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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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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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Programmatic Predictions for 2017: How Mobile Industry Will Shape Out

2016 has been an exciting year for the mobile industry. We have seen major shifts from the usual CPI campaigns to programmatic buying. With volume and ROI in focus, app marketers are beginning to notice the impact of higher LTV and ROI from programmatic campaigns. A solution that unifies data, creative, and technology will deliver the best results. So, what do we look forward to in the coming year?

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Mobile App Marketing Strategies: Then vs. Now

The mobile advertising industry has matured over the past few years. We can look at its brief history in three main stages. Let’s take a deeper dive into the evolution of mobile app marketing to understand today’s current strategies.

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Understanding Two Different Retargeting Strategies: Cross-Promotion & Re-engagement

The mobile app marketing industry has made some incredible advancements since its early years. At first, app marketers were only paying for the ad clicks. Then the focus shifted to the installs that were being generated. Now app marketers have bigger challenges: Engaging and retaining users with high lifetime value (LTV). Thus, many have began to optimize their app marketing campaigns around retargeting concept with its two key strategies being cross-promotion and re-engagement.

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