Snakk: Smartphone users spurning ads

Snakk: Smartphone users spurning ads

Mobile marketing company, Snakk says smartphone users are increasingly ignoring ads on their phones. In its Q3 business update the company quotes unsourced research that it says “suggests that Internet users are increasingly becoming ‘desensitised’ to ads on mobile sites and apps.” Snakk says it is imperative that acceptable click-through rates are maintained and grown […]

Forrester: Digital marketing spend to hit $118bn by 2021, but budgets will shift to experiences

Forrester: Digital marketing spend to hit $118bn by 2021, but budgets will shift to experiences

Technology and market research company Forrester forecasts digital media spending will increase to $118bn by 2021, but it projects this spending will slow overall as marketers emphasize brand experiences over volume-based advertising strategies and budgets are reallocated to reflect this trend. That’s according to Forrester’s latest US Digital Marketing Forecast. “We are seeing a shift […]

IPG Media Lab & Immersion: Touch-enabled technology in video ads leads to a 50% lift in brand favourability

IPG Media Lab & Immersion: Touch-enabled technology in video ads leads to a 50% lift in brand favourability

IPG Media Lab, the creative technology arm of IPG Mediabrands, in partnership with Immersion Corp. announced the results of a scientific media trial examining the impact of touch-enabled advertising created with haptic technology. The resulting report, Ads You Can Feel: The New Mobile Experience, shares best practices, findings and insights on leveraging users’ senses, including […]

Warc Toolkit 2017: The rise of ‘dark social’ and chat apps to impact marketers

Warc Toolkit 2017: The rise of ‘dark social’ and chat apps to impact marketers

The rise of ‘dark social’ – online conversations that are not trackable by marketers – will have a growing impact on brands’ social strategy in 2017, according to Warc, the global marketing intelligence service. Research suggests a growing proportion of online social activity is ‘dark’, driven by the rise of chat or mobile-focused messenger apps, […]

BIA/Kelsey: Location-Targeted Mobile Ad Spending to Reach Over $32 Billion in the US by 2021

BIA/Kelsey: Location-Targeted Mobile Ad Spending to Reach Over $32 Billion in the US by 2021

According to the latest BIA/KELSEY estimates, annual US mobile ad spending will grow from $33 billion in 2016 to $72 billion by 2021, a 17% compound annual growth rate. The location-targeted portion of that overall mobile ad spend is projected to grow from $12.4 billion in 2016 to $32.4 billion in 2021. This growth translates to […]

Apadmi: Retail apps failing to meet consumer expectations

Apadmi: Retail apps failing to meet consumer expectations

Consumers believe current retail apps are failing to deliver the high quality and interactive mobile shopping experience they demand, according to new research. Despite a third of UK consumers admitting to downloading more retail apps in the last 12 months than they did in the previous year, just 40% said they were satisfied with the […]

SMS Global: Four out of five smartphone users check their phones within 15-minutes of waking up

SMS Global: Four out of five smartphone users check their phones within 15-minutes of waking up

While the trend in homes is to increasingly spend more time talking to virtual assistant Alexa, a recent report suggests that we reach for our smartphones within 15 minutes of waking up and our phones will likely remain with us throughout the day long after we have said goodnight, Alexa. Various developments in mobile technology […]

New Study Finds Consumers Prefer Opting-In To Mobile Ads

New Study Finds Consumers Prefer Opting-In To Mobile Ads

Mobile has changed everything. Findings from a new Nielsen Media Labs study commissioned by Jun Group, a leading mobile video advertising platform, found that consumers prefer opt-in mobile advertising (aka “value exchange,” “incentivized advertising,” and “rewarded video”) over traditional digital ads like pre-roll and display by a near 2-1 margin (54 percent versus 29 percent). […]

Warc Toolkit 2017: Video is turning social platforms into broadcast media

Warc Toolkit 2017: Video is turning social platforms into broadcast media

Social video, which involves the dissemination of content in audio-visual format across social media platforms and applications, is experiencing massive growth as a content marketing format, and is expected to continue in 2017. Video is transforming social media marketing and turning social platforms into broadcast media, according to Warc, the global marketing intelligence service. With […]

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