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Attribute Ratings

  • Chartboost is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Chartboost

90%
1 Rating
7.0

Smaato

70%
2 Ratings

Usability

Chartboost

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Smaato

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Chartboost

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Smaato

70%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Chartboost

Chartboost is a powerful advertising platform, ideal for game app advertisers and publishers to help them better monetize their app.
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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

Chartboost

  • It is completely easy to set up and use.
  • Create advertising and campaigns.
  • simple interface.
  • customizable.
  • Ads can be used for cross-selling.
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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

Chartboost

  • It is a very effective platform at low cost.
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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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Pricing Details

Chartboost

Starting Price

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Chartboost editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Smaato

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Smaato editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Usability

      Chartboost

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Chartboost

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Chartboost

      Chartboost is a mobile-only advertising platform that focuses on gamers. Game publishers choose Chartboost to keep track of their user base.
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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

      Chartboost

      • Gives publishers access to a broad gaming audience.
      • It is a platform that focuses on gamers.
      • Allows easy setup of ads and campaigns.
      • Chartboost allows you to control ads.
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      Verve Group

      • Increased overall revenue
      • Strong demand pool
      • Easy reporting
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