The State of Social Media
Smartphones and Tablets Drive Shift in European Media Consumption
LONDON, UK, 23 January 2012 - Comscore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) and Telefónica Germany presented the results of a study showing the shift in media consumption triggered by smartphones, tablets and other connected devices at the DLD (Digital Life Design) conference in Munich. To download a complimentary copy of the report, Connected Europe, please visit: http://www.comscore.com/connected-europe
“Not too long ago, consumers depended solely on their computer to connect to the internet. Today, cross-platform consumption has created a vastly different landscape as consumers utilise a growing number of devices to consume digital content on a daily basis.” said Linda Abraham, Comscore chief marketing officer. “There is a need for more inclusive marketing strategies to engage a brand’s total audience.”
Key findings from the white paper about European connected audiences include:
In EU5, Over 13 Million Smartphone Users Access Mobile Retail Sites Mobile retail is one of the fastest growing activities amongst smartphone users, with more than 13.6 million EU5 smartphone owners accessing a retail site in October 2011. Similar to other trends revealed in this study, the UK had the largest audience with 4.7 million people, but Germany accounted for the largest increase in users with a 112 percent growth year-over-year. Furthermore the German smartphone population showed the fastest adoption of emerging technologies, such as QR codes.
"The smartphone is revolutionising the retail business", said René Schuster, CEO at Telefónica Germany. "More and more consumers use their device as a shopping tool - to compare prices and products right in the shop. The findings from this report confirm my view that 2012 will be the year of mobile retail, placing great importance on network performance and speed of data transfer."
To download a free copy of the full report “Connected Europe – How Smartphones and Tablets are Shifting Media Consumption”, please visit: http://www.comscore.com/connected-europe
About Comscore Comscore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) is a global leader in measuring the digital world and preferred source of digital business analytics. Comscore helps its clients better understand, leverage and profit from the rapidly evolving digital marketing landscape by providing data, analytics and on-demand software solutions for the measurement of online ads and audiences, media planning, website analytics, advertising effectiveness, copy-testing, social media, search, video, mobile, cross-media, e-commerce, and a broad variety of emerging forms of digital consumer behaviour. Comscore services, which now include the product suites of recent acquisitions AdXpose, Nedstat, Nexius XPlore, ARSGroup and Certifica, are used by more than 1,800 clients around the world, including global leaders such as AOL, Baidu, BBC, Best Buy, Carat, Deutsche Bank, ESPN, France Telecom, Financial Times, Fox, Microsoft, MediaCorp, Nestle, Starcom, Terra Networks, Universal McCann, Verizon Services Group, ViaMichelin and Yahoo!. For more information, please visit: www.comscore.com/companyinfo
About Telefónica Germany Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG belongs with its commercial brand O2 to Telefónica Europe and is part of the Spanish telecommunication group Telefónica S.A. The company offers its German private and business customers postpaid and prepaid mobile telecom products as well as innovative mobile data services based on the GPRS and UMTS technologies. In addition, the integrated communications provider also offers DSL fixed network telephony and high-speed internet. “Kundenmonitor Deutschland 2011” honoured Telefónica Germany as the network operator with the most satisfied mobile phone customers in the German market for the fifth time in a row. Telefónica Europe has more than 58 million mobile and fixed network customers in Great Britain, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.
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