Marketing in general, and mobile marketing in particular, runs on statistics. The fact that firms like InTarget can accurately measure such indices are clickthrough rates, average cost per user and others means that numbers feature prominently in mobile campaigns.
Many of us here at InTarget can quote the usual mobile marketing-related numbers with ease. For example, over 90 percent of adults keep their smartphones within reach and almost half of millennials check their phones within five minutes of waking. Stats like these have become such accepted wisdom that they’re often quoted and never credited.
A brand new statistic that caught my eye this past week is from Opera Mediaworks’ new report. Looking at data from the top 100 apps that use Opera’s mobile ad platform to monetise their traffic, it’s clear that mobile users are spending about 30 minutes each in popular apps. That’s really significant and especially good news for mobile marketers as this research seems to indicate that brands have got as long as half an hour to make an impression.
Other highlights from the research includes the fact that Games is the top category for ad impressions and also have long average session times. Ads also convert at a higher rate on Games apps than any other category. Music, Video & Media is no. 1 for engagement (as measured by clickthrough rate), followed by Travel and Lifestyle.
finally, although the volume of impressions on mobile apps versus the mobile web are comparable, apps generate more than twice the engagement and 13.5X times the revenue. Food for thought indeed and definitely stats to be bourn in mind when planning mobile campaigns.