Messaging App Usage Increases Worldwide [Study]

Mobile messaging app usage continues to ramp up. eMarketer projects that 1.82 billion people across the globe will use apps like Facebook Messenger and WeChat in 2017, an increase of 15.5% year over year. An additional 243 million mobile phone users worldwide will start using mobile messaging apps this year alone, according to “Messaging App … Continue reading »

Marketers Turn to Mobile Video to Boost Awareness [Study]

Why are advertisers embracing mobile video? And what challenges remain to be solved before wider adoption is seen? Mobile video is used by 44% of marketers to increase brand awareness, and 34% use it to engage with more targeted audiences, per April research conducted by Teads. Even with the heightened interest in and spending on … Continue reading »

Discover the Top Strategic Marketing Programs

Almost 9 in 10 CMOs and senior marketing executives from around the world believe that they will own the end-to-end customer experience by 2020, per results from an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) survey sponsored by Marketo. But with technological change spurring a vast array of potential interactions between brands and their customers, marketers must be … Continue reading »

How SmartPhone Usage Affects Marketing Tactics [Study]

Adult smartphone users in the US estimate spending as much time texting as talking on their devices, per results from a GfK survey of almost 6,000 adult smartphone users aged 18-64. On average, respondents estimated spending 22% of their daily smartphone time on each of these activities. That figure was higher among Millennials (83%), mothers … Continue reading »

Mobile to pass desktop in search in 2015 [report]

In a year of mobile-related milestones, one stands out. 2015 will see mobile search reach the tipping point—the stage at which the majority of spend, organic traffic and paid clicks comes from smartphones and tablets, surpassing traditional desktop/laptop search activity, according to a new eMarketer report, “Key Digital Trends for 2015: What’s in Store—and Not … Continue reading »

Mobile ad spending to rise 120% to $9.6B

Most Digital Ad Growth Now Goes to Mobile Mobile advertising continues to grow faster than expected, largely at the expense of desktop ad spending, which is flattening or declining more rapidly than previous predicted, according to new figures from eMarketer.US mobile advertising spending is expected to reach $9.60 billion by the end of this year, … Continue reading »

Smart Phones Now 62% of US Market

Smartphone penetration reached 62% of the US mobile subscriber market during the 3-month average ending in September (Q3), according to new figures from comScore, up 3% points from 59% on average during Q2. Nielsen also puts smartphone’s penetration growth at about 3% points, although it estimates that penetration stood at 64.7% in Q3, up from … Continue reading »

Why Tablets and Smartphones Need To Be Considered Separately [report]

Fragmentation of mobile is a key 2013 trend Categorizing tablets has vexed marketers since Apple first introduced the iPad in 2010. Several years into the tablet market’s dramatic expansion, the distinctions between smart devices are becoming clearer. According to a new eMarketer report, “Key Digital Trends for Midyear 2013: The Fragmentation of Mobile,” diverging use … Continue reading »