Solid Agency DSP
October 04, 2019

Solid Agency DSP

Gabriela Band | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Basis DSP

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 programmatic knowledge. Our programmatic trading team and account management teams are using it and it helps us scale our programmatic campaigns to make sure we are able to fulfill our client's budgets and deliver the results they need.
  • 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.
  • Their fees are low, so that is ROI positive.
  • CTRs are low, impacting our margins in a bad way.
  • We are able to get scale for our campaigns, complete budgets and increase total budgets and profits.
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.
Basis strength relies on their great customer service and their ability to run almost any campaign and be able to test and optimize. However, the results on the end are not that good. In general, the CTRs are a bit low compared to the standard we get on other DSPs. It's not clear if the issue lies in their technology or their pool of inventory, but the issue is still there.

Basis Feature Ratings

Ad campaign creation
Ad deployment
Display advertising
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
Sequence targeting
Data Transfer
DSP integration
Ad dashboards
Ad performance reports
Ad conversion tracking
Ad attribution reporting
Cross-channel ad management
Ad forecasting and optimization