A List of Chinese Mobile Ad Networks

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China is a veritable gold mine for mobile app advertisers and developers. The country boasts around 500 million smartphone owners for a start. It’s the capital of the world when it comes to overall smartphone adoption. The potential audience is huge for advertisers and developers.

There’s also a host of alternative app stores out there that focus on specific app genres (e.g. games, utilities, business or one type of user segment). App developers are spoilt for choice with over 200 alternative app stores that exist there, which means there are significant opportunities for them to reach people.

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However, a key problem both app advertisers and developers face is that they have to go through big channels in China to get anywhereBaidu and Qihoo 360 are good examples of these, the latter having 461 million monthly active users across all of its platforms. Face-to-face meetings are necessary with these channels and the revenue share model often leaves the developer with very little. Suddenly the prospect of mobile advertising in China looks less appealing.

That’s where Chinese mobile advertising networks come in. With a growing range of services and more demand from advertisers than ever, Chinese mobile advertising networks are certainly an area worth looking at. For one thing Chinese mobile advertising companies are increasingly becoming major players internationally, with the likes of Mobvista and Avazu opening offices in the US, Europe and elsewhere.

We thought it would be useful to assemble a list of some of the key Chinese mobile ad networks out there and put them all into one place. From YeahMobi to AdChina, our list should help out app advertisers, app developers and anyone else interested in conquering the smartphone-behemoth that is China.

The full list:


Mobvista

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Mobvista is a Chinese mobile affiliate network that was founded in 2013. The network specialises in mobile advertising and mobile game publishing. Mobvista integrates ad spots and websites from over 236 countries, and receives more than 5 billion daily ad impressions. Mobvista features a large selection of CPA, CPI offers, and managers are available to help with any problems clients may come across. Mobvista also offers a referral reward of 5% commission when advertisers and developers refer sub affiliates.

Chinese Ad Network Features:

Pricing: CPA, CPI
Mobile Platforms: Android, iOS
Features: Weekly payments, affiliate managers, referral rewards


Avazu Mobile
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Avazu Mobile, founded in 2009 and headquartered in Shanghai, allows app developers and publishers to create new apps and mobile websites and then gives them access to global advertisers so they can monetise their products. Avazu Mobile works with over 100 ad networks, providing a mediation service that can deliver additional fill-rate across a variety of territories. Free 24/7 support teams and advice are available to anyone that needs them and there’s localization services for games in 8 different languages.

Chinese Ad Network Features:

Pricing: CPA, CPC, CPI
Mobile Platforms: iOS, Android
Features: Avazu Private Exchange, self-service, DSP


YeahMobi 
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YeahMobi is a mobile advertising company that was founded in 2009 and has offices in US, Japan, Brazil and China. Mobile advertisers on the network can boost their user acquisition through YeahMobi’s display ads, social media marketing and the use of Google AdWords. YeahMobi uses big data analytics and their publishers to work out where advertisers’ ads should be displayed. App developers are catered to with over 5,000 offers. YeahMobi requires no SDK to get up and running.

Chinese Ad Network Features:

Pricing: CPA, CPC, CPI
Mobile Platforms: iOS, Android, Mobile Web
Features: Real-time tracking, no SDK required, account managers

Adwo


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Adwo is one of the largest mobile ad networks in China that was founded in 2010. The company have served over 3,000 branding ads and over 5,000 performance ads in China. Adwo says their top developers on the network can earn up to $20k a week. App developers can cross-promote their app and use a free full-managed service that connects with over 100 Chinese local Android markets. Advertisers can set their own advertising budget with either CPC or CPM models. Rich media advertising is also available.

Chinese Ad Network Features:

Pricing: CPA, CPC, CPI, CPM
Mobile Platforms: iOS, Android
Features: Free promotion channels, rich media, self-service


Madhouse
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Madhouse is a Chinese mobile ad network that was founded in 2006. The company comprises of 250 employees and its offices are in Beijing, Guangzhou, Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi. Mobile advertisers can use the Madhouse network to leverage cross-media buys, their own campaigns and on-pack promotions. While app developers are offered monetisation solutions through SmartMad, the company’s cloud-based mobile app advertising platform. MadServing also enables advertisers to serve ads on mobile sites based on their demographic and user preferences.

Chinese Ad Network Features:

Pricing: CPC, CPI
Mobile Platforms: Android, iOS, Mobile Web, Windows Phone
Features: SmartMad, rich media, campaign management through MadSolutions


AirAD

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AirAD is a Chinese mobile advertising network that features a user base of 800 million Chinese smartphones. Most of these users are found in the Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao regions – these are regions known for their high conversion rate. Any campaigns that mobile advertisers run with AirAD are tracked and monitored to allow them to adapt their strategy as they progress. The company’s SDK features a host of tools for app developers and also supports integrated aggregation technology.

Chinese Ad Network Features:

Pricing: CPC
Mobile Platforms: Android, iOS, Mobile Web, Windows Phone
Features: HTML5 support, data reports, targeting


Casee

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Casee is one of China’s largest mobile advertising marketplaces. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Shanghai. Casee offers mobile advertisers the ability to grow their audience reach through the mobile web. While publishers can monetise their mobile sites through their advertising on the network. Both advertisers and publishers have the ability to target and personalise their advertising through cities, phone models, phone brand user behaviour and more. Casee has run over 3 billion ad impressions in the past 6 months.

Chinese Ad Network Features:

Pricing: CPC
Mobile Platforms: Android, iOS, Mobile Web
Features: Real-time reporting, self-serve web tools, over 1000 content publishers


GuoheAD

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GuoheAD is a Beijing-based mobile ad startup. The Chinese network is one of the first to introduce ‘billboard’ ads into the mobile ad industry. The idea of these billboard ads is to avoid disturbing consumers when they are using their apps, while at the same time ensuring engagement levels are high for mobile advertisers. App developers are catered to as well and  have the ability to use HTML5 campaigns for additional monetisation options. The platform also integrates with AdMob, iAd, AdTouch, Baidu and more.

Chinese Ad Network Features:

Pricing: CPC
Mobile Platforms: Android, iOS, Mobile Web
Features: Self-service, HTML5, real-time reporting


Domob
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Domob is a Chinese mobile advertising network that was founded in 2010. Domob currently serves over 200 million impressions daily across a network consisting of over 150 million independent smartphone and tablet users. Domob is integrated with the AdMob Ad Network Mediation, which offers app developers the ability to connect with local ad networks in China, giving them the opportunity to maximise their revenue streams. Custom targeting is also available for all ad campaigns, along with data analysis that allows for optimisation.

Chinese Ad Network Features:

Pricing: CPC, CPM
Mobile Platforms: Android, iOS
Features: Rich media, self-service, AdMob Mediation


AdChina

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AdChina was founded in April 2007. The Chinese platform has access to over 30 billion page views, reaches over 486 million online unique visitors and 249 million mobile internet users per month. AdChina connects advertisers with publishers and delivers campaigns across many different ad formats and devices. AdChina features the AdChina Demand Platform, a demand-side platform for advertisers, and the AdChina Supply Platform, a supply-side platform for online and mobile publishers. Real-time statistics and customised targeting options are also available.

Chinese Ad Network Features:

Pricing: CPC
Mobile Platforms: HMTL5, Android, iOS, Mobile Web
Features: AdChina Demand Platform, real-time tracking, AdChina Supply Platform


YouMi

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YouMi is a Chinese mobile advertising platform that was founded in 2009. YouMi caters to mobile advertisers and developers, publishers and advertising agencies. App developers can use banners, rich media and text ad formats across their mobile ad campaigns. Advertisers on the other hand can run their campaigns across the network which can be targeted by OS, region, device and more. Data reporting is available, in addition to real-time customer service.

Chinese Ad Network Features:

Pricing: CPA, CPC, CPM
Mobile Platforms: Android, iOS, Mobile Web
Features: Targeting, real-time customer service, data reports

Wooboo

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Wooboo is a Chinese mobile ad network that offers mobile advertisers and publishers the ability to grow their audience and monetise their products respectively. Wooboo gives app developers and mobile web owners the ability to monetise their web traffic through simple integration options. Real-time reporting can be used to keep track of everything, allowing app developers to adapt their strategy. Advertisers are offered a range of targeting options and a variety of ad formats. Cross-promotion services are also available to both developers and publishers.

Chinese Ad Network Features:

Pricing: CPC, CPM
Mobile Platforms: iOS, Android
Features: Self-service, cross-promotion, real-time reporting

Final Thoughts

There you have it, a list of some of the key Chinese mobile ad networks at the moment. There’s a growing selection of ad networks out there for app developers and app advertisers hungry to get in on the action in China. We recommend taking the time to try some of them out, see what works and what doesn’t – it may be that a combination of some of the advertising networks is best. As bountiful as China is for mobile advertising, it’s not without its challenges. We hope this list will help out those that attempt to navigate this difficult sector of the mobile advertising industry.