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Mobile marketing is proving to be difficult, even for the pros

Marketers hare having a hard time trying to master advertising over smartphones and tablets.

According to recent data published in a report from DialogTech Insights, mobile marketing is causing quite a bit of challenge for marketers that are hoping to be able to reach consumers over their favorite devices.

The issue is primarily stemming from a lack of metrics to show whether or not their efforts are working.

The data from the firm said that mobile search and landing pages are bringing about a combined 81 percent of all calls for their customers. Equally, another 18.7 percent have been driven by mobile display and social. That said, when call attribution has not been established, mobile marketing companies don’t catch 49 percent of the conversions over smartphones and tablets. This brings about an inaccurate understanding of their return on investment (ROI) figures, and it places the optimization of their campaigns at risk.

This is happening despite the fact that mobile marketing sources have grown by 34 percent in half a year.

Mobile Marketing Proves DifficultOver the last complete year, there was a 77 percent increase recorded by the firm’s report. That report was based on an analysis of over 400,000 inbound calls that were placed to companies, and more than 60 million website sessions that had been tracked through the DialogTech platform called Voice360. That platform boasts more than 5,000 active customers spanning 35 different industries.

The data analysis in the report indicated that despite the fact that conversion rates are still significantly varied based on issues such as product and industry, the firm determined that there is an average 2.4 percent web form conversion rate on landing pages.

The DialogTech senior vice president of marketing, strategy, and analytics, Steve Griffiths, explained that “Call tracking is a form of lead attribution and marketing analytics technology marketers use it to track inbound phone calls back to the specific marketing source that originated them.” This means that call tracking makes it possible for mobile marketing companies to better understand their campaigns, ads, and keyword searches, as well as online and offline sources. A better understanding enhances the ability for optimization.

The next “big thing” in mobile marketing could be automation

The global mobile chief at Mediacom has predicted that this will be the next trend in smartphone advertising.

According to Ben Philips, the head of mobile at Mediacom, it is important for marketers to get to know the basic differences between web advertising automation and mobile marketing automation so that they will be able to offer an exceptional experience by way of each different channel.

Advertisers have been using automated online content and have been seeking the same over mobile.

Though marketers have been trying to push automated mobile marketing content for a while now, they have struggled to be able to achieve their goals as their view of how people interact with – and switch to and from – each platform is not clear. As proximity triggers and push notifications become more central to the efforts of marketers, Mediacom feels that the automation of mobile advertising which steps above and beyond the app.

Phillips cautioned advertisers that mobile marketing is not simply a matter of a phone.

Mobile Marketing - The Next Big ThingHe stated that brands should be taking into “consideration all that is not tethered to a desk”. It is important to note that the marketers that are achieving the greatest levels of success are those that have been designing their creative mobile first, and are those that “appreciate how their audience chooses to engage with them and provides the correct response.”

For instance, within a retail brick and mortar shop, it was suggested that instead of pushing mobile ads that would be received by customers as they make their way past an aisle, it may be more effective to personalize the advertising by connecting with them through CRM and provided greater context for the ads.

Philips went on to explain that “Automated mobile marketing will enable deeper CRM learnings and processes that lead brands to a more personal one-to-one dialogue with their consumers.” That said, providing an engaging communication that is personalized for the shopper is impossible without obtaining the appropriate data with regards to the audience. Therefore, Philips has predicted that one of the most important efforts of this year will be to create a persistent tracking identifier for a shopper as he or she travels from one platform to another.