App monetization tips #6

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Following up the latest blog posts about monetizing around user feelings, today we are going to discuss about monetizing around social behaviour.Monetizing upon social competitiveness and acknowledgmentEvery mobile app needs a loyal user base in order to be able to generate some serious money for its owner. One of the most difficult things out there is to attract users to the app and engage them, so that eventually later on, will spent some money within the app. Build a community fistEvery app has a user base that shares some common interests, since these users ended up using the same app after all....

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App monetization tips #5

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In our last article we discussed about monetizing upon user feelings and in particular around scarcity, uniqueness and exclusiveness. Today we are going deeper around scarcity and we will discuss upon monetizing around user impatience.Monetizing upon user impatiencePeriods of scarcity during an app’s lifecycle can reveal several monetization opportunities and drive irrational user behaviour, converting a user to an obsessive payer. Scarcity in terms of time usually drives user impatience. Therefore it has become a common practise nowadays especially in games and other social apps to see short or long periods of time of what we will call here “Moments...

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Insights from the largest car purchase intent study in US!

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IntroWith new car sales reaching an annualised rate of over 17 million vehicles, a flurry of great new product launches, and executives maintaining a disciplined approach to financial and operational management, automotive companies are generating record profitability from their U.S. operations. However even with these healthy sales, most U.S. OEMS and suppliers are taking a cautiously optimistic view about the future. While there is confidence in the state of the industry, growth in new vehicle sales is forecasted to slow. One of the key questions then, on everyone’s mind is, where do we go from here?Click to see the interactive...

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App monetization tips #4

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There are a lot of things app developers can monetize around an app user but nothing compares with monetizing upon user feelings.Monetizing upon scarcity, exclusiveness and uniquenessDesigning an app to work in an abundance environment is usually a wrong strategic approach in terms of monetization. Abundance is usually not appreciated by anyone and does not motivate a user. Creating short times of abundance within a scarcity period, can be quite appealing and challenging for a user, creating several monetization opportunities in the way. An app user that is in position to have everything he needs whenever he needs it within...

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App monetization tips #3

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Planning a monetization strategy upfront, is a key point towards an app’s monetization success. Including in this strategy a proper handling of user’s first experience, during the on-boarding process of the app, is quite important.The first user experienceGetting an app visible and being downloaded many times is the first goal in the app store battle. App publishers can achieve that either through proper ASO or a well designed marketing plan or any other way. Keeping users engaged with the app, after downloading it, is the next achievement to be accomplished and therefore the on-boarding experience is very crucial. After all,...

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App monetization tips #2

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Are app users abandoning the classic buy/sell concept of paid model? Are paid apps on life support? Why do most top titles on app stores, follow the freemium rather than the paid model?Paid apps monetization model is not a panacea any morePaid apps have been one of the most popular and  traditional approaches since the first rise of app stores. This model has thrived for years especially on stores like AppStore where users were more willing to pay for apps. However, for years, app developers had the feeling that users would pay for apps like they were doing for desktop,...

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App monetization tips #1

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Today we are launching a new column around mobile app monetization with several tips and insights on how to define an efficient mobile app monetization strategy based on the experience we gained so far by running our own monetization network…Pollfish. During the last two years and through our daily interaction with developers and the apps’ ecosystem we have seen a lot including several mistakes, bad and good practises and strategies . Our main aim is to provide a better and deeper understanding to the app developer community, on different monetization techniques that exist out there and help developers adjust and evolve...

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New Pollfish member!

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A data engineer with algorithmic and mathematical thinking. A Scala lover, data enthusiast and systematic debugger … This is what our newest member at Pollfish family is all about. Stavros is a super star software engineer that joined us to apply his craftsmanship to Pollfish’s brand new analytics platform. Welcome on board Stavro!...

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Pollfish team is growing, new data scientist on board!

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We are very happy to welcome Euangelos Linardos in our team for the role of Data Scientist. Euangelos is a data scientist and hacker. He loves data and Mediterranean food. He is also a keen cyclist and runner. Euangelos’ main responsibilities will be to discover hidden patterns and trends from surveys, using advanced machine learning and distributed computing techniques Data is a first party citizen at Pollfish. Our goal it to improve our targeting capabilities and provide unique insights to our clients. Euangelos brings over two years of Data Science experience in the Marketing & Advertising sector, with his latest stint being at Adello,...

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Consumer Showrooming Behavior

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The purpose of this study was to find out the patterns of consumer showrooming behavior and measure the effectiveness of suggestions made for retailers to take an advantage of this increasing trend. The survey consists of 13 questions that ask about demographic, showrooming behavior and ways to increase in-store sales and sales via mobile. There were 283 survey respondents with 141 males and 142 females. Teenagers, college students, and young adults make up about 70% of the respondents whereas older adults and baby boomers are roughly accountable for 30%.   Being accountable for 32% of 10 retail stores, the Wal-Mart...

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