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Display is driving mobile ad revenue over smartphones

New data is showing that there has been a growth of 114 percent in that specific area of earnings.

A new report from the Association of Online Publishers (AOP) and business advisory firm, Deloitte, has shown that mobile ad revenues have driven a growth of 114 percent in smartphone display over the span of the previous 12 months.

The data revealed that there was also a great deal of overall growth in earnings from mobile advertising.

Among UK publishers, there was a growth of 80 percent in mobile ad revenue during this year’s first quarter, when compared to the figure from Q1, last year. According to the report, the main driver of this growth was the rapid rise in smartphone display earnings (114 percent), with tablet display ad revenues rising at a healthy but notably lower rate of 47 percent.

The rate of growth that was seen through mobile ad revenue was considerably greater than that of digital overall.

Mobile Ad Revenue - DataIn the AOP & Deloitte Digital Publishers Revenue Index Report (DPRI), it was stated that the overall increase in advertising revenues was 5.6 percent. That rate is slower than it has been over the quarters previous to Q1 2015. Another area in which there has been a steady and promising source of ad revenue has been in online video, where there was a 17 percent higher growth rate recorded by digital publishers than had been seen during the first quarter of 2014.

The desktop display ad revenues, on the other hand, saw a drop of 6 percent in the first quarter of this year when compared to the same quarter last year. This indicates that some of the market that had once belonged to desktop could be moving its way over to the mobile marketing sector, instead. As media consumption occurs over smartphones and tablets at a steadily growing rate, online publishers are starting to realize how important it is not to miss out on targeting those device owners with their advertising, as well.

This marketing trend does not appear to show any indications of slowing and so it is being predicted by a growing number of firms that the path of mobile ad revenue will only continue in its current direction.

Social media marketing is primed to continue growth

Social Media Marketing GrowthA recent study has shown that the increased use of networks in India will soon cause the sector to take off.

Though social media marketing is already a tremendous affair in many parts of the world, it has yet to truly take off in India, where the network influence is still considered to be in its infancy.

A recent study has shown that the use of this communication is finally starting to take its first steps in that country.

That being said, it looks like Facebook is and will continue its dominance over social media marketing in the country. A recent report issued by the Internet and Mobile Association of India has revealed that among all users of social media in the country, 97 percent use Facebook. Moreover, the average frequency of use over mobile is every day of the week.

Though this isn’t surprising to many, social media marketing itself has yet to take off there.

These numbers may seem normal for many countries where Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and others have already made themselves mainstream, but this is representing a considerable shift from previous years in India, says the founder of Brandologist, Saurabh Parmar, who is also a digital marketing professor.

At the same time, Parmar has questioned the accuracy of previous studies that have been performed regarding social media marketing and the use of the networks as a whole. In this most recent data from the Internet and Mobile Association of India, the data shows that there are 62 million users of social media as a whole in India. However, according to Facebook’s own data – not used in the study – there are 62 million Facebook users.

That would suggest that every single person who is using social media in India is also using Facebook, and it has called the accuracy of the study into doubt.

The study also placed Google+ as the second most popular place for consumers to be exposed to social media marketing. It said that approximately 35 percent of the number of network users are using that platform. However, Naga Chokkanathan pointed out that “If this is true, then this is a surprise. All along we were thinking that social media are dominated by people from big cities, and we have been targeting content, advertisements and offers for them.” Chokkanathan is a social media and customer experience management consultant.

All in all, what could be agreed upon is that there is a great deal of potential for social media marketing in India, and that the surface has only been scratched so far.