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.
A year after Apple announced the arrival of the subscription app model as part of a wider sweep of changes it made to its App Store policies, the size and scope of this new app category is exceeding analyst expectations. It is also paving the way for content companies to grow audience numbers and engagement. It’s good news that subscription apps are gaining traction. But not all media companies that can offer their app as a subscription model should do so. If you’re asking users to open their wallets, you need to offer value for money.
New data suggests companies may be leaving money on the table with pricing strategies that either undersell the value of the app they offer or underestimate how much money users are willing to pay - or both.
This is the surprise finding in the 2017 Subscription Mobile Apps report. In addition to breaking down engagement metrics by platform, user demographics and app category, the report also breaks new ground, highlighting the “ideal price range” that is highly likely to turn a user into a loyal subscriber.
Users are searching for your app using keywords – but they are increasingly looking for your app because they know it by name.The good news: app developers no longer need to be convinced that building a brand – and cultivating an engaged community of brand advocates to spread the word – is their number one priority. The not-so-good news: there is no one-size fits all and the channels you leverage will depend on the developer’s app marketing and UA objectives.
Mobile attribution – which allows user acquisition teams to measure the effectiveness of marketing efforts and optimise campaigns and creatives to make the most of their ad spend – is clearly a must. Unfortunately, figuring out the best fit for your app and budget is not so clear-cut. This new (and free) template from Saikala Sultanova - Head of User Acquisition at Space Ape Games and Co-Founder of the UA Society, provides a detailed and valuable checklist to follow.