Let me tell you something, if you are a CMO who is creating the mobile strategy for the first time, then only god can help you.
Guess what, the fault is not yours. Mobile marketing space has become increasingly complex and confusing for even the best of digital professionals and building an integrated mobile marketing approach for the company is no child’s play.
As a CMO, the most important thing to do before building your mobile marketing framework, is to get the right facts on table so as to see the future strategy in the right perspective.
Here’s how a CMO can approach his mobile marketing strategy:
Curate the right Mobile Trends
Mobile is one of the hottest topics in the digital parlance, and it would continue to remain critical until AI takes over. Every platform owner (like Google & Facebook) or market research agencies (like KPMG & Nielsen) offer their biased point of views w.r.t mobile strategies.
The idea should be to hand pick the most relevant trends that suits your nature of business.
Defining Consumer Journey in Mobile
The consumer journey of various categories can be different but what matters for a CMO is to ascertain the touch points that needs mobile first makeover and optimisation. Once you define your brand’s consumer journey in the digital space, keeping in mind the mobile trends, you must map your mobile objectives in that journey.
Deciding the platforms
Once the CMO has identified the mobile objectives, choosing the platforms would be an easy deal. But there are times when marketing teams fall in the trap of choosing between what adds value vs what adds vanity? For e.g. B2B business need not create a consume facing app just because apps are the flavour of the day.
Choosing Marketing Channels
A combination of your chosen platforms and your end marketing objectives would further help in defining your mobile marketing channels. If you have taken the App route, you have to build an acquisition / App download strategy followed by an App usage strategy.
Most of the performance marketing companies or affiliates do not bother about the app usage. App usability is not even there as the last metric.
As a CMO, you must see it at all times that your digital agency and affiliates are not compromising on the user targeting so that the usage data does not go too diagonal.
If the focus is your responsive website, you must create a mobile first marketing plan across all channels including search, display & social.
Creating Mobile Content
Your brand’s content must resonate with your audience mobile usage. If the trends are in favour of social media content, you must create more liquid or shareable content to increase your organic reach and engagements.
Choosing your Mobile SEO keywords is perhaps the most difficult exercise and needs more intricate planning over a period of time. You have to depend a lot on your google analytics organic data for building the roadmap for Mobile SEO.
Short form video content is must-have for social ads as it increases your advertising ROI. ( Read : What type of content should you create? )