AdGear Advertiser is a cross-channel, third party ad server for publishers, networks, advertisers and agencies. Some key features include: Cross-channel Attribution, Dynamic Ads and CRM Integration.
Ad Serving & Retargeting Platforms
Best Ad Serving & Retargeting Platforms
- Top Rated Ad Serving & Retargeting Platforms include: OpenX, Basis DSP, Google Ads, Terminus, Google Ad Manager, AppNexus, Google Marketing Platform (formerly DoubleClick), TubeMogul, Facebook for Business, and TerminalOne OS.
- Other Ad Serving & Retargeting Platforms on the TrustMap include: Criteo Dynamic Retargeting, AdRoll, Sizmek, LinkedIn Marketing Solutions, Adobe Media Optimizer, Kenshoo Infinity Suite, Twitter Ads, Marin Software, Acquisio, and ADTECH.
- A complete list of Ad Serving & Retargeting Platforms is available here.
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Ad Serving & Retargeting Platforms Overview
What is Ad Serving and Retargeting?
Ad serving and retargeting software is most commonly used by marketing departments. It involves displaying text or rich media ads on a website, and re-exposing viewers to customized ad materials. This can be either the company’s own or another website that has auctioned off digital real estate (such as a blog or news site).
Some ad serving products take a self-service approach, allowing users to micromanage, test, and deploy these campaign elements themselves. Others use a managed service approach, where the vendor conducts negotiation of price and placement for advertisements on the user’s behalf.
Retargeting involves targeting individuals/audience segments who have already been exposed to a company’s promotional material again. An individual’s prior behavior, called ‘intent’ data, give clues about a person’s interests and needs and is used in the retargeting process. The goal of retargeting is to identify potential new prospects and display relevant content based on intent data.
Onsite and offsite retargeting
There are two different types of retargeting that marketing teams can conduct: offsite and onsite targeting. Offsite targeting has traditionally been the retargeting avenue of choice. It involves identifying individuals who have already visited your company’s site and exposing them to more promotional materials (e.g. emails, ads on other sites).
Onsite targeting, also called ‘behavioral targeting’, involves re-exposing site visitors to specific promotional material while they are still on your company’s site. This style of retargeting relies heavily on visitor behavior while they are on the website.
Advertising Management and Ad Tracking Software
Some ad serving & retargeting software allows users to manage and track advertising campaigns across multiple channels. This is also called cross-channel campaign management or cross-channel advertising. Ad performance is measured in terms of conversion - either purchasing something at that moment or later on in the customer’s journey. More advanced ad management tools have analytics features that can help users optimize ad spend for maximum engagement or conversions.
B2B vs. B2C Retargeting
Technology and marketing practices around ads aimed at consumers, including retargeting based on offsite behavior, is more mature than ads aimed at businesses. However, B2B marketers are becoming more sophisticated at using automated personalization methods like retargeting and sequence targeting within their complex sales cycles.
Currently, several B2B ad serving & retargeting products are steering the market towards account-based advertising. Account-based ad targeting is a component of account-based marketing (ABM), a B2B marketing strategy that is quickly growing in popularity.
Ad Serving & Retargeting Platforms Features & Capabilities
Ad Campaign Features
The first major function of ad serving & retargeting software is to allow users to create and/or display ad campaigns. Common features include:
Ad campaign creation: Allows users to programmatically create ads and build new campaigns within the tool.
Ad deployment: Allows users to quickly and easily deploy new ad campaigns from within the tool.
Display advertising: Supports banner and rich media display ads, including video, audio, mobile, etc.
Ad display and retargeting segmentation: Allows users to display and retarget ads to audience segments based on demographics, location, account, role, or other profile aspects.
Sequence targeting: Allows users to create ad sequences for individual viewers on a website. This provides very fine control over brand messaging and storytelling.
Integration with ad exchanges: Integrates to a digital marketplace where advertising space (for display, video, mobile ads, etc. ) is bought and sold in real-time auctions.
Ad Reporting & Analytics Features
Ad serving & retargeting software also allows users to understand the results of their campaigns and adjust future campaigns accordingly. Common features include:
Ad dashboards: Dashboards for analyzing and/or optimizing ads.
Ad performance reports: Allows users to generate reports comparing the performance of various ads.
Ad conversion tracking: Tracks ad conversions by campaign and type of conversion (e.g. product purchase, newsletter subscription, filled out a form, downloaded a whitepaper).
Ad attribution reporting: Generates detailed reports that attribute conversion to a combination of different touch points (ads, and other factors) leading up to conversion.
Cross-channel ad management: Provides an integrated view or control panel that allows users to manage their ad campaigns across a variety of platforms in one place.
Ad forecasting and optimization: Ad forecasting models predict campaign performance to assist with optimization.
Self-service SMB Ad Serving and Retargeting Platforms cost about $1 per month per account. A managed service engagement is likely to cost in the region of $1,000 per month. Enterprise self-service platforms can be significantly more expensive, but there is a tendency to only charge for the number of people who actually engage with ads.
Ad Serving & Retargeting Products
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Smart AdServer is a French ad server provider with a large international presence. Customers tend to be European media outlets. Smart AdServer It has been a subsidiary of the Axel Springer Group since 2007.
ADTECH is a cross-screen ad server and digital media management platform for publishers, networks, advertisers and agencies.
MatchCraft Advantage is a search engine marketing (SEM) platform for managing many paid advertising campaigns at once, ideally for agencies managing campaigns for a number of small to midsize businesses with their local marketing efforts. To that end it automates many elements of running Google A...
PubMatic is an ad serving and retargeting solution. This platform is designed to serve as a control panel that provides users with a single view into their advertiser relationships across every screen, channel and format. The vendor says through workflow automation, real-time analytics and yield ...
Kwanzoo is a cloud-based platform built to help customers deliver media-based advertisements for both retargeting and account-based marketing campaigns. Kwanzoo has robust integrations with popular marketing automation and CRM platforms such as Marketo, Salesforce, Oracle's Eloqua, and IBM Silver...
The Trade Desk is the eponymous flagship product from the company headquartered in Ventura California, a demand-side / data management hybrid platform (DSP / DMP).
IgnitionOne's Digital Marketing Suite (IgnitionOne DMS) offers a broad, cloud-based cross-channel marketing campaign management and automation platform for managing paid advertising across search and listings, display ads, social networks, mobile devices, and also email correspondences with custo...
Social.com is one of the three products that constitute Salesforce Social Studio, a unified social marketing suite. The two other products that make up this suite are Radian6 and Buddy Media. Social.com allows businesses to build, optimize and automate highly targeted social advertising campaigns...
WideOrbit offers sell-side ad management solutions for media companies, including programmatic capabilities for TV, radio and the web.
MyBuys was a a company providing personalization to ecommerce and online advertising which was acquired by Magnetic in 2017 and then acquired by Evergage in early 2018 for their service and engineering team, and to enhance the Evergage product offerings with personalization. Customers using MyBuy...
The Brand Networks Platform is an ad serving platform from Brand Networks headquartered in Boston.
YuMe is a provider of digital video brand advertising, now offered and supported by RhythmOne since the acquisition in early 2018. The platform is designed to simplify digital video advertising campaigns.
Post Affiliate Pro is designed to run an entire affiliate program from top to bottom, with the exception of processing the financial transactions. However, most payment processors and shopping carts can be fully integrated with Post Affiliate Pro. According to the vendor, this solution is intuiti...
Rubicon Project is an ad serving and retargeting solution.
ownerIQ in Boston supports digital advertising operations with their second-party data marketplace, for retailers and brands to share data with partners and to aid advertisers in creating more targeted and advertising campaigns.
Celtra, heaquartered in Boston, offers their creative management platform (CMP) to support digital advertisers with well designed display, interactive, or video ad templated creation, with collaboration tools to support the ad design process, and analytics to guide the creative process.
Built by 2 ex-Googlers, AdHawk promises to provide an easy way to manage your Google AdWords & Facebook Ad campaigns. The founders say that, after years of manually analyzing & optimizing Ad Accounts for thousands of businesses, they feel confident saying software automation makes the w...
Adobe Advertising Cloud is housed under the Adobe Marketing Cloud suite of products. It is a cloud-based demand-side platform (DSP), and includes tools for ad optimization, personalization, and performance analysis.
Nanigans is a social marketing ad retargeting platform.