Apptivate: App Marketing Explained

Apptivate: App Marketing Explained

Apptivate is a show that explains app marketing, one expert at a time. It's produced by retargeting specialist Remerge, focusing on the challenges and advancements in the ever-evolving world of mobile marketing. Every week, we interview marketing game-changers and app experts to share industry insights and real-life lessons, covering optimization, incrementality, creative strategy, data science, and more. Subscribe now to stay on the cutting edge of app marketing strategy.


February 21, 2024 15 mins

Sometimes e-commerce apps will notice changes in user behavior that correlate to the time of year. What can app marketers do to incentivize their users to take action during these periods? Find out in this episode of Apptivate’s e-commerce series, featuring Seif Hassan, the Senior Performance Marketing Manager for the inbound unit at Momox. 

Momox is a Berlin-based “recommerce” company that buys and resells used books and media. Pre...

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Do you remember the original “opt-in” for ads on cell phones? It began over 20 years ago. The mobile marketing industry has been on quite the ride over the past two decades, and covering its twists and turns along the way was David Murphy, the editorial director and co-founder of Mobile Marketing Magazine. Join David alongside Maria Lannon from Remerge for some perspective on mobile marketing’s biggest moments. 

David Murphy co-foun...

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Staying on top of Apple and Google’s ongoing policy changes to app tracking and user privacy is a business imperative for advertisers and essential for the future of the mobile marketing industry. 

It’s also been Allison Schiff’s job. As a journalist, she has covered privacy topics in the marketing technology field for over a decade. In this episode, Allison shares her views on how the mobile advertising industry received Apple’s AT...

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Lana Dubinskiy is an app product advisor and full-time consultant specializing in helping brands leverage AI and machine learning to optimize their workflows and increase revenue. In this episode, Lana breaks down how e-commerce brands can improve the customers’ shopping experience in their app using AI, and how to get started with the AI journey!

Questions Lana answered in this episode:

  • What types of organizations have ...
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With so many deals to choose from during the holidays, how do app marketers win the attention of consumers? Patrick Eichmann, General Manager for the Americas at Remerge, kicks off a new series on the Apptivate Podcast, talking to marketing experts from e-commerce brands about strategies and best practices. In this episode, guest Matt Hudson, co-founder of BILDIT, helps eCommerce marketers consider whether they need an app, how to ...

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TikTok is one of the fastest-paced and most competitive social media ad networks for mobile marketers to keep up with. Are you up to speed on the platform's newest marketing features? In this episode, you’ll learn all about current TikTok trends, winning marketing strategies, and how to leverage its newest features, like TikTok Spark and Shop Ads, to boost your next campaign.

Pedro Arias is the Performance Marketing Manager at Admir...

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Remerge host Maria Lannon talks to Anna Gruzina about her career as a Performance Marketing Manager for a mobile gaming developer and publisher. Together, they discuss why speaking up with confidence in the workplace is necessary – and how to do it. You'll also learn the worst and best career advice Anna ever received.

Anna Gruzina works at InnoGames, a German video game developer and publisher based in Hamburg.

Questions Anna An...
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    Are you considering whether to use influencer marketing for your mobile app’s brand or performance strategy? Today’s guest is an expert in influencer marketing for app businesses and shares important considerations for running such campaigns.

    Nadia Bubennikova is based in Poland and is the Head of Agency at Famesters, an influencer marketing agency.

    Questions Nadia Answered in this Episode:

    How did you jump into influencer ma...

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    Jesse Lempiäinen’s agency helps apps test their marketing strategies for App Store, Google Play, and Steam pages before their product launches. In this episode, you’ll learn the advantages of a/b testing your app store pages and take away the key metrics to measure. 

    Jess got his start in mobile marketing at Rovio working on Angry Bird before co-founding Geeklab where he is the CEO today. Jesse is based in Finland. 

    Questions Jes...
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    How do you make a mobile game stand out when there are half a million games in the app store today? Today’s guest is an expert in helping apps find their unique position in the market, develop their creative strategies, and grow their revenue. In this episode, he shares his approach to designing app marketing strategies for creatives and revenue growth. 

    Peter Fodor is the founder and CEO of AppAgent, a mobile marketing agency that ...

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    Simon Thillay is the Head of ASO at AppTweak, an app store optimization platform. In this episode, he shares how his team helped SoundCloud nearly double the conversion rates of an Apple Search Ad campaign and decrease its CPI by 40 percent. Plus, find out why Simon is excited about Europe’s Digital Markets Act.

    Simon is the co-author of the book, Advanced App Store Optimization. He is based in Brussels, Belgium where AppTweak is he...

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    Can you guess which subcategory of mobile games generated the most revenue in the first half of this year? How about the top three countries for mobile game downloads? Get the scoop on the latest data and trends in the mobile industry’s largest-grossing vertical from our guest Ksenia Yurkina, the Head of Marketing at Apptica.

    In this episode, Ksenia reveals the highlights from her report, “Mobile games: state of the market H1, 2023....

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    Who is writing your mobile marketing copy: a human or artificial intelligence? Now with ChatGPT, it can be hard to tell the difference. In this episode, we discuss ChatGPT use cases for mobile marketing, the evolution of User-Generated Content platforms, and how AI might be used in the future to express ourselves in virtual worlds. 

    Jenny Pollock is the Lead Monetization Program Manager at IMVU / Together Labs. IMVU bills itself as ...

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    In this episode, app marketers will learn about a product manager’s perspective on the process of building an app product: how to prioritize various requests for product features, and the keys to fostering excellent collaboration and communication among all stakeholders throughout the journey. 

    Reut Lazo is the Senior Product Manager at Akili, an app to help kids with ADHD. Akili is the first FDA-authorized prescription video game t...

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    Amanda Vandiver is the Senior Product Marketing Manager at Branch, a mobile attribution provider. In this episode, Amanda explains the importance of deep linking for user experience, measurement, and attribution in this post-IDFA era. She also discusses retention strategies that mobile marketers can leverage across owned and earned channels. 

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    Today’s guest says IDFA only ever gave mobile marketers the illusion of certainty. In this episode, John Koetsier, the CEO of Sparkplug9, discusses how to use the measurement tools available today, like SKAN, to arrive at what he calls “truthy,” or within the parameters of an accurate perception of reality. John encourages marketers to move on from the past and embrace the reality that’s always existed: Mobile measurement technique...

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    In this episode, you’ll hear the latest news about Google’s Privacy Sandbox on Android –  straight from the source. Pan Katsukis, the co-founder and CEO of Remerge, sits down with Amit Varia, Director of Product Management at Google, and Niv Klein, Product Team Lead at AppsFlyer, to unpack how the Privacy Sandbox will change the future of mobile advertising on Android. 

    Find out how attribution, retargeting, and user acquisition can...

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    Ludovic Thevelin advises app advertisers on their international growth strategies at Google. In this episode, host Maria Lannon talks to Ludovic about go-to-market considerations for different verticals, like gaming and fintech, how to make strategic decisions on international growth, today’s most promising untapped markets, and the LTV opportunities of, what Google calls, Next Billion User Markets.  

    Ludovic started working with Go...

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    Today’s guest is an expert in helping startups successfully launch new mobile apps and web products. In this episode, David Jumper, a managing partner at Hyper Digital Partners, shares the top five most common mistakes he sees startups making in their performance marketing, and offers his advice on what to do instead. 

    David Jumper is a managing partner at Hyper Digital Partners. He’s a growth expert with over 15 years of experience...

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    In the second part of this two-part episode, Tara Kirkpatrick, a Mobile Trends Analyst at Apptopia, breaks down popular engagement and retention strategies used by the most downloaded apps of 2022, according to Apptopia’s report “How App Download Leaders Are Winning” (released Feb. 2023). Learn how apps got ahead of their competitors with loyalty schemes, reward programs, and retention “core loops.”

    Apptopia is a performance intelli...

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