Mobile game advertising to benefit from new strategic partnership

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Google and Unity have teamed up to give mobile game ads a boost. A strategic partnership between Google’s mobile ad business and Unity Technologies, a game engine developer, will help to enhance mobile game advertising. This partnership is integral to the gaming industry, as mobile games make up half of the worldwide game business; a business which market researcher Newzoo reports is now valued at an estimated $70 billion. The partnership has been in the works for several years. Both Google and Unity have been reportedly working on teaming up…

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Millennials and Generation Z are teaching marketers about effective mobile ads

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These two generations comprise a large and growing portion of the world’s spending power. Marketers will rely on Generation Z and Millennials to tell them how to create effective mobile ads. A new Forbes report stated that these generations will make up about $350 billion in spending power between now and 2020. In less than 2 years, that represents a substantial amount of spending power brands will want to reach. The Forbes report indicated that it is these generations, the “young digital natives” who will be guiding marketers. The reason…

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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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Mobile ad revenues drive 24 percent Alphabet earnings jump

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Google’s parent company boosted its income to a staggering Q3 $27.8 billion from smartphone marketing’s influence. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, reported that exceptional mobile ad revenues have driven stronger than anticipated advertising sales. It has also led to greater than expected operating margins. This boosted the company’s shares as investor concerns were assuaged regarding the higher cost of mobile user acquisition. Third quarter 2017 Alphabet revenues spiked by 24 percent, bringing them to $27.8 billion. This was considerably higher than the projected quarterly revenue of $27.2 billion. Of that, $6.7…

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Mobile holiday marketing campaigns appreciated by customers but underused by retailers

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A recent survey revealed that shoppers love these campaigns but digital marketers aren’t using them enough. The results of a new survey show mobile holiday marketing campaigns are popular and welcome among consumers. However, it also revealed that digital marketers aren’t taking full advantage of this opportunity to reach their target market at this most important time of the shopping year. The survey was conducted by YouAppi, a mobile growth marketing platform for several top brands. The firm conducted a comprehensive survey and released the results this week. It involved…

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Mobile marketing trends lead global ad spending growth

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New research has revealed that by 2019, advertisers will put more money into smartphone and tablet ads than traditional media. Mobile marketing trends are showing an extremely strong growth rate, to the point that ad spending for smartphone and mobile will soon be leading the way. This, according to a recently released forecast put out by the Zenith media measurement company. It showed that mobile ad spending will rise by $27 billion – that is, a 34 percent growth rate – this year. This suggests that this year’s mobile marketing…

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Mobile ad response depends on the weather at the time

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New research has shown that there’s a lot more to the success of smartphone advertising than design and message. Marketers need to take a great deal into account in order to gain a positive mobile ad response from their target market. That said, according to recent research, there may be certain factors involved in the way a consumer responds to advertising that are out of a marketer’s control. The weather appears to have a measurable impact on the way consumers view and react to an ad. The study showed that…

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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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Bing mobile advertising steps up its game with targeted ads

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The search engine is clearly working to offer rival marketing products to Google, the undisputed leader. Bing mobile advertising has amped up its offerings with the pilot launch of its new targeted ad platform. This move lays the foundation to establish the Microsoft developed search engine as a rival for Google AdWords. Bing Ads is designed to give marketers greater control over their audience and spend. The new Bing Ads has broadened device targeting capabilities so marketers can add precision to their bids, aiming at consumers using certain specific types…

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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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Mobile advertising growth is higher in China than any other country

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The Asia Pacific countries as a whole are leading the way with smartphone ad growth worldwide. A new Smaato data analysis revealed that the highest mobile advertising growth in the world belongs to China. The findings were based on analyzing data produced by 300 billion mobile ad impressions that occurred in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Smaato saw a near year-over-year doubling in first quarter mobile ad spend in China. CEO and co-founder of Smaato, Ragnar Kruse, said “China is undoubtedly the rising tiger of mobile advertising, as they were…

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