Unformatted text preview: Mobile Applications September 2008 Mobile Applications 1.0 Introduction...............................................................................................01
2.0 Mobile Applications Overview......................................................................01
3.0 Mobile Applications Categories................................................................... 01
4.0 Mobile Applications as an Advertising Opportunity.........................................02
4.1 Example 1: Mobile Game Advertising – Movistar/Betfair..............................02
4.2 Example 2: Mobile Game Advertising – The Economist............................... 03
4.3 Example 3: Student SMS Composer..........................................................03
4.4 The Ad Opportunity.................................................................................04
5.0 Mobile Application Advertising Units............................................................ 05
6.0 Mobile Application Ad Serving Considerations...............................................05
6.1 Mobile Application Connectivity................................................................ 05
6.2 Ad-Serving and Ad Connectivity............................................................... 05
6.3 Targeting and Rendering......................................................................... 06
7.0 Mobile Application Advertising Response Capabilities.................................... 07
8.0 How to Buy Advertising in Mobile Applications.............................................. 08
9.0 Success Drivers.........................................................................................08
10.0 Outlook and Next Steps............................................................................ 09
11.0 Who We Are........................................................................................... 09
13.0 Contact Us............................................................................................. 09
14.0 Glossary of Terms................................................................................... 09 The materials found in this document are owned, held, or licensed by the Mobile Marketing Association and are available for
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use of the materials, without the written permission of the Mobile Marketing Association, is strictly prohibited. Mobile Marketing Association Version 1.0 © 2008 Mobile Marketing Association • USA 1670 Broadway, Suite 850, Denver, CO 80202 www.mmaglobal.com Mobile Applications 1.0 Introduction 3.0 Mobile Applications Categories Mobile advertising is a rapidly growing sector providing brands,
agencies and marketers the opportunity to connect with consumers beyond traditional and digital media and directly on their
mobile phones. This document is an overview on mobile applications available to advertisers today, including the benefits and
considerations to optimize campaign effectiveness and strengthen
consumer satisfaction. Many mobile applications, such as SMS/MMS clients, browsers and
music players, come pre-installed on mobile phones, whereas others
may be provisioned and/or configured post-sales. For example, user
can download applications over the wireless network and then install
them themselves, or they can have them loaded and installed in the
mobile operator’s store. Regardless of how they’re delivered to users,
mobile applications are a large and continuously growing market
and served by an increasing number of mobile application developers, publishers and providers. 2.0 Mobile Applications Overview
Mobile applications are a rapidly developing segment of the global
mobile market. They consist of software that runs on a mobile device and performs certain tasks for the user of the mobile phone.
Also known as downloadables, mobile applications are common on most phones, including inexpensive, entry-level models. Their wide use is due to the many functions they perform, including providing user interfaces for basic telephony
and messaging services, as well as for advanced services such as
games and videos. Other examples include tools for downloading and reading blogs, such as ContentNext’s application for
MocoNews and the Opera Mini™ browser.
Table 1 summarizes the main reasons why many businesses believe
that mobile applications create unique advertising opportunities.
Table 1: Mobile Applications – Advertising Opportunities
Advertisers/Agencies Mobile Network Operators
and Off-Deck Content
Aggregators Mobile Application
Developers Mobile Marketing Association Motivations and Considerations
-- The opportunity to advertise via mobile applications reaching consumers when they’re on the
go and away from other types of media.
-- The need to understand the numerous types of
mobile applications available and the potential
target audiences that can be reached via these
-- The need to identify the benefits of and drawbacks to advertising in mobile applications and
how data connections affect the application’s
ability to support advertising.
-- The need to understand the advertising formats
and features available from “ad-enabling” solution providers.
-- The opportunity to monetize mobile applications
-- The need to understand the mobile applications
that they distribute and how each one might fit
into their ad-enabled/ad-funded strategies.
-- The need to understand the product features
available from ad-enabling solution providers.
-- The opportunity to monetize mobile applications
-- The need to understand the benefits of implementing some form of connectivity in mobile
-- The need to understand the product features
available from ad-enabling solution providers. Version 1.0 © 2008 Mobile Marketing Association • USA 1670 Broadway, Suite 850, Denver, CO 80202 From a technical point of view, we differentiate mobile applications
by the runtime environment in which they are executed:
• Native platforms and operating systems, such as Symbian,
Windows Mobile and Linux
• Mobile Web/browser runtimes, such as Webkit, Mozilla/
Firefox, Opera Mini and RIM
• Other managed platforms and virtual machines, such as
Java/J2ME, BREW, Flash Lite and Silverlight
Table 2 summarizes the main types of mobile applications.
Table 2: Mobile Application Types
-- E-mail Clients
-- IM Clients
-- Mobile Web and Internet Browsers
-- News/Information Clients
-- On-Device Portals (Java Portals)
-- Social Network Clients
-- Puzzle/Strategy (e.g., Tetris, Sudoku, Mah-jong, Chess, Board Games)
-- Cards/Casino (e.g., Solitaire, Blackjack, Roulette, Poker)
-- Action/Adventure (e.g., Doom, Pirates of the Caribbean, Role-Playing Games)
-- Sports (e.g., Football, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Racing, Boxing, Skiing)
-- Leisure Sports (e.g., Bowling, Pool, Darts, Fishing, Air Hockey)
-- Graphics/Image Viewers
-- Presentation Viewers
-- Video Players
-- Audio Players
-- Streaming Players (Audio/Video)
-- Notepad/Memo/Word Processors
-- Directory Services (e.g., yellow pages)
-- Banking/Finance www.mmaglobal.com Page 1 of 9 Mobile Applications Mobile applications typically use the mobile phone’s capabilities,
such as its camera, GPS and 3D graphics. These capabilities provide additional opportunities for ad campaigns. For example, if
the campaign’s creator knows that a significant percentage of the
target market owns handsets with GPS, the ads could use location
information as part of the call to action. Table 2 Continued
-- City Guides
-- Currency Converters
-- Weather Following are some examples mobile application ad opportunities. Utilities: 4.1 Example 1: Mobile Game Advertising – Movistar/Betfair
This campaign was launched during the Mobile World Congress
2008 in Spain. It featured a game that users downloaded from an
off-portal Mobile Web site or via a Bluetooth kiosk in the Mobile
World Congress area.The game regularly cost €3 but was free at the
Mobile World Congress. -- Profile Manager
-- Idle Screen/Screen Savers
-- Address Book
-- Task Manager
-- Call Manager
-- File Manager Mobile applications having evolved to the point that they now
give users a rich and fast user experience. In this respect, mobile
applications are distinctly different from browsing the Mobile
Web which is still characterized by latencies due to page load
AJAX and mobile widgets which will cross over between both
worlds, i.e. providing fast response times once loaded).
This white paper is designed to inform about the advertising opportunities that mobile applications provide. It describes various
options for integrating ads into the application logic, as well as
several methods for serving ads to mobile applications. It attempts
a first high-level overview of common ad units for mobile application, criteria for creating and executing successful campaigns
and a look at how the MMA and its partner organizations will
continue to foster this market. Unkasoft was the game and solution provider.The goal was to promote Movistar and its advertiser, Betfair. The campaign met all expectations in terms of the number of downloads and ads served.
Ad inventory was created at three different places in the game flow:
1. Pre- and post-roll full-screen graphics
A full-screen advertisement was placed at the launch and exit of the
game. From this ad, players could press 5 to find out more about
Movistar. 4.0 Mobile Applications as an Advertising
The delivery of advertising with and within mobile applications
is still at an early stage. As a result, some best practices have been
defined, while others have yet to be created.
Providing ads as part of mobile applications creates new revenue
streams for application publishers, distributors and service providers. These revenues may be used to partially or completely
subsidize the price of a mobile application or the service(s) that
the mobile application provides.
Taking advantage of mobile application advertising opportunities
requires a solid understanding of the respective usage patterns
(i.e., why, when and how an audience uses a particular mobile
application). Depending on the user segment and the application
type and genre, frequency of use can vary from once a month to
more than 50 times per day. Reach can vary from niche to mass
market and user preferences can vary from time-killers to finding
information as quickly as possible.
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Between phases of the game, a banner and text campaign is shown. 1. Pre-roll animated mobile advertisement (animation
not shown) 2. Branded version of a popular mobile version of Sudoku 3. In-game advertising (integration into game content)
Betfair ads were placed directly into the game and were fully
integrated into the game content (e.g. displayed on truck and
on the ball). 3. Post-roll animated mobile advertisement with click-to-call
and click-to-browse (animation not shown) The game displays ads that are pre-defined and integrated at time of
download. The lifetime of the campaign was limited to duration of
the Mobile World Congress.
4.2 Example 2: Mobile Game Advertising – The Economist
In order to reach its client’s target audience (age 25+ demographic)
in Hong Kong, Ogilvy Interactive designed a “rich-media” mobile
advertising campaign that was inserted into and around a mobile
application by Actionality, a Yahoo! company. The ad’s goal was to
enhance and complement the mobile application and was widely
regarded in Southeast Asia as a ground-breaking, well-targeted and
innovative “around-game” mobile advertising campaign. Mobile Marketing Association Version 1.0 © 2008 Mobile Marketing Association • USA 1670 Broadway, Suite 850, Denver, CO 80202 4.3 Example 3: Student SMS Composer
Vodafone Czech Republic offers free SMS service – up to 300 messages per day – to student customers. It is provided through an adfeatured SMS composer, which is a Java/J2ME application installed
on the mobile phone.With three ads displayed for each message sent,
this provides a significant advertising opportunity. www.mmaglobal.com Page 3 of 9 Mobile Applications Continuing further in the application brings users back to step 1,
where a new ad gets displayed.
The SMS composer application displays pre-cached ads to ensure that
the user experience is smooth and that ads are served in offline mode,
which is when the mobile phone has ended its data connection.
Ad mobile inventory is being created at three different places in the
1. Banner above the main menu 2. Full-screen ad No. 1
After composing an SMS message and pressing the send button, a
full-screen ad is displayed.This figure shows the main ad message. 4.4 The Ad Opportunity
Mobile games are ideal when consumers have time to kill or want to
compete with other players when they’re out and about.When they
play mobile games, consumers have their attention focused on the
game and are interacting with it, improving the chances that they’ll
notice an ad inserted in the game. However, it’s important to respect
the gaming experience by ensuring that ads are placed in a nonintrusive, non-disruptive way. That best practice balances the need
for a good user experience and highly effective campaigns.
Today, mobile games are primarily used for branding-type
campaigns. Although interactivity currently is very limited,
that will grow as games, mobile phones and networks mature.
Mobile messaging clients engage audiences when they send or receive messages. Usage of messaging clients is characterized by a high
frequency of short interactions. Respecting this communication environment and placing ads in a non-intrusive, non-disruptive fashion
can lead to highly effective campaigns.
Today, mobile messaging clients are mainly used for branding and
interactive campaigns.The call-to-action usually happens at the end
of the communication activity. 3.Full-screen ad No. 2
After the user receives confirmation that the SMS message was sent,
the second full-screen ad is displayed.This figure shows how the application offers a hot key to open a menu, where users can launch
their phone’s browser and be taken directly to the brand’s Mobile
Web site. Mobile Marketing Association Version 1.0 © 2008 Mobile Marketing Association • USA 1670 Broadway, Suite 850, Denver, CO 80202 www.mmaglobal.com Page 4 of 9 Mobile Applications 5.0 Mobile Application Advertising Units
As Section 3 discussed, there are many ways to display ads in
mobile applications. Some methods are in commercial use, while
others are still in the experimental stage. Following is an overview of some ad unit types:
• Banner Ad: A banner ad is a static or animated image,
text or combination of these that can be placed in defined areas within the application (e.g., on the application
main menu page or sub-pages). Users should be able to
navigate and click on the banner ad to access more information from the advertiser, a design that’s known as a
dynamic banner ad.
• Full-page Ad: A full-page ad is a full-screen advertising
experience, comprised of one or more images, text, audio
and/or video. It may be animated or static. The ad may be
placed as a “bumper” screen for the launch (pre-roll) and/
or exit (post- roll) of an application, or as a splash or jump
page (formerly called interstitials) within the application.
It may be used as the landing page from an earlier ad banner or may be a stand-alone full page. The user should be
able to navigate and click the full-page ad to access more
information from the advertiser, a design known as a dynamic full-page ad.
• Tagged Ad: A tagged ad is formatted to be compatible
with the main content type used in the application context. It can be resized, reshaped and freely positioned as
part of the core application content.
-- Example No. 1: Applied in games where the game publisher chooses to integrate tagged ad inventory into its
core content. Examples include flags on a race track or
soccer field billboards.
-- Example No. 2: Applied in media player applications
– such as a video player – where the player amends a
video ad pre- and/or post-roll to tagged video content.
It is important to understand that not all ad units described may
be applicable to all mobile applications. The MMA plans to create guidelines for determining which ad unit applies to each
mobile application type. It’s also important to note that the ad
unit descriptions provided in this document are bases for discussion rather than finite definitions. Instead, ad unit definitions will
evolve as best practices develop. 6.0 Mobile Application Ad-Serving Considerations
6.1 Mobile Application Connectivity
Unlike browsing the Mobile Web, mobile applications are not
necessarily always on-line – that is, not constantly provided with
a mobile data connection. For example, some mobile games (e.g.,
Tetris) run completely disconnected, while others connect occasionally (e.g., to load new levels or upload high scores) and
still others are constantly connected (e.g., in multi-player mode).
Following is an overview of all three types.
Connected Mobile Applications: Software that requires network connectivity in order to perform the majority of its tasks.
Without network connectivity, the utility of a connected mobile
application is greatly diminished. Although data caching provides
limited utility to users, this is not the mode in which the application was intended to be used.
Examples include Mobile Web browsers, chat clients, social networking clients, streaming multimedia applications, multi-player
games and mapping applications.
Intermittently Connected Mobile Applications: Software
that requires occasional network connectivity in order to perform
some of its tasks. Without network connectivity, the application’s
utility is somewhat diminished. Data caching provides substantial
utility to users, but connectivity is occasionally required in order
to keep the data fresh.
Examples include e-mail clients, banking/finance tracking applications, news readers and currency converters.
Non-Connected Mobile Applications: Software that does
not requires network connectivity in order to perform the majority of its tasks. Without network connectivity, its utility is not
diminished. Non-connected applications may have a few features
that require connectivity, such as uploading a game’s new high
score, but these features are limited in scope.
Examples include the majority of today’s mobile applications,
such as most mobile games, video/audio players that play downloaded content instead of streaming it on-line, productivity applications such as word processors and spreadsheets and utility
applications such as file managers and address books.
6.2 Ad Serving and Ad Connectivity
Serving ads in a mobile environment where constant connectivity is not guaranteed requires solutions that address this challenge. We suggest looking at ad serving in mobile applications as
a three-stage approach:
1. Ad supply: Provide ad unit material to the application for
display throughout execution. Mobile Marketing Association Version 1.0 © 2008 Mobile Marketing Association • USA 1670 Broadway, Suite 850, Denver, CO 80202 www.mmaglobal.com Page 5 of 9 Mobile Applications 2. Ad display: Display the ad unit material at the appropriate
occasion in the application flow.
3. Ad reporting: Report ad unit exposure, measured on the
mobile phone, back to the ad server in a reliable way, so
that reported figures can become a trusted basis for billing
& accounting between parties.
Depending on capabilities deployed, the following ad serving scenarios could be implemented:
• Non ad refresh: The ad is supplied to the application at
the time of download, with no subsequent ad refresh. Little
to no ad exposure reporting is possible. Only the number
of downloads is reported.
• Connect time ad refresh: Ads are supplied and ad exposures are reported when the application connects.
• Independent ad refresh: Ads are supplied and ad exposures are reported during connections according to advertising needs and are independent from application connects
(e.g., once per day).
• Ad Engine: This new concept foresees a central software
function residing on the mobile phone that performs ad
supply and ad reporting for multiple mobile applications
on the same mobile phone. This “ad engine” receives and
caches the available ad units and provides them locally to
mobile applications in real-time upon request, usually for
immediate display by the application.The advantages of the
ad engine are (1) avoidance of repeated implementation of
refresh functions, (2) consistent ad serving interfaces across
applications and platforms and (3) serving ads to mobile
applications regardless of their core connectivity design. • from the application itself (context, screen size), or
• from the server connected to the application (user information captured at the time of the application download).
Mobile applications usually do not have access to the device user
agent. Because mobile ad servers often rely on this user agent for
rendering or device targeting, several options are possible:
• Use a screen size instead of the user agent (sent by the application or server to the ad server). This allows rendering,
but not device-capability-based targeting.
• For applications downloaded on the Mobile Web, capture
the user agent at the time of the application download and
store it together with a unique application ID in a database
on the application server. Retrieve the user agent each time
an ad call is sent from a identified application. The same
principle can be applied to any targeting info that could be
accessed at the time of the application download (context of
download, user id, user info).
However, all targeting capabilities must comply with existing country-specific regulatory and legal frameworks covering privacy and
the use of personal data. User concerns and expectations also need
to be carefully managed. Long term success depends largely on ensuring that users fully understand any proposal to use their personal
data for targeting, as well as providing a clear choice to opt in or out
of this type of usage. 6.3 Targeting and Rendering
Delivering targeting information to the ad server to enable better
ad selection based on relevant information is an evolving concern in
mobile application advertising.
Different types of information may be sent to the ad server for targeting purposes:
• Device information (e.g., screen size for ad rendering, user
agent to retrieve device capabilities or characteristics in a
• Carrier or country information
• Geographic location
• User data (e.g., user nickname, user demo, preferences) or
application-unique ID if user data is unavailable
• Contextual info
For connected applications, targeting information can be delivered to the ad server at the time of the ad request. The principle
is the same as that for browse scenarios, except that targeting
information can come: Mobile Marketing Association Version 1.0 © 2008 Mobile Marketing Association • USA 1670 Broadway, Suite 850, Denver, CO 80202 www.mmaglobal.com Page 6 of 9 Mobile Applications 7.0 Mobile Application Advertising Response
Capabilities • Advanced and more open mobile phone platforms and
runtime environments are increasingly common and available across a variety of mobile phones from different vendors. This leads to a more predictable availability of consistent response mechanisms available to advertisers and users
(e.g., click-to-call, click through to Mobile Web).2 Ad units can be static (non-active, non-clickable) or dynamic (active,
clickable), with the latter providing a whole host of opportunities for
advertisers to engage their audiences.
As with most other mobile ad channels, the following response capabilities – depending on type of application – are to be available to
dynamic ad units: • There is a trend toward Mobile Web runtime environments
on mobile phones. This will enable mobile applications to
enter mobile phones “on the fly” as mobile widgets that
users can easily install, use and uninstall. Providing broad
and secure access to mobile phone functions is at the heart
of current industry efforts, with a view to provide (among
other things) the full range of ad response capabilities consistently across platforms. • Click-to-call (users place an outgoing call to the content
provider or advertiser)
• Click-to-locate (users find, for example, the closest car dealer
or movie theatre, enabled by location-based services)
• Click-to-order brochure (users receive marketing materials
by supplying their postal addresses)
• Click-to-enter competition (users enter text or sweepstake
to win prizes) Providing response mechanisms on today’s mobile phones includes
challenges that still must be addressed:
• Leaving the context with no return option: Click-to-Mobile
Web, click-to-download, click-to-video are examples of response mechanisms that require invocation of other mobile
phone functions and applications, (e.g., browser, download client, video streaming client). Many mobile phones would exit
the application context in which the ad was clicked (e.g., exit
the game) to open the new context for providing the response
channel. Keep in mind that this design can annoy users.
Warnings, delaying responses and avoiding responses are
among the considerations for future guidelines in this area.
Placing call to action into the post-roll message is preferable in
this respect. In addition, costs may be incurred as a result of the
action, and it is best practice in such cases to alert users in
cases where additional charges apply. • Click-to-receive email (users receive an email and a link to
online site by supplying their email address)
• Click-to-receive mobile coupon (users receive an electronic coupon on their mobile phone that can be redeemed
immediately at a participating merchant)
• Click-to-buy (users make a purchase paid for with a credit
card, added to their monthly mobile bill or using some
other form of mobile payment)
• Click-to-download content (users download content, including logos, wallpapers or ringtones, onto their mobile phones)
• Click-to-enter/browse branded Mobile Web site (users
click a banner to get connected to standing or campaignspecific Mobile Web site) • Leaving the context with return option: Some recent application runtime environments allow applications to remain open when entering the ad response channel. While
this increases response options, it still requires attention to
the user experience. Future guidelines will address notification for returning to the original application and possible
automatic return to the original application. • Click-to-forward content (users forward relevant content
to friends, creating a viral campaign effect)
• Click-to-video (users click a banner to view an advertiser’s
commercial for a product or service)
• Click-to-vote (users reply to a ballot or poll from their
mobile phone and provide marketers and brands with
valuable research insights) • Embedded response mechanisms: Mobile applications
may provide a set of response features as part of their
core functionality. This paves the way for simpler and
more immediate ways to capture responses. It would require a mimic of configurable basic request/response
patterns (e.g., tick boxes, drop-down lists, data entry
fields) to be defined that – customized for individual ad The response capabilities available for an ad unit depend heavily on
the application, the runtime environment it is executed in and its
way of making mobile phone features available within and outside
the application context :1
• Some mobile phone platforms require vendor-specific application integration to respective vendor-specific platforms, in which case the availability of response capabilities
is subject to case-by-case verification.
Mobile Marketing Association Version 1.0 © 2008 Mobile Marketing Association • USA 1670 Broadway, Suite 850, Denver, CO 80202 The application context starts upon invoking the application, stays open while the application is being used
and usually ends when exiting the application. Some runtime environments allow users to switch between
different application contexts opened at the same time, similar to PC-type environments. 1 Java/J2ME with Mobile Information Device Profile 2.0 (MIDP 2.0) and BREW1 2.x and above are
examples of widespread application execution environments. 2 www.mmaglobal.com Page 7 of 9 Mobile Applications campaigns – cover the needs of the majority of interactive ad campaigns.
• Ad engine response mechanisms: Further developing the
concept of embedded response mechanisms, the central ad
engine (see Section 5) could take the role of providing
basic request/response templates to mobile applications.
This is for further study. 8.0 How to Buy Advertising in Mobile Applications
Successful mobile advertising campaigns that use mobile applications require insights into how the target audience uses those applications.The catch is that access to that information is currently
limited to individual games publishers, games distributors and/or
the application service providers. All parties involved will need to
cooperate in order to provide transparency for planners and buyers and to promote the ad opportunity in mobile applications.
Buying advertising in mobile applications is similar to buying
advertising on PC applications (e.g., MSN or Yahoo Messenger).
For non-refresh ad serving, where the ad is delivered at time of
download, ads can be purchased on a cost-per-download basis.
For refresh ad serving, as well as for future ad engine ad serving
scenarios, ad impressions can be purchased by CPM, as long as
robust and trusted reporting capabilities are in place.
Dynamic ads in mobile applications can also be purchased on a
cost-per-click (CPC) or cost-per-unique-download (CPD) basis;
the latter is ad sales based on the number of unique users reached
by the advertisement.
Following is some initial guidance for buying ads in mobile
• Connected mobile applications often use independent refresh ad serving capabilities.This environment provides the
most flexibility when it comes to targeting, rotation and
reporting of ads.
• Connected and intermittently connected mobile applications
that have connect time ad refresh capabilities provide advertisers with a new opportunity to reach mobile users. However,
ad refresh and upload of reports are deferred to connect times,
which can mean days, weeks or even months of delay. 9.0 Success Drivers
When it comes to advertising through mobile applications, it is
crucial to support an environment of increased application purchase, usage and advertising acceptance. Following are some tips
• Ad displays should be integrated in ways that don’t compromise the nature, intent, performance and user experience of the original mobile application.
• Displaying ads and inviting users to engage with brands
and advertised content should provide a compelling user
experience in itself, taking the application usage context
into account, such as by being brief and efficient, or exciting and playful or practical and need-specific.
• When calls to action trigger departure from the application
context (with or without return option), we recommend
paying close attention the user experience. This area will
require additional guidelines.
• During design and execution, mobile applications featuring ads and response mechanisms should recognize their
impact on the mobile phone’s processing power and memory consumption in order to avoid crashes.
• The industry needs to agree on guidelines based on proven
successful case studies to inform mobile application designs. Such guidelines should also specify recommendations around creative material (e.g., aspect ratios, dimensions, formats) similar to the MMA’s guidelines around
Mobile Web and mobile messaging. Recommended duration of ad exposure for the different ad units is also subject
for future guidelines.
• Mobile application developers play an important role in
simplifying advertisers’ workload when creating and executing campaigns. The mobile application itself shields lot
of the differences and complexities of underlying mobile
phone implementations, platforms and runtime environments.
• There is a role for mobile operators to consider charging
implications when it comes to supplying ads over the air to
mobile applications. • Non-connected mobile applications with advertisements
are likely to run in non ad refresh mode, which may be
viable for advertisers that want to conduct simple brand campaigns, but the lack of reportable ad performance statistics in
this case points to the need for CPD buying. Mobile Marketing Association Version 1.0 © 2008 Mobile Marketing Association • USA 1670 Broadway, Suite 850, Denver, CO 80202 www.mmaglobal.com Page 8 of 9 Mobile Applications 10.0 Outlook and Next Steps 12.0 References Besides expanding the recommendations in this white paper, the
industry also should:
• Collect best practices for ad featured applications from all
application categories. The following links provide additional sources of information
and reference: • Extract commonalities from best practice to inform work
• Clearly define and publish guidelines for ad featured mobile applications in those areas where consistent best practices exist.Where appropriate, try to define ad units that are
compatible with other mobile ad channels with a view to
allow reusing creative material. • MMA Consumer Best Practices Guidelines
(http://www.mmaglobal.com/bestpractices.pdf) • MMA Code of Conduct
(http://www.mmaglobal.com/codeofconduct.pdf) • MMA Global Mobile Advertising Guidelines
(http://www.mmaglobal.com/mobileadvertising.pdf) • MMA Introduction to Mobile Coupons
(http://www.mmaglobal.com/mobilecoupons.pdf) • MMA Introduction to Mobile Search
(http://www.mmaglobal.com/uploads/MMAMobileSearchIntro.pdf) 11.0 Who We Are
About the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA)
The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) is the premier global non-profit trade association established to lead the growth
of mobile marketing and its associated technologies. The MMA
is an action-oriented organization designed to clear obstacles
to market development, establish mobile media guidelines and
best practices for sustainable growth, and evangelize the use of
the mobile channel. The more than 650 member companies,
representing over forty countries around the globe, include all
members of the mobile media ecosystem. The Mobile Marketing Association’s global headquarters are located in the United
States and in 2007 it formed the North America (NA), Europe,
Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Latin America (LATAM) and
Asia Pacific (APAC) branches. • MMA Mobile Advertising Overview
(http://www.mmaglobal.com/mobileadoverview.pdf) • MMA Mobile Marketing Sweepstakes & Promotions Guide
(http://www.mmaglobal.com/mobilepromotions.pdf) • MMA Mobile Search Use Cases
(http://www.mmaglobal.com/mobilesearchusecases.pdf) • MMA Off Portal - An Introduction to the Market Opportunity
(http://www.mmaglobal.com/offportal.pdf) • MMA Short Code Primer
(http://www.mmaglobal.com/shortcodeprimer.pdf) • MMA Understanding Mobile Marketing:Technology & Reach
(http://www.mmaglobal.com/uploads/MMAMobileMarketing102.pdf) • Mobile Marketing Association Website
(http://www.mmaglobal.com) For more information, please visit www.mmaglobal.com
This document was collaboratively developed by ScreenTonic, Unkasoft Advergaming,Vodafone Group Service Ltd and Yahoo!. 13.0 Contact Us
For more information, please contact:
Mobile Marketing Association
Email: [email protected]
www.mmaglobal.com 14.0 Glossary of Terms
The MMA maintains a nomenclature glossary of all terms for
the mobile marketing industry. The glossary is available at:
http://www.mmaglobal.com/glossary.pdf Mobile Marketing Association Version 1.0 © 2008 Mobile Marketing Association • USA 1670 Broadway, Suite 850, Denver, CO 80202 www.mmaglobal.com Page 9 of 9 The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) is the premier global association that strives to stimulate the growth of mobile
marketing and its associated technologies. The MMA is a global organization with over 650 members representing over forty
countries. MMA members include agencies, brands, content porviders, hand held device manufacturers, operators, technology
enablers, market research firms, as well as any company focused on the potential of marketing via mobile devices. ...
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2010 for the course STAFF 00069 taught by Professor Thah during the Spring '10 term at Alfaisal University.
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