Historical Blog Posts

All of our blog posts - in date order

May 2012
Convenience and mobile ads are top drivers of mobile phone shopping activities in the US

With an impressive 70% viewing mobile ads as a personal invitation from brands rather than an invasion, it opens up new opportunities for brand advertisers to engage with their consumers.


May 2012
The state of the mobile web 2012

When Opera Software wanted to understand trends in mobile-internet browsing, and the effect of the Opera mobile browser they turned to us, and together we surveyed over 34,000 users, in 22 countries, on four continents.

May 2012
Popularity of mobile finance in emerging markets presents new m-commerce opportunities

53% of mobile users in India, Kenya, Indonesia, Ghana and Nigeria have used m-banking and payments. It’s clear that limited access to formal banks in these growth and emerging markets, along with a high penetration of mobile devices, encourages mobile finance activities.

M-pesa agent stall in Tanzania
Apr 2012
8 best practice principles for creating a successful mobile survey

In just over a year, we have delivered one million surveys across 53 countries. To mark the milestone, we’ve analysed our data and put together a mobile research bible, with best practice principles for creating a successful mobile survey.

Crowd in the night. One million surveys in 53 countries.
Apr 2012
Out of home communication drives customer behaviour across path to purchase

Recently we helped Outdoor Media Center to conduct detailed research to better understand 4 stages in the purchase journey. Although all media channels play an important role, outdoor is the most powerful driver of behaviour - especially in the buying phase.

Mar 2012
Mobile advertising skyrockets 157% to £203.2m in 2011

With 5.9bn global mobile subscribers and an ever-increasing demand for web-enabled devices, the mobile has become a powerful advertising tool for brands. According to research by IAB mobile ad spend increased 157% in 2011 to a record £203.2m.

Mar 2012
Mobile now accounts for more of a consumer's time than TV

On any given day, mobile web users spend 27% of their media time on mobile, 22% on TV and 32% online. Availability, ease of use and privacy are the top three driving factors to be on mobile.

mobile devices used-through-day
Mar 2012
Will the PC cease to exist as the world’s developing markets turn mobile-only?

By the end of 2012 the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the number of people on Earth. The revolution brings with it a new generation of mobile-only Internet users, who only access the internet through web enabled mobile devices.

old chinese woman washing
Feb 2012
Can mobile save the high street from its online competition

The retail high stret is facing tough times - our research shows that 60% of respondents use their mobiles in-store to research products and prices before purchasing. How does it affect their decisions, how can stores interact with same consumers via their mobiles?

Aug 2011
30% of mobile internet users browse whilst watching TV

In our third free quarterly global consumer data report, (which we uniquely collect from respondents via their mobile phones) we sought to understand how consumers use the mobile web in conjunction with other media.

Young man using mobile on couch, watching TV