Mobile App Advertising

Updated: August 7, 2020

Mobile and app advertising forms a growing proportion of the ad market. Browse our extensive ad network list to buy or sell mobile ads from over 100 self serving advertising networks, ad servers, DSPs and exchanges. To find an ad network that meets specific criteria, use the number of filters on the left that allow you to narrow down your search and limit it within a specific type, key market an ad network is focused on, platforms it supports, ad formats, payment and trading models.  Every mobile ad network has its own strengths and weaknesses, we’ve been trying really hard to provide both quality and diversity of ad networks to choose from and get a comprehensive picture about. We’ve gathered, analyzed and listed top mobile advertising networks for you in this directory.

Mobile Advertising 101

The Mobile Advertising Networks section presents a database of several hundred mobile ad companies that collectively form the mobile advertising landscape. We do our best to make this database comprehensive and useful for company owners who look for an effective and reliable mobile advertising partner to advertise their product or service. We also want to provide media buyers with the best choice of advertising networks to buy ad inventory from.

To begin let’s start with the basics –  what is a mobile advertising? According to Wikipedia Mobile Advertising is:

a form of advertising via mobile (wireless) phones or other mobile devices. It is a subset of mobile marketing.

So it’s a natural progression of advertising with a new medium to distribute it. We have more than 150 mobile advertising companies registered in our directory, no doubts, since mobile apps took off back in 2008, this industry has certainly become mature. You can read about the latest mobile advertising trends here.

Types of Mobile Advertising Platforms

There are several types of mobile advertising companies, let’s define the major types.

  • A Mobile Ad Network – is a company that serves as intermediary between app developers, that need to advertise their apps or online merchants in general and publishers, individuals or companies that want to place ads inside their apps or websites to make a profit.
  • A Mobile Ad Server – is a web server that stores mobile ads and provides technological solution to manage and display these ads on various mobile apps and websites.  They can also be known as ‘SSPs’ or “supply side platforms”
  • A Mobile DSP (stands for a mobile demand side platform) – is a system for mobile advertisers to buy mobile inventory from a multiple ad exchanges, ad networks and mobile publishers. The mobile DSP key feature is a single interface for a real-time bidding to display online ads across multiple ad-exchanges.

Mobile Advertising Formats

There is a range of different types of mobile advertising  defined by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (aka IAB), such as the following:

  • Banner ad – a still or animated image, of the number of sizes defined by IAB, placed on a website or inside a mobile app
  • Interstitial – a full-screen graphical ad that covers an entire website or mobile app interface. It requires a website visitor or a mobile app user active action to either click-through or closing to continue interaction with a mobile app or website.
  • Offer-wall – a screen in an app that offers mobile users rewards or different incentives in exchange for specific actions, like downloading an app, registering in app and more.
  • Video ad – a short, 15-30 second length video clip that advertises a specific mobile app or a website.
  • Native ad – a form of paid media where the ad experience mimics the natural form and function of a mobile app or website interface.

All mobile advertising formats are developed to advertise products, services and mobile apps in particular. There are a number of business models that different mobile advertising networks utilize to serve both advertisers and publishers. Here we present the most widely accepted ones.

Mobile Advertising Business Model

  • CPC (cost per click) – it implies charging an advertiser for every click on a mobile ad inside an app or on a website. Our database contains the following ad networks that support this model.
  • CPM (cost per mile) – this model implies charging an advertiser for each 1,000 impressions of her / his mobile advertising
  • Cost Per Install / Pay Per Install / CPI – with this model an advertiser is charged once an app he advertises was downloaded
  • CPA (cost per action) – this business model is based on charging advertiser once a specific action was taken inside a mobile app or on a website.

Any mobile advertising campaign requires targeting to reach out specific audience that will be relevant to the product or service that is advertised. Compared to desktop, mobile devices provide a wide range of targeting options and the following ones are the most commonly used.

Mobile Advertising Targeting

  • Device – this kind of targeting allows to narrow a mobile ad audience to people that have a specific smartphone or tablet model.
  • OS – it allows to deliver to users with mobile devices that run specific Operating System, e.g. iOS, Android, Windows Phone.
  • Geos – a kind of targeting that allows to deliver a mobile ad message within specific geolocation, in most cases, within a particular country, city or ZIP code.
  • Day Part – to take into account mobile users tendency to spend time with their mobile devices during specific time of a day, this type of targeting allows to deliver ads within a specific time frame.
  • Behavioral – the most sophisticated type of targeting that mobile advertising platforms run by Facebook, Twitter and Google are capable to provide, based on an extensive user profile they accumulate over time.
  • Demographic – this type of targeting is based on a mobile ad audience age and gender.
  • Operator – with this kind of targeting mobile ad campaigns can be narrowed down to mobile users that are served by specific mobile operator, e.g. At&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Vodafone and so on.

There are three major ways of launching and managing advertising campaigns: self-service, managed service and programmatic. All 3 have its pros and cons and many ad networks supports all of them to address a broad range of customers needs.

Mobile Advertising Trading Models

  • Self-Service / Self-Managed – this model implies providing an online dashboard for digital advertisers to run ad campaigns on their own.
  • Managed Service – this kind of model is based on providing qualified managers by advertising company to run mobile ad campaigns on behalf of an advertiser.
  • Programmatic – an algorithmic sale and purchase of digital advertising on mobile and desktop.

One of the most important aspects of running an ad campaign is tracking. By definition an optimization, as a crucial part of a mobile advertising strategy, wouldn’t be possible without having a robust ad campaign tracking in place. There are several ad tracking companies that command this core-stone feature of the advertising market, such as:

Mobile Advertising Tracking

  • Integration with third party tracking – this is the most common type of tracking support, when an ad network provides advertisers with multiple ad tracking SDKs support
  • Server-to-Server – this type of tracking allows advertisers and publishers to track ad conversion without use of cookies, when an instance of a conversion is defined by a post-back URL.
  • Pixel – is based on using a simple programming code that contains an 1×1 pixel size image that is placed on a website where an ad needs to be tracked.

We hope this mobile advertising 101 guide gives you a comprehensive overview of the mobile ad industry most important components and provides a substantial educational value.

Mobile Advertising FAQ

What are the highest paying mobile advertising platforms?

The answer to this depends on the type of app and the type of traffic that you have as well as the method of monetization.  For example, an app with traffic mainly in the US will do better with a platform with more US-based advertisers whereas an app with users mainly in India will monetize better with networks with a bigger presence in that market.

Monetization also depends on the format used.  Interstitials, offerwalls and other formats can often perform better than standard banners for some traffic and use cases. Video is another format that has became mainstream in mobile advertising industry and currently demonstrates a higher level of performance than above mentioned formats. With the video format, advertisers are the best equipped to convey a message about their products and quite often publishers have the best chances to monetize their inventory by placing video ads inside their mobile apps or websites.

The best option is often to integrate with an ad mediation platform which can include multiple traffic sources and the tools that allow publishers to manage, optimize and get reports from those sources within a single dashboard. A choice of a specific ad mediation platform is defined by its setup cost, type of integration it provides, number of supported networks and more.

Which mobile ad formats are best ?

The toolbox of advertising formats that mobile advertiser has consists of the following items – a banner ad (either static fo animated), an interstitial banner (it occupies all mobile app interface real estate), video and native ad. Among the above mentioned four, video and native formats are the current mobile advertising industry frontrunners.

Mobile users in general are shifting from watching video on a desktop to mobile and hence short engaging video ads on their smartphones and tablets are in a position to get higher level of engagement and bring more money for mobile publishers.

By definition, a native ad format is the one that is least intrusive amongst all mobile ad formats available. It’s designed to follow the natural form and function of the mobile user experience inside a mobile app or website. Because it complements any content of a mobile app or a website where it’s placed, it’s capable to generate higher engagement and lead to a desired action on a mobile user’s part.

What is the best business model for publishers? CPM, CPC or CPA?

It is one of the most often asked questions about online advertising, and mobile advertising in particular. At the end of the day, app and website owners become publishers to monetize their inventory, to make money. The short answer on this question is – it depends. To provide a longer answer we need to analyze each model briefly and stack them to each other.

CPC or cost-per-install model generates revenue for a mobile publisher whenever users click on ad that is placed in his inventory. The most favorable situation for users to click on an ad is when they’re shown this ad as a result of them searching for some mobile app, product or service in general.

CPM or cost-per-mile, where mile is a nickname for 1,000 ad impressions served. With CPM model publisher is paid for ad views inside his inventory. You can read about the average mobile CPM rates here.

So the fundamental difference between these models lies in a fact that with the CPC one a publisher is certain about what revenue he can generate with a fixed price for a mobile ad clickthrough, with CPM he does not. The weak point of the CPC model is a click fraud, when dishonest publishers artificially generate revenue via automated scripts that “click” on ads placed inside their inventory. The weak point of CPM model is that view counts isn’t always accurate and this ongoing issue has lead to the Mobile Web Advertising Measurement Guidelines establishing.

The ultimate decision about what business model to choose should be made by each publisher individually after careful analysis of ad networks he’s considering to work to monetize his mobile or desktop inventory.

What’s the best way to target mobile advertising campaigns?

Targeting is a crucial part of any mobile ad campaign, having well written text or well designed graphic creatives is not enough to launch a successful advertising campaign. If your ad misses people that may find its message compelling to act on and at the right time, you’re wasting your advertising budget.

There are number of parameters that influence what audience a mobile ad will reach.

Such as:

  • Demographics
  • Geolocation
  • time of a day
  • mobile operator
  • OS
  • wifi / mobile connection
  • device and interests / habits.

To define the best strategy for mobile ad campaign targeting you need to define what mobile users you want to reach. The more accurate profile of a mobile audience you manage to build, the more precise your ad campaign targeting will be. The ideal audience profile should contain information about such things as where do people live, their gender, age, mobile devices they use and what habits and interests they express on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter or Google.

One of the most effective ways to target mobile ad campaign is Retargeting. Essentially retargeting implies usage of data collected about mobile users that visited your website or installed your app to reach them on various ad networks, social media sites, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others.

There are three major ways to collect information to apply Retargeting technique to your mobile ad campaign – building an email list by collecting addresses people leave on your website, pixel placing to track people who visit your website or mobile advertising IDs collected from your app installs.

What is the difference between an incentive and non-incentive mobile traffic?

With all complexity that mobile traffic generation brings to bear, there is one way to separate it into two kinds – incentive and non-incentive traffic. With the latter one, mobile users are compensated for downloading mobile apps with a some kind of reward, usually a virtual currency.

There are different use cases for each defined by its pros and cons. By launching an incentive traffic ad campaign, mobile advertiser can quickly increase her / his mobile app ranking on the App Store or Google Play marketplace, build an initial app user base to test various ideas for its design and more. The weak point of incentive traffic is that by definition it’s not capable to build a loyal user base for an app. To find mobile users that will be loyal to an app is what a non-incentive traffic campaign suites really well for. Read about different use case for each type here.

What are major Mobile Advertising IDs

With Mobile Advertising ID app developers have a tool to identify who is using their mobile apps. Among several there are three major ones on the market:

  • IDFA (Apple’s Advertising Identifier), it’s provided to iOS developers as a part of iOS to implement a system for serving ads
  • Android Advertising ID – the one that Google provides to developers as part of the Android to serve ads inside apps
  • Facebook App User IDs, which allows developers to collect information about their app users via the Facebook SDK.

How Does Mobile Ad Mediation Work?

This is the framework for a mobile publisher to monetize her or his inventory efficiently and achieve both high fill rates, meaning all inventory is used to display ads, and high revenue. Essentially Ad mediation algorithms allow publishers to match the right inventory to the right ad network.

Here is how an ad mediation technology works. Based on publishers preferences (in most cases it’s to prioritize highest eCPM paying ad networks first), the system ranks some ad networks higher than others and if a specific ad network can’t fill the ad request, the system picks the next one in the rank. The biggest advantage for a publisher here is that such system is using a single SDK to manage hundreds of SDK of various ad networks.

List of the best mobile app ad networks and platforms

AdColony

The In-App Marketplace for Brands

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2008400$192m+25k4m+

AdColony (formerly known as Opera Mediaworks) is one of the largest mobile ad networks globally. Its reach, 1,4 billion users globally, what sets it apart from other ad networks. Known for its unparalleled 3rd party verified viewability rates, exclusive Instant-Play™ HD video technology, proprietary rich media formats, its global performance advertising business and programmatic marketplace, and the company extensive SDK footprint in the Top 1,000 apps worldwide. A fully-owned subsidiary of Otello Corporation ASA, AdColony is a global organization with over 20 offices worldwide.

  • Mobile platforms: Android, IOS
  • Campaign types: CPM
  • Ad formats supported: Rich Media, Video
  • Targeting: Demographic
  • Key markets: US
Learn more about AdColony

Headway

Performance and Programmatic solutions for apps, brands and VAS marketers

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FoundedEmployeesRevenuesSocialTraffic
2010--20k-

Headway is a leading data-driven app growth marketing company servicing mobile apps, brands, and ad-tech companies worldwide. Headway’s mobile-first DSP, Smadex, integrates with partner platforms to offer brands seamless data-driven digital solutions. Headway provides optimized and targeted ad campaigns, empowered by Machine Learning, and guided by experienced growth experts. Headway is a business unit of Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE: EVC), a diversified global media, data and technology services company.

  • Mobile platforms: Android, IOS
  • Campaign types: CPA, CPI
  • Ad formats supported: Banners, Content Lock, Interstitial, Native, Video
  • Targeting: Custom
  • Key Markets: Europe, Latin America, Middle East, South East Asia, USA
Learn more about Headway
FoundedEmployeesRevenuesSocialTraffic
201251-200---

Zoomd is a public traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSXV:ZOMD) with global offices in Canada, Brazil, S.Korea, Singapore, Israel, Mexico and Bulgaria. Zoomd is dedicated to helping advertisers and publishers achieve their key performance indicators (KPIs) through a patented, performance-based advertising platform.

Learn more about Zoomd

App Annie

Unlock advertising, monetization and acquisition ROI with Ascend

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Visibility at your fingertips

Stuck sifting through multiple spreadsheets for hours? Use a single source of truth for data aggregation, data normalization and automated reporting to accelerate your advertising analytics and monetization strategy.

With App Annie Ascend, you can:

  • Aggregate data from over 400 advertising, mediation, attribution and data cloud sources with a single API call
  • Analyze stack or percentage chart views and customize topline headers for instant insights that matter
  • Unlock organized and normalized ad data with intuitive ETL software by bulk editing dimensions or creating custom rules
  • Pivot data by sum, average, and percentage change to identify areas of growth or divestment
  • Customize data ingestion, revenue analytics, and api aggregation to fit your needs
Learn more about App Annie

TrafficGuard

#1 ad fraud prevention for brands, networks and agencies

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201811-50-534-

TrafficGuard detects, mitigates and reports on digital ad fraud before it hits your advertising budget. Sitting within the advertising journey, TrafficGuard analyses impressions, clicks, conversions and events to mitigate ad fraud at its earliest reliable detection. Our proactive approach keeps your performance data clean, and helps you scale and optimise your advertising confidently.

Learn more about TrafficGuard

Smadex

Mobile-first DSP For Transparent Performance (Apps/Branding/VAS)

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FoundedEmployeesRevenuesSocialTraffic
2011500-1000+100M$1.5k+2.5m+

Smadex is the mobile-first programmatic DSP engineered for growth.

We are a technology company led by engineering and data science, focused on uprising the global mobile programmatic landscape through our ad tech solutions.

Using a combination of our own programmatic advertising technology, machine learning, and first-party data, we have over a decade partnering with apps, brands and performance marketers to achieve their growth goals. 

We take transparency very seriously. To guarantee our fully transparent platform remains that way, Smadex programmatic partners with the leading third-party platforms to provide innovative solutions and independent measurement at the very core of our service. 

Learn more about Smadex

FraudScore

Independent Fraud Prevention and Detection Platform

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FoundedEmployees
201511-50

FraudScore is an independent antifraud solution that evaluates the quality of mobile and web traffic in advertising campaigns. FraudScore clients are direct advertisers and ad agencies, ad networks & mobile developers from all over the world. FraudScore offers antifraud solutions for all steps of ad campaign funnel: from DSPs, to CPI, CPM, CPA and CPC. FraudScore is well known to be effective in combat against click spamming, bot, malware and adware, click injection, bot farms and many more.

Learn more about FraudScore

Appodeal

Turn your Apps into Top-Earning Hits

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FoundedEmployeesSocialTraffic
2014101-200+25000 +250.000/month

+250,000 developers, from indies to large enterprises, trust in Appodeal to manage their Ad Monetization. A light full-stack ad monetization solution that puts app publishers first – the way it should be.
By just integrating one simple SDK, you will gain access to +70 ad networks & demand sources, competing against each other in a real-time auction for every single ad impression.

Learn more about Appodeal

myAppFree

High Quality Mobile Traffic & Exclusive Placements on SONY Xperia, Native SDK

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FoundedEmployeesRevenuesSocialTraffic
20132-10$8.9m+7k1.36m+

myAppFree is a performance-based advertising platform, founded in 2015 in Italy by Massimo Caroli and Riccardo Fuzzi, that matches advertisers and publishers. One of the unique features it offers in terms of inventory for advertisers is an access to 40 million plus Sony Xperia smartphone users, as well as own App Discovery that features the best mobile apps for users to discover.

  • Mobile platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone
  • Campaign types: CPA, CPC, CPI
  • Ad formats supported: Banners, Interstitial, Native, Notifications
  • Targeting: Audience, Geo, Interests, OS, Platform
  • Key Markets: Asia, Europe, Latin America, USA
Learn more about myAppFree

Bidease

#1 DSP for mobile app marketers

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FoundedEmployeesSocial
201711-503k+

Bidease is a mobile DSP platform for mobile marketers. Its built on a foundation of proprietary programmatic advertising technology, Machine Learning, and first party data. Bidease team optimizes campaigns across all major mobile formats for desired post-install behaviors at no risk to its clients’ bottom line.

  • Mobile platforms: iOS, Android, Mobile Web
  • Campaign types: CPI, CPA, CPM
  • Ad formats supported: Banners, Interstitial, Native, Rewarded Video, Video
  • Targeting: Carrier, Device, Gender, Geo, Interests, IP, OS
  • Key Markets: global
Learn more about Bidease

Performcb

#1 Performance Marketing Network Worldwide

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Perform[cb] offers advertisers proprietary fraud-fighting software solution PerformSHIELD™. It allows marketers and brands to analyze traffic in real-time and do post-processing analysis of a traffic’s validity.

Learn more about Performcb

Adsperfection

Adding perfection to advertising

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EmployeesSocial
2-10100

Adsperfection is an ad tech company that helps brands and developers with users acquisition and in-app monetization. With Adsperfection advertisers can acquire engaged and paying users for their app/product/service, as well as buy media at scale and get advanced solutions for preventing fraud. Publishers can boost their eCPM with flexible ad formats, use high impact monetization solutions and arrange direct deals from most recognizable app developers worldwide.

  • Mobile platforms: iOS, Android
  • Campaign types: CPA, CPC, CPI, CPL, CPM, CPS
  • Ad formats supported: Banners, Interstitial, Native, Video
  • Targeting: Custom
  • Key Markets: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Africa, Spain, UK, USA
Learn more about Adsperfection

Outbrain

The Open Web's Discovery & Native Advertising Feed

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Outbrain is the world’s leading discovery and native advertising feed for the open web. A third of the world’s Internet-connected population explore and discover information through its feed technology, which is trusted by emerging to established brands and integrated into thousands of media companies’ tech stacks to manage and monetize their publishing operations. Outbrain operates in 55 countries and is headquartered in New York City with offices in 18 cities worldwide.

  • Mobile platforms: Android, iOS
  • Campaign types: CPC
  • Ad formats supported: banners, Carousel
  • Targeting: Location, Platform, OS, Interests, Demographic
  • Key Markets: global
Learn more about Outbrain

Zucks is a Japan-based mobile advertising platform strong in the Asian mobile market. They offer a large number of campaigns supporting iOS and Android, driving app downloads as well as CPI,CPA and CPC. It reaches over 10000 users each on Android and iOS. and can deliver both incentivized and non-incentivized ads.

  • Mobile platforms: Android, iOS, HTML5
  • Campaign types: CPA, CPC, CPI, CPM, CPV
  • Ad formats supported: App Icon, Banners, Interstitial, Native, Offer Wall, Rewards, Rich Media, Video
  • Targeting: Audience, Behavioral, Carrier, Channel, Content, Country, Custom, Demographic, Device, Language, OS, Platform
  • Key Markets: Global
Learn more about Zucks

Splicky is the new Demand Side Platform (DSP) for the mobile channel using proprietary Real-Time Advertising (RTA) technology.  Their technology makes it simple to buy mobile ad impressions and clicks within mobile sites and apps - in real-time.

Learn more about Splicky

App Samurai

Self-Service Mobile Advertising Tool for Startups

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Mobile ad planning, execution and analysis are complicated for startups because they cannot reach all available app marketing tools. App Samurai makes it easy for them without requiring in-depth mobile advertising knowledge! Thanks to App Samurai, you can easily create, manage, and measure acquisition campaigns, boost campaigns, and video campaigns to acquire qualified users.

Learn more about App Samurai

Appreciate

Achieve massive incremental growth and ROI for your app!

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A

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FoundedEmployees
201451-200

We\'re a multi-format advertising network that operates in 200+ countries. Our aim is to provide wider ad coverage and traffic monetization within one platform. Key Features More than 15К active campaigns daily, that create a high traffic demand and high CPM.

Learn more about Clickadu

SmartyAds

The Full-Stack Programmatic Ad Platform

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 SmartyAds is cutting-edge programmatic advertising platform tailored to the needs of supply and demand partners, data management platforms, ad networks, and agency trading desks. SmartyAds technology allows to create, launch, manage, and analyze digital ad campaigns in the most convenient way.

Learn more about SmartyAds

Olavivo

Boutique Affiliate Network & Agency

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StartApp

Mobile monetization and marketing

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Startapp is a mobile advertising company. It provides a self-serve platform for advertisers to quickly build and launch ad campaigns, controlling audience, creatives and budget aspects of their campaigns. Among features that sets it aside from other ad networks are uniquely designed animated and interactive ads, data-enhanced targeting, using data derived from over 300,000 mobile apps and native ad units.

  • Mobile platforms: Android, iOS
  • Campaign types: CPA, CPC, CPI, CPM
  • Ad formats supported: App Icon, Full Page Ads, InApp Ads, Interstitial, Video
  • Targeting: App, Carrier, Competitors, Connection Type, Device, Gender, Geo, OS
  • Key Markets: Global
Learn more about StartApp

IconPeak

Monetize your full potential

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Gimbal

Grow Your Business with the Power of Location

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Interceptd

Intercept mobile ad fraud. Preserve your data. Protect your ROAS.

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201851-200-200-

Interceptd is designed to simply identify best channels on a granular level and keep your user database free of corrupt fake install data. Monitor your mobile ad campaigns and identify the best channels. Interceptd blocks offending fraudulent or low quality sources automatically to help you make the most out of your ad-budget with peace of mind. You can track all your sources based on their performance with clear post-install performance indicators.

Learn more about Interceptd

PubMatic

The platform to help you outperform. The partnership to help you connect. The expertise to help you grow.

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Taptica

Engage valuable users on mobile

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Taptica is a mobile user acquisition platform, offering ML algorithms powered advertising solutions to brands and app developers. With a big network of approved publishers, Taptica is capable to reach more than 200 million mobile users worldwide. On the advertising side of things, the platform focuses on generating relevant and loyal audiences for apps and games and also offers a high volume of media, including RTB exchanges.

  • Mobile platforms: Android, IOS
  • Campaign types: CPA, CPC
  • Ad formats supported: Banners, Interstitial, Text, Video
  • Targeting: Custom
  • Key Markets: Latin America, USA
Learn more about Taptica

Persona.ly

Your marketplace for direct deals

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Persona.ly  is a tech product company driving mobile user acquisition for brands and app developers, operating world-wide. Using their proprietary bidder and machine-learning algorithms Persona.ly team offers transparent, performance-based, highly-targeted app install and retargeting solutions.

  • Mobile platforms: Android, iOS
  • Campaign types: CPA, CPE, CPI
  • Ad formats supported: Banners, Interstitial, Offerwalls, Rewarded, Rich Media, Video
  • Targeting: Custom
  • Key Markets: US, South Korea, Japan, Russia, South East Asia and India
Learn more about Persona.ly

Appsumer

User acquisition management software

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Appsumer  is a reporting and analytics platform for user acquisition teams at scaling apps. It  transforms fragmented media cost and attribution data into granular, perfectly unified ROI insights aiding faster, better-informed and more confident UA decision-making.

  • Type: Marketing Analytics
  • Pricing: n/a
  • Platforms supported: Android, iOS
Learn more about Appsumer

Twitter Ads

Solutions to help you achieve your business goals

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FoundedEmployeesRevenuesSocialTraffic
20063,9003,000m57m4,000+

Twitter Ads is the Twitter advertising platform that allows app marketers to drive traffic to their apps from both on Twitter and off Twitter channels. In terms of targeting options and reach its rivals are only Facebook and Google. Twitter ads support deep linking technology that allows app marketers to link an ad to a specific part of a mobile app content.

  • Mobile platforms: iOS, Android
  • Campaign types: CPI, CPC, CPM
  • Ad formats supported: auto-generated ads with creatives an app has on the App Store.
  • Targeting: mobile OS, OS version, device (iPhone / iPad), location, gender, age, mobile connection type
  • Key markets: global
Learn more about Twitter Ads
FoundedEmployeesSocial
2015100-12512k+

TikTok is a short-form video app that has yet to launch official ad units for brands. With that said, its increasing popularity has put it on the radar for big brands eager to use the platform to advertise. Influencer campaigns on TikTok have been used by brands such as Universal Pictures, but TikTok is not currently involved with all of them.

  • Mobile platforms: iOS, Android
  • Campaign types: CPI
  • Ad formats supported: Custom
  • Targeting: Custom
  • Key markets: UK, USA
Learn more about TikTok Ads

MoPub

Largest mobile ad server & RTB exchange

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Facebook Audience Network

Expand the power of Facebook advertising with Audience Network.

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Appness

Creative & Media Buying Lab for Mobile Advertising

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FoundedEmployeesRevenuesSocialTraffic
201651-200-1k+70,000+

Appness is a creative & media buying lab for mobile advertising that provides marketers with access to the human cloud: freelance ad designers and in-house advertising professionals powered by the platform’s intelligent ad optimization algorithms. The Appness platform was designed to eliminate the major problems encountered by advertisers in implementing ad campaigns and to support companies that lack expertise in user acquisition by streamlining and automating media buying processes. Headquartered in Cyprus, Appness currently works with 1,000+ ad designers from all around the world and employs 50+ qualified advertising experts.

  • Mobile platforms: Android, iOS
  • Campaign types: CPA, CPI, CPL, CPS
  • Ad formats supported: Banners, Video
  • Targeting: Custom
  • Key Markets: Global
Learn more about Appness

Machine Advertising

Stop paying for fraudulent app installs

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Machine Advertising helps marketers to stop paying for fraudulent app installs. In 2018, Machine has analysed over 22.4m app installs. 56% of the installs we detected as fraudulent. On average, this saved our clients 46% of their app marketing budgets from being wasted on worthless app installs. Machine’s cost averages 4.5% of app marketing budgets.

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Tapjoy is an advertising and app monetization platform that offers a novel way for users to engage in mobile advertising.. The Tapjoy mobile ad network services lineup are focused on helping premium mobile app publishers to increase revenue on each user they have. Tapjoy offers users virtual currency for watching video ads, subscribing to services, and downloading promoted apps. Users can then spend that virtual currency on unlocking in-app content from publishers. The key benefit that the company brings to the table is that it allows app developers and brands monetize users who do not have credit cards or do not wish to spend real currency on app content.

  • Mobile platforms: Android, iOS, Mobile Web
  • Campaign types: CPC, CPD, CPI, CPM
  • Ad formats supported: Content Lock, Interstitial, Offerwall, Rewards
  • Targeting: custom
  • Key Markets: Europe, India, Japan, Kenya, South Africa, UK, United States
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Facebook Ads

The biggest digital advertising platform

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200736,00055,800m17m27,000+

Facebook Ads is the biggest digital advertising platform with a major focus on mobile ads. It features the best ad format, targeting and reporting capabilities in the industry. The platform allows mobile app advertisers to run ad campaigns on their choice on Facebook itself, its Messenger app, Instagram, Audience Network (to show ads across the web) and its app for businesses Workplace.

  • Mobile platforms: iOS, Android, Web
  • Campaign types: CPI, CPM
  • Ad formats supported: banners, carousel banners, video, slideshow
  • Targeting: age, gender, location, device, mobile OS, OS version, interests, mobile user language.
  • Key markets: global
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AdMob

Monetize your apps intelligently

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Yeahmobi

Monetize your advertising inventory

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Instagram Ads

Drive awareness and increase your customer base

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Pinterest Ads

Visual discovery, collection, and storage tool

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Promoted App Pins is a mobile app advertising platform from Pinterest. It allows app marketers to generate installs via pins.Pins associated with iOS or Android apps have an app icon and install button attached to them for mobile users to tap on and download an app. Among Pinterest mobile measuring partners are Adjust, AppsFlyer, Kochava, TUNE and Apsalar.

  • Mobile platforms: iOS, Android, Windows Phone
  • Campaign types: CPA
  • Ad formats supported: App Icon
  • Targeting: Custom
  • Key markets: Global
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ArmorAds is a global mobile advertising company with a focus on advanced data-driven ad campaign optimization capabilities and an in-house-built anti-fraud technology to shield advertisers from malicious activities. The company’s team is committed to protect advertisers from brand damage and revenue loss and to empower them to generate predictable ROI.

  • Mobile platforms: Android, iOS
  • Campaign types: CPA, CPL, CPM, CPS
  • Ad formats supported: Banners, Native, Rich Media
  • Targeting: Audience, browser, Carrier, Country, Device, Geo, Language, Location, OS, Platform, Time, White & Black Lists
  • Key Markets: Global
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Liftoff

Drive campaigns for post-install events

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Liftoff is Cost-Per-Action optimized mobile user acquisition platform for app marketers. It provides CPI campaigns optimization via tracking post-install events for apps. It also provides retargeting features to bring mobile users back to a specific app and lookalike features to connect mobile apps with users similar to people who already use these apps.

  • Mobile platforms: iOS, Android, Mobile Web
  • Campaign types: CPI, CPA
  • Ad formats supported: Custom
  • Targeting: lookalike, retargeting,
  • Key Markets: Global
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Unity Ads

Maximize Your Game’s Revenue

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unity Ads is the premier ad monetization solution for mobile games, it was launched by Unity Technologies in 2014. The mobile ad platform was designed to advertise mobile games and it’s catered to help game developers to monetize on their games more efficiently using video ads. Th unity Ads team is focused on delivering native video ads solution that allows game advertisers to get much more of game players making in-app purchases than industry standard 3% on average.

  • Mobile platforms: iOS, Android
  • Campaign types: CPM, CPI
  • Ad formats supported: Banner, Video, Interstitial
  • Targeting: device, connection, operating system, country
  • Key Markets: United States
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AppNexus

Powers The Advertising That Powers The Internet

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Epom Market

Ad Network & Self-serve DSP for programmatic advertising

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Cauly

Advertising in your hand

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AdTiming

Data-driven Mobile Marketing, Worldwide Performance Advertising Platform

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AdTiming is a mobile marketing platform that is focused on using Big Data to run ads geo-targeted in 200+ countries. With AdTiming advertisers can choose from 20,000 tags to laser focus their mobile app ad campaign in time to reach a particular target audience.

  • Mobile platforms: Android, IOS
  • Campaign types: CPA, CPI
  • Ad formats supported: Banners, Native, Rewarded Video
  • Targeting: Device, Operator, OS
  • Key Markets: Europe, India, Japan, Middle East, USA
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