Tag: user acquisition


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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Successfully marketing an app is a challenge. Marketing a non-gaming app is an even bigger challenge. From identifying your target audience, educating them on the benefits of your product, and converting them into a paying customer, marketers deal with a range of challenges unique to marketing non-gaming apps.

To find out what non-gaming app marketers need to do to successfully grow their app, we asked our Mobile Heroes to share one piece of advice. Here is what they had to say:
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We all know that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are some of the biggest shopping days of the year, as consumers spent $10.4 billion in stores on Black Friday and another $3 billion on Cyber Monday hunting for the best deals of 2015. But this year, consumers weren’t the only ones hunting for deals during the holiday weekend. App marketers, too, hoped to score major deals over the weekend – on acquiring new mobile shoppers.

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When someone installs and opens your app, it’s the beginning of a dialogue. They’re telling you that they’re interested in your product, or that your app might provide the solution to a problem they’re facing. But users don’t always convert right away, because most of the time they still have questions. Can I trust this app? Will it really do what it claims to do? Is it worth paying a monthly subscription fee for what I get in return?

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Q3 sustained a marketing-friendly trend in mobile user acquisition. Based on our latest research, the cost to acquire a new registered user in a mobile app reached a low of $8.72, the lowest it’s been in 2015. But don’t wait too long to act on the trend of lower CPAs, these costs are expected to rise headed into the holiday season as marketers bid up advertising costs vying for a larger share of the Q4 seasonal app rush.

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