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Mobile Advertising Continues To Grow

Posted by Tim Nichols

Nov 22, 2016 9:00:00 AM

If you still haven't found a way to make your marketing campaign mobile-friendly, then you could be missing out on a huge amount of potential profits. Mobile marketing is unlocking powerful opportunities for marketers on a scale unlike anything we've ever seen before.

Bigger, and more powerful than any other channel for communication and engagement, mobile allows marketers to reach larger audiences in a way that is personal and instant. According to Pew research, around 68% of Americans have smartphones, while 45% have tablet computers. If that information wasn't enough to prove that mobile advertising is growing bigger than ever, how about the fact that smartphone browsing is now the most popular way to access the internet?

In simple terms, mobile devices are overtaking the digital World. That means that any marketer who isn't making use of this fact in his or her strategy could be missing out on the clear majority of selling opportunities that exist today.

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Topics: Mobile Advertising, Mobile Marketing, Mobile App, Mobile, Mobile Devices, Mobile Optimization

5 Ways to Perfect Your Mobile Advertising Campaign

Posted by Scott Bagguley

May 12, 2016 9:30:00 AM

mobile-advertising.jpgThere's good news in the realm of mobile for savvy marketers. According to surveys and customer reports, it appears that consumers aren't just tolerant of mobile ads, they're actually quite happy to be exposed to them. It seems that the average mobile user actually doesn't mind seeing an ad when they're browsing on their smart device, and about 50% of mobile shoppers consider ads to be both helpful, and informative.

Most companies are already aware that their consumers are using smartphones far more often than desktops and laptops today, which means that mobile advertising needs to be at the core of campaign planning. However, it can be difficult to determine what makes a perfect mobile advertisement - particularly if you're just getting started. The following five tips should help to focus your campaign.

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Topics: Mobile Advertising, Mobile Marketing, Conversion Rate

5 Reasons Why Mobile Advertising Campaigns Fail At Converting

Posted by Sarah Butera

Aug 24, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Whether you appreciate the portable revolution or not, the fact is that mobile advertising is here to stay - meaning that creating an effective and actionable strategy is more crucial than ever. According to search engine giants Google, the global penetration of smartphones reached about 25% in 2014, and the number of people browsing on their phones has continued growing ever since.

However, in spite of the fact that smartphone usage has grown, a lot of organizations and companies still struggle when it comes to applying a viable strategy for mobile advertising to their marketing campaign. Around 84% of companies who attempt to market with mobile see a significant boost in their overall sales, yet a significant number of them are still making mistakes that make their efforts either useless - or annoying. If you're struggling to see the positives of your mobile marketing campaign, the cause could come from one of the following five reasons.

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Topics: Mobile Advertising, Conversions, Mobile Marketing, Mobile App, Branded Content, Mobile, Smartphones, QR Code Campaigns, QR Codes

5 Mobile Advertising Blunders to Avoid

Posted by Tim Nichols

Aug 19, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Today, mobile advertising may be the ultimate way to ensure that you build traffic and create leads online. A few years ago, we'd never even heard of digital tablets, and a few more years before that, nobody even had a smartphone. In simple terms, absolutely everyone is new to the concept of mobile advertising - but that doesn’t mean that it's any less important. Over the past few years, companies both big and small have made a habit of falling into the same old blunders when trying to make their mobile advertising strategies work. It's no surprise that we're still working out the kinks in these early stages, but if you want to save some time and money, then you may benefit from learning where you're most likely to hit your first hurdles. Following are the five most common mobile advertising mistakes people make today - and how you can avoid them.

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Topics: Mobile Advertising, Mobile Marketing, Mobile App, Mobile, Smartphones, Mobile Video Advertising

3 Steps to Take Your Mobile Advertising Campaigns from Zero to Hero

Posted by Brendan Beckham

Jul 9, 2015 9:18:01 AM

Despite the incredibly high amount of time that consumers are spending on tablets and smartphones, mobile advertising on a whole remains mostly an underutilized and overlooked concept. This year, mobile use finally exceeded PC use in the U.S, establishing itself once and for all as a leader in digital media marketing strategy. As innovation continues to rise and the channel of mobile marketing evolves, it seems that mobile marketing will only grow bigger.

In the United States alone, there are now 163.9 million active smartphones, and mobile consumption continues to grow. If one thing is clear about business marketing efforts, it is that mobile interaction should play a significant part. Unfortunately, the thing that remains unclear to most businesses is how they can best utilize mobile advertising to ensure that they are making the right impression with their target market. For example, should you focus your mobile effort on a desktop format? Should you develop an app or try something new?

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Topics: Call To Action, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Marketing, Mobile App, Mobile, Smartphones, Cross Device Advertising

4 Essential Tips To Get You Started With Mobile Advertising

Posted by Adam Parikh

Mar 11, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Good news marketers! According to a recent survey, consumers are more than just tolerant of mobile ads; they’re actually receptive to them. At the rate mobile device usage has rapidly increased worldwide, it’s clear that mobile is more than just a device – it’s a lifestyle. And with some 60% of small businesses claiming that mobile solutions are essential to their work, mobile is a strategy that you don’t want to ignore.

With mobile advertising, you can get closer to your customers than ever before, with ads that are personalized, local and timely.

If you’re ready to reap the benefits of mobile advertising, here are 4 essential tips to help you on your way:

1.    Keep It Simple 

Because mobile phones have small screens, it’s important to keep your messages as clear and concise as possible. Eliminate anything that makes buying more difficult, such as flashy graphics, drop-down menus or hard-to-find contact details - mobile customers don’t want to have to pinch and zoom. Instead, give them the information they need most — your location, hours of operation and current deals. Providing a “call now” button can also help drive traffic to your site.

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Topics: Dynamic Display Ads, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Marketing, Mobile, Smartphones, Personalization

Will Mobile Advertising Ever Rule The World?

Posted by Eric Greener

Feb 12, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Mobile ownership has now passed the point of critical mass in terms of global ownership: In the US alone, more than half of the American population now owns a smartphone. It is therefore unsurprising that mobile advertising has taken a place centerstage amid the advertising strategies of small and large businesses alike.

The driving force behind the growth of mobile advertising is the fact that it is a low cost strategy that yields high conversion rates.

New mobile-specific ad formats are being introducedevery day, enabling marketers to engage with potential customers in new and innovative ways. As native, programmatic and location-based ads continue to roll out, could mobile advertising be poised to overtake other media?

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Topics: Mobile Advertising, Mobile Marketing, iBeacons, Mobile, Smartphones, Beacons

4 Compelling Reasons Why You Need Mobile Advertising

Posted by Eric Greener

Feb 5, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Mobile advertising is here to stay and is one of the fastest growing and powerful means to digital advertising. As the calendar flipped to 2015, the trend of mobile tech celebrated its eighth birthday. While this might seem mature in today’s age of rapid technological advancement, it’s easy to forget that the humble PC was the primary consumer device for 26 years. Placed in that context, mobile seems very young, but evenin its infancy, it has already had a huge impact on the world of digital advertising.

What’s so great about mobile advertising?

Smartphones and other mobile devices have a profound advantage as an advertising medium, in that they are always within reach of their users. No other advertising platform has the power to connect with as many potential customers, as often. With this level of access, mobile advertisers must focus on creating positive experiences with their ads to avoid alienating potential customers.

In this post, we take a look at four reasons why you should embrace mobile advertising, and use it to create campaigns thatgain attention, capitalize on creativity, and drive awareness:

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Topics: Digital Advertising, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Marketing, Mobile App

4 Key Tips About Mobile Advertising

Posted by Tim Nichols

Jan 21, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Whether you’re involved with ecommerce or own a brick-and-mortar store, mobile advertising should be considered as part of your strategy. If not, your competition is going to have a significant upper hand. Take into consideration the growth of mobile advertising. According to a study by eMarketer, in 2010; 2.1% of digital search ad dollars were spent on mobile devices. That amount increased to 22.1% in 2013 and is expected to surpass 59% by 2017.

People now spend more time on apps than on the mobile weband advertisers are always on the lookout for ways to optimize their mobile advertising and quantify ROI.

Here are 4 key tips to help you get the most out of your mobile advertising spend and mobile advertising campaigns:

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Topics: Call To Action, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Marketing, Mobile App, Mobile, Personalization

Guest Post: Exact Mobile Trends 2015 Will Drive Better Campaigns

Posted by Tim Nichols

Jan 2, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Guest Post on justAd. Founded in 2009, justAd develops the leading self service advertising platform that enables advertisers to create highly engaging rich media ad campaigns for mobile and tablet devices, without the need for custom coding, server-certification nor testing.

After a somewhat awkward adolescence, mobile marketing is maturing as it heads into 2015. With $31.45 billion spent in 2014, and even more predicted for next year, the significant growth of mobile marketing has proven that the mobile channel represents the future of the industry.

Mobile apps are a big contributor to this growth. Today, there is an app for everything, and with new apps appearing daily, it’s estimated that by 2017, there will be 4 billion app users, worldwide. Apps are clearly playing a major part in shaping the future of mobile marketing, but what other mobile innovations are proving popular with consumers as we move into the New Year?

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Topics: Video Advertising, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Marketing, Smartphones, Native Advertising

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