I am currently the Chief Strategy Officer of Clarity Money where I focus on our growth efforts from User Acquisition, Operations, Partnerships, and Marketing. Prior to joining Clarity Money, I was the Head of Growth at Paribus. I oversaw the growth of the company from 10,000 users to almost 1,000,000 in 12 months until Paribus got acquired by Capital One. Prior to that, I was a Business Operations and Planning Analyst at Flurry (acquired by Yahoo). I have also interned and been involved in other industries including ad-tech and venture capital.
Marco Esposito is an International Mobile Marketing Manager at Delivery Hero.
After my studies I moved to Berlin where I started working for an ad network and developed my interest in the mobile environment. The experience I gained as an account manager and a business development manager brought me to Delivery Hero almost two years ago. I started working on Pizza.de (DE) and Talabat (MENA), responsible for building mobile marketing strategies and optimizing the campaigns supporting their respective targets.
Faisal Hammad is an International Mobile Marketing Manager at Delivery Hero.
I have worked in many different roles in Online Marketing ever since graduating from university. This rotation, in terms of responsibilities, allowed me to get a good understanding of Performance Marketing in general but also specialize in mobile for the Middle East region. Learning mobile in the Middle East was a struggle for a couple of reasons:
I’m Thomas Hadjadj. I have a Business Law degree and a Master’s in Marketing. I’ve worked in online marketing for 13 years. I spent 6 years in a media agency where I held many titles including account manager, media buyer, and project manager for top French & international advertisers.
I’ve been working at Meetic for nearly 8 years, first for France and now for all of Europe. We concentrated first on desktop, then mobile web, and now Apps have been a strong focus for over 2 years. The mobile dating industry is very competitive and to emerge with our apps, we must continually innovate from a product and acquisition point of view.
Nick Quan is the performance marketing manager at Twitter, focused on acquiring new users through paid mobile channels. He was previously at EA, where he managed the mobile user acquisition efforts for mobile titles like Madden, FIFA, and Iron Force. Nick also worked at Inmobi, helping top gaming and non-gaming advertisers acquire and re-engage users across the mobile ad networks’ publisher base. Nick joins us with 6 years of mobile marketing experience, with expertise on both the publisher and advertiser sides of the business.
My name is Vinícius. I started my career as a user acquisition manager at Wooga about five years ago. Over the years I have learned and grown a lot. I started advertising our games on desktop and have since transitioned to mobile marketing.
We start marketing our games early during the soft launch period, i.e., before they have proven their quality to go live worldwide. We accumulate learnings about our target audience and how to best reach game players. With these learnings we move on to define the strategy for global launch and how to optimize our marketing. After launching our games globally, we keep iterating on our ads throughout the full lifecycle in order to keep attracting new players.
Through digital media, we have the ability to hyper-segment and test, with real-time feedback, on what messages work for which audience at what times.
My first Marketing job was with Red Bull, where I stayed for nearly 3 years and learned a ton about branding and positioning. I later moved on to the startup world helping small businesses succeed on the web with a company that was acquired by Intuit.
I’ve worked at a handful of startups since and have acted as an advisor with at least 50 over the last 12 years. My first role in gaming was with a real money fantasy sports startup called ScoreStreak as their Director of Marketing. I later took a role at Zynga managing acquisition across all slots and match-3 titles. I was quickly promoted to a senior, then lead, role overseeing acquisition across all titles.
I’m now the Director of Performance Marketing at King where I’m focused on the strategic direction of the marketing org as it relates to partnerships, ad tech, emerging platforms and digital/traditional media buying.
UA comes down to basic math, the challenge is finding the right way to balance the equation.
Growing up, I wasn’t a gamer or someone who spent much time with technology. Looking back, I could never imagine that I would become an expert in marketing mobile games. At the start of my career, I wasn’t focused on the tech industry or mobile games. My initial background was in traditional corporate marketing, but I was able to get my foot in the door at ngmoco, and worked my way up from an entry-level role. Since then, I’ve been with multiple gaming companies at various stages (start-up, public, etc.), and have managed a combined UA budget of $50M+. On a personal note, I have an obsession with food and dogs, and hope to someday marry these passions with my mobile expertise.
Watch The Data, Mix The Metrics And Tap The Emotions
Haydon Young has a long track record in marketing, an impressive career that started in real estate where his deep understanding and appreciation of what his clients valued allowed him to sell properties successfully. Fast forward, and Haydon has managed multi-million dollar ad spend for some major companies in the app industry. His drive to understand users allows him to identify the triggers, nudges and levers app markets can activate to bring about a positive outcome for campaigns while serving the emotional need of the customer. He shares his top pick of top-notch advice to app marketers.
As a performance marketer I love data and analytics. While I’m committed to data-driven marketing, which has become essential to inform an effective user acquisition strategy, I know first-hand that campaigns can move the needle when you combine good data with great creative.
When we first kicked off Mobile Heroes a year and a half ago, we set out to bring a well deserved focus to the community of app marketers that market something other than a game, like a dating or e-commerce app. The community has been tremendously underserved, unlike their gaming marketer brethren. Hence came Mobile Heroes.