Basis

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Getting to the "Basis" of Basis!

9
Basis, by Centro, has been a Godsend to our team! My team and I are in the HEC restrictions within Google Display, and retargeting for us …
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Basis in the B2B Space

8
We use Basis as our internal DSP within the media department to activate programmatic buys. Originally it was being used for our online …
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Solid Agency DSP

7
We are using Basis a DSP to run campaigns for our clients. It's an easy to use DSP, which is great for agencies that lack deep …

Basis DSP is a game changer!

10
Basis DSP has changed the game for my company. We are now positioned to be a leader in the digital communications arena for years to come …

A Great, User-Friendly DSP

8
The digital marketing department of BRAINTRUST uses Basis DSP for our display advertising buys, including standard display as well as …

Basis DSP Review

9
We use Basis DSP for our programmatic advertising for our agency and for our clients.

A good beginner DSP

4
We used Basis for our programmatic offering where we sold audience extension campaigns to our advertising clients as part of our digital …
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Popular Features

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Ad display and retargeting segmentation (13)

8.5
85%

Ad performance reports (13)

8.0
80%

Ad deployment (13)

7.0
70%

Ad conversion tracking (13)

6.8
68%

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What is Basis?

Basis from Basis Global Technologies (formerly Centro) is a programmatic ad buying platform supporting digital advertising buying and placement across varying channels. Since the acquisition of SiteScout the platform also contains technology from the SiteScout AdServer.

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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Features Scorecard

Ad Network Integration

7.6
76%

Ad Campaigns

7.6
76%

Ad Reporting & Analytics

6.7
67%

Product Details

What is Basis?

Basis from Basis Global Technologies (formerly Centro) is a programmatic ad buying platform supporting digital advertising buying and placement across varying channels. Since the acquisition of SiteScout the platform also contains technology from the SiteScout AdServer.

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What is Basis?

Basis from Basis Global Technologies (formerly Centro) is a programmatic ad buying platform supporting digital advertising buying and placement across varying channels. Since the acquisition of SiteScout the platform also contains technology from the SiteScout AdServer.

What is Basis's best feature?

Reviewers rate Display advertising highest, with a score of 9.

Who uses Basis?

The most common users of Basis are from Small Businesses and the Marketing & Advertising industry.

Reviews

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Seth Mariscal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • The platform is very easy to learn
  • Access to great inventory
  • Very competitive pricing
  • Managed service is a little pricey and tends to have slightly lower performance
  • interface is very 90's, could use a real facelift purely from an aesthetic perspective
  • Reports are continually being updated but could use some refinement in output for client-facing reports
November 02, 2021

Basis in the B2B Space

Score 8 out of 10
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  • PMP Deals
  • Reporting
  • Ad Unit Flexibility
  • Reporting Customizations
  • Defining Viewable and Unique Impressions within reports
  • Include more opportunities to target B2B audience segments
Kimberly Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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  • Great coverage in the USA. You can acquire users at very cheap CPAs with low CPMs as well
  • Not enough supply on Tier2 countries. If you want to target european users, I would use other DSPs
  • Very good anti fraud controls on the platfrom
  • Impressions served on the platfrom usually have low viewability scores.
  • No cookie matching technology so match rates bewteen desktop and mobile is low on the platform
  • Needs better performance solutions, retargeting and conversion product development
October 04, 2019

Solid Agency DSP

Gabriela Band | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • It's very easy to use.
  • Easy to AB test multiple creatives.
  • All creative types supported (video, native, display, audio).
  • Notification system should be improved.
  • Reporting should be more granular and more dimensions.
  • They should build an API to check costs on an hourly basis.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
  • If someone has never used a DSP before, they're going to need a lot of hands on training. As with any system, it's important that those who decide to use Basis commit to training and using the system as much as possible.
  • One thing I would like to see more of is planning capabilities. I'd like to be able to look at the data I need specific to my geographic locations, rather than at the national level.
Cody Wright | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Provides access to lots of data/user segments in addition to the ability to upload network audiences. User and interest level targeting is easy and powerful
  • API integrations with Basis DSP make it easy for publishers who are using bespoke and/or plug-and-play DMPs, CRMs, or other DSPs to manage campaigns without living in yet another interface.
  • Ad tag integration with DART/DFA ensures that trafficking ads with third-party impression tags/pixels is easy and only needs to be done once.
  • 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.
Brendan McInerney | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Customer Service and Support is fantastic. Always willing to educate our team and help us get the most value out of the platform.
  • The ad fraud features are great. Through DV360 we need to use a third-party which comes with additional costs.
  • Easy to use platform.
  • Can not self manage lookalike campaigns.
  • Performance view is somewhat odd to get to. I would prefer to have the Overview and Analytics tabs be combined.
Christopher Penn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Geofencing/hyperlocal ads
  • In-app advertising
  • In-app retargeting
  • Hyperlocal retargeting
  • Pricing is somewhat opaque, especially ad network costs
  • The creative approval process is S.L.O.W. - plan for up to 72 hours before approval (no same-day campaigns)
  • Interface is clunky
Megan Schutz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Offers great third-party targeting options
  • User-friendly platform
  • Easy to set up retargeting campaigns
  • Tracks revenue and conversions in platform
  • Conversion HTML pixels could be easier to set up revenue tracking on
  • No using existing customer lists in the platform
  • Doesn't accurately report in Google Analytics even with UTM codes
October 17, 2018

Basis DSP Review

Dallas Keefe | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Native Advertising
  • Audience Prospecting and reach
  • Hyperlocal Targeting
  • Takes a bit to understand programmatic and to how campaigns are ran
  • Reporting could be sexier, it downloads into an Excel sheet, pretty basic
  • Insights into targeting demographics
October 17, 2018

A good beginner DSP

Score 4 out of 10
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  • Solid, simple real time bidding.
  • Excellent customer support.
  • Creative upload feature works well.
  • Groups campaigns in an easy to understand way.
  • Reporting. We have lots of issues with the amount of information available to us. We've had to make special requests to get reports for a campaign's lifetime because the system times out pulling large amounts of data. If you're a save-and-stitch kind of person it might be okay for you.
  • Transparency. Checking site lists and would get lots of generic site bundle names with no real idea where are impressions were actually being served.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Control over ads - We are able to completely customize our campaigns and targeting methods from start to finish. The platform is completely self-managed and no interaction with a rep is needed to get ads up and running.
  • Display network - The display network offered a wide variety of options, with thousands of available placements.
  • Low cost - Our cost was comparable to Google AdWords, which is very affordable on both a CPC and CPM basis.
  • Targeting - We were able to target based on behaviors and demographic information, which helped us ensure our budget was only being spent on a relevant audience.
  • User Interface - The user interface is very difficult to learn and use, despite frequent and necessary interaction with it on a daily basis. There are sparse training materials available, and there is a steep learning curve to understand the platform.
  • Reporting Function - There are really no built in reporting dashboard features, and I had to manually pull out all of the data I wanted and plug it into another dashboard. The interface could be improved significantly by adding more data analysis, with the ability to manipulate the data by campaign.