313 percent growth in revenues via mobile devices
One transaction every 15 seconds in Europe via a mobile device
iPad is the motor for mobile commerce in Europe
Based on over 1,000 advertiser programmes in the European core markets of Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Benelux, Scandinavia and Poland, Europe’s leading performance advertising network shows that mobile commerce is already living reality for consumers. In an annual comparison of 4th quarter 2010 to 2011, there was a 313-percent increase in revenues generated via mobile devices . In 2011, for example, more than two million transactions were made via mobile devices. During the process, a sales volume of 120 million Euro was generated in 2011.
At the beginning of my career, I had the chance working with ‘ strategy consultants ‘. Setting strategies and business goals are one the key compenents of companies. When it comes to telecommunications and mobile , it is also same. No surprise that mobile is one of the top focus areas in 2012 marketing plans. Cannes even announced a new mobile category.
“As mobile becomes a key conduit through which people connect with each other and the world — from managing calendars, finances and social networks to navigating online, on the road and on the path to purchase — many are still treating it as ancillary to their marketing efforts. While the technical requirements of mobile force it into the realm of a specialist expertise, the key to winning lies in realizing that mobile actually represents the confluence of four key marketing disciplines: social media, shopper marketing, promotion and CRM.”
The potential of mobile is not only integral to marketing, it is integral to operations, merchandising, and other business functions.
That level of integration holds incredible promise, but also incredible complexity.