Smartphones and other mobile devices are everywhere in today’s marketplace. Individuals and businesses of all sorts are using them on a daily basis, which means that more mobile content is being consumed than ever before. Businesses who are trying to break into the mobile market might be tempted to believe that all smartphone users are the same, but differences do exist. Understanding them can help you build your mobile marketing plan.
First, let us take a look at how smartphone users are similar. All smartphone users own devices that allow them to surf the web, receive emails, and send or receive text messages. They all want various aspects of their communication and media usage to be very portable, which is why they turn to smartphones.
Next, let us focus our thoughts on Apple users for a minute. The iPhone user, according to some research, is typically female, typically college educated or attending college, and is often wealthy. The college student would likely be excluded from the wealthy crowd, however. Making an income of over $200,000 a year is common. Understanding this can help a business to focus their iPhone marketing campaigns towards items that would appeal to these demographics, which can help to make a brand more successful.
Now, let us spend some time looking at the Android user. Research shows that Android users are typically male. They also generally spend less time using apps than do iPhone users, and they seem to prefer free apps to paid apps.
Finally, let us discuss Windows Phone users for a moment. The Windows platform is the newest one in the smartphone community. It has therefore been less researched, and is less understood at this time. What is known about the Windows platform is that it is quite organized in appearance. It is likely used by individuals who really appreciate order, as well as individuals who are interested in using the latest technology.
As a closing thought, let us look at some of the future technologies that will likely be implemented into smartphones. In the future, we should expect smartphones to continue to look more and more like laptops. This will increase their functionality and likely make them even more attractive to individuals and business users. Things like full data exchanges will probably be possible as well, making it easier to manage large files and share information freely between devices.
Smartphone users are very similar in some ways, and very different in others. Understanding these differences and similarities can help a business to focus their mobile marketing strategies so that they most effectively represent the brand in a way consumers will appreciate.