Going Beyond Basic Push

Notes from Bottle Rocket Apps 2013 Client Summit (unedited)

Going beyond basic push by @ekrobi

  • 4B notifications/month
  • 1B active installs
  • 65K active developers
  • Personalization is key and inherent as part of the application and device experience
  • Average lifespan of an app is 1 month
  • Enhance your customers lives
    • Walgreens example of using camera to register prescription and remind people
  • Winning strategies
    • broadcast notifications
      • every user simultaneously
      • ex: update app, breaking news, sports scores
    • segmentation and targeting
      • Right person, right time, right message
      • preference center to tell what type of alerts
        • SoundTracking (email or push)
        • Rou la La (how far in advance? sound?)
        • Discovery News (top, earth, space, etc.)
        • 106 & Park
        • CoffeeTable asks users what they care about and delivers to users that want it
      • in app behaviors, define key actions, in the funnel
    • personalization
      • Deliver every user a message that speaks directly to them
        • airbnb – communication between the owner and customers
    • geo-targetting
      • Know where your customers live, work and play
        • where they are, where they’ve been
        • London 10M location pushes sent, 60% opt-in, 10X higher response rate
        • ABC News district segments, relevant and timely data
    • rich push
      • Message center inside the app
        • Onavo – 30% increase in social share
        • drive landing page content
        • 2-Bitbub companion to ParaNorman
        • Starbucks with music and information
  • Mobile relationship management best practices
    • Push is marketing – Rue lala
    • Mobile everywhere – adoption, sharing, opt-in
    • Measure & Optimize for your goals
    • Interruption better be good
    • Mobile is still emerging
      • 2013 predictions
        • Mobile in everyday life
        • big data convert to actionable data
        • mobile payment/commerce
        • privacy – you’re collecting data use it smartly
        • tablet/smartphone separation what do you do different
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Action-Oriented Analytics

Notes from Bottle Rocket Apps 2013 Client Summit (unedited)

Action-Oriented Analytics

  • Outlook 2013
    • 2.6B events per day
    • 1.3B smartphone/tablet devices (estimate)
    • 2-5 Billions potential smart device owners
    • Upside, is dropping prices, replacement for computers
    • China is the largest smart device users in the world as of Feb
    • Media, shopping and productivity are increasing at an increased rate
    • Loyalty by app category
      • travel low frequency and 45% retention over 90 days
    • Tablet vs. Phone
      • Phone are good for in/out, tablet is leaning back to consume
    • Apps use about 120 minutes per day
    • App usage during Super Bowl
  • Measure your audience & pinpoint the actions that matter
    • Starts by tracking events
    • Add parameters to get further detail
    • User flow through the application
    • Create funnels
  • Identify your most valuable users
    • segment the audience
      • demographics or persona
    • understand and track users
      • monetize users that don’t spend
    • daypart segments
  • Acquire and monetize users
    • cross promote
    • user acquisition through ads
  • Wash, rinse, repeat

The Path From Mobile Engagement to Monetization

Notes from Bottle Rocket Apps 2013 Client Summit (unedited)

The path from mobile engagement to monetization

  • The first date
    • Initial impressions are extremely important to mobile users
  • Meet the friends
    • use the graph to learn behaviors and trends
    • social engagement varies by channel diff b/w FB and Twitter
    • what are the triggers for opening the app
  • Getting serious
    • shared experience – what are you going to do inside the app to tell their friends
  • Finding the fun (gamification)
  • Reminding them you care (incentives & notifications)
    • not intrusive, but still need to find ways to get users engaged
  • Cashing in
    • Virtual achievements for real world items
  • The big day (monetization)
    • has to be relevant
    • ads are not settled yet

Twitter – Building Social/Mobile Experiences with Twitter

Notes from Bottle Rocket Apps 2013 Client Summit (unedited)

Twitter – Building social mobile experiences with Twitter

  • Introduction
    • Gartner study huge opportunity for free app downloads
    • Social users on mobile
      • 53% followed link to web
      • 53% read post from brand/org/event
      • 33% collected a coupon
  • What is Twitter?
    • 2012.twitter.com (visify in Portland)
    • Growth 400M unique/200M active/400M tweets per day
    • Global townsquare
    • Mobile since inception
      • 60% access via mobile
      • 40% quarter over quarter growth
    • Identy
      • Twitter for Web
      • Cards
      • API – Rest, Stream, Search
    • Key things
      • 1. Drive downloads
      • 2. Drive engagement
  • Twitter in Mobile apps: Identity, Social Signal, Distribution Channel
    • Identity – Namesspace
      • single sign on
      • cheap
    • Social Signal – Realtime interests
      • Personalization
      • Distribution for content into the network
      • Share and discover
    • Marketing
      • Get users engaged
      • Plan ahead, build buzz and drive “tune-in”
  • Planning a successful app launch with Twitter