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London -- Research released today by the Internet Advertising Bureau UK (IAB) reveals that 11% of the UK's 100 highest spending advertisers now have websites designed to automatically display content in the most appropriate way for whichever device a consumer is using.
Called 'responsive design', the content is optimised to reflect whether a consumer is using a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone to visit the website. The research, from the third wave (August 2013) of the IAB's study on the prevalence of mobile optimised websites amongst leading advertisers in the UK, reveals the 11 using responsive design are Peugeot, Nissan, Direct Line, Go Compare, Sainsbury's Bank, Sky, EE, Microsoft, Colgate-Palmolive, the Department of Health and Chanel.
The automotive and technology/telecoms sectors have the highest percentage (17%) of brands in the top 100 (both with two out of 12) using responsive design followed by finance with 3 out of 21 (14%).
"Responsive design is the next stage in mobile optimisation and represents a truly multi-platform experience that enables users to have the best surfing experience on whatever device they're using," says IAB's senior mobile manager, Alex Kozloff. "It's encouraging to see the speed at which advertisers are embracing this technology and really thinking about how consumers interact with their brand."
The mobile optimisation study also reveals that, in August 2013, 58% of the top 100 advertisers in 2012 had a website whose home page was optimised to automatically display content in the most appropriate way for smartphones.
Alex Burmaster, Meteor Public Relations
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About the Internet Advertising Bureau
The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) is the UK trade association for digital advertising. With over 900 members, most of the UK's leading brands, media owners and agencies take part in the IAB. Given the rapidly evolving nature of the digital landscape, the IAB works to ensure that marketers can maximise the potential of digital media and mobile devices, helping members engage their customers and build great brands. By disseminating knowledge and fostering dialogue through research, policy guidance, training and events, the IAB aims to be every marketer's authoritative and objective source for best practices in internet advertising. To access the IAB's current research, policy briefings, training opportunities and events schedule, please visit www.iabuk.net.
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