Category in-app advertising

Managing The ROI Of Your Mobile App

Eighteen years ago, I was working the toughest job I’ve ever had. I was a new and used car salesman. Having grown up in a suburb of Detroit to a father who worked for General Motors for 31 years, cars are in my blood. Back then, I aspired to open a Saturn car dealership. The […]

Mobile App User Acquisition Costs On The Decline

A story emerged yesterday that reports that the average per mobile app user acquisition cost is declining. While that may be good news for advertising buyers, it may not be such good news for the overall health of the mobile economy. That’s because the transition from desktop and laptop-based digital marketing to mobile form factors […]

The Critical Insights You Need Following A Big Week For The Mobile Economy

Last week brought a flurry of upbeat news on the state of the mobile economy, especially the improving health of its advertising business. First, eMarketer projects that advertisers will pump $9.6 billion into mobile in 2013, with estimates that total mobile spend will eclipse desktop ads by 2016. Then, Facebook announced its plans to test […]

Five Foundational Steps To Achieving Mobile Marketing Success

Many times over the last couple of months, I’ve found myself in the company of old friends and new acquaintances who have asked me a version of the following question: “How would you go about using mobile marketing to advertise my product or service?” I tell them that the marketing world, while more complex than […]

Valuable Insights On How Agencies Can Stay Relevant

http://adage.com/article/digitalnext/great-advertising-blip-corner/243830/ Thanks to the BoSacks blog, and picking up on the entry I wrote earlier in the week about how agencies remain relevant, here is a smart overview of the ways in which agencies still can deliver value to their clients. The way forward, according to the author, requires a full embrace of new technologies, […]

Why The Creatives In the Room Still Matter As Ad Dollars Shift To Mobile

A few years ago, I called a friend who had just left a mid-size ad agency to start his own agency. Digital advertising had already asserted itself as a muscular marketing channel, and he bemoaned the impact of dollars shifting away from old media – e.g. television, print, billboards. “Writing 10 words of copy for […]

Putting Facebook’s Mobile Results In Perspective

Facebook’s quarterly gains in mobile ad revenue boosted spirits on Wall Street last week, especially for those who have been long on the social networking titan since its bumpy IPO last year. What does Facebook’s performance indicate about the overall health of the mobile economy? I see mostly positive developments and some useful lessons for […]