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Biggest Trends in Social and Mobile From Nielsen CEO

Biggest Trends in Social and Mobile From Nielsen CEO | timms brand design | Scoop.it

At this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) conference, Adam Ostrow, the Executive Editor at Mashable, interviewed Jonathan Carson, the CEO of Digital at Nielsen, on the recent trends, challenges, and anticipated changes that Nielsen has seen in social media.

 

The Second Screen Experience

Carson explains that the biggest trend that Nielsen has seen is the massive adoption of mobile media and smart phone usage while watching TV, possibly driven by advancements in app development.

 

During the interview, Carson discussed the challenges that marketers and advertisers are encountering with the rise of corresponding mobile and TV usage. The amount of people who actively use a tablet, computer, or smart phone while watching TV continues to increase. This trend has created a challenge for companies to develop a 360 experience for viewers. One of the biggest obstacles companies face when creating a 360 experience is determining how to connect with the consumer when their attention is divided between the TV and their computer or mobile device.

 

Companies have responded to the challenge of creating a second screen experience for viewers by designing content that corresponds with the show through custom apps and social media platforms, such as Twitter and GetGlue.

 

Measuring Multi-Screen Experiences

The rise of the multiple screen experience has also created the challenge of determining what and how to measure the success of reaching and interacting with an audience. Carson explains that measurements will no longer center around content; rather, measurements will focus on the audience:

Who is the audience How are they reached How do they distribute content Who are the most influential audience members

 

In addition, Carson explains that an item we have yet to determine how to properly measure, but that is highly influential, is how to measure audience sentiment. However, that will require a few big breakthroughs in artificial intelligence so that computers can differentiate a positive, negative, and sarcastic tweet about a brand.

 

View the Mashable’s full interview with Johnathan Carson here.


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Should you build a mobile app or mobile website? [Infographic]

Should you build a mobile app or mobile website? [Infographic] | timms brand design | Scoop.it

There’s no doubt that mobile has gone mainstream with consumers increasingly on the move and companies seeking more ways to stay in front of their eyes and right at their fingertips. As a result, businesses are realizing the importance of maintaining a mobile presence, yet many are uncertain whether a mobile application or mobile website is the best way to go to reach consumers on the go.

 

To outline the basics and benefits of a mobile website vs. mobile app, MDG Advertising developed the infographic above. It outlines the options and opportunities behind both mobile methods, along with the facts and figures regarding reach and response to help companies make the right move to mobile.

 


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