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...
Key insights into app performance and competition from Adjust
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
Adjust recently launched the second iteration of its Global Benchmarks tool - offering an overview of the mobile marketing landscape and bringing more transparency to the industry.
Based on the company’s aggregated database, Adjust’s Global Benchmarks 2.0 analyzes data from over 7,000 apps and billions of installs. It allows mobile marketers to see t...
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 ...
Progressive web apps vs native apps: Showdown in 2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018 by Andrew Gazdecki
Apps have become an integral part of any brand's digital marketing efforts. You'd be hard-pressed to find a company that hasn't, at the very least, thought about developing an app. It would be even more difficult to find a company willing to deny the tremendous impact that an app can have on a brand's engagement and customer experience.
About Universal App campaigns and getting installs
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 by Richard Harris
Universal App Campaigns (UAC) allows developers to promote their apps across Google’s top properties like Search, Google Display Network (GDN), AdMob, YouTube and Google Play. UAC advertisements are automatically distributed across Google’s channels and using machine learning ads are automatically rotated and bids are adjusted to get the most events to meet campaign’s o...
Tapjoy delivers impressive results to 20th Century Fox
Monday, October 23, 2017 by Richard Harris
Tapjoy has developed a mobile advertising format called Interactive End Cards as part of its Interplay Advertising Suite, an in-game rewarded advertising strategy. Interactive End Cards turn traditional video ads into interactive media ad experiences that allow marketers to further engage consumers with their brand story and turn audience interest into measurable action...
App monetization and choosing the right partner
Friday, September 22, 2017 by Ignasi Prat
The process of defining the business model for monetizing your apps and mobile games starts before even a single line of code is written. It's one of the most important considerations that'll shape your future strategy. It's the type of strategic decision that will influence your present and future development. And if you decide to monetize through advertising, choosing...
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 ...
Why brands will pay top dollar for your in-app inventory
Thursday, June 8, 2017 by Dan Laughlin
Ad fraud is expected to cost brands over $16 billion this year. The industry is on edge, and brand safety is a top concern. This is especially true after Fortune 500 advertisers discovered their ads appearing next to inappropriate content on Google’s Youtube.The industry has been working on solutions to curb ad fraud and increase brand safety, and yet the problem grows ...
Native mobile ads outperform all other mobile ad units says new report
Saturday, December 10, 2016 by Christian Hargrave
YouAppi has released research findings based on hundreds of mobile user acquisition campaigns in 2016, proving that native mobile user acquisition ads outperform, and more importantly, convert better than other mobile ad units.Despite the challenges of customizing native ads to match the look and feel of the app or mobile web content in which they appear.Native advertis...
Top 100 Apps Continue to See High User Engagement According Report
Sunday, August 28, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
Opera Mediaworks had released its latest quarterly mobile marketing report - Mobile First Insights (MFI) - which for the Q2 focused on the growth of brand performance including direct response tactics for Fortune 1000 brands. The findings in the report are derived from app usage statistics on the Opera Mediaworks platform.From a user standpoint, the report shows a nearl...
SourceKnowledge Aims to Improve User Acquisition and Conversion With New SaaS
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 by Richard Harris
SourceKnowledge has introduced a full featured interface for users of its cloud based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform Engage. Brands, mobile app publishers, eCommerce companies and data-driven marketers will benefit when it comes to improving customer acquisition, conversion and activation. Engage provides marketers with the ability to test and optimize creative i...
Opera Mediaworks Releases Mobile First Insights Advertising Report
Thursday, May 19, 2016 by Richard Harris
Opera Mediaworks has released a new Mobile First Insights quarterly report that offers trends, advertising best practices, and what's new in mobile advertising technology and creativityThe new report is organized into three sections: Data, Technology and Creativity. Opera Mediaworks reviewed data from hundreds of global ad campaigns and billions of impressions serv...
Appodeal's Programmatic Ad Mediation Platform Now Offers Ad Effectiveness Analytics
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 by Richard Harris
Appodeal has announced new functionality to its programmatic ad mediation for mobile apps, including a new Insights feature giving publishers multidimensional intelligence into the effectiveness of in-app ads. With this information, app publishers can take proactive steps to improve ad revenue generation across various audiences, device types and network usage scenarios...
TestNest Lets You Experiment With Your Icons, Screenshots, and More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
TestNest is beta testing a new platform which facilitates App Store page A/B testing, providing developers with the ability to run an experiment and see which icon, screenshots, description, video preview and more are the most attractive to an audience and bring the most installations for an app. Using TestNest, developers can create a web landing page that looks s...
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...
How Ad Mediation Can Boost Your Mobile App Revenue
Friday, February 6, 2015 by Josh Speyer
Ad mediation, the process of managing inventory allocation to buyers, is often misunderstood by developers. Questions range from “why do I need it?” to “how will it help me?” to “can’t I build this myself?” and everything in between. In short, ad mediation allows publishers to better control their ad sales strategy and earn more from their inventory. Th...
Almost Half of All Advertising for Paid Search Spend Goes to Tablets and Smartphones
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by Richard Harris
Marin Software has announced that during the 2014 Q4 marketers directed 49% of their paid search budget to tablets and smartphones.These numbers were gleaned from a recent study by Marin Software analyzing search, display and social advertising trends in the U.S. It found that in Q4, 49% of paid search spend went to mobile ads, up from 42% in Q3.During Q4, Marin Softwar...
The Best Platform for Distributing Your Mobile Video Ads Is...
Thursday, January 15, 2015 by Artyom Dogtiev
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 better ...
Revmob Reports Mobile App Installs Jump 250 Percent between November to January
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Richard Harris
It's no secret that mobile gets a lot of attention around the holidays. From apps to devices everyone is either using their mobile, or buying something mobile. Revmob has released some data to show us all just how large the swing is, based on analytics they have collected from their network over the past 3 years.Overall they report that app downloads increase ...
Mobile Advertising Lingo 101: What Exactly is eCPM
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
We wade through a lot of acronyms in the mobile industry. From technology terms to marketing lingo, it can be confusing. And every day more acronyms are created, adding to the hundreds we already have - IoT, MBaaS, MEAP, MDM, BYOB, etc. - as we push the envelope to provide descriptions and names for new concepts impacting the rapidly changing mobile economy.Take e...
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...
iOS AdThief Malware Affects Some App Revenue
Thursday, August 21, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
The Virus Bulletin has posted a new update on iOS/AdThief, a.k.a. Spad, which is a piece of malware that hijacks ad revenue in jailbroken devices and redirects them to the attacker.The Virus Bulletin reports that the malware was first noticed in March 2014. The Bulletin is now publishing a report by Axelle Apvrille which describes the malware in detail.The report shows ...
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...
App Marketing Trends That Will Be Big in 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014 by Artyom Dogtiev
It’s a brand new year and the perfect time to take a look at
the marketing techniques which will be making waves in the mobile
communications world in 2014.
So let’s take a look at several trends that those in the
know believe will impact the mobile apps market this year. Some of these trends
are based on trends from 2013 which have continued into the New Y...
Most Mobile Ads Are Clicked On Monday or Sunday At 6PM
Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Richard Harris
PapayaMobile’s AppFlood mobile ad platform reveals which time people are most likely to click on ads during the dayAppFlood dug through 300 million mobile ad impressions in the United States in order to discover which days and times people are most active on their mobile phones – thus, the most effective for mobile ad click-throughs. The full article with graphs is post...
7 developer mistakes using ads for monetization
Thursday, November 29, 2012 by Richard Harris
There are so many options for app developers to consider when using adds to monetize their app traffic. Unfortunately there are also a few things that need to be considered before picking an ad network to use that are often overlooked.Mistake#1: Not segmenting your inventory effectivelyWhen it comes to inventory segmentation for advertising, developers usually do ...