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Mobile advertising is growing rapidly in New Zealand

The country has been making global headlines due to the increases that it has been seeing in its smartphone ad spend.

Despite the fact that New Zealand is a relatively small country and a limited market when compared to some of the other giant nations and populations, it is now at the top of mobile advertising headlines due to the massive growth that it has seen in its usage and spending.

This has occurred as a result of the latest figures that were released by InMobi in its annual report.

The Mobile Insights Report has now been released by InMobi and has placed the spotlight on New Zealand due to the tremendous growth that the country is experiencing in mobile advertising. The report showed that there were 4.4 billion ad impressions served on the country’s network, last year. When taking into consideration that there is a population of only 4.4 million people in the country, the smartphone based ad stats are very striking.

The report showed that the year before, there had already been 3.3 billion mobile advertising impressions.

New Zealand Mobile Advertising on the RiseThe InMobi report also showed that the company’s analysis showed that the in-app advertising in New Zealand experienced a growth of 45 percent in 2014 over what it had been the year before. In fact, those ads made up 71.7 percent of all impressions.

According to the InMobi Australia and New Zealand regional director and general manager, Jon White, “This significant growth on our network is further indication of the rapid shift in consumer behavior in New Zealand, reflecting both an increase in audience size, as well as an increase in activity.”

White then went on to say that while they now anticipate growth figures for mobile advertising to be large on their network, the statistics that were actually revealed within their analysis suggest that mobile ad use is “certainly still in a strong growth phase within the country.” He also pointed out that this represents a vital shift in the behavior of consumers and that marketers should be aware of it in order to be able to act on it appropriately.

Mobile marketing firm makes deal with Fly Buys

Vmob teams up with New Zealand’s largest loyalty program.

The partnership formed between mobile marketing company Vmob and loyalty program Fly Buys, will result in a mobile platform that will be geared toward targeting the personal preferences of smartphone users who will be sent promotions, offers and sales opportunities based on what most appeals to them.

New mobile platform will aim to give customers more of what they want.

“One of the criticisms I often get from customers is, ‘You know a lot about me, why do you keep sending me things that aren’t relevant?” said Fly Buys owner and chief of Loyalty New Zealand, Stephen England-Hall. He said that the new platform will give Fly Buys the ability to better target the needs and desires of customers instead of offering them products that are intended for a wider and general group of consumers.

In a few months, the mobile marketing platform will be ready to go. The information it uses will be based on the customers past shopping habits and their location, which will allow it to send them promotions and offers that are relevant.

England-Hall stated that with the partnership and mobile combined, the company will finally be able to eliminate what is irrelevant and can be more specific with targeting. He also mentioned that even though the new platform will use the personal data of consumers in terms of their previous shopping trends and location, this will only make Fly Buys work with greater diligence to ensure private customer information is protected.

Many consumers worry that mobile marketing is becoming too intrusive.

Mobile Marketing deal with loyalty programAccording to England-Hall, people have concerns regarding mobile marketing and its invasiveness. Due to this reason, if they feel that a company is becoming too intrusive they will “delete you”. Therefore it is very important for marketing to be done with greater care and respect than it has been in the past.

Vmob, a cloud-based company from New Zealand, has achieved international success via partnerships with big name clients including Telkom Indonesia, and McDonald’s Netherlands. However, despite this success, the chief executive and founder of Vmob, Scott Bradley, says that it is wonderful to have formed a strong partnership with New Zealand’s largest loyalty program. 1.4 million active households are part of the Fly Buys loyalty program, which is approximately 74% of all the households in the country.

Mobile marketing is key to a successful shopping experience for both the seller and buyer. Bradley said, “We need to turn shopping back to a service-oriented culture rather than a transactional one, and service comes from knowing your customer.”