NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — With approximately 7 billion mobile users at the end of 20141, mobile marketing presents a unique opportunity for small businesses to deliver unique brand experiences tailored to consumers on-the-go. As mobile usage continues to rise, companies need to recognize the importance of delivering social media messaging that caters to and targets mobile device users.

In her debut article posted to PR Newswire’s Small Business PR Toolkit, Kristen Gramigna, chief marketing officer for BluePay, provides three ways you can incorporate mobile marketing tactics into your current social media strategy. To reach new customers or to deepen the engagement with current customers:

  • Customize. Gramigna suggests that it’s critical to review how your social profiles look on all platforms (e.g., desktop, iPhone and Android devices). This research will allow you to customize your social profiles to ensure the best user experience possible.
  • Optimize. With mobile users checking social media to find suggestions for nearby businesses, it is key that your prospects and returning customers can quickly find you on social media. Optimize your social profiles so users can find you and confirm that all profiles include your correct business location, hours of service, price range and contact information.
  • Tailor. Gramigna recommends you tailor your social media posts to a mobile user’s day. With the majority of mobile search activity taking place from 3 p.m. until midnight, tailor your social activity to involve mobile users during these hours based on their search activity and location.