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Report predicts Mobile Internet usage is expected to overtake desktop usage as early as 2014


Bangalore, Karnataka -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/14/2012 -- No longer a niche value-added service (VAS), mobile marketing and advertising is now a mainstream service offering. As is the case with many VAS applications, there is an interdependency between the mobile operator and various third parties including media companies, advertisers, portals, content providers, brands, and various other intermediaries.

Drivers for mobile marketing include a dramatic increase in smartphone usage, over-the-top applications, introduction of new methods such as abbreviated dial codes, and many other factors. Worldwide share of mobile web traffic alone has increased from 3.8% to 10% from 2010 to 2012. Mobile Internet usage is expected to overtake desktop usage as early as 2014. SMS remains the most common denominator among mobile marketing modalities with approximately 3B SMS enabled phones worldwide. Smartphone penetration of about 1B global users is a significantly gaining end-user target, especially as LTE is deployed allowing for increasingly more interactive, multimedia marketing/advertising solutions.

This research focuses on the challenges and opportunities within mobile marketing and advertising in 2013 and beyond. The report includes a vendor assessment, solution analysis, and prospects for various mobile marketing and advertising modalities.

The report also includes the following forecasts:

- Global Mobile Advertising and Marketing Expenditures to 2015
- Global Mobile Advertising and Marketing Expenditures by Ad Type to 2015
- Global Mobile Marketing and Advertising Expenditures by Modality to 2015
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Target Audience:

- Traditional media outlets
- Mobile network operators
- Mobile platform developers
- Mobile advertising networks
- Marketing and advertising agencies
- Smartphone and tablet manufacturers
- Mobile search and content aggregators

Key Findings:

- Mobile search will grow significantly by 2015 based on various factors including the influence of HTML5
- Smartphones and tablets are playing an increasingly important role in driving mobile ad spending, with mobile searching and mapping the strongest earners. Video and audio mobile ads, meanwhile, are the fastest-growing ad segments, with momentum seen continuing through 2015.
- In game advertising and gamification as a means of engaging consumers with brands will grow significantly to 2015
- Mobile search, especially localized search, will be the dominant activity for marketers to engage consumers with branded communications but they should not ignore the potential of downloadable applications, streaming video, and, most certainly, mobile messaging.
- Display advertising will remain the leading revenue producer through 2015. However, other modalities are catching up rapidly and soon to overtake display with direct response mobile marketing leading the way.

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