Bannersnack

Bannersnack

Creative management platform, HMTL5 banner maker

4.6/5 (188 reviews)

Bannersnack Overview

Bannersnack is a cloud-based, easy-to-use, professional banner maker with which you can create fully responsive banners that will look perfect on all screen sizes, on any device. Making your own interactive display ads has never been easier: you can create HTML5 animations, add videos, links, or embed your own custom code.
Choose from our millions of stock photos, hundreds of templates, icons and preset animations, all of which are being updated constantly. Our newest feature, the Banner Generator, allows you to create multiple banner sizes at the same time, drastically reducing your work time.

Pricing

Starting from
US$7,00
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Latin America and 3 others, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

Bannersnack Reviews

Overall rating
4.6/5
95% positive reviews
126
Excellent
53
Very good
8
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
Eric R.

Best Banner Generator Out There For The Price

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/07/27
Review Source: Capterra

Overall I'm very happy with what Bannersnack has helped me achieve with my line of work. We were able to breathe new life into an advertising product that had grown somewhat stale of late and with recent software changes in our advertising networks, we'll be relying even more heavily on this service. The other players in the market that offer this kind of service are either unintuitive, unimaginitive or unbecoming of the kind of image we would want to portray with online advertising. We've actually saved money overall since we'd previously been paying designers to make a smaller set of ads on our behalf and those were simply static images. I recommend this service to anyone I meet that's looking for this kind of thing as it was recommended to me by a friend. Sure, there's always something that could be better, a bug fixed here and there, but I think for the money, this is the best solution out there right now.

Pros

The Banner Generator! I work in online advertising and this tool has been very helpful in getting a number of ads made in all sizes for the networks we use quickly and efficiently. We used to rely on designers doing a bunch of work by hand and have to wait days or even weeks for mediocre results. Now I can make the ads myself in less than a day and the animation has made our clients much more appreciative. We can dial in the layouts we like the most, then it's a simple matter to duplicate banner sets and make revisions to get unique banners for each client. Bannersnack has saved us a ton of time and gave our service a fresh new look.

Though we use HTML5 for the actual advertising, I like that I can send GIFs as example files to my clients. I'm excited to see what the Branded share links look like, since right now we're sending GIFs as previews. I'd love to see a bulk download feature for GIFs, but I can understand why this might be a bit daunting in terms of resource usage.

Cons

Though the process of creating images using the generator is getting better, there are still a few bugs that need sorting. There are definitely some quirks and the occasional service outage where a banner set might take a long time to save or you can't export for a bit, but this is definitely the exception and not the rule. I can only recall one particularly bad day where the service wasn't working for a few hours, but I didn't end up losing any work, just time.

Sometimes text elements don't get updated when you copy banner sets. The workaround is you have to remove the image from the set, then add it back in to get it to update correctly. Sometimes drop shadows look incongruous across all image sizes and you need to update the global values if you've been resizing or moving elements within individual ads. I've gotten used to these slight irritations and I'm sure they'll be fixed over time, but I'm happy overall with what I can achieve with the service.

I'd love more options to change the text, like a stroke which helps text stand out against wider ranges of colors for background images. The 'Hit' animation template is a bit buggy and doesn't always play nice when you have a lot of elements, so I typically just opt for a different template that's more consistent. I'd love to see more templates, both for layout and animation.

There was a recent rate hike for adding multiple users which our team will be needing soon, which is a bummer, but comes with the territory I reckon.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Jillian H.

Great Tool for Custom Banner Designing

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/07/24
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, Bannersnack is really a life-changing work program. We started using them in the Fall of 2017 and we haven't gone back. Other banner designing programs just didn't match up to the quality and customer service we've seen in Bannersnack. The online chat for questions is WONDERFUL. They are available almost 24/7 and I've never had to wait very long for a response. Very kind people who clearly care about their customers!

Pros

I LOVE how much Bannersnack has increased in features in just over a year. They are constantly updating their software and taking customers' feedback into actual consideration. For those who are not so design-minded, they supply a large amount of aesthetically-pleasing templates and pre-made copy designs. Additionally, there are SO many options when designing a custom banner as well. As someone who is accustomed to Photoshop, I feel like I am not missing out on a ton of features when designing in Bannersnack.

Another wonderful feature is being able to upload my own fonts and logos. Designing banners as Sets also saves me a lot of time when I am putting the same design on multiple banner sizes. The reason we started using Bannersnack in the first place was the ability to export as HTML5 and have animated banner ads. I've been so happy with how they have continued advancing the customization options of the animated features! So many of our clients are happy with these animated ads we create.

Cons

Bannersnack does occasionally have bugs. Occasionally the editor screen will lead to a blank white page, and if I haven't saved my banner, I will have to start over. I've also had issues with Bannersnack changing the font when exported with my own uploaded fonts. Another thing I would like to see at some point is the ability to preview all the sizes of banners I make in one link, instead of having three separate links for 3 separate sizes.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Justin R.

Perfect Replacement for Not Having a Junior Designer

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/07/30
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

As a company who does not have a designer on staff, Bannernack allows us to easily create banners for our AdWords advertising, Facebook posts, etc. We also sell advertising space on our homepage, and are able to use Bannersnack to quickly churn out simple dynamic HTML banners for companies who pay to advertise on our site. Their feedback has all been positive.

The functionality is intuitive and advanced, and since they are constantly adding new pre-made designs it's incredibly easy to pick a base template and customize it. Though, for someone with a more creative acumen building something from scratch would be very easy, as well.

Cons

Only real downside to the software is that if you design a Banner Set and attempt to use their exported ZIP file into Doubleclick it will not import properly. It's a huge inconvenience, as you then have to download each banner as a GIF (which sometimes affects the animation fluidity) individually and add them into DFP individually.

I was assured by customer service that this was something they were working on when I wrote in to them in June 2018. It's been almost two months at the time of writing this review but I haven't heard any updates. Outside of this one issue, I have no other complaints.

Response from Bannersnack

Hello Justin,

We would like to start by thanking you for taking the time to rate Bannersnack, it's much appreciated! We're happy to hear you find our platform easy to use and intuitive, as this is our main goal, to make it as user-friendly as possible. We would like to apologize for not being able to get back to you sooner regarding your initial DFP issue, it was a mistake on our end and we look at it as a great learning experience for all of us here at Bannersnack.

Now, regarding your issue, from the screenshot you provided via our live chat, it looks like you have selected the Image option from the DFP Creative Choices, as opposed to the HTML5 option. Please refer to this screenshot to better understand what I am referring to: https://www.screencast.com/t/CRzXHuXH6JR.

Kindly try using the HTML5 option and let us know via our live chat if the error still occurs.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Jake M.

Extremely useful for many reasons!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/10/12
Review Source: Capterra

I’ve used Bannersnack for many things, but mostly for creating ads for bot my own websites and client’s websites. I also use it to make quick edits on photos. It’s not photoshop, but you can do a lot with it! Overall, I’m extremely pleased with Bannersnack.

Pros

Allows you to be creative as you want! Unlimited possibilities, easy to use, amazing customer support, a must-have for anyone in marketing or web design. I use Bannersnack for many things: ads (obviously), editing images, reformatting photos, simple logo design, the list goes on. It’s just a great and simple tool to have.

Cons

A little pricey, but you get what you pay for! I’ve experienced a few glitches, but I will not complain because I haven’t tried it on other browsers.

Response from Bannersnack

Hey Jake!

It is a pleasure to read reviews like yours, big thanks go out to you from our team! Creative people just like you find new possibilities everyday with Bannersnack. Our goal is to make banner creation fast and accessible for everyone through our professional templates and great user interface. Regarding the glitches you experienced they might be just temporary or browser related, for the best experience we recommend using Chrome. In any case, if you are in trouble drop a message to our customer support and we will help you out.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Jeff M.

Bannersnack - Cool Banners in 15 Minutes

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/03/10
Review Source: Capterra

A great tool for any client or agency that needs banner ads quickly and with a sense of design style. HTML5 is super simple with 1 click and copying & pasting ad sets allows for a/b versions to be created simply.

Highly recommended! Skip going to designers (and developers for HTML5) and get this tool - well worth it!

Pros

Very easy to use to create static or HTML5 banners. Our agency has a huge need for a design solution that doesn't take up a lot of designer time (and thus takes forever to get done). BannerSnack is so simple to quickly make banners even if you are not designer, and with a click of a button makes the ads HTML5 for higher performing ad choices.

Cheap to use - stunning templates - no design chops needed. Use it to quickly spin up banner ads that don't make it look like Bill from accounting did them.

Simple downloading of files to upload into Adwords or Adroll etc.

Cons

The 'suite' service to create 1 ad and then apply it to different sizes doesn't work great so I need to create each banner separately but not a big deal.

Would love if they had an option to add all info individually and then the system spits out ads.

Response from Bannersnack

Hello Jeff,
We're excited to hear that Bannersnack is working so great for you and your agency and we wanted to let you know that we're doing our best to improve the workflow and the overall user experience on our platform. It would be helpful for us if you could contact us on our live chat and tell us more about what you want to see implemented in Bannersnack.
Thanks again for taking your time to share this with us !

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Bannersnack Pricing

Starting from
US$7,00
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Starter $7/ month

Pro $18/ month

Plus $36/ month

Team $54/ month

Bannersnack Features


  • A/B Testing
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Campaign Analysis
  • Campaign Management
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Engagement Analytics
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Network Marketing
  • Tagging
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for Bannersnack

Key features of Bannersnack

  • 1000+ templates banner templates
  • Banner ads for mobile & desktop
  • Create and download banners
  • Custom banner design service
  • Display ads on all major networks
  • Download banners as HTML5, JPG, PNG, GIF or MP4
  • Free stock images, cliparts, buttons and professional fonts
  • GIF multiple slides banner
  • HTML5 slides & transitions banner
  • JPEG-PNG static banner
  • Track banners and Facebook ads
  • Track clicks, engagements and conversions
  • Your own account manager

Benefits

  • Create static or animated banner ads in multiple size then use our hosting to serve them or download in the following formats: JPEG, PNG, GIF, HTML5 MP4

  • Bannersnack shows your ads on all the most popular networks including Google Display Network, Facebook, AppNexus and others.

  • You can use a library of 1000+ templates, free stock photos, cliparts, buttons and professional fonts to create your own banners.

  • Bannersnack FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Bannersnack.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Bannersnack offer?

    Bannersnack offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$7,00

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Starter $7/ month

    Pro $18/ month

    Plus $36/ month

    Team $54/ month

    Q. What are the main features of Bannersnack?

    Bannersnack offers the following features:

    • 1000+ templates banner templates
    • Banner ads for mobile & desktop
    • Create and download banners
    • Custom banner design service
    • Display ads on all major networks
    • Download banners as HTML5, JPG, PNG, GIF or MP4
    • Free stock images, cliparts, buttons and professional fonts
    • GIF multiple slides banner
    • HTML5 slides & transitions banner
    • JPEG-PNG static banner
    • Track banners and Facebook ads
    • Track clicks, engagements and conversions
    • Your own account manager

    Q. Who are the typical users of Bannersnack?

    Bannersnack has the following typical customers:

    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Bannersnack support?

    Bannersnack supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Bannersnack offer?

    Bannersnack has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Bannersnack support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Bannersnack supports

    Q. What other apps does Bannersnack integrate with?

    We do not have any information about what integrations Bannersnack has

    Q. What level of support does Bannersnack offer?

    Bannersnack offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials