Twitter is a great source of traffic for your mobile app, but getting the right users at scale can be a challenge. Running untargeted campaigns can drive higher volumes, however, it risks pushing ads to users that are uninterested in your app, resulting in lower CTRs and higher acquisition costs. Targeting keywords, on the other hand, can give you a highly qualified user, but can result in low volume and highly volatile week-to-week performances that require constant maintenance to keep up with current keywords.

Scotts, long synonymous with lawn care has also been trying to become synonymous with mobile. The well-established brand refreshed their mobile app earlier this year, and turned to Fiksu to help them promote it. The app provides all kinds of advice and guidance on how to grow a beautiful lawn, including when to buy lawn care products like fertilizer and weed control.

This month we finally can report a slight drop in the numbers – in both mobile marketing costs and app downloads – which may come as a welcome relief for marketers. App install volume of the top 200 free iOS apps decreased 17 percent to 6.7 million, according to the Fiksu App Store Competitive Index. Along with falling downloads were declining costs, as May’s cost per loyal user of $2.47 was down 10 percent since last month.

We are thrilled to share the news that for the second year in a row, The American Business Awards, the nation’s premier business awards program, recognized Fiksu’s stellar work. We were named a Gold Stevie Winner in the Mobile Marketing Campaign of the Year category for our work on American Well's telehealth app campaign.

About a month ago, Facebook announced they will no longer allow advertisers access to device-level reporting. Specifically, advertisers won't be able to get access to the device IDs of users found through Facebook ads. While this is a big change for advertisers using those IDs directly, there's an important distinction that some commentary seems to be missing.

In addition to the new product introductions and updates, Apple's WWDC is also a good source for new killer stats about all things Apple—and about the App Store in particular. Here are a few of our favorites from 2015, in graphic format.

By 2017 mobile is predicted to account for nearly three quarters of US digital ad spend, making it one of the most far-reaching and effective platforms to target consumers.

But mobile advertising didn’t arrive overnight. It’s the culmination of years of marketer trial and error, combining advancements in four key areas:

There have been some rumblings recently that Apple made a change to how apps get featured within the App Store’s "Featured" tab. This came after Apple changed the names of the “New” and “What’s Hot” lists to “Best New Games” and “All Time Greats”, amongst others.

Two years ago, Facebook threw a karate chop to the gut of the mobile marketing industry by creating revolutionary tools for mobile app marketers. Yesterday, Google responded with a one-two punch of its own, addressing both the demand side and supply side of the market.

As the proverb goes, “April showers bring May flowers,” and the same may be true for marketers in April. While this past month represented another expensive one for mobile, particularly on a year-over-year viewpoint, it also may prove to be very fruitful. As leading brands heightened their focus on strategic mobile spending and higher-value targeting, loyalty rates of app users (and the cost to acquire a loyal user) has improved slightly.

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