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Transportation Agencies and Mobile Technologies Why hitting a moving target matters … Lloyd D. Brown, Director of Communications TransComm Social Media.

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1 Transportation Agencies and Mobile Technologies Why hitting a moving target matters … Lloyd D. Brown, Director of Communications TransComm Social Media Webinar April 26, 2012

2 Shoot for a moving target Your customers have gone mobile What does that mean for DOTs? 4/26/20122 Heres what well cover:

3 General internet 80% of American adults use the internet Just 54% of disabled report using internet Income and race play a role in internet usage 4/26/20123 Source:

4 Wireless Generations? 63% of American adults connect to the Internet wirelessly However, 66% of American adults connect to the Internet via broadband (as of May 2010) Nearly 90% of adults with household income over $75,000 annually have broadband access. 4/26/20124 Source:

5 Connected devices here to stay American ownership: Cell phones - 88% Netbooks/laptops - 57% E-readers - 19% Tablet computers - 19% 4/26/20125 As of April Source:

6 Forget the desk: Were moving 4/26/20126 Since 2009, laptop computers have out sold desktops Source: Pages/Trend-Data/Device- Ownership.aspx

7 Cell phones dominate wireless 90% of Americans live in a house with at least one cell phone. 97% of Millennials (18- 34) own a cell phone 68% of year olds 48% of those over 75 4/26/20127 Source:

8 Among cell phone owners, 50% have downloaded apps to their phone.* Most popular apps are games, news, weather, sports and stocks. Global mobile advertising revenue expected to top $67B in 2012 (apps expected to generate $23B)** A culture of apps 4/26/20128 Source: * Owners-Have-Apps-on-Their-Phones.aspx **

9 We love our smart phones 46% of ALL adults own a SMART PHONE! Smart phone owners (53%) now outnumber users of basic cell phones. 4/26/20129 Source:

10 Mobile phones open opportunities New York Times: Other cultural forces aside, minorities, lower- income households and younger adults access the Internet at higher rates on mobile devices because they often do not have computers at home. 4/26/ Photo by Ed Yourdon Source:

11 What does this mean for DOTs? Your customers are mobile and moving. They will expect you to be, too. 4/26/201211

12 New technologies = Old problems You still need a message that beaks through the information clutter Accuracy and timeliness of information remain critical concerns for communication teams New tools complement old tactics … more pressure on communication teams to manage more tools 4/26/201212

13 A new opportunity for engagement Formal federal decision-making process does not directly provide for the use of these new engagement technologies … but also doesnt prohibit them. 4/26/201213

14 Recommendations Consider your customers expectations. Keep doing the basics well. Be available: Is the web site easy to access? What about a mobile app? Be responsive: Are there internal processes in place to handle questions or to pass along information? Be creative: Are there opportunities to engage the public in new ways? 4/26/201214

15 Conclusion The public is moving, no longer limited by time or space. The new technologies bring with them old challenges … and, new opportunities Focus on a core communications program that includes: Accountability Responsiveness Creativity 4/26/201215

16 Transportation Agencies and Mobile Technologies 4/26/ Contact: Lloyd D. Brown, Director of Communications American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (202) office (202) cell

17 Additional Reading Articles for further reading: Forecast: Mobile content, ad sales to hit $67B in 2012 (paidContent.org)Forecast: Mobile content, ad sales to hit $67B in 2012 From cyber to hybrid: Mobile technologies as interfaces of hybrid spaces (Adriana de Souza e Silva)From cyber to hybrid: Mobile technologies as interfaces of hybrid spaces Public Engagement in a Wireless World (Lloyd Brown)Public Engagement in a Wireless World 4/26/201217


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