Adfonic insights indicate a night time peak in smartphone traffic that advertisers are passing up on
10 November 2010: Adfonic – the only real European-based global mobile advertising marketplace – has revealed through its reporting of real time clicks within its marketplace that advertisers could be missing out on a growing mobile audience during the evening. Detailed hourly click patterns show that traffic starts to build from around 6.00pm and keeps rising throughout the evening before peaking at midnight. Additionally, it appears that the morning hours offers possibility of mobile advertisers, as an increasing number of individuals awaken and spend some time browsing online on their smartphones. Both of these peaks in smartphone traffic coincide with dips in online traffic, traditionally viewed as dead times for online advertising, revealing a clear chance of advertisers to reach incremental audiences through mobile.
“Analysis of our data shows that among iPhone, iPad and other smartphone traffic, there is a development in ‘sofa’ and ‘bed’ surfing as users switch from TV watching to mobile browsing available breaks or between programmes. Many appear to prefer their smartphone – to engage with social media in order to download apps for example – to some good book once they go to bed,” says Paul Childs, chief marketing officer at Adfonic.
The insights also highlighted that many smartphone users connect over wi-fi in the evenings instead of special broadband, that was reflected within the high level of app downloads. However, exactly the same isn’t true throughout a smaller surfing peak through the morning commuter period, where app downloads are fewer because of the insufficient a great connection.
“It appears that many brands are still missing a trick and therefore are yet to take advantage of the full advertising potential of mobile,” says Childs. “As people switch off from TV advertising and spend less of the evening before a PC, the smartphone and tablet devices like the iPad are becoming the mediums of preference for spontaneous internet access. They also open exciting new possibilities to cross-link TV and online campaigns with mobile devices and content and also the possibility to engage more effectively with consumers through richer mobile ad units.”
Adfonic’s powerful real-time reporting and analytics is also able to map clicks over the UK, and reveals that contrary to popular opinion, iPhone, Android and iPad penetration is not confined to the London area. Adfonic’s figures show usage is now nationwide with heavy concentrations around all major urban conurbations.
“What is clear from this research is that smartphone and tablet products are changing the habits from the digital audience,” adds Childs. “As well as immediate and constant online access, they permit consumers to have interaction with brands in new methods TV and laptops simply cannot contend with. The opportunity for advertisers to achieve and build relationships new audiences is huge while offering great potential for the mobile industry to leverage.”
Having launched just over last year, Adfonic already has over 2,000 publishers within its network generating earnings from typically 3,000 live ad campaigns monthly including major advertiser brands such as Yell.com, Peugeot and Sky. The number of ad impressions served through its network is placed to reach two billion per month within the next quarter.
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