Mobile World Congress 2012 Barcelona

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Written on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 by Giorgos Saslis

Hey everybody.. This week I'm at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona... If any of you reading this want to come say 'hi' and chat a bit - you can find me in Hall 2.1 stand C62 , with Cytech Ltd. I will really be glad to meet some of you and have a quick chat! Hope you all have a great week here in Barcelona and make the most of your visit here.. Best wishes, Giorgos


The Rise Of Business SMS [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Written on Thursday, February 23, 2012 by Giorgos Saslis

Even with the likes of person-to-person messaging services like iMessage (now also available on the Mac) and BBM, SMS is still live and kicking, and I don't see it going anywhere just yet! (And for at least as long as not everyone can afford an iPhone, Mac or Blackberry, etc.) 

A good reason behind this is that beyond its use for person-to-person communication, SMS is also an ideal medium for broadcasting a promotional message. This application-to-person type of messaging (a.k.a. SMS Marketing) is still very big these days and constantly growing.

The latest infographic from TextMarketer, presents the types of businesses that make the most use of SMS Marketing as a tool for business, some general statistics on the size of the Mobile Marketing sector and the main reasons why SMS is still perhaps the most important mobile marketing tools.


Mobile App Stores Historical Timeline [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Written on Thursday, February 23, 2012 by Giorgos Saslis

A really good infographic I came across recently, presenting a historical overview of the various mobile app stores.

The history starts in 2008 when the Apple App Store launched, with just 500 apps, to today with billions of apps downloaded so far - more than the whole population on Earth today.


Mobile Apps Usage Statistics [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Written on Friday, February 10, 2012 by Giorgos Saslis

We all know what a huge market there is around mobile apps. But, how much do we really know about how mobile applications are really used on consumers' mobile phones?

Well, fear not, puzzled reader, a very informative infographic is here just for you, to help answer that question, so you no longer have to spend your life in ignorance! Simply read on..



[PRESS RELEASE] Cytech Ltd. at Mobile World Congress 2012, Barcelona!

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Written on Thursday, February 09, 2012 by Giorgos Saslis

Over the past couple of months we've been hard at work preparing for one of the biggest events in the mobile world: the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Give me a shout if you're attending and you'd fancy meeting up. It'll be a great pleasure to finally meet some of you in person, so don't be shy!
Heraklion, GREECE, January 25, 2012 - Mobile Marketing software provider Cytech Ltd. announces that it will participate as an exhibitor in the Mobile World Congress 2012 to be held from the 27th of February to the 1st of March in Barcelona, Spain. The event brings together more than 1,400 companies from 59 countries, the eminent leaders and personalities from mobile operators, equipment vendors, mobile advertising & marketing as well as those from the Internet and the world of entertainment.

As a pioneer in Mobile Marketing solutions, with more than 10 years of activity as a mobile marketing solutions provider and – having established international customer base for its SMS & Proximity Marketing products, Cytech’s participation in the Mobile World Congress 2012 is a continuation of its strategic plans for expanding its business across the Greek borders.

Representing Cytech Ltd. at the Mobile World Congress 2012 is Mr. Vagelis Antoniadis, co-founder of Cytech Ltd, Mr. Giorgos Saslis, Project Leader and other key team members.

"Our participation in the Mobile World Congress 2012 comes as part of our strategic plans to grow and expand in the market. The Mobile World Congress 2012 is the world's best venue for industry networking, business opportunities and potential ventures. We are delighted to take part in the Congress where we will be displaying our innovative products and technologies to a worldwide audience." commented Mr. Vagelis Antoniadis, co-founder of Cytech Ltd.

For this year Cytech Ltd will be exhibiting at Hall 2.1 at ‘mPowered Brands Zone’ and will be showcasing its solutions at Stand Number 2.1C62.

At the Mobile World Congress, Cytech Ltd. will be discussing with its actual and potential business partners about the features of its SMS Platform (Bulk & 2-way Premium SMS management software), about Bluevibe – Cytech’s Bluetooth marketing solution, as well as the benefits of QR Codes and Near-Field Communications (NFC) technology and their uses as mobile marketing solutions.

About Cytech Ltd.

Cytech Ltd. is a mobile applications and mobile marketing solutions provider with an international customer base. Based on its 10-year experience in the field of mobile marketing, the company provides consulting services in mobile marketing and develops its own software solutions which it customizes to the individual customer’s needs.

It is a one-stop mobile marketing powerhouse, with complete solutions for bluetooth / proximity marketing, SMS marketing campaigns, bulk SMS, or any other type of event marketing.


Some Mobile Marketing Stats for Brazil

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Written on Wednesday, February 08, 2012 by Giorgos Saslis


Following a couple of discussions at work about the state of mobile marketing in Latin America, I looked around to see if I could find any studies with stats I can use for presentations.

As is always the case, you have to look at each country separately so I started, obviously, I guess, with Brazil..

...not long after I came across this post on the Mobile Marketing Magazine
The Brazil Business has produced a video covering the state of mobile marketing in Brazil – revealing that, with 220m devices and a population of 192m, there are more mobiles than people. 80 per cent of the mobile devices are on pre-paid tariffs – meaning that the reach of mobile internet isn't huge, and that the focus is primarily on SMS marketing.


iPad Augmented Reality Window Shopping for Net-A-Porter

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Written on Wednesday, February 01, 2012 by Giorgos Saslis

Hello again everybody and my apologies for the radio silence... 
The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is fast approaching and preparations are at their peak -- meaning.. no time for the blog!

Here's a quick one (but - to make up for it - it's a really cool one) for today, where Net-A-Porter created an augmented reality window shopping campaign (using iPads): 
To celebrate Fashion's Night Out, NET-A-PORTER created a pop-up store that visitors could shop and win prizes from using a specially created app for their Smartphone or iPad 2. Watch the video to find out how it worked...


A great example of corporate marketing embracing mobile as a medium. If there is just an app you can download on your phone it makes this just perfect!