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Marketers say running full-screen video ads is the most effective approach for driving mobile app installs, according to recent research from AdColony.

The report was based on data from a survey of 120+ marketers who work for app development firms.

Some 55% of respondents rate full-screen video ads as moderately or most effective in encouraging app installs.

Other highly rated methods include in-feed video ads (41% of respondents rate as moderately or most effective) and social video ads (40%).

Budget Allocation

Marketers' budgets map closely to perceived channel effectiveness. The highest-rated approaches for driving app installs (full-screen video ads, in-feed video ads, and social video ads) also received the greatest share of spend:

Targeting Parameters 

Respondents say the top targeting parameters for user acquisition (UA) app marketing campaigns are geography and operating system (OS):

About the research: The report was based on data from a survey of 120+ marketers who work for app development firms.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Ayaz Nanji is a digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Media, a marketing agency specializing in content and social media services for tech firms. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.

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