What does it cost to get started with MANTIS?
To begin advertising on the MANTIS platform, advertisers are required to make a one-time, non-refundable network buy-in of at least $3,000.00 USD. Upon payment receipt, these funds will convert to ad credits and your account balance will be funded. Funds will then be deducted from your account balance as your ad campaign(s) win bids / access to ad inventory on publications included in the MANTIS ad network.
Why is there a minimum buy-in?
The minimum buy-in is designed to provide enough of a runway to begin collecting and learning from the data collected from your first ad campaign(s) so that future ad campaigns are even more successful and dialed in. With hundreds of publications in the network, any amount under $3,000.00 USD does not allow enough time to collect the data required to determine the effectiveness of the campaign.
Is there a minimum monthly or annual commitment?
No, there are no monthly or annual minimums. With MANTIS, you can control the pacing of your ad campaigns by setting a daily spend limit. However, to drive consistent delivery for your ads, all active campaigns are required to set a max. daily spend limit of $25 USD per day or more.
How much do impressions or clicks cost?
As a real-time bidding (RTB) platform, you have the ability to set both a max. 1,000 verified viewable impressions (vCPM) bid and a max. cost per click (CPC) bid. Learn more about the benefits of vCPM advertising.
How much does it cost to renew once my ad credits run out?
There is a $500 minimum deposit to replenish your account balance after the initial network buy-in.
Are there discounts available for bulk ad buys?
MANTIS offers its ad partners a discount for ad buys > $25,000 USD made via bank transfer or company check. Please contact us to learn more.
Can our company test the MANTIS network for less than $3,000 USD?
No. The initial network buy-in of $3,000 USD is based on a test budget and covers account set up and support costs associated with onboarding a new advertising partner. Any budget under $3,000 does not provide enough of a runway to fairly evaluate the audiences of our many network partners, nor give you enough time to collect campaign data that will be used to make actionable decisions to improve your campaign’s performance.
Through our white-glove onboarding process, we'll help set your account up for success and take away the complexities and lack of transparency in digital advertising. If you cannot budget the minimum amount of $3,000, we suggest holding off on activating your MANTIS account until your company is prepared to invest in a long-term, data-centric approach to advertising.
I’m sold. How do I fund my account balance?
Click here for step-by-step guide to funding your account balance on the MANTIS platform.