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A review of consumers' mobile social networking habits and preferences. Research conducted August 2009.

A review of consumers' mobile social networking habits and preferences. Research conducted August 2009.

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    Mobile Social Networking Study from AdMob Mobile Social Networking Study from AdMob Presentation Transcript

    • Social Networking: Mobile Consumers Weigh in
      Survey compiled: August 27, 2009,Prepared for David Berkowitz of 360i
      Covered in MediaPost’s Social Media Insider September 15, 2009
      2009 AdMob, Inc. Confidential & Proprietary
      David Berkowitz
      Sr Dir of Emerging Media
      & Innovation
      360i
      dberkowitz@360i.com
      Blog: MarketersStudio.com
      Twitter: @dberkowitz
      360i: blog.360icom / @360i
    • Executive Summary
      >59% of all mobile users across all devices report using social networks from their phone “often” or “sometimes”.
      >55% of feature phone users, 47% of smartphone users and 38% of iPhone users report using social networks from their phone “often”.
      iPhone users seem to have ported their online social networking behaviors to mobile, where as both Smartphone and feature phone users have evolved their social networking usage to include both social networks of mobile origin and online-origin social networks.
      Facebook followed by Myspace dominate for phone & PC use for iPhone and Smartphone users, whereas Feature Phone users prefer Mocospace
      >1/4 of all users report using Twitter from their phones.
      n =71: iPhone users, 43: Smartphone users, and 38: Feature Phone users
      ©2009 AdMob, Inc. Confidential & Proprietary
    • iPhone Users
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    • iPhone Users: Mobile Usage of Social Networks by Brand
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    • iPhone Users: PC Usage of Social Networks by Brand
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    • iPhone Users: Mobile Use of Social Networks
      ©2009 AdMob, Inc. Confidential & Proprietary
    • Key Takeaways: iPhone Users
      Facebook is most popular among iPhone users both in Mobile (52%) and on the PC (54%).
      The big differences between mobile and PC usage are Twitter & Myspace. Myspace is most popular on the phone for only 11% of iPhone users, but it is most popular on the PC for 20% of this same group. Twitter is more popular in mobile than on the PC for iPhone users: 8% say it is the social network they use most in mobile while only 4% say they it is the social network they use most from a PC. Additionally, more users of iPhone than users of other devices report relying on Twitter the most for social networking from their phones.
      38% of iPhone users report that they “Often use social networking from my phone.”
      ©2009 AdMob, Inc. Confidential & Proprietary
    • Smartphone Users
      ©2009 AdMob, Inc. Confidential & Proprietary
    • Smartphone Users: Mobile Usage of Social Networks by Brand
      ©2009 AdMob, Inc. Confidential & Proprietary
    • Smartphone Users: PC Usage of Social Networks by Brand
      ©2009 AdMob, Inc. Confidential & Proprietary
    • Smartphone Users: Mobile Use of Social Networks
      ©2009 AdMob, Inc. Confidential & Proprietary
    • Key Takeaways: Smartphone Users
      Facebook is most popular followed by Myspace for both mobile and PC for Smartphone Users, however there is small but divided group of Smartphone users who report using a range of other social networks most frequently from their phone. Myspace gains share on the PC. The social networking space is more fragmented in mobile for Smartphone users.
      The “other” option is more popular for Smartphone users than for iPhone users, revealing that the world of social networks is more diverse for Smartphone users
      47% of Smartphone Users report using social networks “often” from their phone
      ©2009 AdMob, Inc. Confidential & Proprietary
    • Feature Phone Users
      ©2009 AdMob, Inc. Confidential & Proprietary
    • Feature Phone Users: Mobile Usage of Social Networks by Brand
      ©2009 AdMob, Inc. Confidential & Proprietary
    • Feature Phone Users: PC Usage of Social Networks by Brand
      ©2009 AdMob, Inc. Confidential & Proprietary
    • Feature Phone Users: Mobile Use of Social Networks
      ©2009 AdMob, Inc. Confidential & Proprietary
    • Key Takeaways: Feature Phone Users
      Mocospace is the dominant social network for feature phone users followed by Myspace, but the landscape is very fragmented.
      55% of Feature phone users use their phone for social networking “often”- more than users of any other device.
      Feature phone users are report relying on a wider range of social networks than users of iPhones or Smartphones.
      ©2009 AdMob, Inc. Confidential & Proprietary