Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Mobile Retailing News Weekly - Week of April 18, 2011

The Mobile Retailing News Weekly is an online newsletter that is made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile retailing applications and mobile marketing applications that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information.

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U.S. ad spending should rise by 3.1 percent this year, with cable television, online video and mobile marketing leading the charge.



Recently Germany has seen significant growth in both the number of companies willing to use mobile advertising and the growth of the overall mobile ad market.



With the help of mobile phones, online retail is expected to grow by 61 percent from 2010 to 2014.



Wal-Mart is purchasing Kosmix Corp, a marketing firm that analyzes online data to personalize web content.  This acquisition is another example of how Wal-Mart is entering the mobile retail industry.



The latest reports shows that smartphones are outselling personal computers by large numbers.  Mobile marketers are falling behind in the demand for mobile marketing compared to the numbers of smartphone being used.



In the U.S. last year between $550 and $650 million dollars were spent on mobile advertising.



With significant help from mobile use, search engine marketing will increase 16 percent this year to $19.3 billion in 2011.



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A recent survey shows that U.K. retailers do not fully grasp the marketing strategy for mobile advertising.



As consumers continue to cling tightly to their smartphones, marketers are seeing huge potential in a new form of online shopping that will cater specifically to mobile applications.



Going mobile is the next frontier for many apparel retailers, as many retailers are soon to enter the mobile marketing world.  In 2009 mobile advertising grew 400 percent.



Google's Android platform leads in mobile advertising, but Apple is gaining ground due to the popularity of Verizon's iPhone.  A report found that Android accounted for nearly half of ads at 48 percent, but Apple saw its share grow to 31 percent, marking a gain of 17 percent from a month earlier.



Research is showing that U.K. companies are not prepared for mobile marketing application.



The iPad continues to be one of the most popular devices and saw a 7 percent month over month growth in the number of ads requested.


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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst, SAP Mentor Volunteer
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