Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Mobile Marketing News Weekly - Week of May 2, 2011

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

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According to eMarketer, the U.S. mobile ad spending market is expected to surpass $1 billion this year.  Google is expected to be the main beneficiary of this increase.


AT&T has announced that it will enter the online coupon market, currently a $1.3 billion dollar industry.


According to the Mobile Marketing Association, consumer interest in mobile coupons is growing significantly.


Companies invest over $800 million each year in U.S. mobile advertising, and the new partnership between Nielsen Catalina Solutions and 4INFO Inc. is creating a process to directly track the success of mobile ads for these companies.


Mobile shopping in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to continue its growth as more consumers make online purchases via their devices, creating lucrative opportunities for mobile advertising.


Apple and Google are expected to send representatives to an upcoming Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to testify about how they use anonymous location data collected from mobile devices.


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According to a Google survey using 5,000 adult smartphone Internet users, Smartphones are used by consumers when they are shopping to help make buying decisions.


EBay Inc. will acquire mobile advertising provider Where, a move that will continue to help EBay bridge the gap between online and in-store shopping.


Facebook entered the coupon market last week and expects to set itself apart from other new arrivals like AT&T using Facebook’s 500 million members.


This year is expected to see a 16 percent increase in search engine marketing, and with the help of smartphone advertising will reach $19 billion.

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst, SAP Mentor Volunteer
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.