Written by Cindy Wednesday, 12 September 2012 11:25
What you’ve heard is true.
Almost everyone has a cell phone.
Think about it – your kid brother, your best friend, the varsity football coach at your local high school, that homeless person on the street, and that person using their EBT card to pay for their groceries - they all have cell phones.
And this market is only going to grow. I’ve read various articles relating to predictions that mobile usage will dominate PCs by the year 2013. Wow! That is literally right around the corner.
This information has mobile advertisers panting like dogs waiting for a piece of freshly cooked filet mignon… Or perhaps like an Olympic runner waiting for the go to start the race (if you prefer something less... sticky).
This so-called new and fresh market is a race, right? And what exactly will decide who wins? Is the winner going to be the person that gets there first? Or the one that manages to win the majority market share, making the barriers to entry difficult to cross? Or is it something else?
Well, I don’t know much about all this (yet), but my guess is something else (and luckily everyone here at Liquid Wireless has been doing this for over 4 years now). My guess is that the winner of this market is going to be the one that figures out exactly who Wendell is.
Now, you’re probably asking - who is this Wendell you speak of?
And the answer is… I don’t know.
Wendell is the mobile advertisers target market or the audience, if you will. Wendell is the consumer on the other end of the cell phone. That unknown person who is exactly that – a mystery. Perhaps, some information does exist about Wendell, like his income or education level – maybe even where he might live. But the thing is, even if we have some basic demographic information about our Wendell’s – it still doesn’t tell us how he interacts with his mobile device.
Mobile users are just different than PC users. Just like television users are different than PC users. And radio users are different from television users. Even though the users are the “same people” (in a sense) the advertising tactics have to be different and unique for each form of media; and so far – no one really has mobile figured out. Connecting successfully with Wendell while he is on his mobile device remains a mystery… just like him.
If you could ask your Wendell one thing right now, what would it be?
Written by Claire Friday, 27 April 2012 15:52
Last month I posted that AdMob was moving to the AdWords platform, and that we were excited. Boy was I wrong.
We had run mobile display campaigns in AdWords in the past... it worked for a while, but
Written by Claire Wednesday, 18 April 2012 15:59
I just returned from HeroConf 2012, and one of the bigger questions in the Advance Mobile Marketing breakout sessions was:
"Should I send tablet users to my desktop or smartphone page?"
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