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Mobile marketing can sway auto buyers with effective video content

A recent study has revealed that 70 percent of car shoppers using YouTube are influenced by what they see.

A new report has now been issued that provides insight into trends with regards to mobile marketing and video advertising and the impact this is having on the decisions being made by car buyers.

The report is based on YouTube data, Google search data and results from the 2015 Google/TSN Auto Shopper Study.

It also included the data produced as a result of a Milward Brown Digital commissioned study conducted by Google based on the auto shopping consumer sales funnel. Overall, this revealed that digital and mobile marketing played a considerable role in influencing the decisions made by car buyers as 70 percent of people who use YouTube had been influenced by video content when they made their auto purchasing choices.

The report provided a number of important pieces of insight into online and mobile marketing trends in car buying.

Mobile Marketing - Auto BuyersAmong the highlights of the report were the following:

• 70 percent of people who use YouTube in the vehicle purchasing process said that the video content they saw had an impact on the choices they decided to make.
• The average car buyer made only two visits to dealerships before making their decision.
• 60 percent of vehicle buyers start the shopping process without knowing which car they actually intended to buy.
• Mobile searches taking place from within the actual dealership lots had risen by 46 percent over the 12 months prior to the study.

Though this data aligned with the predictions that have been made within the auto industry with regards to the influence of mobile advertising, search and video content, it is interesting to see the speed at which consumers are adopting digital methods of informing themselves and are reducing the number of visits they are actually making to a dealership before deciding on the vehicle and purchasing method they intend to use.

What is now being found is that many of the most important influences on consumers come from micro moments when mobile marketing has the greatest influence. It is at those moments that shoppers take out their mobile devices in order to learn an additional piece of information instead of going to a salesperson directly.

Stoli’s latest mobile ads “pour you a drink” with cutting edge tech

This helps the brand to provide a more personalized and interactive experience than it could over other channels.

Stoli has now come up with cool new types of mobile ads that work to help encourage consumers to take part in the creation of digital drinks using its products by way of their smartphones.

The idea of the ads is to use touch technology to draw awareness to the brand over mobile devices.

This is meant to provide users with a more intimate experience than is possible over other marketing channels. Moreover these mobile ads appeal to many different senses including touch, sight and sound, as they bring together all those elements. The vodka brand has done this by using haptics in order to make the viewers of the advertisements experience a range of different elements when they see the ads.

For example, the mobile ads vibrate the phone in combination with certain interactive components.

Mobile Ads - Vodka DrinkFor example, when different elements need to be added to the digital cocktail, the phone vibrates. This also occurs while the drink is being “shaken”, that is, when the phone is being shaken.

According to the Stoli Vodka brand director, Russ Pareti, “We’re always looking for new and unique ways to interact and connect with our millennial consumer. Pareti also stated that “We felt like this technology fit really well with our digital short campaign.”

What has yet to be seen is how actual consumers will respond to this type of mobile advertising. There are many haptic elements throughout this marketing strategy and this is quite new and revolutionary in this area. It is unlike most of what else is out there, so it will be interesting to see the consumer response to these new types of advertising. The hope from the team at Stoli is that the more the viewers are engaged through their different senses, the more powerful – and therefore the more effective – these mobile ads will be. The primary issue that will need to be watched with be the vibration feature, which appears quite unexpectedly and which has rarely – if ever – been worked into a smartphone ad in other campaigns.