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Found this article with some nice illustrations and statistics, might be helpful in your sales presentation;

Are Small Businesses Ready for Mobile | Network Solutions Small Business Resources

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  • Profile picture of the author CollegeCEO
    Very good info here. Im actually going to use this for an upcoming meeting! Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author Pitakchat
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  • Profile picture of the author meccabiz
    Eva, Great Power Point presentation! Thanks for the generous freebie.
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    • Profile picture of the author Galahad
      Hi Vikuna2009+,

      you could've sold this as a WSO ;-) Thanks for the info.

      Best
      Galahad
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  • Profile picture of the author lint631
    Wow the graphic is beautiful! Thanks for this.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vikuna2009+
      I am glad you all liked it. To me, some statistics and the way they are presented are so boring but this one is actually "likeable" if you know what I mean...

      Again, enjoy,

      Eva
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Guys,

    Just keep in mind that you can't just go and use other people's images in your presentations. All images are copyright and cannot be used for those purposes unless you have permission from the person who created it.

    It's not worth the trouble you can get into.
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    • Profile picture of the author Galahad
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      Guys,

      Just keep in mind that you can't just go and use other people's images in your presentations. All images are copyright and cannot be used for those purposes unless you have permission from the person who created it.

      It's not worth the trouble you can get into.
      Will's extremly right on this matter, guys and gals. My brother got an invoice from a German lawyer's company who are claiming rights for their customer (a BIG photo company in the U.S.) - and he has to pay 3.450 Euro (that's roundabout 5.500 US$) only for using ONE lousy photograph on his website and in one of his presentations he shared on slideshare ...

      AND: even if you use a picture from a "free" photo portal ... if this particular picture is originally copyrighted and has been uploaded by some jackass who has only a freemailer address provided in his account then you will be held responsible if this photograph was uploaded violating the copyright of the ownder and you use it in your materials.

      EVER use own pictures or buy them. Fotolia etc. are cheap ...

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    • Profile picture of the author Vikuna2009+
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      Guys,

      Just keep in mind that you can't just go and use other people's images in your presentations. All images are copyright and cannot be used for those purposes unless you have permission from the person who created it.

      It's not worth the trouble you can get into.
      Will, glad you pointed that out. Other people's images are theirs, understandable. However, I don't think showing the actual article to a client would be wrong. Copying their images and including it in your presentation as if it was "yours" is not ok.

      And please, correct me if I am wrong,

      Eva
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      • Profile picture of the author WillR
        Originally Posted by Vikuna2009+ View Post

        Will, glad you pointed that out. Other people's images are theirs, understandable. However, I don't think showing the actual article to a client would be wrong. Copying their images and including it in your presentation as if it was "yours" is not ok.

        And please, correct me if I am wrong,

        Eva
        Eva, yes, showing data like that to your clients should be fine.

        It's when you then go and use that image in a presentation or a brochure or a flyer or a video or on your website that problems can occur.

        I just want people to be mindful of that because I have seen several of these infographic images posted inside this forum which is definitely not allowed. People don't seem to think twice about copying people's images nowadays but it is a serious offense.

        I have had it happen to me several times on this very forum so I know how common a practice it is.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Correct.

    In fact companies like Getty Images actually have departments whose sole job is to go around looking for violations of their images. Every time they find one it's worth a few thousand dollars to them so it's actually become quite a huge part of their business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eddie Spangler
    The majority of these infographics are used for linkbait purposes , they want you to share them and thats why they are branded.
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    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by Eddie Spangler View Post

      The majority of these infographics are used for linkbait purposes , they want you to share them and thats why they are branded.
      Maybe so but you can't just assume that.
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      • Profile picture of the author mcconnon12
        Considering they offer a download button that is exactly what they want you to do.
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        • Profile picture of the author WillR
          Originally Posted by mcconnon12 View Post

          Considering they offer a download button that is exactly what they want you to do.
          A download button means nothing. It means you can download that presentation and view it. It does NOT mean you can then re-use that presentation however you see fit.

          How many free graphic websites have download buttons? The button allows you to download the free graphic. It doesn't then mean you can go and do with it what you like. Those sort of assumptions will land you in hot water at one stage or another.
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          • Profile picture of the author mcconnon12
            Considering they have share buttons as well and you stated that "you cannot assume that" I am merely stating the obvious that your statement is wrong and they want you to share it.
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            • Profile picture of the author WillR
              Originally Posted by mcconnon12 View Post

              Considering they have share buttons as well and you stated that "you cannot assume that" I am merely stating the obvious that your statement is wrong and they want you to share it.
              Share buttons mean you can share the page. It doesn't mean you can download the content and use it however you want.

              Them are just the facts. I'm not saying these guys do not want you using the presentation. What I AM saying is you can't just assume you are able to use it however you want because with no express permission granted, you need to assume you have no rights.

              You are ofcourse welcome to do what you like, I'm merely pointing out a fact. Too many people take copyright infringement way too lightly these days. Any image or piece of work you do not own cannot be used for any other purpose unless you have been given that permission from the copyright holder.
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              • Profile picture of the author mcconnon12
                Did I ever say you can do what you want? Those are words I never said. I am just pointing out the FACT that this company wants you to share their information, in agreement with Eddie Spangler's statement, because you stated you cannot assume that.
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                • Profile picture of the author Steve1776
                  I never use other people content unless it meets one of the three criteria below.

                  It states in the license it is free for comercial use.

                  I have written permission.

                  I have bought the rights to use it comercially.

                  Its foolish to risk $1,000s when you could have bought the rights for $10.
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                  • Profile picture of the author mcconnon12
                    Originally Posted by Steve1776 View Post

                    I never use other people content unless it meets one of the three criteria below.

                    It states in the license it is free for comercial use.

                    I have written permission.

                    I have bought the rights to use it comercially.

                    Its foolish to risk $1,000s when you could have bought the rights for $10.
                    I agree, not worth the risk.
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  • Profile picture of the author shoopt
    The article is awesome, work done in the infographics is awesome.
    People are getting more into mobile advertising and within next 5 years mobile websites will make a lot of customers for small business.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChristianX
    You guys are thinking to hard. It gives you the website at the bottom to download the infographic, PLUS as long as you dont plan on reselling it you dont have anything to worry about.

    additional, you always credit the original source.
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    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by ChristianX View Post

      You guys are thinking to hard. It gives you the website at the bottom to download the infographic, PLUS as long as you dont plan on reselling it you dont have anything to worry about.

      additional, you always credit the original source.
      Does that mean I can start a website and start offering Michael Jacksons songs for free download? So long as I'm not selling them I should be fine, right?

      I don't think so...

      Oh, and by the way, crediting the source is just something that helps make you feel better. It won't actually stop anyone taking legal action against you.

      This is exactly what I am talking about though -- all the replies in this thread have backed up my whole point here. People nowadays take copyright infringement as some kind of joke. It's not.
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      • Profile picture of the author Steve1776
        Back to the stats.

        Over 90% of the cell phones in the U.S. are SMS capable.
        Over 1 trillion text messages were sent in 2009.
        Over 95% of new phones have web browsers.
        Over 70 million US consumers use them regularly.
        Over 20% of US households are wireless only.
        Over 80% of 18-29 year olds use text messaging.
        People use their cell phones to hunt for information.
        There are now more mobile devices than televisions and computers combined.
        38% say their mobile phone is more important than their wallet.
        94% of text messages are read.
        91% of adults have their mobile phone within arm's reach 24/7.
        25% of Americans use only mobile devices to access the internet.
        There are 5X as many cell phones in the world as there are PCs.
        82% of U.S. adults own a cell phone.
        There are 271 million mobile subscribers in the U.S. alone (June 2012)
        49% of the mobile subscribers in the U.S. own a smart phone.
        95% of all smart phone and non-smart phone users are reached by brands using SMS to reach customers.
        90% of text messages are read within 3 minutes of being received.
        90% of mobile searches lead to action with over 50% leading to a purchase.
        70% of mobile searchers take action within one hour (it takes the same percentage of desktop users a month).
        81% of smartphone users have done product research via their phone.
        50% have make a purchase with a smartphone.
        79% of smartphone users use their phone while shopping with 74% making a purchase.
        There was an 89% increase in mobile data usage from 2010 to 2011.
        The redemption rate for mobile coupons is 10 times higher than for print coupons.
        33% of mobile consumers prefer to receive offers via text than via web (21%), apps (11%) or voice mail (8%).
        50% of those surveyed made a purchase as a result of a text from a retailer with 34% having scanned a QR code.
        50% have scanned QR codes with 18% having purchased afterwards.
        73% of smartphone users use the mobile web to shop instead of apps.
        43% of marketers are using mobile technology today. 25% plan to use it in the next 12 months. 16% plan to start after the next 12 months. Only 15% have no plans to use mobile technology.
        By 2013 more people worldwide will access the internet over mobile phones than with PCs.
        60% of mobile users expect a site to load in under 4 seconds with 74% leaving a site that takes over 5 seconds to load.
        95% used their smart phones to look up local information with 61% of them calling and 59% visiting.
        87% said they would scan a QR code to get a discount, deal or coupon.
        64% of 25-34 year olds and 53% of 18-24 year olds own a smart phone.
        In the U.S. adults spend 10.1% of their total media time on mobile while only .9% of total ad spending is on mobile.
        16% of smartphone users have made a purchase as a result of a marketing message received via their phone. Half of those made the purchase on the phone itself.
        Teens have increased their data consumption 256% over the 12 previous months.
        The number of wireless subscribers surpassed the U.S. population in June 2011.
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        • Profile picture of the author smartdept
          Whoa, awesome stats. Steve1776, where did you get all of those?
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