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MyTona is a gaming company based in Yakutsk, Siberia that develops quest-based mobile games. Seekers Notes, a recently launched game from the studio, is among the top 10 highest-grossing iPad games. The US, Canada, UK and Europe.
In this case study, we’ll explore how the gaming company worked with Facebook Marketing Partner Nanigans. In order to run large-scale campaigns for a new puzzle-based mobile game. Utilizing Facebook Video Ads and lookalike audiences, they achieved a 20% higher return on ad spend than on previous campaigns.
The gaming company wanted to scale up its advertising efforts and surpass previously established goals for return on ad spend by using Facebook’s value optimization tool.
MyTona had been successfully using Facebook’s app event optimization tools to find valuable leads for its acclaimed Seekers Notes game. However, spotting an opportunity to further boost performance, the company partnered with Nanigans on a value optimization campaign that used Mytona’s insights into its best customers to target ads to similar high-value iPhone gamers.
Nanigans tested several different video ads to see which would perform best, quickly incorporating what it learned into the developing campaign. For the creative, the ad technology company opted to use both horizontal and vertical videos, which people interacted with more than still images
The campaign targeted women above the age of 18, in all parts of the world except the US, China, Japan and Korea. To reach people who were most likely to be interested in Seekers Notes, Nanigans worked with MyTona’s own information about which of its customers had the highest lifetime value, and used it to create Custom Audiences of those players, and lookalike audiences based on them.
Facebook’s value optimisation tool helped MyTona attract more players to Seekers Notes with its November–December 2017 campaign. Compared the company’s previous campaigns using app event optimisation, this one delivered: