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Mobile Applications… more hit than ever…

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Stick the word, ‘Google’ to anything and you will see a crowd of hungry developers jumping onto its trail… and following behind those developers are VCs (venture capitalist) and following behind them are all the marketers and advertisers…

That is the power of Google… and it is coming to a mobile phone near you (it already has with all the Google Map integration and YouTube) and this time round, it is the whole piece together.

Check out this article from Business Week.

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September 13, 2007 at 4:45 am

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Branded Applications…

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Brand managers and advertisers / marketers know that the Internet space is growing at a tremendous pace with regards to online advertisement. What is interesting is a new waves of branded applications that extend the brand experience to a whole new level of interactivity. Applications designed and crafted with Branding as a core focus / consistency…

Here is an excerpt from Teknision, a Canadian based consultancy with many big clients focusing on Branded Software. Here is an excerpt from their Branded Applications section of their site:

“The new role of marketing is to influence the experience. Providing a meaningful experience transforms your customer’s perception of your brand.

Branded Applications add a layer of utility to brands that typical online campaigns cannot.

Traditional campaigns focus on entertainment to deliver a message, while Branded Applications provide a valuable service in order to deliver an emotional connection with a brand.

Branded Applications become part of consumer’s lives. By providing useful services that are memorable and entertaining, applications can instill brand attributes that are tangible and more deeply felt.”

It will be interesting to see how this branded space eventually becomes…

Another great startup, from some former Microsoft Design Team members, Jackson Fish Market is another company to watch out for in this space. One of the member is Jenny Lam, the super designer that spear headed some of the Vista design details, from the Start orb to the icons and more… Check her out at Channel 9

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September 13, 2007 at 1:00 am

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