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Mobile Advertising: Which Industries Are Taking the Lead?

by Lenna Garibian  |  
March 14, 2013

In 2012, the government services industry (i.e., political advertisers during the election) recorded the biggest year-over-year (YOY) growth in mobile advertising spend on the Millennial Media platform, up some 860%, according to the 2012 Scorecard for Mobile Advertising Reach and Targeting (SMART) report.

The employment sector ranked second in mobile ad spend growth (up 523% YOY), followed by travel services (495%), and personal and home services (up 461%):

Below, additional findings from Millennial Media’s 2012 Year-in-Review SMART report.

Retailers and Restaurants Are Top Spenders

Despite the impressive growth, the retail and restaurants industry still accounted for the largest share of spending on the Millennial Media platform in 2012 (16%). Those advertisers ran mobile campaigns year-round which drove consumers to both retail and online stores, according to the report.

The telecom and finance industries each accounted for 14% of total mobile spend in 2012, and the entertainment industry accounted for 12%.

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Lenna Garibian is a MarketingProfs research writer and a marketing consultant in the tech industry, where she develops engaging content that builds thought leadership and revenue opportunities for clients. She's held marketing and research positions at eRPortal Software, GAP Inc., Stanford University, and the IMF. Reach Lenna via Twitter @LennaAnahid and LinkedIn.

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  • by Brittney Fri Mar 15, 2013 via web

    Watch: Greg Stuart, CEO of the Mobile Marketing Association discussed last week how local media can unlock the promise of mobile. Great presentation, check out the video:

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