The mobile lock-screen: A new frontier in mobile customer experience innovation

This post originally appeared on Altimeter Group's blog. What if your smartphone’s lock screen could serve as more than a security barrier to your favorite apps, next phone call, or incoming texts? What if it could be the place where you receive the latest content from your favorite news sites, as well as a portal … Continue reading The mobile lock-screen: A new frontier in mobile customer experience innovation

The Inevitability of a Mobile-Only Customer Experience Webinar: Your questions, answered

This post originally appeared on Altimeter Group's blog. Thank you to everyone who attended Altimeter Group’s webinar on Tuesday, “The Inevitability of a Mobile-Only Customer Experience.” Brian and I were thrilled and grateful to see people joining from around the world, ready to engage with us while we shared insights from our latest report on … Continue reading The Inevitability of a Mobile-Only Customer Experience Webinar: Your questions, answered

Mobile-first customers and new content consumption habits are redefining journalism

This post originally appeared on Altimeter Group's blog. As attention spans wane, listicles reign, and traditional journalism often gets left by the wayside for the shorter form content needs of mobile customers. When accessing information on-the-go, it’s critical for the content delivery experience to be intuitive to their screen, device, and application. Often times though, … Continue reading Mobile-first customers and new content consumption habits are redefining journalism

Misunderstanding mobile creates fractured customer experiences

This post originally appeared in USA Today. SAN FRANCISCO -- Even with the advent of the smartphone as a "first screen," companies are still unable to see past mobile as simply another marketing channel or the latest bright, shiny object, based on new research from Altimeter Group. This leads to low budgets and staff allocation … Continue reading Misunderstanding mobile creates fractured customer experiences

How to formulate customer-centric mobile experiences of the future

This post originally appeared on Altimeter Group's blog. To create experiences that resonate with both mobile-first and digital-first customers, companies must learn more about consumer frustrations, expectations, and desires specific to each mobile device used. In our recent report on mobile customer experience (CX), we explored how companies can move beyond being simply “mobile ready” … Continue reading How to formulate customer-centric mobile experiences of the future

Brands risk irrelevancy when approaching mobile as second screen

This post originally appeared on Marketing Tech News. Companies that focus on customer-centric mobile experiences will outpace those that lead with technology considerations, according to a recent report by Altimeter Group: The Inevitability of a Mobile-Only Customer Experience. In our research, we found that mobile’s technological implications should remain considerations during the final stages of … Continue reading Brands risk irrelevancy when approaching mobile as second screen

[New Research] The Inevitability of a Mobile-Only Customer Experience

Click Here to Download the Full Report from Altimeter Group In the future, mobile will become the standard for hosting the customer journey, but most companies today struggle with achieving that vision. That's the key finding in Altimeter’s latest research report, “The Inevitability of a Mobile-Only Customer Experience.” Over the last five months, my colleague … Continue reading [New Research] The Inevitability of a Mobile-Only Customer Experience

Altimeter Group + Facebook Report: Why Mobile is Essential for Brand Marketing

Companies that treat mobile as the "first screen" today will be better prepared for tomorrow's consumers. Mobile is no longer a luxury; it's table stakes for connecting with your digital customer. It enables right-time, real-time relevancy in brand messaging and promotion, opening up a world of possibilities to the savvy marketer who invests in understanding the … Continue reading Altimeter Group + Facebook Report: Why Mobile is Essential for Brand Marketing

Playing Games, Chatting Up Friends Lead Second-Screen Behaviors

According to an Altimeter Group survey conducted in Q2 2013, 40% of digital strategists are already investing in or planning to invest in social TV within the next 12 months. An additional 23% are actively following the space, but have no immediate plans for investment. It's safe to say that social TV will only grow … Continue reading Playing Games, Chatting Up Friends Lead Second-Screen Behaviors

The battle for “first screen”: TV struggles to maintain priority

In the wake of Super Bowl XLVIII, it’s no secret that social TV has the potential to bring the “watercooler conversation” into the living room. Despite the fact that Super Bowl ratings fell to a four-year low, Facebook reported that 50 million unique global users communicated about the big game via Facebook or its apps … Continue reading The battle for “first screen”: TV struggles to maintain priority