The advancement of mobile had changed the whole model of consumerism. Starting from communication to socializing, to shopping, everything is based on mobile. It is an undeniable fact that mobile is a powerful device that helps you in connecting with your potential audience. Let us see 5 Mobile marketing pitfalls.
However, connecting with the target audience is not easy, it requires great strategy and responsibility. User engagement is the key to everything – with good user engagement, you can easily enhance the CLTV (Customer Lifetime Value), user retention rates, and most importantly profit margins.
Do you know that User engagement doesn’t always depend on the attractive User Interface? Yes, sometimes the role of Marketing (with good strategy) also plays a vital role in User Engagement.
This blog will highlight the 6 most common mobile marketing mistakes that ultimately results in poor user engagement.
Let’s take a look!
The number one challenge in mobile marketing is user retention. A study states that 90% of the user who downloads your app stops using it within 6 months. Hence certain factors make user retention possible.
Give reasons for your customers to return to your app regularly. Check if the utility of your app is novelty-driven. Any mobile developer/ marketer needs to understand that you need to focus on providing value to your customers. Your success relies on a customer who returns more than 5 times.
Here are some points to address the retention issue:
Many mobile marketers believe that their success relies on growing the number of users, but it is not completely right. The actual success of an app relies on customer retention. Here are some stats that support the above statement:
– 25% of the apps are used only one time
– The average cost for an app install is $4.08 in 2018
– The Max cost per subscription is around $1482
The above statement gives an insight into the money invested in acquiring a new customer, but the effort doesn’t long for time. Rather the customer retention, by focusing on who your existing users are and what are their needs.
To make this possible, you can make use of cohort analysis that helps you in grouping the customers based on similar preferences, or similar demographic traits. Hence, this will make your job simpler by tailoring the user experience so they enjoy the most value from your app.
Not focusing on the customized user experience
A Common communication model cannot fit all your users, because every customer expects a different experience. Hence, your focus should be displaying the right ads and offering to the right customers. Make your communication a personalized one.
A statistics state that over 80% of the customers love to shop with the apps that offer a personalized user experience
Here are some guidelines to offer better user experience:
Every metric serves a different purpose, but the risk comes from relying on the wrong metrics to carry out a complete assessment. Some metrics provide an accurate cost of the acquisition ROI, brand awareness, etc. Focusing on the results of these metrics is good at times, while the complete focus on them might not help. Some of the vanity metrics include Mobile app downloads, Email subscribers, and Social media followers.
However, below are some of the most essential factors for the success of a mobile app:
Formula: Users at the beginning – users at the end/users at the beginning
Average Conversion Value * Average No. of conversion per time period * Avg user lifetime = Lifetime value
Conversion Rate= No. of users who performed an action / No. of users who could have performed the action
A marketing strategy is that which does not imply marketing, rather it should serve the right purpose at the right time which would eventually boost the conversion. Instead of forcing the customer to use your app, be flexible to offer what your customers want to see and how they want to interact with the app.
Here are two examples of how to make an effective user experience:
Mobile apps are a powerful method to build a relationship with your users and drive your business marketing efforts forward. To be successful, it’s crucial to spend more time and effort in planning your marketing efforts to reap the benefits of mobile devices. By avoiding these common mistakes, the success of your mobile app is higher.