The State of the Industry: 2020 Mobile Marketing in APAC | MMA

Mobile has consistently been an effective marketing channel in Asia Pacific (APAC) and is playing a pivotal role in shaping the future of modern marketing. The onset of COVID-19 has pushed it further into the spotlight as people turn to mobile applications for relevant healthcare information, entertainment and staying connected with loved ones. This has reaffirmed the importance of mobile marketing, which is further exemplified by a rising number of companies investing in mobile platforms to target their customers.

Our research on the state of mobile marketing in APAC has highlighted how mobile has been one of the least affected channels amid the pandemic, as consumers increasingly rely on mobile devices. 


  • Main focus areas for marketing professionals
  • Impact of COVID-19
  • The biggest barriers to growth
  • Importance of creating content specifically for mobile

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Agency: A company that provides strategic, creative or media buying and related services to marketers.
Marketer: A company that sells its products directly to consumers and businesses and buys marketing services to achieve its goals. Company must also not fit into any of the other sales definitions.
Carrier/Operator: A mobile network operator that provides voice and/or data services.
Enabler: A solutions provider offering technology and services that enables and supports mobile marketing.
Associate: Companies or organizations that do not generate revenue from mobile, but are integral to the development of the mobile industry. (i.e. trade associations, legal firms, consulting agencies, etc.)
Seller: Companies that create and/or promote media and content or broker the sale and distribution of mobile advertising.