Mobile

  • Italian mobile internet users overtake desktop only users

    According to data captured by comScore, in March 2017 9.3 million (24.9%) of the country’s 37.3 million internet users accessed the internet exclusively via smartphone or tablet in March. By comparison, 9.1 million (24.3%) did so solely from a desktop or laptop computer. Just over half (51%) of Italy’s internet users employed both mobile and desktop devices to go online during the month, up 4 percentage points from the 47%... Read More

  • The 6 principles that create the best performing mobile ads

    At the end of 2017 global mobile advertising spend is predicted to hit $143.5 billion. With such a large spend which is double the amount spent in 2015 ($71.8 billion), it is important for mobile advertisers to make their ads effective. Well help is at hand with a recent study from On Device Research who carried out an analysis of 200 mobile advertising effectiveness studies. Analysing display ads they found... Read More

  • US native digital display advertising set to reach over $22 billion in 2017

    According to a new eMarketer report, US native digital display ad spending is estimated to increase by 36.2% to $22.09 billion in 2017. That means it will make up almost 53% of all display ad expenditure in the US in 2017. The predictions are split into social native and non social native. While social takes up the biggest chunk, non social native is also expected to rise by 43% from... Read More

  • China is more mobile than ever

    Mobile internet in China has now pushed through the 50% threshold, according to the 39th China Internet Development Statistics Report, complied by the Chinese government agency responsible for the internet. As of December 2016, China had 731 million internet users. That figure represents 53.2 percent of China’s population, meaning that it is almost on par with the population of Europe: 743 million people. But, perhaps more impressively, 95 percent of... Read More

  • Desktop ad blocking continues to decline in Germany

    According to eMarketer desktop ad blocking in Germany has fallen for the third consequitive quarter, a trend that is unusual given much talked about uptake of ad blocking globally. According to Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft (BVDW) and Online-Vermarkterkreis (OVK)’s November 2016 report, desktop display ad blocking rates were down 0.3 percentage points in the third quarter. The measure had declined by 0.7 points the previous quarter, and by 0.4 points in the... Read More

  • Mobile internet use overtakes desktop for the first time

    For the first time more users are accessing the internet from mobile devices than from desktop computers. That is according to internet monitoring firm StatCounter. The combined traffic from mobile and tablet devices tipped the balance at 51.2 % versus 48.7% for desktop access. In emerging markets such as India, mobile is by far the preferred way to access the internet with a staggering 75% of users using mobile only.... Read More

  • Google rolls out Android 7.1 developer preview

    As of yesterday (19 October) Google is rolling out its Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview and its SDK tools to developers who signed up for the Android Beta Program. This is the same Android 7.1 that’s already on the Google Pixel and the company's plan is to release another preview in November and then roll out the final version in December. What’s new in 7.1? Support for Google’s Daydream VR... Read More

  • Latest UK mobile statistics and advertising data

    British consumers' obsession with their mobile devices has been capitalised upon by marketeers and their digital ad spend. According to PWC and IAB, for the first time in the first half of 2016, UK figures show that more digital display budget was being spent on mobile (£802m) than on PC and tablet (£762m). The figures also revealed that overall digital ad spending is up 16%, with mobile digital ad spend... Read More

  • Mobile predicted to generate highest media spend in 2016

    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

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