PAN has worked with App Annie since 2018 raising visibility for the company as a provider of mobile data and analytics. A driving force behind that mission is promoting their State of Mobile annual report.
The report contains a wealth of data quantifying consumer behavior such as downloads and time spent, for gaming, social media and dating apps.
The 2020 edition also featured a “Decade in Review” which fueled media excitement around the look back and a glimpse of what’s ahead in the next decade.
The State of Mobile is a highly anticipated report as it touches on dozens of trends and verticals within apps and mobile. With data being such a crowded market, we developed compelling storylines that matched the data that stands out including consumer spend, screen time, mobile being a driving force behind IPOs and more. The key is having a pulse on what data and storylines will garner media attention.
Our goal of working with reporters was to not only offer them this specific report but establish them as a partner to App Annie to amplify their messages and data. Consistently being in contact with reporters, we know what types of data and stories they are looking for and how App Annie can support their reporting.
As part of the report development process, PAN partners with App Annie to identify macro-trends to highlight at the beginning of the report. These trends typically fuel broader stories that discuss the impact mobile has on business and consumers. By working together, we establish key trends and themes most impactful to the media landscape. These themes then become the basis and foundation for thought leadership efforts throughout the year.
The 2020 report performed better in its first few weeks than the last report did for the entire year. PAN received the report in advance, allowing us to vet its contents and anticipate reporter needs ahead of time so we were able to hit the ground running when it came out. This shows in the results. We saw coverage in Tech Crunch, Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News, resulting in 49 pieces of coverage and 13 interviews.