• Mobile predicted to generate highest media spend in 2016

    Man typing text message on his smartphone, focus on hands and the phone device.

    A new report by global media agency Carat predicts that by the end of 2016 mobile will generate the highest spend across all media, with a year-on-year to increase by 49%, beating earlier predictions of 38%. The data is taken from 59 markets in the Americas, Asia Pacific and EMEA. In Europe, the UK continues to be the number one ranked advertising market, with 5.4% growth in 2016 and a... Read More

  • What do UK publishers think about mobile ad blockers?


    Back in May this year, AOL and research firm InsightsNow surveyed over 300 UK publishers to ask them what were the primary challenges they were seeing on mobile. With over half (55%) putting ad blockers as the biggest challenge, compared to quality of consumer experience (45%) and quality of content/creative (40%). However, mobile does provide publishers with several opportunities. The study also found that faster ad loads and engaging ad units... Read More

  • Google I/O 2016 – the lowdown


    After the Google I/O show that got all Android developers very excited, here is a summary of what is on Google's roadmap. Read on! Android Back in March, Google released a preview of its forthcoming Android N update. At I/O it revealed more info and uses that go beyond the preview version: - VR support via its Daydream platform - Automatic removal of less frequently used apps from the home... Read More

  • By 2017 mobile ad spend to account for 44% of all digital ad spend


    Mobile marketing intelligence company Warc has released new research which found that mobile ad spend reached $48bn globally in 2015, making up 30% of all internet ad spend. The research found unsurprisingly, that mobile ad spend has been doubling over the last two years, and by 2017 it is expected to account for 44% of all online ad spend reaching a massive $90bn. Warp found that desktop spending has stagnated... Read More

  • ExoClick’s Instant Message Ad Format


    ExoClick recently released an update to its Instant Message ad format. Inside our admin panel, advertisers can now select under 'New campaign>Ad format' a choice between Mobile Instant Message and Web Instant Message to enable advertisers to quickly select the right channel for this high performance ad format. The Instant Message format is typically a copy of the instant messenger chat box, on mobile the size is 300x100 and on... Read More

  • 10 new features inside Android 6.0 Marshmallow


    Google is now rolling the latest version of its mobile operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Android M). The rollout hits Nexus devices first, for other handsets, it depends on the manufacturer. To help give developers an overview of the new OS we've picked out 10 new feature updates to examine in a little more detail: 1. Web experience Chrome Custom Tabs is a new feature that gives developers a way... Read More

  • 9 tips for mobile publisher sites


    With nearly half of all activity occurring on mobile devices it is no longer enough to simply offer an optimized website anymore. Even though smartphone screen sizes seem to be getting increasingly larger each year, especially with the growth of the phablet segment, they are still small compared to the desktop experience. This means that you need to be focused on creation of content that is easy and quick to... Read More

  • Alternative ad formats to mobile redirects


    Now that the number of mobile users has out paced desktop users and Google has forced the world to mobilize with Mobilegeddon, all publishers are aware that sites have to be responsive and mobile friendly or they will be penalized in the Google search rankings. But are publishers and advertisers aware of how Google's algorithm affects the ad format: mobile redirects? Mobile redirects send traffic to an advertisement page instead... Read More

  • Ofcom’s latest report examines the UK smartphone market…


    UK Smartphones are the most popular device for getting online for the first time in the UK, according to industry monitor Ofcom. Ofcom's 2015 Communications Data Report found that 34% of adults use their smartphone within five minutes of waking up, with this figure rising to 49% of young adults in the 18-24 year old age group. Two-thirds of UK adults now have a smartphone, a significant rise from 39%... Read More

  • The wonderful world of mobile advertising for beginners


    Perhaps the three most important drivers for mobile domination have happened this year. The first was Google's mobile friendly update back in April. Brands with websites not optimised for mobile have suffered a 10 per cent dip in traffic according to the Adobe Digital Index which examined the change since Google introduced its new methodology. Secondly, the growth of mobile digital advertising, mobile is the fastest growing sector. Advertisers are... Read More

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