Glu Mobile: When It Comes To Ad Fraud, Prevention Is Better Than A Cure

Any sign of bad traffic, and mobile game developer Glu flips the kill switch at the ad network and the publisher levels, said John Parides, Glu’s senior director of user acquisition. “This is something you need to be constantly monitoring,” said Parides, who’s been with Glu for almost five years, during which click spam becameContinue reading »

The post Glu Mobile: When It Comes To Ad Fraud, Prevention Is Better Than A Cure appeared first on AdExchanger.

Read more

MoPub’s New SDK Helps Apps Tie User Value To Ad Spend

MoPub released an SDK update on Tuesday that gives app publishers access to impression-level revenue data. Historically, that type of data – which lets user acquisition managers attribute revenue and lifetime value to specific users at the impression level – has been hard to come by. Most third-party ad networks haven’t been set up toContinue reading »

The post MoPub’s New SDK Helps Apps Tie User Value To Ad Spend appeared first on AdExchanger.

Read more

DraftKings Doesn’t Chase Vanity Metrics

Jayne Pimentel, senior director of growth marketing at DraftKings, will speak at AdExchanger’s upcoming Programmatic IO conference taking place April 29-30, 2019 in San Francisco. Jayne Pimentel is hard on her technology partners, but that only makes the relationship better and more stable in the end. “I don’t want to say it’s a love/hate relationship,”Continue reading »

The post DraftKings Doesn’t Chase Vanity Metrics appeared first on AdExchanger.

Read more

Machine Learning Sits At The Heart Of Google’s New App Ads Products

Machine learning is becoming central to user acquisition and app advertising at Google. On Wednesday, Google introduced five game developer-focused ads products, four of which are powered by some form of machine learning. The first new release, called pre-registration ads, for example, allows developers to reach Android users across the Play store, YouTube, search andContinue reading »

The post Machine Learning Sits At The Heart Of Google’s New App Ads Products appeared first on AdExchanger.

Read more

Savvy Performance Marketers Make Bank When They Scale Their Ad Partnerships

Mobile performance marketers who work with multiple ad partners spend less to acquire users. A growth marketer who works with five or fewer media sources pays an average of $3.58 per install, according to a report released Wednesday by mobile marketing analytics company Singular. But upping the number of media sources from five to sixContinue reading »

The post Savvy Performance Marketers Make Bank When They Scale Their Ad Partnerships appeared first on AdExchanger.

Read more

IronSource Has A Tool To Help Devs Determine Ad Revenue At The User Level

Without a way to calculate ad revenue per user, optimization is just an educated guessing game. “I wouldn’t call it a complete blind spot, but the process is definitely not as efficient as it could be,” said Jeff Gurian, VP of marketing and ad monetization at Kongregate, a mobile and PC game publisher acquired fromContinue reading »

The post IronSource Has A Tool To Help Devs Determine Ad Revenue At The User Level appeared first on AdExchanger.

Read more

App Marketers Compelled To Embrace Automation – And Give Up Control

The robots are taking over user acquisition on Facebook and Google, and that’s (mostly) a good thing. Whenever one of the large platforms automates an aspect of UA, it means more time for focusing on strategy and creative rather than drudgery, said Jess Hasenplaugh, head of UA at Berlin-based mobile game studio Wooga. “I’m happyContinue reading »

The post App Marketers Compelled To Embrace Automation – And Give Up Control appeared first on AdExchanger.

Read more

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 »

The post Growth Gurus From The Gaming World Are In High Demand At Brands appeared first on AdExchanger.

Read more

The Cross-Channel Measurement Headache Continues To Pound

There’s still no magic pill that ties advertising to outcomes. Take Lyft, which can connect metrics to spend in display and search, but has trouble measuring across channels. But because it has difficulty uniting data around brand marketing, referral programs or brand ambassador outreach, its marketing strategy is largely built around user acquisition (UA), saidContinue reading »

The post The Cross-Channel Measurement Headache Continues To Pound appeared first on AdExchanger.

Read more

Realtor.com Welcomes Reinstall Data To The Neighborhood

“You can never go home again” doesn’t apply to the home screen. Most smartphone users – 98%, according to mobile attribution provider TUNE – have reinstalled an app that they previously deleted. Forty percent of users delete and reinstall apps on a regular basis. But most app marketers don’t differentiate between first-time downloads and re-downloads, mainly becauseContinue reading »

The post Realtor.com Welcomes Reinstall Data To The Neighborhood appeared first on AdExchanger.

Read more