Tag: mobile marketing


The “Stories From the Mobile Marketing Trenches” blog series chronicles tips, tricks, and best practices from Liftoff employees who work day in, day out with many mobile marketers. They ensure success and happiness by defining upfront campaign goals and tracking success metrics with their clients.

Mobile marketing campaigns are only as successful as they’re set up to be. But that doesn’t mean a languishing campaign cannot be saved from the jaws of low ROI, or that a solid performer can’t be propelled to the next level with these quick wins. (more…)

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What Mobile Marketers Need to Know About Zeroing Out IDFA

It’s been well documented that iOS 10 introduces many new privacy features. The one that has sent shockwaves through the mobile marketing and attribution industry is “Limit Ad Tracking” within device settings.

If a user turns on “Limit Ad Tracking” on their iOS 10 device, they effectively zero out the device ID (IDFA). Essentially a user opts-out of ad tracking and their device ID is completely hidden. This means it’s no longer possible to deterministically attribute installs and in-app activity resulting from advertising impressions shown to these users. (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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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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We’re all familiar with the idea of paying a recurring monthly fee for some kind of service in our lives. The concept has been around as long as most of us can remember. Each month we happily pay for things like cable, an Internet connection, and electricity. All of these make sense because we enjoy the benefits of each service – entertainment, access to the web, lights, air conditioning, etc. – and at some point get so used to them that we can’t live without them.

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Mobile marketing is unlike any other form of marketing. Despite its explosive growth and limitless potential, few companies have developed a revenue growth strategy around mobile. Several brands have reported seeing more than 50% of their traffic come from a mobile device, but mobile is still far from the biggest priority for a majority of brands.

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There’s a world of difference in marketing a gaming app vs. anything else, but just how different are they? And what are the most important things for marketers of either industry to keep in mind to be successful?

I’ve had the unique opportunity to work in user acquisition and growth marketing for gaming apps for six years (at Kabam, EA, Playstudios, and Big Fish) as well as this past year in non-gaming for Connect, a location-based social app and PlayKids, an entertainment app for kids ages 3-5. Combined, the experience puts me in a great position to answer those questions.

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As eCommerce becomes increasingly fragmented by the growing number of platforms customers use to interact with retail sites, understanding how consumer behavior differs on desktop vs. mobile apps vs. mobile web also becomes more challenging — and more important. My firm, Touch of Modern (ToMo), is a curated, online shopping destination for men to discover unexpected products, fashion brands and accessories to elevate their lifestyle.

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