What are the benefits of mobile media?
The construct for understanding the importance of mobile media was developed by Tomi T. Ahonen, an independent consultant and recognized expert in the converging areas of mobile telecoms, Internet and media. He identified six stages of mass media
(print, recordings, cinema, radio, television, Internet) then added a seventh: mobile phones. Each media has its own content type, creative artists and technicians and business model.
Tomi and others in the field then identified eight benefits of mobile media that distinguish it from the other six.
is the first personal mass media
- is permanently carried
- is always on
- has a built-in payment mechanism
- is available at the point of creative inspiration
- has the most accurate audience measurement
- captures the social context of media consumption
- allows augmented reality to be used in media