9 Mobile Marketing Trends You Need To Know For 2018 [Infographic]

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According to trend watchers, the message for businesses and marketers this year is: go mobile or go home. The focus of 2018 will be to cater to the exponential growth of consumers who now use smart phones and/or tablets as their first – and many times only – device.

Before we go into the 2018 trends, let’s set the mobile stage. It’s no longer a question of whether mobile marketing is important – we know it is – it’s now the case of understanding how consumers behave on mobile devices. By 2018, more than half of all consumers will be using mobile devices first for anything they do online, according to Gartner.

Across the globe, mobile devices dominate total minutes spent online. For example, in the US, 71% of total digital minutes comes from mobile devices. Even more stagerring, in Indonesia 91% of time spent online comes from mobile. The average time spent browsing on a smartphone per month is 87 hours in the US, compared to 34 hours on desktop. And these numbers have only increased in the past year.

According to official Google statements, more than 50% of search queries globally come from mobile devices (experts say this number is now closer to 60%). The category with the highest percentage of mobile search volume is “Food & Beverage” with 72%. Following the restaurant industry, is Health, Sports, News, Lifestyle, and Retail. Businesses in these industries, and many others, will instantly see results when going mobile.

Now that you’re up to date on the current mobile landscape, let’s take a look at the 9 mobile marketing trends that will define 2018:
Top 9 Mobile Trends 2018

Comments (6)

  • T. Gath Jan 02, 2018 at 10:01 AM

    Great forward looking article! You’ve really got my (web designing) wheels turning 🙂

    • Kimberly de Silva Jan 03, 2018 at 08:01 AM

      I am happy to hear you found it useful! Hope it inspires you for 2018 🙂

  • Mauricio Cortes Feb 08, 2018 at 10:02 AM

    fantastic articule and graphics

    • Kimberly de Silva Feb 13, 2018 at 14:02 PM

      Thank you, Mauricio!

  • Tesha Feb 08, 2018 at 11:02 AM

    Great Info!!! What does AR and VR mean?

    • Kimberly de Silva Feb 13, 2018 at 14:02 PM

      Hi Tesha, AR is Augmented Reality and VR is Virtual Reality. Happy you found the article useful!

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