Author: Morgan Friberg


You’ve established an engaged user base for your app. Do you ever wish you could just clone these ideal app users—the ones who not only downloaded your app but continually engage over time? Well, there’s good news: You can learn from their mobile usage habits and characteristics in order to refine your future advertising campaigns. Marketers are already sitting on a wealth of valuable information about who uses their app and how they do so; they just have to put it to use for better marketing outcomes. (more…)

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Smartphone users love mobile apps. To them, each little icon opens up a world of opportunities. Maybe your app provides them with the organizational tools to keep their busy lives in check. Or maybe your app promises to connect them to that special someone they’ve been waiting for. Whatever the case may be, the goal is to keep this user engaged in your app.

Unfortunately, this is tougher than it sounds. According to TechCrunch, nearly one in four people abandon mobile apps after only one use! What gives?

Below, Liftoff examines this dilemma and provides solutions to keep your users happy and engaged. (more…)

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It is often said that the average consumer sees 4,000 ads per day. While the accuracy of this statistic is hotly debated, it at least sounds true. We know for a fact that people see advertisements all the time, so much so that our brains have learned to filter out most of these marketing messages. Yet marketers keep pushing ads in hopes of cutting through the clutter, while simultaneously contributing to it.

Thankfully, there are better ways to tackle mobile app marketing to entice new users. Below we will discuss programmatic mobile advertising and its benefits over traditional ad buys. (more…)

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Today Liftoff is proud to join the Coalition Against Ad Fraud (CAAF). Led by Adjust, a leading mobile attribution and tracking partner, the coalition is made up of key members of the mobile marketing industry including attribution vendors, ad networks and demand side platforms. Alliance members pledge to protect customers by working together to prevent ad fraud across the mobile industry. (more…)

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Since the summer of 2016 when both Apple and Google offered subscription models on their app stores, there’s been a boost to the health and longevity of the entire App Economy. App market data provider App Annie reports “in-app subscription revenue from non-game apps, particularly within the media streaming, news and dating categories, is rapidly increasing,” and forecasts revenue for non-game apps to reach $33.8 billion in 2021. (more…)

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Approaching mobile app marketing using the motto, “If you build it, they will come” is the quickest route to experiencing underwhelming installation and engagement rates. By the time you’re ready to launch an app, you’ve sunk considerable resources and effort into the process. It behooves app marketers to do everything they can to ensure a healthy return on investment (ROI) so their endeavor is a success right off the bat and for the long haul.

But how? Paid advertising is one popular method. Mobile ad networks for marketing apps and real-time bidding exchanges allow marketers to rack up ad impressions by bidding for real estate on people’s screens. The thought process here is that the more eyeballs you can get on an ad featuring your app, the higher the likelihood users will take the next step and download it. (more…)

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When it comes to marketing an application, the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of time and money attracting users who will install the app once and forget about it; perhaps even uninstalling it a few hours, days or weeks later. After all, your return on investment (ROI) depends on much more than the number of people who have your app on their mobile device. What’s truly important is how people engage with your app after installation. In other words, continued post-install engagement is the true goal—one your mobile app marketing strategy must reflect for sustained success beyond initial installations. (more…)

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The primary goal of mobile app marketing is to acquire users by getting people to notice and install your application. But in the age of “freemium” pricing models, it’s more important than ever to attract the right kind of people. These are the kinds of users who will go beyond their initial installation to spend money within your app. That makes generic, one-size-fits-all ads risky; it’s easy to blow through ad spend when you’re going for consumer quantity over quality. (more…)

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