Kwalee puts monetisation experience on par with UX with AudioMob’s brand new rewarded audio ad format
Kwalee, a leading UK publisher of hyper casual games will inject new spice into its in-game monetisation by deploying audio ads later this quarter. Known for its adrenaline-inducing games, Kwalee will first introduce AudioMob’s innovative audio ad format in its popular ‘Crazy Shopping’ title, as part of its continued commitment to improve user and monetisation experience in its games.
User experience is more important than ever in mobile games and has the power to make or break a title, so it’s no surprise that more developers are seeking new ways to improve their games and in-game advertising. AudioMob, the leaders of audio in games, provides a user-friendly ad alternative to developers with its world first, non-intrusive audio ad format. The innovative ad format creates an immersive ad experience for users that works with the gaming world, and helps game developers maximise their ad revenue. Through its elegant and seamless plugin, developers can unlock incremental revenue and LTV by amplifying existing ad placements with a potential of 250% revenue increase.
“We know that video ads are a great way of monetising your games, and that banner ads during gameplay can monetise at $1, if you’re lucky! Monetising using audio provides an ideal scenario for developers who can exponentially increase their revenue without blocking the player and damaging player retention,” said Christian Facey, CEO and co-founder of AudioMob.
Audio ads are already a proven hit among gamers, with a YouGov survey from earlier this year revealing that UK adult gamers prefer audio ads over other alternatives, such as full screen video and IAPs. Brands like Amazon, Dell and McDonald’s have already started using the AudioMob ad format, taking advantage of its many benefits, and now Kwalee is joining the movement.
“We’re always interested in developing new ways to engage players on mobile with our hyper casual games, so we were really intrigued when we heard about what AudioMob is doing with audio ads for mobile games,” said Ryan Davies, Head of Digital Marketing at Kwalee. “We were eager to collaborate with the Audiomob team on a test to see what we can produce together, and Crazy Shopping feels like the perfect starting point.”
Kwalee is an award-winning mobile games publisher, known for its impressive portfolio of fun-packed hyper casual games. No stranger to innovation, Kwalee will use AudioMob’s non-intrusive audio ads in its popular game ‘Crazy Shopping’; a chaotic shopping simulation game with over 20 million downloads, challenging players to steer shoppers through a store to grab the most expensive items.
“We are thrilled to be working with such a reputable publisher as Kwalee, whose games we’ve been massive fans of for years,” says Christian Facey, CEO and co-founder of AudioMob. ”Kwalee testing our audio ads is a testament to the massive demand for better ad experiences in games. Working with such a forward thinking mobile-games brand is an honour, and will help our continued work to innovate the games industry and raise the standard on advertising in games.”
Currently in Beta, AudioMob is really pleased with the results they are seeing, as they continue to onboard more developers and expose the format to more players. If the results AudioMob is seeing is any indication of what the future holds for audio advertising in games, there is a lot to look forward to for both developers and players.