Opt-in mobile ad serving platform Postr has been pretty busy of late. After launching Skinny Collect late last year, it’s now launched a lock-screen video format, doubled its subscribers in the past six months and is expanding into South East Asia.
Opt-in ad serving platform Postr has teamed up Skinny Mobile to create a new android app called Skinny Collect, which allows Skinny customers to earn free data or minutes in return for allowing ads on their lock screen. It’s taken off pretty well and in the first fifteen minutes after launching it had a download per second. We spoke to Postr CEO Milan Reinartz to find out more on the new app and Postr’s partnership with Skinny.
The amount of ink (mostly digital) that’s been spilled about ad blocking has only increased with the launch of Apple’s iOS9 yesterday. It doesn’t sound like good news for publishers or advertisers, particularly with the amount of time we spend on our phones these days. So, should they be changing their approach? And is there any way to get around an ad blocker? We spoke to the IAB Mobile Council’s Sarah Kavanagh and Postr CEO Milan Reinartz for their opinions.
Smartphone app Postr, which puts brands and money into consumers’ pockets by serving ads on their smartphone lockscreens, added its name to the list of apps trying to own the mobile last year. It’s managed to attract 12,000 downloads so far, and it’s hoping some new features that will enable users to browse news, weather and deals from The New Zealand Herald, GrabOne and MetService without having to unlock their mobile phone will grow that number significantly.
In April, StopPress reported that a team of Wellingtonians was planning to launch a technology start-up called Postr, an app-based service that would get brands into consumers’ pockets by serving ads on their smartphone homescreens. And now, only a few months later, the project has officially launched and is accessible to the Kiwi public.
According to Telecom’s annual report, an average smartphone user reaches for their phone 150 times per day. For some, including Banksy, whose latest piece is a commentary on the scourge of mobile addiction, that’s a bit sad. But that level of interest makes it an appealing place to be for advertisers, so local start-up Postr is hoping to get brands into consumers’ pockets by serving ads on their smartphone homescreens.