Ringtones So Easy A Caveman Could Do it…

I first met the GEICO Caveman at a party at SXSW in 2008.  I was immediately struck by his charm and good looks, as were many others at the party including Robert Scoble and Mashable’s Pete Cashmore (see the picture I took below).  Since that chance meeting with the Caveman, I have been very impressed by GEICO’s ability to manage three very distinct, equally entertaining and effective branding campaigns at the same time.  In addition to the readily recognizable Neanderthal, GEICO’s plucky Gecko and wide-eyed wad of MONEY are also fun, friendly and powerful bits of branding for the Insurance giant.


GEICO Gets It…

Clearly the GEICO team gets the value of entertaining marketing and has wisely leveraged all types of media from traditional TV ads toYouTubeFlickrFacebookTwitter and Mobile to share and spread the fun, never losing sight of the underlying message that GEICO can save you money on your insurance.  They have leveraged new media platforms for both entertainment and practical services as well.  For example the GEICO Glovebox iPhone app lets you do everything from manage your account to learn how to change a tire, to find a taxi or roadside service.  Smart marketing all around.

Ringa Da Ding Ding Dingy Dong…

You have probably seen the GEICO “ringtone” commercials (see below).  Since I work at Myxer I was thrilled to see such a clever use of ringtones in a national TV ad, and at the same time I wished we could have all of GEICO’s great mobile content available to the Myxer community.  Well, sometimes you get what you ask for, and I am very pleased to say that we have partnered with GEICO to offer some awesome (and free) ringtones and wallpapers for your phone.  You can guess which one I have already set as my default ringtone… it’sBOSS!

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This post originally appeared on my personal blog, Sassholes.

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Myxer Announces Partnership with Sony Music Entertainment

Today we announce another incredible bit of news. We have formed a strategic partnership with Sony Music Entertainment to make Sony Music’s catalog of full-length tracks, music videos, images, and ringtones available to Myxer’s community of more than 35 million music fans. The agreement covers the United States.

As part of the deal, Sony Music artists will be able to make use of Myxer’s MobileStage, a customizable mobile website solution complete with fan-list management features, advanced data analytics, messaging, and other promotional opportunities.

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Myxer and Warner Music Group Announce Partnership

Myxer and Warner Music Group (NYSE: WMG), today announced a strategic agreement in which WMG will promote its catalog of mobile content including full-length tracks, music videos, images, and ringtones to the more than 34 million music fans within the Myxer community. The agreement covers the U.S. and Canada and content will be available at www.myxer.com/warnermusic.

Additionally, WMG’s artists will have access to Myxer’s MobileStage customizable mobile website solution, complete with fan-list management features, advanced data analytics, messaging, and other marketing opportunities which help artists and record labels better connect with fans. As part of the WMG channel launch on MobileStage, a number of artists including B.o.B, Flo Rida, Iyaz, Jason Derulo, Paramore, Sean Paul and Trey Songz will offer an exclusive “gift” of a mobile wallpaper with the purchase of a ringtone.

In making the announcement, Larry Mattera, Senior Vice President, Digital Sales & Marketing, WEA, WMG’s U.S. sales and retail marketing company, said, “Myxer is one of the leading mobile destinations and their MobileStage platform provides impressive tools for us to better customize a compelling digital music experience for our artists’ fans.”

“Our new relationship with Warner Music represents a major win for the Myxer community, which gains access to a huge catalog of new content from some of the most popular recording artists from around the world,” said Myk Willis, CEO of Myxer. “We are excited to extend the benefits of our major partner relationships to our customers, and look forward to working with WMG to reward our passionate music fans with content and incentive programs they won’t be able to find anywhere else.”

Myxer represents more than 34 million unique users who download more than 90 million pieces of content every month. The company maintains a strong commitment to helping advertisers, marketers, and content publishers with innovative products and services designed to give artists and labels an easy way to share and deliver original content to fans on their mobile phones.

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Myxer’s BoomBox: Girl Power!

Female mobile users unite! In the quest to find out who is the most prolific mobile content consumer between the two sexes, females win by a landslide, according to Myxer’s latest BoomBox report for the month of April. In honor of Mother’s Day, Myxer has taken a deep dive into how female consumption habits compare to males, providing fresh insights on unique data broken down by new users, smartphone concentration, content downloads and wireless carriers.

According to the study, for the month of April women downloaded twice the amount of mobile entertainment content as men, representative of 4.5 million downloads, or 67% of total content downloads, compared to 2.2 million downloads for men. This large disparity in downloads is due to two factors; there are roughly 1.7 times as many females as males downloading content from Myxer on a monthly basis, and each female that visits downloads 17% more content than the average male.

Really interesting stuff! Check out the entire report here.

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When You Change Scenery, So Does Your Phone…

That’s right. Now, for all the important places you go in your life, you can set your Android phone to display a personalized wallpaper of your choice. With Myxer’s GeoPix, whether you’re headed to work, class, or your favorite concert or sporting event, you can choose a physical location for an image you want as your wallpaper, and then have it “auto-magically” appear as you arrive at your destination. Setting a location is as easy as sliding your finger around a map, or typing in your address.

GeoPix makes use of Android’s geo-location and background services technologies to monitor a phone’s physical location. The app also features a variety of easy-to-use options including the ability to save any number of locations, as well as allowing users to search and choose images from either your phone or Myxer’s vast catalog of wallpapers. To download GeoPix for free, please search for GeoPix on your Android phone, or text GEOPIX to 69937 “MYXER.”

“This is another in a series of announcements that show our commitment to innovation and bold expansion beyond ringtones,” said Myk Willis, CEO of Myxer. “In addition to developing a new generation of mobile apps, we’re expanding our consumer offerings this year to include over-the-air music downloads, mobile streaming video, and a host of other new services.”

From your Android phone, navigate to the following address (m.myxer.com/app/3212822) to grab GeoPix for free!

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