Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Next Really Big Thing, That’s Already Here 

This week you need to pick up a copy of the current issue of Time magazine: The Wireless Issue, and read 10 Ways Your Phone is Changing the World. 

Here’s a quick preview: Smart phones are changing the political landscape, how non-profits promote themselves and accept donations, how we spend, how law enforcement is speeding up investigations, how emotionally involved smart phone users are with their devices, how some people want cell coverage in remote areas (and others don’t), how photographers are using smart phones to produce better photos, how smart phones are beginning to be used in education, and how they are also improving the health systems in some countries. 

The issue will inspire you on how wireless technology can be used in your business. 

The use of mobile devices has exploded faster than anyone could have imagined. You probably have a smart phone, so conduct this simple test: Take a look at your website with your phone, and what do you see? A miniature version of your site, or a mobile version custom tailored to the exponentially expanding world of mobile phone users? 

You can check out my Thompson Communications entertainment marketing services site on your desktop computer,  then check it out on your mobile phone, and you’ll see what I mean. 

Maybe you hired someone to create and manage your website, but the good news with mobile sites is that your present site can be used as a basis to quickly and efficiently create a mobile version, and once the mobile version is created, it is configured so that you or anyone else you choose can easily and quickly change and update it. 

So here’s my offer: If you want to begin presenting your website information directly to mobile phone users in a format that they expect, and you don’t want to waste a lot of time and money in the process, just get back to me. I’ll use your Home Page, and four other pages that you select,* as the basis for a new mobile site that will be up and running in just a few days. 

Once your mobile site is up and running, I’ll show you how to edit it yourself, and you’ll never need to work with me again. The cost of my program is $450, less than $100 per new mobile page. 

(*We can use more pages if you’d like.) 

There are a few more details that you’ll need to know, so if you are interested, get in touch with me and I’ll answer all of your questions.

Steve Thompson
Thompson Communications