User Acquisition

What is mobile app user acquisition?

User acquisition is an essential part of any app’s marketing strategy. It takes the right supply channels, targeting technology, and creatives to acquire high lifetime value users who are ROI positive. In other words, it takes the right partner. ironSource’s team of mobile advertising experts works alongside your user acquisition team to acquire loyal users who stick around and drive revenue - that means users who reach level twelve, watch mobile video ads, and make in-app purchases.

The benefits of user acquisition

Win the soft launch

During a soft launch, app developers pre-launch their game in select markets - running mobile user acquisition campaigns to test app retention and monetization ahead of the worldwide launch. In addition, app user acquisition campaigns during the soft launch teach app developers which creatives and supply channels perform best and will bring in the highest-quality users for the most competitive price during the worldwide launch.

Boost monetization with high LTV users

The biggest reason app developers run user acquisition campaigns is to acquire high LTV users who stick around and drive revenue to support monetization - both from in-app purchases and ad revenue. ironSource’s technology knows which users to target on which supply channels - that means we get you users who won’t just install your app, but will enjoy it too.

Make a splash with interactive ads

ironSource’s suite of interactive ads, designed completely in-house by ironSource’s Playworks Studio, drive high install rates, engagement rates, and retention rates. In fact, retention of users acquired through ironSource’s interactive ads is 35% higher than those acquired through other ad formats. Why? Users can actually interact and play with these ads, test-driving the experience. This means more impactful ad experiences, and higher quality users who choose to install.

Examples of successful user acquisition campaigns

Droidhang - Idle Heroes

Learn how Droidhang, a mobile game studio based in China, used app-level bidding to ensure their user acquisition campaigns for Idle Heroes were ROI positive, and brought it high-quality users. Read the case study here.

Playrix - Gardenscapes

Learn how Playrix, a top mobile gaming company, ran user acquisition campaigns with ironSource to acquire 15x more installs for their hit game Gardenscapes. Read the case study here.

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