Japanese mobile carrier turns stores into Pokemon Go locations

Japanese mobile carrier turns stores into Pokemon Go locations

Brief: Pokemon Go creator Niantic has partnered with Japanese telecom SoftBank Group to turn 3,700 of the mobile carriers’ stores into PokeStops and PokeGyms in the Pokemon Go game. The move boosted SoftBank shares by 1.6% and Nintendo shares 3.3%, according to Bloomberg. McDonald’s Japan was the first brand to jump on the PokeStop bandwagon with a deal […]

How mobile payment apps can work as marketing tools

How mobile payment apps can work as marketing tools

(c)iStock.com/Petar Chernaev Mobile payments are exploding. With the number of users forecast to grow by 62% to almost a fifth of smartphone users in the US this year, according to eMarketer, the value of proximity mobile transactions is expected to surge to $27bn in 2016. The boom has been a long time coming. But now […]

SessionM raises $35M for mobile marketing/loyalty tech

SessionM raises $35M for mobile marketing/loyalty tech

  Mobile-first marketing automation and loyalty platform SessionM announced a $35 million strategic growth investment round of Series D funding last week, furthering its efforts in the mobile CRM space. The funding round was led by General Atlantic, Salesforce Ventures, Causeway Media Partners, Charles River Ventures, Highland Capital Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. […]

Trophit and Adways partner on PreLaunch.Me for better pre-registration campaigns

Trophit and Adways partner on PreLaunch.Me for better pre-registration campaigns

Above: Trophit enables pre-registration campaigns on mobile. Trophit and Adways have teamed up to create entice users to adopt new apps using PreLaunch.Me, a platform for pre-registering users for games and apps on both iOS and Google Play. Tel Aviv-based marketing startup Trophit and Tokyo digital marketing firm Adways are joining forces on PreLaunch.Me to […]

McDonald’s Unveils World-First Mobile Experience with the Monopoly Game

McDonald’s Unveils World-First Mobile Experience with the Monopoly Game

McDonald’s Australia has launched what is claimed to be a world-first mobile experience for its largest promotion, with the Monopoly Game at Macca’s app, transforming the entire promotion into a mobile gaming experience that converges the digital and physical worlds. Going mobile for the first time, the campaign and mobile gaming experience was led by […]

MMA EMEA Smarties shortlist announced

MMA EMEA Smarties shortlist announced

Campaigns exhibiting creativity and effectiveness, along with technical sophistication and consumer relevance from around the EMEA region compete to win coveted MMA EMEA Smarties™ Awards. The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) EMEA has revealed the finalists for the MMA EMEA 2016 Smarties™ Awards, a shortlist that celebrates the talent and companies that have harnessed the power […]

Carling Launches World’s First Beer Button

Carling Launches World’s First Beer Button

[KGVID]http://lovelymobile.news/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Consumer_Carling_Button_160511v4-1.mp4[/KGVID] Carling has launched the world’s first beer button – a one touch solution that revolutionises the online shopping experience and allows Carling drinkers to order beer directly from their fridge. The new digital innovation from Carling simplifies the shopper experience and is designed to increase brand loyalty amongst consumers. Molson Coors research showed that […]

Eight Lucky Londoners Selected for a Once in a Lifetime #AbsolutNights Experience

Eight Lucky Londoners Selected for a Once in a Lifetime #AbsolutNights Experience

While most people spend Friday morning clock watching, waiting for the weekend to start, Absolutinstead tempted eight people to find out what happens if you open up to unexpected experiences and connect with new friends to create an unforgettable night, hosted as part of its #AbsolutNights campaign. With a focus on spontaneity, Absolut partnered withUber […]