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Three ways the gaming industry can avoid a case of the Cyber Mondays

by Lynn Batson

In 2016, Cyber Monday went down in history as the largest online sales day ever with shoppers spending a record $3.39 billion online over the course of the day.

For console game publishers, it’s part of the most anticipated time of the year with big titles like Call of Duty: WWII, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Star Wars: BattleFront II, Forza Motorsport, and Super Mario Odyssey all released in the October to December window.

Meanwhile, with a record $967.6 million in game app sales between Christmas and New Year’s Day last year, mobile game publishers see the largest surge after gifts have been unwrapped.

Regardless of whether players are purchasing games ­on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or any day in between, limiting new player churn and building long-term loyalty is key for publishers looking to maximize holiday season success.

So, how can your company build a lasting relationship with players over the long-term, leveraging loyalty for wallet share? Hint: It’s all about the onboarding.

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Events

Join Amplero at the 2017 Mobile Games Forum in Seattle

The 2017 Mobile Games Forum in Seattle just around the corner, and our team is excited to immerse ourselves in the business of mobile gaming with industry leaders and experts from around the world. For two days, our sole focus will be on the business of mobile games and talking about how artificial intelligence marketing can help increase engagement, retention, and monetization across the player lifecycle.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Lynn Batson, Sr. Director of Gaming Customer Engagement at Amplero, discuss gaming retention with leaders from Blizzard Entertainment, Heroic Labs, Kochava, and Tatem Games.

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Thought Leadership

Gaming Retention Nightmares: Three Ways to Avoid a Zombie Outbreak

by Glenn Pingul

They’re everywhere. In fact, your database is absolutely crawling with them.

Shuffling around with your game from two release cycles ago still downloaded to their phone or console, they spend their free time scrolling Instagram versus engaging with your carefully crafted gaming experience.

They’ve become zombie players, and it’s only a matter of time before the outbreak becomes critical.

So, what’s the plan?

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