Top 10 Mobile Ad Campaigns from H1 2013

xAd | 08/09/2013

Mobile advertising has made significant strides this year as marketers test new ad formats and get a better grasp on mobile’s role as part of a multichannel strategy, as evidenced by best-in-class efforts from brands such as McDonald’s, Unilever and Target.

Brands and marketers undoubtedly stepped up their mobile advertising efforts during the first half of 2013 with campaigns tied to solid results that are likely to continue throughout the remaining portion of the year. Additionally, a bigger focus on rich media, tablets, social media and native advertising points to marketers increasingly thinking beyond basic static banner ads.

Click here to view the full list of the top 10 marketing and commerce advertising campaigns from the first half of 2013, in alphabetical order.


Pinkberry drives in-store product launch trial via mobile advertising
Frozen yogurt chain Pinkberry launched a location-based ad campaign that served up mobile coupons to lure nearby consumers into stores in April.

The ads ran within the Pandora iPhone app with creative that showed consumers how many miles away they were from a Pinkberry location.

When clicked on, a landing page presented an offer for $1 off of a greek yogurt product. The landing page also included directions and a click-to-call option.

The coupon was redeemable by showing a screen grab of the ad at the point-of-sale.

As marketers increasingly look to make mobile ads more contextual and relevant to consumers, location and targeted data has been one of the biggest growth areas in the industry this year.

In Pinkberry’s case, consumers are more inclined to interact with the banner ad since it ties together an offer with a specific location.

 Original Article Posted on Mobile Marketer