Tagged 'tablet'

Cross-Device 1-2-3! Important Ways to Improve Cross-Device Campaign Results

Posted by Jim Nichols on July 2nd, 2014 at 1:09 pm

With the average consumer now using just over three different devices to access the web, cross-device capabilities are critical to the success of today’s digital campaigns. But while many marketers are aware of “what works” in cross-device, something is often lost between conception and execution of cross-device campaigns. In the rush to get programs up and running on “Internet Time,” cross-device efforts frequently fall short of best practices. Keep the following strategies in mind as you architect your next cross-device campaign.
First, don’t think in screen silos and don’t think about cross-device solely in context of media delivery. To truly succeed in cross-device, your approach must be all-encompassing. This means that data, delivery, and insights gathering must all be considered when you are devising your cross-device strategy.

Cross-Device Data: According to comScore, consumers now spend 60% of their online time on mobile devices. And consumer behavior can vary greatly from device to device. As such, to attain a 360 degree view of a consumer, you must incorporate unique learnings from all of a consumer’s interactions, across screens. These learnings collectively create a richer consumer profile that will significantly improve targeting capabilities, for both multi- and even single-device programs.
Cross-Device Delivery: Leverage the best... Read more

New CES Toys Highlight the Coming Year of the ‘Phablet’

Posted by Tom O'Regan on January 13th, 2014 at 6:36 pm

The new releases from CES are exciting for consumers and advertisers alike, but they also present a challenge for advertisers to live up to the advances in technology. Consumers will have less patience for media pollution and will be expecting better experiences.

CBS streams Super Bowl to my iPad and I like it (mostly)

Posted by Cameron Yuill on February 6th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

First up, kudos to CBS for ‘getting it’. Steaming live video to tablets is an absolute no brainer. There were almost 50 million tablets sold world wide last quarter. That is a lot of consumers.
So, let me say ‘thank you’ to CBS on behalf of the millions (I am betting that there were millions) of consumers who took advantage of the live stream. It certainly provided consumers the flexibility and choice we deserve when it comes to watching the biggest sporting event in the country.
Now, if you were only watching the big game on your tablet that would be fine. You would be very, very happy.
However, I made the mistake of having the television on at the same time as having the live stream on my iPad on my lap (I am sure many others did this as well).
The issue - and I don’t know if it was my connection or the WiFi I was on or if it is a technical limitation of live stream - but the stream to the tablet lagged the television coverage. It was not a short lag, it was considerable. At one stage in the first quarter, I got out the... Read more

The Rise of the Second Screen

Posted by Neil Spencer on November 12th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Where will the reach of the Internet invade next? Those of us who love our television programs are increasingly watching them with our mobile devices in hand. We use them to find our information related to things we've seen, and connect on our favorite social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
Shows like AMCs The Walking Dead really play things up in the social sphere, asking fans to create or comment on different hashtags for each episode, then discussing them on the air. This extra interaction is often happening during the advertisements, and the "second screen" trend is changing the way people view TV in surprising ways. See more about TV going social in the below infographic from Confused.com.

What I Learned from Mobile Marketing Day 2012

Posted by Josh Boaz on April 12th, 2012 at 9:04 am

Recently, I attended a session hosted by DMA and Mobile Marketer regarding the state of mobile advertising, one of the fastest growing digital advertising channels.  Over the course of the day I learned about recent advancements in the industry as well as strategies to assist brands looking to develop a mobile marketing campaign.
The mobile space encompasses all users who view the internet either through their mobile smartphone device or through a tablet.  Shortly, we will be heading into a post PC world where total usage of smartphones, tablets and upcoming products will eclipse total usage of the desktop/laptop. What's amazing is the speed at which this transformation is taking place.  In 2011, there were a total of 117.9 million smartphones in the US and that number will continue to rise to 155.6 million in 2012, a 32% increase. Tablet usage is growing even faster, with the US tablet user base reaching 33.7 million in 2011, and expected to nearly double to 54.8 million in 2012, a 62.8% increase (eMarketer).
From the presentations at the summit and from speaking with other executives in the mobile business, it is clear that larger brands are taking steps to address the radical shifts in web... Read more