Monthly Archives: December 2012

20 Memorable Marketing Moments Of 2012 – Infographic

You’re probably knee deep in 2013 prediction blog posts — posts looking forward to all the amazing things (hopefully all amazing, right?) marketing has in store for us in 2013. Heck — we even published one of our own a few weeks ago — and an ebook to boot! But how about we accompany all that looking forward with a little looking back? 2012 was a great year, after all — full of memorable marketing moments that we should take a minute to celebrate.

So, we put together a list of 20 memorable marketing moments in 2012 that we thought represented some monumental strides for our industry. And then, because we’re marketers, we made them into an infographic. Big surprise. (Many thanks to our own Desmond Wong for creating this swanky visual, by the way).

Take a look at some of our favorite marketing moments this year, and of course share some of your own favorite moments in the comments!

Source: HubSpot

Mobile Technology Is Changing World Travel – Infographic

Back in 1903 when the Wright Brothers first took flight in their first fixed winged aircraft, little could anyone have imagined what travel would become. Fast forward to 2012 and the internet has revolutionised travel – along with communication – with the birth of the smartphone. But just how much has this palm-held device influenced and changed our travelling habits? And just how far has travel–based mobile technology still got to go?

Are you an avid smartphone user abroad? Can’t imagine life without Facebook on the move? Don’t have a smartphone and not intending on caving in? We want to hear from you! Whether you are embracing the mobile travel revolution or just love travel, we want to know what is getting you talking. We’re also on the lookout for ideas for our next infographic special. Email with any suggestions or tweet us @MyDestination using #TravAndTech.



The Anatomy Of The Perfect Mobile Email – Infographic

Designing emails that look great no matter where they’re read can be quite the challenge. As more people read email on mobile devices, chances are your recipient might view your email both on a mobile phone as well as on their desktop.

Take the guesswork out of designing your next mobile-friendly email with this infograph. We’ve outlined ten important guidelines to an amazing mobile experience, as well as six things you’ll definitely want to avoid. You’ll also find our mobile compatibility chart at the bottom for easy reference.

Source: Econsultancy


Soccer Is Life: Playing Against Lionel Messi? Get Ready – Infographic

Are you playing against Lionel Messi soon? Here is a graphic display of the 91 goals scored by Lionel Messi in 2012: From where and to where. Get ready!



Marketing: How Important Is SEO? – Infographic

Regardless of age, race, income or gender most of us are using search engines every day. Online business needs search engine traffic to thrive. Proper SEO is essential for getting found online.



Personal Finance: Overspending In America – Infographic

52% of Americans are spending more than they earn, out of which 21% regularly have monthly expenses in excess of their income, only 13.5 percent adjust their spending the following month to get their finances back on track.

For more such interesting facts, check our infographic on Overspending in America

Infographic by The Credit Examiner


The Fashion Industry’s Top 50 In Social Media – Infographic

Its the end of 2012 and it is official Social Media isn’t going anywhere. If anything the power of social media keeps increasing every day. decided to profile the Worlds Top 50 Fashion Social Media companies based on how many followers they have total. Using both Facebook and Twitter as our key indicators of how big their social media reach/following is.



The Rise Of Smartphones: Demographics And Facts – Infographic

This infographic indicates how smartphone evolved this generation and how many users do we have in the world.  There are an estimated of 7 Billion population in the world and it took about 16 years before it reached 1 Billion smartphone users.  With fast technology upgrade nowadays, it will only take another 3 years to reach 2 Billion users.  As the population rises and smartphones enhance its features, more individuals will opt to get one.   These smartphones has been used by many adults in the United States.  There is an estimated of 45% adult smartphone users and 85% use cellular phones.  Smartphones being mostly used are Apple iPhone, Motorola, HTC, Nokia, Samsung, LG and a lot of tablets are now available.  In a study conducted showing device ownership by age group, there are 628 people ages 16-29 years old and 2, 309 people ages 30 plus was involved.  These percentages show how many of this population own high-end gadgets.  It shows that 11% of 16-29 years old age group are using tablets and 10% are 30 plus years old.  95% of these people have smartphone 85% of them are over 30 years old.  80% of lower age group have desktop/laptop but only 73% from people aged 30 plus have this.  Only 7% of younger individuals own an e-reader but 11% of older ones use this.  In the US, smartphone owners had been studied in specific age groups.  There are 14.6% users aged 55 plus, 15.2% users between 45-54 years old, 20.7% from age group between 35-44 years old, a higher percentage of 25.6% from age group between 25-34 years old. 17.2% from ages between 18-24 years old and a lower number of users which is 6.3% from ages between 13-17 years old considering the price and the income of each household.

This infographic also shows the market share of operating systems of smartphone subscribers from top smartphone platforms with 3 month average ending July 2012 vs. 3 month average ending April 2012 from US subscribers ages 13 plus. Google has the highest point of change between April and July, next is the Apple which has 2% point of change, -2.1% for RIM users, -4% for Microsoft users and -5% for Symbian users.  Android have as high as 68.1% of its operating system, 16.9% for iOS, and lower percentages for other operating system like Windows, Linux, RIM and Symbian but in 2006 before iOS and Android came out, RIM has the highest usage followed by Linux, Windows and Symbian.  PalmSource had also been used as well as other operating systems.

The biggest global manufacturer is Samsung with 32.9%, ZTE has 32.6%, Apple has 16.9%, Nokia has 6.6%, HTC has 5.7% and other brands have 5.2%.  Device manufacturers that include smartphones and non-smartphones show that Samsung has the highest share of smartphone subscribers but with a point of change of -3% between April and July 2012.  Apple shows to have a 1.9% point of change, LG has -8%, Motorola has -1.3% and HTC has 0.4%.from the top mobile OEMs.  Smartphone applications per platform show that Android and iOS are nearly equal with 100K difference in its number of users and Windows has the lowest among the three.  More and more people are using Android and just recently, Android hit 25 Billion downloads where Apple has as much 6 months ago.  There has been more than $100 Billion spent on mobile media globally in 2011 alone and it will continuously grow.  American households has an average spending of $1,110 in 2007 for phone services alone and a little much of $1,226 in 2011 with $67 rise in each family for phone services while food spending went down to $48, apparel fell by $141 and $126 for non-phone entertainment like books and other gadgets.  This shows how smartphones have been dominating more on expenses of each household that family members could sacrifice other necessities to sustain their phone services monthly.

Source: Coupon Audit


SEO And Search In Business Gain Importance – Infographic

The search engine optimization industry is advancing. And rapidly, too. As businesses demand greater online visibility and recognition, the value and influence of successful SEO within organizations is expected to reach unprecedented heights.

Source: mavenlink


New York, New York… – Video

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One-Liner Pitch: Instantly turn your favorite photos and music into a video slideshow.

Why It’s Taking Off: makes it simple to transform your pictures from Facebook, Instagram and Flickr into a video slideshow that you can share online.

Having grown up with a photography and music background, Tom More aspired to create a product that would help people tell their stories in a creative, emotional way. That’s why his company, EasyHi, created, a free, simple way to instantly create personalized video slideshows with your favorite photos and music to share with friends and family.

Since launching in June, users have created 1 million video slideshow and shared 40 million photos on The average user creates two or more videos in their first 15 minutes on the site, most of them related to celebrations and important events such as weddings, birthdays, proposals and vacations.

Creating a slideshow on is fast and simple. Users can upload photos from their computer, Instagram, Flickr, Google Images and other websites, and then add messages and a range of effects such as “old film” and “orange glow” to their photos. For the background music, they can browse songs on the web or upload songs that they
already own on their computer.

Now, just in time for the holiday season and New Year, has introduced a one-click video maker that quickly turns Facebook albums into personalized slideshows as well.

Unlike the video creation service Animoto, does not give users the option to upload video clips into their slideshows. However, plans to launch an iPhone app in 2013 that will let users import videos and capture photos of real-life moments to add to their slideshows.

EasyHi recently closed the last part of their Series A round of funding and has raised $1.5 million. In the future, EasyHi plans to earn revenue by creating a suite of applications that offer premium and subscription-based services.

Images courtesy of Flickr, Ian Alexander Norman and

Visit New York City – Infographic

So you are planning a trip to Manhattan? You may have some preconceived notions about what New York City is all about, so we’ve put together a fun infographic to help you learn a little bit more about The Big Apple. And when you’re ready to visit, book your stay with The Beekman Tower Hotel!

Source: The Beekman Tower Hotel


Internet Marketing: How Social Media Has Increased Marketing Effectiveness – Infographic

This infographic details the prevailing trends for for effective online marketing, with some strong numbers to support each channel. It is interesting to note that 89% of marketers say that they are maintaining or increasing their budgets that focus on these trends. Perhaps this is because inbound marketing costs 61% LESS per lead than traditional, outbound marketing.



The Miserable Life Of A B2B Sales Rep – Infographic

This infographic walks through a day in the life of a modern B2B sales rep, highlighting the challenges that pop up along the way. B2B sales are often complex, time-consuming, and frustrating. Conditions can change at a moment’s notice, and sales reps end up spending more time on internal activities and preparation than actually selling to customers. Thankfully, now there’s a solution that helps streamline sales complexity and makes sales reps’ lives easier: sales playbook software.

Source:, qvidian



New York City Impressions – Brooklyn, Dumbo

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