No matter what your goal is on mobile – whether you’re trying to get users to download your app, or raise awareness for your brand – audience targeting is key to achieving success. This typically includes targeting based on key characteristics like who someone is (gender, age, etc.) and what they like (travel, games, sports, etc.).

The much-anticipated Apple Watch is finally here, as early pre-orders have begun to arrive. Already, 3000 apps are available on the device, and 20 million units are predicted to be sold this year. The buzz is clearly at a peak for consumers, as well as marketers, who are eager to find out how they can capitalize on this newest mobile device.

It may not be surprising that 86% of senior-level marketers say it’s absolutely critical or very important to create a cohesive customer journey.

But in 2015, that isn’t quite as easy as it may have once been. As our new ebook describes, the customer journey in general, and more specifically how marketers track it, has gotten significantly more complicated.

The fact that programmatic buying is growing like crazy is not news. And neither is the notion that some marketers are leery of giving up control over their media buying to a computer. But I'm here to try and ease those concerns, specifically around the most popular type of programmatic buying: RTB.

Placement transparency

Le Figaro, the longest-running and largest newspaper in France, has, like many others, had to adapt with the times. Most recently, the company has made the move into mobile, launching an app to deliver the news to their customers whenever and wherever they need it.

To measure the effectiveness of paid app install marketing, advertisers need to track the performance of their ad creatives across multiple channels and targeting options. To do that, you need to use an ID-based, closed-loop attribution solution. There are two main ways to “close the loop” with paid campaigns, however: click-through and view-through attribution. How do you know which is right for your campaign? 

Click-through Attribution

Amwell, a free-to-download app created by American Well and launched in October 2013, gives Americans live video access to US board-certified doctors, therapists, and nutritionists 24/7/365 from a mobile device -- for just $49 per visit.

Today marks the official start of March Madness, college basketball’s biggest stage. Last year, 102 million viewers tuned in to the tournament to watch on average more than 6 hours of college hoops madness each.

But this event, like the Super Bowl, the Oscars, and so many other live events, is no longer just about television. People are increasingly engaging with these events via other devices and platforms. Here’s some proof:

It’s Monday morning and my alarm is sounding. Time to get up. I pick up my phone and with the touch of a few buttons I have turned off the alarm, turned on my lights and started my coffee maker. I walk into the kitchen and voice-activate my speakers, which tell me the weather and fill me in on the morning news.

If you haven’t been convinced you need an app by now, maybe last week’s announcement of the Apple Watch will finally do it. If Adobe is right in its estimate that 10% of iPhone and iPad users will have an Apple Watch in the next 18 months, then that’s 25 million people who will only be able to engage with your brand through their smartwatch if you have an app.