COVID-19 hits EMEA mobile budgets but marketers agree on effectiveness

An overview of EMEA mobile budgets in the face of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Although mobile marketing continues to attract investment, two-fifths (43%) of EMEA marketers expect to cut their mobile budgets as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, according to new survey data from WARC and the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA). Mobile budgets fell into decline for the first time ever in April 2020 and are only now starting to recover.

Before COVID-19, mobile's picture was clear – a strong majority of marketers (66%) were planning to invest more. While this has now dropped to 39%, the effectiveness of mobile advertising is near-unanimous. Almost all (94%) of the marketers...

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