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Why Automotive Mobile Marketing is So Important [Infographic]

The good folks of Microsoft Tag prepared a neat infographic to illustrate the world of mobile marketing and why this (mobile) channel is so important. Here are the highlights:

  • Of the world’s 4 billion mobile phones in use, 1.08 billion (27%) are smartphones and 3.05 billion (75%) are SMS enabled. By 2014, mobile Internet should take over desktop Internet usage.
  • 86% of mobile Internet users are using their devices while watching TV.
  • 29% of mobile users areopen to scanning a mobile tag to get coupons.
  • 91% of mobile Internet access is to socilize, compared to 79% on desktops.
  • People use their mobile phones for Games (61%), weather (55%), maps/search (50%),social networking (49%), music (42%), news (36%), entertainment (33%), dining (25%), video (21%).
  • Over 1/3 of Facebook’s 600 million+ user base uses Facebook Mobile. Twitter has 165 million users – 50% of them use Twitter Mobile.
  • More than 200 million YouTube views occur on mobile devices per day

And here’s how all this comes together in an infographic:

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Tags: automotive, facts, market, marketing, mobile, statistics, trends


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Comment by Joe Schwartz on January 22, 2013 at 10:48am

Thanks, CARDOLL (Jamie Lynne)!

Comment by THE CARDOLL (Jamie Lynne) on January 22, 2013 at 10:41am

Love the infographic, Joe!!

Comment by Joe Schwartz on January 17, 2013 at 6:36am

Check out my latest post.  This will be the first in a series that is focused on the behavior of the automotive mobile user:

Please +1 the post and share it if you find it useful. You can of course also add the page to your own circle to receive updates.

Comment by Alexander Lau on January 17, 2013 at 5:31am

Michelle, agreed, it should be as automotive oriented as possible. However, that's not always possible. What Joe is doing is showing an infograph from Microsoft Tag on Mobile Marketing, just in general. There are times when you have to take that data and use it to the best of your ability, but I agree, if possible this specific site should always have an automotive slant. These are big picture statistics.

Comment by Joe Schwartz on January 17, 2013 at 4:07am

Hi Michael. Well, you came to the right place.  Here are two sites I manage where you will find some automotive-specific mobile marketing data.

Please G+1 them if you find them useful. And follow my Scoops at:

I promise you that if you follow my Scoops and G+ page, you will soon see a wealth of automotive-specific mobile marketing data.



Comment by Michelle Dumay on January 17, 2013 at 2:38am

This is great data, but I am left with this question: Where is automotive mentioned? Now before you pounce on me, go back and look. (Go ahead and look.) The term automotive is in the title and the tags...

Thanks Joe. I agree with the premise with which I believe you posted: Automotive mobile marketing IS SO IMPORTANT because as we can all read/see/live 'mobile is everywhere'. I only wish the infographic contained some hard AUTOMOTIVE MOBILE MARKETING DATA. (How many ups are pulled back into the dealership with SMS? What is the average ROI experienced by a dealership using an app, a mobile website or SMS? What is the ROI dealer's promotion when use of a mobile marketing combo of SMS/QR Code + direct mail? I really want some AUTOMOTIVE meat and potatoes, here.

Again, overall, these are great points to know and as Michael Goldstein said, "This helps dealerships...".

Comment by Alexander Lau on January 16, 2013 at 8:09am

Yes Michael. A BDC + a good CRM and qualified individuals to maintain them, with foresight and a vision of the future.

Comment by michael goldstein on January 16, 2013 at 8:04am

This is good info. This helps dealerships (who don't already) start looking at other metrics, other than the archaic (phone calls and emails), to gauge their overall results, ROI, traffic, leads, etc. Mobile is a tidal wave of changing consumer behavior that dealers need to really start looking at. Companies as well, need to quickly find a way to put a value to mobile traffic and pinpoint that traffic to ROI for the dealerships. It is not all on the dealerships to make this data work


Comment by Joe Schwartz on January 16, 2013 at 6:59am

Cool beans.

Comment by Alexander Lau on January 16, 2013 at 6:57am

OK, I've joined those.

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