TheTMSway Weekly Radar on Mobile Marketing and Business

Bridging the gap with mobile Mobile is the platform for next generation of advertising. The statistics show the potential, and the industry big wigs agree that this is where the brands should be. Now the big question is not why, but how the brands can get on the mobile platform and make this the part of their brand marketing ecosystem. This was the key point of discussion at the recently concluded Mobile Marketing Association Forum held in Singapore. The market figures show that across the region mobile is the first point of contact for brands with the consumers because this is one device that is always on, and is the prime source of communication for all the consumers. During his presentation at MMAF, Ashutosh Srivastav, CEO, Mind... 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, 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 -->

Robust mobile ad spend in Spain, local mobile ad revenues up in the US

The mobile ad spending in Spain is projected to break the €100 million ($138.8 million) barrier in 2012 after a climb to 67.4% in 2011 to €63.6 million ($88.3 million); and it maintains the levels of growth till year 2013, according to March 2012 report by MMA Spain and Accenture. Accordingly, the telecom and internet industry in Spain is tied to mobile and has developed the most sophisticated mobile marketing plans to propelling the said market. The Mobile World Congress, in which Spain is a host country yearly, is another advantageous factor viewed to has contributed marketers’ taking of advantage to mobile’s ubiquity in the region. Meanwhile, in the US market, a report revealed growth to $5.01 billion in 2016 in the regi... Read more -->

Digital and Mobile channels continue attracting global marketing spend

The digital and mobile channels are reported to experience growth in terms of marketing spend, according to Warc’s Global Marketing Index (GMI), climbing to scores of 78.79 and 71.2, respectively. The press, on other hand, still acquired an increase to 36.1 from last month’s 33.5, even if experiencing the largest reduction in terms of expenditure. The radio industry improved slightly to 39.6 from 42.3; while TV and out-of-home to 48.8 from 48, respectively. In global perspective, the report revealed that budget growth among global marketers have increased to 51.5 in March, which passed the threshold score of 50 for the first time since Warc’s tracking via GMI, as compared to February’s 49.3. The report revealed respondents in ... 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 -->

TheTMSway Weekly Radar on Mobile Marketing and Business

Mobile Marketing Association Forum New York, Announced for June 11-13, 2012 The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) today opened registration for The MMA Forum New York: The Mobile Experience, the premier North American Forum event of 2012. Held June 11-13 at The Roosevelt Hotel, the event is a convenient opportunity for journalists, analysts and bloggers to learn from and network with leaders from across the mobile ecosystem, including: Hotel Industry Poised for 2012 Growth 58% of global hotel accommodation owners and managers worldwide believe their business will be either a lot more profitable (13%) or a little more profitable (45%) this year, according to [pdf] results from a TripAdvisor survey released in February 2012.... Read more -->

TheTMSway Weekly Radar on Mobile Marketing and Business

Why mobile TV is the linchpin for advertising success For broadcasters and networks, mobile is becoming a necessary part of their distribution channels to meet the needs of consumers who want television content to be available on multiple platforms. Here lies the opportunity for brand advertisers. With the increase in networks and broadcasters looking to mobile to give users additional bits of content and live streaming, marketers also have an opportunity to target mobile campaigns in new, non-traditional ways. The new slew of mobile initiatives also has implications for cable providers looking to lock consumers into TV services across multiple screens. Mobile Device Users Highly Connected With Entertainment Ads Two-thirds of... Read more -->

TheTMSway Weekly Radar on Mobile Marketing and Business

Local Mobile Advertising To Reach $24 Billion In 2016 Local and mobile have always been linked as a natural pairing, but the promise of that alliance has often outstripped actual ad spending. In a keynote presentation at MediaPost’s Mobile Summit Friday, local media guru Gordon Borrell said local mobile advertising was set for steep growth as dollars increasingly flow to mobile devices. In particular, ad budgets earmarked for the desktop Web will shift to mobile in the next five years, propelling U.S. local mobile ad revenue to shoot up from about $2 billion this year to about $24 billion by 2016. Agencies Say Spot TV Top Ad Medium of Choice in Q4 ‘11 The top medium of choice for clients in Q4 2011 was spot TV (broadcast ... Read more -->

TheTMSway Weekly Radar on Mobile Marketing and Business

Global Mobile Entertainment Market Revenues to Rise to $53.9 billion in 2016, a CAGR of 6.3%, According to New Research “We think that the global mobile entertainment market will see significant growth over the next five years. Globally, we are expecting mobile entertainment revenue to rise from $39.6 billion in 2011 to $53.9 billion in 2016. Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) from 2012 to 2016 will be 6.3%,” said Nizar Assanie, Vice President (Research) at IEMR. “Among different categories of mobile entertainment, we expect that Mobile Music will see the biggest growth in revenues over the next five years. We forecast that global mobile music revenues will increase from $9 billion in 2011 to $18 billion in 2016.” Mobile... Read more -->