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Today’s mobile-first world is evolving like never before to serve the clients with specific services required to them. Agencies are capitalizing on every opportunity to recreate their brand image in a whole new light. Being a prominent mobile marketing agency is no cakewalk as branding comes to those who offer what clients ask for. It requires every brand to interact with the clients the way users want the assistance. And the way brands interact with the clients and the prospects impacts their images in the market. Mobile app landscape is highly competitive today but there are brands that are excelling the marked territory with their ever-advancing services.
MobileAppDaily finds immense pleasure in casting such organizations into its list. We have always remained distinguished when spreading nows around mobile app agencies through our reports. This time we descended on the field to search for the best companies owing to their abilities to offer services. We got in touch with some service providers, connected with the clients to know their specific choices and talked to them to know their feedback on agencies to rank the companies in our list. This list includes the global contenders known to provide influential services. Here are the insights from the ground report and this time we have jotted down globally ranked Top Mobile Marketing Agencies based on their services but not in any priority order.
App Promo helps the clients with the business of Apps. App Promo offers a complete suite of services including strategy and monetization services across iOS, Android, and Windows. When it comes to ad campaigns, the agency takes the specific approach to offer the services to the clients. The company holds expertise in rooting the campaign ideas and to deliver growth to the apps from such campaigns. App Promo takes a number of approaches including PR, paid media promotions to offer the services from the industry experts.
App Promo also works to improve the strategies in order to give its clients the work satisfaction. App Promo is prominent to design app promotion techniques, ASO Practices, digital app marketing services and other similar services. The CEO Gary Yentin takes the personal interest in designing and offering the services to the clients.
App Promo Services: App Strategy, App Marketing, App Monetization, App Store optimization
Tagline: Rapid solutions with lasting results
Apple’s App Store continues to outpace Google Play on revenue. In the first half of the year, the App Store generated nearly double the revenue of Google Play on half the downloads, according to a new report from Sensor Tower out today. In terms of dollars and cents, that’s $22.6 billion in worldwide gross app revenue on the App Store versus $11.8 billion for Google Play – or, 1.9 times more spent on the App Store compared with what was spent on Google Play.
This trend is not new. Apple’s iOS store has consistently generated more revenue than its Android counterpart for years due to a number of factors – including the fact that Android users historically have spent less on apps than iOS users, as well as the fact that there are other Android app stores consumer can shop – like the Amazon Appstore or Samsung Store, for example. In addition, Google Play is not available in China, but Apple’s App Store is.
Last year, consumer spending on the App Store reached $38.5 billion, again nearly double that of Google Play’s $20.1 billion.
As the new figures for the first half of 2018 indicate, consumer spending is up this year.
Sensor Tower estimates it has increased by 26.8 percent on iOS compared with the same period in 2017, and it’s up by 29.7 percent on Google Play.
The growth in spending can be partly attributed to subscription apps like Netflix, Tencent Video, and even Tinder, as has been previously reported.
Subscription-based apps are big businesses these days, having helped to boost app revenue in 2017 by 77 percent to reach $781 million, according to an earlier study. Netflix was also 2017’s top non-game app by revenue, and recently became ranked as the top (non-game) app of all-time by worldwide consumer spend, according to App Annie’s App Store retrospective.
Many of the other all-time top apps following Netflix were also subscription-based, including Spotify (#2), Pandora (#3), Tencent Video (#4), Tinder (#5), and HBO NOW (#8), for example.
And Netflix is again the top non-game app by consumer spending in the first half of 2018, notes Sensor Tower.
Game spending, however, continues to account for a huge chunk of revenue.
Consumer spending on games grew 19.1 percent in the first half of 2018 to $26.6 billion across both stores, representing roughly 78 percent of the total spent ($16.3 billion on the App Store and $10.3 billion on Google Play). Honor of Kings from Tencent, Monster Strike from Mixi, and Fate/Grand Order from Sony Aniplex were the top grossing games across both stores.
App downloads were also up in the first half of the year, if by a smaller percentage.
Worldwide first-time app installs grew to 51 billion in 1H18, or up 11.3 percent compared with the same time last year, when downloads were then 45.8 billion across the two app stores.
Facebook led the way on this front with WhatsApp, Messenger, Facebook and Instagram as the top four apps across both the App Store and Google Play combined. The most downloaded games were PUBG Mobile from Tencent, Helix Jump from Voodoo, and Subway Surfers from Kiloo.
Google Play app downloads were up a bit more (13.1 percent vs iOS’s 10.6 percent) year-over-year due to Android’s reach in developing markets, reaching 36 billion. That’s around 2.4 times the App Store’s 15 billion.
Despite this, Apple’s platform still earned more than double the revenue with fewer than half the downloads, which is remarkable. And it can’t all be chalked up to China. (The country contributed about 31.7 percent of the App Store revenue last quarter, or $7.1 billion, to give you an idea.)
Sensor Tower tells TechCrunch that even if China was removed from the picture, the App Store would have generated $15.4 billion gross revenue for first half of 2018, which is still about 30 percent higher than Google Play’s $11.8 billion.
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Job: App Store optimization (ASO) specialist
The role: Similar to a search engine optimization (SEO) specialist, only confined to the Google Play Store and Apple App Store environments, ASO specialists are responsible for landing their clients as close to the top of the results page in relevant searches as possible.
A relatively new discipline within the mobile marketing industry, ASO specialists can increase an app’s search ranking by adjusting the description, icon, video and image previews as well as other elements when presented in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
“It’s a lot of data analysis; you’re comparing the app with its peers,” explained Gary Yentin, chief executive and founder of Toronto-based mobile marketing agency App Promo. “If you’re an application in the calendar space, you’re going to be mapping yourself against competitors in the calendar space, seeing what their keywords are, seeing how they rank, seeing what they wrote in their description, each of which is a data point you can use to evaluate your own application and hopefully increase its ranking.”
While there are some Canadian firms that specialize in ASO services, the majority of the industry operates within larger mobile or digital marketing agencies.
Salary: As a specialty within the mobile marketing industry, ASO specialists typically command a higher than average salary. “It would probably start around $50,000 [a year] and it can go up to $150,000, but it’s based on what you bring to the table,” said Mr. Yentin, explaining that an employee’s results are very easy to measure. “It’s driven by success, because you can show what you’ve achieved based on your campaigns. If they can show positive results they can [command a] higher salary.”
Education: The Apple App Store and Google Play Store are themselves hardly older than 10 years, and ASO has only really become a stand-alone profession in the past three or four, Mr. Yentin said , meaning there are few formal standards and educational programs.
Instead, the industry typically requires practitioners to have a university-level education in either computer science or marketing, and some experience in either SEO or mobile marketing more generally. “The best training in this field is hands-on training,” Mr. Yentin said.
Job prospects: While there are few companies that only offer ASO services, many larger mobile marketing firms have incorporated the service in recent years.
“There’s a lot of technology, app development, app marketing companies in Canada, but the reality is to have a successful business you need to be global. There just isn’t enough business in ASO in Canada to sustain a company of three to five people,” Mr. Yentin said.
Mr. Yentin does, however, believe that career opportunities will only increase as practitioners further establish their services as a competitive necessity within the wider mobile marketing industry.
Challenges: There are two primary challenges that ASO specialists contend with, first and foremost being the gradual nature of the work. “People want to see instant results, and like SEO, ASO takes time,” Mr. Yentin said.
Another significant challenge, according to Mr. Yentin, is the ever-evolving arena in which ASO specialists work, as Apple and Google can make changes to their search algorithms at any time.
“You’re at their beck and call,” he said. “You really have to be up to date on what they’re doing … If you’re static in this environment, you’ll fail.”
Why they do it: ASO specialists typically have a passion for digital marketing and enjoy the added challenges that come with the confined space of the App Store and Play Store. “You can make small suggestions that have big results,” Mr. Yentin said. “It’s very rewarding to see how what you recommend produces results.”
Misconceptions: Mr. Yentin says many still confuse ASO and SEO, even within the digital marketing industry. Furthermore, he suggests many in the industry fail to appreciate how the practice differs from other roles that fall under the mobile marketing umbrella.
“It’s a specialty, you can’t just generalize it as mobile marketing, you need experience to do it,” Mr. Yentin said. “Saying any mobile marketer can do it is a misnomer; you need to earn your stripes by doing it on a regular basis.”
We here at App Promo are ecstatic to be included in this year’s list of New York leaders by Clutch. We are one of those companies who are paving the way in business and truly creating a name for themselves.
We have showed ourselves as strong contenders in the Social Media and App Marketing fields, and Clutch has seen that, and is honoring us for it. Clutch is a reviews and ratings firm that takes their specialized algorithms, and runs a variety of research and data on companies all over the world, and for this press release specifically, all over New York. They then take the time to not only look at numbers, but speak to our clients, and get a first-hand account of the work we have provided.
Our clients have said, “They were really proactive to show what they were accomplishing throughout every step.” And another said, “They’re excellent. They are hands-on and available anytime.”
After all this work that we have put in to delivering our clients the best, and Clutch, for putting in the research to name leaders of a variety of business service areas, we are absolutely thrilled with the benefits we are receiving. We also appear as a top social media company in New York on Clutch’s sister website The Manifest.
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