Mobile ads grow rapidly in Middle East, US receptive of mobile videos

Mobile ads grow rapidly in Middle East, US receptive of mobile videos Middle East has experienced an impressive growth of 45% of migration rate from “feature phones” to smartphones, according to a story via Gulf Business. In fact, it’s one factor why mobile ads are growing rapidly in the region.  Some factors are believed to have contributed the trend of making mobile ads a valuable proposition for brands – like rich media capabilities, apps and targeting features, location awareness mixed with social media features. With such a favorable mobile ads penetration in the Mideast region, all sectors are expected to be benefited in the phenomenon; but the most targeted, engaging, interactive and contextual nature of mobile to gather big rewards is in the retail industry, FMCG, automotive and real es... Read more -->

TheTMSway Weekly Radar on Mobile Marketing and Business

Making the most of mobile Mobile is the new billboard. It is a present, local and sleek high definition screen resting comfortably in our bags or back pockets. While some rightly claim that it is the most personally connected device in history, others cite that as many as 70% of us sleep within inches of them. In Australia, where smartphone penetration sits around 50%, there are now more mobile phones in circulation than people. Mobile adspend soars 157% as FMCG and retail brands follow consumers Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Procter & Gamble and Unilever are understood to have boosted investment in mobile advertising, in an effort to reach what internet analytics company comScore claims are the 58% of Britons accessing con... Read more -->

Retail rises among the top-spending mobile sectors with 12.3% growth

Retail climbs up, for the first time, among the top-spending mobile sectors to account 12.3% share of total spend, compared to 5.5% of last year. The unexpected rise, according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), is due to rapid growth in the mcommerce. The FMCG brands, on other hand, also increased their share of total mobile adspend in 2011 to 14.4%, from 11.8% in 2010, making it the third-biggest spending sector after entertainment and media (23.2%) and telecoms (14.9%). Both retail and FMCG sectors overtook the finance and automotive which have been leading earlier on their mobile advertising spend. The value and significance of mobile marketing, according to Unilever’s communications buying manager via mobile market... Read more -->