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What’s working in mobile advertising — and what might work in the future

November 16, 2012
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It is interesting to see the huge gap illustrated here between Mobile Usage and Mobile Advertising spend. This can suggest several things – that advertisers believe mobile advertising doesn’t work, mobile ads are extremely cheap, or, most realistically that there is still a huge adoption deficit for mobile advertising.

Contrast this with the spend on print advertising versus the limited time spent consuming print.

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Is your advertising revenue shifting from print to mobile? What trends are you seeing in internet based advertising? Let us know in the comments section.

Gigaom

As Mary Meeker, the Queen of the Internet, made clear earlier this year, mobile is on the wrong side of a monetization gap. While consumers are spending more and more time on mobile devices, advertising revenue there is still lagging well behind traditional online — some $30 billion was spent in online advertising last year in the U.S. vs. $1.6 billion for mobile ads. Ad rates on mobile are 5 times lower than on desktop.

Mobile AdvertisingAdvertisers are expected to chase the eyeballs to mobile, though to what extent and how quickly is unclear. Mobile presents particular challenges for advertisers because they don’t have the same retargeting tools (like cookies) that they have online, the screens are smaller, and ads have the potential to be more intrusive than on the desktop. For now, marketers are spending more on ads for smartphones than for tablets, because more people own the former than the…

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