While doing some research on “what phone to get next?” (yes, I don’t think I can wait until G-d knows when to get the iPhone5), I bumped into this interesting infographics about the growth of Android. Apparently, the app store is the big winner for iPhone, but with the exponential growth in penetration of Android devices across all segments, it is not crazy to think the apps developers will be soon as interested or more interested in building apps for Android, making the Android App Market as exciting, fun and competitive as Apple’s app store. Continue reading “Android vs. iPhone: How is Android taking over?”
Mobile phones are allowing marketers around the world to take a step closer to consumers by making it possible to reach consumers at what I call “the moment of need”. The moment of need is pretty self-explanatory, is being there when the consumer needs the brands, either to use it or to request information related to the category.
When exploring successful mobile campaigns I found a video about Knorr’s mobile campaign “What’s for dinner tonight?”, which is a Mobile Recipe Book campaign in Brazil and immediately downloaded the app in my iPod Touch. What is the great thing about this campaign. Well, there are a few things I particularly liked:
- This campaign was designed for a market where smartphones and regular phones coexist, then consumers could be part of the campaign from several kinds of phones, ranging from the cheapest to the most expensive models. The obvious but big learning here is: Ask yourself what kind of phone do your consumers (mostly) use?
- Given Brazil is still a 80% pre-paid market (consumers pre-paid their minutes), the campaign needed to address the barrier “I don’t want to spend my cell phone minutes in your campaign”. Therefore, Knorr create a tool that can be used totally offline.
- Importantly, the recipe book is organized by: Ingredients, occasions, cost, calories. From a user point of view, this organization of the data is great as it reflects consumer decisions-tree when deciding what to cook.
- Content and recipes are shareable via Social Media from the application, encouraging WOM amongst housewives.
After participating in this campaign, I found it very appealing as the recipe book was full of nice pictures and organized in a very friendly design. Additionally, after reviewing the categories, found additional opportunities for other mobile campaign related to the non-profit field, such us food banks (what can you cook with what the ingredients we are giving you?) and food stamps (what can you cook with $5.00).
Literally, food for thought.
VIDEO: Knorr’s “What’s For Dinner Campaign?”