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Disruptions: More Connected, Yet More Alone

Disruptions: More Connected, Yet More Alone | screen seriality | Scoop.it
A YouTube video about pervasive smartphone use may have landed at a moment when people start questioning if something has gone too far and start doing something about it.
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In some years, as happened for television sets in the 50's, we will use our smartphones in a different way? Or maybe we will be so connected that everywhere people will indiscriminately use them (even on planes)? 

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CHART OF THE DAY: Smartphone Sales Are On The Verge Of Overtaking Feature Phone Sales

CHART OF THE DAY: Smartphone Sales Are On The Verge Of Overtaking Feature Phone Sales | screen seriality | Scoop.it
Feature phone sales collapse. ;
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Social Tv is a more and more growing phenomenon and it will get more amd more popular when the most of the people will own a smartphone (according to ComScore there are 138.5 million smartphones in US http://bit.ly/17Y4fCG).

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Angry Birds a lesson in mobile as the "first screen"

Angry Birds a lesson in mobile as the "first screen" | screen seriality | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE: Advertisers must stop thinking of mobile as a “second screen” and recognise the smartphone is now the primary device for consuming content, Angry Birds executive Henri Holm has told B&T.
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“Mobile is not the future. It is today. People say that mobile is the second screen but the difference is that TV is watching you while you watch you mobile screen,” said Holm, senior VP of Rovio – the media company which created and controls the Angry Birds brand.

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La Nouvelle Télévision's curator insight, May 30, 2013 4:34 AM

"People say that mobile is the second screen but the difference is that TV is watching you while you watch you mobile screen"

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Nielsen: Multicultural teens key demo for growth of video advertising | Rapid TV News

As the 18-24-year-old demographic in the United States expands faster than any other young age group, so does its viewing and purchasing power.
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generations and habits are changing and living room television is losing against the rise of tablets and smartphones. Small screens will rule the world

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Adobe Digital Marketing Blog | If Content is King, Video is Heir to the Throne

Adobe Digital Marketing Blog | If Content is King, Video is Heir to the Throne | screen seriality | Scoop.it
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Smartphones, not tablets, used for most mobile video consumption | Rapid TV News

Smartphones, not tablets, used for most mobile video consumption | Rapid TV News | screen seriality | Scoop.it
Despite the less suitable screen size, when it comes to video most activity is taking place on smartphones rather than tablets, according to Flurry.
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Smartphones are the tools we always hold in the hands. And if it's not in the hands is in the pocket, and if it's not in the pocket is on the table near us. If we have not the smartphones with us we have to worry... it means we forgot it somewhere...

 

Smartphone is really something we use for everything (writing, shooting, recording, listening, talking, watching, travelling...).

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G. Gregory Miller's curator insight, April 4, 2013 3:20 PM

Since smartphone ownership is much more widespread, this isn't a surprise. 

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MediaPost Publications Devices Will Drive Social TV 03/21/2013

Devices Will Drive Social TV - 03/21/2013
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Devices and in particular mobile devices will drive second screen.

We need to communicate and we use what is very friendly to us.

New habits and new devices are driving new ways of communication.

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The second screen: Mobile behaviour set to disrupt search marketing

The second screen: Mobile behaviour set to disrupt search marketing | screen seriality | Scoop.it
The latest smartphones are changing search behaviour, raising new challenges in how to target, engage, and relate to consumers, writes Hari Shankar, director of client services and director of Perfomics APAC.
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I was writing some weeks ago in article (http://blog.leiweb.it/moob/2013/02/12/lo-smartphone-loggetto-che-ci-sta-cambiando-la-vita/ ; - Sorry is in italian...) that the smartphone is what is changing our life. We can do everything through it and for this reason we are getting used to a smaller screen (anyway is HD screen...)

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Samsung to push smartphone experience to smart TVs

Samsung to push smartphone experience to smart TVs | screen seriality | Scoop.it
LIVE FROM CES 2013: Samsung has vowed to take the user experience it has honed in the smartphone sector and extend it into smart TVs. This was a key theme for the South Korean consumer electronics ...
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Samsung is trying to improve smart tv experience

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IBM: The Smartphone Of The Future Will Hear, See, Smell, Taste & Feel | Cult of Android

IBM: The Smartphone Of The Future Will Hear, See, Smell, Taste & Feel | Cult of Android | screen seriality | Scoop.it

Via Gary Hayes
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This prediction could have a strong impact on storytelling.

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, December 18, 2012 10:41 PM

Writers of stories for children and young adults will need to include hearing, smell, taste and touch in their narratives. 

Roger Gorman's curator insight, December 28, 2012 8:39 AM

5 interesting predictions here. Although a more profound question is what is the potentual when you merge ALL 5 senses in a mobile phone application?? ("The whole is more than the sum of its parts").

Zan Chandler's curator insight, January 4, 2013 4:42 PM

This goes far beyond the idea of Star Trek's Tricorder. Very interesting potential future uses of smartphones.

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July 2012 IAB report (pdf) on mobile for consumers

70 very interesting slides (pdf) on mobile market. How tablets and smartphones are changing our behavior.

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CHART: Consumers Love Samsung's Huge Screens, And That's Changing The Smartphone Market

CHART: Consumers Love Samsung's Huge Screens, And That's Changing The Smartphone Market | screen seriality | Scoop.it
Samsung has clearly been the driver and the beneficiary of the trend toward larger screens in the Android smartphone world. But the trend has wide...
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The right smartphone screen size with high resolution can really become the future first screen. 

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Ericsson Report Shows Video Traffic Surging Due to Smartphones - Streaming Media Magazine

Ericsson Report Shows Video Traffic Surging Due to Smartphones - Streaming Media Magazine | screen seriality | Scoop.it
Mobile video traffic is growing by 60 percent each year, and that will continue through 2018.

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smartphone and tablet screen is getting closer and closer to become the first screen

 

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BBC iPlayer Sees More Tablets Than Phones for First Time

BBC iPlayer Sees More Tablets Than Phones for First Time | screen seriality | Scoop.it
More tablets than smartphones accessing BBC's iPlayer.
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We like big screens but we are in love with small screens - Screendome

We like big screens but we are in love with small screens - Screendome | screen seriality | Scoop.it
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The small screen is the new big screen.

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Social Media and Multitasking Go Hand in Hand - eMarketer

Social Media and Multitasking Go Hand in Hand - eMarketer | screen seriality | Scoop.it
The phenomenon of second screeners in the US turning to social media while watching TV has been known for some time now.
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Mobile is king. We are buying big screens but we are in love with small ones.

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Consumers increasingly screen-agnostic for mobile advertising | Rapid TV News

Consumers increasingly screen-agnostic for mobile advertising | Rapid TV News | screen seriality | Scoop.it
Consumer media consumption on mobile devices is mostly influenced by environment and context, not just screen size, according to a UK-focused study by digital video brand advertising solutions provider YuMe.
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High Point acquires second-screen horror App

High Point acquires second-screen horror App | screen seriality | Scoop.it
High Point Media Group has picked up the international sales rights to Dutch horror App, which encourages audiences to interact with their smartphones during the film.
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"Turn on your cell phones". Who could have thought that people could live an extended experience with smartphones at the cinema.

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Tablets Are Eating Into Smartphones’ Share Of Mobile Content Usage, While Android Remains In Lead Overall, Finds Jumptap | TechCrunch

Tablets Are Eating Into Smartphones’ Share Of Mobile Content Usage, While Android Remains In Lead Overall, Finds Jumptap | TechCrunch | screen seriality | Scoop.it
Tablets are continuing their rise as the preferred screen for consuming mobile data, according to the latest figures from mobile advertising network Jumptap.
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Mobile is king but now we will watch the war of sizes.

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BII REPORT: How Mobile Is Waging Battle For The Multi-Screen Living Room

BII REPORT: How Mobile Is Waging Battle For The Multi-Screen Living Room | screen seriality | Scoop.it
What happens when screens collide?
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Smartphones and tablets are becoming the first screen and very soon the television will be just a monitor. 

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What's working in mobile advertising -- and what might work in the future

What's working in mobile advertising -- and what might work in the future | screen seriality | Scoop.it
Even as usage of mobile devices explodes, spending on mobile ads still lags spending on online ads by a huge margin. Will that gap narrow anytime soon? Here's a look at some of the strategies that mobile marketers are using.

 

As Mary Meeker, the Queen of the Internet, made clear earlier this year, mobile is on the wrong side of a monetization gap. While consumers are spending more and more time on mobile devices, advertising revenue there is still lagging well behind traditional online — some $30 billion was spent in online advertising last year in the U.S. vs. $1.6 billion for mobile ads. Ad rates on mobile are 5 times lower than on desktop.

Advertisers are expected to chase the eyeballs to mobile, though to what extent and how quickly is unclear. Mobile presents particular challenges for advertisers because they don’t have the same retargeting tools (like cookies) that they have online, the screens are smaller, and ads have the potential to be more intrusive than on the desktop. For now, marketers are spending more on ads for smartphones than for tablets, because more people own the former than the latter. But some of the metrics suggest that tablets may have better monetization potential. Click-through rates for the iPad, for example, are twice that of the iPhone, according to Inneractive, a mobile ad exchange, and thus the ad rates are also higher for the iPad.

Whether mobile ads ever catch up to online advertising in revenue will have huge ramifiations for big companies like Facebook, Twitter and Pandora whose audiences are rapidly shifting to mobile devices. Currently, the sectors that spend the most on mobile advertising are telecommunications, retail and restaurants, automotive, finance and education, according to Millennial Media. Many brands, however, are still just experimenting with mobile and are spending a very small percentage of their ad budget there.

Here’s a look at the main categories of mobile advertising, as well as some emerging strategies that publishers and developers are banking on to help close the monetization gap.

Search advertising

Still the big dog in mobile advertising, bringing in about half of all mobile ad spending. That is likely to continue as consumers turn to their smartphones as a research tool while on the go. As Google pointed out, the smartphone is often the first step in a longer research process that continues on a tablet or computer. Mobile search is also valuable for advertisers because most consumers are very intent-driven when they search on a mobile phone and are likely to complete a task after searching.

Google said that 9 out of 10 mobile searches by users have resulted in an action such as a purchase or a visit to a business. While Google, which pretty much owns this category, can obviously benefit from growing mobile search, local search engines like AroundMe and location-based services like Foursquare may also see a lift. The rise of mobile apps may also threaten Google as more consumers get their mobile queries answered through a dedicated application.

Amount forecast to be spent in the U.S. in 2012: $1.28 billion* Companies with the most revenue: Google (95 percent of the market).

Rich media and video ads

These offer advertisers an often pricey way to take over a screen and give consumers what can be a more immersive experience. Advertisers can use video, animation, photo galleries and interactive elements, which can make mobile advertising more akin to a TV commercial or a slick magazine. Opera Software, the mobile browser company,reported in July that users who clicked on a rich media ad spent an average of 52 seconds viewing a video and 1 min and 25 seconds interacting with photos. Opera noted that advertisers have started using rich media and video ads more frequently this year than traditional banner ads.

Amount forecast to be spent in the U.S. in 2012: $647.1 million* Companies with the most revenue: Apple iAd, Medialets, Crisp, Celtra

Banner display ads

Some of the most popular ad units in mobile are banner display adds, but in terms of ad spending, they were eclipsed by search ads last year. Display ads are still very prominent, in part because advertisers can buy in standard formats, like they’re used to doing online. But the units are problematic on small screens because they cantrigger more accidental clicks.

And if advertisers keep the banners small to avoid turning off users, then they can run into another problem — namely that they’re harder to make engaging and thus easier for readers to ignore. A traditional online banner ad may fetch $3 to $5 for every thousand impressions, which is still a lot more than mobile banner ads, which receive $1 or less on a smartphone, the New York Times reported. Banner ads won’t fade overnight but they are losing favor with advertisers. Opera Software said that static and expandable banners went from 66 percent of ads in January of this year to 36 percent in June.

Amount forecast to be spent in the U.S. in 2012: $457.5 million* Companies with the most revenue: Pandora, Google, Twitter, Millennial Media, Apple and Facebook

Those are the major mobile ad types that are growing. Below, are some other formats where the spending is smaller but that publishers and developers have high hopes for.

Location-based advertising 

One of the most promising parts of mobile advertising because it leverages the mobility of smartphones and tablets. But the early efforts have been slower to take off, in part because ads delivered via geo-fencing or proximity don’t necessarily catch people at a time when they want to act or don’t factor in a person’s preferences. Providers like Sense, JiWire and WHERE are getting smarter about mixing location data with behavioral profiles to deliver more relevant ads to people.

Companies like Waze, a crowd-sourced navigation app, and Roximity, which hooks into in-car entertainment systems, are showing how drivers can also be targeted with location-based ads in their car. There is a danger in being too pushy with location-based ads, and creeping out users who don’t know their location is being tracked. BIA/Kelsey forecast that U.S. mobile local ads, based on a user’s location, will grow from $664 million in 2011 to $5.8 billion in 2016.

Early leaders: JiWire, WHERE, Sense Networks

Native advertising

The latest rage for companies like Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Unlike with standard ad units, publishers help advertisers create messages and content that work within the flow of their platforms. By using the existing units of content, like a tweet or update, advertisers have an organic way to advertise through mobile that is harder to ignore.

Facebook said it now gets 14 percent of all of its revenue via mobile sponsored stories and install ads, which appear right in the news steam of its mobile apps and website. EMarketer estimated thatTwitter would make $129.7 million in mobile advertising this year, more than Facebook. The challenge with native advertising is that it can be hard to replicate across different publications and often requires more work to cater to each platform.

Early leaders: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr

Other

There are some other approaches that show that it’s not just about placing a basic ad somewhere in an app or website. Kiip (see disclosure below) rewards people after achievements and milestones during games and apps. Pontiflex lets people sign up to receive ads and offers from brands they select. Appssavvy allows advertisers to place ads alongside activities inside apps and websites. Tapjoy helps people earn in-app rewards for watching videos, installing apps or subscribing to services. Conduit is creating lock-screens for Android devices that can be branded and potentially carry advertising.

*figures from eMarketer


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Willner: Pay-TV distributors will let subscribers transfer programming from DVRs to tablets, smartphones - FierceCable

Willner: Pay-TV distributors will let subscribers transfer programming from DVRs to tablets, smartphones - FierceCable | screen seriality | Scoop.it
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