Are you part of the 75% that are NOT prepared for iOS14/IDFA updates?

According to a recent poll on an interesting webinar by JoyPac, 75% of respondents said that they are NOT well enough prepared for IDFA changes. The webinar hosted by  of JoyPac, featured Ioana Hreninciuc (GameAnalytics) and Christopher Farm () underscores “the need for more data science” and an “understanding of statistical methods” to make sense of the new signals. 

The good news is that we can help you get prepared in the short time that you have left before IDFA deprecation.  Our top-down incremental measurement is packed with these statistical methods to help you quickly get prepared for post-IDFA. The best part is that you can take it for a spin for FREE

As a reminder, measurement granularity is a major gap within SKAdNetwork and we’re glad to see JoyPac, GameAnalytics and Tenjin draw attention to this issue. Developers will need to prioritize investments in data science and statistical analysis in order to process more signals post-IDFA.  Acquiring these skill sets can be expensive. With our DSaaS (Data-Science-as-a-Service) solution, you can inexpensively and easily achieve the accurate, granular measurement that you need to successfully operate post-IDFA.  The full webinar is available below. 

Keep in mind that our top-down incrementality measurement solution which can co-exist with SKAdNetwork, offers a comprehensive, granular and accurate alternative that addresses the following glaring issues with SKAdNetwork: 

  1. SKAdNetwork will leave marketers with only 100 campaign IDs of granularity
  2. It does NOT offer a way to cohort KPIs by install date
  3. Critical post-install performance KPIs that are foundational to your mobile growth strategy today like retention, revenue, LTV, and ROAS, will disappear and be replaced by a single conversion value with its own significant limitations.

If you suspect that your measurement plan does not address the above gaps,  contact us today to discuss.  Time is running out and the competition is breathing down your neck. Our measurement solution can put you in a stronger position post-IDFA and ahead of your competition.


Please submit your questions below.  We look forward to answering them and making the future of your measurement brighter!

Video: How to use econometric models to supplement SKAdNetwork for mobile measurement

Marketers & Data Scientists: Rather than hoping for the best outcome with the limited SKAdNetwork, why not try out a superior measurement approach that is granular, accurate and incremental?  Watch Anthony CrossShamanth M. Rao & Brian Krebs discuss this approach that Shamanth describes as “what might be the smartest way to approach an inherently messy paradigm”. Full video recording available below.

Thanks again to Shamanth Rao (CEO of Rocketship HQ) for hosting MetricWorks’ CEO, Brian Krebs on The Mobile User Acquisition Show and thanks to Anthony Cross (Fmr. VP of UA, Data Science & Product at Big Fish Games) for participating in this conversation.  This is a valuable episode that explains why SKAdNetwork is NOT enough for successful post-IDFA measurement and describes how one can easily supplement SKAdNetwork with econometric modeling and interrupted time series (ITS) to arrive at a robust future-proof measurement apparatus. MetricWorks’ measurement solution makes it easy for you to accomplish this.   It requires really low effort on your part. We invite you to test drive it for FREE

Measurement granularity is a major gap within SKAdNetwork and we’re glad to see The Mobile User Acquisition Show draw attention to this major issue. Our top-down incrementality measurement solution which can co-exist with SKAdNetwork, offers a comprehensive, granular and accurate alternative that addresses the following glaring issues with SKAdNetwork:

  1. SKAdNetwork will leave marketers with only 100 campaign IDs of granularity
  2. It does NOT offer a way to cohort KPIs by install date
  3. Critical post-install performance KPIs that are foundational to your mobile growth strategy today like retention, revenue, LTV, and ROAS, will disappear and be replaced by a single conversion value with its own significant limitations.

Does your measurement plan address the above gaps?  Time is running out and the competition is breathing down your neck. Why not make sure that your post-IDFA measurement plan is foolproof?  Contact us today to discuss how our measurement solution can put you in a stronger position post-IDFA and ahead of your competition.

Instead of focusing on “fingerprinting” or probabilistic modeling which Apple has already stated in their current terms will NOT be allowed, apply your precious cycles to quickly testing our top-down incremental approach which is the ONLY future-proof measurement solution available today.  

You can also listen to the full podcast on iTunes or view the episode notes at The Mobile User Acquisition Show.  Please submit your questions below.  We look forward to answering them and making the future of your measurement brighter!

Podcast: How to use econometric models to supplement SKAdNetwork for mobile measurement in iOS 14

Thanks to Shamanth Rao (CEO of Rocketship HQ) for hosting MetricWorks’ CEO, Brian Krebs on The Mobile User Acquisition Show and thanks to Anthony Cross (Fmr. VP of UA, Data Science & Product at Big Fish Games) for participating in the conversation.  It is an informative podcast explaining why SKAdNetwork is NOT enough for successful post-IDFA measurement and describes how one can easily supplement SKAdNetwork with econometric modeling and interrupted time series (ITS) to arrive at a robust future-proof measurement apparatus. MetricWorks’ measurement solution makes it easy for you to accomplish this.   It requires really low effort on your part. We invite you to test drive it for FREE

Retention Masterclass By John Koetsier & Peggy Salz

Measurement granularity is a major gap within SKAdNetwork and we’re glad to see The Mobile User Acquisition Show draw attention to this major issue. Our top-down incrementality measurement solution which can co-exist with SKAdNetwork, offers a comprehensive, granular and accurate alternative that addresses the following glaring issues with SKAdNetwork:

  1. SKAdNetwork will leave marketers with only 100 campaign IDs of granularity
  2. It does NOT offer a way to cohort KPIs by install date
  3. Critical post-install performance KPIs that are foundational to your mobile growth strategy today like retention, revenue, LTV, and ROAS, will disappear and be replaced by a single conversion value with its own significant limitations.

Does your measurement plan address the above gaps?  Time is running out and the competition is breathing down your neck. Why not make sure your post-IDFA measurement plan is foolproof?  Contact us today to discuss how our measurement solution can put you in a stronger position post-IDFA.

Instead of focusing on “fingerprinting” or probabilistic modeling which Apple has already stated in their current terms will NOT be allowed, apply your precious cycles to quickly testing our top-down incremental approach which is the ONLY future-proof measurement solution available today.  

You can listen to the full podcast on iTunes or view the episode notes at The Mobile User Acquisition Show.  Please submit your questions below.  We look forward to answering them and making the future of your measurement brighter!

Only 33% Of Marketers Likely To Adopt SKAdNetwork. What Should You Do?

That is according to a survey (Apple, IDFA and iOS14: New Challenges, New Opportunities for Marketers) recently conducted by AppsFlyer and MMA Global. The low confidence in SKAdNetwork is primarily due to its lack of measurement granularity. Of course, this isn’t a surprise to us, as we have described in our earlier posts.  The other key findings were:

  • 74% of respondents agree that publishers will suffer revenue losses
  • 63% of marketers will invest in probabilistic modeling to prepare for post-IDFA
  • Audience targeting/remarketing will take the biggest hit (as shown in the chart below)
Retention Masterclass By John Koetsier & Peggy Salz

Now, what should YOU do?

Firstly, measurement granularity is a major gap within SKAdNetwork and we’re glad to hear that marketers are now acutely aware of this limitation. If you are one of those marketers that are somewhat-to-very-likely to adopt SKAdNetwork, we believe that SKAdNetwork is a good starting point but make sure that you clearly understand its glaring gaps:

  1. SKAdNetwork will leave marketers with only 100 campaign IDs of granularity
  2. It does NOT offer a way to cohort KPIs by install date
  3. Critical post-install performance KPIs that are foundational to your mobile growth strategy today like retention, revenue, LTV, and ROAS, will disappear and be replaced by a single conversion value with its own significant limitations.

Secondly, as you can see from the survey there is a lot at stake (74% agree that publishers will suffer revenue losses). Time is running out and the competition is breathing down your neck. Why not make sure your post-IDFA measurement plan is foolproof? You can do that by adding our top-down incrementality measurement solution which can co-exist with SKAdNetwork, and offers a comprehensive, granular and accurate alternative that addresses the above glaring issues with SKAdNetwork. Remember, there is a lot at stake. Contact us today to discuss and close any gaps in your IDFA preparedness.

Thirdly, the focus on probabilistic modeling appears to be short-sighted as Apple has already stated in their current terms that “fingerprinting” will not be allowed. More explicitly, in the FAQ section of that document, Apple has the following question and answer:

Can I fingerprint or use signals from the device to try to identify the device or a user?
No. Per the Developer Program License Agreement, you may not derive data from a device for the purpose of uniquely identifying it.

Instead of focusing on “fingerprinting” or probabilistic modeling, apply your precious cycles to quickly testing our top-down incremental approach which is the ONLY future-proof measurement solution available today. It requires really low effort on your part and we invite you to test drive it for FREE

Please submit your questions below.  We look forward to answering them and making the future of your measurement brighter!

Is SKAdNetwork Your Whole Post-IDFA Plan? Then Think Again.

If your plan for post-IDFA measurement is built solely on getting the most out of SKAdNetwork, then you are unfortunately going to be in serious trouble.  One of the leading mobile analysts, Peggy Anne Salz described our CEO, Brian Krebs as being “on a mission to measure”.  That is certainly true. In a recent Retention Masterclass interview (see below) Brian talks about devices going dark in terms of tracking from Day 1 of IDFA deprecation. The immediate impacts include retargeting, death of measurement in its current form, and the severely hampered SKAdNetwork becoming the de facto standard. In terms of marketing, your lights will go out!

Retention Masterclass By John Koetsier & Peggy Salz

What may seem to many to be a grim view of what is to come, is actually the motivation for creating MetricWorks’ top-down incrementality measurement solution.  Our solution which can co-exist with SKAdNetwork, offers a comprehensive, granular and accurate alternative that addresses the following glaring issues with SKAdNetwork:

  1. SKAdNetwork will leave marketers with only 100 campaign IDs of granularity
  2. It does NOT offer a way to cohort KPIs by install date
  3. Critical post-install performance KPIs that are foundational to your mobile growth strategy today like retention, revenue, LTV, and ROAS, will disappear and be replaced by a single conversion value with its own significant limitations.

Does your preparation plan address these gaps?  There is a lot at stake, time is running out and your competition is breathing down your neck.  Why not make sure your plan is foolproof?  Contact us today to close the gaps in your preparation plan. We’re so confident in our solution that we’ll let you test drive it for FREE.  You can watch the full Retention Masterclass interview with Peggy Anne Salz and John Koetsier below (courtesy of the Retention Masterclass).

Submit your questions below.  We look forward to answering them and making the future of your measurement brighter!

The Shift From Single Truth To Several Signals Post-IDFA

With the deprecation of IDFA, there will be a shift from a single truth to several signals. We explore this topic in our Conversations With UA Leaders series with Anthony Cross, former VP of UA, Data Science and Product Management at Big Fish Games.  Thank you again Anthony for sharing your keen observations and analysis with us.  Today, we still live comfortably in a world with a single truth, namely, last touch (deterministic, IDFA-matching-based attribution). However, post-IDFA, we will see several signals including SKAdNetwork.  Should you implement SKAdNetwork?  Will there be other signals layered on top of that?  Watch the video below for Anthony’s suggestions and let us know your thoughts:

Our measurement solution is built for operating in the uncertain post-IDFA era that you will face.  Here are the key benefits for marketers:

  1. Free – We invite you to test drive our accurate, cutting edge algorithms with your data for free. The observed mean accuracy of our algorithms is 97%.
  2. Future-proof – It is privacy-centric due to its reliance only on daily aggregated data. No device-level data is required. Our necessary data inputs will never be restricted.
  3. Comprehensive – Our solution measures all marketing including traditionally non-attributable spend like influencer and TV.  It also unveils interactions between multiple media sources.
  4. Incremental – This is the cherry on top since our solution is focused on incrementality in terms of uplift over other marketing activity and organic demand. It avoids the problems inherent in last touch attribution that gravely misalign measurement and true value.

What should you do today to prepare for IDFA deprecation:

  1. Test SKAdNetwork early.
  2. Register for a test drive to test our incremental measurement solution for free while you still have precious time prior to IDFA deprecation.
  3. Compare your results from parallel testing multiple measurement solutions and develop your strategy for utilizing those multiple signals.
  4. Do you want to start building your long term measurement strategy after the lights are already out and the risk to your business is critical? Of course not. Prepare for IDFA deprecation now so you are thriving while your competition is floundering. We can help you do that.

We look forward to your questions and to making the future of your measurement brighter!