Mobile Leads the Charge as Digital Marketing Spend Increases

By David Murphy

Global brand and retail spend on digital marketing activities will reach $200bn this year, an increase of 15 per cent on 2014 levels, according to new research from Juniper Research.

The study, Digital Retail Marketing: Loyalty, Promotions, Coupons & Advertising 2015-2019, found that almost 70 per cent of the net increase on digital marketing spend this year would be concentrated on mobile and tablet devices, as brand strategies evolve to deliver campaigns within an omnichannel digital environment.

According to the research, factors behind the migration to smartphones and tablets include their ability to enable timely, targeted, personalised campaigns, to enhance customer engagement and to analyse the relative success of campaigns. It found that, in the case of mobile coupons, redemption rates were typically significantly higher and costs per redemption much lower than for traditional mechanisms such as direct mail or newspaper coupons.

Additionally, the report highlights the potential for using predictive analytics on the wealth of online data generated through consumer activities on websites and social media. It found that predictive analytics is increasingly being used in real time, with retailers able to tailor advertising and product promotion while a customer is browsing their websites.

However, the research also cautions that brands …read more

Source:: Mobile App News