This micro moment – so different and so new for brands?

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Advocated most recently by Google, a 'micro moment' in marketing represents a moment where consumers search 'in the moment' for something top of mind using whatever device is nearest to them. It also represents a serious opportunity for brands. This piece examines what a micro moment is, where brands and companies sit and what action can be taken from here.

If Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman – and of course the Drifters – would have read this article, I would suggest they revise...

By Thaddeus Kubis, 06 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Branding, Mobile Marketing.

No longer an optional extra: Why personalisation and context rules the roost

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The last 12 months have been incredibly exciting for digital marketers. The majority of marketers are now fully aware of the importance of customer journeys, the possibilities of data insights and the ever growing need for contexualisation and personalisation.

Marketers now recognise the imperative of omnichannel, contextualised communications with their prospects and customers. The more personalised the experience, the happier...

By Jess Stephens, 02 October 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Branding, Mobile Marketing, Personalised Marketing.

Mobile messaging vital for customer engagement and marketing

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Mobile messaging still provides one of the most effective channels for marketing compared to email, new research has revealed. As such enterprises are increasingly using mobile messaging in order to improve customer engagement, the study found.

The report, Why Enterprises Use Mobile Messaging, from enterprise mobile engagement specialist OpenMarket, pulls together data from OpenMarket research and independent mobile technology...

By Liz Morrell, 18 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Content Marketing, Customer Experience, Email marketing, Mobile Marketing.

Why the future of video marketing is mobile

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As audiences have transitioned from traditional media to desktop and now mobile, the concept of premium becomes subjective and more difficult to define, because it ultimately comes down to ability to target and engage with audiences.

There are, of course, attributes that would mark out a publisher’s video inventory as superior. These include the quality of the content, how engaged the audience is with that content, and whether that audience is addressable.

The future of video...

By Stephen Jenkins, 14 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Mobile Marketing, Video & Audio Marketing.

Retailers expected to spend $2.5 billion on IoT by 2020

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While it’s pretty obvious that the Internet of Things (IoT) offers huge opportunities for marketers, new data from Juniper Research suggests that retailers are set to spend around $2.5 billlion on the technology by 2020. The figure would mean a four-fold increase in spend in the technology within five years from this year’s estimated $670 million investment.

Retailers are set to invest in both hardware and installation of IoT enabled technology which can include anything...

By Liz Morrell, 08 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Advertising Technology, Data-driven marketing, Mobile Marketing.

This tool claims unprecedented visibility into web and mobile traffic

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7Park Data, which this week announced a $3 million funding deal, has launched Traffic Intelligence, a new tool that it says will allow unprecedented real-time visibility into web and mobile internet traffic.

The tool, which comprises a global panel of more than 100 million consumers from 75 countries will allow tracking of web and mobile internet metrics such as market share, transaction volume, conversion rates and keyword ranks.

It will also allow deep analysis and visibility...

By Liz Morrell, 01 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Advertising, Advertising Technology, Mobile Marketing.

India, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines becoming key targets for mobile advertising

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India, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines are witnessing explosive growth in smartphone adoption that is making them a key target for mobile advertising, a new report from Opera Mediaworks suggests.

The Q2 APAC State of Mobile Advertising report, which has been produced in conjunction with the MMA, says that smartphone use in the Asia Pacific region in general continues to grow at a pace on par with the rest of the world with page view volume on mobile websites and apps...

By Liz Morrell, 28 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Advertising, Mobile Marketing.

New publisher expansion allows access to 20bn mobile in-app ad impressions per month

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Mobile in-app advertising solutions provider Manage has announced an expansion of its relationships with global app publishers which now gives access to 20 million in-app impressions each month across the world.

The expansion means that to date Manage Publisher now has direct supply relationships with more than 100 publishers vetted for a minimum of 100,000 daily active users and 500,000 total downloads. The Manage SDK is used by global scale publishers that include Outfit7 and Banana...

By Liz Morrell, 24 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Advertising, Advertising Technology, Mobile Marketing, Programmatic.

How brands are having to spend more to secure loyal app users

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Brands are having to up their spend to find loyal users even though app usage continues to increase, suggests the latest figures in the Fiksu Indexes.

The index measures show that in June the cost per loyal user (CPLU) was $3.21 – a rise of 30% on the previous month and 44% year on year.

This coincided with an increase in app downloads of 24% for the previous month according to the Fiksu App Store Competitive Index, which measures the average aggregate daily downloads of the top...

By Liz Morrell, 19 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Advertising, Branding, Mobile Marketing, Publishing, Video & Audio Marketing.

Expansion of mobile ad platform promises greater user retention and engagement

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Mobile advertising specialist Opera Mediaworks has announced a new marketing automation platform aimed at game and app developers that will allow them to improve user retention and engagement as well as allowing them to monetise their mobile properties to their best potential.

The move follows an expansion of the company’s mobile ad platform that will deliver a new marketing engagement platform that has been developed by Yvovler, which recently became a part of Opera Mediaworks....

By Liz Morrell, 17 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Advertising, Mobile Marketing.

Android continues to beat iOS for app monetisation

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For the second quarter running Android has maintained the lead for app monetisation, according to new figures from Opera Mediaworks.

In its Q2 2015 State of Mobile Advertising report the company’s figures show that the Android platform captured the most revenue at 47.7% and the most impressions at 63.7% for the second quarter. The figures follow last quarter’s first overtaking of iOS by Android. However the figures showed that again as with the previous quarter iOS...

By Liz Morrell, 14 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Advertising, Advertising Technology, Mobile Marketing.

Why we should be careful in how we assess mobile marketing today

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As mobile marketing matures, we should take care in how we define it, progressing from using mobile as just a conduit for delivering brand messages to concentrating on the app experience.

That's the view of Tom Farrell, senior marketing director at mobile marketing automation provider Swrve. The company has just announced record breaking quarter figures, shifting global...

By James Bourne, 06 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Mobile Marketing.

How mobile is driving the growth of Facebook advertising

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Global spend on Facebook advertising has rocketed by 114% year on year for the second quarter of this year according to new data from Kenshoo.

The growth is twice as fast as a year ago as the market continues to grow with mobile phone and tablet ad spend up by 167% year on year and now accounting for 63% of total paid Facebook budgets. The figure is up from 51% the year before.  

The research also showed an increase in paid search for the quarter, up 10% year on year. In this sector...

Millennial Media’s new SDK promises new video and native ad formats

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Independent mobile ad marketplace Millennial Media has today launched new updates to its mobile app software development kit (SDK) that includes mobile video and native ad units.

The new mmSDK 6.0 will enable new mobile first video and native functionality through a number of new enhancements including LIghtbox, a video ad unit that leverages mobile functionality such as swipe, touch and sound to interact with the video player. The company claims that the new auto-play video unit opens...

By Liz Morrell, 24 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Advertising, Advertising Technology, Mobile Marketing, Native Advertising.

This new tool aims to make better sense of marketing signals

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For marketers struggling to make sense of information and properly manage multiple campaigns a new tool has launched this week that its owners claim will simplify the job.

The Marketing Signals Framework will, claims Origami Logic, allow for better organisation and prioritisation of the overwhelming amount of signals that marketing organisations need to understand in order to properly manage both online  and offline channels.

Such signals are defined as the actions audiences take...

By Liz Morrell, 20 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Advertising, Advertising Technology, Mobile Marketing, Search Marketing.

How will wearables influence mobile advertising?

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Having read with great interest over the past few weeks a number of different MarketingTech articles on the role of wearable technology in marketing, I wanted to take the opportunity to share my thoughts on what’s happening with wearables in another fast growing area of digital marketing: mobile.

Much like wearables, mobile is still seen by some as a new kid on the block. But while mobile fought to have a presence on media plans in...

By Zac Pinkham, 17 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Advertising, Advertising Technology, Mobile Marketing, Wearables.

Google Play apps win for volume but iOS continues to win for revenue share

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Google Play app downloads have surged ahead of iOS for the second quarter of this year but revenue continues to be dominated by the iOS platform, according to the latest figures from App Annie’s Index Market Q2, 2015.

The report, released this week, shows that Google Play downloads were 85% ahead of iOS for the second quarter of 2015 thanks to the increase in ownership of smartphones in emerging markets such as Brazil, India and Southeast Asian countries including Vietnam and the...

By Liz Morrell, 16 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Mobile Marketing, Publishing.

Widespace launches BrandView with promise of viewability and relevancy

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Mobile brand advertising specialist Widespace has announced the pilot launch of BrandView, a new tool that it claims will deliver 100% viewable ads that are optimised based on relevancy – enabling BrandView campaigns to deliver more extensive reach and impact for mobile advertisers.

BrandView will be piloted in selected markets from this month before being rolled out later this year and give super-impressions that are designed to both drive brand metrics but also allow for...

By Liz Morrell, 15 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Advertising, Advertising Technology, Mobile Marketing.

UK native advertising market growth driven by mobile and programmatic

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Mobile and programmatic advertising continue to be the two big areas for growth as the UK’s native advertising market develops, according to new research.

In a study of UK agency attitudes to native advertising nearly a quarter (24%) of agency native spend is predicted to be on mobile by the end of this year. Nearly two thirds (64%) said that they felt that native was the best way to address the creativity gap in mobile ads – with the main benefits of the medium being an...

By Liz Morrell, 15 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Advertising, Mobile Marketing, Native Advertising, Programmatic.

Mobile email opens hit record high in 2015 first quarter

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M-commerce still has some way to go, but when it comes to consumers opening emails on mobile then smartphones win hands down it seems.

The latest quarterly report from Movable Ink, entitled the UK Consumer Device Preference Report, shows that mobile email opens hit a record high in the first quarter of this year with 71% of emails opened on smartphones and tablets compared to less than a third (29%) on desktops. The figures comprise 42% on smartphone and 29% on tablet and are up...

By Liz Morrell, 10 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Email marketing, M-Commerce, Mobile Marketing.