Our Mobile Planet: Saudi Arabia

Smartphone usage in Saudia Arabia is exploding. We teamed up with Ipsos OTX Media CT to see just how much. At the time of this study, 67% of smartphone owners used them to access the internet each day. What are they looking for? 87% searched for local info, and almost as many took action as a result.

With Norway's smartphone penetration now at 54% and 65% 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 87% using their phone while doing other things such as watching TV (62%). 81% of smartphone users look for local information on their phone and 82% take action a result.
  • Smartphones are critical shopping tools with 71% having researched a product or service on their device. 24% of smartphone users have made a purchase on their phone.
  • Mobile ads are noticed by 87% of smartphone users.Smartphones are also a critical component of traditional advertising as 56% 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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