DoorDash Blends Brand And Performance To Deliver The Marketing Goods

When DoorDash partnered with The Cheesecake Factory in December to give away 10,000 free slices of cheesecake, the food delivery app set up a cross-functional war room to deal with the logistical complexity. Free food is always a strong customer acquisition tool, but if marketing pushes an offer and product isn’t in the loop, usersContinue reading »

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AppOnboard Enables Try-Before-You-Buy Demos For The Google Play Store

App demo and analytics platform AppOnboard is angling to help users avoid downloader’s remorse. On Thursday, the company released a product called app store demos that lets people try an app directly within the Google Play store without having to install it first. Apple doesn’t enable equivalent functionality within the App Store, at least forContinue reading »

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Loyalty Is The Most Important Item On The Menu At TGI Friday’s UK

Generating loyalty in the casual dining space is about more than just serving up tasty food. Competition is fierce, and without a rewarding experience both online and offline, customers will just tuck in elsewhere, said Steve Flanagan, CMO at TGI Friday’s in the UK, where the brand operates 84 restaurants with three new locations inContinue reading »

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Gay Dating App Scruff Isn’t Interested In Third-Party Relationships

Scruff has a love/hate relationship with programmatic advertising. When the gay dating app, which now has more than 12 million users, first came on the scene in 2010, its monetization strategy could pretty much be summed up in one word: AdMob. But in January, the Grindr competitor decided to remove all its banner ad slotsContinue reading »

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Growth Gurus From The Gaming World Are In High Demand At Brands

Uber, Postmates, Yelp, SmartNews and other nongaming apps are scooping up growth marketing talent from the mobile gaming world – and the reasons make perfect sense. App publishers are spending more on performance marketing, and those running user acquisition at gaming companies are some of the most data-driven mobile marketers in the biz. “Gaming professionals haveContinue reading »

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Indie App Developer Alegrium Teams Up With AppLovin’s Lion Studios To Make Its App Marketing Roar

Tapping into international markets, particularly the US, is lucrative but far from easy for a mid-size game developer from Indonesia, especially one trying to replicate a viral hit. Jakarta-based game studio Alegrium saw immediate success with a series of trivia apps that have collectively racked up tens of millions of downloads since the first title,Continue reading »

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Gameloft Coaxes Brands Into Games With Promises Of A Premium Environment

Trying to convince brands to advertise in games used to feel like talking into the wind. But sentiment is starting to change in favor of games, said Alexandre Tan, VP of advertising and brand partnerships at French mobile game studio Gameloft, where he runs a division that functions like a media agency. Gameloft Advertising SolutionsContinue reading »

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Snap’s Q2 Revenue Growth Is Strong, But User Growth Still Lags

Snap’s revenue grew 44% year over year to $262 million in the second quarter. Its average revenue per user – a critical metric where Snapchat lags behind Facebook and Instagram – increased 34% to $1.40 in Q2. Snapchat’s transition to self-serve programmatic has allowed the company to scale its ad business in ways that weren’tContinue reading »

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Johnson & Johnson Taps Interactive Mobile Ads To Drive Purchase Intent For Retail Partners

As Johnson & Johnson’s senior manager for shopper marketing, Kris Cevasco spends most of her day figuring out how to get people to buy more stuff from grocery stores. But ensuring that her efforts result in a mutually beneficial arrangement is a lot harder than it sounds. Retailers are looking for ways to bring inContinue reading »

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Google Hooks Up With Unity To Entice Advertisers With Sweet, Sweet Game Supply

Google is going full-court press on universal app campaigns (UAC) through a partnership with Unity Technologies, a company that makes development tools for game creators. Starting Thursday, Unity’s more than 10 million developers have access to advertiser demand from AdMob via a direct integration. It’s the first partnership of this nature between Google and aContinue reading »

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