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Your Candidates Are Mobile: Are Your Jobs?

survey of American consumers found that more than 75 percent admit to using their mobile device in the restroom – confirming that mobile is, indeed, everywhere. Consumers are connected to their devices, giving rise to changing usage patterns, new ways of connecting, and rising user expectations about the quality of mobile content.

It’s not just Candy Crush and social media that are keeping people staring at the small screen. By 2016, mobile search will generate 27.8 billion more queries than desktop search. Organizations must adapt to this changing user behavior, and seriously consider how it impacts the way candidates are searching for jobs and new career opportunities.

The Internet of Things

Perhaps as important as any trend in technology is the process of making dumb technology smart.  This shift is more commonly referred to as “The Internet of Things” (IoT), and it’s a topic we tackled recently in TMP Labs. 

What is it?

The Internet of Things is the process of bringing offline objects online.  This isn’t a new concept. Originally coined in 1999, it has been a dominating theme at the Consumer Electronics Show, and this year there were 18 sessions at SXSW dedicated to hardware compared to only 2 in 2012. 

Career Site vs. Corporate Site. Should you have both?

There are many scenarios that determine whether a company should have both a corporate site and a separate careers site. All of which are driven from the organization's workforce strategies, complexity of the company, talent they seek, and the depth of the employer value proposition story that needs to be told. 

Retraction: The Zooey and Sam Siri ads revive brand and work

A few days ago, I tweeted a critique by Ad Age TV editor Brian Steinberg that the new Apple iPhone Siri commercials, featuring Zooey Deschanel and Samuel L. Jackson, were "off brand," i.e. they projected an "elitist" image versus Apple's "1984" democratic legacy. Then I received posts that I was perhaps selling the spots shorts. Now Ad Age has confirmed that the ads are not only highly successful, but are actually reviving the brand. I like the fact that the original article and my post have sparked some interest, but I was wrong.

Simplicity is the new innovation

We are living and working in an exciting world of rapid productization. With a world clock of compressed time zones, innovative new products are launched to the public as fast as it takes to open a browser. Never before have we been able to be a part of future evolution like we are today. We are the guinea pigs of technology's bipolar characteristics in that we are constantly playing catch up to the next 2.0, 3.0, 4.0+ upgrades. We are all a part of a science project in a test tube known as the target audience.

National Geographic Augmented Reality

National Geographic has done a beautiful job in bringing their brand to life through a wonderful AR experience. Audiences walk onto the marker in the middle of the mall and look up towards the big screen to see them selves surrounded with dinosaurs and astronauts. 

Digital Cool

Some cool things happening in digital advertising as well as more video interpretations of the future.

With a brand like Jordan, you expect amazing. The launch for the new Jordan Melo M8 shoe went beyond that. With incredible light projections onto water explosions, this event had Disney-esque production scale qualities.

The future is starting to look a little chilly

It is very interesting how most "The future is going to be this..."presentations and videos are starting to all feel the same and center on common themes. Themes around cloud computing, always-on devices available everywhere, and convenient personalization of each person's world whether at work or play. The videos that deliver these stories are calming with a feeling of control, and peace of mind. Yet there are elements that are a little uncomfortable. 

To boldly go where no cv has gone before

We spend an enormous amount of time and money branding ourselves to potential candidates. Yet for a lot of companies there is a syndrome in place that drastically affects the candidate's experience with the brand. And in a down economy, your candidate engagement strategies don't necessarily have to change, they just need to be firing on all cylinders.

Mobile App or Mobile Web?

So which should you develop, a mobile web campaign or a mobile app?

The answer to that is dictated by your overall objectives, needs, budget, and target audience's mobile behavior. Theoretically for B to C or B to B campaigns, the choice between the two shouldn't be approached as an either/or proposition, but as an integrated complimentary strategy. In a recent white paper published by the MMA, A Brand Marketer's Guide to the Mobile Web and Mobile Apps: Not an Either/or Proposition, they laid out some core fundamentals to help us all see through the brightness of all the shiny objects launched each day.