Eternal performance in mobile app advertising

Adsbalance is the fastest growing performance marketing agency in Europe with clients from all around the world. We are part of Fmedia. Our agency unites 250+advertising professionals. Our expertise in user acquisition allows us to reach both high volumes and perfect KPIs. We also produce creatives (as a service) and do publishing.

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2016
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
headquarters
  • SUITE 1 4 QUEEN STREET
    Edinburgh, Scotland, CEN EH2 1JE
    United Kingdom
other locations
  • 5th floor, bldg. B, Senator, Vasilievsky island line 18, 29/A
    Saint-Petersburg, SPE 199178
    Russia

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Yandex, Mail.Ru, Lamoda, Lazada, TikTok, IQ Option, Scribd, Joom

Reviews

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App Promotion for Photo App

"They are flexible and can adjust to different work conditions."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

A photo app hired Adsbalance to promote its mobile apps and acquire paying users from tier-one regions. They shared creatives and now Adsbalance is running test campaigns.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
China
Growth Marketing, Meitu
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although they are still in testing, the work seems promising. Adsbalance's team is flexible, clear, and cooperative as they suggest new traffic sources to get better results.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Launched in 2008, Meitu is a global innovator in mobile technology including mobile devices, photo and video editing and virtual makeup application, with over 450 million MAUs and 1.1 billion device activations.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Adsbalance?

Adsbalance was hired to promote mobile apps

What were your goals for this project?

Acquire paying users from tier 1 regions optimizing the user acquisition costs

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They reached out to us directly and offered their services.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

We shared some of our creatives and adsbalance started to run test campaigns in different traffic sources. We are still in a testing period, but the current tests look promising.

What was the team composition?

All the processes were managed by the business development manager assigned to us. He was the main contact for everything related to running campaigns.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

They are managing to have good prices for us in the countries of our interest

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Everything is clear and the cooperation is running smoothly. We are only using an MMP to control campaigns.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They suggest to test new traffic sources and approaches in order to deliver better results. They are flexible and can adjust to different work conditions.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Notify of sudden changes in traffic source names ;)

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Exness Trader App for Financial Services Company

"Adsbalance is always looking for new traffic sources and opportunities to promote our product."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Adsbalance supports the promotion of an iOS and Android trading product. This involves the preparation of creative assets, launching the materials, and optimizing advertising campaigns. 

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
Limassol, Cyprus
Alexander Pyrsikov
Senior Affiliate Manager, Exness
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Over five months, the vendor supported the acquisition of over 1,400 unique depositors for the company. Adsbalance maintained a clear, well-structured workflow marked by streamlined communication and a comfortable work environment. They are reliable partners.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the Senior Affiliate Manager in Exness. Exness is a leading international CFD/FX broker offering trading services in FX, Metals, Indices, Cryptocurrencies, Commodities, Stocks, and Energies since 2008. The affiliate channel is one of our main acquisition channels and we pay a lot of attention to its development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Adsbalance?

Our main focus with Adsbalance is the promotion of our mobile trading product for iOS and Android in SEA, Africa, and MEA regions.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goals are always to acquire unique customers for our mobile apps; bringing down acquisition costs and increasing ROI of campaigns.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

One of the business development managers in Adsbalance, Iryna, approached us on LinkedIn. We were pleased with the company's experience in the promotion of projects in our vertical.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

Their scope of work includes the preparation of creatives, launch, and optimization of their advertising campaigns on in-app traffic sources and Facebook.

What was the team composition?

From Adsbalance team we always work with Iryna, our account manager. She helps establish the communication channels with other team members and create a comfortable work environment.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

During 5 months of cooperation Adsbalance helped acquire over 1,400 unique depositors for our company.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow was pretty straightforward and did not require specific management tools.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Adsbalance is always looking for new traffic sources and opportunities to promote our product. This proves that they are reliable partners.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There's always room for growth and improvement. Continue looking for new traffic sources that will bring better results for finance verticals.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Social Media Marketing for E-Commerce Platform

"Overall, it’s been easy working with Adsbalance thanks to the account manager they assigned to us."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Adsbalance is an ongoing partner that works on social media marketing efforts through various social channels such as Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, myTarget, and more.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Growth Manager, E-Commerce Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While not all of their work passes fraud checks, they’ve been very flexible at not accepting payment for it and only pushing the strategies that are clean. Adsbalance has proven their collaborative approach and the appointed account manager is a delight to work with.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a growth manager at a mostly cross-border e-commerce platform. Currently, we are changing things up by moving from cross-border to local merchants. The majority of our business happens via mobile devices. I handle all the external advertising partnerships. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Adsbalance?

We needed an agency to help us with social media marketing and hired Adsbalance for the task.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Adsbalance helps us with our marketing efforts on social media. We take care of Facebook and Google internally. Everything else is free to use including Snapchat, Twitter, and TikTok, but most partners use Instagram, which we count as a separate source. Adsbalance also uses a Russian social network called myTarget.

What is the team composition?

Their manager is our only point of contact.

How much have you invested in them?

We don’t usually invest in a collaboration like this because our model is very dynamic. If a partner works without fraud or anything suspicious in traffic patterns, we’re happy to work with them whether it is a win-win or not. We use a system in which we pay a share of the revenue generated, so we can pay $0.30 up to $3.00 and more, it just depends on the quality of the traffic. We just started working with Adsbalance and they’ve done quite a good job.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in June or July of 2017, and the collaboration is still ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

When it comes to quality, I can say that Adsbalance has somewhat of an unusual approach to problems. We have strict fraud rules and we don’t let anything suspicious come through our website. With Adsbalance, we worked with slightly different terms. When the traffic they sent us was a little doubtful, we just rejected the parts we didn’t need and were flagged as fraudulent by our external anti-fraud provider and paid for the ones that were clean.

We've worked with this model for a while where we just reject some of the installs. This has encouraged Adsbalance to actually test a lot and not be afraid of being switched off because of something like that. While it’s a little unusual, they insisted on it and we’ve been fine with this model of work because we just reject anything that we don't want to pay for.

Overall, it’s been easy working with Adsbalance thanks to the account manager they assigned to us. We have a similar point of view on different things. While their quality isn’t especially great, they’ve been collaborative in accepting the things we reject.

How did Adsbalance perform from a project management standpoint?

I don’t know much about project management because our way of working involves communicating with them once a month when we compare numbers on both sides. They issue the invoices and we pay them. However, I do enjoy working with our account manager, who I can only say good things about.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We have a lot of partners like Adsbalance—agencies that are running a service on our behalf. Adsbalance is one of the most well-known ones for us and there were good times for them back in 2018 when they were our strongest partner. Now, they’re smaller and are handling less work. They are good, but I cannot praise them a lot. We use them and we are fine with it.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Their quality has dropped quite a bit. They used to be a big company and I believe that traffic management can be improved. However, there may be some internal reasons like staff leaving the company that may have influenced their decline. We would be happier if they could handle a greater volume of work. 

4.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Digital Marketing Campaigns for Utility Company

"The communication was smooth and we’re happy with the results."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Adsbalance conducted digital marketing services for a utility company to help them increase the number of paying users. They worked on producing the creatives and advertising it on Android and iOS platforms. 

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Czech Republic
Head of Affiliates, mSpy
 
Not verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client's paying users gradually increased, meeting their expectations. Change requests from trial to purchase also increased by 25% compared the app's initial weeks. Adsbalance provided quality results in a timely manner. The team goes above and beyond to deliver for the client.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the head of affiliates at mSpy

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Adsbalance?

We hired Adsbalance because we were in need for user acquisition partners

What were your goals for this project?

The goal was to acquire more paying users to our apps

SOLUTION

How did you select Adsbalance?

We approached multiple agencies and run test campaigns with some of them that had the type of traffic we needed. Adsbalance was able to deliver good results right from the start.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

They run campaigns for both Android and iOS for us on multiple platforms. They also produce creatives for these campaigns.

What was the team composition?

I work closely with the Sr. BD Manager, she is our main point of contact. I don’t know how many other team members are involved in our campaign.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

They were able to gradually increase the numbers of paying users and the CR from trial to purchase (by 25% compared to the first 2 weeks after launch).

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Our point of contact is always in touch. There were a couple of minor delays but they always explain why they happened and it wasn’t a big deal after all.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The communication was smooth and we’re happy with the results. I’m not sure what else to say here, to be honest.

Are there any areas for improvement?

It would be great if the testing phase took less time.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Media Buying Strategy for Fantasy RPG

"Everything went smoothly."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Adsbalance provided media buying strategy services. They added traffic from Facebook Ads.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Andrey Lavrov
Marketing Manager, Playkot
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Adsbalance successfully increased work. The project management was smooth. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Playkot conceive, create and release successful mobile and social games: from a casual city-builder on social networks to a mid-core mobile fantasy RPG. These products are enjoyed by more than 70 million people. My role in the company is marketing manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Adsbalance?

Promote RPG mobie game Age of Magic developed by Playkot.

What were your goals for this project?

Drive paying users and players from different regions based on the rev-share business model.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They reached out to us and offered us to try and show good performance in terms of volumes and user LTV.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

They create a media buying strategy and follow the KPIs, producing brand-safe ad banners and videos, acquire traffic from Facebook Ads.

What was the team composition?

All the processes were managed by the business development manager assigned to us. Sometimes we make a call with the media buying team lead to sync our UA activities.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

They became the top agency in terms of volumes and LTV on Facebook after three months of collaboration.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Everything went smoothly, no PM tools or extra contacts needed.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They did a lot of different creatives and found fresh concepts.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Nothing crucial.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Digital Marketing for Russian Game Manufacturer

"Everything went smoothly — no PM tools or extra contacts needed."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. - June 2020
Project summary: 

Adsbalance ventured to market the mobile game apps developed by an IT Services company. Their goal was to acquire users and players from different regions to optimize the client's user acquisition costs.

The Reviewer
 
5,001-10,000 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Arina Vorvul
Head of Partnerships, Mail.ru Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Adsbalance succeeded in generating high levels of user engagement without compromising lead quality. They managed a simple yet effective workflow free of superfluous tools or contacts. The team was open to incorporate suggestions and to implement creative strategies to boost the client's revenue.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Mail.ru group, a leading Russian IT company in case of daily reach that offers digital products and services including games. Our sites and services reach approximately 93% of Russian Internet audience, and we have plenty of international products.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Adsbalance?

Promote various mobile apps developed my Mail.ru Group, i.e. games

What were your goals for this project?

Drive paying users and players from different regions optimizing the user acquisition costs

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They reached out to us and offered us to try and show good performance in terms of user LTV

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

Create a media buying strategy and follow the KPIs, producing as many brand safe ad banners as possible using the approved sources

What was the team composition?

All the processes were managed by the business development manager assigned to us. He was the sole contact point for all operations and approvals.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

They managed to do great volumes without compromising the traffic quality

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Everything went smoothly — no PM tools or extra contacts needed.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The workflow was nice, they were always open to suggestions and new offers, as well as eager to try new approaches in order to boost our revenue.

Are there any areas for improvement?

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5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Marketing for Computer Game Company

"The agency has a big knowledge base."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Feb. 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Adsbalance provided marketing services for a computer game company. The team is responsible for creating marketing materials and running campaigns for the client's projects.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Switzerland
Anastasiya Artemenko
Marketing Lead, Smart Project
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The continued engagement is a result of the effective tactics utilized by Adsbalance. The team provides quality results in a timely manner. They establish a smooth workflow through clear and open communication.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am Marketing Lead in Smart Project. Our company is developer of casual games.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Adsbalance?

We were looking for new marketing agencies for scaling our project. We turned to a partner to outsource both the strategic side of our marketing campaign as well as creative development.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to scale audience of our project effectively.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We got acquainted on the conference.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

The agency has budgets from our company. They make creatives by their side and launch marketing campaigns for our project. The agency make strategy by their own.

What was the team composition?

We communicate with the manager and some media buyers. They have big team of buyers, designers who work on our project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Our collaboration is ongoing. We rise marketing budget every month as well as effectiveness is growing.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It is easy to communicate with the team. We use Telegram for communication and we are always in connect.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The agency has a big knowledge base. They work in time and know how to work with targets and goals.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We satisfied wit a work of an agency.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer