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drag2share: How Location Data Is Being Collected, And Why It’s Transforming The Mobile Industry

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With over 770 million GPS-enabled smartphones, location data has begun to permeate the entire mobile space. The possibilities for location-based services on mobile go beyond consumer-facing apps like FourSquare and Shopkick. It’s powering advertisements, and many other services — from weather to travel apps.

In a recent report from BI Intelligence on location-based data, we analyze the opportunities emerging from this new local-mobile paradigm.

We specifically examine how location-enabled mobile ads have generated excitement, look at how location-based feature have boosted engagement for apps, and demystify some of the underlying technologies and privacy issues.

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A pure GPS approach and the “lat-long” tags it generates is considered the standard for location data. But there are at least four other methods, sometimes used in combination, for pinpointing location:

  • Cell tower data: When GPS signals can’t reach the device’s GPS chip, which often happens indoors, the device will often report its location by communicating with the cell tower it’s connected to and estimating its distance. It’s less accurate than pure GPS data.
  • Wi-Fi connection: It’s an accurate method but requires an active Wi-Fi hotspot. Wi-Fi locations are matched with GPS coordinates. It can pinpoint a user to a specific storefront, which is why many retailers are rolling out free public Wi-Fi to enable in-store mobile ads.
  • IP address: Location can be gauged by the IP address associated with the data connection. The accuracy of this approach varies between carriers, and is far less reliable than the above methods.
  • User-reported: When users sign up for emails or register for mobile apps and services, they often enter their addresses and zip codes. This data can be translated into GPS coordinates to build a geolocation profile of a single user or user base.
The ability to collect user location data and track it has raised some concerns over privacy. However, Android and iOS give users the ability to opt out of location tracking altogether via their settings.


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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 news No Comments

US Total, Digital Ad Spend See Solid Expansion

source: http://www.emarketer.com/Article/US-Total-Digital-Ad-Spend-See-Solid-Expansion/1010217

AT&T tops L’Oréal as second-place advertiser

For the first half of 2013, Kantar Media estimated that the total US ad spend market rose 2.0%, compared with the same period one year earlier. But Q2 2013 was notable for an even faster rate of increase, at 3.5% over Q2 2012, suggesting that the ad spend market may be gaining some momentum.

TV ad spend expanded even faster than digital display spend in Q2 2013, growing 6.4%, vs. 4.1% for digital display. Big winners among the TV segments included cable TV, which jumped up 10.1% in H1 2013 over that period in 2012, and Spanish-language TV, which grew 9.4%.

For H1 2013, digital display ads saw a 5.3% increase. But this estimate excludes video and mobile ads, two digital formats that are seeing among the biggest bumps in investment, suggesting that total digital spending rose by significantly more than the figure cited for display only.

Retail remained the top spending ad category, but growth in Q2 2013 was minimal compared to a year prior, at only 0.1%. The telecom industry grew fastest, at a 19.5% rate, and restaurants and insurance also grew ad spend by double-digit percentages.

As for which companies were shelling out the most cash for ads, Procter & Gamble was the top spender, putting up $804.8 million in Q2 2013, and it was also No. 2 for growth, increasing outlays over Q2 2012 by 35.3%. Only Pfizer, the No. 10 advertiser, increased spending by a greater 54.0%. AT&T made a significant ad investment in Q2, upping spending by 33.2% to become the No. 2 advertiser in the US, edging out L’Oréal, whi! ch was No. 2 a year earlier. L’Oréal increased spending by a relatively meager 4.6% in Q2 2013 over Q2 2012.

eMarketer estimates that total US ad spending will grow 3.6% this year, which is in keeping with Kantar’s estimate of Q2 performance, but ahead of its half-year projections. eMarketer’s inclusion of all digital formats may account for some of this difference in spending estimates. Kantar put total ad spending for the year at $68.9 billion. eMarketer expects full-year 2013 ad spending to reach $171.0 billion.

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Monday, September 16th, 2013 news No Comments

drag2share: How Mobile Native Ads Are Turning The Digital Ad Industry On Its Head

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regional mobile ad share by formatThe advertising industry can’t quite seem to figure out how to advertise effectively to audiences on smartphones and tablets.

Many mobile ads are simply banner or search ads bought inadvertently as advertisers aim for broad digital audiences.

Native ads are being touted as the new formats that will bring real depth and differentiation to the mobile ad market.

But what exactly is a native ad on mobile? Is it just an ad unit that was designed to show on a mobile device?


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Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 news No Comments

Pandora Shows That A Media Business Can Grow Around Mobile Ads

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Pandora reported total mobile revenue growth of 92% year-over-year, according to the company’s earnings released last week.

That puts Pandora’s mobile revenue at $116 million, almost 72% of total revenue, up significantly from a 65% share last quarter.

More than ever, Pandora is a mobile-first company, and its efforts to build a media business around mobile advertising make it a bellwether for the industry.

In the recent past, Pandora seemed to be struggling to monetize mobile effectively.

The company even saw its RPM rate, the amount of revenue it could command for a thousand advertisements, decline in recent quarters.

But this past quarter it accomplished a 180-degree performance turnaround.

Pandora’s RPM rate jumped 52% compared to the same quarter last year, and 39% compared to the prior quarter.

Pandora executives have attributed the impressive mobile numbers to app improvements and bulked-up efforts to sell locally targeted ads.

Pandora has improved its ad revenue picture enough that it now feels confident lifting its 40-hour-per-month listening cap for free mobile users, despite the increased content licensing costs that will bring.

The end of the 40-hour cap could also be seen as a preemptive defensive tactic against the expected September launch of Apple’s iTunes radio streaming service.

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Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 news No Comments

US Digital Ad Spending by Format

source: http://www.emarketer.com/Article/Mobile-Gains-Greater-Share-of-Search-Display-Spending/1010148

Video, though still a relatively small slice of the display pie, will continue to be the fastest-growing digital ad format throughout eMarketer’s forecast period.

In the world of mobile alone, search is a more heavily favored format. This year, eMarketer expects 51.5% of all spending on mobile ads to go toward search, compared to 44.8% for display ads, including banners, video and other formats. Like in the digital advertising market as a whole, display formats are growing more quickly on mobile than search—but not fast enough to overtake search spending by 2017.

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 news No Comments

drag2share: The Emergence Of Native Ads On Mobile, And How They’re Turning Mobile Advertising On Its Head

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We are in the post-PC era, and soon billions of consumers will be carrying around Internet-connected mobile devices for up to 16 hours a day. Mobile audiences have exploded as a result.

The advertising industry can’t quite seem to figure out how to advertise effectively to these audiences. Many mobile ads are simply banner or search ads bought inadvertently as advertisers aim for digital audiences.

Native ads are being touted as the new formats that will bring real depth and differentiation to the mobile ad market.

But what exactly is a native ad on mobile? Is it just an ad unit that was designed to show on a mobile device?

In a new report from BI Intelligence on native ads and native ads on mobile, we interview a half-dozen industry experts, we explain away the confusion surrounding native mobile ads, we categorize the various types of native ads that have gained traction on mobile, and we examine the growing role played by publishers and agencies in nurturing the native-mobile ecosystem and upending the traditional banner ad.


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Friday, August 2nd, 2013 news No Comments

Facebook’s Q2 Earnings — Huge EPS Beat, Stock Up 15% After Massive Increase In Mobile Ads (FB)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-earnings-for-q2-2013-2013-7

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Facebook has blown away expectations on both topline revenues and bottom line earnings per share.

The beat came on a massive increase in mobile advertising, which was ~$656 million in Q2, up from $375 million in Q1.

EPS: 19 cents (expectation was 14 cents).

Total Revenue: $1.81 billion (expectations were $1.62 billion).

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The stock took a big leap after the numbers came out, up 15% in seconds. FB has been trading around $26.30 all day. It’s now above $30 for the first time in weeks.

While we’re waiting for the call to begin, here are the highlights from the press release:

The revenue gain came after Facebook for the first time signed up 1 million-plus active advertisers. Ad revenue was $1.6 billion. Mobile ad revenue is now 41% of Facebook’s ad revenue.

Facebook for Every Phone passed 100 million users. FEP is Facebook’s feature phone app, which is popular in developing countries. There are also now 100,000 Facebook apps available for users.

User numbers:

  • Daily Active Users: 699 million, up 27%.
  • Monthly Active Users: 1.15 billion, up 21%.
  • Mobile MAUs: 819 million, up 51%.

Here’s a snapshot of the top and bottom lines:

Facebook Q2 2013

Facebook will host its Q2 2013 earnings call in the next few minutes and we’ll be providing live coverage right here.

Here’s the context to the call: Facebook appears to have delayed its introduction of video ads, and the report that some agencies reduced their adspend on the platform turned out to be a red herring, as we suggested.

Disclosure: The author owns Facebook stock.

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Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 digital No Comments

drag2share: Search Is Still The Main Source Of Mobile Ad Revenue

source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/~3/EHS1OhWETXo/chart-of-the-day-search-is-still-the-main-source-of-mobile-ad-revenue-2013-7

Globally, mobile ad revenues were up an impressive 83% last year, according to a new report from IAB and IHS.

But the bulk of mobile revenue is still being driven by a desktop-based innovation, the search engine. Search accounted for 53% of global mobile ad revenues in 2012. That share is actually up slightly from 51% in 2011.

(On the desktop, search only accounted for a 46% share of ad revenue in 2012.)

In some regions the share controlled by search is even more pronounced. In the the most developed mobile markets, Western Europe and North America, search accounted for 60% and 56% of mobile ad revenue, respectively.

Practically speaking, this means that Google accounts for a plurality, if not an outright majority, of mobile ad revenue. According to StatCounter, Google had a 94% mobile search market share in June.

However, given the broader fast-paced expansion in the mobile ad market, the display portion is still experiencing robust growth, even as it slipped relative to search.

It’s worth noting that mobile hasn’t fully broken out as a separate, distinct ad market. Many mobile ads — including search ads and banner ads — are simply desktop ads that show up on your mobile device. These reflect changing consum! er usage habits, but not yet a mature market with a depth of native ad formats.

chart of the day mobile ad revenue


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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 news No Comments

Major Players Consolidate Share in US Mobile Ad Market

Source: http://www.emarketer.com/Article/Major-Players-Consolidate-Share-US-Mobile-Ad-Market/1009967

A new eMarketer forecast breaks out US mobile ad revenues by company, and projects that Google will take in more than half of all dollars this year. Facebook and Twitter have also increased their share of the market since beginning to offer mobile ads last year.

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Thursday, June 13th, 2013 digital No Comments

Primary Campaign Goal of CPG is Brand Awareness

Because CPG brands are primarily purchased in physical stores, awareness-focused campaigns are typically more effective than direct response.

For CPG advertiser Procter & Gamble, mobile video advertising is a beneficial tactic to drive user engagement.
Read more at http://www.emarketer.com/Article/CPGs-Mobile-Ads-Meet-Awareness-Goals/1009846#JZBAiJtY0GD6Z7Vs.99

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Monday, April 29th, 2013 news No Comments

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