Adform FLOW vs. Smaato

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Adform FLOW
Score 8.1 out of 10
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Adform, headquartered in Copenhagen, offers an independent and integrated advertising platform built for modern marketing. Its enterprise technology – Adform FLOW – harnesses user experience and a scalable, modular and open architecture, to enable management of the whole campaign life cycle. It aims to provide clients with enhanced control and transparency across advertising operations, including ownership of all data from their campaigns.N/A
Smaato
Score 8.9 out of 10
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Smaato is a supply-side publisher platform (SSP) from the Verve Group since the 2021 acquisition.N/A
Pricing
Adform FLOWSmaato
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Adform FLOWSmaato
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Adform FLOWSmaato
Ad Network Integration
Comparison of Ad Network Integration features of Product A and Product B
Adform FLOW
8.4
4 Ratings
13% above category average
Smaato
-
Ratings
Data Transfer8.84 Ratings00 Ratings
DSP integration8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad Campaigns
Comparison of Ad Campaigns features of Product A and Product B
Adform FLOW
8.0
4 Ratings
2% above category average
Smaato
-
Ratings
Ad campaign creation7.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad deployment7.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Display advertising9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad display and retargeting segmentation8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Sequence targeting8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Ad Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Adform FLOW
8.0
4 Ratings
2% above category average
Smaato
-
Ratings
Ad dashboards9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad performance reports8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad conversion tracking7.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad attribution reporting7.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Cross-channel ad management8.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad forecasting and optimization7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Adform FLOWSmaato
Likelihood to Recommend
7.7
(4 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Adform FLOWSmaato
Likelihood to Recommend
Adform
One of the best available solutions available for RTB, if you do not have your own or use agency's DSP/DMP/etc. this is the one I would recomment. Lot of targeting options, ease of use, great support. Or just great and cheap tool for tracking your direct buys. Also Adform has excellent customer support.
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Verve Group
Smaato is very well suited for user acquisition and retargeting companies. Their overlap in terms of audiences and publishers with other exchanges is very limited, which makes it a great alternative when you need to scale a campaign and want to maintain your frequency cap. They work very well in branding campaigns as well as performance campaigns.
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Pros
Adform
  • Reporting Dashboard
  • Database integration
  • Ease of scheduling & running campaigns
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Verve Group
  • Fill - the ad requests we send to Smaato have seen a great requests-to-impression ration.
  • Revenue - We've seen a lift in overall revenue thanks to the high CPM bids we get from Smaato.
  • Payments are always on time and they have a responsive financial team that is helpful in answering any questions.
  • Customer service - They are very fast to respond to any issues. The set up was streamlined thanks to their professional customer service.
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Cons
Adform
  • Bugs
  • UX of DSP Panel
  • Performance
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Verve Group
  • Inventory can be a bit pricey in competitive markets like the US.
  • Reporting dashboard is limited, needs work.
  • They don't offer a lof of transparency about margins over media cost.
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Usability
Adform
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Verve Group
Smaato has a UI where you can control your line items on the traffic you want to receive. That is a key unique selling point that other SSPs don't offer. Most of the items that you will need like reporting can be done on a self serve manner and that is a big plus, specifically for changes that need to happen really fast and you don't need to deal with account managers that may take some time to answer emails.
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Support Rating
Adform
Reasons are already given in past. They are really slow in support service.
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Verve Group
Smaato's account management team is very professional. They are quite fast in terms of customer support, which is very helpful. One item that stands out is that they are willing to understand what you need for each campaign and what is the best way to move forward. They don't just jump quickly into trying to upsell more of Smaato's products (audiences, data) like other SSPs do.
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Alternatives Considered
Adform
Adform was in some usecases similar to Xaxis, however, client preferred to use Adform.
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Verve Group
With over 20 demand partners in our stack, Smaato is in the top 5
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Return on Investment
Adform
  • CPA reduction 20% in some clients
  • ROAS driven decisions
  • DSP Cost reduction
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Verve Group
  • Increased overall revenue
  • Strong demand pool
  • Easy reporting
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