Mobile gaming industry benchmarks offer fresh look on industry
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Mobile game industry benchmarks report has been released by GameAnalytics, offering a fresh look at how gamers play and pay on their smartphones. The report highlights performance benchmarks for key metrics across the top 16 genres, including retention, session length, stickiness, conversion rate, ARPPU, and ARPDAU. In this report, GameAnalytics has also partnered with ...
Unbiased real-time in-app bidding solution launches
Monday, September 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
AppLovin announced the launch of MAX, an unbiased real-time in-app bidding solution, less than a year after its acquisition of MAX Inc. Since its beta period in early 2019, MAX has been offering advertisers equal opportunity to bid simultaneously on each impression in a publisher’s inventory via a single unified auction. This process is meant to yield the highest ...
Best buy discontinuing mobile platform for smart home devices
Monday, September 9, 2019 by Richard Harris
Best Buy has announced it is discontinuing its mobile app platform for controlling its Insignia brand of smart home devices. Some of the products include its Insignia smart wall plugs, Wi-Fi light switches, smart camera, and its Wi-Fi freezer.
Chris Olson, CEO of The Media TrustIn the post GDPR world, operating an app, not to mention a smart home platform, will be co...
In-App advertising prices are on the rise says new report
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Want to know why it's costing you more to advertise on the mobile platform? Smaato has released results in a new report based on its platform data from the first half of 2019. The Global In-App Advertising Trends report reveals valuable new insights into the programmatic growth of in-app advertising. Smaato found that in-app advertising volumes and prices are soarin...
Mobile app ad pricing and performance report shows what converts best
Monday, June 3, 2019 by Richard Harris
Smaato, in partnership with Liftoff, published a new study on in-app ad pricing and performance. Buyers can use the data and insights to optimize their in-app ad campaigns by pinpointing the specific ad formats that will allow them to maximize engagement rates and drive conversions. The report analyzes activity across three trillion ad requests on the Smaato platform in...
Mobile user behavior is changing quickly says new Appnostic report
Monday, June 3, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Mobile Posse in conjunction with Phoenix Marketing International released a study entitled, “The Appnostic Journey: How Changing Behavior is Creating New Opportunities,” that examines the intent and motivations of mobile device users - from the moment they begin the user journey.
Consumers unlock their smartphones an average of 70 times a day - and each t...
Mobile app profitability and user LTV
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by Alon Golan
According to a recent survey, mobile advertising and app marketing practitioners believe that more and more advertisers will focus on actual profitability this year and move away from the exhausting what-ever-it-takes growth strategy.
Profitability is a rallying cry I hear almost daily from mobile app publishers, and it begins with user acquisition campaigns. If ther...
Mobile advertising trends to watch in 2019
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
PubMatic released its first Quarterly Mobile Index (QMI) of 2019. The report includes key trends, providing both advertisers and publishers with insights around mobile advertising, leading to smarter programmatic strategies and future mobile opportunities.
In the US, digital ad spends recently passed $100 billion due to dominant increases in mobile advertising and vi...
Making mini games for WeChat's platform now possible
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 by Richard Harris
WeChat is now opening up its newest and powerful Mini Games platform, enabling game developers around the world to create hit games on WeChat’s unique ecosystem.
Here are the proof points:
The Mini Games platform has grown to more than 400 million monthly active users.
The 7-day user retention rate of some the most popular Mini Games has already rockete...
The best places to market your app listed in new report from AppsFlyer
Monday, March 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
AppsFlyer released its latest Performance Index as well as insights highlighting the rapid growth of key platforms and advertising sources beyond Facebook and Google.
Among the networks to see the biggest changes was Snap, which rose to third place in the overall non-gaming ranking for Western Europe. Looking toward the rest of the app install market beyond Facebook ...
Ahead of GDC 2019, Google drops new app advertising solutions
Monday, March 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
Google has announced new mobile app advertising solutions ahead of the Game Developers Conference 2019.
The new tools aim to help developers carve out better revenue and build a better app business, especially those developers making games. There are new tools in most sections of the software lifecycle, including pre-launch, launch, and even post-launch.
In app mobile ad spending is taking a quarter of media budgets
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by Richard Harris
A new study from PubMatic and Forrester reveals that media professionals opt for programmatic buys, via programmatic direct and open exchange, over direct buys for in-app inventory. Buyers also cite targeting capabilities and inventory quality as the top criteria for choosing programmatic in-app publishing partners.
The report was a commissioned study conducted by Fo...
Old school banner ads outperforming video
Monday, February 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Liftoff has unveiled its first Creative Ad Index report of the year. Released the same year when mobile is projected to eclipse television in consumer attention, effective mobile advertising has never been more important. Key findings that could change the way mobile advertisers allocate their spend in 2019 include: the one major mistake marketers make when it comes to ...
Mobile app ad spending predicted to hit $64B by 2020
Thursday, December 20, 2018 by Richard Harris
The app advertising market is poised to grow at a rapid pace over the coming years, surging 136% from $27.1 billion in 2017 to $64.1 billion in 2020, according to a new market research study by AppsFlyer, the leading mobile attribution company.
The new report projects that mobile app marketing spend will grow at an average year-over-year rate of 34%. Growth is foreca...
Header bidding is fake news according to app advertising expert
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by Richard Harris
Some mobile ad / marketing companies have announced they now offer "header bidding" for their mobile advertisers and publishers. But Freddy Friedman, the CPO at Smaato, says it's fake news and header bidding doesn't really exist yet. He says what they are really offering is mediated auctions, not "real" header bidding. We recently spoke ...
New app marketing tool gets smart about user acquisition
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
Mobile monetization and marketing company ironSource has announced the launch of its ROAS (return on their advertising spend), Optimizer tool. The new tool enables user acquisition managers to automatically bid on dynamic CPI (cost-per-install) rates to reach the desired ROAS goal, solving one of the most painful challenges of user acquisition today of efficient and rea...
Instant playable ads coming to Google Play
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
CrossInstall, a company creating interactive mobile ads, has announced a partnership with Google to bring their Instant Playables to Google Play. Instant Playables, available for free as a value-added service for CrossInstall’s Creatives as a Service (CaaS) clients, allow users to try out apps and games directly on Google Play without a download, via Google Play I...
Get more app advertising revenue with header bidding advertisements
Monday, December 3, 2018 by Saurabh Bhatia
An app publisher deciding to monetize using advertisements is making the smart choice is indicated by a recent study that says 76% of all mobile app revenues come from ads. Another factor boosting the advertising potential of apps is the time spent by users in-app. This has made apps the most effective channel to engage users which has enticed advertisers to direct thei...
Mobile marketing benchmark tool by Adjust brings light to marketers
Monday, November 26, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Adjust announced the second version of its free mobile benchmarking tool - updated with even more sophisticated metrics and a wider range of data than before. Designed to empower marketers and publishers to better understand the mobile marketing landscape, the tool is the first of its kind to make specific KPIs, such as session data, publicly available. With time spent ...
Mobile app advertising trends in 2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018 by Richard Harris
PubMatic has released its third Quarterly Mobile Index (QMI) of 2018. The report includes key insights around the growth in mobile app advertising, highlighting trends in mobile video, header bidding and the expansion of cross-channel monetization. The newly released findings will guide publishers and buyers toward smarter programmatic strategy and projected future mobi...
Mobile app advertising poised for growth says Fyber
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by Richard Harris
Fyber announced the results of a global survey that Sapio Research was commissioned to conduct amongst media agencies and brands regarding their attitudes and plans for mobile ad campaigns. Overall, media agencies and buyers consider mobile to be the most effective channel to reach and engage users, with mobile in-app inventory delivering the best results across mu...
Measuring mobile ad revenue on the user level
Thursday, October 4, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
ironSource announced the launch of User Ad Revenue (UAR), a unique product giving app developers the ability to accurately measure ad revenue on the user level, and link that data to the marketing channel which brought in that specific user.
By revealing how much in-app advertising revenue each individual user generates across all networks, and attributing that reven...
Mobile advertising leads worldwide growth
Friday, May 25, 2018 by Richard Harris
Key trends in mobile advertising is the focus of a new quarterly report out from PubMatic that highlights mobile app advertising growth, the continued expansion of header bidding adoption across mobile inventory, and the expansion of cross-channel monetization.There has been a significant shift in monetization opportunities for mobile app developers as in-app header bid...
Google I/O 2018 is aimed at helping developers earn and grow more
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by Richard Harris
At Google I/O this week, Google has launched several new ads products that aim to help developers grow their user bases and earn more money with their apps.Along the same lines, there have been several updates and new features for AdWords (Universal App Campaigns), AdMob, Measurement capabilities and more.Sissie Hsiao, VP of Product, Mobile App Advertising at ...
ironSource expands their in-app programmatic marketplace
Friday, April 27, 2018 by Richard Harris
ironSource has announced the expansion of its in-app programmatic marketplace, which in addition to video inventory, will now include MRAID support for interactive ads, and viewability verification through Oracle’s Moat, an analytics and measurement company.Reaching 1.5B unique consumers a month, ironSource’s in-app programmatic marketplace already includes premium in-a...
Facial detection for verified ad views launches from Jinglz
Saturday, April 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
Jinglz Inc. has announced the live production release of the PlayJinglz mobile app, and it is now available for public download through the Google Play Store. As a first demonstration of their “Verified View” technology, the PlayJinglz app highlights the company’s unique approach to mobile ad engagement.PlayJinglz allows users to watch short sponsored video content and ...
5G will accelerate in-app advertising
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by Yair Green
The adoption of 5G will have far-reaching consequences, propelling autonomous vehicles, infrastructure, advertising, and IoT into the next generation of connectivity. Its impact will be most evident in the network’s speed, with download rates of up to 10 gigabytes per second, and in the proliferation of IoT devices, of which Gartner projects there will be 20.8 billion b...
About that new AdMob open bidding platform
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Great games are magical. They allow players to escape to new worlds, turn into superheroes, and boost their puzzle-solving powers. And with mobile, billions of people across the world are experiencing the magic of games. Global interactive gaming is becoming mainstream, with 2.6 billion gamers in 2017 versus 100 million in 1995. Global gaming revenue is estimated to be ...
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...
AR mobile ads for games launched by ironSource
Monday, November 20, 2017 by Richard Harris
ironSource has recently launched AR ads for their advertising network. As the first network offering AR ads, ironSource is developing a format that showcases the same experience of the game in an ad environment. The AR ads use 3D assets from the original game, and can run on both iOS and Android in-app traffic, within rewarded, video, and display placements. The ads are...
Freemium app model remains best option for developers
Thursday, October 19, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
More than 60% of app developers recommend a “freemium” model for monetizing a mobile app, according to a new survey. With the “freemium” model, an app is downloaded for free with the option of in-app purchases and upgrades, appealing to users’ desire to test an app before buying it. The new survey findings come from Clutch, a research and reviews platform for business s...
Mobile games in-app 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...
Avocarrot Unified SSP for mobile is launched from Glispa
Monday, July 17, 2017 by Richard Harris
Following the announcement of its fourth strategic acquisition, Glispa Global Group, a mobile ad tech company, unveils its newest product offering, Avocarrot, the full-service monetization platform which serves all types of mobile in-app advertising, both programmatic and performance-based. The new platform offers full transparency, control, and ease of use to boost and...
Mobile video challenges most app marketers new report says
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by Richard Harris
If Digital Video 1.0 was characterized by the repurposing of TV content for the PC, then the current growth in Mobile Video is anything but repurposing Web or TV video content for mobile devices, according to research commissioned by mobile growth platform YouAppi.The research conducted by Dimensional Research found that 94% of the 218 global mobile marketer and agency ...
Weather apps have the highest mobile ad eCPM finds new report
Thursday, June 8, 2017 by Richard Harris
A new Q1 2017 report from Smaato was just released. Titled the "Global Trends in Mobile Advertising Report", data was analyzed from 300 billion mobile ad impressions served on its exchange each month and found that mobile ad space is more valuable than ever before as global eCPMs grew almost 50 percent year-over-year.Fueled by explosive growth in the Asia-Pacific ...