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MNOs Must Up their Game in Increasingly Crowded Family Safety Market

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A smartphone for a 10 year old? According to consumer research firm Influence Central, that is the average age when kids are now getting their first smartphones. The study pointed out that in 2012, the average age for kids receiving their first smartphone was just 12 years old.

Long gone are the days of adolescence being marked by staying home alone or having your curfew lifted. In our tech-driven, mobile-first society, getting your first smartphone is the new rite of passage signaling one’s transition from childhood into adolescence. For these individuals, receiving a smartphone provides a newfound sense of mobility, constant connectivity and above all, social independence.

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Topics: mobile strategy, Family Safety, Parental Controls

Three Keys for Effective Mobile Engagement

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Over the past 20 years, we have become increasingly dependent on mobile technology in our daily lives and routines. Now in 2017, having a flip phone, or no phone rather, is almost unheard of. Nearly everyone has a smartphone (some people even use more than one on a regular basis) and they carry it with them everywhere to do pretty much anything.

In fact, according to WirelessWeek, 65% of digital media is consumed with mobile devices. With such an immense amount of media being digested via mobile, reaching consumers on their smartphones is absolutely essential.  However, to engage effectively with your customers via mobile you must transform the way you think about it.

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Topics: mobile engagement, mobile advertising, mobile strategy