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Scale Your Ad Spend On a Global Level – In Just 5 Steps

This is a modified excerpt from Level Up: The Game Developer’s Guide to Global Advertising. According to a report released by App Annie and IDC, the freemium business model has driven a disproportionate volume of app revenue across both the iOS App Store and Google Play. This phenomenon has had an unfortunate side effect: most apps have a 1-2% average conversion rate. Even the most addictive, time-swallowing games generally hit a conversion ceiling of 10% for getting users to take […]

Top 10 Online Gaming Charts of 2014 [SlideShare]

In 2014, online gaming continued to soar with the help of new devices like tablets and smartphones. The story that dominated mobile in 2014 was the release of the biggest iPhone yet: the 5.5 inch tall iPhone 6 Plus. Once people got over bendgate, they realized that the iPhone 6 is actually great for gaming. With 39.8% of the total US population playing games on their phones last year, gaming apps are becoming household names. Now everyone’s trying to cash in on […]

The State of Mobile in 10 Charts

Did you know that US app install spending is predicted to hit upwards of $11B in 2017? Or that push notifications drive the greatest rates of user retention and engagement in the retail vertical? How about that of all time spent on digital media, apps represent 51%? The world of mobile — including gaming apps, web browsing, online shopping and social networking — is full of stats and data that will influence advertising dollars and marketing initiatives. To help you […]

Before User Acquisition: Prep Your Mobile Game For Success

As an automated advertising software company specializing in the gaming vertical, we naturally have a lot of advice to give app developers about how to boost user acquisition and target high-value gamers through social media marketing. It totally makes sense; as the freemium business model continues to soar in popularity, in-app purchases have become crucial to monetization efforts, and as people continue to spend their time on mobile, it’s the obvious place to advertise. However, it’s a lot easier to […]

What is the Facebook Audience Network?

Facebook Audience Network was publicly announced during April’s f8 conference as a way to help developers monetize on mobile. When a user opens an app from one of Facebook’s developer partners, Facebook leverages a unique identifier fetched from the user’s device to match and serve them with an ad from one of Facebook’s advertisers. Despite the high impact this new product could have on revenue, the social network has been cautious in rolling it out. During Facebook’s Q2 earnings report […]