iOS 14 — Developer & Publisher Update

Posted Jul 15, 2020

We’ve been listening to our clients and partners for a few weeks now, and wanted to address some of the questions we’ve been hearing most frequently around the changes coming to the mobile app ecosystem this Fall with iOS 14’s public release. Read on for more information.  Rumors of the total deprecation of the IDFA…

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The Benefits of Monetizing with Programmatic Advertising

Posted Jun 18, 2020

Smartphone adoption and the spread of 5G is changing the way we watch video content on mobile devices. Data consumption is being driven by mobile video not just for entertainment but also for advertising. Mobile video monetization is ever-evolving with the advancements in technology and programmatic advertising has been progressing along with it. Every year,…

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3 Best Practices For Ad Monetization (To Preserve Your Killer UX)

Posted Jun 1, 2020

To “have your cake and eat it too” is how we describe the impossibility of possessing two conflicting benefits at the same time, having the best of both worlds, so to speak. And yet the concept still exists, because we do want it both ways, no matter how impossible it may seem. The concept of…

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Publisher Spotlight: ABI Game Studio

Posted May 26, 2020

For those into arcade games, you may have heard of the popular shooting games 1945, Galaxy Attack: Alien Shooter, or Infinity Shooting: Galaxy War, which are topping both popular and top-grossing charts under the arcade category. Did you know that these are all from the same publisher, Onesoft Studio in Vietnam? Onesoft has multiple independent…

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How to Optimize your Mobile App Monetization with AdColony

Posted May 18, 2020

With a total of 5.6 million mobile apps available to download globally as of Q1, 2020 (Source: Statista), mobile app publishers seek various methods to keep their apps growing and profitable in a super competitive mobile market. The most common ways publishers take to monetize their apps are IAP (in-app purchase), paid downloads, in-app subscriptions,…

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Monetization Insights from Top Mobile Publishers

Posted Feb 19, 2020

With a growing audience and evolving technology, it can be pretty challenging to keep up with the latest in mobile marketing and advertising. Effective monetization methods, user experience, and acquiring high-quality users are all vital to an app’s success. So how do the most successful mobile publishers achieve these goals? We asked them! AdColony recently…

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Top Publishers Rely on Video Ads for Mobile Monetization

Posted Feb 12, 2020

How do publishers of the world’s top apps monetize and engage their users in a meaningful way that is effective & respects the user experience? To find out, AdColony surveyed today’s top-grossing app developers, and the results of the AdColony Mobile Publishing Survey are now available. The mobile publishers included gaming and non-gaming app developers…

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The Shift Toward Mobile In-game Advertising

Posted Oct 31, 2019

While console games generate revenue mostly through unit sales, mobile games can get their earnings from a couple of sources. Download fees, in-app purchases, in-game advertising, and more recently, subscription fees can all contribute to a game’s overall earnings. Many mobile game publishers have a combination of these strategies but lately, there has been a…

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Choosing the Right Display Format for Your App

Posted Oct 2, 2019

Every app has its own set of challenges when it comes to finding the right placements for ads. It’s important that developers have a variety of ad options that best suit their app and audience. That’s why major brands like Toyota, Sony, Starbucks, and Unilever incorporate both video and display banner ads to maximize monetization…

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Highlights from Supernova Summit 2019

Posted Sep 16, 2019

In September, the AdColony Publishing and Performance teams invited valued clients to the annual Supernova Summit in beautiful Napa, CA. The two-day event was held in the heart of wine country at the Meritage Resort and Spa. Partners from across the globe gathered to share insights and knowledge around user acquisition and app monetization. Interactive…

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