Our Mobile Planet: France

Smartphone penetration in France is now at 38%, with 55% of smartphone owners accessing the internet every day from their device. Google partnered with Ipsos OTX Media CT to understand how the growing adoption of smartphones has transformed consumer behavior there - from media consumption, to commerce, to connecting with the world around us. We found that mobile ads get noticed by 85% of French smartphone users. Also, mobile has become a critical component of traditional advertising, with 47% having performed a search on their smartphone after seeing an offline ad.

With smartphone penetration in France now at 38% and 55% of smartphone owners accessing the Internet every day from their device, mobile has become an indispensable part of our daily lives. Google partnered with Ipsos OTX Media CT to understand how the growing adoption of smartphones has transformed consumer behavior from media consumption to commerce to connecting with the world around us. These insights can help advertisers understand how to best use smartphones to engage with their customers. Here's what we found:

  • Smartphone users are multi-tasking their media with 76% using their phone while doing other things such as watching TV (53%). 85% of smartphone users look for local information on their phone and 81% take action a result.
  • Smartphones are critical shopping tools with 70% having researched a product or service on their device. 25% of smartphone users have made a purchase on their phone.
  • Mobile ads are noticed by 85% of smartphone users. Smartphones are also a critical component of traditional advertising as 47% have performed a search on their smartphone after seeing an offline ad. Review the full study to understand the business implications and opportunities for marketers.

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