6sense vs. Google Marketing Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
6sense
Score 8.1 out of 10
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The 6sense Account Engagement Platform helps B2B organizations achieve predictable revenue growth by putting the power of AI, big data, and machine learning behind every member of the revenue team. 6sense uncovers anonymous buying behavior, prioritizes accounts for sales and marketing, and enables them to engage resistant buying teams with personalized, multi-channel, multi-touch campaigns. 6sense helps revenue teams know everything they need to know about their buyers so they can…N/A
Google Marketing Platform
Score 8.8 out of 10
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Google Marketing Platform (a combination of former DoubleClick advertiser tools and Google Analytics 360 Suite) is a set of tools for marketers to manage their advertising campaigns. DoubleClick was acquired by Google in 2008. It focuses on uploading ads and reporting their performance and also provides forecasting tools to help predict future campaign needs. Bid optimization tools help manage pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns across search engines (e.g. Bing, Google, Yahoo!).N/A
Pricing
6senseGoogle Marketing Platform
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
6senseGoogle Marketing Platform
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
6senseGoogle Marketing Platform
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
6senseGoogle Marketing Platform
Engagement
Comparison of Engagement features of Product A and Product B
6sense
7.5
13 Ratings
8% below category average
Google Marketing Platform
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Ratings
Automated routing and prioritization7.212 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer interaction histories7.912 Ratings00 Ratings
Syndicated content6.99 Ratings00 Ratings
Personalization7.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Engagement data tracking8.313 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad Campaigns
Comparison of Ad Campaigns features of Product A and Product B
6sense
7.3
11 Ratings
6% below category average
Google Marketing Platform
8.8
33 Ratings
12% above category average
Ad campaign creation7.711 Ratings8.033 Ratings
Display advertising7.911 Ratings9.930 Ratings
Contextual advertising7.28 Ratings00 Ratings
Social advertising6.89 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad reporting and analytics6.810 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad deployment00 Ratings9.933 Ratings
Ad display and retargeting segmentation00 Ratings8.931 Ratings
Sequence targeting00 Ratings7.023 Ratings
Audience Segmentation & Targeting
Comparison of Audience Segmentation & Targeting features of Product A and Product B
6sense
8.1
14 Ratings
4% above category average
Google Marketing Platform
-
Ratings
Standard visitor segmentation8.512 Ratings00 Ratings
Behavioral visitor segmentation8.013 Ratings00 Ratings
ABM sales intelligence8.013 Ratings00 Ratings
Intent Data
Comparison of Intent Data features of Product A and Product B
6sense
7.8
15 Ratings
1% above category average
Google Marketing Platform
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Ratings
3rd party intent signals7.915 Ratings00 Ratings
Downstream intent signals7.414 Ratings00 Ratings
Account identification8.014 Ratings00 Ratings
ABM Integrations
Comparison of ABM Integrations features of Product A and Product B
6sense
6.6
13 Ratings
24% below category average
Google Marketing Platform
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Ratings
Automated workflow & orchestration6.613 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad Network Integration
Comparison of Ad Network Integration features of Product A and Product B
6sense
-
Ratings
Google Marketing Platform
9.0
29 Ratings
20% above category average
Data Transfer00 Ratings9.024 Ratings
DSP integration00 Ratings9.026 Ratings
Ad Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Ad Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
6sense
-
Ratings
Google Marketing Platform
9.1
33 Ratings
15% above category average
Ad dashboards00 Ratings9.831 Ratings
Ad performance reports00 Ratings8.933 Ratings
Ad conversion tracking00 Ratings8.932 Ratings
Ad attribution reporting00 Ratings8.931 Ratings
Cross-channel ad management00 Ratings8.926 Ratings
Ad forecasting and optimization00 Ratings9.025 Ratings
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User Ratings
6senseGoogle Marketing Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(128 ratings)
8.9
(45 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.8
(4 ratings)
8.0
(13 ratings)
Usability
2.2
(26 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Availability
9.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
5.4
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
2.5
(27 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Online Training
1.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
1.0
(3 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
Configurability
4.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
6senseGoogle Marketing Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
6sense
If you want to create a more targeted ad approach to your marketing strategy, you need 6sense to do it well. If your team is not willing to look at things from an account based approach and are stuck in the old school way of thinking about MQLs, then this may be a tough sell to sales.
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Google
I feel pretty neutral about Google Marketing Platform. For the longest time, my company wasn't using it because each of the features (Data Studio, Analytics, etc.) could be accessed separately. In fact, most of the time, I don't even go into Google Marketing Platform because it's easier to directly navigate to the individual platforms. There are very few features about GMP that can only be accessed from the GMP UI. The Integrations Center is probably the main feature I utilize from the GMP UI, which allows me to see a summary of the integrations I have in place across all my client properties and accounts.
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Pros
6sense
  • Product support: They are constantly adding new features and innovating.
  • Customer success: Everyone who uses the platform internally is in a customer-facing role and there is a massive amount of self-service and regularly-scheduled live training available.
  • Orchestration: We are able to orchestrate account and content acquisition with ease to add qualified accounts to our CRM and kick-start contact acquisition for sales.
  • Advertising: The advertising capabilities continue to grow. You can retarget individuals as well as run several different types of banner ad campaigns. They also recently added in-platform support to create LinkedIn campaigns.
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Google
  • Bringing together data from multiple channels and engines and allows you to visualize the data in an easy to use platform. This saves time from using multiple logins for the different platforms.
  • Auto bidding tools save time from manual bidding, as it allows you to set the specific terms around what levels you want to cap your CPCs at. You then let DoubleClick adjust your bids to gain the most conversions from the cheapest CPCs. This frees up time to do other in-depth analysis and strategy.
  • DoubleClick also has the ability to track conversions and clicks on any page using their floodlight tags. This is good for tracking certain actions on yours or a client's site and is especially good if they do not use any other tools, such as Google Analytics or Adobe, to track conversions and user actions on site. You can also use these in conjunction with the auto bidding tools.
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Cons
6sense
  • Sales Alerts - could provide more information, allow for more orgs to be identified, creating them based on keywords is beyond challenging as I cannot use keyword groups and instead must add each keyword manually.
  • Geographic areas - would love to be able to provide one zip code for a segment and ask for a radius of 20,50, etc miles around it, or even just ask for the geographic area relative to a specific city (DC Metro area, as an example)
  • RevCity/User Community - it's good and a nice start but the system doesn't provide reminders regularly to go check it out. Most of the posters tend to be 6sensers, and several questions can go unanswered.
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Google
  • The process for on-boarding new users can be difficult if they do not already have a Gmail or Gmail-linked account.
  • Difficult to troubleshoot technical issues (with the platform, with tags, etc.) because of the lack of customer support. Unclear if the agency has a dedicated team or individual to assist, and often have to deal with out-sourced support teams.
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Likelihood to Renew
6sense
We have several resources and, although 6sense is valuable, I do not believe it's being used widely enough by the sales team due to lack of training and its complexity. I wish there was a simplified guide for use and more 1-on-1 training.
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Google
Due to its adapting behavior with industry ad formats and seamless integration with publishers and DSP's, I don't see myself moving away from DCM. As we see the display advertising is getting more programatic and automated due to the rise of DSP and concept of RTB, Double Click has evolved with new advanced best practices
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Usability
6sense
The platform is pretty straightforward as far as creating new segments and what's available to do so. The launch of digital advertising has greatly improved in recent months which has been great for our digital team. Adding or removing users and updating integration points is pretty easy as well. Reporting has also been recently updated which makes reporting on usage and ROI much easier too.
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Google
The Doubleclick interface is easy and simple to get a hang of. The options are slightly limited compared to other DSPs. But, for a simple campaign, this is a great DSP to move forward with. They have a ton of data and can plug into a lot of different partners
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Reliability and Availability
6sense
So far the one time we ran into issues they were right there to help
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Google
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Performance
6sense
Most of the time pages load quickly and the UX is great there are moments like every platform where it is laggy though
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Google
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
6sense
Their Customer Success model is delivered as advertised. We're very satisfied with the availability of support. They care as much about our success as we do. We also had an issue where we believed there was an issue in a piece of functionality. They continued to dig until they found the problem and immediately put the fix into a patch.
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Google
They do not have strong support team. It is tough to get answer when I need it. They always refer you to an online guide and not an actual person. If so, the person is based out of an offshore team in India and does not know the specific client goals .
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Online Training
6sense
It was too fast, too complex, no one could follow along. If you miss a step, you're lost for the rest of the time and there is SO MUCH to learn and keep up with.
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Google
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
6sense
dont implement it
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Google
I would highly recommend asking clients to provide 3PAS tags or use an internal 3PAS
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Alternatives Considered
6sense
Bombora gives you the data raw, you then determine where you want to integrate it and pull it in. More control, but more work. Also, you need a strong understanding of what you want to do. Demandbase seemed pretty much an Ads platform that uses intent. I love the website personalization that Triblio ABM/ABX Platform offers, but it is a marketing tool. It doesn't offer the same prospecting benefits.
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Google
Marin takes a lot more time for everything, mainly for the campaigns setup. This also leads to many mistakes, which impact the performance. I've used Marin on a couple of previous clients and we've had many problems with it, mainly with correct conversion tracking and account optimizations. Besides, Marin is behind all the new features available on AdWords, which makes the tracking also not very flexible.
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Scalability
6sense
Has been used by a few teams cross functionally and the scalability of this product is great as we continue to grow
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Google
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Return on Investment
6sense
  • 6sense has provided me with a more targeted list of clients to go after, thus allowing me to increase my pipeline.
  • 6sense has made cold calling a much warmer experience by identifying keywords our potential clients are searching for.
  • 6sense has enabled me to have a more targeted approach when it comes to going after potential clients resulting in a higher win rate for me and my team.
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Google
  • DS3 has improved ROI considerably due to its ability to make the work of a team of digital marketers to go further and improving internal efficiency.
  • There is a notable improvement in account performance for those integrated with DoubleClick as opposed to not, with better tracking, new bid strategy options, and a more responsive interface.
  • The additional fee on top of media spend is a considerable expense for a large advertiser, but the necessity of a product/solution such as this means that there is always likely to be some comparative cost.
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