Amazon mobile video ads to challenge Facebook and Google

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Amazon wants a piece of the digital advertising marketing space that’s currently dominated by Facebook and Google. A new form of Amazon mobile video ads is to be introduced to the eCommerce giant’s smartphone shopping app. Amazon reportedly intends to sell video spots on its mCommerce platform. Amazon has been testing the ads on the iOS platform and plans to rollout a test for Android later this year. For several months, the Amazon mobile video ads have been on Apple’s iOS platform, according to people who are familiar with the…

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Mobile advertising spending to overtake TV ad spend this year

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A new report showed that marketers are continuing to shift toward smartphones and away from television. We all knew that mobile advertising spending would one day beat out the TV spend, but eMarketer predicts that it will happen this year. The digital marketing firm released the results of recent research it conducted in the United States. Ad companies are increasingly directing their budgets toward smaller screens and that trend is growing. The eMarketer research indicated that mobile advertising spending would represent 33.9 percent of all media spend on ads in…

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Mobile ad relevance doubles engagement rates

Mobile Ad Relevance Doubles Engagement

A new Verve study has shown that relevance plays a vital role in smartphone advertising success. Mobile ad relevance to a consumer can drive twice as much engagement as a generic advertisement, says a new Verve study. Ads that make reference to a consumer’s location or interests encourage far greater response. The survey involved the participation of 2,000 adults throughout the United Kingdom. Location based mobile marketing platform, Verve, conducted the research about mobile ad relevance. Fifty six percent of respondents said they found the majority of ads they saw…

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Worldwide mobile marketing spend to break the $100 mark this year

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The MAGNA forecast predicts ad revenue over mobile channels to rise by 3.7 percent worldwide this year. Global mobile marketing spend is expected to break the $100 billion level for the first time, according to a MAGNA report. In fact, the prediction suggested that it may even reach $110 billion. This milestone arrived in the same year that digital (including mobile) is expected to pass TV ad spending. Mobile has been the main driver of digital advertising. Fifty four percent of digital ad sales are now generated by smartphone impressions…

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Mobile ad study reveals this marketing technique is generating responses

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IAB research published in a recent report provided considerable insight into the effectiveness of this advertising. New mobile ad study findings from IAB showed that smartphone advertising is producing a consumer response nearly half the time. The research was first published this week and underscored the effectiveness of ads displayed over this channel. The mobile ad study pointed out that more than two out of every three people – that is, 63 percent – now have smartphones that they use at least one time every thirty minutes. The authors from…

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