Apple's iAd Program Reaches 100 Campaigns

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    As reported by The Loop, Apple has reached a milestone in its iAd mobile advertising push, with its 100th ad campaign having rolled out with content from real estate company Coldwell Banker.
    It is unclear from the report whether the figure of 100 iAd campaigns includes iAds for Developers, a lower-cost option that allows App Store developers to advertise in other apps with a basic ad format, although presumably these are not included in the total.

    Apple earlier this year sliced the buy-in fee for major advertisers in half from $1 million to $500,000, hoping to draw in new advertisers as the company has sought to increase fill rates amid exploding device sales and developer adoption that have dramatically increased the number of available ad slots.

    Just last month, Apple released an iAd Gallery app for iOS devices, featuring some of the campaigns that have made appearances in the iAd program.

    Article Link: Apple's iAd Program Reaches 100 Campaigns
  2. PeterQVenkman macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2005
    I would have thought they would be well over 100 by now.
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    I guess the lesson learned by Apple is that it's easier for Google to come up with a mobile OS than it is for Apple to come up with a profitable ad system. :D
  4. ciTiger macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2011
    Portugal (Porto)
    I hope the fill rates for app's start to get better now...
  5. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

    Mar 2, 2009
    I'm happy to hear that. As a developer with iAds i can tell you the revenue is not interesting for a small app. I really which Apple would go global with iAds because then payouts would be much better than they are now.
  6. caspersoong macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2011
    Apple earns so little from iAd? No wonder they released the 'April Fool's Joke app'.
  7. BettBee macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2010
    Make money by creating better apps, not from annoying customers

    iAds must die. When I download a free app as a way to evaluate whether I'll buy the full version, iAds is a definite negative indicator. The ads are annoying and intrusive, and advertise horrible companies that I wouldn't patronize unless my life literally depended on it. I view a developer depending on iAds for revenue as a sign of weakness, and when I see this I look elsewhere for paid apps.

  8. SilentLoner macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2007
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    Are you serious? You judge a company by their ads? You need to get out more.

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