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  • Mobile Commons Commercial Collateral

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    A mobile marketing campaign can help a company cut through the clutter, build relationships with consumers, deliver coupons, and ultimately sell more products.But many companies that want to go mobile just aren’t sure where to begin. To help answer some of the questions, we created the document below. It gives a brief overview of what…

  • Join Do Something’s Scavenger Hunt for Social Change

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    On July 11th, Do Something will launch its first-ever text message scavenger hunt. The mission? Saving the world in 11 days. Every day following the 11th, DoSomething will give teams – or solo do-gooders, on the hunt by themselves –  a new set of challenges focused on a new cause. Each challenge will have its…

  • DoSomething’s Mobile Campaign Wins NYTimes Plaudits – and Motivates Millions of Teens

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    This weekend, the New York Times chronicled how the charity Do Something is revolutionizing its outreach to young people by taking its message mobile. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Do Something provides teenagers concrete steps they can take to do good in their local communities. Projects range from recycling bottles to collecting used…

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    NY Passes Marriage Equality & the celebration goes mobile

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    At 11:55 on Friday night, Governor Cuomo signed a historic marriage equality bill into law, giving same-sex couples the right to marry in New York State. The bill, set to take effect in 30 days, faced a fiercely contentious legislative battle before landing on the Governor’s desk. In the fight leading up to Friday’s vote,…

  • Mobile Mapping: 7 Ways to get your audience involved

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    Remember when a blizzard hit New York City last December? The mayor claimed that all streets had been plowed, but residents could take a quick look outside their living room windows and tell that this was not the case. But how to accurately report the truth? Enter WNYC, Jim Colgan and their mobile mapping project.…

  • VIDEO: Mobile-ize, Organize & Unionize!

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    Two weeks ago, we hosted our first training with our partners at Organizing 2.0. The day was a huge success, thanks in no small part to the quality speakers who helped us out with each session. Some of the most useful sessions were recorded and edited to produce videos for those who wanted to attend…

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    Background Your company creates many different versions of your new mobile app such as iOS, Android, and Blackberry. Now the marketing department wants to distribute the app via SMS, a billboard, TV advertisement, etc. The Problem What URL should you put in your advertisements? You don’t want to use 5 different URLs for 5 different…

  • Take an Audio Ramble across Downtown Manhattan with StoryCorps

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    Earlier this month, Mobile Commons worked with StoryCorps to debut their Lower Manhattan audio walking tour. The tour is a “location-based media sound ramble” that features a selection of  stories from New York’s Lower Manhattan neighborhoods, such as the Bowery, Greenwich Village, and the Lower East Side. StoryCorps, for those who aren’t familiar with it,…

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  • Mashable.com Features Mobile Commons Customers

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    The social media blog Mashable.com yesterday featured a post by Holly Ross, executive director of NTEN, discussing the way that nonprofits are innovating with mobile. Holly writes: Even before that first cup of coffee, an increasing number of us are reaching for our mobile phones in the morning. That makes mobile the perfect fit for…

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