Orange has launched a new service to help companies make the best use of mobile media in marketing campaigns. The Orange Mobile Targeting Monitor, which uses independent 'Mobile Exposure' research from TNS, is available in the UK, France, Spain and Poland. Conducting simultaneous research across all four markets has enabled Orange to offer direct comparisons for multi-market campaigns.
Orange Mobile Exposure revealed that:
More than three-quarters of mobile media users in Europe think it's important that the sites they access on their mobiles are brands they know and trust,
Coupons and alerts for promotions are the most popular advertising formats in Europe,
UK mobile media users prefer to access the mobile internet using a browser rather than an app (70% versus 55%).
It's worth noting that the research favours iPhone users; almost a third of UK respondents (and a quarter of all the people surveyed in Europe) had an iPhone. The research itself shows that 61% of 'mobile media' users own a smartphone, with 19% owning an iPhone.
Paul Francois Fournier, Executive Vice President of Orange's Online and Advertising Business, said "At Orange we are continually finding new ways to link brands, advertisers and their audiences in the best way, whilst delivering a great customer experience. By working together with our advertising clients and giving them an unequalled level of mobile intelligence, Orange can help brands use the right kind of media and more effectively target audiences in a way that also brings benefits to mobile consumers. Combined with our deep customer knowledge, expertise in mobile and our experience as both a publisher and a leading advertising network – we believe Orange has created an invaluable service that can help advertisers best use mobile in their advertising media mix and let brands target relevant audiences that use or make purchases via mobile. For Orange, this truly demonstrates how our local customer understanding can create global value for advertisers."
[Mobile Exposure 2010 UK website]