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Event Preview: GamesBeat Summit 2019

Posted Apr 19, 2019

Join leaders in the gaming industry for GamesBeat Summit 2019 in Los Angeles! The summit will be held on April 23rd and 24th with attendance by game developers and publishers, as well as industry CEOs, executives, marketers, and VCs. VentureBeat’s flagship industry event is limited to only 350 attendees (including our EVP of Publishing, David…

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Mobile Monday: Developers Prefer In-App Ads While Ad Mediation Rises

Posted Apr 15, 2019

It is no secret that app developers need to make money, but what is their favorite way to get that cheddar? We’ll take a look at developers’ preferences for monetization and ad mediation and if they actually understand what is going on with the different bidding methods. Speaking of making money, Pearl Abyss’ role-playing game…

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2019 Update: How Does Brand Safety Impact Consumer Perception?

Posted Apr 12, 2019

It’s now been two full years since the brand safety surfaced as a major issue. Since the problem has not dissipated, we surveyed consumers to check in on how their perception of social media and brand safety has changed – or how it has not. That original catalyst, when advertisers realized that their ads on YouTube were…

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Digital Ad Spend Now #1 in the US; Mobile Gaming Still a Powerhouse

Posted Apr 9, 2019

If you’re a developer with an app in the app store, or an advertiser looking to reach consumers, 2019 is going to be a good year for you. A few key reports came out last week from eMarketer and NewZoo with some strong insights regarding digital advertising and mobile gaming. Here’s what you need to…

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GDC Panel Looks Past the Waterfall, Into the Programmatic Future

Posted Mar 27, 2019

As thousands gathered at the Moscone Center in San Francisco last week, a roomful of GDC (Game Developers Conference) attendees were intently focused on the topic of advanced mediation in the Looking Past The Waterfall panel, led by our very own David Pokress, EVP of Global Publishing. Why so intently focused? Because a lot is…

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Mobile Monday: The GDC Dust Settles

Posted Mar 25, 2019

The dust has settled on GDC 2019. It was a show to remember, with a larger show floor than previous years and more mobile games and apps than ever, the show was a success for attendees, speakers, and for AdColony! We’ve got a quick wrap of the week’s mobile news and more this week. AdColony’s Great…

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Under The Microscope: Mobile Gaming in Japan

Posted Mar 12, 2019

As the category of mobile gaming continues to grow across the globe, we’ve already taken a closer look at regional markets, from Germany to China, New Zealand to the UK and beyond. We’ve seen plenty of common threads among the mobile gaming community – but plenty of distinct differences, too. Now our microscope is focused…

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Mobile Monday: Behold, the Foldable Phone & Oracle

Posted Feb 24, 2019

After years of theory and CES examples of bendable LCD screens, Samsung has officially unveiled its foldable phone. The Galaxy Fold is coming, but is it any good? Speaking of things with Android, another major ad fraud scheme was uncovered by Oracle — Time to dive in. Double Your Phone Size, Double The Money It’s…

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Under the Microscope: Mobile Gaming in New Zealand

Posted Jan 22, 2019

Our trek to learn more about gamers from different regions continues with our Under the Microscope series! While there are several similarities between different countries, there are also noticeable differences when it comes to gaming preferences and demographics. Our previous research looked into mobile gamers in China. Now, we’re taking a look at gamers from…

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Mobile Monday: Record High App Installs for the Holidays

Posted Dec 24, 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s the time of year when new devices are being unwrapped, or perhaps just straight up bought for oneself! That means new app installers, app updaters, and new users all firing up their devices. According to some analysis by BusinessOfApps, it’s never hotter for app installs than it is in…

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