Branch On Acquisition Of TUNE’s Attribution Biz: “You Can’t Have Measurement Without Fixing The User Experience”

For the last four years, mobile measurement company TUNE has been “fighting with one hand tied behind its back,” said Alex Austin, CEO and co-founder of California-based deep-linking outfit Branch. In 2014, TUNE lost its Facebook marketing partner badge for allegedly retaining user data for too long. “But we’re giving TUNE both its arms backContinue reading »

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Branch Snags Facebook Mobile Measurement Badge, Releases Paid Attribution Tech

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Deep-link startup Branch earned its Facebook mobile marketing partner (MMP) stripes on Wednesday and launched an attribution tool for paid media called Universal Ads. Branch is the first MMP added to Facebook’s marketing partner program since around 2013. When the company launched in 2014, it focused on deep-linking across owned-and-operated content – for example, tracking clicksContinue reading »

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Is Facebook’s Mobile Attribution Model Fair?

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Mobile app install ads are still a multibillion-dollar business for Facebook. But is Facebook taking too much credit? It’s hard to say, because Facebook is what’s known as a self-attributing network, i.e., a walled garden. A self-attributing network is just what it sounds like: a platform that, usually because of its scale, has the powerContinue reading »

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The Mobile App Space Needs Standards, But Post-View And Post-Click Attribution Are Major Speed Bumps

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While mobile app advertising is in dire need of standards, that prospect is easier said than done. Confusion and wrongheadedness in the industry is rife, even among user acquisition specialists. “Ask a room full of UA managers to explain how mobile tracking works and I think most won’t be able to explain the whole process,”Continue 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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