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Facebook Mobile App Install Ads Demonstrate 16% Lower CPI Using Video vs. Images for Gaming Advertisers [Study]

Mobile App Install (MAI) ads are often one of the most effective ad unit options for mobile gaming companies advertising on Facebook. Initially only supporting images, Facebook has now rolled out support for video—a content feature that has already driven higher CTRs for some Nanigans clients. Like their image-based counterpart, MAI ads using a video asset also incorporate a great deal of functionality in terms of managing ad reach and viewability. But the question for advertisers is whether video is […]

Scopely’s Proven Playbook for Unbeatable Mobile Game Advertising

Regardless of team size or genre, most mobile gaming companies will go through the same three stages when launching a title—from burst campaigns to monetization to a focus on user retention. For app developers with in-house advertising teams, hitting targets consistently throughout these three phases depends on access to advertising automation software that is flexible enough to accommodate goal pivots and robust enough to provide the integration necessary for performance analysis and optimization. Since July 2014, touchscreen entertainment brand Scopely […]

Playdemic Achieves 100% ROI on Facebook Ads with Nanigans Revenue Optimization

Background Founded in 2010, Playdemic is one of Europe’s leading mobile games companies. They focus on creating innovative, meaningful mobile games that engage and delight players worldwide. Such titles include their casual strategy games roster: Village Life and Gang Nations. Playdemic started their Facebook advertising using Power Editor, but in 2013 they found the need to work with a Facebook Marketing Partner whose technology focus was on ROI maximization and user quality, instead of the many cost-per-install (CPI) focused platforms available. […]

Nanigans Report: New Facebook Ad Products Gain Broader Adoption in Q1 2015

About This Report This report is representative of Facebook® ad impressions delivered by customers leveraging Nanigans advertising automation software. It includes ad spend on both Facebook desktop and Facebook mobile, and excludes Facebook Exchange. For reporting purposes Nanigans categorizes Facebook ad types to align with broad direct response marketing objectives as follows: Unpublished Page Post (All) includes Link, Photo, Video, and Multi-Product Unpublished Page Post Ads. Mobile App Install (All) includes standard (image) and Video Mobile App Install Ads. Domain […]

Why App Install Ads Are a Mobile Marketer’s Secret Weapon

2,499,999. That’s how many other mobile apps you must battle to win yours a coveted spot in the pocket of today’s consumers. With so many apps available to download on the iOS App Store and Google Play, developers can’t rely on people organically finding their shiny needle of an app in the colossal app store haystack. That’s where the wildly successful mobile app install ad comes into play. Back in 2012, Facebook recognized early signs of this app overload and […]