Over the past few years, mobile has taken its role as the massive device taking the entire world into its control. It is considered as the preeminent medium to advertise and promote any kind of business. Mobile marketing enables organizations to interact and communicate with their customers by means of a mobile device or network. Mobile marketing technique is expected to reach dominant levels faster than any other medium. Now-a-days the most preferred way of communication is mobile communication. It is estimated averagely that around 4 billion text messages are send and received daily. Mobile marketing via text messaging generally includes permission based or opt-in approaches.
You may now think, whether this mobile marketing approach could workout for a small business. A small business is a privately owned business with less number of employees, which thereby serves you with a relatively low income. It might be a bakery, hairdresser, beauty parlor, restaurant or anything similar to these. If you own a small business, then there is nothing for you to concern about bringing mobile marketing medium to your business. Now-a-days even a common man owns a mobile and by means of mobile marketing you can enhance any kind of business. To begin with, make a deal with companies or organizations that have experience and powers in mobile world. Get hold of persons who have influence with mobile companies. You can also go through several online sites that give a vast idea on the different mobile agencies and the rates they fix for each means of marketing. The rates may depend on whether the mobile marketing is via SMS, MMS, Bluetooth, infrared or any other approach. You could select the one that suits your business.
In case if you own a small business say a restaurant, then initially create a website for your business, saying the features and services that your restaurant provides. For creating a website you no need to afford a single buck, since there several softwares are available for this purpose. With this, search engines like Google would take care of the job. They enhance your business by displaying your site at their result pages and thereby serve you with significant number of users. Since most of the people use mobile internet, it is easy for them to gain knowledge about your small business. Google Maps is typically meant to provide info about the business in a particular area. It is preferable to create a mobile friendly site.
The next way to promote your small business is by means of mobile advertising networks. By allowing ad placements, your small business could get a wide exposure. Several social media platforms like twitter and Facebook are allowed free access via mobiles. There are a lot of people accessing these pages through mobile. Hence on creating your own accounts in these social media sites, people in your area would get to know about your services and products.
Egypt: Timeline of Communication Shutdown during the Revolution مصر: رسم توضيحي لقطع خدمات الاتصالات في الثورة
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About: diagram to illustrate sequence of communications shutdown Egyptians went through from 25 January to 06 February 2011. Times mentioned are according to Egypt local time. Numbers in the diagram are approximate. Diagram gets updated with info when possible. (last update October 2011)
Official Numbers, Jan 2011: Internet Users 23.51 Million – Mobile Subscribers 71.45 Million.
Reports, Jan 2011: Facebook Users 4,634,600 (7.6% of population).
Reports, Jan-March 2011: avg. Twitter Users: 131,204 (0,15% of population).
هذ الرسم يوضح تتابع قطع خدمات الاتصالات التي مر بها المصريين في الفترة ما بين 25 يناير إلي 6 فبراير 2011. المواقيت المذكورة وفقا لتوقيت القاهرة والأرقام المذكورة تقريبية. يتم تحديث الرسم عند الوصول لمعلومات أدق أو جديدة. اخر تحديث: أكتوبر 2011
By: Ramy Raoof
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