Strategy Analytics is out with a new report suggesting that consumer and advertising expenditure on smartphone mobile media will grow twelve percent in 2015. The report — “Global Mobile Media Forecast: 2001-2021″ — also predicts that mobile could constitute a $425 billion market by 2021. “Strong growth in smartphone penetration, combined with ubiquitous data connectivity via mobile… Read More

It’s another big year for mobile. Just how big? Mobile ad spend is going to surpass desktop for the first time ever. “This will be a benchmark year for ad spending in the US, as mobile surpasses desktop spending for the first time,” reports eMarketer. “Mobile will account for 51.9 percent of total digital spending in 2015…. Read More

This week, the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) announced the availability of two new resources to help brands and publishers measure and demonstrate the impact of mobile advertising. “The Programmatic Navigator is an interactive tool that provides greater transparency on targeting techniques as they relate to specific mobile KPIs,” said the MMA in its announcement . “The “Mobile… Read More

The “Oracle Cloud Agility” study was just released and here’s one of its main findings: businesses worldwide overestimate their agility. “While a majority of businesses believe they are agile, Oracle’s research highlights that many organizations cannot flexibly manage workloads or rapidly develop, test, and launch new applications, leaving them poorly prepared to deal with competitive threats,” says… Read More

What does Grey Healthcare Group managing partner and chief engagement officer Erin Byrne see as the looming future? Wearables, electronic health records — and even implantables — could all see major breakthroughs by going mobile. In a recent interview with eMarketer staffer Tobi Elkin, Byrne argues that mobile is critical for managing consumer health. It’s also, Byrne… Read More

The latest report from The Relevancy Group — “The Value of Multichannel Real-Time Segmentation” — suggests that marketers using real-time multichannel data generate nearly three times more revenue in campaigns than their no-real time data brethren. Another boon? Adding automation. The stats show that marketers who automate customer lifecycle messaging through tactics such as rules-based triggers drive… Read More

Mobile location advertisers need to be pretty spot-on when it comes not just to location, but also to the consumer being targeted. It’s a matter of some concern, since 80 percent of marketers worldwide now use location targeting for mobile advertising, according to May 2015 polling by xAd. “When xAd asked agency and brand marketers who used… Read More

In a recent eMarketer piece, Jeremy Kressman interviewed Jeremy Hull about why the return on investment (ROI) from mobile campaigns still remains low. Hull, who is director of bought media at iProspect, identified several challenges associated with optimizing mobile campaigns as well as in measuring performance. For one thing, notes Hull, mobile ad ROI hasn’t caught up… Read More


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