Have you gone anywhere without your smartphone this week? Be honest. It’s okay. Neither have we – nor most of the 217 million other Americans who are glued to their mobile devices each day. So, as an advertiser, what will this increasing reliance on the little glowing screen mean for you in the coming year? Keep reading for some important 2017 predictions for mobile advertising, expected to top $42 billion in the coming year.
Mobile Adblocking will continue to grow. Advertisers can combat this with good creative and effective targeting. Just like desktop traffic has evolved from toolbar and pops, advertisers are going to need to look for less intrusive ways to reach their audience with options like native or in-app advertising.
Targeting and Personalization
Targeting and personalization will be the name of the game. Fewer ads to the right people at the right time. Location based advertising is a huge part of this. Know your target user and make sure to use language to reach them specifically and personally. Utilizing things like geo-targeted facebook ads would be an effective example of this.
Mobile advertisers will need to be aware of bandwidth and data. In some places in the world, bandwidth is increasing, which means we can be more creative and offer richer content. On the other hand, telecommunication operators are beginning to fight back by trying to draw battle lines around data, the only thing they can control.
Advertisers will be more focused on detailed measurement of ROI, and measurable results like a purchase, or deposit, rather than just an install. For example, installs are very easy to get rid of and is a dissipating industry. By focusing on more active and engaged users that are actually purchasing something, you will be able to forecast and gauge performance better in the long run.
Video, video, video. Video advertising is the gold standard for reaching customers with richer content that really shares the brand’s personality. Check out our recent post, “Video Advertising Questions and Answers” to learn more about where to focus your energy.
Staying on Top of Mobile Advertising in 2017
At Advertise.com, our job is to stay on top of the latest developments in online advertising. Mobile advertising is becoming more and more crucial for businesses seeking to grow their customer base. We’d love to help you with your 2017 mobile advertising action plans.