use its mobile-banking application will be providing free minutes of mobile phone talk time for members of the military to call home on the holidays. The bank hopes to provide 6 million minutes of time. "This is one way we can use the power of our digital business to give back to the military community during the holidays to those who have given so much," said spokesman Mark Andrews. MobileCommerceDaily.com (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sears, Kmart look to bridge shopping styles with holiday campaign
    Mobile plays a part in Sears' and Kmart's late holiday-season sales push that invites customers to shop however they like -- in stores, online or via smartphone and tablet. One option allows customers to buy an item on their mobile device and pick it up the same day at a store or, in some locations, text the store for roadside delivery. MobileCommerceDaily.com (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  Marketing & Sector Solutions 
 
  • Food brands take aim at children's smartphones
    Food marketers are shifting their ad spending to mobile and social in a bid to target smartphone-wielding children, according to a Federal Trade Commission report. Social campaigns and branded mobile applications are seen as a cost-effective way to target young consumers, researchers say. "These online media are not necessarily as costly as display advertising, yet potentially have a farther, and more immersive, reach than display advertising," the report notes. The Wall Street Journal (12/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Combating Identity Theft in a Mobile, Social World
Mobile connectivity threats extend from consumers to the business environment. But who is really responsible for securing sensitive information? Smart business leaders are becoming proactive on the matter. Learn how to get protected in this white paper. Download the white paper now.

  Industry By the Numbers 
 
  • Study finds mobile commerce augments other kinds of shopping
    Mobile commerce doesn't cut into online or in-store shopping but rather increases overall consumer spending, according to research by The BIO Agency, a digital marketing firm. More than 4 in 10 still say they refuse to use their devices to make any kind of purchase, however. Those in the 18-to-24 age bracket are the biggest mobile purchasers, though those between the ages of 45 and 54 were most likely to buy books via mobile. Mobile Marketing Magazine (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The IDC Market Spotlight on Network Automation and Agility
The arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility has strained data center networks—and IT staff—like never before. This Market Spotlight explains how data center network fabrics provide a foundation for automated provisioning, configuration, and management of network-based services in a new era of IT agility. Download now.

  Making It Work 
 
  • Augmented reality is set to come into its own in 2013
    Affordable augmented-reality glasses aren't likely to be available until 2014, but 2013 should see major advances in the AR field. Among the likely advances are more smartphones optimized for AR and more AR tools making use of location data. VentureBeat (12/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

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  MMA News 
  • MMA Forum San Francisco: The Power of Mobile in the Marketing Mix, Jan. 29-30
    As a channel, mobile has sparked a new age of connectedness and an infinite world of highly personal marketing engagement. When more than 90% of consumers have their mobile phone within arm's reach 24/7, it's abundantly apparent that mobile's "power of the personal" must be at the heart of the connected experience, supporting and strengthening all channels in a successful marketing mix. Join us at the San Francisco Forum to hear from leading marketing pioneers who are blazing the trails with mobile at the center of their broader marketing strategies. Discover how the use mobile data can accelerate the path to purchase, how leading retail brands are using mobile to derive loyalty, how to apply mobile analytics to optimize your campaigns across channels and how to embrace the new mobile connected age to transform not only you're your thinking, but also your business. Walk away from this information-packed 2-day event with your own roadmap for how to effectively infuse mobile into your brand's broader marketing strategy and send you on the right path for 2013 and beyond. Learn more or register for the forum. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Director, Media StrategyCablevisionBethpage, NY
Director, Consumer Online MarketingCablevisionBethpage, NY
Media Tech EngineerWildTangent, Inc. Redmond, WA
Account Executive, MobileAOLMultiple Locations, United States
Director of Social MediaRatify, IncBellevue, WA
Online Advertising ManagerZendeskSan Francisco, CA
Regional Director, Sales DevelopmentPandoraNew York, NY
Digital Media Planner/BuyerShine United, LLCMadison, WI
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