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Score 6.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

SessionM

SessionM is ideal for enterprise restaurants, brands, and organizations to build and drive loyal behaviors via technology platforms. They've built their system via robust APIs integrations, but are now diving into a white label app system that allows smaller brands (100 units+) to utilize their incredible technology in their own brand, as opposed to just bigger players. They're the best at what they do.
Ali Rauch | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartyAds DSP

SmartyAds DSP works mainly for campaigns that are not very concerned about brand safety. The main issue we have had with them has been related to fraud since they are resellers of a lot of inventory. If you need to run on traffic, that is 100% clean, and then you should try other DSPs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

SessionM
SmartyAds DSP
6.3
Data Transfer
SessionM
SmartyAds DSP
6.0
DSP integration
SessionM
SmartyAds DSP
6.5

Ad Campaigns

SessionM
SmartyAds DSP
7.7
Ad campaign creation
SessionM
SmartyAds DSP
8.0
Ad deployment
SessionM
SmartyAds DSP
7.5
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
SessionM
SmartyAds DSP
7.5
Sequence targeting
SessionM
SmartyAds DSP
8.0

Ad Reporting & Analytics

SessionM
SmartyAds DSP
7.7
Ad dashboards
SessionM
SmartyAds DSP
7.5
Ad performance reports
SessionM
SmartyAds DSP
7.5
Ad conversion tracking
SessionM
SmartyAds DSP
7.5
Ad attribution reporting
SessionM
SmartyAds DSP
8.0
Cross-channel ad management
SessionM
SmartyAds DSP
8.5
Ad forecasting and optimization
SessionM
SmartyAds DSP
7.0

Pros

SessionM

  • Using data science to determine guest tendencies and actions: their system is incredibly smart and tracks historical actions to guess/estimate future actions, and creating programs to influence those actions.
  • Integrated communication platforms to speak to all of our guests within various tactics—email, push notifications, text messages, in-app messages, etc.
  • Loyalty management & CRM: creating and managing a program that runs consistently across the system.
Ali Rauch | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartyAds DSP

  • Easy-to-use, friendly interface.
  • Interesting integrations.
Gabriela Band | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SessionM

  • Some improvement could be made on their integrations process with all platforms (olo, monkey media, etc.).
Ali Rauch | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartyAds DSP

  • Support team is not very good.
  • Not a lot of direct traffic, mostly reseller traffic.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SessionM

SessionM was light years ahead of Fishbowl, in the data science tendency assumptions that are built into the system, plus they don't offer an app for your brand to use. You'd have to employ a 3rd vendor to manage that. It's also important to note that SessionM sees ALL guests and POS content in the system, not just loyalty identified transactions.
Ali Rauch | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartyAds DSP

MoPub is more focused and tries to reach a more typical inventory. SmartyAds DSP covers the different consumer touchpoints across various formats and works on providing different inventory sources to differentiate from traditional DSPs. They copy the look and feel of traditional platforms, but they need to develop more their reporting tools.
Gabriela Band | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SessionM

  • Our work with SessionM has been so incredibly impactful to our brand loyal guests, and the value they bring to our brand. For example, our loyal guests are worth $100+ more than our non-loyalty guests.
Ali Rauch | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartyAds DSP

  • More inventory, more spend, ore budget, better ROI.
  • Fraud issues and refunds, decreasing ROI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

SessionM

General

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

SmartyAds DSP

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SessionM
10.0
SmartyAds DSP
6.3

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