A research first for the Irish market measuring the effectiveness of a mobile only ad campaign has shown that mobile advertising had a higher brand impact than the average scores achieved across other media.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau of Ireland (IAB Ireland)’s Mobile Council commissioned a study by RED C research on a specific mobile only campaign for Innocent Super Smoothie range. The study was conducted in partnership with MEC and their client Innocent with a specific mobile only campaign for the Super Smoothie range.

The campaign was supported by the following IAB publisher members: TheJournal.ie, DailyEdge.ie, Entertainment.ie, Daft.ie, IrishTimes.com, Done Deal, Independent.ie, Joe.ie, Her.ie, Irish Mirror, Sky News, MyHome.ie, Ticketmaster, The Score and Yahoo!

Key Take Aways from the study:

  • An increase of 25% was recorded in Brand preference among those who saw the mobile ad versus those who did not
    see it.
  • Applying RED Star, RED C’S extensive norm base for advertising evaluation, the Innocent Smoothie mobile campaign achieved a Brand Impact score of 80 which is higher than the norms for all other media channels.
  • The campaign outperformed all other media on both rational and emotional impact.


Commenting on the study Adrian Acosta, Chair of IAB Mobile’s Council said “The Innocent Super Smoothie campaign
has clearly demonstrated that mobile advertising delivers powerful branding impact. The study conveys great insights to advertisers on the branding effectiveness of mobile and demonstrates the opportunity for advertisers to maximise their branding ROI with increased mobile adspend”.

Richard Colwell, CEO of RED C Research added: “It is expected that mobile advertising could have a good impact on the short term rational call to action, but far more interesting is the impact that this mobile ad has had on the more long term emotional connection with the brand, which has been shown to deliver a bigger return on advertising investment. It sug-
gests mobile can be very effective at the heart of any campaign.”

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IAB – RED C – A Case Study in Mobile Advertising