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Mobile marketing has not yet come anywhere near its potential

A recent Leanplum analysis of 671 million push notifications has revealed that smartphone ads are just scratching the surface.

Mobile marketing automation platform, Leanplum, has announced that it has completed its first research study, which it has published under the title “Breaking Barriers to Push Notification Engagement.”

This research determined that the majority of push notification users were not reaching their potential.

The study was based on the results of an analysis conducted by Leanplum, which examined 671 million push notifications and 1.4 billion in-app events. What they found was that while there is a great deal of potential to mobile marketing through push notifications, the majority of the marketers around the world who were using this technique were not living up to that potential. The analysis determined that, as a whole, approximately 63 percent of marketers were missing their targets when it came to the messaging itself, the frequency of their marketing efforts via mobile apps, and even their timing.

There were a number of key findings that may provide helpful insight to mobile marketing firms.

Mobile Marketing ResearchAmong the key findings from Leanplum’s study were:

• North American app marketers were especially prone to missing engagement opportunities with their users during evening hours. App users in that region typically open push notifications at 8 p.m. at a rate that is four times greater than the ads are actually being sent.
• In terms of notifications sent versus those that were opened, the times marketers were issuing their push notifications and the times at which users were actually most likely to open and engage with them were not synchronized. This was a worldwide issue based on out-of-date messaging strategies.
• Mobile marketing firms often fail to shift their efforts with time zones. For example, marketers focusing on Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are sending pushes that are reaching people at midnight, while the majority of recipients are sleeping, since they are aiming at reaching people during peak North American times. A change in the timing of push notifications based on the time zones in which the recipients reside could greatly enhance engagement results.

New mobile marketing strategy to launch through Swrve

The advertising automation provider has announced that it is now prepared to begin a new “conversation”.

Swrve recently announced that it will be supporting a range of different types of “rich media” messages that will open the company up to mobile marketing that will allow for two way communication with device users, which is also known as “conversations”.

The announcement showed that there will be a range of different types of conversation available.

Among these mobile marketing opportunities will be interactive messages, video content, and surveys that allow that consumer to actually take part in the conversation, instead of simply receiving the information and moving on to whatever catches their attention next. This is a growing concept in advertising and it is one that is expected to become much more important over mobile devices at a very rapid pace.

Together, these mobile marketing features will enhance the overall experience for consumers and advertisers, alike.

New Mobile Marketing featuresThese features are designed to boost engagement above and beyond what can be accomplished simply by presenting the consumer with content and a message. This will encourage the consumer to enjoy a broader experience through interaction, which will, beyond boosting engagement, promote loyalty and, therefore, revenue for businesses that have embraced m-commerce, by way of a simple, non-technical service that is easy for everyone to use.

Swrve announced in its news release that revealed its willingness to take on conversations, that the increase in the existence, downloading, and use of mobile apps has formed “challenges for organizations when it comes to communications with users.” That said, by launching this new component to its services, the company has explained that it “re-imagines communication” over mobile devices and that it is supporting the delivery of real-time “perfect conversations” that can be held within the app that that the user has opened.

It will be interesting to see the usage, interaction, and results as this style of mobile marketing is adopted and the data that is collected by way of this technique will likely help to define the types of directions that will be taken by marketers and brands, in the future.