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Acquisio

25 Ratings

AdStage

5 Ratings

Acquisio

25 Ratings
Score 6.6 out of 101

AdStage

5 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquisio

Acquisio is great if you are managing a large number of paid search campaigns. It makes it easy to keep track of everything and make bulk changes when necessary. The reports are exceptional at providing a comprehensive view of the data and are extremely easy to create. If you need to create a custom ad hoc report, it can be done in as little as one minute. You can then schedule the reports to be emailed to yourself or someone else on a recurring basis.
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AdStage

AdStage is great for bringing together all of your channels into one place for analytics. They now have easy API access into multiple channels which allows you to really deep dive and get the most out of the data that you often can't without that API access. They also have great ways to surface this data that is easy to digest for leadership.If you already have this internally or want to build it out internally, AdStage may not be a fit outside of some great automation tools, but it's not easy to have this data done and built out internally so this is a great place to start.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

Acquisio
AdStage
9.0
Data Transfer
Acquisio
AdStage
9.0
DSP integration
Acquisio
AdStage
9.0

Ad Campaigns

Acquisio
AdStage
7.8
Ad campaign creation
Acquisio
AdStage
8.0
Ad deployment
Acquisio
AdStage
8.0
Display advertising
Acquisio
AdStage
7.0
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
Acquisio
AdStage
7.0
Sequence targeting
Acquisio
AdStage
9.0

Ad Reporting & Analytics

Acquisio
AdStage
7.8
Ad dashboards
Acquisio
AdStage
9.0
Ad performance reports
Acquisio
AdStage
9.0
Ad conversion tracking
Acquisio
AdStage
9.0
Ad attribution reporting
Acquisio
AdStage
6.0
Cross-channel ad management
Acquisio
AdStage
8.0
Ad forecasting and optimization
Acquisio
AdStage
6.0

Pros

  • Easy to create reports for digital campaigns
  • Easy to make bulk changes to paid search campaigns
  • Easy to ensure consistency of paid search campaigns across Google and Bing
  • Ability to automate reports and email them to specific users on a scheduled basis
  • Bid and budget automation for paid search campaigns is successful at hitting CPA targets
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  • Easily pulling together API access for multiple channels into one area for in-depth reporting
  • Automation. They helped a bunch with features that LinkedIn didn't have.
  • The team. They were always super responsive and on the ball with any questions or concerns we had. The customer service was great.
  • General reporting and tieing data together.
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Cons

  • Lack of ability to manage social media ads
  • Somewhat limited number of visualizations in reports
  • Slow to add new features and respond to changes in platforms
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  • We were with them in the earlier days and when they were growing larger. We experienced some of that pain with pricing changes that didn't feel quite right. But, they've fixed this now.
  • We didn't really see the usefulness at times of optimizing some of the channels through AdStage, but we loved the reporting features they had for the channels.
  • Better tiers for payment and what fits into those. Again, these are being addressed much better now.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquisio5.4
Based on 6 answers
Having had sync issues several times in the past, and with the recent Flash incompatibility issue, if there was a way to generate reports that had the same high level of control and professional, streamlined look, with less time investment, we would look into it.
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AdStage8.0
Based on 1 answer
AdStage has been great and the only reason we wouldn't renew is if we decided to build this all out internally for API access. But, customer services is great, the product is great and I'd definitely recommend it.
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Usability

Acquisio6.0
Based on 2 answers
The updates they have recently made have been time consuming to keep up with
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Support

Acquisio8.2
Based on 3 answers
My experience with Acquisio is a tale of two situations. We had a customer service rep named Jeannie who was supernaturally gifted at anticipating and solving our issues. Her response time was so fast it felt like she was responding before I even hit SEND on our emails. Jeannie was deservedly promoted and support has been a little slower and we have had to make multiple requests to get answers since.
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AdStage10.0
Based on 1 answer
AdStage had great support. They got back to me quickly every time, they always had or found an answer for what I was looking for, they took my feedback well, and they were knowledgeable with the platform and any issues I had. I have worked with a lot of other companies that are slow and AdStage definitely isn't one of them.
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Implementation

Acquisio8.0
Based on 2 answers
I was not part of the initial implementation
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Alternatives Considered

We looked at other players like Marin and Kenshoo but found them to be overpriced and service to be lacking. Acquisio is very customer responsive, and the product is priced right.
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I'm actually not aware of a ton of direct competitors for what AdStage is doing right now. As mentioned before, they have some great integrations for deep analytics, they bring all of the different vendors together in one central place and they have some awesome automation tools that I have not seen around.
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Return on Investment

  • Improving the time of reporting
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  • It's saved time for me to easily build out campaigns in Facebook and LinkedIn quickly and in scale
  • It gives people the option to get direct API access to multiple channels without having to build it all in-house
  • It allowed some great optimizations for LinkedIn which allowed us to use our spend there better
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Pricing Details

Acquisio

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

AdStage

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details