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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Mobile Broadband increases more than 100%

Now may be the perfect time to advertise on the mobile Internet. According to the latest research from metrics firm comScore, mobile broadband use increase 157% in 2007. Don't let that number fool you. The total number of mobile web users is still only about 1%. It is clear, though, that more users are logging on which means advertisers shouldn't be far behind.. >>

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Report: Free Is The Key to Mobile Video Adoption

Everybody wants a freebie, but according to a joint report from Parks Associates and the Entertainment Technology Center at USC free may be key for mobile users. The report found that using free mobile video content is a good way to increase ticket sales at movie theaters. >>

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Kadoink takes widgets mobile

As more consumers use their mobiles to reach their online social networks, to research local eateries or grab a quick coupon before checking out more advertisers are also taking note and logging to the mobile web with their campaigns. So far, however, those campaigns have been limited to local mobile search or mobile social networking. >>

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Dial Directions connects mobile search with text messaging

Mobile search and local-mobile advertisers just got a helping hand from directory assistance. A new partnership between Dial Directions and Jingle Networks offers turn-by-turn directions to mobile callers via text message. >>

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Multimedia ad forecast to reach $12.6 billion

New multimedia venues are predicted to have a huge impact over the next four years. By 2012, multimedia platforms in the US alone, are expected to pull in more than $12.5 billion. Broadband ads are expected to account for about half of that amount. >>

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Can the iPhone increase email marketing ROI?

The iPhone has certainly changed how consumers look at the mobile Internet and at their communication in general. But can it also change how email marketers plan and execute that next campaign? It likely should according to a recent study from Marketing Sherpa. >>

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

M:Metrics: Mobile gamers are playing old games

Millions of users are playing mobile games but according to a recent M:Metrics report, they aren't downloading new games. The report notes that while more than 98 million users are playing mobile games, most are playing games native to their mobile phone, indicating a huge upsurge of possibility for downloaded mobile games. >>

Friday, February 15, 2008

Mobile is growing to "always on" functionality

Not only is the mobile Internet growing, mobile users are increasingly turning to "always on" functionality. This is good news for mobile marketers who should be able to platform this always on phenomena to increase mobile revenue. >>

Thursday, February 14, 2008

UK mobile carriers join up to target users

There is a new collaboration making waves with UK mobile carriers and users. The Global System for Mobile Association (GSMA) has announced a group effort between Vodafone Group, Telefonica 02 Europe, T-Mobile International, FT-Orange Group and 3, all European mobile carriers, to better target mobile users. >>

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Bebo, Intercasting partner for mobile-social platform

Mobile users have a new platform to upload and share the content they create. Which means advertisers also have another chance to reach out to consumers through a social marketplace. Using the AnthemT platform, Bebo's users now have access to Intercasting's mobile social realm. >>

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Nokia launches a mobile ad network

Mobile phone developer Nokia has launched a premium advertising network. The Nokia Media Network includes mobile publishers like AccuWeather, Reuters and Hearst signed on to provide content for mobile users. >>

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

M:Metrics: China is the largest mobile market

Mobile may have gotten it's start in the US and Europe, but the Asian markets are quickly catching on. According to a recent M:Metrics study, China is now the world's largest mobile market! >>

Thursday, February 07, 2008

An ad platform specific to the iPhone

The Apple iPhone is changing a lot of things about connectivity. With the ability to surf the web, store photos, instant message and talk with one device, users have switched at high rates. Now advertisers have another reason to switch to iPhone services: an ad platform that is specific to iPhones. >>

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

HOVR, TIL partner for mobile gaming deal

A deal between HOVR, a ad-supported mobile content and gaming service, and Times Internet Limited (TIL), part of India's The Times Group, could change the way ads are delivered to mobile gamers. GameZone offers free mobile gaming to Indian consumers through an ad-supported platform. >>

Friday, February 01, 2008

Is mobile banking the next big trend?

Mobile bankers may think targeting upwardly-mobile consumers or Baby Boomers is the right way to go, but according to a recent Yankee Group report, that is dead wrong. The report suggests that low income users and prepaid users are the best prospects for mobile banking. >>

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