SIIA CODiE Awards 2020 nominations are now open
Thursday, November 7, 2019 by Richard Harris
SIIA announced the nomination period for the 35th annual SIIA CODiE Awards. Applications, products and services and other related technologies for use by publishers, information service providers and consumers across the business technology industry are invited to apply between November 4 and January 17.
New categories in 2020
Each year SIIA stakeholders, inc...
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...
Create dapps on Hedera Hashgraph platform through Open Access (OA)
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Hedera Hashgraph, an enterprise-grade public distributed ledger platform, has announced Open Access (OA) to its mainnet beta. OA allows anyone from the general public to create accounts and any developer to build decentralized applications (dapps) on the Hedera Hashgraph platform. With hundreds of developers already building on the network over the last few months ...
Playable gaming ads lands from Luna Labs
Friday, August 2, 2019 by Richard Harris
Luna Labs has officially launched the Luna toolkit, which allows developers building in Unity to streamline the development process, and easily create lightweight experiences for HTML5 game platforms and the next generation of playable ad creation.
“Luna was born in a gaming studio, where we saw first hand that there was an increasing need for HTML5 conte...
The future of AI in advertising for mobile could be audiocentric
Friday, July 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
Instreamatic is bringing an entirely new kind of ad type to mobile apps. The platform enables AI-backed dialogue advertising. Imagine you're listening to Pandora (who they just partnered with a few weeks ago) and you hear an ad asking if you want to learn about a brand's product. You can verbally respond to the ad - yes to get more info, or no to skip and return...
CBS partners with Unity to provide an AR ad solution
Monday, July 1, 2019 by Richard Harris
CBS Interactive has partnered with Unity Technologies to offer advertisers the ability to build and scale augmented reality campaigns across a wide range of CBS Interactive’s mobile apps, including CBS Sports, CBS News, CNET, GameSpot and TV Guide.
“Through the introduction of new ad formats like AR, we are continuing to create meaningful moments for CBS ...
Kx technology to power antifraud platform from Machine Advertising
Monday, June 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
Kx announces that Machine Advertising has selected Kx technology to power its anti-fraud platform. Using Kx, Machine is able to analyze hundreds of billions of data points from multiple sources in real time, to detect and prevent fraudulent app installs, ultimately ensuring app marketers are given full transparency and assurance of the audience they are targeting and re...
Why AR advertising is hard
Friday, June 21, 2019 by Richard Harris
To mark the second day of Cannes Lions Advertising Festival of Creativity 2019, Unity Technologies, the company powering more than 60% of all AR and VR content and serving more than 11B ads each month, has revealed the results of an independent research project on the state of the Augmented Reality (AR) advertising and marketing market in 2019. Unity surveyed approximat...
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...
Twitter teams up with MoPub
Thursday, May 30, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Back in March, Twitter shared how MoPub’s impression-level revenue data will enable mobile app publishers to understand true ads lifetime value (LTV) of users, which allows UA teams to better optimize paid user acquisition. Now, we’re extremely excited to announce the offering of this mission-critical solution to our full-platform publishers. Publishers will...
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...
Google recommends Webpals Mobile to advertisers
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Webpals Mobile was named to Google’s App Preferred Creative Partners program, bringing together app advertisers with a select group of trusted partners and their creative marketing teams to develop successful app ad creatives.
Creative assets are becoming increasingly critical for control and targeting in the age of automation, but many app marketers lack the e...
Finding website risk levels and reputations gets easier for IT admins
Monday, May 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
NetMotion Software announced NetMotion Reputation, a subscription service that identifies the risk profile and usage categories of hundreds of millions of web domains. Reputation allows IT teams to get visibility into user behavior, including a better understanding of access to risky or inappropriate cloud applications and websites. Customers can also block access if an...
Bidalgo expands into London
Thursday, March 28, 2019 by Richard Harris
Bidalgo has expanded to London to help app marketers in the region achieve growth quickly, easily and profitably.
The London office will be managed by Oliver Gold, who was recently hired as Bidalgo’s UK Country Manager. With 16 years of experience in digital media, Mr. Gold will oversee all UK operations for the company, including the development of strategic b...
Location based mobile advertising fraud is hard to police
Monday, March 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
Mobile ad targeting is a moving target - pun intended, and location data fraud and counterfeiting is a global problem in the advertising ecosystem. Many marketers are unaware of the massive implications that unverified data can have on mobile ad campaigns - it's difficult to geo-target ads that target drive-to-store when the geolocation is wrong or invalid.
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.
Using Conversational Analytics to forecast mobile subscriber growth
Thursday, February 21, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Vibes announced Conversational Analytics, a new Natural Language Processing (NLP) solution to extract deep consumer insights from the unstructured messaging content in the high volume of data and messages. The solution is a new capability within Vibes Advanced Analytics which together will help marketers see which mobile experiences provide meaningful connecti...
Peoplebased attribution gets an holistic view from AppsFlyer
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
AppsFlyer says it has expanded people-based attribution on its platform to provide one holistic view of the customer journey across multiple touchpoints, connected devices, digital platforms, and media channels. They are using their giant insights data collection from 8.4 billion of the world’s connected devices to advance in people-based attribution. It will...
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 ...
Game developer tips and insight for 2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
2019 offers promising new opportunities for game developers to reach new markets. But how can developers best capture diverse users’ attention and loyalty? Webpals Mobile, a performance-driven mobile-app user acquisition company, recently conducted a study comparing advertising driving gaming app downloads in the United States and Asia. Drawing on insights from th...
Who still clicks on ads anyway
Monday, January 21, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
New data from Clutch says that seventy-seven percent (77%) of people recognize paid search ads easily compared to what organic search results look like - and it's causing a shift in the way advertisers approach consumers.
People use search engines to find answers to questions and often click paid search ads that respond to their search queries.
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...
Unity developers get analytics services from Kochava
Monday, December 17, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Kochava Inc., a company which aims to improve mobile app attribution and analytics, just announced that Kochava is now available on the Unity Technologies Asset Store. With this partnership, developers will have additional tools to measure and optimize the success of their content.
How Kochava helps Unity Developers
The power of predictive marketing
Monday, November 19, 2018 by Almitra Karnik
Most digital marketers are well aware of the power of segmentation, and many marketing tools today offer the ability to group users into different buckets. While this has allowed us to more precisely target audiences, there is now emerging a new offshoot of segmentation technology that is going to deliver on the promise of this approach to an infinitely greater extent. ...
Cross channel analytics and marketing automation solution get updated
Monday, November 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
Pyze, who says they are now powering over 300,000 mobile / web apps, announced the general availability of its latest growth Intelligence platform release featuring, what they claim, is the most advanced cross channel analytics solution in the industry. The release also features customizable user dashboards, and a new user interface. Driven by customer de...
Apple Search Ads support from Appbi
Friday, November 9, 2018 by Richard Harris
Apple Search Ads is Apple’s proprietary ad platform that offers iOS mobile app publishers a way to get their app found through app store specific searches. It’s reported that 65 - 80 percent of all app installs happen after a search through the app store. So understanding the challenges with being discovered through searches in the app store is a big deal.
New game studio wants to bring back fantasy based retro gaming
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
An emerging game studio, Storytellers Entertainment, is hoping to spark a new generation of fantasy based retro gaming with the development of “Imperium Omni”, a four part serialized solo-RPG set in the vast fictional world of Aeris Pri. The game is to be released on PC with future expansion to Xbox and PS4 console platforms.
The company, established by f...
The subscription based app model is working and here's proof
Monday, November 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
Liftoff released its annual Mobile App Engagement Index, describing trends in consumer app engagement and ways mobile marketers can adapt to thrive in the changing landscape. Specifically, the report reveals that mobile users are head over heels for the subscription model, with considerable momentum gained from last year. Additionally, the Index highlights a shift in ge...
Top ranking mobile games earn 10X what other games do
Monday, October 29, 2018 by Richard Harris
A report from Mobvista-owned GameAnalytics has shown yet again just how competitive the mobile games industry is, with a minority of top-performing titles capturing a disproportionate slice of the $70 billion forecast to be spent on mobile games in 2018.
The report, titled "Mobile Gaming Benchmarks", is GameAnalytics’ second global anal...
Marketing your app on Snapchat just got a little easier with Tenjin
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
Tenjin, the mobile marketing infrastructure company, has announced that it has been named an official Snapchat Mobile Measurement Partner. The partnership enables app marketers to optimize their install campaigns through Snap Ads, Lenses and Story Ads using extremely detailed user-level data through Tenjin’s attribution and analytics platform.
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...
Star Trek Timelines developer Disruptor Beam teams with Tilting Point
Monday, September 24, 2018 by Richard Harris
Disruptor Beam and Tilting Point announced an expanded partnership between the two companies that will enable additional growth of Disruptor Beam's hit free-to-play game, Star Trek Timelines, as well as the co-development of another IP-based character-collection RPG (CCRPG).
The deal has an initial value of at least $29 million and follows on the success of an ag...
Predictive analytics for embedded apps lands
Monday, September 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
Logi Analytics announced the launch of Logi Predict, a predictive analytics solution specifically designed to be embedded in applications. Product managers and developers can embed machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities into their applications, creating smarter software that reduces customer churn, detects fraudulent activities, targets customers with...
Mobile game spending is dominated by women says Liftoff
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Liftoff released a data report exploring the booming world of mobile gaming. Since last year, Liftoff has detected a golden age of mobile game marketing with acquisition costs at all stages of the funnel decreasing and post-install conversion rates increasing. And as multi-platform gaming sensations like Fortnite bring high-quality play experiences to smartphones, more ...