TheTMSway Weekly Radar on Mobile Marketing and Business

More Evidence Points To TV As Part Of A Multi-Screen Experience Consumers aren’t just watching TV anymore. According to Nielsen’s latest cross-platform report [download page], they’re watching TV and checking email on their tablets, visiting social networks on their smartphones, and shopping. While it’s important to keep in mind that this kind of multi-screen behavior is limited to mobile device owners (and smartphone and tablet ownership isn’t yet as ubiquitous as it might seem), it’s becoming clearer that TV viewing is taking place alongside other activities. Some of these could benefit TV advertisers. Smart Devices Driving More Traffic to E-Commerce Sites Smartphones and tablets continue to account for a bigger share... Read more -->

Can Publishers Survive in the Post-PC World?

Mobile is a tiny market but it’s growing quickly, and with Smartphone proliferation that grows in popularity, advertisers in effect made a shift towards mobile to acquire revenue, said lead industry analyst and media specialist Agata Kaczanowska. In a compiled data from journalism.org, it revealed that mobile made up advertising revenue from newspaper publishers. In fact, 0.9% of digital ad revenue last year was generated from mobile, a factor that shows newspaper’s primary reliance on the web as source of digital revenue. The mobile ads constituted 0.1% of the total ad revenue in 2011, which although small, represents nearly 2000% year-to-year increase. Many publishers including the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Financia... Read more -->

TheTMSway Weekly Radar on Mobile Marketing and Business

More than a million Irish people now open to mobile ads - study The number of Irish adults who own a smartphone has jumped by 20pc to 750,000 since the end of 2010, according to a new study, which also suggests that more than a million people are open to mobile ads, and that there is increasing openness to location-based advertising. Carried out by Behaviour & Attitudes for Return2Sender, the research into Irish smartphone trends suggests that, based on last year’s figures, ownership will grow by another 80,000 in the next six months. Southeast Asia’s mobile Internet revolution is on track, according to new report Mobile phones are on track to becoming the primary access point to the Internet in Southeast Asia, ... Read more -->

Fox channel’s The Killing goes interactive with TMS

The Killing’s TV interactive campaign invites all APAC fanatics to vote in real time, participate in an exciting competition, and get a chance of winning a Smartphone. TheTMSway has entered into a partnership with Fox channel to make its suspense TV series “The Killing” real time interactive. The company provides a TMS code “FOX 2010” integrated into The Killing TV spot promo wherein viewers can enter in their phone (going to www.TMSsearch.com) to instantly access to the optimized and localized version of the show’s mobile interactive site.  The site enables Asian fanatics to interact, vote, watch previews of the series every week, and get a view of exclusive trailers, such as the Spielberg’s upcoming series (Terra Nova). T... Read more -->

TheTMSway Weekly Radar on Mobile Marketing and Business

A survey of 300 US companies shows rapid rise in mobile budgets Mobile advertising is advancing rapidly and many of the issues that slowed progress in early years have been addressed, for example constraints imposed by network and mobile phone limitations have radically improved through developments in, respectively, mobile broadband and smartphones, according to a survey. A new survey by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has indicated that the mobile advertising issues of highest concern to marketers are consumer privacy (40 percent) device operating system fragmentation (39 percent) and lack of standardised metrics (31 percent). Advertisers Work to Integrate Mobile into Cross-Platform Campaigns Most plan to integra... Read more -->

TheTMSway made Hong Kong Tramway a real time interactive touch point

As Martiros artist ad campaign made a hit at Hong Kong Tramway, mobile users were able to experience an exciting and personalized manner of meeting in person with the long hailed ‘one of the most successful and collected living contemporary Master Artists in the world’. The Damina Gallery is a place that displays masterpieces of artists from US, Asia, and Europe – that includes Martiros, who is one of the most successful and collected living contemporary Master Artists in the world celebrating the love of life and freedom. With his art exhibits scheduled from May 9 to 28, 2011, all supporters of Martiros were invited to acquire for VIP invitations in an exciting and more personalized manners. The interactive campaign, powered by The... Read more -->

TheTMSway Weekly Radar on Mobile Marketing and Business

The New Rules For Mobile Ads In 2011 2010 was finally the year of mobile advertising. The market has matured to the point where most major brands have embraced the medium, driven by the reach and interactivity of smartphones and their rapidly growing userbase. The mobile market is in a state of hyper growth and is reinventing itself almost every quarter thanks to new innovations, better data, and compelling results based on billions upon billions of ad impressions. Mobile market growth According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the global mobile phone market grew by an impressive close to 15 percent in the third quarter of 2010 (3Q10).  Driven in part by the fast-growi... Read more -->

TheTMSway Weekly Radar on Mobile Marketing and Business

Mobile internet revolution takes Zimbabwe by storm Zimbabwe entered a new digital era last week Friday when the largest mobile phone network Econet Wireless launched its mobile broadband package available to their estimated 4.5 million subscribers.  Econet CEO Douglas Mboweni said this was the most ambitious project they had undertaken since 1998 when the company was launched adding the broadband would be pivotal in reconstructing the country’s economy. Reporting from Harare our correspondent Simon Muchemwa said three broadband packages were being offered; “On the Go” for customers on the move using internet capable handsets and laptops, the “@Home” package for home users surfing for leisure, school and light busine... Read more -->

Analytics and Accountability: No more gap between measurement and marketing effectiveness

In every marketing program, there lies the challenge among marketers – and that is to measure on marketing results. In fact, more marketers, nowadays, are on board as far as data statistics and analytics are concerned. Practically, the stuff is most likely needed especially when marketing executives are asked to substantiate their spending, or when possible budget increase occurs. The latest survey of senior US marketing executives (by Forbes Insights and MarketShare Partners) as published by eMarketer found that seven of ten executives used analytics to measure marketing effectiveness.  Marketers with large budgets were significantly more likely to do so than those with spending of less than $1 million, but many in that group planned t... Read more -->

TheTMSway Weekly Radar on Mobile Marketing and Business

Research and Markets: Tips, Tricks & Techniques for Mobile Advertising - What Marketing Executives Need to Know to Capitalize on Mobile Ads In Tips, Tricks & Techniques for Mobile Advertising, ExecSense examines what marketing executives need to know to capitalize on mobile ads - everything from smartphone apps to interstitial advertising to traditional mobile direct marketing methods such as SMS or MMS messaging, as well as new opportunities such as the iPad. Advertisers to find new ways to target consumers via mobile Internet SINGAPORE : Advertisers need to find new and more interesting ways to reach out to regional consumers via mobile internet. In a survey, Internet search engine Yahoo said as much as half of ... Read more -->