Evolution of Mobile Marketing


smartphones_lgAt a recent Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association (MIMA) event, Michael Becker, EVP Business Development iLoop Mobile spoke about the ever increasing importance of mobile marketing.

The value of mobile is found in the convergence of a wide variety of media such as web, television, radio, social, and cinema, and it’s being increasingly used for such things as online banking, digital couponing, rewards programs, sweepstakes, point of sale promotions, customer service, geo location, CRM, mobile enabled advertising and a lot more.

Companies are beginning to realize significant return of investment through mobile marketing and Mr. Becker recommends companies start now in determining how mobile marketing will play a role in their overall business objectives.

Here are some interesting mobile tidbits from the presentation:

  • There are 4.1 billion mobile subscribers in world; only 1 billion PCs & 1.4 billion TVs
  • By 2013, 75% of all customer care calls will be initiated from a mobile phone
  • In the next 5 years, more people will be accessing the Internet thru mobile devices than thru broadband
  • Voice is no longer the primary communication method on mobile devices; its texting
  • Over 4 billion text messages get sent every day in the U.S.
  • Of 235 mobile subscribers in the U.S.; 65% are text messaging, 31% using multimedia messaging, 21% using email, 30% watching video & 21% using mobile web
  • Smart phones only account for 17% of the mobile market; iPhone only accounts for 3% of this market

MIMA 1.20.2010 – EMBRACING MOBILE MARKETING from Ech03 on Vimeo.

Further Mobile Marketing Resources:

mobile marketing associa

direct marketing association

college of mobile marketing


About Jason Sem

I develop strategic direction for social media and digital initiatives; specializing in the integration of digital, social, mobile and off-line channels to engage consumers at all points along consumer’s path-to-purchase.