Key Evaluation Criteria Before You Buy White Label Ad Tech
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Key Evaluation Criteria Before You Buy White Label Ad Tech

Updated: Mar 6

A Programmatic Ad Tech Platform is made up of several modules, or we can say, it’s a combination of multiple platforms. Users may or may not need all of them. It is better to opt for ready-to-use system and get it white labelled, rather than think of getting it developed from scratch.


However, a White-Label Ad Tech solution must be evaluated carefully to ensure it suits your goals.


As mentioned, the Real Time Bidding Suite that make a AdTech Platform includes:


  1. Demand Side Platform

  2. Supply side platform

  3. Ad Exchange

  4. Ad Server

  5. Data Management Platform


First of all, to do white-labelling, there has to be a facility for a company to add their Logo, Color Themes and incorporation of Domain/other URLs. Now, a company needs to evaluate these points beforehand:


Financials - Cost of the entire platform, or of each module

Customization - How far the company can go to customize features

Maintenance - Periodic Server Back-up, support, service, and upgrades

Control, Transparency and Security – Complete data ownership and clear picture of media buying process

Scalability and Usability – Facility to upgrade/downgrade any module at any time and user friendliness


Once the broad parameters are met then one can proceed with other recommended evaluations before going full-fledged White-label:


Campaign Setups:

• If there is support for Direct campaign and Third-Party DSP Campaign setups?

• Does the solution offer header bidding?

• Does it feature Advertiser API, Publisher API, and any other API access?

• Does it include RTB Exchange integration and connect Direct Publishers via Scripts?

• Does it allow sales through Direct, Programmatic and PMP?


Usability:

• Can the company have self-serve campaign manager?

• Does it offer customizable real-time dashboard, notifications and report scheduling?

• Does it accept a variety of ad formats such as display ads, videos, audio and other IAB compliant formats?

• Does it offer smart traffic routing and inventory intelligence?

• Does it have ML? That helps the solution become smarter and more efficient.


Tracking:

• Third-Party Click tracking, Impression tracking option, as well as integration with Third-Party viewability or fraud detection tool

• Does it offer Conversion Tracking by way of Pixels and S2S API URL?

• Does the platform support Conversion/Segment Pixel tracking and multi-step conversion tracking?


Billing & Reporting:

• Does the platform offer real time eCPM optimization, cost/revenue optimization?

• If there is support for all billing/bidding models (CPM, CPC CPA)?

• Does it provide a customizable or consolidated invoice management?

• If the platform offers multi-level drill down of reports and aggregation of statistics.

• Do users get traffic Fraud Reports?


These are only a few basic and essential “must have” features. There are others to consider that only a qualified expert in Kritter’s programmatic ad tech solutions can provide. Advertisers or publishers who plan to opt for white label ad tech should consult Kritter to get a platform that jump starts their business.

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