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 […]

Augmented Reality Could Add £1bn to UK’s Retail Market

Augmented Reality Could Add £1bn to UK’s Retail Market

The UK’s retail market could be boosted by as much as £1bn a year, if consumers were given access to visualisation technology that allowed them to virtually place products in their own homes before committing to costly purchases, research has found. Virtual and augmented reality platforms are widely tipped to be the standout technologies of […]

SOTI Unveils 2017 Mobile Retail Technology Trends

SOTI Unveils 2017 Mobile Retail Technology Trends

In response to flat line retail sales growth, innovative retailers are aggressively pursuing the omnichannel to create a seamless shopping experience across all channels, including in-store, online, mobile and social. They are exploiting the Internet of Things (IoT) and deploying exciting new technology in-store while empowering their “connected associates” with training and technology to improve […]

Smaato: In-App Mobile Advertising Accounts for 81 Percent of Ad Spend Compared to Mobile Web

Smaato: In-App Mobile Advertising Accounts for 81 Percent of Ad Spend Compared to Mobile Web

Smaato, the leading global real-time advertising platform for mobile publishers and app developers, today released its Q3 2016 Global Trends in Mobile Advertising Report. Smaato analyzed data from billions of mobile ad impressions served on its exchange during the third quarter of 2016 and found the extent to which mobile advertising spend is now heavily […]

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