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.
Whether you are talking about terrestrial broadcast radio or Internet radio, it has become a story about ultramobile consumers. These consumers are typically listening from a mobile device, but more specifically the listening behavior is hands free, eyes free audio consumption. This may seem obvious – audio content shouldn’t require visual or manual attention. However, we see advertising models in audio listening today that ignore this reality.