Among those executives already in mobile marketing, optimizing websites for mobile devices held the top spot as the most frequently used mobile marketing technique, cited by 70% of respondents. In second place were mobile apps, used by 55% of these marketers. Interestingly, 49% said they used QR codes, despite some unfamiliarity among consumers with what…

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via emarketer.com About one-third of respondents said they had increased their use of such services over the past year, while another third said their use had stayed about the same. Only 10% of those polled had reduced their use of geolocation apps or other products. Read the rest at eMarkerter.

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via emarketer.com almost one-quarter of respondents said their greatest privacy concern was having their information used for marketing purposes. The same percentage of people named having strangers know too much about their activities as their top worry. Read the rest at eMarkerter.

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via emarketer.com Consumers are taking to the use of location-based services on mobile devices because of the convenience such services offer. A March 2012 poll of US mobile app users by global security association ISACA found that 58% of those who had smart devices had used location-based apps, compared with only 15% who had not.…

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via emarketer.com Automotive repair and service searches also saw a 25% quarter-over-quarter increase in Q4 2011, likely caused by consumers seeking end-of-year discounts from dealerships. Queries for financial services, real estate, and physicians and surgeons rounded out the top search categories at third, fourth and fifth, respectively. Auto parts and supplies ranked ninth. Read the…

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