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Mobile marketing has considerable potential but low budgets

Though more consumers are using smartphones than ever before, advertisers aren’t allocating much money to reach them.

SEMPO and Econsultancy have now released the results of a study that they have conducted to better understand mobile marketing from the perspective of companies when compared to the increased use of smartphones and tablets by consumers.

The research was able to come up with a considerable amount of insight regarding digital ads and promotions.

When it came to the impact of the various trends and technologies it was the use of smartphones and tablets that took the cake in terms of affecting SEO, paid search, display advertising, email marketing, and social media marketing. Mobile marketing clearly has a very important role to play according to the opinions of the company respondents to this survey. They stated that they feel that the increased use of these devices by consumers is significant or highly significant in the context of the marketing and advertising efforts that those businesses were making.

This insight could be defining when it comes to the development of future online and mobile marketing campaigns.

In fact, the companies put the use of smartphones and tablets ahead of the Enhanced Campaigns from Google and the changes that were made to AdWords as well the integration with social media when it came to the impact that was made to the overall marketing efforts. Among the respondents, 49 percent said that the use of the devices by consumers was highly significant. Comparatively, the changes made by Google were deemed highly significant by 33 percent.Mobile Marketing - Slow Potential

When it came to the impact of the use of mobile devices by consumers on paid search efforts, 55 percent of the respondents said that it was highly significant, while 38 percent said that it was significant.

The only area in which the ownership of smartphones and tablets by consumers was not seen as having a considerable impact was in the area of search engine optimization (SEO). Although the “not provided” keyword data was considered to be highly significant by over half (52 percent) of the survey respondents.

Clearly, the use of these devices will have companies looking into mobile marketing trends and techniques in order to be able to keep up with the impact that the gadgets are having on current campaigns and efforts.

Mobile marketing cookie cutter strategies fail in emerging markets

The latest smartphone statistics are showing that advertisers can’t use a one size fits all mentality.

Smartphones are rapidly becoming one of the best ways for brands to be able to communicate an interact with consumers in a relevant way, as mobile marketing techniques become better understood and employed, but marketers are discovering that there is no single solution to reaching everyone.Cookie Cutter Marketing Strategies Failure

There are massive opportunities through smartphone advertising, but a cookie cutter strategy does not exist.

While promotions and ads over smartphones can be extremely effective in emerging markets, mobile marketing firms have come to note that when focusing on emerging markets, they must not only work on engaging consumers, but also in converting new customers. Among the emerging markets where the growth has been greatest are Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific region. In those markets, mobile ad revenues have risen by over 60 percent, year over year.

It is clear that these are very promising areas for mobile marketing, provided that it is done correctly.

The latest projections are that these markets will make up the majority of mobile connections within three years from now. Marketers are boosting their advertising budgets in order to focus on these customers and reach them through their smartphones. This is especially true in the areas in which there is a rapidly growing middle class. The reason is that it is building the number of people who have a disposable income.

In these emerging markets, the use of mobile devices is considerably greater than that of laptops and desktops. In fact, smartphones are used broadly over tablets. The reason is that they did not have the infrastructure or disposable income available for widespread computer use as developed nations saw those machines become ubiquitous. Therefore, targeting consumers over smartphones is essentially the only way to go when it comes to digital marketing in those regions.

The key is to avoid the belief that mobile marketing in the West and in these markets can be conducted in the same way. Duplicating campaigns leads to a direct failure in emerging markets, nearly every time.