The Mobile Marketing Association has just released its newest report — the Smart Mobile Cross Marketing Effectiveness (SMoX) study — which makes a powerful case for the “economic value” of mobile. …The study assessed the economic value of mobile compared to traditional marketing channels by closely examining real, in-market campaigns from Coca-Cola, Walmart, MasterCard and AT&T. Based… Read More

In 2010, there were an estimated 35.9 million mobile shoppers. That’s a drop in the bucket compared to what’s coming: the 130 million mobile shoppers anticipated in 2015. The reason? Smartphones, for starters. Simple, and apps like PayPal and platforms like Apple Pay allow consumers to save their info and transform buying into pretty much a one-click… Read More

In the mobile age, consumers are constantly bouncing between multiple screens multiple times daily. For marketers, this creates a virtually endless array of challenges and opportunities. When it comes to delivering targeted ads in video campaigns (one of the hottest trends in all of marketing today), you first have to identify where your core audience is at… Read More

A recent Twitter survey conducted by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, a global research expert in the telecoms field, unearthed some interesting observations. Kantar queried consumers in the U.S. and Great Britain about mobile use, tablet purchases, and more. What did the company discover? “We know that tablet sales are stagnant and that 79 percent of American (respondents) without… Read More

iOS is fast becoming a major contender to the global mobile crown in terms of device shipments and mobile OS proliferation. New data from Gartner published just yesterday indicates that worldwide sales of smartphones to end users had a record fourth quarter of 2014 with an increase of 29.9 percent from the fourth quarter of 2013 to… Read More

Mobile is grabbing a bigger share of everything these days — including searches. News just out from research firm Merkle I RKG shows that mobile upped its share of paid search clicks 6 percent in North America between Q4 2013 and Q4 2014. That’s a boost from a third of searches to almost 40 percent. The increase,… Read More

North American retailers have plenty of work ahead of them when it comes to integrating new technologies. A research report from Boston Retail Partners indicates that retailers need to improve their game in everything from multichannel to payments to mobile. “The most common mcommerce feature among retailers surveyed was a digital catalog, which 58 percent of respondents… Read More

What continent is positioned to become the next growth market for mobile? Look no further than Africa, according to a recently released report from Opera Mediaworks. Opera Mediaworks’ “Africa: State of Mobile Advertising” report contends that mobile will be the driving force behind the continent’s accelerating internet adoption. “Based on data from two of Opera’s core businesses,… Read More

 
 

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