Mobile Marketing

e-Strategy Trends’ continually-updated collection of mobile marketing research, statistics and trends for marketing, public relations, advertising and strategic communications professionals.

Media Consumption By Device Age Range [CHART]

Chart: Media Consumption By Device & Age-Range

According to Q3 2018 research from Nielsen, US consumers ages 35 to 49 spend nearly the same amount of time with old media like live and timeshifted TV and radio, as with their digital devices by accessing apps and the web on a smartphones or tablet.

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Top Google Ranking Factors [CHART]

Chart: Top Google Ranking Factors

In August of 2019, SparkToro surveyed 1,584 professionals in the field of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to share their opinions on the relative use and merit of various inputs in Google’s ranking systems.

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Mobile Device Use By Generation [CHART]

Chart: Mobile Device Use By Generation

Smartphone ownership is the norm for Xers—we estimate that 88.5% of the Xer population, or 57.9 million people, own such a device. For marketers, knowing how to reach this cohort with timely and relevant communications is key.

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Smartphone App User Demographics [TABLE]

Table: Smartphone App User Demographics

Mobile and social usage are major elements of Gen X’s digital activity, so it’s no surprise that those also figure into their shopping. But while such usage is a default behavior for millennials, Gen X is selective in using mobile and (especially) social as shopping tools.

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Map App Users, 2017-2021 [CHART]

Chart: Map App Users

Maps and navigation apps are essential tools for smartphone users, and we forecast that 66.8% of smartphone users will use them monthly, with a growth of 5.8% from 2017 to 2018. More than 155 million people will use maps and navigation apps by the end of this year. We expect that growth will remain steady in the coming years, and penetration will reach 67.6% by 2021.

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Social Media Marketers’ Platform Use [CHART]

Chart: Social Media Marketers' Platform Use

Facebook remains the most used social media platform among marketers again this year, but Instagram is gaining in popularity as companies plan to increase their activity on the platform, per the latest annual Social Media Marketing Industry Report from Social Media Examiner, based on a survey of more than 4,800 participants from around the globe.

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Weekly Commercial Message Consumption Frequency [CHART]

Chart: Weekly Commercial Message Consumption Frequency

While very few marketers would dispute the effectiveness of personalization, there are still barriers to being able to personalize at scale, namely the time and cost involved in creating personalized content. A survey of more than 1,000 US consumers from Periscope by McKinsey shares some insights on personalized messages and what consumers think of them.

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