In brief: An exclusive interview with JumpTap CMO Paran Johar connects the dots in this week’s announcement to support permission-based advertising with a new feature that lets consumers choose mobile display ads they will accept. PLUS a wider discussion of the value ofRead more »
Make yourself heard. Email us your idea for a column.
New App book
Pre-order your copy of The Everything Guide to Mobile Apps on Amazon
Learn how you can use text messaging to extend the life of your mobile app.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Mobile advertising is certain the hot topic at CTIA, where Mobile Web And Apps World Forum (Ajit Jaokar’s CTIA partner event) was standing room only. (Well done Ajit!) Players from across the ecosystem are anxious to explore new models to monetize inventory, apps and services. However, as I pointed out during my panel — moderated by well-known analyst and author Chetan Sharma – there’s still is a lot of mileage left in established models such as text and MMS approaches to advertising before we focus too much of our effort on the whiz-bang new ad units and creatives. In his guest contribution, Martin Wilson – MSG columnist and owner of Indigo 102, a strategic consultancy with a focus on media and mobility and a deep understanding of the local space— argues that traditional media owners also have a lot of untapped energy and assets.Read more »
Reams have been written about the impact of the Apple iPhone on content production and content creation. Yes, we should be excited about the avalanche of apps and content, but we must also cope with the hard reality that one Web presence may not be enough. In fact, it may be that we are witnessing the emergence of a newRead more »
Just tying up loose ends and pinning down last interviews before I’m off to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress (MWC). If you haven’t booked a video interview with me or Michelle Sklar, then best to start planning for CTIA in March because all the slots (over 200!) for coverage are full.
However, there are some limited sponsorship opportunities available allowing companies placement through in-video overlay, logos and other promotion formats. It’s an excellent way to reach an audience of over 1 million viewers. (All MWC interviews will be aired on bnetTV’s website, as well as over 150 other web and social media sites (including MSG), that are part of bnetTV’s larger partner network.Read more »
MOBILE GROOVE PODCAST: It’s ALL about Google!; Google’s Plan To Dominate Mobile; Why Are Android Orders/Sales A Mystery?
Another edgy podcast. We take a fresh look at the Google acquisition and zero in on the detail and data the market is missing. We also discuss the phenomenal popularity of Android apps and what can happen when Chrome and Android converge. Another hot topic: mobile valuations and what the AdMobRead more »
DATA POINTS: Who’s Got The Biggest Reach?; AdMob Hits Another Milestone; Marketers Not Sold On Twitter; Big Growth For Data Traffic; Euro Ad Market value Leaps; 3G Growth In Turkey
NIELSEN SAYS MILLENNIAL MEDIA HAS THE BIGGEST MOBILE AD NETWORK IN THE US, MAYBE: the research firm released a list of the five mobile ad networks with the biggest reach in the US, but with the caveat that it’s not standing behind the list with much confidence. Nielsen says it’s difficult to measure reach with any real accuracy because publishers may use multiple networks on their sites, and if a publisher appears on a site at all, they’d get credit for all its visitors. Furthermore, the data came from the networks themselves, rather than an independent source.
That said, the ranking of ad networks according to potential monthly visitors is:
1. Millennial Media: 45.6 million
2. Third Screen Media: 28.6 million
3. AdMob: 25.7 million
4. MSN Ad Network: 25.4 million
5. Jumptap: 23.4 million
6. Quattro Wireless: 23 million
The bottom line: Nielsen’s warning makes it hard to put a lot of faith in these numbers, but as the company itself pointed out, overall, they illustrate the reach mobile ad networks can now offer, alongside all of their other benefits like effective targeting. So, in some way, having the biggest reach isn’t as important as having the right reach – that is, targeting the correct audience – for each advertiser.
ADMOB TO SERVE UP ITS 100 BILLIONTH AD sometime over the weekend, the company said in an email. It’s certainly a big number, reached in three years or so, and the company says it’s now serving more than 8 billion impressions per month across its network. Source
The bottom line: Admob continues to grow its number of impressions, but as the above point indicates, it’s not all about quantity. Establishing significant inventory is important, but going forward, that won’t be an issue, as the previous point shows. Effective targeting and other enhancements will be key to unlock the real potential of mobile advertising.
MARKETERS ARE STILL SKEPTICAL ABOUT TWITTER, with just 8 percent saying they think it’s a “very effective” promotional tool, while 50 percent say it’s “somewhat effective”. Consumers feel the same way, with half of them saying it’s “not that effective” or “not at all effective” for promotions. SourceRead more »