Self Service Advertising Networks

Updated: September 24, 2020

Self-Serve advertising networks provide advertisers with digital platforms to launch and optimize ad campaigns, get comprehensive reporting and reach different audiences via multiple targeting options.

One of the latest examples of big Self-Serve platforms is Snapchat Ad Manager, just like Facebook Ads, Twitter Ads or Google AdWords, it provides advertisers with the best-in-class advertising platform to reach mobile audiences in scale. There is a clear trend in digital advertising; all ad platforms are moving towards Self-Serve to increase their efficiency and to reach their target audiences.

In this directory, we’ve aggregated for you the best self-service ad platforms.

Self serve advertising platform example

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Self serve advertising platform benefits

Self serve advertising platforms have been growing in popularity for years, but the convenience factor they provide is more important than ever in the modern world.

Essentially, advertisers can place their own ads, giving them extra control over ad sales, maximising their campaign effectiveness and more. Advertisers know their target audience better than anyone else, so the control given to them helps to minimise spend and maximise ROI.

Self serve advertising platform benefits include:

  • Advertisers get 24/7 access to the platform
  • They enable advertisers to save time and money, both of which can be limited
  • The platforms can be a good testing ground for later projects

Below we’ve listed the best self serve advertising platforms so you can get up and running without fuss.

List of self service ad platforms

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

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

Headway

Performance and Programmatic solutions for apps, brands and VAS marketers

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
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

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

myAppFree

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

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
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

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
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

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


Reddit Ads is an advertising platform from Reddit. It allows advertisers to reach specific audiences on the platform, either as self-service or via managed service. With Reddit Ads brands can tap into one of the biggest online communities that has extremely diverse set of interests.

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

Pinterest Ads

Visual discovery, collection, and storage tool

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS

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
Learn more about Pinterest Ads

LinkedIn Ads

Reach your ideal customers on the world's largest professional network

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS

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

Instagram Ads

Drive awareness and increase your customer base

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS

Google App Campaigns

Universal App campaigns that streamline the process for you

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS

Google Ads

Get your ad on Google today.

(0) REVIEWS

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

Facebook Ads

The biggest digital advertising platform

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
FoundedEmployeesRevenuesSocialTraffic
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
Learn more about Facebook Ads

EvaDav

Buy and sell traffic, push-notification, native ads

9
(7 votes)
(7) REVIEWS
FoundedEmployeesRevenuesSocialTraffic
201651-200100k+1k+200k+

Epom Market

Ad Network & Self-serve DSP for programmatic advertising

10
(3 votes)
(3) REVIEWS

DoubleClick Bid Manager

Demand Side Platform by Google

(0) REVIEWS

Criteo Dynamic Retargeting

The advertising platform for the open Internet.

(0) REVIEWS

Criteo Dynamic Retargeting is an online retargeting platform for the ad solution from Criteo – one of the leading commerce marketing companies, founded in Paris, France. It went a long way from being a small start-up to the company with 2,700 employees in 30 offices around the globe and 1,2 billion ads served in 2017 alone. The platform is used by more than 18,000 marketers all over the globe that rely on displaying their video and display ads on publisher’s premium mobile, tablet and desktop ad inventory. Criteo Dynamic Retargeting platform helps brands to re-engage 90% of their target audience and increase their ROI up to 13 times.

  • Mobile platforms: Android, IOS,
  • Campaign types: CPC, CPM,
  • Ad formats supported: Banners, Video
  • Targeting: Custom
  • Key Markets: Global
Learn more about Criteo Dynamic Retargeting

CPAlead

35 Million Installs Don't Lie - CPAlead delivers VALUE for App Owners & Mobile Affiliates

9
(3 votes)
(3) REVIEWS

ConsoliAds

Top In app Monetization & Promotion Platform

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
FoundedEmployeesSocial
201611-503k

ConsoliAds Pte Ltd. is MENA and APAC’s mobile ad mediation and promotion platform. It provides advertisers with access to publishers inventory in more than 12,000 apps that deliver over 350 million ad impressions and helps to reach impression-to-install conversion up to 10%, the platform is capable to deliver CPI around $.0.40.

  • Mobile platforms: Android, IOS, Mobile Web
  • Campaign types: CPC, CPI, CPM
  • Ad formats supported: Native, Video, Interstitial, Rewarded Video, Banner and Icon
  • Targeting: Country, Demographic, Device, Geo, OS, Time
  • Key Markets: CPC, CPI, CPM
Learn more about ConsoliAds

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

Appness

Creative & Media Buying Lab for Mobile Advertising

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
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

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

Adsterra Network

Best Advertising Network, High Quality Traffic, Self-Service Platform for advertisers

10
(8 votes)
(8) REVIEWS

Adcash

Performance Marketing Made Easy

5
(3 votes)
(3) REVIEWS

YouTube Ads

Be seen where everyone is watching

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS

Vungle

Leading video monetization platform

8
(4 votes)
(4) REVIEWS

Vungle is one of the leading performance marketing platforms for app advertisers. It brings advertisers mobile users through engaging video ads. They rely on Vungle’s creative optimization technology, targeting, and HD video ad delivery to reach and acquire high-quality users globally. Top mobile publishers rely on Vungle to generate revenue with engaging video ads.

  • Mobile platforms: Android, IOS, Windows Mobile, Amazon
  • Campaign types: CPI, CPA, CPM, CPCV
  • Ad formats supported: Video, MRAID
  • Targeting: Custom
  • Key Markets: Europe, US, China
Learn more about Vungle

Veziron Media DSP

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

(0) REVIEWS

Twitter Ads

Solutions to help you achieve your business goals

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
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+

SPOTAD

The lead DSP in Mobile UA

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
FoundedEmployeesSocial
201211-502k+

Snapchat Ads

It's your business - on mobile

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS

Snapchat Ads is the Snap Inc. advertising platform that allows businesses to advertise on the platform with Snap’s unique ad formats and reach Millennials audience that has developed a high level of trust with the platform. Snapchat has 187 million daily active users that open the app 25 times a day on average and spend 30+ minutes with the app. Snap has partnered with multiple companies to better connect advertisers with snapchatters communities.

  • Mobile platforms: iOS, Android
  • Campaign types: CPI, CPC
  • Ad formats supported: Snap Ads, Filters, Lenses
  • Targeting: 300 audiences based on data derived from what content snapchatters watch, buy and post on the platform, demographics, lookalike audiences.
  • Key markets: global, the Basic plan is US only.
Learn more about Snapchat Ads

Smaato

Global RTB exchange for mobile ads

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS

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

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

Persona.ly

Your marketplace for direct deals

(0) REVIEWS

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

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

mobusi

Technology Media Company with a mobile-first and performance mindset

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
FoundedEmployeesRevenuesSocialTraffic
2012100$3m+19k50,000+

mobusi,  part of Fibonad group, is a Technology Media Company with a mobile-first and performance mindset empowering both Advertisers and Publishers to reach and exceed their high demanding targets. The platform obtains over 5 million leads per month worldwide. We maximize revenue obtained by our media partners thanks to our global coverage and optimization algorithms. In House Technology, own DSP and advanced antifraud system, Monetization Solutions, exclusive offers and premium traffic. A Mediation platform.

  • Mobile platforms: iOS, Android
  • Campaign types: CPM, CPC, CPI, CPA
  • Ad formats supported: Interstitial, Banner, Video
  • Targeting: country, carrier, OS, device, browser, wifi / mobile connectivity
  • Key Markets: Global
Learn more about mobusi

 

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