Rio 2016 has a lot to teach us about the future of mobile

Rio 2016 has a lot to teach us about the future of mobile

The preparations for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games are well documented, from building infrastructure to battling corruption, pollution, and disease. But as the Games wind down, a different kind of work begins: analysis to understand what this year’s Summer Olympics can teach us about consumer engagement. Leading up to this summer’s Olympics, Phunware conducted […]

Instagram Unveils New Tools for UK Businesses

Instagram Unveils New Tools for UK Businesses

Instagram has launched a new series of tools for businesses in the UK and across EMEA, bringing developments that have previously been limited to the US to a new wave of brands and marketers looking to use the social network in Europe and beyond. Over 200,000 advertisers now use Instagram to connect with consumers, and […]

Kenshoo: Mobile video drives social ad spend up 50 per cent

Kenshoo: Mobile video drives social ad spend up 50 per cent

Spend on search ads continues to grow, with advertisers increasingly taking advantage of newer ad types, according to new research. Spend on social advertising has increased by 47% year-on-year (YoY) in the second quarter of 2016, with social ads attracting a 21% higher cost-per-click (CPC) as they become more specialised and valuable according to the […]

Mobile budgets widely tipped by marketers to grow despite privacy concerns

Mobile budgets widely tipped by marketers to grow despite privacy concerns

Privacy concerns pose the biggest threat to mobile as a marketing channel, says new research from Warc and the Mobile Marketing Association. In the recent State of the Industry: Mobile Marketing in EMEA report, almost all marketers and advertising professionals (91%) are planning for increased mobile budgets in the next 12 months. Nearly half of those surveyed […]

60 Per Cent of Travel Searches Start on Mobile

60 Per Cent of Travel Searches Start on Mobile

60 per cent of all travel-related searches begin from mobile devices, with figures climbing as high as 88 per cent for certain keywords, new figures from consumer behaviour firm Hitwise have revealed. Consumers are increasingly beginning their purchase journey for holidays on mobile, and marketers’ strategies should reflect this significant shift in consumer behaviour, with […]

Hitwise: In-store Mobile Usage on the Increase

Hitwise: In-store Mobile Usage on the Increase

New research from Hitwise reveals how important mobile devices have become to in-store shopping and indicates why retailers must adjust their campaigns to meet changing customer behaviours. The Hitwise research, based on the online per cent activity of 3m UK shoppers, found that 77 per cent of online searches that focus on price match, and […]

15% of smartphone users are blocking ads, but there are ways to win them back

15% of smartphone users are blocking ads, but there are ways to win them back

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) just released a new report which highlights the growing usage of ad blocking technology and offers practical advice on how users could be convinced to uninstall their ad blockers. Conducted by C3Research among 1,300 computer and 201 mobile users in the US, the research finds that two-thirds of consumers using […]

89% of its advertising revenue is coming from mobile, says Twitter

89% of its advertising revenue is coming from mobile, says Twitter

Facebook is not the only social media platform that’s seeing great results for mobile advertising revenue. Rival Twitter recently announced that a majority of its total advertising revenue came from mobile in the last quarter. Despite Twitter’s overall revenue of $602 million missing analyst expectations for Q2 2016, ad revenue was up 18% at $535 […]

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