Since the 1990s, people have been predicting that the following year was going to be the year of mobile. Whether 2013 will turn out to be the year of mobile or not is anyone’s guess, but the 2 things that are certain are that mobile has definitely gone mainstream and as a result, it’s therefore an ad medium that any serious marketer has to take.
Mobile Ad Opportunity
In the US, there is a clear and present opportunity for advertisers to target mobile users through both mobile search and mobile app ad networks.
This has made it clear that it’s not a question of whether you should be investing in mobile advertising. It’s a question of how much you should be investing in mobiles.
In 2011, Android and iPhones accounted for over 72% of all smartphones in US, according to Nielsen’s mobile report of which we see that search portals account for 3 of the 10 top destinations with Google topping the list for each.
According to Nielsen, 49% of mobile consumers say they frequently use their smartphones while shopping or when they are away from home. That’s half of mobile users who use their phones while they’re in a purchasing mindset or commercial environment.
These users are probably looking for reviews and price comparisons and for the price-competitive retailers, that’s a significant opportunity to target users who are not only interested in your products, but are ready to buy if the product’s price is right.
Smartphone users spend more time using apps than on the web. Nielsen has reported that Android users spent more than twice the amount of time using apps than they did on the mobile web. Hence, it is crucial to target users with your advertisement through app advertising space.
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