MAM

Mobile marketing should be more interactive: Media experts

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/11/CaratLane.jpg?itok=eZ00F3Cj

MUMBAI: In an expanding digital universe, media agencies have to make the organisational shift to tailor to the diverse consumer needs.

Mindshare, WPP‘s leading media agency, has consciously made this shift as it lives online, offline and on mobile.

Mindshare‘s Asia Pacific Digital Lead Nick Seckold believes the nature of new age audience demands a new approach to mobile marketing communication. "In the past, advertisers merely wanted a mobile presence but at Mindshare, our mantra is to adapt to consumers‘ needs, making the campaigns memorable and hard-hitting. Here the missing piece to the puzzle is not "why" advertisers should use mobile but "how" they should use."

This sentiment is echoed by senior executives of other media agencies. Says Vivaki Exchange CEO Mona Jain, "Mobile marketing can‘t be generalised. There should be different proposition, different ideas and different formats; one should tailor the campaign for different categories. It is very important that mobile marketing campaign should be targeted to relevant audience and should be engaging. Also, the purpose for which the brand wants to use the medium should be solved."

The demand for media agency professionals to change their mindsets is growing as mobile is slated to stay on the uptrend. According to Portio Research‘s latest report, there will be 6.5 billion mobile subscribers worldwide by end-2012, while annual handset shipments will reach 2.15 billion by 2016. So as mobile technology continues to evolve and significantly influence culture and the lifestyles of consumers, the impact mobile devices are having on daily life is almost unfathomable.

Says Seckold, "In an age of ‘always on‘, people are always on the move and are socially connected through their mobiles 24/7. Hence, there is no doubt that mobile represents a growing opportunity for brands, but penetration alone is not the best reason to convince advertisers to use mobile. The engagement portion through seamless, fun and addictive user interface is key to the success of a mobile campaign."

Seckold, thus, urges marketers to put themselves in their target audience‘s shoes and truly understand where they live - online, offline and on mobile.

Carat Media SVP West Himanka Das believes mobile marketing has to be integrated with the digital campaign. Nothing works in isolation. Also, the companies should develop WAP enabled websites and there should be some form of interactivity so that people can give their feedback.

"In mobile marketing what is being seen is that professionals need to segment the database to get the right audience. That should be done so that the campaign reaches to the relevant audience," says Das.

There are examples across the globe reflecting the gains brands have made through mobile application campaigns. Seckold narrates the example of Ford‘s "Drive Smart" mobile application campaign in India to advertise the new Ford Fiesta this January. The application launch was in sync with the Auto expo, providing the car manufacturer a unique platform to catch auto enthusiasts at the expo. While every car manufacturer was distributing freebies in form of physical product catalogues, merchandise, calendars, Ford distributed this utility cum entertainment application to its users at the expo via handy QR code cards.

"Through social integration (Facebook and check-in), conversations around Ford increased to 2.5 times more than its competitors. An app called "Drive Smart" was developed to engage prospects and customers, with a popular maps feature and traffic updates. The app has had 43,000 downloads and is still counting," says Seckold.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/25/mxus.jpg?itok=LmENWAyo
'17 IPL buzz doubled, Virat sliped six spots & Voda had most engaging content

Maxus, the global media agency of GroupM, has analysed the social conversations that happened around IPL Season 10. This study has been done by Maxus Mesh – the marketing command center and dialogue engine that reads environmental signals in real-time.

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/25/Sandeep%20Dadlani%20and%20Mike%20Clayville.jpg?itok=SfrGBep_
IGS-powered Infosys Data Lake on Amazon Web launched

MUMBAI: Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services, announced the launch of the Infosys Boundaryless Data Lake offering powered by its Information Grid Solution on Amazon Web Services (AWS).The solution allows enterprises to do more with their data...

MAM Marketing Brands
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/25/Joy%20Mohanty.jpg?itok=HCeHJDo_
Volini gets a #PatOnTheBack from Lintas

MUMBAI: We as children have been our parents’ top priority, sometimes even at the cost of their well-being and happiness. While the pain they took mostly remains hidden from us, can we ever give back enough? We know, we can’t; but isn’t there joy in the attempt.

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/25/Susan%20Josi%20and%20Sangeeta%20Barde.jpg?itok=Cy_yR2Vn
Havas Health & You to broaden APAC offering with Sorento buy

MUMBAI: Havas Group is expanding its capabilities and footprint in the important and burgeoning Indian market by adding Sorento to its roster of agencies. Sorento will integrate the Havas Health & You business unit and be rebranded Havas Life Sorento. This strategic acquisition will allow Havas...

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/24/asci.jpg?itok=7aeMmdUa
ASCI bags gold award for mobile app 'ASCIonline'

The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has bagged the gold award for their Mobile App “ASCIonline” to receive consumer complaints against false advertisement at the Global EASA Best Practice Awards 2016.

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/24/icc.jpg?itok=ob5d-Vso
Maxus wins media mandate for ICC Champions & ICC Women’s World Cup

Marketing communications consultancy Maxus has won the media mandate in India for ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 to help marketers build profitable relationships between consumers and their brands.

MAM Media and Advertising Account
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/24/NDTV-Mastercard.jpg?itok=vyHlQUrZ
Cashless Bano India movement launched by NDTV & Mastercard

NEW DELHI: 'Cashless Bano India', a campaign aimed at accelerating the adoption of digital forms of payments through an on-ground and TV campaign, has been launched to educate the masses about digital payment solutions and encourage its usage for everyday spends. This campaign launched by NDTV...

MAM Marketing Brands
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/23/domnic.jpg?itok=KjiuLvwm
Havas develops CTS transparent client facing programmatic solution

Client Trading Solution (CTS) - a game-changing programmatic solution that gives clients complete visibility and control over their campaigns – has been launched by meta programmatic solutions pioneer Havas Group to act as a control tower, offering clients complete visibility across trading desks,...

MAM Media and Advertising Media Agencies
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/23/mauresh.jpg?itok=q8a6GxkA
Mayuresh U. Dubhashi new executive creative director at Grey group India

Grey group India has appointed veteran advertising expert Mayuresh Dubhashi as its executive creative director.

MAM Media and Advertising People

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories