Tag : App Store

Mobile App User Acquisition: Google Play vs. App Store

Marketers make a lot of choices on a daily basis, and the information they act on changes frequently. In an effort to keep the advertising industry straight, we’ve launched a series of blog posts, affectionately titled “Versus.” Here we will discuss two powerful discovery platforms, and how each can help app developers boost user acquisition. There’s an app for everything these days. Want to improve your tooth brushing skills? There’s an app for that. Want to send your friend a […]

Online Gaming in the News

Our Q3 2014 Global Facebook Advertising Benchmark Report breaks down the latest trends in Facebook advertising. For gaming companies, CPMs increased 548% year-over-year, compared to a 255% CPM increase for ecommerce companies. Following this upward trend, CTRs increased 298% year-over-year for gaming companies. Despite surging impression costs, engagement continues to rise for gaming companies that leverage Facebook advertising. Click-Through Rates Year-Over-Year for Gaming Companies Apple and Google continue to battle in the mobile gaming space. App Annie recently reported that Google Play had 60% […]

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 […]

4 Ways App Developers Can Market for Mobile

A new mobile game hitting the app store can be like a pop singer landing a single on the Billboard 100; you have to start high and hype it quickly, or risk getting buried by the next big hit. In the app game industry, the general rule of thumb for launch marketing is a 15-day window; essentially, if you aren’t carried by word of mouth and advertising within that timeframe, you are out of luck. With time spent in apps […]

VentureBeat Takes a Deep Dive Into Mobile Game Monetization

In Q4 of 2013, Google Play games revenue grew 4X and iOS games revenue grew 2X year over year. The mobile games industry appears to be booming, but only a small percentage of app developers dominate a large piece of the pie. As part of an investigation into what separates smaller, less lucrative developers from the big players in the app world, our friends over at VentureBeat recently conducted a study of 176 global game developers. Among them, they have […]