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SumUp teams with Diffusion to promote mobile commerce

SumUp looks to engage businesses in the UK

SumUp, a mobile payments startup based in the United Kingdom, has been working to help promote mobile commerce within Great Britain and Ireland. In August of this year, SumUp raised more than $20 million for its efforts. Now, the company is looking to put that money to good use and believes that Diffusion, a PR and social media communications agency. Together, the two plan to help boost the adoption of mobile commerce throughout the UK by focusing on businesses within the country.

Diffusion to handle social media efforts and traditional marketing for Sum Up

Diffusion will be handling SumUp’s social media efforts and will be operating traditional marketing campaigns, which will be targeted at businesses that have shown interest in mobile commerce in some way. Diffusion notes that there may be a serious opportunity for growth in the UK and Irish markets, claiming that the number of people with smart phones in these regions is on the rise. Businesses throughout the UK are beginning to feel the pressure to be more accommodating to consumers that want to make purchases using their mobile devices, thus creating more opportunity for SumUp.

Card reader could be a big hit with businesses

SumUp has developed a card reader that can be connected to smart phones and facilitate mobile payments. SumUp believes that the card reader could be a boon for small businesses who see traditional point of sale terminals as expensive investments. The card reader would enable these businesses to process purchases made using a credit card using a simple mobile device rather than a static payment terminal.

Growth of mobile commerce presents powerful opportunity for SumUp

SumUp has chosen Diffusion for this initiative because the agency has extensive experience in the various markets within the UK. Mobile commerce is on the rise throughout the country, and SumUp is keen to establish powerful ties to companies that can help it reach a new generation of mobile consumer. The company will have to face down some strong competition coming from Square, Orange, and even Google, if it wants to find success in this expanding industry.

Augmented reality campaign launched by Very to boost mobile commerce


Augmented Reality shoppingVery teams with Fabulous to push augmented reality campaign

British retailer Very has teamed with Fabulous magazine, an imprint of The Sun, to launch a new mobile marketing campaign that makes use of augmented reality. The initiative will help Very get a better understanding of what consumers are looking for leading up to the Christmas season. The campaign will also encourage consumers to use their mobile devices to find products they like and make purchases online, thus boosting the prevalence of mobile commerce.

Campaigns aims to promote mobile commerce

Very’s augmented reality marketing campaign is powered by Blippar, a leading augmented reality platform. The campaign will run through four pages of Fabulous magazine, each containing a digital experience that can be unlocked using a smart phone. The campaign aims to show off a variety of fashions that consumers may find interesting and give them a chance to see outfits on display on a catwalk. Consumers will be able to pick out individual pieces from the campaign and purchase these pieces directly from Very using their mobile device.

Very has more plans for augmented reality

This will be the first augmented reality initiative launched by Very is preparation for the Christmas season. The retailer examining how well the technology can integrate itself into its existing marketing strategies. Very aims to use augmented reality to drive mobile commerce amongst its more tech-savvy consumers. Focus on mobile commerce could be a major boon for retailers during the Christmas season, especially as more consumers are beginning to rely heavily on their mobile devices to get shopping done.

Very continues to adapt to the changing needs of consumers

Christmas is a big time of the year for retailers. Over the years, retailers have had to adopt to the changing needs and interests of consumers in order to remain relevant with them. With more consumers showing interest in mobile commerce and augmented reality, Very is keen to ensure that it can engage these consumers where they are most interested.