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    Spotlight and Promotion Banners: How do they work?

    How do Spotlight and Promotion banners work? Are they all always in rotation and come up based on the customer's searches or browsed categories or I see the same ones over and over no matter what I search for or which apps I view or which device I have set.

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    Re: Spotlight and Promotion Banners: How do they work?

    Self-bump for answer.

    Also, I was wrong about different ads based on device. It does look like selecting a V3, V5, or ^3 device does change the rotation. If I set the device to N95 I get the same two banners over and over in stead of the same 7 with no device set..

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    Re: Spotlight and Promotion Banners: How do they work?

    Hi,
    I am not a Nokia employee and only had one app spotlighted once - it is, AFAIK, managed by Nokia and you have nothing to influence it.
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    Re: Spotlight and Promotion Banners: How do they work?

    Quote Originally Posted by tamhanna View Post
    it is, AFAIK, managed by Nokia and you have nothing to influence it.
    I'm sure that's the case too. It would be nice to know the criteria for how they are chosen so I know if it's worth spending time to make the banners or what to include to increase the chance they will be chosen.

    It makes the store look anemic to rotate two banners over and over.

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    Re: Spotlight and Promotion Banners: How do they work?

    Random.

    No other idea, sorry.
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    Re: Spotlight and Promotion Banners: How do they work?

    Self bump for official answer

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    Re: Spotlight and Promotion Banners: How do they work?

    Quote Originally Posted by proberts View Post
    Self bump for official answer
    I'll see if someone from marketing can help here.

    Ron

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    Re: Spotlight and Promotion Banners: How do they work?

    im not a nokia rep but i know the answer...
    their marketing and promotion team picks the apps that gets to be promoted most apps that filled the fields with images for promotion etc will not be shown ever (maybe due to promotion assets quality maybe not a hit app your company aint big enough etc etc it doesnt really matter whats the reason)
    and you cant contact directly with the marketing/promotion team and ask to be promoted.

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    Re: Spotlight and Promotion Banners: How do they work?

    Thanks Ron.


    Quote Originally Posted by shaii View Post
    im not a nokia rep but i know the answer...
    You could be right. I just find it hard to believe that even with completely arbitrary criteria a marketing and promo team would only chose 2 banners for all V3 content on OVI. Hopefully we'll see an answer from Ron.

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    Re: Spotlight and Promotion Banners: How do they work?

    Quote Originally Posted by shaii View Post
    im not a nokia rep but i know the answer...
    their marketing and promotion team picks the apps that gets to be promoted most apps that filled the fields with images for promotion etc will not be shown ever (maybe due to promotion assets quality maybe not a hit app your company aint big enough etc etc it doesnt really matter whats the reason)
    and you cant contact directly with the marketing/promotion team and ask to be promoted.
    Hello,
    the issue is whom to contact - all my old contacts seem to have moved on...
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    Re: Spotlight and Promotion Banners: How do they work?

    Quote Originally Posted by proberts View Post
    How do Spotlight and Promotion banners work? Are they all always in rotation and come up based on the customer's searches or browsed categories or I see the same ones over and over no matter what I search for or which apps I view or which device I have set.
    Hi All, I sent an enquiry into the spotlight thing with my app : this is the reply !

    Dear -,

    Thank you for your inquiry regarding getting into the spotlight program. Please
    note that unfortunately, .... Nevertheless, should you be approached by the Nokia Spotlighting
    Team, you will be eligible for the program. The Ovi Team will monitor your
    content's performance and select your application for the spotlight duration if
    your application performs well.

    I hope this clarifies your inquiry. Should you have any other questions, please
    do not hesitate to contact us at Ovi Publisher Support.

    Best regards,

    Ovi-
    --------------------------------------
    This just shows that all your apps are being monitored and they will directly contact you guys should it perform exceedingly well..Good luck all!

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    Re: Spotlight and Promotion Banners: How do they work?

    @John.Tan - thanks for the post. So it's a selection process based on app downloads.

    I wonder if one need to create banners first to be considered for the promotion, or will the Spotlighting Team ask a publisher to create them after being selected?

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    Re: Spotlight and Promotion Banners: How do they work?

    Quote Originally Posted by proberts View Post
    @John.Tan - thanks for the post. So it's a selection process based on app downloads.

    I wonder if one need to create banners first to be considered for the promotion, or will the Spotlighting Team ask a publisher to create them after being selected?
    Hi,
    a long time ago, I can remmeber me and some Austrian publishers being asked. But this seems long gone
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