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Score 6.5 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquisio

This would not be a good solution for smaller agencies with clients with small ad spends.
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AppNexus

Yieldex is well suited when you want to analyze yield. Gone are the days when people asked me for new reports and I turned them away. I can always create a new report quickly. However, it does not generate nice looking charts for you. You still need to download the report and create charts yourself.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

Acquisio
AppNexus
3.3
Data Transfer
Acquisio
AppNexus
3.0
DSP integration
Acquisio
AppNexus
3.6

Ad Campaigns

Acquisio
AppNexus
5.1
Ad campaign creation
Acquisio
AppNexus
5.4
Ad deployment
Acquisio
AppNexus
5.0
Display advertising
Acquisio
AppNexus
5.0
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
Acquisio
AppNexus
5.0
Sequence targeting
Acquisio
AppNexus
5.0

Ad Reporting & Analytics

Acquisio
AppNexus
5.2
Ad dashboards
Acquisio
AppNexus
5.0
Ad performance reports
Acquisio
AppNexus
5.0
Ad conversion tracking
Acquisio
AppNexus
4.5
Ad attribution reporting
Acquisio
AppNexus
4.5
Cross-channel ad management
Acquisio
AppNexus
4.6
Ad forecasting and optimization
Acquisio
AppNexus
8.0

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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  • Targeting geographically by cities and regions, it has better targeting capabilities compared to other DSPs.
  • More and various targeting contextual categories.
  • Budget pacing is really great and super accurate.
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Cons

  • We had some really deep issues with incorrect data in our reports about a year ago - data just wasn't coming into the platform correctly.
  • We recently could not export any of our reports because we had updated to the latest version of Flash - we actually had to uninstall Flash and reinstall an older version. This issue has yet to be resolved after two months.
  • We have had syncing issues many times, and we still need to manually sync each campaign every month before the data matches the actual results in Google.
  • Recent updates to Acquisio and the new reporting did not carry over our old reports into the new layout - recreating the old reports in the new layout is/was time consuming.
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  • The reporting metrics when you generate from Advertiser vs the Network tab are different. As an example, I was working on optimizing a FaceBook campaign by the Fold, and the reporting under the Advertiser did not have "Fold Position" but Network reporting has.
  • The UI changed since I last used, which was in December, therefore not familiar enough to give lots of negative feedback
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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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AppNexus4.0
Based on 6 answers
I love almost everything about AppNexus because I feel like the user data is easy to track because of the identifiers, you can see which adverts got clicked and which were ignored. We can track the location of the ad on the page fold and this makes it so much easier for future campaigns. The only thing I don't like is that the data is only kept for a year, and I'd like it for a longer period of time
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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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AppNexus5.0
Based on 2 answers
Because I think the interface is kind of confusing at the beginning and it confuses you a lot.
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Reliability and Availability

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No answers yet
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AppNexus10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had any problems with appnexus - the software is always available
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Performance

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AppNexus10.0
Based on 1 answer
Yes, everything works great in that sense
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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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AppNexus6.0
Based on 1 answer
Because the support team does give you support, they take 24hrs to get back to you but once they open a ticket they focus on resolving the issue for you. My only problem is that you don't have a specific account representative assigned to you.
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Online Training

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
AppNexus2.0
Based on 1 answer
Online training are not user friendly and not easy to understand
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Implementation

Acquisio8.0
Based on 2 answers
I was not part of the initial implementation
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AppNexus5.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

Not quite as seamless as Marin whose editing tool seemed better but also not as expensive and fit better into our agency's budget.
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QlikView's dashboard is hard to configure. Also, it is unable to report on metrics by section or DMA. It does not update data that have been corrected. There is no visualization with QlikView.
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Scalability

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No answers yet
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AppNexus5.0
Based on 1 answer
Because it's a great DSP but not the best
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Return on Investment

  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Increased client satisfaction/retention due to the quality of the reports
  • Greater insight into performance across Google and Bing
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  • The performance campaign I ran with AppNexus didn't deliver the expected/desired ROI goal.
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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

AppNexus

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