Mobile devices have changed how and when consumers interact with digital media. The rapid proliferation of smartphones in particular has both created new consumption habits for digital media and diverted consumer attention away from traditional media. But there are really two definitions of mobile media.
Last week, Mobile Marketer published an article about the current state of Internet radio advertising. Michael Barris calls out advertisers and marketers for missing some of the key dynamics involved in the audio experience. He applauds innovators such as NPR for use of tactics that are more conducive to the consumer experience, such as XAPPmedia technology.
Interactive Audio Ads were introduced to the world on April 8, 2014. Since then, advertisers as diverse as Amazon, Ford, Cleveland Clinic, Fox Searchlight Pictures, StubHub, SmartCar, Columbia University and others have adopted the solution. What were the results? Conversion rates far higher than other mobile advertising formats.
XAPP CEO Pat Higbie and NPR’s Erica Osher spoke with RJI Futures Lab reporter Nihn Pham in a recent video interview. Osher offers a perspective on how XAPP Ads not only help NPR’s sponsors, but also will be used to help listeners more easily connect with content. Watch the full video interview here.
The best time to prompt a new app install is when a consumer is already engaged with their mobile device. Facebook and Twitter users have shifted sharply to mobile, which means a lot of opportunities to encourage new app installs. Mobile Audio, whether from Internet radio pure plays, podcasters or live streams from broadcasters, offer a similar opportunity.
Radio advertising hasn't altered much since its inception. Ads are played in hopes that consumers will hear it and then eventually act. In addition, the metrics aren't always clear. XAPP Ads change all of that. Watch this video to see how XAPP Ads are changing audio advertising.
There is a lot of attention paid to the rise of mobile connectivity. Smart mobile devices now saturate the landscape from cities to shopping malls. While this shift has caused advertisers to take note, it has generated a problem. Mobile is viewed as a single behavioral concept when it actually has many different meanings. The industry needs a different model to segment the variety of mobile behaviors. For example, there is a class of mobile behavior that can be best categorized as Ultramobile.