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Will Google and Facebook’s biggest mobile ad competition come from India?

InMobi, the global advertising giant, is working on giving the Silicon Valley companies a run for their money.

Eight years ago, InMobi was founded as an advertising company, which has since placed a considerable focus on the mobile ad ecosystem and has grown into the third largest player in an extremely intense sector of the marketing industry.

At the moment, only Google and Facebook are ahead of InMobi when it comes to the mobile ad space.

The company was first started by three graduates of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, a prestigious postsecondary education institution. It is located in Bangalore, India and has managed to take off at a rate that has been explosive enough to pass everyone along the way except Google and Facebook. According to the chief executive of mobile advertising at InMobi, Naveen Tewari, “I am a very proud Indian and I want to see our country succeed.”

Among the goals of the founders of the company was to become major mobile ad players from within India.

Mobile Ad - Google, Facebook, IndiaTewari stated that “I thought if I could do something from here that can be successful, maybe I’ll have a small role in creating great companies out of India that can compete with the iconic companies in Silicon Valley.”

Today, there are 24 different InMobi offices located in 17 countries around the world. It is the employer of over 900 people. In 2014, it was behind the posting of approximately 720 mobile advertisements on the smartphones of over one billion mobile device users. The goal of the company is to deliver mobile ads to 2.5 billion people per day. It aims to achieve this goal within the next few years.

Much of the growth of this mobile advertising company has been credited to the massive penetration of smartphones and tablets worldwide. Enders Analysis director of digital media, Ian Maude, pointed out that “InMobi creates audience networks for advertisers to reach through mobile devices.”

Therefore, companies and brands hire app makers and other forms of digital publishers in order to be able to use proper mobile ad strategies to connect with their audiences over their handsets.

Mobile marketing sees a record 260 percent growth in India

The fastest growing smartphone market in the world is seeing tremendous advertising increases.

According to recent data, the volume of mobile marketing is growing faster in India than anywhere else in the world, having risen by 260 percent year over year in July 2014.

Comparatively, the Asia Pacific region, which is geographically larger, saw less than half that growth.

The same data showed that the Asia Pacific region saw a respectable mobile marketing growth, but it was 70 percent, which is still considerably lower than what was experienced in India. This has caused a considerable amount of attention to be turned toward the country when it comes to advertising over smartphones. The reason that many have credited to the massive growth rate of advertising over this channel has to do with the fact that the market for this mobile device, as a whole is growing the most quickly in India.

Device users are switching from feature phones to smart phones, which is causing a mobile marketing traffic spike.

India Mobile Marketing Increases by 260 percentThe changing of the mobile devices in the hands of the public in India is leading to a transformation of the advertising marketplace. This, conclusion, and the data that lead to it, were the result of an analysis conducted by Opera Mediaworks, an ad platform based in San Mateo, California. The firm published the results of its research in a report entitled “State of Mobile Advertising”.

The report also revealed that when it comes to device tracking, the Android share of the market in India is 41.7 percent. Devices based on iOS have a tiny share of the market, with Apple devices representing only 0.4 percent. That said, it has been shown in other reports that the share of the market does not necessarily directly determine the size of the revenues that are brought in by that share.

The mobile marketing report from Opera Mediaworks indicated that both apps and social sites are at the top of the list when it comes to the types of media used for advertising to Indian consumers. This aligns with the trends that are being recorded throughout the world.