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TaxMode Income Tax Calculator for iPhone, iPad, Android mobile devices, windows phone free DIY planning

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TaxMode
*Now includes tax years 2016, 2015 & 2014*

TaxMode is an income tax calculator like nothing else. It is available for Android phones and tablets, iPhones, iPads, Windows Phone and Windows Desktop.

It is designed to perform with the ease of use of an ordinary calculator. Its functionality can satisfy almost any level of need for tax planning and analysis. TaxMode now includes a projected tax year 2016 in addition to 2015 and 2014 tax year computations.

KEY FEATURES
● Automatic selection of applicable tax computations
● Automatic check for AMT applicability and analysis
● Quarterly estimated taxes, report IRS form 1040ES
● Computes Earned Income Credit
● Verify the adequacy of estimated tax payments
● Analyze impact of specific deductions
● Supported with details in terms of IRS tax forms
● Summary or detailed data entry options
● Side by side comparison of alternative scenarios for what-if analysis
● Effective tool for pre-tax return analysis

MULTI-PLATFORM AVAILABILITY
● Windows desktop (download )*
● Apple iPhone and iPad (App store )
● Google Android phones tablets (Google Play )*
● Windows Phone (Market place)

UPDATED TAX YEARS 2016, 2015 2014
● Updated with 2015 IRS tax forms
● Additional Medicare Tax (form 8959)
● Net Investment Income Tax (form 8960)
● Tuition and Fees Deduction (form 8917)
● New worksheet for qualified dividends and capital gains
● New worksheets for phase-out of Deductions Exemptions
● New worksheet for Student Loan Interest Deductions

TAXMODE FITS YOUR NEEDS
If you are a tax professional it will enhance your analytical ability and make tax planning more efficient. If you are an independent individual looking for an easy to use tool to analyze the tax impact of a transaction, need a quick year-end tax estimation, perform a pre-tax-return-filing analysis, or review the impact of any other tax related investment decision, TaxMode will help you make more informed decision by providing a better understanding of all the possible income tax implications. TaxMode also provides you with a number of premium features should you needs go beyond quick calculations and simple planning. You can start with expanding the detail of what type of income, itemized deductions, credits and payments that can be entered and analyzed. Next you can utilize the automated comparison option that can help you quickly review the impact on one or more changes in data in a specific case. And with one simple click you can do a comparison of a case’s data for one year vs. another year.

INCOME TAX COMPUTATIONS
TaxMode incorporates a thorough implementation of income tax computations to the full extent of the data it incorporates. It also provides you with thorough details for all tax computations so you know how each number is calculated.

The current version is up-to-date with the latest tax computations and forms for tax year 2015 as released by IRS. In addition tax computations for 2014 are fully implemented within the scope of this calculator.

The details of computations performed are also provided. You can examine the details by clicking on any tax amount or its caption shown on the result screen. These details are provided with reference to IRS Tax Forms used to calculate each tax result.

TaxMode is also an efficient way of compute values for your estimated tax while preparing 1040 ES. For more details on the tax computations incorporated in TaxMode review the Tax computations .

COMPARE ALTERNATIVE SCENARIOS
While TaxMode is primarily a quick income tax calculator it can also be used in advanced mode as an income tax planner for performing comparative analysis. Two such modes are available to provide you with tax result comparisons from a static point of reference or a continuous (dynamic) comparison each time you make an entry. These modes can be activated or deactivated on the fly with one key touch.

You can also compare the tax difference of including or excluding an item of income or deduction this year versus the next year. Give it a two-minute test to see how well it works. Download now a copy of this free income tax calculator and planner.

INCOME TAX STATEMENTS
TaxMode can be used to easily and quickly prepare a draft income statement. Two formats of Income Tax Statements, Main and Detailed are available to display and/or print. The Main report shows the input items entered along with each tax amount computed. The Detailed report supplements the Main report with details of each tax form applied in that case and how it arrive at the tax result.

GRAPHIC PRESENTATION
While TaxMode keeps its focus on tax computations, it gives you the option to see the results in colorful 3-D charts. It can display your specific scenario as a Pie chart showing how much of the income is reduced by each applicable tax and the resulting net income. It will also display your total tax amount so you don t miss the exact picture. This graphic analysis is also available in the format of a Doughnut chart

DEPENDABLE SUPPORT TEAM
TaxMode is developed and supported by professionals at Sawhney Systems who initiated the era of professional financial and tax planning software with the first commercially available system ExecPlan in 1976. We have been serving the financial services industry with products and support services for over 3 decades. Our most popular financial planning program ExecPlan Express provides a complete PFP software which highly acclaimed by financial services industry professionals at a very affordable price. You are invited to download a full version of ExecPlan Express for evaluation at no cost.

Interested in a comprehensive financial planning app on mobile platform? Try our latest app PlanMode available free for iPhone or iPad and Android phones & tablets.

The design of TaxMode benefits from the implementation of a number of suggestions for functionality and features we have received from our tax planning clients over the years.

To download your free copy of this income tax calculator and planner on a Windows PC please click here .

*Now includes projected tax year 2016 and major IRS forms for 2015 tax year

Start up screen where you can enter one or more values and obtain results interactively or load a saved case. The last case you were working on can also be loaded.

Tax related results are displayed as you enter each value. Summary input can be made be directly entering the value in the button s text window or you can enter itemized input on the detail input screen available upon clicking the a button.

At any point you can compare the impact of an item on the overall tax scenario.

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EzFile Mobile Application #canada #revenue #agency #forms

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ezFile iOS / Android App

ezFile

Exactor’s ezFile Sales Tax Compliance Solution provides brick and mortar businesses with a simple, yet effective means of sales tax filing and paying their sales tax returns quickly and securely from a computer or mobile device.

Who Uses ezFile

ezFile customers include retailers, restaurants, and service providers that sell products or services onsite at their place of business. They are owners/managers of small to medium sized businesses that want a simple and accurate means of filing and paying their sales taxes as quickly and painlessly as possible so that they can remain focused on running their businesses.

The Process

Exactor ezFile users receive a notification on their mobile devices at the beginning of each month to let them know that a return is due. A user will open the ezFile app, where they will be prompted to enter their total sales information. The app will then calculate the taxes owing, and Exactor will proceed to generate and file the tax returns and remit payment. Users are able to file and pay their sales tax returns in a few short minutes without using a pen, writing a check, or using a complex online sales tax filing service .

Benefits of ezFile

The ezFile system provides a simple and accurate system and method for filing and paying sales taxes accurately and on time. It is designed for non-technical owners/managers who wish to minimize the time and effort needed to comply with sales taxes. ezFile eliminates the need for merchants to become tax experts, fill out a single state or local tax form, or even prepare any checks or online payments to the state and local taxing authorities. The service is fully automated and continually updated each month to ensure that the correct sales tax rates are used and latest forms are filed correctly.


Reverso: dictionary for mobile #income #support #claim

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SAS Marketing Automation #mobile #marketing #automation

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SAS ® Marketing Automation

Create more customized campaigns with less hassle.

Need marketing automation software that will provide immediate value? You got it. Automated, trackable, easy-to-repeat processes help you get more targeted campaigns – from simple to complex – out the door faster. Easily define selection criteria and rules. Assign communication channels. All with drag-and-drop ease. Schedule and execute campaigns – and analyze performance – at the click of a mouse.

Turn insight into competitive advantage.

Unmatched analytical capabilities help you turn meaningful customer dialogue into long-term loyalty. Assess customer profitability. Create highly accurate retention, cross-sell/up-sell and response models. Determine ideal product mixes and next best offers. And send more effective communications. In short, our marketing automation software delivers better analytics for better targeting, higher response rates and improved ROI.

Get the data you need. Anytime, anywhere.

Custom information mapping technology means the enterprisewide customer data you need – whether it’s online social data or offline channel data – is available and accessible. And clean. Data quality processes – deduplication, standardization, cleansing, appending – ensure that your customer data is trustworthy and valuable. The result? A complete customer profile that powers better marketing programs.

Don’t compromise – customize.

One size does not fit all. And it doesn’t have to. Campaign designers can create custom campaign processes based on unique business requirements and industry issues. And once created, these custom processes can be stored and used again and again. Any time the need arises. That means less marketing waste and greater efficiency.


Mobile eCommerce Statistics 2017 #e-commerce #purchase #boost #mobile

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Mobile eCommerce Stats in 2017 and the Future

In 2015 mobile traffic, as predicted (based on numerous studies and mobile eCommerce statistics), became just as prevalent as desktop traffic. That’s why we’ve been emphasizing the importance of mobile responsiveness to our clients for years. Now, with more than half of all internet traffic coming from a mobile device, it is extremely important to make sure your website is primed for mobile viewing. As we sit here in 2017, let’s look at the trends that continue to change.

Let us be clear: If you plan on running a successful eCommerce website, or any website, you absolutely must cater to mobile users. Not doing so is simply ignoring a majority of your potential customers.

Not only are significantly more users accessing the web from a tablet or smartphone than a desktop, they are doing so with more eCommerce intent than ever before. During last year’s busy holiday shopping season, a third of all online purchases came from smartphone users. Not even Black Friday was immune to mobile fever, as nearly 40% of sales on the traditionally brick and mortar shopping day came via a mobile device. That’s up almost 10% from the previous year.

The fact is, it’s now statistically much more likely that eCommerce customers will be interacting with your website from a smartphone or tablet than a desktop. Armed with this knowledge, it’s your responsibility to create a shopping experience that appeals to your customers. Mobile shoppers are finicky, and rightfully so. With the highly competitive nature of the eCommerce industry, your customers will not hesitate to buy from your competitors if even the slightest headache arises.

Statistics show that 40% of users will go to the competitor after a bad mobile experience, yet an alarming 84% have experienced difficulty completing a mobile transaction. That is an incredibly high number, and it shows just how great the opportunity is for companies to capitalize on consumer conversion just by creating mobile responsive and user-friendly websites.

Still not convinced? Let these statistics do the talking:

eCommerce Mobile Stats

  • 125 Million U.S. consumers own smartphones
  • 50 million U.S. Consumers own tablets
  • 62% of smartphone users have made a purchase online using their mobile device in the last 6 months
  • One third of all ecommerce purchases during the 2015 holiday season were made on a smartphone.
  • eCommerce dollars now comprise 10% of ALL retail revenue
  • 80% of shoppers used a mobile phone inside of a physical store to either look up product reviews, compare prices or find alternative store locations
  • An estimated 10 Billion Mobile Connected Devices are currently in use

Ignoring these trends in mobile eCommerce (referred to as m-Commerce in the industry) evolution means potentially missing out on more and more profit as these trends continue. Here are some tips to make your website mobile friendly:

  • Your website should be programmed to intuitively adapt to whatever device is accessing it in order to provide the most user-friendly experience
  • Tap-Friendly: make sure all buttons, links and calls to action have the appropriate size and margin to prevent errors.
  • Text Phone Numbers: Make sure all phone numbers are text and not images so users can tap-to-call, or copy and paste the number to share with a friend.
  • Visual Content: Since mobile websites are usually viewed on the go and on much smaller screens, utilizing visual content such as infographics and videos will be preferred over reading lengthy text.
  • Main Navigation: increase padding around menu items so it s easy for the user to read and tap on menu items.
  • Contact Forms: Increase form input fields so it s easy for the user to fill out the form.

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Mobile Notary Woodland Hills Notary 1-800-547-1668 #mobile #notary #public #woodland #hills, #burbank #notary, #los #angeles

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We re a mobile notary woodland hills public notary servicing all areas from burbank and to all los angeles areas our notary document signing services are always available. We’re a 24 hour, door to door official public signing service by appointment. We’re a 24 hour, door to door signing service. Were consistent and we provide professional certified notarie services to all and to ensure that your documents are certified and notarization work done on time and at a frugal cost. We cover all woodland hills, areas to burbank, to los angeles all our notarie notarization services we provide are excellent top quality notarizations. So when you use our service of knowledgeable well adept notary signing services, we sign all types of documents, and we can assure you that you will be provided the best mobile notary services in the local area.

We as a dedicated notarie team player will always give you the very best service to make sure that your notarization signings are completed well before the deadline. Were very reliable and a highly professional document signing service, that you can call us on our customer service help line or send us an e-mail. And we will set you an appointment at a place and time that is suited to your choice and time. After that a notarie will come to your location and sign all the relevant documents that needs to be signed by the notary. If your work is urgent, you can receive same day service which will enable you to get your documents signed by a public notary on the very same day. How ever the charges for same day service are available by appointment.

We offer notarization signing service to all documents dealing with legal, healthcare, business, personal, travel and lots of other documents as well. The fee for signing oaths, acknowledgements and jurats will cost you $ 10 per document plus travel fee. All other charges for other notarization work varies accordingly to the exact notarization work that you need. We are always available 24-7 by appointment.

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ACS Mobile #american #mobile #networks

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ACS Mobile

Now available for both Android Apple devices!

ACS Mobile received the 2010 PROSE Awards for the Best New eProduct in Physical Sciences and Mathematics,
and Best New eProduct/Innovation in ePublishing, from The Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers.

Features

Content

  • Up-to-the minute access to new ACS ASAP Articles, personalized across the entire portfolio of 40 peer-reviewed ACS Journals.
  • An indexed list of more than 35,000 research articles published annually, complete with graphical and text abstracts.
  • A feed of the Latest News from Chemical Engineering News Online .
  • Interface to full-text article access (via wireless or Virtual Private Networks (VPN)) for users at institutions that subscribe to ACS Journals. ID/password-based access is also an option for individuals who subscribe to ACS journals as part of their ACS member benefits package.

Filter and Search

  • Tailor on the fly filtering options for viewing content from selected ACS titles.
  • Quick Search across the more than 1 million scientific research articles and book chapters now on the ACS Web Editions Platform discoverable by author, keyword, title, abstract, DOI or bibliographic citation.
  • Filter the ASAP list using keywords and author names

Offline Reading

  • Abstracts loaded on the ACS ASAPs tab are now cached and can be read offline (iOS only)
  • Downloaded Full Text article PDFs are now cached on the device for 48 hours for offline reading

Personalization

  • Save favorites in a My ASAPs folder for convenient offline reading and pushing back to your usual research setting.

Share

  • Share links and snippets via e-mail and social media options

Display

  • Show titles in large fonts and hide/display graphics.
  • Multi-tasking enabled to save your place in the app.
  • Titles on previously read articles change to gray from dark blue.

Apple iOS only

  • Universal application that is optimized for use on the iPad.
  • Graphics are optimized for the iPhone 4 retina display.

Contact Us/Report an Issue

Notice a problem or have a suggestion for making ACS Mobile better? Contact the ACS Publications Help Desk. and be sure to indicate that your inquiry is about the ACS Mobile app. If at any point you need to find which version of the app is loaded on your device, go to the More tab, select the Tips page, and scroll to the bottom of the page.


Tech Today: Microchip Boosts Outlook, Apple Shows HomePod, T-Mo and Sprint #chips,global,ipad,iphone,ma,mac,mobile,pc,semiconductor,smartphone,software,tablet,telecom,microchip #technology,mchp,computers,consumer #electronics,semiconductors,retail,wholesale,etailing,e-commerce,industrial #electronics,industrial

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Tech Today: Microchip Boosts Outlook, Apple Shows HomePod, T-Mo and Sprint

Here are some things going on today in your world of tech :

Shares of computer chip maker Microchip Technologies (MCHP ) are up 97 cents, or 1%, at $85.48, in late trading, after the company after market close narrowed its forecast for its fiscal Q1 ending in June. The company now sees revenue rising 4.5% to 6%, better than its prior view of 2% to 7%. EPS is now seen in a range of $1.22 to $1.26, up from a prior $1.17 to $1.27. That is better than Street consensus for 4% growth and $1.21 per share.

CEO Steve Sanghi said that “while we are adding capacity in numerous areas, we expect that it could take another year for our inventories and lead times to return to more normal levels .

Shares of Apple (AAPL ) are down $1.63, or 1%, at $153.82, after the company this afternoon hosted software developers in San Jose for its annual WWDC conference, where it unveiled something called “HomePod,” a 6.8-inch tall cylinder wrapped in speaker mesh, in black or in white, that features Apple’s “A8” processor. It is the long-awaited competitor to Amazon’s (AMZN ) “Echo” home assistant line.

The company also updated its Mac computers, its MacBook Pro laptop tine, and its iPad tablets, and its mobile, desktop and “WatchOS ” software.

Former Apple analyst Gene Munster. on hand at the event. declares HomePod is a “winner,” though he is still waiting for a major upgrade of the capabilities of Apple’s “Siri ” assistant technology.

Today’s 1.5% decline was just slightly more than the 1.2% average of the last nine years, as Walter Piecyk of BTIG noted this morning .

iPhone expectations too high?

Speaking of Apple, Pacific Crest ‘s Andy Hargreaves cut his rating on the stock to Sector Weight from Overweight, arguing investors’ expectations for Apple’s presumed forthcoming iPhone 8 have gotten out of hand.

The device is unlikely to add as many new users as people expect, especially as those willing to spend more than $800 or more for a phone aren’t that many.

Criteo hit by ad blocking

A casualty of Apple’s event is Criteo (CRTO ), the advertising technology company, whose shares fell $3.88, over 7%, to close at $48.80, as Apple unveiled a function coming in an update to its Safari browser that will block ads from automatically loading in a Web site, as described by Cnet ’s Shara Tibken .

Shares of life sciences cloud software maker Veeva Systems (VEEV ) closed down 98 cents, or 1.5%, at $65.72, after Morgan Stanley’s Stan Zlotsky cut his rating on the shares to Equal Weight from Overweight, but raised his price target to $68 from $53, writing that the 60% jump in the shares this year leaves little upside.

He writes, Veeva’s management team has executed very well since IPO and we expect similar results going forward, as the company penetrates opportunities outside of the core life sciences.

T-Mo, Sprint all-stock deal

Speculation continues about a potential merger of T-Mobile US (TMUS ) and Sprint (S ). Alex Sherman and Scott Moritz with Bloomberg this afternoon report that multiple unnamed sources are telling them that the duo are “in early-stage discussions” about “an all-stock deal that would avoid the need for financing” as one potential option.

Watch WDC and Toshiba

In the ongoing struggle between Toshiba (6502JP ) and its NAND join venture partner Western Digital (WDC ), Mizuho’s Vijay Rakesh today reiterates a Buy rating on Western stock, writing that “we believe June-July will be key months for WDC investors.” That follows Toshiba’s announcement last week that it intends to sort through potential bidders for the bidders for the chip unit and pick just one.

Western CEO Steve Milligan is expected to meet with Toshiba’s president this week. A report today by Nikkei Asia Review said Apple and Amazon are going to support a bid by electronics maker Hon Hai Precision Industry (2317.TW ).

Verizon and Pandora

Following speculation last month that Pandora Media (P ) is intent on selling itself, comes a report yesterday by The New York Post ’s Claire Atkinson stating Verizon Communications (VZ ) is looking to make an investment in Pandora of $100 million if the company is not able to strike a deal with SiriusXM (SIRI ) to buy Pandora, citing multiple unnamed sources. This follows a report two weeks ago by the Post that SiriusXM was holding talks with Pandora about a deal.

eBay’s hidden charms

Shares of eBay (EBAY ) closed up 23 cents, or 0.7%, at $35.55, after Credit Suisse ‘s Paul Bieber took over coverage from colleague Stephen Ju, and raised his rating to Outperform from Neutral, while raising the price target to $44 from $34, arguing investors aren’t giving proper credit to the company’s two big businesses outside of auctions, its classified listings and its StubHub ticket operation, both of which he thinks could someday follow PayPal (PYPL ) to the public markets.

Shares of messaging app-cum-camera company Snap (SNAP ) closed down 88 cents, or 4%, at $20.21, after J.P. Morgan ‘s Doug Anmuth cut estimates. warning the company’s seasonally-sensitive advertising revenue may be hit in Q3 by a lack of Olympics and political ads. Anmuth also lowered figures for how many new users the company may add, and for how many of its Specs sunglasses it may sell.


Kaltura Video Module for Drupal 7 Demo Site #drupal, #video, #media, #cms, #content #management, #kaltura,

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Kaltura Video Module for Drupal 7 Demo Site – Welcome!

This demo site demonstrates the capabilities of the Kaltura Video Module for Drupal 7, which allows you to instantly enrich your Drupal site with video, audio, images and other media. Kaltura integrates with Drupal at a field level, providing the granularity for integration with a variety of Drupal implementations. A user of a certain role, Content Contributor, for example, can upload media from desktop, record from the webcam, import from the web, or capture from mobile devices (see Citizen Journalism channel ). Content can also be imported from the Kaltura account.

Users can also view videos. search within the metadata, curate media in themed channels. share, and more. Administrators can use Kaltura fields according to their specific use-cases, to create media-centric nodes, content types, views and other Drupal structures. Download the Kaltura Video Module today and instantly enhance your Drupal site with rich media.

View this technical video tutorial for more information about using nodes, content types, and views within the Kaltura Video Module for Drupal7.

About this Demo Site (Media-Pal):
Media-Pal is an Imaginary media company that provides video content, separated to channels of interest. Media-Pal’s Drupal site features the capabilities of the Kaltura Video Module and allows users to easily contribute, manage, publish, search media, and much more.
Login Credentials:
1) Content Contributor – view, upload and edit video content ( username:master ; password: master )
2) Viewer – view conten t ( username: viewer ; password: viewer )
3) Administrator – create conten t types, views, etc. ( username: adminguest ; password: adminguest )

What is Kaltura’s Video Module for Drupal?

A standard Drupal Module that lets you integrate Kaltura’s advanced video features into Drupal. Kaltura’s Video Module for Drupal 7.x allows you to instantly enrich your Drupal site with video, audio, images and more. Kaltura is the world’s leading Open-Source Video Platform, providing video management, publishing, authoring, distribution and monetization solutions for media companies, enterprises, educational institutions and service providers. Our customers include HBO, ABC, Disney, Best Buy, Texas Instruments, NYU, MIT, Cornell, and many others.

Why use it?

If you are looking to add rich media functionality to your Drupal site, the Kaltura module provides and enterprise grade professional video experience.

  • Easy to install and get started
  • Seamless integration with the Drupal platform – the module was developed specifically for Drupal, and integrates with other features and modules, such as cron, metadata and taxonomy features.
  • Start off for free – open a trial account and get 10GB of free hosting and streaming.
  • This is not your average video embed tool. Leverage the full power of our Online Video viagra selling uk Platform, including. hosting, streaming, transcoding, superb playback, support for mobile devices, player branding, audience engagement, monetization, video management, social sharing, and more (see features below).

Module’s Key Features and Benefits

  • Drupal 7 compliant (Kaltura also offers a module for Drupal 6)
  • Easy video, audio and image upload and automatic transcoding
  • Import rich-media directly to your site or record from a webcam
  • Easy skinning, theming and integration with other Drupal modules
  • Flexibility and granularity – Each media file is created as a Drupal Video Field
  • Drupal permissions integration – Administrators decide who can view/edit content and metadata, with granular permissions at field level
  • User Engagement – allow users to add video and audio comments on any page
  • Full integration with Drupal Views – including predefined views
  • Reach your users anywhere and on any device (including iPhone and iPad, web, and set-top boxes)
  • Full synchronization of content, metadata and tags between Drupal and the Kaltura system

Leverage the Advantage of the Kaltura Video Platform

  • Central media management – through the Kaltura Management Console
  • Kaltura analytics as well as plugins for market leading analytics solutions (Google Analytics, Omniture, etc.)
  • Fully customizable player branding and features
  • Full control of the player’s content – play your own ads and create your own related content
  • Full mobile and HTML5 video support ensuring seamless playback on any device
  • Optimal Playback Experience – use the fastest and most reliant delivery with pre-integrated leading CDNs, adaptive bitrate technology and mobile delivery
  • Analytics – gauge popularity of your content and improve performance
  • Support for Video Advertising Monetization
  • Social Sharing – across 50+ social networks, blogs, and sites or via HTML embed code
  • Access control – allow or prohibit access to your content for specic domains, geographies, IP addresses, etc.
  • Multi-lingual captions and subtitles

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Download the module from t he K altura Exchange. Open a trial account today and get 10GB of free hosting and streaming. Once you’re done exploring, migrate to one of our afordable packages with no need for a CDN, or connect the Drupal module to our Community Edition self-hosted platform and manage everything on your own for free!


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What Is Mobile Marketing Why Does it Matter So Much?

First, a quick definition: Mobile marketing is the art of marketing your business to appeal to mobile device users. When done right, mobile marketing provides customers or potential customers using smartphones with personalized, time- and location-sensitive information so that they can get what they need exactly when they need it, even if they’re on the go.

I would tell you that mobile is the future of marketing, but really the era of mobile has already arrived. If you’re not implementing some kind of mobile marketing strategy, you’re already trailing behind!

As you can see from the graph below, more users are spending larger amounts of time engaged with mobile devices than ever before. We can expect this trend to continue even further in the future, so get ready!

Desktop vs. mobile users in millions

How Does Mobile Marketing Work?

Mobile marketing consists of ads that appear on mobile smartphones, tablets, or other mobile devices. Mobile marketing ad formats, customization, and styles can vary, as many social media platforms, websites, and mobile apps offer their own unique and tailored mobile ad options.

Why You Need a Mobile Marketing Strategy

Your business needs a mobile marketing strategy for the same reason that you need a computer and wi-fi access – this is the age in which we live! Walk around any major city and you’ll find more than just a few folks with faces glued to their smartphone screens. According to recent reports, 40% of users’ internet time is spent on mobile devices, which means simply ignoring the rise of mobile just isn’t an option.

Some other interesting mobile marketing statistics:

  • 80% of mobile device time in spent on apps, with game apps eating up the largest percent of app time
  • People browse 70% more web pages on tablets than smartphones
  • Retail conversion rates are 2.2% on tablets, considerably higher than 0.7% on smartphones, but traditional PC conversion rates are still highest at 3.3%
  • Mobile searches have increased 200% year over year in 2012
  • Mobile is predicted to surpass desktop in 2014

Mobile is here to stay, and if forecasts are correct, it will soon by eclipsing desktop usage. If you don’t have a mobile marketing strategy yet, it’s time to get going!

Types of Mobile Marketing Strategies

There’s a healthy variety of mobile marketing strategies to try. The kind that works best for your business will depend on your industry, target audience, and budget.

App-based marketing: This is mobile advertising involving mobile apps. While 80% of mobile time is spent engaged with apps, you don’t have to create an app yourself to get in on the action. Services like Google AdMob help advertisers create mobile ads that appear within third-party mobile apps.

Facebook also allows advertisers to create ads that are integrated into Facebook’s mobile app. Facebook’s mobile Promoted Post ads integrate so seamlessly with Facebook’s news feed that users often don’t realize they’re looking at ads.

In-game mobile marketing: In-game mobile marketing refers to mobile ads that appear within mobile games, like in the example below. In-game ads can appear as banner pop-ups, full-page image ads or even video ads that appear between loading screens.

Example of an in-game mobile marketing ad

QR codes: QR codes are scanned by users, who are then taken to a specific webpage that the QR code is attached to. QR codes are often aligned with mobile gamification and have an element of mystery to them, since users who scan them don’t always know exactly which rabbit hole they’re jumping down.

Location-based marketing: Location-based mobile ads are ads that appear on mobile devices based upon a user’s location relative to a specific area or business. For example, some advertisers may only want their mobile ads to appear when users are within a 1-mile radius of their business.

Mobile search ads: These are basic Google search ads built for mobile, often featuring extra add-on extensions like click-to-call or maps.

Mobile image ads: Image-based ads designed to appear on mobile devices.

SMS: SMS marketing involves capturing a user’s phone number and sending them text offers. This is considered somewhat passé.

If you’re ready to dig in and optimize your mobile marketing campaigns, check out our list of 13 mobile marketing tools you need.

Mobile Marketing: Google AdWords Enhanced Campaigns

On July 12, Google rolled out Enhanced Campaigns for all AdWords users, integrating mobile advertising options with classic online AdWords advertising.

Enhanced Campaigns allow advertisers to manage their AdWords bids across various devices in one single campaign, rather than make separate campaigns for mobile vs. desktop. AdWords advertisers can simply take the Google search ads they already use, and then set bids to adjust for mobile devices. To increase bids for mobile devices, users can set a positive bid adjustment, such as +20%, and vice versa – a bid adjustment of -10% reduces the bid by 10% for mobile devices.

It’s in Google’s best interest to make mobile marketing easy for advertisers – Google generates a hefty amount of revenue from mobile ads.

Google’s Enhanced Campaigns allow for advertisers to manage bids across devices, locations, and time with ease. Some advertisers may choose to bid higher for users on mobile devices who are within a certain range of their store, or may only want to bid on mobile devices during their store’s open hours, and Enhanced Campaigns make that an easy possibility for advertisers.

Google Mobile Ad Extensions

Creating mobile search ads with Google also lets you take advantage of Google’s nifty mobile ad extensions, which include features like:

Mobile Site Links: Mobile site links make it easy for mobile users to jump to specific pages of your site without wandering around. Site links are especially useful in mobile marketing, as it’s much more convenient for users on mobile devices.

Mobile sitelinks on AdWords

Click-to-Call Mobile Ad Extension: The click-to-call extension puts a “call” button directly beneath an ad. Clicking the button automatically generates a business’s phone number on a user’s mobile device.

While this handy ad extension makes it easy for searchers to get in contact with your business and drives users down the conversion funnel, it’s best to only have the click-to-call mobile ad extension appear when your business is open and able to answer the phone.

AdWords mobile call extensions

Google Offers for Mobile: The Google Offers mobile ad extension lets advertisers post a discount offer or coupon beneath their ad. These special offers can capture the attention of users who might otherwise ignore an ad.

Google offers for mobile

Click-to-Download Ad Extension: The click-to-download ad extension is similar to the click-to-call, only instead of generating a phone number, clicking the “download” button takes users to the download page of the advertiser’s pre-selected app.

Click-to-download mobile ad extensions

Local Ad Extensions: Local ad extensions are probably the most important extensions for mobile, considering that 1 in 3 mobile searches have local intent. Considering how many mobile searches are questions looking for a local solution, local mobile marketing needs to be a key aspect of your mobile strategy.

Local mobile marketing extensions often involve a phone number or link to Google Maps.

Local ad extensions on mobile

Mobile Marketing Best Practices

We’re leaving you with some quick mobile marketing tips to make sure you make the most of mobile.

  • Be Clear and Concise: Mobile devices have small screens, which means words should be used sparingly. Cluttered and crowded ads will just drive users to scroll past. When it comes to mobile, it’s best to keep things simple.
  • Optimize for Local: Be sure to remember that 1 in 3 mobile searches have local intent. Users often use mobile devices to complement their immediate worldly interactions – where is the nearest gas station? Is there a nearby coffee shop that has wi-fi? Optimize for local mobile marketing to make sure you are aligning with users’ queries.
  • Consider Your Audience: The type of audience you’re hoping to reach should influence the kind of mobile ads you use. Are they gamers? Then try taking advantage of in-game ads. Are they young and tech-savvy? Mobile Facebook Promoted Posts might be more likely to get their attention.
  • Experiment with Different Strategies: There’s a lot of room for experimentation when it comes to mobile marketing. Don’t be afraid to test out some ad extensions with your AdWords Enhanced Campaigns – try the Google Offers ad extension, or the click-to-call extension, and see how they work for you.
  • Benchmark Your Results: Experimenting is great, but there’s no point in trying new techniques if you’re not tracking your results to see what works and what doesn’t. Try the AdWords Grader to see how your mobile PPC ads are performing.

Sitelinks photo and local ad extension photo via Marketing Land