iStrategy - The Realities of Mobile App Tracking & Attribution


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The Realities of Mobile App Tracking & Attribution

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iStrategy - The Realities of Mobile App Tracking & Attribution

  1. 1. Peter Hamilton CEO at HasOffers @peterhamilton
  2. 2. Realities of Mobile App Attribution
  3. 3. We all know the trends... Mobile Advertising is growing at nearly 100% Year over Year. 2013 $7.29 Billion (predicted) 2017 $27.13 Billion (predicted)
  4. 4. 80% of smartphone usage is "In-App"
  5. 5. Mobile Apps VS. Internet and TV
  6. 6. Which means...
  7. 7. App Advertising is Exploding!
  8. 8. The big spenders.
  9. 9. The up and comers.
  10. 10. Biggest Mobile Advertising Channels
  11. 11. Just one problem...
  12. 12. How do you track app installs? Cookies?
  13. 13. Cookies don’t work with mobile apps.
  14. 14. Instead we need other identifiers. Tracking Link/URL App Store Redirect App Install/Open DEVICE IDENTIFIERS collected including Apple's IFA, Android ID, etc. The user is redirected to the iTunes App Store or Google Play. User opens the app for the first time. Web traffic includes header information such as IP address, Device Type, Device OS, etc. An SDK in app collects DEVICE IDENTIFIERS for matching.
  15. 15. 100’s of Partners with Mobile SDKs Virtually every potential mobile advertising partner has an SDK. The shear resources required for implementing more than one, maintaining, and still keeping app performance up is impossible.
  16. 16. Attribution analytics for mobile apps.
  17. 17. Advertising Flow w/ a Mobile App SDK
  18. 18. Clicks from MULTIPLE Publishers
  19. 19. Standard “last click” attribution The industry standard carrying over from the web is to give publishers credit for providing the last credit before the user downloads an app, makes a purchase, or drives a result. One central attribution technology prevents overlapping or duplicate conversion.
  20. 20. Verifying the last click
  21. 21. {Postbacks} - Closing the Loop Close the loop with your advertising partners by pushing conversion/install information as well as in-app events to your advertising partners.
  22. 22. Test Test Test... and test again That means testing your app attribution before you push it live to the app store as well as test each channel before you launch a campaign live. This will lower the amount of discrepancies you may deal with later.
  23. 23. If you don’t you’ll end up with this...
  24. 24. Comparing Performance and LTV You need real-time reports to quickly test new campaigns, make adjustments, and study the LTV of your marketing and advertising.
  25. 25. Lifetime Value per Channel (LTV)
  26. 26. Current mobile analytics solutions
  27. 27. Unbiased Attribution ● Conflict of interest with publisher partners. ● Attributes to the last click. ● Works with any advertising partners. ● Allows you to easily add new partners. ● Valuable for internal cross promotion. ● You own the data.
  28. 28. You own the data. All customer/user level data belongs to you, the advertiser. The data you collect with an unbiased platform falls inline with your own privacy policy. You decide who you share information with and how.
  29. 29. So what’s next in app attribution?
  30. 30. Any questions?
  31. 31. Peter Hamilton CEO at HasOffers @peterhamilton