The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) together with Kantar Millward Brown, released its 2016 Global Mobile Trends Report, the second annual and largest review of mobile campaigns.

Nearly one in five internet users around the world block ads, according to September 2016 research. That doesn’t necessarily mean they are averse to brand messaging, however.

With all the different types of social platforms out there, it can be challenging for brand marketers to decide when is the optimal time and day to post. According to H1 2016 research, on Facebook and Twitter, the best-performing posts were made in the evenings, and later in the work week.

When it comes to the elements that would make a “perfect” mobile ad, US teen and millennial internet users say they care more about whether they can save and access it later and less about the ad’s relevance to them.

Young Hispanics, who are digitally savvy and culturally connected, are a particularly important audience. To help marketers gain a greater understanding of their interests and perceptions, we partnered with market research firm Ipsos and research partner Audience Theory to survey Hispanics in the U.S., with a specific focus on the third generation.

Hispanic consumers are significantly more likely to engage with mobile to manage their finances, with 78 percent using a mobile banking app, compared to approximately half (51 percent) of non-Hispanics.

Understanding consumers’ behavior as they switch between devices remains one of the toughest challenges facing marketers today. According to recent research investigating marketers’ digital capabilities, the problem doesn’t seem to be getting any easier.

Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (“SBS”) announced the addition of a full video channel line-up to its LaMusica music streaming app.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) released the “What Works & Why: IAB Global Insights Report 2016,” showcasing case studies exploring two dozen award-winning campaigns from around the world, and featuring perspectives from 28 leaders across the international digital marketing and media landscape.

Global data reveals that mobile continues to ingrain into consumers’ daily lives. Smartphone and tablet penetration are all increasing with wearables experiencing the highest growth rate. Our latest global consumer trends report highlights changing user habits, daily usage details, and consumer preferences. Find out which applications are consumer favorites and who checks their phones more than 100 times a day.

Facebook admitted “miscalculating” average video view times, which grossly misled advertisers on the value they could expect when buying video ads from Facebook.  This is like a car salesman telling potential customers they can expect to get 25 miles per gallon when the car actually only gets five.  The most disingenuous part of Facebook’s admission is that, despite employing the brightest engineers on the planet earth, we are supposed to believe they made an honest “math mistake.”  Facebook’s admission, on top of Dentsu announcing that it charged advertisers for buying ads that were never bought, make our industry’s failures more viewable during advertising’s conference week.  How ironic.

Mobile shopping and purchasing have become the norm across the globe, according to “Mobile Commerce: A Global Perspective,” an in-depth survey of mobile users from 19 countries around the world, released by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) at the IAB MIXX Conference.

Pinta announced the launch of Bodega Media, the new platform targeting U.S. Hispanic audiences through a combination of more than 30,000 retail locations nationwide coupled with a database of four million active Hispanic mobile customers. 

Verve released new research on Millennials and Generation Z, two groups of young mobile experts that Verve now terms Mobile Prodigies.
New Research from Verve - The Rise of Mobile Prodigies

Getting smartphone owners to download an app is still somewhat of a challenge for a number of marketers.