Engage Users and Boost Ad Revenue With Mobile Playables

Playables are an emerging in-app advertising format that transform standard ad placements into interactive minigames. Developers who implement playables can maximize their revenue and increase engagement with compelling creative.

 

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Playables are an emerging in-app advertising format that transform standard ad placements into interactive minigames. Developers who implement playables can maximize their revenue and increase engagement with compelling creative.

 

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What Are Playables?

What are playables?

Playables are in-app advertising units that also function as interactive minigames. Instead of presenting users with a static image or passive video, playables take advantage of touchscreens and other mobile device capabilities to highlight a gameplay element or aspect of interactivity. This makes playable advertising particularly effective when deployed within mobile games, allowing advertisers to demonstrate gameplay experiences on a smaller scale, driving higher engagement and more ad revenue for publishers.

Playables can take any form but are typically used to highlight a single gameplay mechanic from the apps they advertise. Examples include a single basic challenge from a larger puzzle game or a single scene from an interactive storytelling game. This gives players the opportunity to sample a game’s experiential value offering before installing it, usually from a link within the playable itself.

Most playable advertisements adopt the following format:

  1. Introduce the playable with a brief lead-in video.
  2. Present a game demo that can be completed within seconds.
  3. Present a Call to Action link that prompts users to install the full app.
What Are Playables?
Why Choose Playables?

A well-designed playable drives user engagement at a level few ad formats can match, resulting in higher CPMs for the publishers that include them in their monetization efforts. They are especially effective when deployed within other mobile games, where developers have seen the following benefits:

Create Feedback Loops For Engaged Users

Playables Feedback Loop

When used as part of an offerwall, playable ads can provide in-app bonuses for users who complete them or install the advertised game. These rewards encourage players to interact with future playables, increasing engagement across multiple products and driving ad revenue.

Increase Engagement and Ad Revenue

Playables Engagement

When playable advertising reflects the in-app gameplay experience, it creates measurable impacts that enhance your engagement and revenue potential.

Cross Promote Effectively Within Gaming Portfolios

Playables Portfolio

Playables are the perfect opportunity to introduce popular apps from your portfolio or drive traffic to new releases players might not be aware of. Publishers who leverage playables in their cross promotion efforts see measurably higher results than those who do not.

Are Playable Ads Right For You?
  • Playables can be designed for any mobile app, but are most effective when they target gaming audiences. Deploying playable ads in mobile games directly is the simplest way to start generating more ad revenue from your placements.
  • Playables are an ideal method for showcasing mobile game demos and previews that offer a glimpse of what the full app offers. Use them if cross promotion figures prominently into your mobile marketing strategy.
  • Playables need to reflect the quality and gameplay mechanics of the app they advertise to ensure players have an immediate understanding of the experience it offers.
Are Playable Ads Right For You?
How Can You Implement Playables?

The Tapjoy SDK supports a wide variety of ad formats, including rewarded video, rich media, and playables. Our platform is compatible with apps of all categories across Android and iOS devices, and we offer a variety of expert resources on developing engaging playable creatives that will engage your users while driving greater ad revenue.

Playables are just one part of the Tapjoy mobile monetization platform that ensure you’re generating the most revenue for your mobile app portfolio. Click the button below to contact us and connect with a monetization expert who can help you start driving more ad revenue with playables.

 

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