Native Advertising Networks

Updated: September 24, 2020

Here you’ll find native ads platforms that support this type of ad. The native ad format is one of the most popular out there; that’s because it’s effective by design. A native ad mimics a mobile app/mobile website interface and then delivers features that users find useful.

In contrast with other formats, native ads have the potential to stay effective and are successful in the long run because they evolve along with the apps and websites where they are displayed.

According to Statista in 2018, the top three advertisers projected to spend the most are the following:

  • The United States — projected to spend $21 billion (twice as much compared with 2015).
  • China – $5,12 billion (double their 2015 spending).
  • Japan comes third with $4.36 billion (again more than double compared with $2.22 in 2015).

Native ads example

Source: PubNative

Native Ads Benefits

Native ads are very popular ads. As the name suggests, they are more native to the experience as a whole, meaning less intrusion and more engagement from users. Native ads can be a powerful ad format due to their ability to blend into the content on screen. A good native ad won’t even appear as an ad to a user, thereby driving engagement rates and interactions.

These ads essentially offer a rare opportunity for mutual gain across the board. Advertisers benefit from better engagement, developers have less disruption inside their apps, and mobile users enjoy a better overall experience without as many interruptions.

One of the most popular formats for native ads is sponsored content appearing inside the app or mobile website. These pieces of content are clearly marked as ‘sponsored content’, however, they are intended to be beneficial to the user in question, and most are happy to engage as a result. Other formats include recommendation widgets, more custom types of native ads with a specific marketing goal, for example, a competition that helps to drive views, and powerful native in-app videos. There is no single right answer to the best format of a native ad, but it’s a good indicator of how versatile they are.

Measuring the effectiveness of native ads is a challenge for advertisers, however, and there’s a fine line between blending in and, in contrast, deceiving an audience to get their attention. Another drawback is that these ads take time to create, and the results are not immediate. The ads will often rank as some of the highest quality ads out there, but an advertiser looking for instant success will need to look elsewhere. As with most things in the industry, real success takes time and effort to achieve.

Native ads example 2

Source: Marketing Land

Native Ads eCPMs

You can find some of the biggest native ads offers and rates, along with their platform and country, in the table below.

Platform/NetworkCountryeCPMs/Revenues
TaboolaUSRates around 0.30 cents to $5
RevContentUSAround 0.70 cents to $1
Content.adUSGood performance from US (and EU traffic). Rates: $3 and above
AdnowUSThe CPC for US traffic: around 4-5 cents
SpoutableUSThey perform well for US traffic: above $3
MGIDUSAround 30 cents to $2. Asian traffic is lower: 1 cent to 2 cents
OutbrainUSSome of the highest rates out there
Facebook Audience NetworkUSAround $0.50-$1.00 (international traffic)

Source: Blognife

Below we’ve listed the very best native ads platforms so you can get up and running without unnecessary hassle.

List of the best native ad networks for publishers and advertisers

Smadex

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

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
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
FoundedEmployeesRevenuesSocialTraffic
201251-200---

Zoomd is dedicated to helping advertisers and publishers achieve their key performance indicators (KPIs) through a patented, performance-based advertising platform. The Company’s User Acquisition platform unifies more than 600 media sources under one dashboard including Google, TikTok, Samsung premium inventory and much more.

  • Business Models – Choose your preferred business model CPC/CPI/CPO/CPE/CPA
  • Fraud – Detection as part of the platform, adding you an extra layer of safety
  • Measurement – integrated to all major 3rd party mobile measurement solutions
  • Cost-efficiency – Save countless resources by managing all campaigns under one screen
  • Data Play – Enjoy machine decisions based on more than 500Million data points a day
Learn more about Zoomd

Headway

Performance and Programmatic solutions for apps, brands and VAS marketers

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
FoundedEmployeesRevenuesSocialTraffic
2010--20k-
All Mobile Formats All IAB Standard Display, Native, Video and Cutting Edge formats accepted Assisted Bidding Smadex proprietary machine learning....

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

Hitapps

Complex digital advertising solutions that drive results.

(0) REVIEWS
FoundedEmployeesRevenuesSocialTraffic
201710-50---

Hitapps focuses on your success as a whole. Perhaps you can manage a small-scale campaign but, if you want to develop an impactful ads campaign, it’s better to let us take over.

  • Advertising agency
  • RTB solution
  • Social advertising
  • Apps publishing

Learn more about Hitapps

Adsperfection

Adding perfection to advertising

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
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

Appodeal

Turn your Apps into Top-Earning Hits

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
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

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
FoundedEmployeesRevenuesSocialTraffic
20132-10$8.9m+7k1.36m+
...top-notch sources, including direct worldwide placements on Sony smartphones, smart notifications, native assets, reliable SDKs and more.

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

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

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
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

Appreciate

Achieve massive incremental growth and ROI for your app!

10
(2 votes)
(2) REVIEWS

A

Learn more about Appreciate

App Samurai

Self-Service Mobile Advertising Tool for Startups

10
(2 votes)
(2) REVIEWS

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

App Growing Global

An Unbiased Mobile Advertising Intelligence Analysis Platform

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
EmployeesRevenuesSocialTraffic
11-50---

App Growing Global achieves functions like searching for advertising creatives, analyzing the industrial competition, and monitoring advertisement exposure by monitoring the mobile advertisement activity data throughout the main media networks, which widely used by app developers, publishers, advertisers, ad networks, investment institutions, industrial media companies, and media buyers.

Learn more about App Growing Global

Gimbal

Grow Your Business with the Power of Location

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
FoundedEmployeesRevenuesSocialTraffic
2012----

Gimbal translates location data into intent, conversion, and insight for marketers trying to reach consumers and businesses wanting to improve their customers’ lives.

Highlights include the following:

  • Location-based marketing
  • Identity-based platform
  • Foot Traffic Analytics
  • Custom Audiences

Learn more about Gimbal

PubMatic

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

(0) REVIEWS

Mobupps

A One Stop Shop For All Your Mobile Marketing Needs

10
(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
...marketers to manage ad campaigns across multiple channels – mobile, display, social, video, audio and native.

Leadbolt

High performance mobile advertising

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
FoundedEmployeesRevenuesSocialTraffic
2010152$6m+8k90,000+
...Machine learning and advanced targeting algorithms A range of in-app mobile advertising placements – Native, Video, Rewarded Video, Interactive Playable Ads, Rich media, Interstitials Advanced fraud....

Leadbolt is a high performance mobile advertising platform for user acquisition and in-app monetization. The company is focused on helping mobile advertisers to reach and acquire loyal users at scale, leveraging its direct relationships and dynamic ad-serving technologies. Leadbolt’s AI and Machine Learning based algorithms assist advertisers with advanced targeting that captivates best-fit audiences to achieve deeper user engagement with maximum ROI.

  • Mobile platforms: iOS, Android, Windows Phone
  • Campaign types: CPC, CPM, CPI, CPV
  • Ad formats supported: Native, Video, Interstitial
  • Targeting: country, region, carrier, connection type, mobile platform, OS version, device, category
  • Key Markets: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Global, India, Russia, UK, USA
Learn more about Leadbolt
Native Video Stack.

ironSource is the leading in-app video advertising platform. It is one of the biggest and oldest mobile advertising platforms launched in 2010. Focusing on mobile games, it makes free-to-play and free-to-use possible for over 1.5B people around the world. Over 80,000 app developers use its technologies to grow their businesses, among these such leading companies like Kongregate, Zeptolab, Big Fish Games, Zynga and Playrix.

  • Mobile platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Cocos, Amazon, AdobeAir
  • Campaign types: CPC, CPE, CPA, CPV
  • Ad formats supported: App Wall, Interstitial, Offer Wall, Video
  • Targeting: Custom
  • Key Markets: United States, Israel
Learn more about ironSource

Fyber is a leading mobile advertising technology company with headquarters in Berlin. The mobile ad network by Fyber supports a broad range of parties – app developers, advertisers and agencies, other ad networks and DSPs.  It combines proprietary technologies and expertise in mediation, RTB, video and audience segmentation to create holistic solutions that shape the future of the app economy. It providers advertisers with programmatic ad formats that are IAB-standard compliant (Open RTB 2.3, HTML5, VAST). With Fyber app developers can run video, interstitial, engagement and install campaigns.

Fyber recently fully merged its three previous acquisitions: Heyzap, Inneractive and Fyber RTB (formerly, Falk Realtime), and is now operating under one single brand. It is publicly traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol FBEN.

  • Mobile platforms: Android, iOS
  • Campaign types: CPA, CPM, CPI, CPV
  • Ad formats supported: Banner, Interstitial, Native, Video
  • Targeting: carrier, device, OS
  • Key Markets: Global
Learn more about Fyber

Facebook Audience Network

Expand the power of Facebook advertising with Audience Network.

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
...mobile apps are integrated with the system Supported ad formats includebanner, interstitial and native The following platforms are supported:iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Unity, tvOS.

EZmob

Maximise Mobile Traffic with EZmob

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
Access to over 5B daily impressions across pop, display and native.

EvaDav

Buy and sell traffic, push-notification, native ads

9
(7 votes)
(7) REVIEWS
FoundedEmployeesRevenuesSocialTraffic
201651-200100k+1k+200k+
EvaDav is the native advertising network based on push-notification.

Epom Market

Ad Network & Self-serve DSP for programmatic advertising

10
(3 votes)
(3) REVIEWS
Epom Market offers a wide range of standard and native ad formats with high fill rates for both mobile and desktop devices.

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
Learn more about ArmorAds

Amazon DSP

Reach your audiences at scale wherever they are—on Amazon sites and across the web.

(0) REVIEWS

Affle

Consumer Intelligence Driven Mobile Marketing Platform

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS

AdTiming

Data-driven Mobile Marketing, Worldwide Performance Advertising Platform

6
(2 votes)
(2) REVIEWS
...extension, precision and scale guaranteed • Various Creative Formats:Banner, Business Wi-Fi, Native, Video.

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
Learn more about AdTiming

IconPeak

Monetize your full potential

10
(3 votes)
(3) REVIEWS

Veziron Media DSP

Combines unique data with a new ML optimization platform to deliver on complex branding and performance goals

(0) REVIEWS
FoundedEmployeesSocial
2015100-12512k+

Smaato

Global RTB exchange for mobile ads

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
...control Receive SDK mediation Access the reporting API The Smaato platform also supports native advertising, interactive video, and rewarded video, in addition to standard display ad units.

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

Digital Turbine

Right App. Right Person. Right Time

10
(2 votes)
(2) REVIEWS

Digital Turbine is a mobile app advertising platform for app delivery and discovery. The company is double down on a mobile native format to allow advertisers cut through the noice and reach out their target audience. Digital Turbine bypasses app stores and partners with major global telecom companies to introduce apps to mobile users with sponsored recommendations and native preloads.

  • Mobile platforms: iOS, Android, Mobile Web
  • Campaign types: CPC, CPI
  • Ad formats supported: Banners, Interstitial, Native, Offer Wall
  • Targeting: Geo, OS
  • Key Markets: Asia, Europe, USA
Learn more about Digital Turbine

Bidease

#1 DSP for mobile app marketers

10
(2 votes)
(2) REVIEWS
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

 

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