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Mobile marketing is falling under viewing trends

Only 10 percent of digital ads are delivered in a way that is compatible with smartphones and tablets.

According to recent research findings from JW Player, only 10 percent of all ads are mobile marketing compatible, which has – according to the report on the results – revealed that advertisers are greatly missing out on a highly engaged target audience that is considerable in size.

Advertisers are not properly leveraging the mobile channel when it comes to their ad placement, said the report.

The research showed that around the world, audiences are watching video content on their mobile devices 30 percent of the time. This is particularly true on smartphones, as only 6 percent of video viewers use their tablets to do so. However, it pointed out that mobile marketing is not focusing on that very large number of viewers, despite the fact that it represents nearly one third of the video watchers.

The founder of JW Player has cautioned firms that mobile marketing will be critical for their future success.

Mobile Marketing TrendsJW Player founder, Jeroen Wijering, explained that “It is vital for content creators to stay up to date on the currently industry trends and technology usage in order to best advance their online video strategy.” He went on to point out that while there has been an overall solidification in the market, there has yet to be a widespread adoption of the most strategic video standards across the industry, particularly when it comes to marketing firms.

The company is hopeful that their Trends in Online Video Report will help to provide the insight that is necessary for greater HTML5 adoption so that viewers who prefer to use mobile devices will be able to see online video that is supported by their technology of preference.

The JW Player video mobile marketing research discovered that beyond adapting to new formats over smartphones and tablets, advertisers also have ad blocking tech that they will need to overcome. This is particularly the case among European audiences. The global ad blocking rate currently sits at around 10 to 30 percent of users. According to JW Player, one of the primary drivers behind the use of the blockers is that viewers are increasingly frustrated by the intrusive banner ads that they are forced to see, and they want more control over their video experiences.

Mobile marketing trends show a focus on overcoming ad blockers

As ad blocking apps become more popular, marketers are working on more appealing alternatives.

As ad blocking apps have suddenly exploded in popularity – particularly now that they have been permitted on iPhones and other iOS devices – mobile marketing firms have found themselves taking a cold hard look at the techniques that they have been using to reach consumers, and what they can do to overcome being potentially blocked.

Advertisers are finding themselves experimenting with different ways to reach customers over smartphones.

A growing belief is that mobile marketing companies will need to start looking for new, relevant, context-driven techniques to connect with consumers in a way that is appealing enough that they will not want to take measures to block them off. Two areas that many feel will be grabbing a great deal of focus will be in-app advertising and branded content. While it is too early to tell precisely what the top methods will be, these are some of the main guesses, so far.

At this point, it has not yet reached the point in which mobile marketing budgets are being slashed back.

Mobile Marketing - Ad BlockingSo far, ad blocking apps haven’t had enough of an impact to stop industry execs from wanting to spend over this channel. That said, there is still a risk that a reduction in mobile web ad inventory could occur as publishers and advertisers gauge the impact of ad blockers and attempt to find other methods of reaching consumers in which they are less likely to be blocked.

According to A.T. Kerney media and technology practice partner, Greg Portell, “Budgets will continue to shift to mobile as they catch up with the shift in eyeballs.” He added that “There should be a period of time with spend in mobile rising regardless of ad tech.” Portell pointed out that there has been some worry expressed over the risks associated with ad blocking software, which will help to drive experimentation to a greater degree than has been the norm until now.

He feels that there will likely be a rise in branded and native sponsored content. He also underscored the importance of providing consumers with relevant communications within an appropriate context, saying that it “transcends ad blocking”