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Mobile and World Cup: FIFA says US is #1

worldcup-mobile-usAs World Cup fever spreads around the world, it is a good time to take a look and see how important a role mobile is now playing for fans.

As it turns out, the number 1 country for World Cup mobile usage is the US!

A recent study from Vdopia explains just how widespread mobile engagement with the World Cup is, with millions of fans participating through apps, paid video, and “second screen” content.
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09.07.2014    Tags: , , ,
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Tablet Advertising: an in-depth look

tablet-advertisingTablets have been mainstream for only a few years, but already they are incredibly popular for certain uses.

Although most would agree that the tablet form factor provides a high level of consumer interaction and engagement, specific studies substantiating this and providing a finer level of detail have been sorely missing.

Newsworks is the marketing body for national newspapers in the UK, and they recently launched The Tablet Project just to address this need. more»


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Tablets are “Awareness Machines”
New study shows tablets best for video ad recall

ipad-gladiator3.jpgVideo ads are proving to be an increasingly effective means of communicating with consumers.

However, with consumers now able to view video on smartphones, tablets, PC’s and TV, the question arises as to which platform is the most effective.

This study from IPG Media answers that question clearly: the Tablet is an Awareness Machine like no other. more»


09.10.2013    Tags: , , , ,
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BBC Sports fans prefer mobile
Almost 2/3 follow Wimbledon on mobile

bbc-mobile.gifPrior to this summer the BBC had made it clear that it saw mobile as an important part of its business in the future.

However it looks like the future may be coming sooner than expected, as figures for this summer’s big sports events show that the shift in how consumers watch their favorite sports has already started. more»


19.09.2013    Tags: , ,
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Euro 2012 On Your Mobile –
A Big Hit With Fans!

euro-212.jpgWith Euro 2012 just recently finished, O2 Media has released some information about how football fans stayed in touch with the championships via their mobile device.

They found that a huge percentage of fans relied on their mobile in some manner to follow the matches, even to the point of watching a live match on the phone.
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08.07.2012    Tags: , , ,
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Mobile Data Traffic To Explode Over Coming Years

matrix_data.jpgData traffic on mobile networks worldwide is set to explode over the next 10 years, increasing by a factor of 33, according to data and forecasts published at the UMTS Forum in London.

Driven by the rapid growth of connected devices and the move towards mobile video, the total data load is expected to reach 127 billion gigabytes of data per annum, excluding Wifi driven traffic. more»


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Mobile Video Advertising – Best Practices Guide

mobile-video.jpgTelevision advertising has long been viewed as one of the most powerful means of advertising communication.

Most mobile phones are now capable of playing video – this study provides information on the effectiveness of using mobile video for advertising, and offers some “best practice” guidelines. more»


21.05.2011    Tags: , ,
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Lessons Learnt From Greystripe’s First 100 iPad Ads

adobe_and_greystripe_partner_for_ads_that_convert_flash_to_html5.jpgMobile advertising network Greystripe has had a lot of experience running ads on the Apple iPad.

Recently they were willing to share some of the experience gained from the First 100 iPad ads, which showed a greater than average level of consumer interaction.
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01.05.2011    Tags: , ,
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Mobile Video Becomes A Reality

mobile_video460.jpgMobile Video, a long anticipated form of mobile communication, has finally arrived.

According to data released by Bytemobile mobile video became the dominant form of mobile data traffic during 2010 with more than 40% of total volume in wireless networks. more»


26.01.2011    Tags:
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Consumers Watch Mobile Video Throughout The Day

rhythm_iphone.gifMobile video ad network Rhythm NewMedia has released new research which provides a very good view into the current consumption of video and video ads across the US.

This study addresses factors such as time of day consumption, Wifi consumption, click through rates, and video ad completion rates. Definitely worth downloading and taking a look. more»


14.06.2010    Tags: , ,
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Mobile Ad Budgets On the Rise

82.gifAccording to a study by MediaPost’s Center For Media Research and digital research firm Insight Express, 82% of brands and agencies have plans to boost their mobile ad budgets in the next year.

The planned increases are significant, with 3 in 10 planning to increase spending by 31% or more. more»


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Snoop Dogg Launches Album On Mobile

snoop_dogg_head.jpgRap mogul Snoop Dogg has launched his latest album with a strong mobile component to engage fan interest.

Snoop Dogg partnered with mobile entertainment platform company Myxer to promote his latest release – called More Malice – by providing exclusive branded video content to Myxer’s fan base.
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13.04.2010    Tags: , ,
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Approaching Mobile Advertising
Through Content
An Interview With Mauro Montanaro
CEO Of FOX Mobile Group

foxmobile_logo_big.gif The Fox Mobile Group is part of News Corporation, one of the largest media companies in the world. News Corp owns such well know assets as 20th Century Fox film, FOX TV broadcasting, National Geographic cable channel, part of B Sky B and Sky Italia, newspapers such as The Times and The Sun in the UK, The Wall Street Journal, and social networking site MySpace.

With such a wealth and diversity of media assets, understanding how to monetize them in new channels such as mobile is very important. In this interview, we talk with Mauro Montanaro, CEO of Fox Mobile Group about branded content, mobile advertising, and how Fox is setup to take advantage of this emerging distribution channel. more»


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Using A Mobile Soap Opera To Bring The Message Of Safe Sex To Teens
thmbnls: “UR MOBILE UR DRAMA UR CHOICES”

thmbnls_start.gifEffectively communicating a “safe sex” message to 15 – 18 year olds could be a difficult task, especially as they are often wary of mainstream media.

So the Department of Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) in the UK turned to mobile marketing to help them connect with this hard to reach group.

thmbnls is a free, 22 episode mobile soap opera that was launched earlier this year and which is a key element in DCSF’s overall Want Respect? Wear a Condom campaign. more»


12.05.2009    Tags: , ,
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The Terminator: A Killer Campaign Using Mobile Location

terminator_lena.gifLast year, when UK television station Virgin1 launched the new action series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, they wanted to do something special to create excitement and buzz around the launch episode.

In the TV series a Terminator can locate its victim no matter where they are. What if that could be done in real life as well? Agencies 20:20 London and Incentivated did just that, putting together a campaign with a great use of mobile location plus video that has won numerous awards in the past months. more»


11.02.2009    Tags: , ,
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Leading Mobile Video Service To Implement Mobile Advertising

vuclip_mkhoj.gifLeading mobile video service Vuclip has announced that it will partner with mobile ad network mKhoj. The partnership will see mKhoj placing ads on the Vuclip mobile site, as well as promoting the Vuclip video service and delivery platform to its network of hundreds of mobile publishers. more»


03.02.2009    Tags: ,
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BSkyB Launches Mobile Advertising

bskyb.gifSky has announced that they will begin to run advertising on their mobile properties. For the first time brands will be able to take advantage of advertising opportunities on such sites as Sky Sports, Sky News, and Football 365. Adidas and Fiat will be the first advertisers to use the service. more»


12.11.2008    Tags: , ,
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Interactive Video Ads Arrive on The iPhone

rhythm_logo.gifRhythm NewMedia, a pioneer in mobile video advertising, announced a new iPhone video ad unit, which for the first time provides in-video interactivity. The iPhone’s unique touch characteristics allowed Rhythm to overlay TV style ads with touchable buttons that activate a call, SMS, a website, a map of local dealers, or another video. Lincoln and Pepsi have signed up as the first advertisers for this new ad unit. more»


29.10.2008    Tags: ,
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3UK Brings Back Ad-funded Mobile Video

3G mobile operator 3UK has announced that it will begin offering a variety of ad-funded video content later this year. Mobix will manage the content relations and serve the video and ads, while 4th Screen Advertising will sell the advertising. more»


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MTV Networks To Begin Mobile Video Ads

mtv_logo.gifMTV Networks (MTVN) announced that it will launch its first-ever mobile video ads on mobile operator video-on-demand services. The U.S. Air Force will be the first advertiser. more»


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GoTV Signs Mobile Advertising Partnerships

gotv_logo.gifGoTV Networks, the first multi-platform new media networks, has announced strategic mobile advertising partnerships with three of the industry’s leading companies: Millennial Media, digital SIDEBAR and Ad Infuse. more»


13.09.2008    Tags: , , ,
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Emerging Media Forecast: Mobile, Social Media, and Online Video Will Lead The Way

magna.gifA recent media forecast by Magna Global – one of the world’s leading media service firms – predicts that mobile media, social media, and online video will be the fastest growing of the emerging media channels. Download the full study. more»


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Home Depot Trials In-Store Mobile Video Ads

thehomedepot.pngA new SMS based service is being trialled at over 100 Home Depot stores in the Florida region. The system allows potential customers to view instructional videos on their phone for products they are interested in buying. more»


29.05.2008    Tags: ,
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Orange UK Consumer Research (page 2)

This article is about a consumer research study sponsored by Orange UK which looked at mobile media consumption patterns and attitudes towards various advertising formats. This is the second page of the article, to go to the first page, click here.


When, Where, With who?

The next series of questions looked at usage patterns – the ‘where’, ‘when’, and ‘with who’ questions. This information was collected from people that are already users of mobile media, so it should be a reasonable model for what media consumption will look like as the market matures. more»


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Desperate Housewives: Sponsored by Ford on Channel 4 mobile

desperate-1.gifFord has signed a deal with Channel 4 to run ads in front of the mobile video content on the Channel 4 mobile site.

Channel 4 has added expanded their mobile site to include a range of ad-funded video content, including clips from Desperate Housewives more»


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Coke launches “click to video” on Admob

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At the MSN strategic summit in May, Admob and Coca Cola announced the launch of a major new mobile campaign using a “click to video” response, more»


13.05.2007    Tags: , ,
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Ad-funded cartoons from The New Yorker magazine (video)

ringtales GifRingTales will release animated versions of world-famous cartoons from The New Yorker magazine. The ad-funded service will be free, more»


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Celebrity Big Brother – Channel 4 (video)

cbb.pngChannel 4 has reported a tremendous increase in the number of video’s downloaded from their Celebrity Big Brother WAP site since the clips became ad-funded. (video) more»


09.02.2007    Tags: , ,
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US Navy “click to video” awareness campaign

navy.pngThe US Navy launched an innovative “click to video” mobile campaign targeted at raising awareness of opportunities in the US Navy. more»


08.02.2007    Tags: , ,
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