Category: Mobile App Marketing

10 reasons you need a mobile DSP

Usually, people we talk to have dipped their toes into programmatic advertising and are using, or have tried, a traditional desktop DSP. Yet, they’re talking to us because they want to get more results from mobile advertising. Explaining how mobile differs from other more familiar digital ad formats (like desktop) is usually the first thing we discuss. While there are a number of important differences between mobile and desktop that impact campaign performance, the important thing to remember is a good mobile DSP doesn’t compete with a legacy DSPs but compliments it. While adding a DSP to an existing adtech stack may seem daunting, here are 10 reasons why you should…..

5 predictions ahead of Mobile World Congress 2017

As another Mobile World Congress (MWC) kicks-off next week, we wanted to take a guess at what people will be talking about at the show when they’re not testing out the newest mobile devices on display. Here are five non-hardware predictions for MWC: 1. The continued development of AR/VR technology Every hardware vendor at the show is likely to say something about advances in AR/VR — mostly around hardware upgrades like improved processor speeds and lighter devices. However, more interesting will be the updates to the software, user experiences, and business strategies that will be used in the coming year…..

Holiday Webinar Recap

We recently presented our annual “How to Plan Your Holiday Ad Budget” webinar. A perennial favorite, this year’s presentation was different than years past in that it wasn’t just about highlighting our best tips and practices – but included a new month-by-month strategy for maximizing marketers’ mobile ad budgets. We built this strategy on five consecutive years of holiday data. While some of our tips changed (Remember the App Store freeze of 2013?) we mainly see the same buying behaviors each year. Since this year is likely to follow the same pattern, we designed our plan to take advantage of…..

Up all night to get Lucky: Fiksu and AGS crack the challenging social casino app market

You think marketing your app is hard? Try finding a profitable source of users for a social casino app. In contrast to real-money gambling apps, social casino apps let players try their luck at slots, video poker, bingo, and other games of chance – without wagering real money. These are apps are extremely popular, claiming 7 of the top 25 grossing slots in the app store right now. They’re also big business, with a market estimated at $4.4B in 2017. The trick is that the revenue is extremely concentrated in a small number of players: the VIPs, a tiny percentage…..

A New Resource for Mobile Marketers: The LTV Calculator

We’re laser focused on helping clients acquire high-quality users for their apps. In our eyes, a thriving app is one that’s able to both attract and retain the right type of user – and this is critically important – for the right acquisition costs. While some developers and performance marketers we talk to know how much they can afford to spend on RTB to the penny, many need a little extra help. Toss in all the different media buying options into the conversation (CPC, CPI, CPA, etc.) and it’s easy to get lost in a jumbled soup of acronyms and…..

Targeted Facebook campaigns not working? Don’t blame targeting… diversify!

“P&G to Scale Back Targeted Facebook Ads.” For those of us in the ad tech industry, it was an eye-catching headline. The story is that after getting deep into targeting specific types of people on Facebook, Procter & Gamble realized they had gone too far, and were getting less effective performance on their targeted campaigns then they were on more broadly targeted ads. Now they’re pulling back their spend on those types of campaigns. Unfortunately it seems like P&G is jumping to the wrong conclusion, as precision-targeted ads, when done correctly, are almost always more efficient than broader campaigns. There…..

Remarketing, retargeting, what’s the difference? Plenty.

Retargeting and remarketing are two terms that we often see used synonymously and interchangeably. Both refer to the act of re-engaging people who are already in your funnel. Distinctions are often drawn in other channels like desktop, where retargeting may mean serving display ads to someone who has visited your site and remarketing can mean following up with an email. For the purposes of mobile user acquisition, it’s time to draw some clear distinctions: Remarketing: Using first-party data from a non-mobile channel in order to get customers to download and engage with your mobile app. Retargeting: Serving ads to people…..

New ebook: The Mobile Advantage: Engaging Audiences Throughout the Customer Journey

Everywhere you turn someone is on a mobile device. Whether they’re in their living room, riding a subway, or even walking down the street, all eyes are laser focused on the smartphone in their hands that can connect them to the rest of the world. And that means with each and every passing second, as more and more actions are taken on those mobile devices, more and more mobile data is being collected. Data which, thanks to the mobile ID, is more reliable, and more personal than ever before. Thus we have the mobile advantage. As our latest ebook describes,…..

Case Study: Fiksu Helps Audioboom Reach New Heights

Audioboom, a London-based podcast network, allows users to listen to, record and share sound files via desktop and mobile app. The company has more than 4 million registered users worldwide. Back in September of 2014, Audioboom was hoping to make a splash with their newly re-designed iOS app–and splash they did. With Fiksu’s help, Audioboom was able to reach the top 10 in both the US and UK App Store. As you can read in our complete case study, they were also able to drive more than one million downloads in just a few short months. “We’ve hit every target…..

Twitter Tips: Understanding Handles Impact on UA

Twitter is a great source of traffic for your mobile app, but getting the right users at scale can be a challenge. Running untargeted campaigns can drive higher volumes, however, it risks pushing ads to users that are uninterested in your app, resulting in lower CTRs and higher acquisition costs. Targeting keywords, on the other hand, can give you a highly qualified user, but can result in low volume and highly volatile week-to-week performances that require constant maintenance to keep up with current keywords. This is where handles come in. When you’re acquiring users for an app, finding the right…..