Mobile Retention in a Summer of Football Drought

Mobile Retention in a Summer of Football Drought

  2017 is a rough year for sportsbook operators, not because of hikes in taxes or Brexit.  It’s much much worse. There is no summer tournament!   Once the Champions League Final is over on the 3rd of June we’re in for three long months of football-free weekends. There are some oases in the desert in the form of Russia 2018 Qualifiers in June and late August. And some relief could be found in the usual summer tennis staples of Wimbledon and the US Open or the Champions League Qualifying Rounds which continue through the months. But what’s missing is…read more >
Getting Started With Mobile Marketing Automation

Getting Started With Mobile Marketing Automation

  First things first, let’s look at the key benefit to mobile marketing automation - the ability to reach your app users in real-time with contextually relevant messages. Why wouldn’t you want to get on board with that? With the speed at which mobile marketing trends are moving, it’s ever more important to communicate with your players in a relevant and efficient way. We’ve spoken before about challenges faced post acquisition, player retention is now to the fore. Before you dive into mobile marketing automation and start planning in-depth strategies on how to prevent churn, there are some things to…read more >
How a Single Push Drives Bets Placed Up By 300%

How a Single Push Drives Bets Placed Up By 300%

Mobile is a battleground for retaining and engaging betting app users and the push notification is one of your most powerful allies. Countless reports reflect a growing reliance on devices; iPhone users unlock their iPhones on average 80 times per day, while Android users are on average 110 times. A clear strategy for push notifications and in-app messaging is vital for success. How are marketing or CRM managers standing out on these crowded but essential home screens? What’s the best way to get sportsbook app users? Push notifications sent around match time are a good way to start. In extensive…read more >
bwin.party Wins Boost With Mobile CRM Specialists Element Wave

bwin.party Wins Boost With Mobile CRM Specialists Element Wave

Mobile CRM specialists Element Wave announce case study with bwin.party Mobile Marketing technology company Element Wave has been working with Gibraltar based betting giant bwin.party for the past 15 months to deliver mobile CRM to boost engagement with betting players. Element Wave focussed on mobile targeting to drive success on bwin.party’s native apps. Element Wave’s managed mobile activities implemented a full schedule of targeted push and in-app notifications across 15 of bwin.party’s native mobile apps, both sportsbook and casino across a number of European markets including Germany, Spain, France and the UK. Pre-match bets on the rise By utilising timely…read more >
The Rise of Location-Based Marketing

The Rise of Location-Based Marketing

The Rise and Rise of Location-Based Marketing   Twitter wants to know “What’s happening?”, Facebook is concerned with “What’s on your mind?” And now more and more mobile apps want to know “Where are you?” This week’s blog will highlight the uses of location-based marketing or geolocation in brands' everyday campaigns, with a focus on mobile marketing and apps. We have all read articles on how mobile is “taking over” so I won’t go into that, but just two quick thinking points. Firstly, people are spending more time in apps than watching TV and secondly, the average person looks at their…read more >

How To Increase App User Engagement

Looking to increase app user engagement? We've got some tips to help you hit the right note. Smartphone penetration is on the increase – we all know this. But what is surprising is that a recent report on mobile usage claimed that over 80% of time on smartphones is now spent inside apps.  With the average consumer now spending over 150 minutes each day on smartphones and tablets, marketers are being offered vast opportunities to actively engage with their app users and turn them into loyal customers. But how do you do this? We’ve all been told that mobile apps are…read more >

Element Software CEO Dorothy Creaven on AIB Business Blog

Element Wave CEO talks to AIB Business Blog This week our CEO, Dorothy Creaven, is interviewed for the AIB Business Blog, for a feature piece on Element Software’s move from a service-based to a product-based company, specialising in real-time mobile analytics with our product Element Wave. Name: Dorothy Creaven, CEO, Element Software Employees: Seven Since: 2011 Lifestage: Start-up Company Background: While mobile app development is a service that a lot of companies are still getting to grips with, one mobile app development company in Galway is already a step ahead of the curve and has moved into the product side…read more >
Why Should You Use Push Notifications In Your App?

Why Should You Use Push Notifications In Your App?

Why use push notifications in your app?  What is a push notification? Push notifications have been available since June 2009, when Apple launched its Apple push notification Service (APNs), closely followed by Android’s notification service. A push notification is a message delivered to a device after an app is installed. Push notifications have had a bad rap. As push notifications came on stream, brand owners were keen to utilise this new channel. Without guidelines in place, however, notifications were sent without any consideration, effectively spamming users. It resulted in end users feeling disillusioned; people were receiving notifications that were completely irrelevant…read more >