Minimob exhibits @ Affiliate World Asia Bangkok, Thailand

Happening bi-annually in Asia and in Europe, Affiliate World is the largest affiliate marketing mastermind you’ll ever experience. More than 3,000 of the top performance marketing professionals from around the globe attend for enhanced networking opportunities and above all, key takeaways to increase profits.

Minimob exhibits in AWA Bangkok on the 5th and 6th of December, booth A39.

Our global team will be there!

Book a meeting by emailing events@minimob.com!

AWA2018_linkedin_792x528_2x

Reminder; Minimob exhibits @ Madrid Mobile Summits, Spain

Spain and Mobile go side by side, as Spain is one of the most significant players in Europe concerning mobile, with the number of growing mobile and mobile advertising companies to be rising. The home of all the biggest international and Spanish brands, advertisers and publishers is Madrid.

Minimob is attending the MMS on November the 13th.

If you want to be a part too ask us for the discount code to get 40€ discount on all tickets.

Email us at  events@minimob.com to arrange a meeting with our team!

MMS2018_linkedin_792x528_2x

Minimob @ ad;tech Mumbai, India

ad:tech is the original industry authority for marketing and media technology, where marketing, technology and media communities assemble to share new ways of thinking, build strong partnerships, and define new strategies to compete in an ever-changing marketplace.

minimob is going to be present for the 10th edition of ad:tech in India at JW Marriott Sahar Mumbai.

Arrange your meeting via email at events@minimob.com!

Adtech_Mumbai2018_linkedin_792x528_2x

 

Minimob exhibits @ G-Star Bussan, South Korea

Minimob will exhibit at G-Star, the annual trade show for the computer and video games industry in 15 – 18 of November 2018.

You will find us at the BTB area on the 1st floor, booth M-19.

Haven’t booked your meeting yet? Send us an email at events@minimob.com and arrange one.

G-STAR-2018_linkedin_792x528_2x

Brands and agencies are investing more in in-app advertising @ Business of Apps

using-apps-1024x730

The majority of brands (77%) have now asked their agencies to invest in in-app inventory according to a survey by tech company Fyber among ad agencies and brands.

Both UK agencies and advertisers are now spending the majority of their ad budgets on mobile, according to the study.

Among the main reasons for investing in in-app ads, respondents reported the format to be more reliable than mobile web browser ads. A third of respondents also cited improved engagement as a core reason.

At the same time, targeting features are also better for in-app ads and campaign ROI can improve by 41% according to some media agencies and brands.

“Mobile devices are the consumer’s primary means of access to the Internet, and close to 90% of time on mobile devices is spent in apps, so it’s no surprise that the mobile in-app inventory is of growing interest to media buyers and brands,” said Yoni Argaman, SVP for Marketing and Corporate Strategy at Fyber. “It’s gratifying that agencies and brands are reporting better targeting capabilities, an issue that has long stymied ad spend in the channel. And with higher ROI and engagement levels, media buyers now regard in-app inventory as a key conduit to their target audience.”

Screen-Shot-2018-10-16-at-18.40.40

Gaming apps lead when it comes to investment return with 60% of respondents finding that both scale and reach were preferable, while 59% also mentioned engagement and prime reason for choosing game apps over others.

78% of brands have already placed ads in game apps and that number is predicted to rise over the next 12 months with 91% of media agencies and 87% of brands planning to invest in the category.

Screen-Shot-2018-10-16-at-18.40.08

However, more than half of agencies are also happy to include fashion and retail apps as part of their in-app targeting strategy.

Furthermore, playable ad formats (32%), rewarded videos and opt-in (28%) formats are seen as the most effective.

Screen-Shot-2018-10-16-at-18.40.23

The findings also mean that in-app inventory will take a higher share of the overall ad spend with in-app inventory accounting for 43% of digital ads budgets, up from 34% this year.

However, just 22% of UK buyers have invested more than 50% of their ad budgets in in-app ads, whilst just 32% include in-app in 50% of their plans.

Similar to advertisers, buyers are turning to games as their predominant choice for in-app advertising.

Source: Business of Apps

Google+ social network closes for the public, will remain open for businesses @ Business of Apps

2531535355_f687e4d7b7_b

Google’s failed Facebook challenger, Google+, has been closed to the public after a security bug left user data open to hackers; but Google will revamp the service for businesses.

Google says around 500,000 users were affected by the bug, while a report from The Wall Street Journal claims the company knew about the bug in March, but chose not to inform the public.

Google says the breach was not serious enough to inform its users, and that none of the none of the data requisites had been met. However, the WSJ report says Google was concerned over a scandal to rival Facebook’s involvement with Cambridge Analytica.

In a blog post, Google writes:

“We discovered and immediately patched this bug in March 2018. We believe it occurred after launch as a result of the API’s interaction with a subsequent Google+ code change. We found no evidence that any developer was aware of this bug, or abusing the API, and we found no evidence that any Profile data was misused.”

The task of shutting down Google+ will take 10 months and is scheduled to be complete in August 2019. Google will start letting users know how to download their data soon. However, it will keep the enterprise side of Google+ active for businesses, and will launch new features around this soon.

Source: Business of Apps

App marketers are only slowly adopting in-app header bidding technologies despite proven advantages @ Business of Apps

in-app-header-bidding

Just 31% of app marketers are utilizing in-app header bidding solutions, whilst the majority (57%) is still using waterfall-based systems where ad opportunities are presented to advertisers in sequential order.

However, waterfalls tend to come with a range of issues including latency and high costs which render them less effective than in-app header bidding.inmobi1

Indeed, the latest survey by InMobi highlights that by using waterfalls ad revenues tend to remain the same for 32% of respondents, whilst 24% did not even track their performance.

inmobi2

Another 43% said they used real-time bidding strategies, signalling a move away from waterfalls over time.

According to the new InMobi survey, 52% of app marketers said they currently had a mediation partner.

However, among the reasons why waterfalls have survived this long is because app publishers aren’t aware of the alternatives. 40% of marketers said they had a limited or moderate understanding of in-app header bidding. Another 59% of respondents believe that header bidding is not advanced enough just yet to resolve issues related to waterfalls.

However, a limited understanding (31%) and implementation issues (23%) were the core reasons for preventing publishers from adopting in-app header bidding solutions.

inmobi3Among those who did utilize in-app header bidding solutions, 36% had seen their revenues improve, whilst 49% were expecting to see gains over the coming 12 months.

In addition, 38% said it reduced latency, whilst 37% found the technology to provide better transparency on impressions and bids.

inmobi4

The survey also noted that publishers were now using in-app header bidding for banner ads (67%), interstitial ads (52%) and videos (47%) among other types.

When it comes to finding the right in-app header bidding partner, brand safety ranks as a top priority for 39% of respondents, followed by transparent auction dynamics (19%).

Despite in-app header bidding holding much promise, InMobi expects it may still take a while for the technology to catch on.

Source: Business of Apps