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Successful User Acquisition Strategies for Puzzle Games

Puzzle games have proved that very simple repetitive mechanics can be hugely profitable. A search for “puzzle” games in the App Store reveals over 2,000 results with the likes of Candy Crush Saga and Candy Crush Soda Saga at the top. Due to the immense popularity enjoyed by this genre, puzzle games have gone mainstream.

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An outsider’s guide to programmatic in China

 
By Ronen Mense, VP of Asia at AppsFlyer
First published on
The Drum

In China, programmatic is growing at an impressive pace. The country’s huge population seems to have an insatiable appetite for consumerism. This drives demand from advertisers to give consumers access to their products and services via digital advertising.

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Bayesian Approach to Transfer Learning: Predicting Rare Events

By Igor Raush, Software Engineer

An advertisement's click-through rate (CTR) is often used as an early indicator of its effectiveness; however, the ultimate goal of any campaign is to reach and acquire prospective customers. Unfortunately, the CTR is often weakly, or even inversely correlated with the quality of a user segment, as measured by the retention rate or ROI. As a result, training models to optimize for clicks can lead to wasting impressions on low-quality users, achieving high CTR but poor ROI.

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Understanding Impression Attribution

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In a world where mobile app marketers can't rely only on clicks to accurately measure the impact and effectiveness of their advertising campaigns, a different method of attribution needs to be employed. This is where impression attribution comes into play.

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Employee Spotlight: Mark Kalygulov

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What makes working at Aarki so special is being part of a team of exceptionally brilliant, ingeniously creative, and friendly people. To get to know more about our colleagues, we will feature a new team member every month.

Who’s on this month's spotlight? 

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How You Can Win Users with Rewarded Video

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Mobile advertising continues to be a fluid industry with evolving ad formats. The top performance driven ad formats on mobile are rich media and video. Along with Native, Rewarded Video is the fastest growing ad format in programmatic advertising.

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adjust and 12 Leading Ad Networks Partner to Fight Mobile Ad Fraud

Source: adjust

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At a summit for mobile ad network and app marketing platform leaders in Berlin, Adjust announced a lineup of 12 networks and app marketing platforms that have come together with the common purpose of fighting mobile ad fraud. This partnership has been officially undersigned by Aarki, Chartboost, ClicksMob, Criteo, crobo, Glispa, IronSource, Jampp, Remerge, Startapp, Tapjoy and Vungle.

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(Kochava) Three Ways to Increase Your Audience Reach with the Kochava Collective

Source: Kochava

The odds are certainly against apps, especially new ones, when it comes to app store ranking. The app stores are flooded with apps (2.2 million for Android). Having a good app store ranking depends on the number of new users of your app, but getting in-app ads and apps into the right hands is a convoluted game with lots of players. You need to know your audience and where to find them among the networks.

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How To Keep Your App Users Engaged With App Marketing Tips

Acquiring high LTV users is a big challenge but retaining and keeping them engaged is another. In fact, many apps are failing to maintain user’s interests and keeping them engaged for a long duration. A study from eMarketer reveals, “only 24% to 29% of iOS users who installed an app used it again within 24 hours of their first app session.” So, with all the efforts you put in acquiring new users, it’s crucial to have a plan in keeping them engaged. App marketing offers several strategies like user segmentation and re-engagement ads for maximizing the user value. Let’s review two tactics that are beneficial to app marketers.

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Reigning in Data for Creative Optimization. Part 1: The Process of Setting up Creatives

creative_optimization_part_1.pngIn today’s digital world, ads are everywhere. Using the right creative is crucial for running a successful app marketing campaign. In fact, creatives can make or break your campaign. If they are catchy, relevant and based on the user experience, they will grab the user's attention and drive installs. Otherwise, they will most likely get ignored by the users, together with all the other ads they see every day.  

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