• Helsinki, Finland
  • 201 to 500 Employees
  • 2013
  • Company - Private
  • Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
  • $25 to $50 million (USD)


We are a global team of over 450 Smartlies, building a platform that automates creative production and ad buying at scale. We manage 2.5B€ in ad spend and serve more than 650 brands worldwide, including eBay, Uber and TechStyle. Our technology liberates marketers from manual ...
Mission: Powering beautifully effective ads. automates every step of social advertising to unlock greater performance and creativity. Reviews

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Kristo Ovaska
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"A great place to work!"

Current Employee - Enterprise Sales in London, England, England
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I have been working at full-time for more than 3 years


- Transparent and humble leadership team - Heavy and thoughtful investment in creating a world-leading Sales organisation - A great product that provides a lot of value - Continued learning and


None that I would consider a 'con'. Hierarchy is quite flat so not lots of opportunities to climb a 'title ladder'

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There is a clear focus on retaining and improving Smartly culture as the business continues to scale. Keep the hiring bar high and continue bringing in great talent.
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    I applied online. I interviewed at (Helsinki, Southern Finland, Southern Finland) in Apr 2021


    I had decide to pursuit the recruitment after read through all of the reviews on Glassdoor. So I understood the format and expected it will be lengthly and intensive one.

    2 months, 4 stages, 50+ work hours sunken (I made all the way to the last stage), however the feedback I got is just a phone call from recruiter said they decided to go with someone else. Well, what can I respond?😂 With this much of effort, I'd expect a technical break down of what went wrong, or what was suppose to be the "best" solution, or how can I improve from this?

    People warned me about the research task, that I need take course on FB ad campaign, etc. but I found it was quite delightful and not such a big hassle. However in my opinion, the knowledge that I gained in this research wasn't absolutely a must for the final design challenge. (so why not combine this research task with the final assignment?)

    About the design challenge, work flow and methodology were emphasised in the description which I think makes sense, since not many candidates have any experience with ad campaign manager. So I spent a lot of times on research, personas & user stories building, flow chart; trying to be engaged on Slack. To be frank, the interviewer didn't really want to do the "collaboration" part, all he said were just "do whatever you consider right". So why asking for collaboration? When you can just throw out the design challenge / assignment as any other company does.

    In the final review session, I did cover really all user stories / scenarios I could think of, and the interviewers agreed that my solution were thorough and fulfilled all the requirements.

    Advice to If you're interested only in the final design solutions, then be upfront about it. With no real collaboration in brainstorming the solution process which interviewer tell what he expect / want , there are tons of ways to solve or even understand the design challenge. So this is virtually become a "guessing" game in which candidate will try to guess what solution the interviewers will most likely hook on. So cut short the recruitment process (initial call, portfolio review, research task), divert time to the final assignment. It will save everyone's time.

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Company Updates

26 June 2019
CANNES, France, June 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --, a leading creative and paid social automation platform, was named a winner of two Facebook Storyteller Awards which were announced at the Facebook Beach during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Facebook Storyteller Awards celebrate the best execution of creative ideas for the mobile-first Stories format. More The award wins include a campaign from beauty giant, Sephora (Southeast Asia), which took home the prize for "Best in Retail," and a campaign from industry-leading travel app, Hopper, which won "Best in Travel." The Creative Studio collaborated with both customers to design and run vertical creative crafted using's bespoke creative video automation technology. The solution allows for brands to templatize their video creative for multiple formats, including Stories, and automate variations by pulling dynamic information, like products and prices, directly from the advertiser's offering. The technology offers unparalleled personalization to drive performance without Awards & Accolades

  • Facebook Storyteller Awards (2) "Best in Retail" & "Best in Travel"Cannes Lions International Festival2019
  • Tech Platform with the Most Innovative CultureDigiday WorkLife Awards2017

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