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Game Over: How To Avoid Mobile App Churn

User acquisition is often the primary focus for app developers, who are constantly bidding against hundreds of other gaming companies with the same goal: to reach users with a demonstrated interest in mobile games that are most likely to make in-app purchases. Given this intense competition for a very specific kind of customer, it’s surprising that many social media campaigns aren’t optimized toward yield or revenue. More frequently, app developers target towards Cost Per Install (CPI) and then lower their […]

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 […]

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 […]

Level Up: The Game Developer’s Guide to Global Advertising [eBook]

Mobile app install ad campaigns are crucial to the success of any new game launch. When approximately two weeks are all that stands between you and App Store oblivion, every minute counts. Need to scale your audience fast and without sacrificing ROI? You’d better go global. Related Posts: Size Does Matter: Gaming Creative Best Practices For Mobile and Desktop 4 Ways App Developers Can Market for Mobile Mobile App User Acquisition: Google Play vs. App Store Game Over: How To […]

Size Does Matter: Gaming Creative Best Practices For Mobile and Desktop

Treating all ad units, regardless of device or location, as one size fits all is a rookie mistake that a surprisingly large amount of online advertisers make. Maximizing available space is a skill that can be difficult to master, but the end result — increased installs — is well worth the effort. Whether you’re marketing slots, a turn-based role playing game or trivia app, an ad’s performance rests on how well the creative compels clicks. Below are some standard ad […]