How to get user engagement in 2020
Thursday, January 2, 2020 by Scott Tomkins
The most difficult challenge for every app developer to overcome is: How do I get my app in front of a customer so that they can engage with it? UA campaigns are notoriously expensive and invariably suffer from diminishing returns. ROAS at the start of a campaign falls somewhere between 200% and 300%, but soon enough it peters out. I can’t tell you how many times ...
Interactive voice AI technology lands from Instreamatic
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
Instreamatic, the voice dialogue marketing platform that allows media companies and advertisers to measure, manage, and monetize audio content by utilizing new interactive voice AI technology, and AirKast, a mobile publisher and ad network for broadcasters and media companies in the U.S., has announced a partnership that integrates Instreamatic into AirKa...
AI enabled mobile capture SDK from ABBYY lands
Monday, May 6, 2019 by Richard Harris
ABBYY has introduced ABBYY Mobile Capture, a software development kit (SDK) to enable end-to-end point-and-capture mobile experience where the user data is instantly captured via the camera to be used within an app or extracted and sent to back-end processes for self-service scenarios. The AI-enabled SDK frees the mobile user from manual data entry, which improves custo...
Mobile ad campaign company to be bought by Adjust
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
Adjust has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire data aggregation platform Acquired.io. The comprehensive SaaS solution automates and simplifies multi-channel campaign management for mobile user acquisition.
Started in San Francisco in 2016 by Andrey Kazakov and Max Gannutin, Acquired.io’s SaaS solution automates multi-channel cam...
Acumos AI Challenge sponsors to give out $100k in prizes
Thursday, July 26, 2018 by Richard Harris
AT&T and Tech Mahindra have announced that they will be sponsoring the Acumos AI Challenge, an open source developer competition that seeks innovative artificial intelligence (AI) solutions.
Working with The Linux Foundation, the companies encourage students, developers and data scientists to submit their ground-breaking AI solutions for the chance to win prize m...
Mountain Dew taps Immersv for 360 video ads
Monday, November 27, 2017 by Richard Harris
Immersv has announced that Mountain Dew and its advertising agency, OMD, tapped Immersv’s Mobile 360 and VR marketing platform to drive significant consumer engagement for their ad campaign promoting the VR experience “The Professor Presents: #GotHandles.” The ad campaign delivered exceptional results for Mountain Dew, driving 63 percent video completion rat...
App developers find Holiday campaigns challenging
Thursday, October 19, 2017 by Richard Harris
YouAppi has announced the results of a comprehensive survey that evaluated U.S. consumers on their personal holiday shopping habits and preferred mobile holiday experience. The survey also questioned global digital marketers, advertisers and app developers on their 2017 mobile holiday preparation and campaign plans. While 95 percent of businesses see the holiday season ...
Mobile games inapp advertising chat with Jun Group
Friday, October 13, 2017 by Richard Harris
People are spending an increasing amount of their mobile time in-app. In fact, comScore reports that in 2017, people will spend 87% of their mobile time using applications. A natural corollary to this statistic is the kind of apps that are most popular. Apple reports that the number one app category in the iTunes Store is gaming.A recent study conducted by video technol...
Mobile reward videos showed consistently high eCPM in 2016
Friday, February 17, 2017 by Richard Harris
ironSource has announced the launch of its Industry eCPM Index, an insights engine for tracking regional and global eCPM rates and optimizing mobile app ad campaign effectiveness over time. Ideal for mobile app developers, the ironSource Industry eCPM Index provides insight into app ecosystem advertising performance across region, time of year, geography, ad units, and ...
Yahoo explains what communitainment is and how it's mobile's killer app
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by Simon Khalaf
Last August, in Flurry’s app usage report, we declared that “Content is King: Again.” That report showed U.S. users’ time spent consuming media in apps had grown from 46 mins/day in 2014 to 96 mins/day in 2015, a whopping 108% year-over-year increase. Curious to clock this year’s usage, we ran the numbers again and found that time spent con...
Marketing Study Shows How Much a TV Ad Can Boost Your App Installs
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
A recently released app marketing study by Fetch, a mobile marketing consulting company, indicates that TV ads can indeed boost app installs. It’s kind of a “that makes sense” announcement, because if you throw enough money on TV ads with Kate Upton encouraging people to play your game, you are going to see some type of benefit.However, Fetch’s “TV Uplift Dual Screen Op...
5 Ways To Promote Your App Without Spending a Ton of Money
Saturday, November 14, 2015 by Katie Meurin
The app stores are crowded. Bringing apps to the market and making them discoverable among your competitors can be difficult. Having a solid marketing plan in place before releasing your apps can increase the chance of being noticed. There are plenty of marketing strategies that can successfully promote your app – you are either going to have to give time or money ...
WildTangent to Launch Unique Mobile App Reservation and Delivery Service
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
WildTangent has announced a new way for app publishers to let consumers reserve an upcoming app and deliver it them once it launches. WildTangent is adding the new app reservation service to it global app distribution and monetization platform to help mobile publishers create a new engagement touchpoint with consumers. The service will allow consumers to reserve an...
What's Holding Back the Mobile Advertising Revolution
Monday, July 27, 2015 by Itay Riemer
While it may seem as though mobile rules our world today, it was only ten years ago that our phones were rudimentary devices. A decade is not such a long time. Today smartphones and tablets have replaced PCs as the primary way most people get online, yet content creators and advertisers alike are still working out how to make mobile work best for them. They face i...
Mozilla Taps Tappx for Firefox OS Collaborative Cross Promotion Advertising
Thursday, May 14, 2015 by Richard Harris
Mozilla has announced that Tappx, an open cross-promotion community for app developers, will offer its no-cost advertising service to Firefox OS developers. Tappx is based on a collaborative sharing economy, where members host advertising on each other’s apps. Tappx runs on credits (called Tappix) that are earned whenever a developer advertises another member’s app...
Taptica Releases New Data Analytics Tool for Mobile Ad Campaign Targeting
Friday, February 6, 2015 by Richard Harris
Taptica, a mobile user acquisition and targeting technology provider, has launched a new mobile data analytics tool to deliver insights into mobile user behavior and demographics for mobile ad campaign targeting.Taptica’s new customizable analytics tool provides a transparent view of anonymized user behavior data, including impressions, clicks, conversions, purchases an...
AppLift New Mobile Game Marketing Platform Leverages Big Data for User Lifetime Value
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
AppLift, a mobile game marketing platform, has launched DataLift – a new offering that provides what the company is calling “a big data-fueled mobile media buying platform maximizing user lifetime value (LTV).” The platform utilizes technology that optimizes campaign goals, including post-install LTV events, and enables user acquisition for mobile app advertisers.The Da...
The best app marketing channels that actually help
Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Richard Harris
At the beginning of each year, we all read articles with predictions on pretty much any subject - mobile is no exception. Famous hockey player Wayne Gretzky once said, “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.”
As a guy who has been a part of an app marketing agency for the last 5 years...
Video ads and your mobile app marketing strategy
Thursday, January 15, 2015 by Richard Harris
Today when we think about different channels for promoting a mobile app, video comes up more and more often and there is a good reason for this. It is a no brainer that if we compare text, audio and video, video has the best potential to deliver an app’s message and is able to deliver the most comprehensive overview of what an app is about. The only way to get a...
App ad campaigns for the Christmas season
Saturday, October 25, 2014 by Richard Harris
Have you begun to think about your promotional content for this upcoming holiday season? The time is now to start preparing for this holiday season, and here are some of the key points you need to look at:
1. Promo content
2. Channels to reach out to your audience
3. Your activities schedule
Let’s take a more in-depth look at each of these p...
Study Shows CTR is Inaccurate to Measure Mobile App Advertising
Monday, October 20, 2014 by Richard Harris
xAd recently released part one of its 2014 mobile ad measurement study, Defining Benchmarks for Mobile Success, which analyzed 80 mobile ad campaign for 12 major brands to determine the most accurate benchmarks for measuring campaign success.One of the most interesting results to come out of the study is that Click-Through-Rate (CTR), is an inaccurate way to measure the...
Educational content apps for children
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by Richard Harris
Remember when apps were just a grown-up thing? Well, those days are long gone and kids are now using mobile apps. At first, it was just for gaming, now many companies are introducing educational apps for children. Apple has taken notice of this trend and back in iOS 7, Apple introduced the ‘Kids’ category in their app store. Before this category was i...
Sprint to Expand Mobile App Enterprise Solution Footprint
Thursday, August 14, 2014 by Richard Harris
Sprint is a launching a new ad campaign to promote its revamped suite of enterprise mobile solutions. The company announced the campaign this week, saying “Sprint helps businesses adapt more quickly to this changing environment, and take full advantage of their potential, with a new business brand and multi-million dollar marketing campaign which focuses on how technolo...
AirPush Offers Share of Voice Mobile App Ad Campaign Optimizer Tool
Monday, August 4, 2014 by Richard Harris
Airpush’s Share of Voice (SOV) is its newest update to its Optimizer tool which, for the first time, provides the ability for advertisers to monitor the percentage of wins a campaign is earning in order to precisely track how much of all available inventory they’re receiving. SOV makes it easier to make intelligent bidding optimizations, enabling the ability to fine-tun...
Leadbolt Launches Direct Deal App Marketplace For Mobile Advertising
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Richard Harris
Leadbolt has launched Leadbolt Connect, a mobile advertising exchange platform where app developers can connect to ad campaign offerings, view associated details and activate desired campaigns with the best fit. Both advertisers and developers can connect and run private deals in a fully-managed environment. For developers, Leadbolt Connect is a direct deal m...
Tremor Video Launches All Screen Video Advertising Solution
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 by Richard Harris
Tremor Video, a provider of technology-driven video advertising solutions, has launched a screen agnostic (all-screen) optimization offering for online video advertising. Using Tremor Video’s VideoHub technology, users can place a single video ad campaign that will be programmatically delivered where it works most effectively, ensuring the ad is delivere...
The Right Way to Invest in the Mobile Market
Friday, April 18, 2014 by Artyom Dogtiev
Be it a tablet, smartphone or that new-fangled wearable tech, mobile is where it’s at. This statement is supported by the fact that in 2013 worldwide shipping of PCs and laptops declined by a record 6.9% (Gartner, 2014). As such, it’s not surprising that there is a huge move by investors towards the mobile market.But, before you run out and buy stock in a nascent mobile...
Guide: Using Facebook To Get App Installs
Friday, April 4, 2014 by Artyom Dogtiev
marketing plan is a crucial step in app development. There are several types of
advertising/influence making that go into a good marketing mix - media buying,
a strong press release, traffic generation, media coverage and social media
become the platform that allows a single solution, combining social media
marketing and tr...
How To Use Twitter For Mobile App Marketing
Monday, March 10, 2014 by Artyom Dogtiev
By March, 2013, with 200 million users tweeting 58 million
tweets on average daily, Twitter is certainly its’ own universe. As “the”
social media website that encompasses countless topics and interests, certainly
Twitter can be considered a viable market for lots of products and services.
Daily you can find people happily tweeting about the iPhone 5S they ...
Opera Mediaworks Publishes Report on the Biggest Mobile Trends from 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013 by Richard Harris
Opera Mediaworks has issued its annual year-in-review report which points to the top six trends in mobile advertising as witnessed on its mobile ad platform which reaches 400 million consumers a month through 60 billion ad impressions.
Highlights of the report include:
Decline of the traditional banner adThough traditional banner ads still comprise more than half...
Apple Extends Reach of iAd Workbench for iOS App Developers
Monday, November 18, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
iAd Workbench, which allows developers to create and manage ad campaigns for iOS apps, is now available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. And the program now allows developers to target ads by country and to localize banner text. With iAd Workbench developers can target who th...
Facebook Announces Video Ads and CPA Model for Buying Mobile App Ads
Friday, October 25, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
It seems that Facebook just won’t slow down in expanding/enhancing its advertising opportunities for app developers. This week the company announced new opportunities for video ads and CPA buying for mobile app ads. The new services are targeting developers need to increase app installs and maximize resources targeted to user acquisition campaigns.
According to the Fa...
New Ad Network Says No Competing Games Shown in App Ads
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 by Richard Harris
GAN Game Ad Net is touting that its new mobile video ad campaign SDK will not show competing games in a game developer’s app. In its’ announcement, the company says that it sources premium ads directly from agency ad networks but will exclude video ads from game competitors.
The service has been launched for mobile game providers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and...