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Mobile advertising is taking off

Smartphone penetration in the US recently passed the 50 percent mark and it's a similar story in Europe. There are now nearly 110 million smartphone owners in the US alone, according to comScore. The tablet market is also growing fast and mobile devices are claiming an ever-greater share of overall web traffic. The average amount of content people consume on their smartphone or tablet every day is rising steadily. Wi-Fi and network improvements are making streaming video a reality for us all.

Mobile Advertising Is Taking Off
As the amount of time we spend on mobile devices goes up, marketers are struggling to keep pace. People use their smartphones for all sorts of things but they spend most of their time in apps.

Estimates on in-app mobile advertising for this year are around $2.4 billion but a recent report from Juniper Research is suggesting that figure will grow to $7.1 billion by 2015.

While advertising on mobile devices clearly represents a big opportunity, many companies are uncertain about how to proceed. Any campaign on a mobile device has to be tailored to the technology for a good user experience. It has to be suitable for a smaller screen and it should encourage a click-through call to action. Ads should always be as relevant as possible if you expect consumers to engage.

Building Consumer Trust
The good news is that consumer trust in mobile ads is growing. The bad news is that it still lags behind other forms of advertising. Take a look at this chart from Nielsen. Consumers trust mobile ads even less than online ads and significantly less than print and TV ads. Clearly marketers need to work to combat this trend and there are two key ways they can do it.

First, ads need to engage the viewer. A recent Medialets study showed that mobile ads with video recorded 35% higher engagement rates. Currently only 30% of mobile ads on tablets and 12% on smartphones contain video. Combine a video element with some form of interactivity and engagement rates are dramatically increased. One of the largest providers of digital video advertising services BrightRoll, is predicting that the mobile video ad market will overtake the online video ad market this year. Its CEO Tod Sacerdoti has said the number of global mobile ad requests handled by his ad network grew 4000% last year.

Second, ads need to be served in the right context. If an ad relates well to the app it is being played within, then it's more likely the consumer will watch it. Take that one step further and consider that you can identify your audience and even their location through a mobile device. The possibility for serving a targeted ad to exactly the potential customer you want is definitely there.

Mobile Video Will Grow and Grow
People love to watch videos on their mobile devices and they are likely to do so in a wide variety of locations and at various times of day. The established wisdom that relates to web usage on a computer or prime time TV viewing habits does not apply to mobile devices. CMOs and marketers have a real opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new trend and help drive and shape it.

Consider the size of the potential audience right now and bear in mind that the smartphone and tablet market is still growing. The technical limitations in terms of hardware and software are gone. Mobile video ads are significantly outperforming online video ads in terms of retention and completion rates. As more and more people consume video content on their mobile devices, not just short form content, but full TV shows and movies, their willingness to watch full screen ads can only rise.

The strength of a video ad that can include an interactive element or a call to action should not be underestimated. A simple tap by the user at the end of the video could take them straight to a Facebook campaign or e-commerce page, for example. That's something that traditional TV can't compete with, not even close.

If you want to engage consumers on mobile devices then the answer is clear - it's time to use video.

About Markus Bäckström
Markus Bäckström is CEO of ThirdPresence based in Finland, developers of a mobile video publishing and delivery platform. He has worked in the mobile, content and consulting industries for 15 years in various business development roles. He holds an MS degree from Helsinki University of Technology. You may reach him at markus.backstrom@thirdpresence.com

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