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Dynamic Preloads India

Bolster Your User Acquisition Strategy by Incorporating a Dynamic Preloads Campaign via OEM advertising

The Smartphone industry in India is projected to grow by 7.20% in the next five years, with a resulting market volume of 234.50 million units, amounting to US$59.08 billion by 2028. This can be attributed to multiple factors, such as an increase in disposable income, a strongly associated socio-economic status and rapid innovation chief amongst them. In 2024, the segment is expected to grow by 5.9%. (Source: Statista). It thus comes as no surprise that mobile advertising spending is expected to reach 78% of the total digital marketing expenditure by 2023. (Source: Statista). In April 2023, the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) currently led by Xiaomi, closely followed by Vivo, Oppo, Realme, OnePlus and others occupied approximately 80.42% of the smartphone market share in India. (Source: Statcounter). This opens up a big opportunity for app developers to utilize mobile OEM advertising and in particular the option of Dynamic Preloads campaigns, for apps and brands looking at maximizing their mobile marketing campaigns against the backdrop of a highly competitive and saturated market.

Dynamic Preloads  presents a highly targeted on-device customer acquisition channel wherein brands collaborate with OEMs, with  device manufacturers dynamically prompting users to download their app upon activation of new devices. Dynamic preloads ensure a smooth user journey, from prompt to app download, significantly increasing app awareness and download rates.

What makes Dynamic Preloads a promising channel to leverage by app marketers.

Scalability and Targetability: India is the second largest smartphone market, with 2022 seeing smartphone shipments reaching 144.3 million units. With the mobile industry innovating at an unprecedented rate, app marketers should turn to dynamic preloads, as it provides access to focused and strategic targeting of this huge prospective user base.

Measurable and Optimizable: The effectiveness of Dynamic Preloads can be accurately gauged with mobile attribution KPIs providing the value of each channel, mapping the user journey, and drawing actionable insights based on demographics, geo-location,. Additionally, Dynamic Preloads allow for quicker turnaround from app launch to app discovery, as apps can be discovered by the user as part of a Dynamic Preloads campaign, making for a quicker turnaround as compared to discovering an app organically.

Relatively Lower CAC and positive ROAS: Marketers are always hustling to reduce the overall customer acquisition costs (CAC) for their brand campaigns. Strategically approaching and optimizing Dynamic Preloads on various OEMs can ensure an overall low CAC and a positive return on advertising spend (ROAS).

Dynamic Preloads allow advertisers to pay for Cost per Install (CPI) allowing advertisers to secure CPI prices at a lower cost, shielding them from the fluctuating prices borne out of seasonality, more commonly seen in display ad pricing from traditional providers such as Google and Facebook.  making it essential for marketers to align their focus to an ecosystem that has grown more agile, quick, flexible, and affordable with the arrival of dynamic preloads.

User Choice: Unlike Traditional Preloads, Dynamic Preloads work through user consent, as users would have to opt-in to downloading the app. This makes every install of the app very deliberate and moves away from the model of forcing an app onto a user without their consent, more typically known as bloatware.

Up-to-date: Unlike Traditional Preloads where the app is preinstalled months before the phone hits store shelves, Dynamic Preloads only downloads the latest version of the app upon user consent, ensuring that the user is interacting with the latest version of the app

Improves Organic Ranking: A surprising yet welcome side-effect of using Dynamic Preloads is the fact that an apps’ organic ranking can be elevated, as the nature of this solution requires the app to be downloaded directly from the Google Play Store, thus affecting the Play Store numbers.

First Mover Advantage: Being the first app in a particular app category allows users to discover the app faster. This can translate to loyalty to the app if the users now convert to using the app.

Incorporating a Dynamic Preloads campaign into your user acquisition strategy

  1. Set attainable goals and a realistic budget: Realistic goal setting is key to strategizing any user acquisition campaign. Set a definite install target based on the specifics of the target audience and reach capabilities of various channels in the marketing mix. Based on the industry average CAC for a particular OEM, marketers can zero in on the required budget based on their goals and targets. An additional factor that also needs to be considered while setting up targets and budgets, is the minimum per-day download threshold set by different OEMs.
  2. Select OEMs and devices carefully: Conduct research on which OEMs are widely used by the brand’s target audience, together with the  app’s organic performance on the different app stores. A marketer can then select a combination of OEMs and devices it would like to run their Dynamic Preloads campaign. These factors would also help determine budget distribution amongst various OEMs.
  3. Attribute Installs to Dynamic Preloads/Pre-Install campaigns: With the help of the right mobile measurement partner (MMP), brands should strategise and continually monitor the performance of their campaign across different OEM advertising channels by tracking downloads and engagement levels both pre and post app installation. 
  4. Setting the Right Attribution Window: To measure the optimal quality of your preload campaign, it is essential to set the right attribution window. There are often delays between launching the campaign and seeing any user action, and as such a short attribution window could lead to misattribution or seeing no results in the campaign at all. Thus, the minimum recommended window should be set at 60 days.
  5. Measure the Results and Optimize: Tracking data and analyzing insights will help in understanding campaign shortfalls and allow for optimization by improving placements and creatives or redirecting resources towards better performing segments, locations or devices. Ongoing monitoring and the right optimizations will lead to a greater ROI
  6. Take an integrated marketing approach: Though a particular channel might perform better than another, it is essential to take an integrated marketing approach encompassing various channels, to maximize paid as well as organic results.  

The projected statistics and capabilities of Mobile OEMs clearly state the importance of utilizing these alternative app stores to reach high-quality untapped users at scale. To stay on top of their game, advertisers and marketers should leverage this channel’s potential by strategically incorporating Dynamic Preloads in their mobile marketing mix. Expert agencies such as AVOW that have close partnerships with Smartphone OEMs can help brands and app developers by providing them greater visibility and the opportunity to become a ‘go-to’ app for new users. These agencies not only effectively assist marketers in reaching their user acquisition goals but also help them launch their apps on different mobile OEMs with specific geo-targeting for the selected markets. 

Want to learn more about how Dynamic Preloads can work for you? Contact us to find out more!


Xiaomi MiAds Appoints AVOW as its Core Agency in India

AVOW, the specialist in mobile OEM on-device user acquisition, has  been appointed by Xiaomi MiAds, a leading mobile Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), as its official core agency of user growth and customer success solutions in India. 

This partnership empowers app developers and brands looking to use mobile OEM  advertisement to achieve incremental growth by making inroads into Xiaomi's massive loyal user base through AVOW in the world’s most populous country. Furthermore, this cooperation adds India as the 4th key region represented by AVOW, making the firm the only agency worldwide to represent Xiaomi MiAds in four areas, which also includes EMEA, SEA, and LATAM, at once.  

AVOW stood out for its exceptional undertaking of media business activities and  exemplary customer service for Xiaomi's Ad Platform (Mi Ads) in India and other  markets. AVOW will operate as one of the main point of contact, managing a 360- degree execution of mobile advertising campaigns on Xiaomi's Ad Platform - from  launching apps on GetApps marketplace, and booking dynamic preload campaigns to, media buying and campaign optimization.  

"We are thrilled to be named the core agency again for Xiaomi. Building on our success  in EMEA, SEA, and LATAM, our key partnership with Xiaomi MiAds extends to India.  Strengthening our alliances will allow us to offer more exclusive opportunities for mobile  marketers to access Xiaomi's strong presence in the country. India is a dynamic market,  and we are committed to helping marketers with greater access to the untapped user  audience and eventually make mobile OEM advertising a default part of every  marketers' marketing mix", says Ashwin Shekhar, Co-founder, and CRO of AVOW.  

MiAds is Xiaomi’s global advertising platform, which is one of the core services of  Xiaomi’s international internet business. MiAds covers 100+ markets worldwide, is supported in 70 languages, and offers reach to 420 million+ quality monthly active users worldwide excluding mainland China. The platform provides a multi-faceted advertising portal through proprietary apps like Mi Browser, Mi Music, Themes, Mi Video, and its official proprietary app store GetApps. In addition, Xiaomi allows marketers to accurately locate target audiences and convert their users into brand's customers through multiple targeting options. 

Sharing his views on this association, Bono Wu, Head of Channel Partnership & Direct  Sales of EU and LATAM, International Internet Business Department, Xiaomi, said, "We  are glad to have AVOW onboard as our core agency in India. AVOW's exceptional work in the Indian market and beyond has led us to continue our fruitful partnership. The combination of Xiaomi’s system-level empowerment to MiAds on MIUI and AVOW's deep expertise will be truly beneficial to our mutual clients.” 

AVOW has established a strong market presence by collaborating with leading Indian  brands like Amazon Prime, Unacademy, UpGrad, Byju's, MoneyTap, Avail, and WazirX.  With its headquarters in Berlin (Germany), AVOW has expanded and strengthened its  global presence by opening offices in India, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Brazil, the  Philippines, France, Spain to serve its sizable clientele in those markets. In 2022,  AVOW was ranked and recognized for the 6th time in AppsFlyer's Performance Index. Combining expert knowledge with AVOW AI, their proprietary tech solution, AVOW fosters smart media buying and targeting, allowing clients to reach their user acquisition KPIs and goals.

Come talk to our team in India to find out how we can help you scale your app with Xiaomi.


Weathering the tracking storm in this new normal with mobile oem advertising- A primer for mobile marketers

Weathering the Tracking Storm in this New Normal with Mobile OEM Advertising: A Primer for Mobile Marketers

It’s been 18 months since Apple rolled out its App Tracking Transparency (ATT) framework,  mandating iOS apps to ask user permission to track activity across apps and websites. The update has had a profound impact on the wider advertising industry, meaning brands can no longer ensure the accuracy of their targeting or see the true impact of what they are spending. As a result, according to the Wall Street Journal, nearly 50% of eCommerce advertisers polled had decreased spend on Facebook by more than 25%. More broadly, data suggests that Apple’s updates have also led to a 40% reduction in the average mobile marketer’s ROI.

With advertisers spending less on these platforms, some have also attributed GAFA’s drop in stock prices and slowing revenue growth to these new privacy changes. Mobile industry thought leader, Eric Seufert, has even gone so far as to say that the new privacy headwinds, along with consumer preference changes, has created a “recession within the social media advertising economy”. But how big is the true impact of the tracking storm - and how can mobile marketers survive it? 

 

A safe bet to shift ad spend to Android?

 

Many advertisers have dealt with the ATT fallout by redirecting ad budgets to Android instead, where they can still benefit from user-level data. In fact, recent data shows that as much as 59% of US and UK marketers are increasing spend on Android, while decreasing what they spend on iOS.

But those marketers putting all their eggs in the Android basket should be on the lookout. Google is set to follow in Apple’s lead, after a recent announcement that it will remove access to Google Advertising ID. This is an ID generated by Android for a device, which is used for attribution, segmentation, and personalization - meaning running and optimizing campaigns will soon be as tricky on Android as they currently are on Apple. 

 

Alternative app stores as part of your marketing mix 


Luckily, there is an alternative to Apple and Android’s duopoly. Mobile Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are becoming an increasingly popular option for marketers who have reached a plateau advertising on GAFA, or who are unwilling to sink further ad spend into these channels. OEMs include the likes of Xiaomi, Vivo, Samsung, Oppo - and according to consultancy IDC, these four companies made up over 50% of global handset shipments in Q2 of 2022. These OEMs run their own dedicated app stores, called alternative app stores, where they can directly distribute applications to their customers - and brands can benefit from running effective, targeted ad campaigns. 

 

This is because OEMs have their own advertising ID, called Open Anonymous Device Identifier (OAID). OAIDs aren’t subject to the same privacy regulations as Apple and Android, meaning marketers can still run deterministic tracked campaigns. Beyond the targeting capabilities, OEMs also offer a wealth of quality, untapped users at lower prices, all in a fraud-free environment. This cost effectiveness is one of the biggest benefits of working with OEMs, particularly in the current economic climate. Forget cost-per-click models – with mobile OEMs, advertisers only pay for installs. 

 

Think mobile OEMs still form a niche market?


Think again: the industry has expanded rapidly over the last few years, with many mobile OEMs becoming the device of choice for consumers across APAC and western markets alike. Samsung is now the most popular smartphone brand in Europe overall, with a 32% market share, with Xiaomi and Oppo coming in third and fourth place respectively. Xiaomi is the most popular smartphone brand in Spain, with a market share of 28.5%. Don’t forget about Vivo and OPPO either: both are heavily investing in branding to strengthen their position. Vivo was one of the main sponsors of last year’s World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2020, while OPPO has sponsored the UEFA Champions League.

Mobile OEM users also tend to be highly-engaged and willing to open their wallets: in 2021, revenues for third-party stores averaged $36 compared to Google Play’s $42. As adoption of mobile OEMs continues to grow, it’s never been a better time to add alternative app stores to your marketing mix. A new competition law from the European Union has also forced Apple to allow alternative app stores on its iPhones and iPads, due to come into effect in 2024. Similar moves can be witnessed on Android where brand new devices from OEMs recently get shipped by default with the OEMs native app store. By opening their systems to competitors, brands can avoid Apple and Google’s gatekeeping while continuing to reach their growth goals. 

 

Would you like to learn more about how AVOW can help you weather the tracking storm with Mobile OEMs? Then contact us now to find out more!


What is the EU Digital Markets Act? How new regulations are set to dramatically impact the mobile OEM advertising landscape

What is the EU Digital Markets Act? How New Regulations are Set to Dramatically Impact the Mobile OEM Advertising Landscape

2022 was the year we started to address big tech’s monopoly seriously. While industry leaders have criticized these companies’ anti-competitive behavior for years, it wasn’t until recently that new regulations, lawsuits and investigations have forced them to comply. 

Among these is the EU Digital Markets Act (DMA), which was passed in spring of 2022. The landmark regulation targets digital gatekeepers, mandating they conduct their business in a fair and non-discriminatory way. Many of its policies are aimed specifically at the mobile ecosystem, ensuring competition between digital companies and breaking down Apple and Google’s grip on the mobile ecosystem. 

Before proceeding further, it is important to understand what and who mobile OEMs are, and the role that the DMA would and would not play in their business moving forward. Mobile OEMs, such as Xiaomi, Huawei, OPPO, and Vivo are mobile Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). These companies will not be significantly impacted by the DMA from a hardware business perspective. However, the DMA will cause these OEMs to focus even more on building their own app ecosystem.

The DMA will lead to the end of Google and Apple's monopoly, with phone manufacturers gaining more control over their advertising formats and search functions. Each phone manufacturer already has its own app store, but it was previously a challenge to install them as the default app store on their devices. Google unofficially abused its market power, discouraging OEMs from investing resources in building their own app ecosystems.

The DMA disrupts the current status quo, offering alternatives and promoting competition, resulting in greater freedom for app developers and less risk. In the past, if Google removed an app from their store, it meant the potential end for the developer, who would essentially be pushed out of the market.. With more competition however, developers can rely on alternative app stores and avoid such a risk.

In short, it means that: 

  • Apple and Google are set to allow alternative stores on their devices from late 2023, or face fines of up to 10% of their annual global revenue
  • The new legislation is set to be a boon for developers, who may no longer need to sacrifice a 30% cut of all in-app purchases currently made in the Apple and Google Play Store. Whilst OEM alternative app stores still take a cut, they are much more flexible and open to negotiations, unlike the rigid and unwavering app store policies of Apple and Google.
  • Calls from industry leaders around the world is set to further increase the adoption of mobile OEMs among developers and consumers alike 

The Apple and Google monopoly: The beginning of the end? 

 

 To better understand Apple and Google’s dominance, we need to go back to the advent of the App and Google Play Store over 15 years ago. From the start, both companies implemented a 30% cut on all in-app purchases made within their app stores. They also prohibited any third-party billing processing for apps looking to sidestep these fees. This has been one of the primary drivers of growth for both companies in recent years, but has had a real impact on app developers’ profits. 

Three years ago, game developer Epic Games sued both Apple and Google for taking such a large cut of their sales. Other industry leaders, including Facebook and Spotify, have also spoken out against the fees. Among growing resentment from companies and consumers alike against big tech, it was time for regulators to step in.

Enforcement of the European Union's DMA is expected to begin in mid-2024, and the big gatekeepers, as the law refers to them, face fines of up to 10% of annual global revenue for violations. Apple and Google have already outlined how they will comply with the EU’s new competition laws: in Apple’s case, the company is now preparing to allow alternative app stores on its iPhones and iPads from late-2023. Google will be required to do the same, meaning users can install apps away from the companies’ App and Google Play Store. However it is important to note that unlike Apple’s walled garden approach, which outright forbade alternative app stores, Google used their position as a market leader to gatekeep and essentially handicap mobile OEMs and their alternative app stores. Google did this by:

  • Not allowing alternative app stores on the Google Play Store
  • Not allowing alternative app stores to be preinstalled on their phones
  • Preventing the search bar present on the Android home screen to be used by Mobile OEMs for their own commercial use

 Neither company has yet outlined plans on how they will integrate alternative payment systems, but it’s clear that developers - and the law - will no longer tolerate app stores taking such big cuts of their profits. 

Opening the gates to mobile OEMs 

 

 With the enforcement of the DMA, we can expect a huge increase in the adoption of alternative appstores - both by developers and consumers - in the next few years. Xiaomi is currently fast tracking it’s plan to roll out Xiaomis GetApps store world wide. By end of Q2 Xiaomi’s GetApps will be rolled out to all EU geos, by EOY world wide.

The legislation is a huge boon for users, who will be able to benefit from more choice and lower prices. Developers will have newfound freedom of choice, making it far easier to launch, scale and profit from their apps. While the regulation remains only EU-wide so far, mobile thought leader John Koetsier suggested that the Digital Markets Act could well “break the App Store model”. He also mentions that “while it may take years to establish trust and brand awareness [in mobile OEMs, eventually they will constitute a viable alternative to the platform defaults.” 

However, as alternative app stores gain more traction within Europe, it’s expected that mobile OEMs will also change their billing solutions. This could mean either making their proprietary payment models mandatory, or continue allowing the use of third-party payment solutions in return for a smaller revenue share.

There are already calls from industry leaders to extend the regulation beyond the confines of the European Union. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney showed support for the policy, tweeting that U.S. Congress should pass proposed legislation similar to DMA, or it "would leave American developers in serfdom”. India's Competition Commission recently announced it was fining Google $161.5 million for abusing its dominant position in multiple markets in the Android ecosystem and ordered the company to open it up to competition. South Korea passed a law that would force Apple and Google to allow developers to use third-party payment platforms, and in Japan, Apple had to agree to a major change in policy to end an investigation. 

With increasing pressure facing both companies, it’s clear that the new laws will significantly impact adoption of mobile OEMs - meaning it’s never been a better time to integrate alternative app stores into your marketing mix. There is a wealth of opportunity for marketers who tap the vast distribution opportunities offered by alternative app stores, and it’s only set to get bigger in the years to come. 

Want to learn more about what this could mean for you and your app? Want to unlock an untapped audience and reach new scaling heights? Then contact us to find out more!

 


mobile revolution for ramadan 2023

Embracing the Mobile Revolution for Ramadan 2023

Adding alternative app stores to the mobile marketing mix to access untapped audiences

Ramadan is a month-long observance that occurs once a year in the Islamic calendar. It is a time when Muslims around the world fast from dawn to sunset and engage in spiritual and charitable practices, where families come together to break their fast, share meals, and strengthen their bonds.

As an app marketer, it is important to understand the significance of Ramadan and how it affects the behavior of the community. The month is known for its festive atmosphere and social gatherings, as well as its spiritual and charitable practices, making it a prime time for app marketers to engage with the community.

In this article, we’ll explore valuable insights and tips for app marketers to thrive during Ramadan 2023 by using Mobile OEMs to diversify their marketing mix, ensuring that your app gets the attention it deserves while being culturally relevant and sensitive to users’ needs.

Unraveling Mobile App Usage Trends During Ramadan

Increased App Usage and Installs During the Holy Month

The month of Ramadan sees a significant increase in mobile app usage as people spend more time indoors and engage in spiritual and religious activities. This trend can be observed across various app categories, including: 

  • Gaming
  • Entertainment
  • E-commerce 
  • Finance 

During Ramadan 2022, global app installs saw an increase of 7%, with Muslim majority countries showing an 18% increase in app installs.

 

mobile revolution for ramadan 2023
Source: Adjust, 2023

The three verticals that saw the most growth during Ramadan in Muslim majority countries:

  • Entertainment (37%) 
  • Fintech (22%)
  • E-commerce (17%)

Ramadan in South East Asia (SEA)

In countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, Hari Raya celebrations tend to be more pronounced during the start and the end of Ramadan, when the Hari Raya Puasa celebrations are held. According to data from Appsflyer,

  • Installs for finance apps in Malaysia were doubled during the peak of Ramadan. 
  • During Hari Raya Puasa celebrations, purchases from shopping apps tripled from pre-Ramadan numbers. 

With Hari Raya holidays lasting for several days in Malaysia, it is advisable for brands to concentrate their shopping promotions for this particular period. 

  • Social apps also saw an over 50% increase in In-App Purchases (IAP) revenue during the Hari Raya holidays in Malaysia, 
  • The end of Ramadan saw an increase in gaming IAP revenue, doubling from the beginning of Ramadan. 
  • Singapore also saw an uptick in gaming IAP revenue, with numbers more than double that of the first week of Ramadan.

This makes Hari Raya the best time to focus on revenue and user acquisition campaigns for both social and gaming apps in Malaysia.

Focus on Indonesia

Indonesia is the world’s largest Muslim nation, and according to data.ai, is the 5th largest mobile market, with 7.7 billion app installs in 2022. Mobile OEMs with AVOW cover almost 70% of the Indonesian Android market, of the estimated 210 million smartphone users in the country.  Ramadan is a particularly important time in Indonesia, culminating with Hari Raya Lebaran celebrations. App growth also saw a considerable spike during this time in 2022 according to data from Adjust, as seen in the table below.

mobile revolution for ramadan 2023
Source: Adjust, 2023
  • Finance apps installs and In-app Purchase (IAP) revenues both saw huge surges in particular close to the end of Ramadan and the beginning of the Hari Raya holidays.
  • Employees in Indonesia receive a legally mandated bonus (THR), which correlates to the increased spending during this time.
  • Gaming  saw similar surges in the latter part of Ramadan, and during the Hari Raya Lebaran holidays as the increased free time meant more users were downloading and playing games
  • Appsflyer data showed that remarketing for gaming apps surged over 4 times during this period, as developers attempted to remarket to the new users acquired during Ramadan.
  • Shopping apps in Indonesia saw a spike just before and at the start of Ramadan, in anticipation for the Hari Raya Lebaran holidays, before tapering off as Ramadan progresses
  • Shopping app revenue saw an increase in the last week of Ramadan. 
  • Social apps saw a 30% increase in app installs, as the holidays meant a greater focus in connecting with friends and family from all over the country and around the world, with IAP revenue spiking in the final week

Marketers for shopping apps should focus their efforts to drive installs before Ramadan begins, and then pivot to focusing on in-app deals as the Hari Raya Lebaran holidays near.

Change in Peak Usage Times

App usage patterns change during Ramadan, with peak times shifting to early morning and late evening. This change occurs as users adapt their daily routines to accommodate fasting and prayer schedules. Marketers should adjust their ad campaigns and in-app engagement strategies to cater to these new peak hours, ensuring their messages reach users when they are most active.

Tips to Boost Your App Marketing Strategy During Ramadan

  • Create culturally relevant content that resonates with your audience. This includes showcasing special offers, promotions, or features specifically designed for the holy month of Ramadan.
  • Focus on user acquisition through tailored advertising (ad) campaigns and promotions. Utilize targeted ads that appeal to users during Ramadan and highlight the benefits of using your app in this period.
  • Engage users with special in-app events, challenges, or rewards that cater to users’ preferences and habits during this month.
  • Optimize ad spend and campaigns to focus on the most relevant ad formats and platforms for your target audience. Mobile OEMs and their alternative app stores provide that platform, with OEM market share in SEA standing at 67%, and Indonesia Android market share at 69%, Utilizing alternative app stores is the best way forward to optimize your ad spend.

How Can Mobile OEMs Help Brands and App Developers During Ramadan

Mobile OEMs with AVOW have a global market share of 54% of the Android market. These mobile OEMs have their own app stores for their devices, also known as alternative app stores, and resell their inventory, thus enabling mobile app developers and marketers to leverage the vast user bases they own during the month of Ramadan in 2023. Mobile OEMs get apps in front of billions of viewers globally, and with a market share of 67% in SEA, they can help mobile marketers reach closer to their app’s user acquisition goals. Ramadan events create millions of daily viewers and are an excellent opportunity for app marketers to tap into markets of such colossal potential where they can get access to the most relevant users in various categories with mobile OEMs and generate user action on their apps. 

Some of the top advantages for mobile marketers to consider advertising their apps with Mobile OEMs during Ramadan – 

  1. With mobile OEM app advertising, mobile marketers can leverage an exclusive app store featuring per day and specific dates with multiple advertising formats such as video ads, rewarded ads, native ads, and banner ads with unique ad placements. Plan your marketing push ahead of time, and feature the most relevant ads during the peak usage times during Ramadan. 
  2. Get exclusive screen takeovers with splash ads so marketers can show the best of their apps on the entire smartphone screen in a video format to create instant brand awareness and interest among users. 
  3. Make way for Appographic Targeting to help promote apps to users with similar interests beyond category and ownership to elevate app install rates. 
  4. Mobile OEMs offer customized push notifications to target high-value users during special Ramadan events to enable app discovery, as there is a 72.71% YoY growth for gaming apps. Send custom notifications for dedicated in game Ramadan events to increase engagement and In-App Purchases (IAP) spend.
  5. Explore PMP deals at private marketplaces (PMPs) with mobile OEMs. Marketers can bid on suggested inventories for a specific time, such as the start or end of Ramadan, to get the best out of their user acquisition campaigns.
  6. Mobile OEMs provide brand-safe, fraud-free, and more cost-effective opportunities for mobile marketers due to lower CPIs, thus offering the same benefits as 3rd party networks such as Google and Facebook. 
  7. Mobile OEMs also offer app store features that provide high visibility for sales campaigns.
  8. And the ability to retarget users with discount codes to increase engagement before and after the Ramadan season.

Not only do mobile OEMs and their alternative app stores offer all these benefits to mobile marketers in various categories during the Ramadan season, but are also a great alternative source to find fresh new users that one should not miss irrespective of the app category.

Seize the Opportunities Presented by Ramadan with AVOW

Ramadan 2023 offers app marketers a golden opportunity to connect with users and grow their business. By understanding the unique consumption habits during this time, creating culturally relevant content, and optimizing your marketing strategies, you can ensure your app stands out from the competition and enjoys a successful Ramadan season. Stay ahead of the curve and make the most of this opportunity to strengthen your brand and reach new untapped audiences with AVOW.

Book a consultation with us today and learn how mobile OEM advertising can amplify your user acquisition goals!