Top 5 Must-Reads: Weekly Round-Up - 7.15.2016

July 15, 2016 Sara Velordi

We find it, so you don't have to.

From the "Pokemon Go" craze to mobile back-to-school shopping, here is a quick round-up of the best marketing, advertising and local business-related content you may have missed this week:


1. Pokemon Go is Driving Insane Amounts of Sales at Small Local Businesses (Inc.)

How could an app filled with wild cartoon creatures possibly affect your local business? Surprisingly, business owners like you have found multiple ways to capitalize on this Poke-frenzy. Learn more here.


2. The Future of Marketing 3: The Secrets of Stunning Visuals that Get Shared (Huffington Post)


Make your social posts and content more shareable by including imagery that stands out. This post outlines actionable tips for visual marketing success.


3. How to Reach Baby Boomers, Gen-Xers and Millennials with Your Online Marketing (QuickSprout)

Like it states in this post, there is no such thing as a "one-size-fits-all" approach to marketing - and each age group has it's own unique characteristics. This post does a nice job of breaking down both generation-specific insights as well as the types of customer segments. Learn more here.


4. Dad Will Buy Kids' School Supplies on Mobile This Year (Probably) (MediaPost Mobile Marketing Daily)

Back-to-school shopping may seem like it's far, far away... but the school year is fast-approaching and parents are already stocking up - with the touch of a button on their smartphones. According to Rubicon Project's second Back-To-School Consumer Pulse Survey, this year parents (specifically, dads) are likely to purchase back-to-school items on their mobile devices. Find more information on how this relates to your marketing efforts here.


5. How & When People Use Their Favorite Devices (HubSpot Marketing Blog)


Earlier this year, we created an infographic that walks through a day in the life of a smartphone user. This infographic from HubSpot takes it one step further, calling out how and when consumers are using each device. Read more here.


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Sara Velordi

As a marketing specialist, Sara helps to execute social media and overarching content strategies. Sara has a background in public relations and has previously shared her B2C insights on the Southern Weddings Magazine blog.

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