QR Codes have received a bit of a mixed reaction among marketers which probably stems from mixed applications and results within the industry. There may be a general perception that consumers just aren’t savvy enough to use them, but aren’t URL’s on print/outdoor a little passé?
Welcome to part two of our look into Advertising on Mobile Ad Networks. With the number of mobile ad networks increasing exponentially along with the market penetration of mobile devices, choosing the right mobile ad network for your advertisements will get more and more difficult. We’ve decided to breakdown the process to help you make the right choice:
Developing an app that is specifically targeted to your audience and enhances users’ interaction with your brand is really only half the battle. An issue that many brands have encountered is App Discoverability. The question marketers should be asking themselves is ‘how can I encourage my audience to download this great app in the first place?’– After all, what’s the point of having your star player sitting on the bench?
Below I’ve outlined a step-by-step process for thinking about this question with the aim of increasing the discoverability of your app and hence downloads.
The expected increase in mobile ad spend by companies worldwide is expected to grow from $3.3 billion to $20.6 billion by 2015 a recent report by Gartner has proclaimed. What’s more, this trend shouldn’t surprise any of us in our corner of the world as we’re feeling the mobile trend more than most!
According to a study conducted last year by Google and IPSOS Research, Australia has the second highest smartphone penetration in the world and this number is experiencing growth between one and two per cent each month.
What it boils down to is that mobile as an advertising platform is growing rapidly. That, coupled with the results from an Australian independent study which states that 75 per cent of Australian smartphone users are either ‘very comfortable’ or ‘somewhat comfortable’ with mobile advertising means you should probably start thinking about your mobile ad spend.
To get you off on the right track we’ve decided to provide you with a little introduction to mobile ad networks.