has recently ventured into the consumer Internet space by launching a portal Ovi offering download of music, games and maps on mobile devices, has now acquired a US-based mobile advertising company, Enpocket. With this acquisition, it's clear that Nokia is now eyeing opportunities beyond its hardware business.
As a part of campaign management, Enpocket studies mobile use patterns and, apart from delivering targeted campaigns, it also does delivery reporting or provides analytics to advertisers. Thus, the Enpocket affiliation with operators and consumers will definitely help Nokia to get insights on both these groups.
"In India, Enpocket serves various clients like Axis Bank, Toyota, Visa, ICICI Bank and Citibank and it has a tie-up with Airtel at the moment, while talks are on with other mobile operators and publishers as well," says Sandy Agarwal, managing director, Asia Pacific, Enpocket. Globally, Enpocket provides advertising solutions to brands such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi and P&G.