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It's clear that the world is going mobile. Over time, advertising dollars will follow, and John and David take a look at some companies that should benefit from this powerful trend. Internet-radio leader Pandora, for one, reported some encouraging numbers recently. More people are using its mobile app, and ad dollars are starting to follow. TripAdvisor is seeing more and more mobile usage, too. So it's clear that the trend is starting to build. Two companies that John and David are researching are Velti and Millenial Media. Velti provides technology and services to help deliver mobile advertising and marketing. Millenial Media operates a mobile technology platform for developers and advertisers. Both companies are promising ways to play the mobile advertising trend.

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Jim Meyers

Like all the chatter about Airpush. This is where the action is. My results are largely on par with what you gentlemen are experiencing and I have associates doing even better than that thanks to SmartWall, etc. ( ) Good stuff :)

September 30 2012 at 2:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
E! Man

Monetizing opportunities in mobile advertising today is all about making smart decisions - particularly with regard to mobile ad networks. Airpush's new SDK, for example, is the type of thing that today's app developers and advertisers need to be aware of - Click through rates for advertisers are around 16% through Airpush's smartwall and devs lare getting CPMs averaging $9.55. If you know where to concentrate your efforts, you will succeed and make good money in the process.

September 09 2012 at 12:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Michael Essany

Absolutely agree! Another point that needs to be made is that too much attention is paid to social networks like Facebook and Twitter today. More attention needs to be placed on top mobile ad networks, like the one you reference. Airpush's new SDK 5.0 probably did more for mobile advertising in one week than Facebook did for mobile advertising all year. Mobile ad networks are where the real money, progress, and growth are today.

September 09 2012 at 2:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply