In-app Mobile Advertising For Auto

Advertising to auto intenders on mobile

Auto Sales Start on Mobile

The days of commuting to a retail location to window shop, price match, browse, and purchase are behind us.


From shopping at home on a computer, to shopping on the fly on our smart phones; 31.5 million Canadian retail shoppers are embracing e-commerce.


The result of this change in shopping habits has resulted in 64% of Canadians shopping on multiple platforms and 13% of them shopping on mobile only.


From grocery stores to record labels, digital transformation has disrupted many industries. The auto industry is no exception resulting in auto retailers continuously working to make the customer experience better.


Today the customer experience starts on mobile.

  • Source: comscore

The Digital Auto-Mall Is Everywhere

Historically, auto-malls have been a great way for auto retailers to place themselves competitively against other brands.
This set up created heavy foot traffic from auto intenders looking to learn more about a vehicle or that were ready to purchase. 

Today the auto-mall is everywhere. Accessed from home on a computer or in transit on a smart phone. This digital version of the auto-mall has created a growing need for auto retailers to convert already informed customers that are landing on various site pages and to win back visitors that drop off and turn to competitors.

  • Canadians spend 73% of all digital time looking at retail options on mobile

  • Auto intenders mobile time is spent: researching, price matching and even appointment booking

  • Source: comscore, Google Dealer Guide Book

The Road to Customer-Centricity Begins on Mobile

Auto retail web sites both on desktop and mobile have become virtual store fronts that consumers are digitally walking into; creating a demand for auto retailers to step up and provide the same engaging and personalized experience on-line that they would in store.


Retailers looking to capitalize on digital traffic need to be prepared to provide a seamless customer experience to visitors the same way that they would at the dealership. From letting visitors know about offers, to getting them to subscribe and become loyalty VIP members, and even getting them to see how their dream vehicle would look  like on the road.


Thanks to mobile, auto retailers can start this customer-centric experience anywhere.


The Personalized Experience is Mobile

Before any customer centric experience can take place, auto retailers need to be able to drive the right traffic to the right landing page. To do this, brands need to be advertising where their audience is and deliver engaging content that is un-intrusive and full of value.​

  • 13% of shoppers are navigating retail sites using only mobile

  • 87% of Canadians spend their mobile time in app

  • Mobile data delivers contextual Canadian mobile user data fueling personalization

  • Source: comscore/newzoo

Converting The Mobile Moment

  • 95% of vehicle buyers looking for information are using digital as a source

  • 60% of them start their customer journey on mobile

In a mobile first world, mobile devices are being used to learn, plan, navigate, research and purchase.​

Auto brands looking to convert these mobile users into customers are using mobile data to infer who their customer is and the next best actions, including when and what to advertise. This small window of time to deliver the right ad to the right person is known as the “mobile moment”. Today, Canadians spend 87% of their time on mobile in-app resulting in many auto manufacturers turning to app environments to capitalize on that mobile moment.

During that mobile moment, in-app ads are delivered with context in an un-intrusive manner; making the customer feel as if the ad being seen is part of the app experience and has been personalized to their needs and wants. The result is higher user engagement and responsiveness

  • Source: Google Dealer Guide


Insights Beyond Marketing

In-app mobile advertising provides marketers with advertising opportunities that were
previously unheard of. Learn how APEX has helped brands engage audiences on mobile by using the most
premium network of location data, mobile data, and app partner network.