Here’s your Friday roundup of 3 items from our blog to keep you up to speed on mobile research as you head into the weekend.
Whatever else you do, don’t forget to check at the bottom for something to mobilize your spirits and get you humming.
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Follow Facebook’s Lead…Into Mobile
And here’s a Friday tune to send you smiling into your weekend.
Facebook continues to grow incredibly rich – thanks to its big bet on connecting with people who use mobile devices.
Here are the mobile-relevant numbers from Facebook’s latest earnings report, released today. MFour Mobile Research, the leader and pioneer in all-mobile consumer surveys, urges the market research industry to take special note.
- Facebook had 1.51 billion unique monthly active mobile users during the first three months of 2016. They accounted for 91.5% of the site’s users.
- Mobile users were up 21% from the first quarter of 2015.
- Facebook raked in $4.3 billion in mobile advertising. That accounted for 79% of the company’s $5.4 billion in revenue.
- Facebook made a $2 billion profit for the quarter, more than double last year’s take for the first quarter.
The social media giant has come a long way from 2012, when it had virtually no mobile ad revenue. As the New York Times put it in a recent article, Facebook “was late to realize the importance of mobile phones; for years, its smartphone app was a slow, kludgy mess, and until just a few years ago it had no mobile revenue to speak of…. Facebook now derives the vast majority of its revenue from mobile ads. Its sales are growing at a breathtaking clip.”
Market research also has been “late to realize the importance of mobile phones.” But as Facebook shows us, it’s better late than never – WAY better.
MFour, based in Irvine, CA., invented all-mobile consumer research in 2011. Its million-member active panel of survey-takers is the largest, most diverse posse you can reach via smartphone for fast, demographically inclusive, high-impact consumer insights. Now MFour is democratizing mobile research with MFourDIY, its new do-it-yourself mobile survey platform. Check out a special introductory offer at mfourdiy.com.
Mobile rules. Mobile earns. Don’t take our word for it, take Mark Zuckerberg’s.