Having trouble convincing Business Owner's they need to be mobile?

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If they don't get it after seeing this picture their competition will be leaving them behind.

St. Peter's Square in 2005 and March, 13th, 2013
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  • Profile picture of the author CurtisSWN
    Pretty dramatic :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Nail Yener
    One image is worth a thousand words... Such a dramatic change in such a short time. I like the tablet guy
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  • Profile picture of the author JacobS
    This is an amazing photo. Thanks for sharing it!
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  • Profile picture of the author RaySaj
    what a great share........maybe the secound one was an apple event !
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  • Profile picture of the author Gladiator
    Thanks for that Aaron! Now all we need is a picture of Pope Francis holding a cell phone in St. Peter's Square. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author scamsel
    ha, great pic man
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  • Profile picture of the author jocosity
    Awesome, yet sad.We're so connected that it takes away from the specialness of the moment.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    That would be a great picture to pull out when a client questioned the importance of mobile. How funny.

    Thanks for sharing Aaron.
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  • Profile picture of the author troon
    OMG, look at all of those "cell zombies"! Great pic!
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    • Profile picture of the author MaxxC
      They say seeing is believing, but it's quite surreal, isn't it ?
      Identical event, exact same geo-location, but what a different crowd.
      The stark "technological" contrast between the crowds in the two pictures
      looks more like a 20 - 25 year, and not the 8 year time gap between the two events.
      Almost other worldly .... literally !! .... as literally as different planets ( maybe different creatures, even ).
      Thanks for sharing, Aaron.
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  • Profile picture of the author usndsd
    What an awesome shot...a picture is worth 1000 words thanks for posting Aaron
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  • Profile picture of the author mjbmedia
    God speaks in mysterious ways!
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    • Nice!

      Also, if you guys haven't checked out the Google multi-screen study, it's awesome. I usually print a slide or two from different studies when meeting with clients/prospects. I printed page 8 just to drill it in their heads that glossy magazine advertising isn't the best use of their money. Especially when they're not capturing leads.

      Here's another study by eMarketer re-iterating that print is way way down, (big surprise) & mObile is growing fast.
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  • Ok pretty sweet, I literally LOL'd
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  • Profile picture of the author Mobilize
    That's great, more convincing than most infographics floating around.
    I wonder what the next 5 years will look like.
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    • Profile picture of the author mbysf
      This is a great example of what has happened in the last 8 years. I feel sorry for business owners who refuse to believe that they need a mobile website.
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  • Profile picture of the author vdellmarketing
    I truly like this photo. Is it possible for me to get a copy, im sure it online somewhere can you
    direct me to source.

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    • Profile picture of the author Mobilize
      Originally Posted by vdellmarketing View Post

      I truly like this photo. Is it possible for me to get a copy, im sure it online somewhere can you
      direct me to source.
      I googled it but I found pretty much the same images.
      So I just I right clicked and saved the OP image above.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aurora Bourke
    More than just 1000 words. This picture speaks Volumes! I have never seen anything that shows the rapid rise of mobile so well. Thanks for sharing Aaron.
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  • Profile picture of the author zahavi
    It truly is something, isn't it! I keep getting back to it. As I am in a Catholic country that's my best sell-graphic.

    Thanks, Aaron!
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    • Profile picture of the author coolguy123
      nowadays people flashing their mobile phone instead of cyalume stick in concerts
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  • Profile picture of the author liran68
    Very nice Picture it shows where the mobile is going . and yes it could change a business point of view.
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  • Profile picture of the author fredp
    Based on Intel, 1300 new mobile users every 60 seconds
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  • Profile picture of the author 4webmaster
    Well best way is to educate them.
    I've been very busy these days I miss WarriorForum for a while. I did have many medias contacting me (local newspaper, business magazine....) for interviews and articles about mobile websites. Since then I'm the mobile website authority now in my area. I keep informing the public and business owners the benefit of mobile websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author michael bury
    Aaron
    thanks for sharing this, It is something I have had trouble convincing prospective clients with, as above: a picture speaks volumes :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author CallMeJ
    Awesomely nice shots!
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  • Profile picture of the author cafayzieg
    Great advances of science and technology.
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  • Profile picture of the author workoutstuff1
    This would be a great set of pictures to use in a presentation, but since they belong to two different photographers I'm not sure how easy it would be to get usage rights to use them.
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  • Profile picture of the author rypher21
    The emerging technology as of now are based on mobile devices, people prefer mobile devices because of the portability of the device. Mobile devices as of now can be compared to laptops and desktops. More people on mobile means more people can access anything through their phones.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jr180180
    Great pic! That would be great on a business flyer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amanda786
    Well that's pretty convincing!!
    Great picture thanks for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author djedje70
    Man , thanks given.
    I'm using them from now on...
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  • Profile picture of the author djedje70
    That is, when the Thanks button will appear after I reach a certain amount of posts. ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Valdor Kiebach
    Makes you wonder what 2021 will be like.

    I love modern gadgetry.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisAke
    If anybody wants to know. Checkout the Google Mobile Playbook. Here is a link...just browser through it and look at those amazing statistics!
    View Playbook

    Gotta love mobile & Google!
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Lemos
    this picture says it all !!!
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  • Profile picture of the author accelaweb
    Thanks for the great pic. It kinda hammers in a very clear and undeniable point doesn't it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul1234
    The person with the flip-phone in the lower right-hand corner of the first picture was way ahead of the curve. Great share thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author vaalkaa
    WOW I`ll be shore to use this!!! a picture truly is worth 1000 words thanks Aaron!!
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  • Profile picture of the author 4webmaster
    Check this Youtube video and you'll learn more about Mobile web performance, apss vs sites...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UNWi7FA36M
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohsin Rasool
    Wow that is awesome picture... Really make the point!!!

    Thank you for sharing!

    Mohsin
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  • Profile picture of the author CollegeCEO
    Wow, this just gave me so many marketing ideas. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author jvform
    Wow. I've seen this quite a few times, but it never ceases to amaze me. Incredible!
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  • Profile picture of the author LifeIsGood
    Pretty convincing.
    Let's see ...Worldwide there are about::

    1 Billion Computers yet 5 Billion Cell Phones, and counting.
    A picture is worth 5 billion examples, and then some (but who's counting?).

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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Lemos
    I don't even think you need to pitch to any owner after showing that picture.
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    • Profile picture of the author Aaron Doud
      Originally Posted by Andy Lemos View Post

      I don't even think you need to pitch to any owner after showing that picture.
      Agreed it is one of the most powerful images I have ever seen.
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    • Profile picture of the author dman1995
      Great pic! Mobile traffic is exploding right now and sometimes that can be difficult to convey to a business owner who has already spent 5k, 10k or more on a web presence. This pic really illustrates how Mobile is the future. Thanks for sharing it with us on the WF! May your future always be mobile!
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  • Profile picture of the author Hawkvt1
    The business owner does not NEED a mobile website. The business owner probably does not WANT a mobile website. The business owner however, NEEDS new customers and repeat customers. Speak the language of the business owner and give the business owner what he or she wants and needs. Explain how a mobile website and mobile marketing will help put more butts in the seats and make the cash register ring louder and often.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Moss
    You should explain how mobile marketing can work to the benefit of the business. There are multiple ways that it can generate leads. SMS, opt-in landings, targeted emails, facebook all these things in conjunction with say special offers in the store, buy one get one free could potentially entice customers back. Just a boring landing page with all the usual stuff other businesses sell as a way of getting mobile, just don't work and are not appealing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Big Money
    Wow that is a neat picture. I would download it but I am afraid I wont know what i did with it......lol
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  • Profile picture of the author vivek389
    awesome pic dude.....well done.
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  • Profile picture of the author JonBird
    Great picture Aaron. As Hawkvt1 mentions... you need to put it in to business owner langague... All they really care about is that it's going to get them more sales, more customers, etc. So repackage you message so you're highlighting those points.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andrea Rillo
      The image link is broken, please repost
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  • Profile picture of the author DexterGallagher
    I cannot see the picture, is it still there?
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  • Profile picture of the author MobiDev
    Great picture, thanks for sharing. We are going to hold a webinar in several days the topic is ''When do mobile applications enhance business?''. I guess we can use this pic to demonstrate the importance of mobile presence nowadays.
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