It doesn’t seem that long ago when it wasn’t unusual for the average person to look over the shoulder of someone who had a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) and think it was the coolest thing since sliced bread. Then there were smart phones, and tablet computers, and eBook readers with Internet access. All these things are not merely “cool” things but a lifeline to the larger world that people are viewing as more and more essential to their lives.
What does this mean for business? A new playground to market goods and services that reaches audiences in ways it never has before. Since people are spending a good deal of time on these devices with relatively small screens, their focus on advertisements is greater. Also, when they are using Smartphones and tablets, there is less bandwidth and memory in use, so there’s less likelihood of customers missing something while they are multitasking. Some devices, such as the Amazon Kindle, have versions of their products that allow for increased advertising in exchange for a lower price.
With mobile marketing, everyone wins. Businesses get the word out to a customer base of engaged users. And customers gain knowledge about the latest products and services available no matter where they are.
As much as people complain about excess advertising, marketing is an essential component to the future of our economy. Advertising and marketing does more than sell stuff, it teaches consumers about what is up and coming in society and helps propel businesses forward. Still, more and more people are striving to figure out ways to reduce the amount of advertising they are exposed to. Highly effective ads on mobile devices are the way to go. Quality over quantity is key, which means providing the most efficient adverting possible.