The combination of tablet’s mobile functionality, screen size and speed has made them the device that everyone wants. While last year, the iPad was virtually the only major tablet available on the market, this year there are several and it looks like Apple will be adding a second screen size. The biggest benefit to advertisers and content providers has been the high levels of engagement that tablet users enjoy. There is a new research study out that chronicles how dependent tablets users are on their devices.
• Tablet users also have 20%
higher engagement rates than those using PCs
• Mobile and tablet users accounted for 18% of traffic across most major sites
• Businesses are also becoming more engaged with tablets – tablet and mobile search spending has increased nearly 168% in the past 6 months
• Tablet owners are also more likely to allow themselves to be tracked. Six in 10 smart phone users do not allow themselves to be tracked compared to bust 7% of tablet users
What Does This Mean To You?
The more time users spend on sites, the more likely they are to see your ads or purchase items you have available online. As more tablet users employ second screen activities – the more time they will spend on their tablet. This also means less attention will be paid to commercials being played during prime-time. Over the next few months, you will hear more terms like “device agnostic” or “responsive design”. This is especially important when it comes to mobile. Simply enough, these buzz words mean that the web experience you have on your smart phone, tablet and desktop will be the same. This may increase the amount of people who own tablets – those who don’t want to have to deal with “learning” a new device. For more information about new and exciting content platforms that can increase your return from tablets, please contact your Orlando Sentinel Media Group representative or:
Advertising Research Manager
Source: Mobile Marketer; IgnitionOne