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Contrary to popular belief, mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, are a shopper’s BFF. About four out five smartphone and tablet owners have used the device for shopping related activities according to Nielsen. Not surprisingly, consumers employ tablets more for pre-purchase research and reviews while smartphones are utilized on-the-go to locate stores and check prices. Six charts and research included. Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog
With 115.8 million US smartphone owners and 54.8 million US tablet owners estimated by eMarketer in 2012, how we shop is changing. Using multiple devices, particularly smartphones and tablets, at different steps of the purchase process is an emerging trend.
Mobile phones and particularly the increasing adoption of smartphones, continue to change how people receive information, consume content and engage with others.
To take advantage of the opportunities presented by these mobile devices and their expanded functionality and create an effective mobile marketing strategy, marketers must understand how consumers use them and what the implications are for content marketing, promotions, communications and purchase channels. Here are twenty-five charts to help you to better understand how the mobile landscape has evolved.
Consumers have smartphones and tablets and they’re using them to get content. In December, 2011, 8.2% of all digital page views were delivered via a mobile device. This breaks down to 5.2% for smartphones, 2.5% for tablets and 0.5% for other connected devices, according to comScore. Here’s how consumers are using their mobile devices and what they’re looking for as well as what it means for marketers. (Includes 4 market research charts.)
US Smartphone ownership reached a tipping point in June, 2011 when smartphone shipments increased and feature phone shipments decreased, based on comScore data. Smartphones facilitates mobile Internet and app functions that un-tether users from their desktops. For marketers, this changes consumer engagement with social media and digital content affecting their interaction, purchase and use products. (Here are 38 mobile marketing charts.) Here are ten mobile marketing facts you need now and what they mean for your marketing.
Do you have a mobile marketing strategy prospects can use to shop when and where they want? If not, your marketing may be out-of-sight, out-of-mind because mobile’s the device people have within arm’s reach all the time. Like it or not, mobile phones are an integral part of the purchase process. Here are seven facts proving that as a marketer, you need to provide a mobile offering that supplies useful content and communications channels 24/7. [Research with charts]
For marketers, it’s critical to put your money where your customers are, when and where they’re looking for your products and related information. As media options evolve, marketers often debate how to allocate their advertising budget without looking at it in the context of their marketing needs. Here are five critical marketing and advertising factors influencing where you should put your marketing spend along with related research and analysis to help you determine how to distribute it.