Archives for January 2013

Start me up! A profile of mobile payment app Droplet

See on Scoop.itTrends in Mobile Web use

Last year saw a number of interesting developments in mobile payments, most notably Visa’s NFC trials and the battle for dominance among mobile card readers.

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Which of these smartphone card readers will win the mobile payments race?

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The mobile payment industry is constantly evolving and extremely complex.  But this is a real opportunity for SME’s to get easy payment processing on cards…

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Will Tizen give Android a run for its money?

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 Ask folks about mobile operating systems and most will probably tell you that it’s a two-horse race: Apple’s iOS versus Google’s Android.

 

The mobile OS landscape isn’t this way because other companies haven’t tried.

Microsoft has done some interesting things with Windows Phone, and Palm’s webOS looked pretty darn promising when it launched.

For a variety of reasons, however, the market has coalesced around iOS and Android and in technology, the strong often get stronger as brands are established and ecosystems gain critical mass.

But that doesn’t necessarily mean that the race is over. Apple’s iOS is, of course, only available on Apple devices, so mobile phone manufacturers looking for a modern OS that can help their devices compete with the likes of the iPhone lineup embraced Android.

Doing so was pragmatic at the time, but reliance on Google has been a source of tension, frustration and worry. Carriers also have a love-hate relationship with Android due to limitations around customization.
Introducing Tizen

So a number of major players decided something must be done. In January 2012, they formed an alliance under an organization called the Tizen Association, with a singular goal: “facilitate open opportunity by providing a fresh platform that offers a high level of flexibility in service selection and deployment.

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Five big marketing mistakes companies make

See on Scoop.itEmail selling for client acquisition and retention

For most businesses, marketing is a crucial component of success. If you can’t market effectively, you can’t sell and grow, and that spells trouble.

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Discover YOUR Marketing Super Power [Decision Tree]

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Walk through this fun decisions tree to figure out what your marketing super power is.

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What to Look For in Lead Generation Telemarketers | Business 2 Community

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Although we have plenty of other methods to help us in doing lead generation, we still just can’t get rid of telemarketing as something we should consider making use of

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How To Nurture And Build Relationships With Clients | MTD Sales Training Blog

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Using your realtionship-building skills with clients helps you to create loyalty and long-term business contacts. Sean McPheat share 12 tips on how to do this

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How To Close More Sales Without Being Pushy | BusinessBlogs Hub

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Every industry has its own specific challenges. During training sessions, the people working in those industries talk about their favourites but there is always one that becomes the problem they have the most trouble with.

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Dave West’s view of Nett-sales

What does Nett sales do?

process

Nett sales also sends the contacts sales advice, to try and help the contact so that they might want to become a customer to Nett Sales’ client.

How does Nett Sales do this?

Nett Sales acquires a list of contacts and emails these contacts with several links embedded in them. If the receiver of these emails clicks on one of the links that is called a “click” but if they click on the link that a Nett Sales customer wants them to see, that is called a “hot click”. The “hot clicks” are then put into another list that will be contacted again by phone and asked if they are interested in buying the product that the Nett Sales’ customer is selling.

What do Nett sales customers get?

Nett sales customers get a list of people that are interested in buying their product that they can follow up on and potentially get sales for their company.  On average in 2012 Nett Sales grew their clients’ businesses by 17%.

 

Why Email Marketing Still Matters [Infographic]

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Email Marketing – Over the years, many have augured the death of email, most recently foretelling that social media would make email obsolete. Nevertheless, for marketers, email remains an invaluable, even indispensable, tool. …

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