Going Mobile? 4 Initial Thoughts on Mobile You Need NOW!

A great posting from MobileWeb Company, a leading specialist marketing and services provider that truly understands mobile. Full article from Mobileweb Company: Here.

Does mobile feature in your marketing mix? If not, you’re potentially missing a serious opportunity to engage consumers. According to Forrester Research you are likely to be in the minority, 3 out of 4 marketers have suggested that they will be investing in mobile as a marketing vehicle in 2011. 

So, why should you add mobile to your marketing mix in 2011?

First it is important to gain a view of the mobile landscape.

With increasing numbers of customers turning more and more frequently to their mobile for their every day needs – some 14 million are active mobile Internet users, and almost a quarter of total time spent online is now via a mobile device. Mobile is set to overtake fixed online (PC) to become the primary way that many consumers access the Internet.

The market penetration of Smartphones is still relatively low – Nielson recently reported that less than a quarter of mobile devices are actually Smartphones, iPhone less than 5%. Although increasing numbers of consumers are buying Smartphones the majority of mobile Internet users today, over 60%, are not using Smartphones.

Despite all the press, Applications have been a disastrous investment for many organisations. Many investing huge sums in developing applications but have very little to show for their efforts. Most have been drawn by the ‘hype’ and ‘cool’, failing to adopt a strategic view of the market. A blinked view towards applications means many have simply over looked the mobile web. Less than 3% of organisations today have a website that can be viewed on a mobile device – including a Smartphone

Mobile web is starting to command the attention of marketers, after all that is where the consumers are. The vast majority of mobile online activity is web based. The challenge for many organisations is to recognise that the consumer’s requirements are typically very different to the fixed online environment and often they are not out and about or mobile.

So where should you start? Full article from Mobileweb Company: Here.