Vserv’s Smartphone User Persona Report segments Indian smartphone users into six different user personas and delves deep into their usage patterns
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | July 30, 2015
As the Indian smartphone market sees exponential growth, Vserv conducted a study to understand how Indians are using their smartphones. Launched in collaboration with Nielsen Informate Mobile Insights, the Smartphone User Persona Report (SUPR) 2015 segments Indian smartphone users into different user personas and delves deep into their usage patterns.
The report provides rich insights into each persona’s app usage, time spent on various apps, data consumption patterns and their demographics. According to the report, the Indian smartphone user base is growing at a 26 per cent CAGR from 2013 to 2017. This boom in the Indian smartphone market is primarily being propelled by Indians under the age of 25 years, with the report highlighting that 63 per cent users fall in that age bracket.
Key highlights from the report:
Pranab Punj, Associate Vice-President, Global Marketing, Vserv, commented, “Today, it is imperative for marketers to move beyond demographic data and embrace smart data based targeting to stay ahead in the game. Marketers need to formulate their strategies focused on user personas and their intent. This report, based on a study conducted by Nielsen Informate Mobile Insights, provides pertinent insights on Indian smartphone users. This will equip marketers to target the right audience and formulate tighter marketing strategies that yield better results.”
SUPR is based on an automated usage data collection from over 12,000 smartphone users in India, over a three-month period. The study was conducted using innovative smartphone metering technology installed by opt-in panelists on their smartphones. From the two-step cluster analysis, with 22 actual smartphone usage parameters as input variables, six smartphone user personas emerged.
The full report can be viewed here