Top In-App Advertising Companies (2020)

Updated: July 2, 2020

In-app advertising is the most popular kind of online advertising that drives revenue for hundreds of thousands app brands and indie developers who have mobile ad inventory. Because the majority of mobile users spend the bulk of their mobile time in apps, advertisers are focused on running ads in iOS and Android apps. These ads can be either rotated using the Waterfall rotation method, when ads from multiple advertisers are rotated in a queue or using more sophisticated method, called the header bidding, when advertisers actually need to bid for ad inventory inside a publisher's app.

List of in-app advertising services

FoundedEmployees
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

AdColony

The In-App Marketplace for Brands

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(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
FoundedEmployeesRevenuesSocialTraffic
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

Smadex

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

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(1 vote)
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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

StartApp

Mobile monetization and marketing

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(2 votes)
(2) REVIEWS

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

SmartyAds

The Full-Stack Programmatic Ad Platform

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS

 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

IconPeak

Monetize your full potential

10
(3 votes)
(3) REVIEWS

AppLike

Direct Traffic Mobile User Acquisition Platform

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(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
The AppLike ad solution is essentially a mobile app for in-app video placement, where each add is presented to mobile users as a recommendation for a new mobile....

Applike is Germany’s leading mobile user acquisition platform. The company’s video ad platform is hosted in their own loyalty and discovery mobile apps, which offer its users up-to 5 mobile games based on their taste and preferences thanks to app usage analysis. With AppLike app marketers can run A/B testing campaigns for various demographics to reach out to the right audience for their apps. By factoring in actual app usage, AppLike’s platform is capable to provide app marketers with highly relevant mobile users for their apps.”

  • Mobile platforms: Android
  • Campaign types: CPI
  • Ad formats supported: video, banner
  • Targeting: age, gender, OS, interest, device, verticals
  • Key Markets: global
Learn more about AppLike

Adcash

Performance Marketing Made Easy

5
(3 votes)
(3) REVIEWS

Instagram Ads

Drive awareness and increase your customer base

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS

Smaato

Global RTB exchange for mobile ads

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(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
...every impression, providing higher visibility and transparency for users and boosting the prices of in-app and mobile website traffic.

Smaato is a mobile advertising and app monetization platform. It features mobile-first ad network and ad server solution for publishers and app developers. Smaato hosts the largest independent mobile ad exchange with global reach. For advertisers it offers Smaato Demand Platform with advanced traffic optimization features, for publishers Smaato Publishers Platform that allows them to achieve high fill rates and yield high eCPMs.

  • Mobile platforms: Android, IOS, Mobile, Windows Phone
  • Campaign types: CPC
  • Ad formats supported: Banners
  • Targeting: country, publisher, app, ad format, device, connection type, GPS data, device ID
  • Key Markets: Germany, global
Learn more about Smaato

Google Ads

Get your ad on Google today.

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Google Ads acts as Google’s mobile advertising network, based on combining the Google Adwords ad buying interface with Google traffic sources such as it’s own platforms and servers as well as the legendary Admob platform.  Admob was founded in 2006 by Omar Hamoui and acquired by Google in 2009. They built one of the biggest ad networks on the planet, based on the value proposition a free ad generation tool to drive in-app installs and cross-promote apps. Google Ads proprietary IAP (in-app purchase) in-house ad format supply advertisers with app app users that, based on the platform’s data, will most likely to download / buy a particular mobile app. In July 2018 the platform was rebranded from AdMob to Google Ads.

  • Mobile platforms: iOS, Android, Unity, Cocos
  • Campaign types: CPM, CPC, CPI
  • Ad formats supported: Native, Video, Interstitial
  • Targeting: country, region, carrier, connection type, mobile platform, OS version, device, audience (user profile data)
  • Key markets: global
Learn more about Google Ads

Mobupps

A One Stop Shop For All Your Mobile Marketing Needs

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(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
FoundedEmployeesSocial
200811-505k

Mobupps is are a performance-oriented ad network, with over 10 years of experience in mobile user acquisition. The network leverages an access to private media from over 4,500 direct app publishers, as well as direct integration to all of the major global traffic sources.

  • Mobile platforms: Android, iOS,
  • Campaign types: CPC, CPI, CPM
  • Ad formats supported: App Icon, Audio, Banners, Content Lock, Coupons, Custom, In-App, Incentivized, Interstitial, Native, Notifications, Offer Wall, Pop up, PopUnder, Redirect, Rewarded Video, Rewards, Rich Media, Search, Social, Text, Video
  • Targeting: App, Carrier, Category, Country, Demographic, Device, Network, White & Black Lists
  • Key markets: Global
Learn more about Mobupps

Google App Campaigns

Universal App campaigns that streamline the process for you

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(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
FoundedEmployeesSocial
2015100-12512k+

 

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