TheTMSway Weekly Radar on Mobile Marketing and Business

Consumers in Asia eager to adopt location-based services: TNS mobile-marketing study GLOBAL - For marketers looking to leverage mobile's popularity, location-based services (LBS) are their best bet, according to TNS. The insights firm's 'Mobile Life Study' found that more than 60 per cent of mobile-phone users worldwide who don't yet use LBS said they want to. TNS' annual Mobile Life study explored mobile use among 48,000 people in 58 countries. The study showed that the majority of people around the world recognize the value of sharing their location to benefit from a range of services. Globally, almost 30 per cent of the world’s 6 billion people are using smartphones, and in developed Asia-Pacific countries (which includes Japa... Read more -->

TheTMSway Weekly Radar on Mobile Marketing and Business

AdBoard refreshed and renewed in 2012, new board tests new bylaws A FEW years shy of 40, the Advertising Board of the Philippines (AdBoard), one of the country’s biggest trade organizations, starts 2012 with a timely reinvention. The advertising landscape is changing fast. Marketing, media, communications and other similar professions are now inextricably in the business model. Staring AdBoard in the face was a decades-old, yawning gap between itself and the industry it was tasked to represent and whose rights it had sworn to uphold. Consumers Increasingly Marry Mobile Devices With TV Smartphones, tablets, and TV make good companions, according to various reports released in April 2012. Data from a GfK Knowledge Networks su... Read more -->

TheTMSway Weekly Radar on Mobile Marketing and Business

Why mobile ads in emerging markets are the future There are 5.3 billion mobile subscribers around the world, meaning 77% of the world’s population uses a phone. The majority of those users — 3.8 billion or 73% of the group — live in emerging economies. Yet mobile advertising dollars spent around the world do not begin to compete with traditional platforms or Internet ads. As the Internet spreads throughout the developing world, it’s arriving on phones before traditional computers. Some 70% of Internet users in Egypt, 59% in India, 57% in South Africa, 50% in Ghana and 44% in Indonesia get online via mobile phones alone. This Jana infographic poses a question for advertisers — how will relevant content be delivered via mo... Read more -->