Mobile Apps Are Stalling On The Way To GDPR Compliance

Some apps don’t seem to be taking GDPR seriously – or maybe just don’t realize how much they’re leaving themselves exposed. Although mobile apps aren’t necessarily more at risk of GDPR violations, they do have specific and nuanced tasks they must complete in order to comply, and many are noticeably behind. Mobile apps that rely onContinue reading »

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Hopper Doesn’t Play By The Book On Mobile User Acquisition

Airfare and hotel prediction app Hopper is different from other travel booking services. When you download Hopper, the app tells you not to buy anything. And that’s because Hopper acquires users at the top of the funnel. “We’re looking for people who are just browsing on social, people who aren’t necessarily looking for a flightContinue reading »

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Anatomy Of Mobile Ad Fraud: Web Vs. App

This is the third in a series of deep dives from AdExchanger on mobile fraud and mobile data quality, including guides to fraud tactics and threat vectors and practical solutions from advertisers in the growth and user acquisition trenches. Part I: “2018 Will Be A Year Of Reckoning For Mobile App-Install Fraud” Part II: “MobileContinue reading »

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Ubisoft On Why Devs Need More Than Data To Ferret Out Fraud

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Data is helpful in the fight against fraud, but it’s not enough, said Martzel de Domingo, who leads user acquisition at French gaming giant Ubisoft, whose titles include “Assassin’s Creed” and “South Park: Phone Destroyer.” Fraudsters know how to hide behind the numbers. “Some people might not look to see what’s happening after an install,”Continue reading »

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App Retargeter Adikteev Brings Home $12 Million In Series B

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Paris-based app retargeting platform Adikteev – think Criteo for apps – snagged $12 million in Series B on Tuesday. The company plans to spend it on research and development and on expanding its 100-person headcount with around 40 new engineer hires over the next month. The round, which brings Adikteev’s total funding to $14.2 million since itContinue reading »

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A Rare Peek Inside The Tech Stacks Of Two Mobile Marketers

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There’s no point eating up engineering resources to build technology that can be provided out of the box, Lomit Patel, VP of growth at IMVU, said at the Mobile Growth Summit in San Francisco last week. Although most mobile growth marketers would rather build than buy, nearly every app relies on a constellation of third-partyContinue reading »

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MoPub Is Working On Its Answer To In-App Header Bidding

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In-app header bidding is coming to MoPub. On Tuesday, the Twitter-owned mobile ad exchange started testing an advanced bidding solution to replace the app ads waterfall with a unified auction. Roughly a dozen publishers are testing the solution. The closed alpha test does not have a set end date. Until now, advertisers could buy MoPubContinue reading »

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How OkCupid’s Product Enhancements Inform Its Marketing Strategy

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Product and marketing go hand in hand at OkCupid. There’s a dotted line between user engagement, platform tweaks and the deployment of marketing dollars to reach specific types of users, mainly on social channels like Facebook, Instagram and Snap, said OkCupid CMO Melissa Hobley. “Our product truth is that we create experiences based on depth,Continue reading »

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Emogi Helps Brands Share In The Chat Revolution With Custom Content For The Keyboard

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Searching and not being able to find the perfect GIF to embed within a chat is the definition of a first-world problem. But it’s a real pain point, and something Emogi, which uses predictive technology to suggest contextually relevant emoji, stickers and GIFs within conversations, is able to solve for brands that want to getContinue reading »

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AppsFlyer Rolls Out Tool To Get To The Bottom Of In-App Ad Revenue Attribution

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FuturePlay Games relies primarily on advertising to monetize. But it had a devil of a time attributing ad revenue to specific campaigns. “We knew that an ad had been watched on a device, but we didn’t know how much money we got back from it,” said Camilo Fitzgerald, a games analyst at the Helsinki-based gameContinue reading »

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