Monday, June 4, 2007

Mobile Advertising: One-To-Many Multicast Would Pay Dividends, So Why Aren’t We Doing It?

Mobile advertising may be a hot topic, but few have really got their head around how to deliver it in such a way that it makes sense – and money – for the companies involved. The answer may have been there all along in the example set by print and cable companies that have built their bottom line on delivering advertising to a mass markets – cheaply and effectively. As Tom Wheeler, a managing director at VC firm Core Capital Partners, writes in his latest column on TMCnet: “Mobile advertising is a one-to-one operation, and as a result relatively costly to deliver.” Sending one message to mass audience (as is the practice in print and cable) costs “virtually nothing to deliver compared to the one-to-one unicast of mobile distribution.”

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