Today mobile users are spending more and more time in few daily apps and it’s clear that messaging apps continue to dominate mobile usage. Certain activities are now completely done in apps. For example instant messaging and communication apps dominate 94% of user’s time spent in this activity. This presents a huge opportunity for brands to leverage messaging platforms and engage with consumers directly from mobile advertising campaigns.
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Smart Data: How the industry is starting to evolve and adopt better data strategies
Identifying audiences, gaining actionable insights based on their interactions with advertising is of course a key focus across the industry.
Data is a key instrument in how we go about achieving this. It also binds together other areas such creativity, video and also metrics such as Viewability. For example as important as it is for ads to be viewable, is it not just as important to ensure that the right people are viewing the right ads? Continue reading
An Evolving Mobile Landscape at MWC
With attendees growing year on year, MWC is now THE event on the mobile calendar. I only wish Scotty had the transporter working to get me between Hall 1 and 8!
New handset launches, features and operator announcements took the limelight; but this year, we saw new acronyms of the digital world come to the forefront, namely AI/IoT/VR/CH (Connected Homes). Continue reading
AI, VR and AR. The trilogy at MWC
Another Mobile World Congress has come and gone, with over 2000 exhibitors and over 108,000 attendees. This year I found that attention had moved away from the topic of connected devices and to the trilogy of AI, VR and AR.
While virtual reality headsets completely take over your vision to give you the impression that you’re somewhere else, augmented reality adds to your current vision, projecting info on top of what the consumer is already seeing. Continue reading
It’s time for Mobile marketers to take brand engagement seriously
The key for any brand campaign is to grab the attention of consumers, but with such an overwhelming number of digital channels available to consumers and research showing that only 9% of current digital advertising is being viewed for more than a second, how can the eye-watering spend on UK digital advertising (£8.61 billion in 2015 alone!) be anything more than a waste of advertiser’s money? Continue reading
Driving Renault’s Marketing Strategy with Mobile Video
When auto brands launch a new car it is crucial to get the advertising strategy right. A good ad campaign will make consumers aware of the car. A great campaign can be the deciding factor in getting a customer to book a test drive.
For the launch of Renault’s new C-Class Crossover release, the All-New KADJAR, Manning Gottlieb OMD challenged LoopMe to create an award-winning mobile video campaign. The campaign used the original TV creative and additional video content to drive awareness of the brand among the target audience, increase brand uplift and brand perception, while promoting the car’s features through UK specific storytelling. Continue reading
Crossing the great device divide
At one time, shoppers’ online behaviour consisted mostly of clicks on a website displayed on a PC. With most people only able to access the internet via a home or workplace computer and smartphones in their infancy (remember WAP, phone charms and ‘snap on’ phone cases?), marketers could easily target the right people at the right time with the right content. However, internet browsing habits rapidly evolved and began to involve more and more devices. This made effective marketing a significantly bigger and more complicated task. Continue reading
Wired2016: The Democratisation of Information
It’s estimated that 40% of the world is connected in one way or another, with this expected to rise to 100% over the next 20 years. Ultimately, this will democratise internet access, but result in 8 or 9 billion people requiring network capabilities. With the burgeoning digital revolution 2.0 and the exponential need to connect ‘things’ as well as people, a reliable and dependable infrastructure will be critical. It seems fitting then that the Wired2016 conference was sponsored by Telefonica, one of the world’s largest telecommunications providers, as the emergence of IoT and M2M blur the lines between sectors, and telcos become increasingly tasked with connecting millions of devices, machines and users. Continue reading
Exploring the power of mobile as it merges with traditional display
We’ve long been talking about the fast growth of mobile advertising. It’s no longer a prospect, but a fact. Mobile is taking a bigger chunk of the market share from traditional display – or rather traditional display is becoming more mobile. But as this happens, there’s a danger we forget to respect the differences between desktop and mobile screens. We may overlook the unique creative opportunities and tracking methodologies needed to secure true mobile performance, and thereby impair our ability to attribute its effectiveness correctly.
Welcome to the 2nd edition of Talking Mobile
Welcome to the second edition of Talking Mobile, the MMA UK Blog. We hope you enjoyed last months edition, any feedback you may have would be most welcome. This week we have posts on push notifications, mobile and social change, and don’t forget to check out the education page to download presentations from the Mobile Advertising MMA UK Training Workshop.
The MMA UK Social – Thursday 1st May
MMA members are invited to join us at the MMA UK Social on Thursday 1st May, from 6pm until late. Sponsored by Fetch and LoopMe, this first of many MMA UK Socials and will be the perfect opportunity to meet up with friends, network with clients and hopefully generate some new business. To register and find out more information click here.
Written by Sally Harvey,
Director of Membership Strategy EMEA,