New data is showing that there has been a growth of 114 percent in that specific area of earnings.
A new report from the Association of Online Publishers (AOP) and business advisory firm, Deloitte, has shown that mobile ad revenues have driven a growth of 114 percent in smartphone display over the span of the previous 12 months.
The data revealed that there was also a great deal of overall growth in earnings from mobile advertising.
Among UK publishers, there was a growth of 80 percent in mobile ad revenue during this year’s first quarter, when compared to the figure from Q1, last year. According to the report, the main driver of this growth was the rapid rise in smartphone display earnings (114 percent), with tablet display ad revenues rising at a healthy but notably lower rate of 47 percent.
The rate of growth that was seen through mobile ad revenue was considerably greater than that of digital overall.
In the AOP & Deloitte Digital Publishers Revenue Index Report (DPRI), it was stated that the overall increase in advertising revenues was 5.6 percent. That rate is slower than it has been over the quarters previous to Q1 2015. Another area in which there has been a steady and promising source of ad revenue has been in online video, where there was a 17 percent higher growth rate recorded by digital publishers than had been seen during the first quarter of 2014.
The desktop display ad revenues, on the other hand, saw a drop of 6 percent in the first quarter of this year when compared to the same quarter last year. This indicates that some of the market that had once belonged to desktop could be moving its way over to the mobile marketing sector, instead. As media consumption occurs over smartphones and tablets at a steadily growing rate, online publishers are starting to realize how important it is not to miss out on targeting those device owners with their advertising, as well.
This marketing trend does not appear to show any indications of slowing and so it is being predicted by a growing number of firms that the path of mobile ad revenue will only continue in its current direction.