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January

Seven Mobile Trends That Brand Marketers Can't Ignore in 2015

In 2014, we witnessed several exciting developments in the world of mobile. Microsoft bought Nokia’s mobile devices unit and Lenovo purchased Motorola from Google. The rise of Chinese smartphone manufacturers threatened large players, w...

Posted on January 07, 2015
By Shamala DN

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December

#FactOrFiction: Users Acquired Through Video Ads Deliver Higher LTV Th...

In our #FactOrFiction weekly blog series, we’ll take a prevalent assumption in the mobile gaming world, and separate fact from fiction, with insights from data. Got a myth that needs some busting? Tweet it to us or post it on our Facebo...

Posted on December 26, 2014
By Aksha Kini

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December

6 tips for creating an engaging mobile video ad campaign

Video will become the largest driver of global mobile traffic by 2017. Nearly 40% of YouTube video views are on mobile. Propelled by large screen smartphones and fast data connections, video mobile consumption has increased dramatically i...

Posted on December 24, 2014
By Shamala DN

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December

The Personal Technology Revolution: Smart Wearables Moving Mainstream,...

The Infiltration of Smart Wearables Each day, smart technology is becoming more ingrained in our personal lives; smartphones and tablets are just the tip of the personal technology iceberg. Our need to “be connected” has become such ...

Posted on December 23, 2014
By Emily Basileo

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December

Location-Based Mobile Video Ads Deliver On The Promise Of Engagement A...

Nearly everyone with a smartphone has used the “reminder” feature on the phone at least once. An Indian TV network cleverly combined this feature with mobile video ads to drive viewership for a movie that it was telecasting.Crafted by I...

Posted on December 02, 2014
By Shamala DN

02

December

The State of Mobile App Monetization: Health & Fitness Ads Are Star Pe...

This edition of InMobi’s State of App Monetization Series dives into in-app network insights for app developers and publishers. Through analysis of billions of impressions served each month, these reports showcase the latest trends within...

Posted on December 02, 2014
By Emily Basileo

21

November

Building Great Brands in the Mobile Age

Time For Advertisers To Open Up To The Mobile Reality? There are close to 7 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide, which is equivalent to 95% of the world population. The number of mobile phone users are estimated to be 4.5 billion whil...

Posted on November 21, 2014
By Shamala DN

20

November

Keeping Up With The Kardashians: In The Mobile Ad World!

The Kardashians are certainly keeping it up in the mobile gaming world. Earning $700K a day, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood (KKH) runs on the classic social mechanic of role-playing. With virtual Kim guiding you at every step, you enter the gam...

Posted on November 20, 2014
By Mona Sharma

19

November

The world in gaming concepts : Pattern matching tops the charts

Not all games are created equal. Each game is based on one or more underlying concepts or themes - Pattern Matching [1], Fantasy[2], Survival[3],Stunts[4] to name a few. An analysis by InMobi of more than 10,000 games on the network sho...

Posted on November 19, 2014
By Pooja Kalloor

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November

Seize the moment #1: Brands need to market to the moment. Here’s wh...

Seize the moment is a series that captures mobile marketing strategies for brands to win consumer moments on mobile. So far, Brands have relied on broad consumer archetypes to understand consumers and the way they can be influenced to purch...

Posted on November 18, 2014
By Ramya Rajan

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November

InMobi Insights : Asia drives global app download growth in Q3'14

Getting users to download an app is a challenge faced by app developers the world over. As advertisers worry about their user acquisition strategy, many questions need to be answered. When do users download most? Which countries are growi...

Posted on November 10, 2014
By Pooja Kalloor

29

October

Android Growing Faster Than Apple, Accounts For Over 61% of Ad Impress...

Today we released our Q3 2014 Network Research, which reported on the latest mobile device and OS share trends on the InMobi network. Here are some of the global highlights: Overall, in Q3 2014, the volume of impressions on the InMobi...

Posted on October 29, 2014
By Shamala DN

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October

Google Install_Referrer: A Mixed Blessing?

To many, the world of mobile ad attribution might look complex and patchy, where two of the most popular mobile tracking parameters: Device Identifiers and Device Fingerprinting, are fighting a constant battle between maximum inventory cove...

Posted on October 27, 2014
By Aksha Kini

22

October

The Dev Masterclass Series: The “How the Hell Do I Choose App Store ...

One of the most important tools of your app marketing campaign (with or without paid acquisition) is Keyword Optimization (KWO). With it, you'll improve your keyword pool, i.e., the collection of words on your app's metadata that are scanne...

Posted on October 22, 2014
By Evaldo Rossi , Guest Author

17

October

​Brands, unwrap your holiday season gift!

It is that time of the year that Brands and shopaholics look forward to. This holiday season, more than any other, Brands can look forward to a powerful gift; for shopping is all set to be mobile-fueled. eMarketer estimates that US mob...

Posted on October 17, 2014
By Shamala DN

16

October

We Surveyed Digital Advertising Buyers About Their Mobile Native Plans...

InMobi and Rubicon Project conducted a Survey on Mobile Native Advertising and how brand and agencies are thinking about mobile native advertising. The results are in, and here are some of the key insights we found: Most (44%) brands and a...

Posted on October 16, 2014
By Chetan Raghav

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September

7 Tips to Map Out Your Next Geo-Fencing Strategy

Last month, I indulged in a Parisian gastro-tour. Before traveling, I carefully selected only the most elite restaurants for each of my reservations. Amass. Check. Le Atelier de Joel Robuchon. Check. The list went on. With a plethora ...

Posted on September 30, 2014
By Emily Basileo

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September

The Global App-ortunity: In-App Mobile Ads Outperform Mobile Web Ads 4...

The numbers are in! InMobi’s State of App Monetization Series provides network insights for app developers and publishers. Through analysis of billions of impressions served each month, these reports showcase the latest trends within th...

Posted on September 30, 2014
By Emily Basileo

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September

App downloads on iOS are 85% more expensive compared to Android

App developers today face a challenging mobile app economy. With over 2 million apps available between Google and Apple’s app store, and over 110 billion app downloads, competition for has never been more fierce.We took a close look at ap...

Posted on September 19, 2014
By Pooja Kalloor

09

September

iOS 8 Beta Adoption Was Slower Than iOS 7 Beta - A Sign Of Things To C...

As the world awaited the iOS 8 release with bated breath, we at InMobi did some gearing up of our own. We analysed the iOS 8 beta adoption amongst developers who have access to the beta version of the release to see how it fared against i...

Posted on September 09, 2014
By Pooja Kalloor

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