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.

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