With smartphone and tablet ownership now at record heights in the United States, it comes as little surprise that major brands and marketing executives are planning to allocate even more of their budgets to mobile marketing in this year.
Despite being only month into 2014, it’s clear that the level of sophistication in these campaigns are well-positioned to increase markedly in the process.
As mobileStorm’s Digital Marketing Blog recently reported, IBM surveyed some 600 senior managers at the close of 2013, the majority of whom say they are planning to ramp up their investments in mobile marketing this year.
Fueling this accelerated interest is the fact that most surveyed industry leaders can already point to “measurable returns on mobile investments.”
According to corresponding coverage from Mobile Commerce Press, mobile marketing “has changed the way in which execs are participating in company strategies.”
Eric Lesser, the research director for the IBM Institute for Business Value, explained that CIOs will play an important role in the creation of more elaborate and intricate mobile marketing strategies for 2014 and beyond.
Of course, there are still creative and execution-related challenges that come with the territory in the new age of mobile marketing. But they’re not wholly unfamiliar challenges.
“The mobile challenges that organizations are wrestling with are much the like the challenges they saw when dealing with the emerging Internet 15 years ago,” said Lesser, adding that the findings of the study indicate that an effective mobile strategy can provide “huge opportunities” for boosting consumer engagement to a degree never before experienced.