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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Basis, by Centro

I would recommend Basis [DSP] for specific clients. Boutique agencies that do not require very complex programmatic solutions are the best fit. It is not very well suited for very big clients that want to run multicountries campaigns with objectives that are very much performance focused.Their dashboard is very good and the platform is easy to use so new entrants to programmatic will find it very useful.
Kimberly Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

MoPub

MoPub is perfect for US in app campaigns. They are able to offer inventory worldwide, but clearly the US is their home turf and the place where they feel most comfortable. They work well for performance campaigns, but I would not use them for branding purposes. They are very responsive and keep improving their product offering to stay competitive.
Gabriela Band | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

Basis, by Centro
6.2
MoPub
Data Transfer
Basis, by Centro
5.3
MoPub
DSP integration
Basis, by Centro
7.1
MoPub

Ad Campaigns

Basis, by Centro
7.3
MoPub
Ad campaign creation
Basis, by Centro
6.4
MoPub
Ad deployment
Basis, by Centro
6.3
MoPub
Display advertising
Basis, by Centro
9.0
MoPub
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
Basis, by Centro
8.2
MoPub
Sequence targeting
Basis, by Centro
6.3
MoPub

Ad Reporting & Analytics

Basis, by Centro
7.0
MoPub
Ad dashboards
Basis, by Centro
8.8
MoPub
Ad performance reports
Basis, by Centro
8.7
MoPub
Ad conversion tracking
Basis, by Centro
6.2
MoPub
Ad attribution reporting
Basis, by Centro
5.2
MoPub
Cross-channel ad management
Basis, by Centro
5.2
MoPub
Ad forecasting and optimization
Basis, by Centro
7.9
MoPub

Pros

Basis, by Centro

  • Basis DSP does a great job of keeping their clients informed of new and upcoming features on their platform. They regularly host webinars to help keep their clients informed of what's up and coming and how to use new features.
  • Client relations with Basis is incredible. They're available on a regular, consistent basis. In addition, they check in throughout the on boarding process and beyond to help their clients understand they system.
  • The analytics tracking capabilities built into Basis DSP is fantastic. They provide many different options on how to pull and organize reports for clients.
  • The additional training offered through Centro Institute is fantastic, especially for beginners. Going to Chicago and training at the headquarters for a couple of days has helped with my company's success in building a programmatic advertising clientele list and building successful campaigns.
Matt Kennicott | TrustRadius Reviewer

MoPub

  • Vast network of publishers, from different verticals
  • Low CPMs which translate into good CPAs
  • Great support team, always eager to help
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Basis, by Centro

  • More detail on how and when the exchanges review submitted ad tags would help us set better expectations for our clients and client success teams during launch. Often a delay in ad approvals can result in lagging campaign metrics that must be made up later, often at the cost of performance.
  • More predictive tools / the ability to stop a campaign from bidding when a certain impression threshold is reached (in addition to the dayparting and budget rules that are currently in place and used for every campaign).
  • For some reports, such a geolocation reports, being able to visualize it on a map of some kind would make the data export more meaningful and less manual for our operations and client success teams seeking to explain to clients where their campaign was exposed.
Cody Wright | TrustRadius Reviewer

MoPub

  • Their take rate is not transparent, its unclear the margin percentage.
  • Not a lot of premium publishers on the platfrom, mostly gaming.
  • Discrepancies keep arising between impressions served and billing numbers.
Gabriela Band | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Basis, by Centro

Basis, by Centro 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It's pretty basic, nothing is hidden and nothing ever moves so you can count on finding what you are looking for each day
Dallas Keefe | TrustRadius Reviewer

MoPub

MoPub 8.0
Based on 1 answer
MoPub is a great SSP. It is a trusted partner that can help you scale campaigns as well as educate the client about the benefits of programmatic advertising. They have a lot of inventory and a great support team. I wouldn't say they are perfect because reporting is not very good and some billing issues are not as transparent as they should be.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Basis, by Centro

Basis, by Centro 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We have a dedicated account rep. She makes it seem like we are her only client, she is very responsive, helps each time we have a question and understands our campaign goals. Anytime we need support, our rep is available either email or call and if she is not going to be available, she will let us know ahead of time to provide back up and inform them of our current campaigns so they can better assist us.
Dallas Keefe | TrustRadius Reviewer

MoPub

MoPub 8.0
Based on 4 answers
MoPub's support is really good. Their team is knowledgeable on their product and the programmatic ecosystem in general and they are very helpful. The only 2 things that I would point out would be that their response times are not very fast and that there is a lot of rotation on the account management team.
Gabriela Band | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Basis, by Centro

Basis, by Centro 9.0
Based on 2 answers
There are a ton of tactics and strategy to implement in the DSP platform. There isn't really a selection of the different types of campaigns or tactics to choose from, you just have to learn as you go. Once you figure out the strategy and goal of the campaign it is very easy to implement the tactic and to achieve its goals.
Dallas Keefe | TrustRadius Reviewer

MoPub

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Basis, by Centro

Compared to these 3 alternatives, Basis DSP is the easiest to use. AppLovin is more complex but it is very messy and the learning curve is pretty steep. AppLovin is focused mostly on big clients and not suitable for agencies of any size. OpenX would be the closest competitor but I think Basis is more complete.
Gabriela Band | TrustRadius Reviewer

MoPub

MoPub is an SSP that can help you explain the benefits (and hurdles) of programmatic advertising to the client and that is a big help in markets that are not very developed. Other exchanges are too big and they don't put a lot of focus on customer service but MoPub is different and that is very important for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Basis, by Centro

  • Basis has fewer fees than DV360 which has generated a favorable ROAS.
  • We pay $7500 a month to use LiveRamp for DV360. We do not need to do that for Basis.
Brendan McInerney | TrustRadius Reviewer

MoPub

  • CPMs are low, CPC are low as well and that increases margin.
  • Take rates are high, reducing ROI
  • It has given us a lot of reach, thus allowing us to complete and deliver existing budgets and win more budgets.
Gabriela Band | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Basis, by Centro

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

MoPub

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Basis, by Centro
6.2
MoPub
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Basis, by Centro
10.0
MoPub

Usability

Basis, by Centro
9.0
MoPub
8.0

Support Rating

Basis, by Centro
10.0
MoPub
8.0

Implementation Rating

Basis, by Centro
9.0
MoPub

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