MMA INCREASES FOCUS ON MEASUREMENT OF MOBILE MARKETING SUCCESSES
New Measurement Committee Framework Instilled for Effectiveness of Mobile in Traditional and Cross-Media Marketing Campaigns
New York - Mobile Marketing Forum – June 6, 2007 — The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) (www.mmaglobal.com), which represents more than 400 companies across the mobile ecosystem, today announced the association’s focus on mobile advertising measurement with the introduction of its Global Measurement Committee (GMC). The focus on measurement comes on the heels of the latest MMA Mobile Advertising Guidelines (www.mmaglobal.com/mobileadvertising.pdf ) release. The MMA plans to collaborate on the initiative with other industry associations.
Today, mobile spend by brand marketers is in the trial stages. Before allocating more budgets to mobile, brands require a deeper understanding of the role of mobile in the overall mix, consumer acceptance of brand messaging, consistent guidelines and best practices as well as insight into effectiveness and value. Under guidance of the MMA GMC, the industry will create a framework for the measurement of mobile marketing campaigns across all channels such as mobile video, television, multimedia services and more.
“The MMA is the right organization to lead the development of ad currencies against its current guidelines, given its diverse and representative membership base,” said Tom Daly, group manager, Strategy & Planning, Global Interactive Marketing, The Coca-Cola Company and MMA Global and NA Board Executive Committee member. “The Coca-Cola Company is committed to mobile as a viable channel to our consumer and measurement will help us ensure the investment is allocated in the right place.”
Richard Saggers, New Business - Head of Mobile Advertising, Vodafone Group Services Ltd & EMEA MMA Chairman, added, “It is crucial to have guidelines in place to measure the use of mobile marketing not only for agencies, brands and marketers, but for the entire global industry. Then, understanding how to measure campaign success will help to drive the adoption of the mobile channel.”
“Measurement was one of the two most critical items we needed to address in rebuilding the Internet Advertising industry,” said Greg Stuart, former CEO of the IAB. “Marketers and their agencies demand that all digital mediums, including Mobile, provide superior advertising measurement, while insuring that the measurement meets the standards and market acceptance of traditional media. How well the Mobile Marketing industry accomplishes this will determine whether they capture their rightful share of marketers’ budgets.”
Co-chaired by The Coca-Cola Company in North America and M:Metrics in EMEA, the MMA GMC membership includes representation from media companies, brands, wireless operators and market research firms. The MMA GMC membership is open to all MMA member companies.
About the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA)
The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) is the premier global non-profit association established to lead the growth of mobile marketing and its associated technologies. The MMA is an action-oriented organization designed to clear obstacles to market development, establish mobile media guidelines and best practices for sustainable growth, and evangelize the mobile channel for use by brands and content providers. The 400+ global member companies include agencies, advertisers, hand held device manufacturers, wireless operators, aggregators, technology enablers, market research firms and all companies focused on marketing via the mobile channel. The Mobile Marketing Association’s global headquarters are located in the United States. For more information, please visit www.mmaglobal.com