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Topic: Mobile Apps Author: Peggy Anne Salz

Finance Apps Engage Audiences, But Are They Leaving Money On The Table By Not Addressing Women?

Latest app market numbers highlight the monumental growth of mobile finance apps, suggesting more people in more countries are reaching to mobile and apps to do more than spend and send money. But not every bank is destined to win big. Smart, mobile-first fintech companies are stealing the lead on bricks-and-mortar retail banks that have been slow […]

Topic: Mobile Marketing Author: Peggy Anne Salz

Why many mobile ad experiences fail and how to make yours work

Mobile is as personal as it gets. That’s why people feel annoyed when mobile ads delivered to their devices and apps are a mismatch with their desires and expectations. To cut out unwanted noise and shut out ads that deliver a poor user experience, consumers are reaching in record numbers to mobile ad-blocking technology. Unfortunately, bad ad […]

Topic: Mobile Apps Author: Peggy Anne Salz

Casual Games In The Crossfire: How Does Toy Blast Stack Up Against Homescapes?

Gaming still accounts for the lion’s share of app revenues worldwide, but casual games, specifically puzzle games, are the stand-out genre where we will continue to see the most growth and innovation. As Misha Katkoff, Director of Product Management at Rovio and the founder of gaming blog Deconstructor of Fun, put in a recent interview with […]

Topic: Mobile Apps Author: Peggy Anne Salz

4Qs with Steve P. Young from Appmasters

The hard truth about ASO, app advertising and why you need to pay more attention to Alexa   Companies and developers serious about taking their apps to new heights (without increasing budget or headcount) have used ASO to move the needle on their app. Developers need to do more at all stages of the funnel, […]

Topic: Uncategorized Author: Peggy Anne Salz

5Qs With Blinkist’s Gessica Bicego

Rethink Data-Driven App Marketing Effective app marketing in 2018 is data-driven by default. However, truly successful app marketing delves into audience data to power appropriate advertising and spans many channels. It’s the passion and mission of Gessica Bicego, Director of Performance Marketing at Blinkist, an app that distills the key insights of bestselling nonfiction books into powerful 15-minute […]

Going Global App

Topic: Mobile Apps Author: Peggy Anne Salz

The Year Of Going Global With Your App

Size does matter, but it’s not the only reason you need to go global with your app distribution strategy. Publishing to more app stores gives you valuable visibility into your complete competitive landscape, allowing you to keep track of rivals and alerting you to companies circulating copycat apps that can harm your brand integrity. This is a real and rising concern as big-name media companies and brands cope with the onslaught of what AdAge calls “fake apps.” These rogue and counterfeit apps are growing in numbers and the amount of damage they can do to brand trust, influencing users to delete your app altogether.

Topic: Uncategorized Author: Peggy Anne Salz

Stand Up To Fake News And Other Tips To Market Your New App In The Trump Era

Topic: Mobile Apps Author: Peggy Anne Salz

Tapping The 10 Habits Of Highly Effective Mobile Heroes To Boost App Marketing And Engagement

In a market where 95% of users are likely to churn within 90 days, spending blindly on user acquisition is a sure-fire way to burn money as fast as you can make it. That’s why smart marketers are shifting away from app installs, surface data, and metrics that led app marketing to the brink of a mobile engagement crisis. Ten remarkable mobile app marketers whose expertise has earned them the title “Mobile Heroes” share their incredibly effective habits to boost mobile app marketing and user acquisition.

Topic: Mobile Research Author: Peggy Anne Salz

In Mobile Speed Matters — And Google Names The Winners

Opportunities to cash in on how users find businesses and offers is huge, but the bigger question is: what do marketers *really* need to do to deliver consumers a mobile experience they can’t resist? Some helpful guidance comes from Google in Germany, which last week took the wraps off its first Mobile Speed Leaderboards report developed with MMA Germany (the local council of the Mobile Marketing Association) and revealed the list of websites (belonging to top-notch brands operating in the country) that are literally leading the pack.

Topic: Mobile Apps Author: Peggy Anne Salz

Finance Apps Have A Millennial Mobile Moment

The first wave of banking and fintech apps got high marks for delivering features that allowed time-crunched users to tackle important tasks. But the next wave of personal finance apps is going one giant step better by not going it alone. Driven by the realization that there is real strength in numbers, smart fintech companies are pairing, partnering and joining forces to deliver apps that offer life solutions (not point solutions) aligned with users’ lifestyles, life stages and context at the magical “mobile moment” when they reach to their fiercely personal devices for seriously helpful assistance.