Category: Best Practices


In June 2015, MyTona released the mobile game Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery. Seekers Notes is a hugely popular hidden object game with millions of downloads. It’s famous for its carefully designed levels and beautiful artwork. This was the company’s first experience self publishing a mobile game, as well as promoting the game ourselves.

In the last three years we’ve been met with many tasks and questions requiring us to clarify, understand and solve. Today I would like to share with you 9 things that I learned from the Seekers Notes promotion journey.

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You went to school for marketing but aren’t artistic enough to make ad creative. You love data and technology, but you don’t write code. Sure, you can settle for a job as a social media specialist or maybe tap into your inner sales manager, but there is another option out there; mobile user acquisition (UA) marketing. For those not familiar with the job title, it’s our fancy phrase for mobile advertising. Also referred to sometimes as performance or growth marketing. (more…)

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Launching a new app can be a stressful time with many unknowns. You need answers for all the different stakeholders involved (brand, product, c-staff, board of directors) let alone for your own sanity to have the confidence that your actions are correct and will bring the most value to the company.

At launch, the task of managing the flood of Slack one-offs, email update requests, drive-by meetings, and stakeholder presentations can feel like a full-time job if you are not prepared. I could do an entire post on “new app launch stakeholder management,” not because I am some genius, but because I have a lot of experience. (more…)

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Esther Hwang is the Director of Growth at Poshmark, where she manages mobile marketing campaigns and tests new mobile and web channels. Prior to Poshmark, Esther worked at Zoosk and Adobe Systems, providing great learning grounds to become a top-tier mobile marketer.

Facebook has been a boon for many mobile marketers – it has a treasure trove of data, access to TWO massive channels (Facebook and Instagram), a sophisticated ad editor UI, and of course, immense scale. However, these benefits making Facebook an advertisers’ favorite also invites a lot of competition and expensive CPMs.

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My name is Cassandra Chernin and I am the Senior Digital Marketing Manager of Display & App at HomeAdvisor. After graduating from Boston University with a business degree, my career started at an e-commerce jewelry startup, Gemvara.com. I was put through an ‘unofficial’ rotating program where I learned all aspects of marketing including managing an affiliate program, retention email, SEM, radio, and offline but ultimately finished my time there running all digital marketing.
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Alfonso “John” Romero, a well-known designer and programmer in the video game industry, once said, “In marketing I’ve seen only one strategy that can’t miss – and that is to market to your best customers first, your best prospects second and the rest of the world last.”

Here at Liftoff, we couldn’t agree more. That’s why we have built a mobile user acquisition platform that identifies and targets app users with the greatest engagement potential. In other words, you don’t just find people willing to download your app, you find people who will register, purchase premium features and adopt your app as part of their daily lives. (more…)

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Drew Frost currently works and lives in the San Francisco bay area. He studied Marketing at Missouri Southern State University Plaster School of Business then joined a Fortune 500 company where no two days were alike.

Drew has held a few different roles supporting and working alongside various business units at Wal-Mart Inc. including site monetization, advertiser relations, advertising technology, loyalty marketing & behavioral science, and mobile marketing. (more…)

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colette-nataf-headshot-02Guest Blog: Colette Nataf is the CEO and Co-Founder at Lightning AI. Previously, Colette was a User Acquisition Manager at MileIQ. After the company was acquired by Microsoft, she managed the Demand Generation team at Intercom. Colette, is now helping marketers scale their businesses through Facebook, Google AdWords, and other channels.


As a mobile marketer, I’m always looking for new advertising channels to test. The mobile ad space is very competitive, and I want every advantage I can get to acquire quality installs at the lowest cost possible. This often means diversifying my portfolio of user acquisition channels and stepping outside of my comfort zone. That could mean branching out to mobile networks, or it could mean trying to find new native ad platforms. (more…)

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