As marketers continue to become better able to measure and utilise the data they collect about consumers, the focus is starting to shift. Whereas the first wave was all about where a consumer is and how exactly they interact with an app or website, the next stage is trying to work out how consumers feel when they come into contact with marketing content.
Mobile advertising platform AdColony has conducted a survey of over 1,500 consumers in North America and Europe to try and work out their sentiment while utilising mobile apps.
The company asked consumers to rank their mood, which was then compared to the app they were using at the time they were asked. This data was used to calculate typical consumer sentiment.
Happy consumers are accepting consumers
The survey seemed to demonstrate that not only does the activity the user is engaged in affect their mood, but this in turn affects their willingness to accept ads. Consumers are happy to engage with in-app ads, with 75% of those doing so reporting to be in a good mood.
The consumers that reported being the happiest were those that were playing mobile games, 77% of which reported being in a good mood. This was compared to 61% of those not playing a mobile game.
The unhappiest consumers were those that were using social apps at the time they were asked. These consumers were 3.2 times more likely to be in negative mood then the average respondent. Perhaps surprisingly given the tense and fractious nature of global news, social apps users were twice as likely to report feeling negative as those that were using a news app.
When it came to what kind of ads consumers were most likely to accept, rewarded video ads were a clear winner. 40% of users rated these ads as acceptable, with 28% claiming them to be unacceptable. The next most acceptable formats to consumers were playable ads (22%) and banner ads (20%).
Interstitial display ads were judged to be unacceptable by 59% of survey respondents.
You can get the whole report here.