About the Book

Mobile commerce has reached and passed its tipping point: more than 60% of the U.S. population now owns smartphones. But mobile commerce is about much more than just the "location-based strategies" and apps that are discussed in other books on the topic. The Mobile Commerce Revolution covers what you need to know to capitalize on history's greatest shifts in human and consumer behavior -- from infrastructure to culture, strategy to tactics. Written by Tim Hayden and Tom Webster, two of mobile technology and media's pioneering thought leaders, this actionable guide is packed with brand-new case studies and practical guidance from small startups to large brands. The authors share their immense experience to help you:

  • Capture rapidly shifting end-user behavior in your marketing plans and programs
  • Effectively integrate mobile with your existing media and business operations
  • Implement the right infrastructure, and evolve it to reflect emerging trends
  • Make the internal cultural changes required to fully leverage the mobile commerce opportunity
  • Understand the new playing field of carriers, device OEMs, developers, and agencies
  • Discover which mobile tactics may actually influence marketing/purchase behavior
  • Identify crucial regional differences, generational behaviors, and usage patterns
  • Preview the future of mobile commerce and mobile payments, from NFC/Bluetooth LE to light sensors and augmented reality
  • Leverage powerful savings and efficiencies that go way beyond smartphones and tablets - including digital smart signage, customer service/CRM systems, point-of-sale solutions, and in-home/in-store systems
  • Along the way, Hayden and Webster present incisive interviews with pioneers in mobile technology innovation, from Rishad Tobaccowala, Chair Digitas LBi and Razorfish at Publicis Groupe, to Steve Ellis, EVP, Head of Wholesale Services Group at Wells Fargo. If you're making decisions about marketing, customer service and mobile commerce, no other guide offers as much provocative and actionable insight.

About the Authors

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Tim Hayden

Tim Hayden is Principal Strategist at TTH Strategy, a consultancy that provides guidance to organizations faced with business processes and communications challenges. He also serves as an investor and advisory board member to several ventures in cloud, mobile, and social technology. Prior to TTH Strategy, Tim led Edelman Digital’s North American mobile program, and cofounded 44Doors, an SaaS mobile marketing platform. He was a founder and partner in other startups including NION Interactive and GamePlan, an experiential marketing agency that produced solutions for brands including AMD, Bacardi USA, Dell, Humana, and IBM using the integrated “Live+Mobile+Online” methodology that Tim coined in 2007. He is a graduate of Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.

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Tom Webster

Tom Webster is Vice President of Strategy for Edison Research, a custom market research company best known as the sole providers of exit polling data during US elections for all the major news networks. He has nearly 20 years of experience researching consumer usage of technology, new media, and social networking. Tom is the principal author of a number of widely cited studies, including The Social Habit, Twitter Users in America, and the coauthor of The Infinite Dial, America’s longest running research series on digital media consumption. He is a graduate of Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, and holds an MBA from the Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina.