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Jun 24, 2020 12:08:00 PM

The Importance Of Creative Mobile Advertising

We have been told that this is the year for mobile for at least five years now. But the ubiquity of 3G, the advent of 4G, along with an increase in smartphoneusage (around two thirds of Americans now have smart phones), suggest that the next few years really are all about mobile advertising.

The shift toward mobile is affecting how we spend our free time. In 2013, Americans spent an average of 34 hours per month using mobile apps and browsers; that's more time than they spent online with their PCs, which chewed up 27 hours. Social networking use is also declining on the desktop, while it's surging in mobile.

The critical thing for marketersduring this shift isn’t about diverting ad budgets to mobile, but about integrating mobile creatively into the bigger marketing picture. The importance of mobile advertising is here to stay.

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Jun 19, 2020 11:59:00 AM

3 Critical Ways To Avoid Mobile Advertising Mistakes

Mobile phones are an integral part of our culture, and while a growing number of advertisers are recognizing mobile as a powerful gateway to direct contact with a large proportion of the public, many mobile  advertising campaigns are being executed ineffectively, leading to disappointing campaign results.

While we all make mistakes here and there, a major mobile faux pas can leave quite an unfavorable impression of your brand with customers.

Here are 3 common mistakesmarketers have made with their mobile advertising campaigns and how you can avoid them.

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Jun 10, 2020 11:37:00 AM

Video Advertising Builds Brand Awareness

When you want to engage consumers and build brand awareness, there’s no denying the impact of video advertising. By connecting the power of sight, sound and motion you’re onto a winning formula that can captivate your audience and filter out some of the other digital distractions that people are faced with every day.  What’s more, if you go viral you’ll be onto something huge that could transform your business.

The proof is in the stats. YouTube receives more than 1 billion unique visitors every month and they’re watching more than 6 billion hours of video. Between mid-2012 and mid-2013, mobile video advertising grew by 1,260% to roughly $40 million, and video’s share of online and mobile display has grown by 50% to 18%.

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Jun 4, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Mobile Advertising: 4 Tips To Be Successful

Mobile advertising is becoming more and more popular and important all the time. It’s no secret that we’re deserting our desktops for tablets and smartphones; in fact, mobile traffic is set to overtake desktop this year. With a mobile device people can do so much more on the Internet: anytime, anywhere. So above anything else, today’s marketing teams should be focusing on these ‘always-on’ consumers.

Take a look at the stats to see how this mobile advertising trend is exploding:

-          UK advertisers invested an average of £1 in every £6 they spent on digital mobile advertising last year.

-          Spend on mobile advertising doubled year on year to pass the £1bn mark for the first time. And mobile ad spend is expected to nearly double again in 2014 to almost £2.26 billion (32% of total digital).

-          On the back of this, m-commerce is expected to increase by 53.3% in 2014, more than triple the 15% growth rate for retail ecommerce.

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Jun 3, 2020 11:20:54 AM

The Importance Of Mobile Advertising

Mobile advertising is not only alive and well but is fast becoming a key component to a growing amount of successful digital media plans. It’s been predicted that 1.75 billion people worldwide will own a smartphone by the end of 2014. Mobile phone users are rapidly switching over to smartphones as devices become more affordable and 3G and 4G networks advance. It’s this smartphone explosion that gives brands the opportunity to connect with consumers in a real-time, real-world environment. It’s an advertiser’s dream.

But it’s not all plain sailing, and in some ways, mobile is a complex advertising method. One of the reasons advertisers and marketers are faced with challenges is because, from an advertising perspective, mobile is so different to web. Browser cookies aren’t available to follow people and get to know their likes and dislikes; user attention is short and frequent, spread between apps and browsers, maps and messaging; and although smartphone users check their phones up to 150 times a day, it’s often only for seconds at a time.

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Apr 4, 2018 9:03:00 AM

How To Create Effective Programmatic Audio Advertising For Your Campaigns

It doesn't matter what kind of customers you're trying to speak to, what culture they come from, or how old they are, audio will always demand attention. Whether it's music on the radio or the sound of a television playing in the distance, you'd be surprised just how much information comes from the things you hear.

I'm Interested in Audio

Audio advertisements can potentially rival the television ad in terms of reach and engagement according to research conducted by RAJAR. In fact, around 3.7 million adults currently listen to podcasts on a regular basis - which is almost 7% of the adult population of the world. What's more, in the United States, radio is currently ahead of all other platforms in terms of weekly reach - with 93% of the population between the ages of 12 and 54 tuning in.

While video and text-based content will always be important for the marketing world, it's worth thinking about how you can get involved with the potential of programmatic audio advertising.

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Mar 1, 2018 9:49:00 AM

Mobile Ad Revenue Is Exploding: Here's How To Improve Your Ads - Forbes.com

ExactDrive is excited to have a recent article published on Forbes.comPOST WRITTEN BY: Tim Nichols, co-founder of ExactDrive Inc.

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Although TV might continue to be the most dominant medium for ad spend, the rise of mobile is difficult to ignore.

Both Facebook and Google have contributed to an increasing need for companies to make sure they're connecting with their customers through mobile channels. The two accounted for about 60% of all ad spend in 2017. So, with that information in mind, it's important for you to start thinking about whether your mobile presence has the power to captivate and convert your audience. The following tips could help.

Full article can be found here.

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Jul 20, 2017 9:03:00 AM

What Is Programmatic Audio Advertising?

Before we get into the details of programmatic audio advertising, what exactly isprogrammatic advertising itself? Put simply, programmatic advertising isa way of buying digital ad space via software - as opposed to the traditional process ofhuman negotiation.

Using machines to buy ads is actually a really efficient way of buying advertising space, because both buyers and salespeople can be expensive and unreliable in the real world. With the use of machines the whole process is slicker and smoother than buying through RFP (Request for Proposal).

I'm Interested in Audio

On top of this, when the selling, buying, placement and optimization of media space is automated, marketers and advertisers can deliver more customized and personalized messages to audiences based on real-time data – this isn’t the case with RFP.With programmatic you get targeted dataabout things like music-based psychographic groups, weather and traffic patterns, purchase behavior and other environmental, population and consumer trends.

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Nov 22, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Mobile Advertising Continues To Grow

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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May 12, 2016 9:30:00 AM

5 Ways to Perfect Your Mobile Advertising Campaign

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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