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Mobile marketing ad revenue from videos not keeping up

FreeWheel has released a report that said that the income isn’t keeping up with the number of views.

The latest mobile marketing data released from FreeWheel, an online video technology firm, has shown that while people are using their smartphones at an increasing rate to watch videos, the ad revenue that is being generated by that trend is not keeping up.

The second quarter online video monetization report showed that there is a considerable disparity.

The mobile marketing report indicated that an estimated 13.2 percent of all video views within the second quarter originated from smartphones and tablets, but only 5.6 percent of the ad views were from those same devices. FreeWheel went on to say that measurement challenges, consumer viewing habits, and the fragmentation of devices all contribute to this lag in ad revenues over this channel.

Mobile marketing ROI from videos is not reflecting the viewership.

Mobile Marketing - slow ad revenueOne of the advisory services team members from FreeWheel, Brian Dutt, has stated that individuals who are viewing videos using a small screen have a tendency to watch for shorter sessions and often choose short form content. This is not the ideal environment for mobile marketing.

Dutt explained that “When we’re talking about mobile, we’re talking about a small-screen, short-form content, so the viewer is on the go,” he said. Add the challenges measuring audience on mobile and the multiple devices and screen sizes to create ads for and “it’s a harder form factor to monetize.”

That said, the viewing of online video has been shown to be maintaining its growth in the double digits. Viewership had increased by 38 percent in the second quarter when compared to the same time a year before. This is being credited to TV everywhere apps as well as original digital content, which is giving people the opportunity to broaden their program viewing to various devices at different screen sizes.

Short form viewing content was by far the video viewing format that saw the most considerable growth over smartphones. As ad loads are notably less within that type of content, mobile marketing opportunities are constricted and therefore aren’t bringing in the same type of revenues that have been achieved over desktops and laptops video viewing.

Mobile marketing report shows email over smartphones is exploding

Yesmail Interactive has released a benchmark report that shows that consumers often access email over these devices.

An insightful benchmark report has just been released by Yesmail Interactive, which could prove to be highly useful to online mobile marketing and commerce companies who are currently – or who will be – using email to communicate with consumers.

The report showed that a tremendous percentage of consumers are using their smartphones and tablets to open emails.

It also revealed more detailed data, such as the fact that an overwhelmingly large number of brand emails are being opened specifically over devices based on Apple’s iOS. At the same time, Android devices are far behind that leader, with only 17 percent of owners opening brand emails using their devices. Windows, BlackBerry, and other device platforms are barely on the radar with a slim 1 percent.

Yesmail assembled its mobile marketing report based on an analysis of more than 5 billion emails.

Mobile Marketing - YesmailThe over 5 billion emails sent by Yesmail revealed the following key figures:

• Consumer service organizations such as Groupon or Yelp experience a mobile marketing email open rate of over 50 percent, which is a figure that is the highest in the industry. This suggests that this sector is performing the best in terms of optimizing their emails for smartphone and tablet users.
• One third of all consumers were deemed to be “device-agnostic” by the report. Also known as hybrid users, they use smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers equally, without preference, for viewing emails.
• 61 percent of active users either exclusively use their smartphones or tablets to open mobile marketing emails, or use their mobiles and desktops interchangeably.
• The most effective frequency of email sending is from three to seven times per week. The companies that have the greatest active subscriber percentage (21 percent) send an email at least one time every two days. When emails are sent on a daily basis, the figure plummets to 11 percent.
• Among all email opens, 49 percent occur on a smartphone or tablet.
• There is a 100 percent higher click-to-open rate on desktops when compared to smartphones and tablets, across all industries.
• Eighty two percent of all mobile marketing email opening activity occurs on Apple devices.

The insight from this report could be highly beneficial for underscoring the need for proper mobile marketing optimization for emails, and tailoring a campaign to provide consumers with the experience that they expect and prefer.