Monday, 10 May 2010

28% of Europeans who gave money to the Haiti disaster appeal gave through mobile phones

"Following the Haitian Earthquake, it was widely reported that Mobile had played an important role in raising the required money for the relief efforts. This MMA study puts some solid numbers behind these reports, showing that in Europe that 21.4% of donors made their pledges via SMS and 7% by visiting a charitable website from their mobile device.
This means that a total of 28.4% of those who gave money to the Haitian appeal did so via their mobile device, which shows how important a medium mobile has become in order to allow people to help victims and charities.
The figures vary slightly from country to country, with French people emerging as the most likely to use their mobile device for charitable donations with 30% of all donors choosing to do so via SMS. Germany came second with 26% of all donors using SMS as their medium of choice to donate to the appeal. "
Source: Data from MMA, reported by Mobi AD News, 3rd May 2010

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