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Clutch Announces Top New York City Agencies & Developers of 2017

Ongoing research on leading B2B firms in New York identifies the top providers in the advertising, branding, public relations, social media management, SEO, pay-per-click, digital, mobile app development, and custom software development industries.

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Clutch announced the leading agencies and development firms of New York City in 2017. A B2B ratings and research firm, Clutch covers agencies and developers spanning multiple cities and countries, with a significant portion of companies hailing from New York. Clutch’s ongoing research features nine industries and identifies the leading organizations in each.

The leading firms by category are as follows:

Advertising agencies: Interplanetary, BrandTuitive, Fearless Media, Tronvig Group, Greater than One, milk*, The Miller Group, The O Group, The Byne Group, Piro, OpGen Media, Amp Agency, Your Majesty, Constructive, and Hungry.

Branding agencies: DMI (Digital Management, LLC.), Tenet Partners, BrandTuitive, GreyBox Creative, WANT Branding, Motto, Salt Branding, Tronvig Group, The O Group, IdeaWork Studios, Constructive, Interplanetary, Suits & Sandals, Ruckus, and Your Majesty.

Public relations firms: Bateman Group, Marketing Maven, Column Five, Right Angle PR, and The Byne Group.

Digital agencies: Blue Fountain Media, Momentum Design Lab, SEO Brand, R2integrated, Moburst, Greater Than One, York & Chapel, Blue Water, Socialfix Media, AMP Agency, HTML Pro, Digitalux, MultiVision Digital Production, Definition 6, and The Mechanism.

Social media marketing agencies: Social Diva Media, fishbat Media, App Promo, Boucher + Co, Fearless Media, Marketing Maven, Taktical, SEO Image, and The Miller Group.

SEO services firms: SEO Brand, SEO Image, Gvate, Clever Solution Inc., CommonMind, Liqui-Site, Trace Media Marketing, R2integrated, Digitalux, HTML Pro, AMP Agency, PBJ Marketing, 3Q Digital, Greater Than One, and Vector Media Group.

PPC (pay-per-click) management companies: CommonMind, R2integrated, Taktical, Vector Media Group, SEO Image, Search Marketing Group, PBJ Marketing, Clever Solution Inc., LiquiSite, Main Street ROI, SmartNet Solutions, Boucher + Co, Inovat, Trace Media Marketing, and E9 Digital.

Mobile app development companies: DMI, Dom & Tom, Five, Fueled, Majestyk, Fuzz, Tivix, Blue Label Labs, Prolific Interactive, Intrepid, Small Planet Digital, App Partner, MOBIKASA, Postlight, and InnoviMobile.

Custom software development companies: Icreon, Stride, Swiss Commerce, BrightStarr, Gramercy Tech, App Partner, Sensiple, Sunflower Lab, Small Planet Digital, Nolte, Worry Free Labs, Venture Aviator, TeliApp Corporation, RustyBrick, and thoughtbot.

New York City is known for being a global hub for advertising, design, and innovation. For this reason, it can be incredibly difficult for agencies to stand out among their competitors,” said Jenna Seter, Business Analyst at Clutch. “All of the companies featured today have proven themselves as leaders in their industries due to their commitment to clients, passion for work, and ability to generate results.”

Clutch identified the best agencies and developers in New York based on a long-standing methodology that maps service providers’ industry expertise against their ability to deliver quality results for clients.

Companies featured on Clutch are evaluated on their market presence (services, clients, and past projects), and by their clients through interviews conducted by Clutch analysts and published as reviews on their company profiles.

Clutch’s research is ongoing, and firms interested in being featured are encouraged to apply. Upcoming press releases will highlight industry leaders in the UK and Canada.

The full research can be found at:

https://clutch.co/agencies/new-york/leaders-matrix
https://clutch.co/agencies/branding/new-york/leaders-matrix
https://clutch.co/pr-firms/new-york/leaders-matrix
https://clutch.co/agencies/digital/nyc/research
https://clutch.co/agencies/social-media-marketing/new-york/leaders-matrix
https://clutch.co/seo-firms/new-york/research
https://clutch.co/agencies/ppc/new-york/leaders-matrix
https://clutch.co/developers/new-york/leaders-matrix
https://clutch.co/app-developers/nyc/leaders-matrix

About Clutch

A B2B research firm in the heart of Washington, DC, Clutch connects you with the agencies and software solutions that help you enhance your business and meet your goals. Our methodology maps agencies and software solutions based on consumer reviews, the types of services offered, and quality of work.

@AppPromo’s 3rd Annual Cyber Monday Sale.

@AppPromo is pleased to offer our clients new and old our 3rd Annual Cyber Monday Sale. Enjoy -15% of ASO (App Store Optimization), App Strategy, Monetization and App Preview Video services.  The sale is from now till the end of December so dont delay to claim your offer today!  cyber

Facebook App Center: 5 Common Questions Answered

A lot of our clients have been asking us about how to use Facebook App Center for app discovery, especially since Facebook officially rolled it out to all countries last week. We are big proponents of ensuring your app is everywhere it possibly can be in order to increase visibility and ultimately downloads and usage so adding Facebook’s App Center to the mix is definitely part of a winning strategy.

With every new store, however, comes new submission guidelines and review processes so we thought we would try to make it easier for you by answering the five most common questions about Facebook’s new app distribution center.

1. What is the Facebook App Center?

Facebook has rolled out a discovery area within their environment to promote web and mobile applications that utilize Facebook APIs. This is another great distribution center ala Amazon App Store for Android, GetJar etc. for developers to use to make sure they get their app noticed and downloaded. App Center is available for Facebook users both online and on mobile.

2. Why Should I Publish my App here?

Facebook is the world’s leading social network. They have integrated social sharing into the App Center which means that not only can people search and find your app in the Facebook environment but once a person finds you, your app will benefit from the social reach of their network and their network’s network similar to having a Facebook Page or running a Facebook ad. In essence, Facebook App Center gives you the tools you need to help your app go viral.

In addition, Facebook has integrated Send to Mobile technology which makes conversion to download extremely easy for the user which should help with converting users.

3. Can Any App be Added to the Facebook App Center Catalogue?

No. Your app must be using the Facebook Single Sign-on API for iOS or Android to be published.

4. What Do I Need to Submit my App?

Like the Apple or Android process, you will need some assets and an app that is ready to go (with Facebook APIs) to get started. Most of these items you are going to be able to leverage from your original submission to the App Store or Google Play making this process easier, but there are a few new assets you should make sure you have ready to partake in the benefits of being in the App Center such as the Cover Image and Banners.

Here is a quick list of the items you will need for submission:

  • Display Name – exact name of your app (no additional keywords)
  • Tagline – promo copy could include keywords
  • Short & Detailed Description – pitch your app and set expectations
  • Category & Subcategory – see all categories here
  • Icon – upload 128×128 icon
  • Cover Image – upload 800×150 cover image keep in mind placement of icon over this banner
  • Small & Large Banners – these will be used to drive traffic if your app is chosen to be highlighted by Facebook
  • Screenshots – demonstrate how your app is social (big emphasis on this in the guidelines)
  • Link to your live app on the App Store or Google Play

5. Is there a review process for Facebook App Center

Yes. Your app will be submitted and then reviewed by the Facebook team. This process seems similar to Apple App Store process and unlike the immediate publishing process of Google Play. There is a great review of common submission mistakes that every developer should review prior to pressing the submit button in the Facebook Guidelines: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/appcenter/guidelines/.

Click here to get started in creating your page and Good Luck!

Have your app in Facebook App Center? Let us know your experiences in the comments below!

Knowing When to Kill Your App

You’ve spent time and money developing your app, testing your app and promoting your app with the hopes that the market accepts it as a viable product to sustain a business but are continuing to come up against challenges which are causing you to spin your wheels and have second thoughts about getting into this space in the first place. The amount of time and effort that is being spent on this product is beginning to work against you but you are unwilling to give up the fight to succeed.

This scenario is common place for a lot of app publishers and often time never ends. But knowing when to stop the cycle and kill your app is an important part of the application lifecycle which will free you up not only from spending time and money which is not bringing in return but more importantly to allow you to focus on other ideas and projects which very well may be the winning ticket.

With any product comes a lifecycle – a beginning a middle and an end. Specifically for apps there are 4 common parts to the lifecycle:

  1. Pre-Launch: including concept, design, development, testing and marketing efforts that lead up to launch
  2. Launch: the introduction of your app to market
  3. Post-Launch or Maintenance: updates, continual marketing, support, revenue generation
  4. Decommission: decision to take down or no longer support the application

Decommissioning a product is not an easy decision and of course should not be made lightly. It is extremely important that you, as the business owner or app publisher, feel that you have done everything you could to set your app up for success. Often this means making small but significant investments in marketing and promotion to test the impact of increasing app discovery. It also often involves testing and tweaking your product features, quality and marketing strategy to see what is working and what is not. However, when you have reached the point when your efforts are not bringing in any return you need to start looking for the these tell-tale signs to start to consider moving on to the next big thing.

These are 3 key signs that after exhausting efforts, it may be time to move on to new opportunities.

1. Little, no or bad ratings and reviews

If your app has received less than 5 reviews, no reviews or an extremely low star rating in the app store this will have an impact on getting downloads. Today’s consumer is a social shopper and will look to download apps that have significant amount of reviews first and foremost. The more reviews you have the better. The second thing they will look at is the star rating attached the app. You want to make sure your app stays at a 3 star or better.

2. Revenue versus Cost to Support

If the amount of money you are making from your app continues to be insufficient for the support and marketing of the application whether this be through bug fixes, necessary platform upgrades or in the continual marketing any app requires to be successful, this is a definite warning sign that something is not working. An app is a business and a business needs to be at the very least profit neutral (if you have another job to support yourself that is) in order to continue.

3. Revenue versus Time to Support

Don’t forget to factor in your time. If your app is taking you away from revenue opportunities from your full-time gig or if this is your full-time gig then you need to ensure you are factoring in the time to manage and support your app. If the revenue your app has been generating is not covering all the operational costs including your time then you should take the time to re-evaulate your next steps.

From our own experience working with apps in app marketing and app strategy across platform and categories, the secret to a successful business is a great product, passion and persistence. We encourage you to do whatever it takes to find success with your product. We also encourage you to be realistic and pragmatic when it comes to the business of your app which is why we also feel the secret to success in the app business is knowing when to walk away.

 

CleverTap & App Promo Invite App Developers, Agencies & Brands to Mobile Strategy Super-Session At Bell Lightbox, Toronto, July 18th

 


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July 05, 2016 07:00 ET

Mastering the New Mobile Success Equation: Retention + Engagement = Monetization

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – July 5, 2016) – Leading mobile engagement and analytics platform @CleverTap and Toronto app marketing expert @Apppromo are hosting Canada’s mobile thought-leaders in an interactive presentation and Q&A session July 18th, to share the newest growth marketing strategies.

Join @Apppromo and @CleverTap for a jam packed morning filled with the secrets of mobile app discovery, distribution, marketing and live customer segmentation.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/app-retentionengagement-canadian-focus-eh-tickets-26086229615

You spent the winter creating your app and the spring was all about getting users to download it. Now it’s the summer and CleverTap and App Promo want to help you leverage your mobile investment over the summer, the best time for retaining and engaging users to yield the monetization you have been looking for.

Whether you are a retail app (looking to bring users into your store or purchase more good) a travel app (looking for more bookings) a social application (all about increasing your shares and views) or a gaming application (maximizing in app purchases), come to CleverTap and App Promo’s breakfast brainstorming session and learn the secrets and the answer to the equation Retention+Engagement=Monetization

Seminar Limit 50 people, and best of all its Free!

Schedule

8:00-9:00 Breakfast and Networking

9:00-9:30 Introduction to CleverTap and the secrets of Mobile Retention, Actionable Analytics and Engagement -Sunil Thomas, Co-Founder & CEO, CleverTap

9:30-10:00 Panel Discussion: Canadian case histories of App that are doing it right. -Jed Schneiderman-CEO Tapped Mobile, Marina Mann, EatSleepRide

10:00-10:30 How important planning and adding the right data and analytic tools are in building and maintaining your application – Kundan Joshi, TheAppLabb

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-11:15 Why certain apps keep their top rankings in the App Store and GooglePlay Arkady Fridman Moderator CleverTap, Panelist include Gary Yentin App Promo

11:15-11:30 Question. Answers and Good byes 🙂

WHEN

Monday, July 18, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT) – Add to Calendar

WHERE

TIFF -Bell Lightbox – 350 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 3X5

About CleverTap 

CleverTap is the next generation mobile engagement platform. It enables marketers to identify, engage and retain users and provides developers with unprecedented code-level access to build dynamic app experiences for user groups. CleverTap includes out-of-the-box prescriptive campaigns, omni-channel messaging, uninstall data and the industry’s largest free messaging tier. To learn more about CleverTap visit clevertap.com or follow on Facebook and Twitter.

About App Promo 

Our mission is to educate, equip and assist app publishers (developers, brands, advertisers and agencies) in succeeding in the business of applications. Since our launch in 2010, we have helped hundreds of developers, brands, advertisers and content providers take their app to the next level. We understand that each app is unique and create custom solutions to help make sure that we are meeting our clients objectives. Contact us to get started on discussing how we can help you succeed with your application and feel free to continue the conversation with us @Apppromo

CONTACT INFORMATION

AppPromo CleverTap Mobile Growth-Webinar Slides

@Apppromo and @CleverTap’s highly successful webinar of May 12, 2106 is now available for users to download. If you want to find the secrets of #MobileGrowth, #AppEngagement and #UserRetention, you are welcome to download the webinar today!
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