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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquisio

If you manage a large number of campaigns and need to do automation and bid adjustments in addition to report scheduling then Aquisio is right for you.
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Marin Software

I think larger clients or clients with multiple initiatives and programs are better suited for Marin. Also, clients who have consistent and reoccurring reports that need to be accessed should use Marin. The web query abilities truly make reporting and bid strategy 100 times easier! The overview is intuitive and customizable according to your liking or your client's needs.
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Pros

  • Reports: The report center platform is really well made, easy to use and to automate. It can be custom and it comes into multiple languages.
  • Support: The customer support is really quick and effective.
  • Budget management: Acquisio makes it easy to manage your monthly budget across multiple publishers.
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  • The overview tab is helpful for overall knowledge and quick updates for spend, ROI, etc.
  • Ability to filter in endless ways.
  • Reporting is easy to customize and can be pulled across clients.
  • Adding dimensions makes your life easier and can be customized per client needs.
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Cons

  • Facebook management: You cannot manage Facebook directly through Acquisio. You can only see the data in the platform.
  • Campaign automation: The rules and algorithms takes a lot of time to be applied if you managed them manually.
  • LinkedIn: No LinkedIn integration available
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  • We have a lot of issues with syncing data from Omniture with our Marin clients. Often times, data will be missing for certain days.
  • Sitelinks are not the easiest to upload and view in Marin.
  • Better download speeds for reporting would help us get more done in a day.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquisio5.4
Based on 6 answers
I think the platform, with the latest release updates has a lot of great potential. The main decision, currently, is price and how that gets passed on to our clients. There has to be a conscious decision made on platform cost vs client spend and overall budget vs revenue.
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Marin Software7.6
Based on 23 answers
We have a solid Marin account team that is thoroughly invested in our business. They are insightful, helpful, and are always willing to walk us through any new features or retrain us on old ones. Additionally, the sales dept at Marin has been helpful in providing use-cases, whitepapers, and other documents that have assisted our sales team with closing new business.
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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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Marin Software8.9
Based on 5 answers
Marin has a very basic layout, which makes it easy to use and easy to learn and this is very important in a fast paced environment, when there is not a whole lot of time to learn a new program without getting caught behind. Marin has some nice training that makes this whole process super easy.
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Support

Acquisio8.2
Based on 3 answers
Within the interface there is an instant chat support feature that you can use to get help right away without having to pick up the phone or look for an email address. We have have an account manager who responds to emails quickly and is always helpful. Anytime issues require further tech support we are kept up to date on the progress of the issue and they are usually resolved the same day.
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Marin Software8.2
Based on 5 answers
The times that I have had to contact Marin support, they have been very helpful. When I spoke with them on the phone, they walked me through the process to be able to resolve the issue that I had, The gentleman walked me through all the steps and easily helped me resolve the issue that I had.
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Online Training

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Marin Software9.0
Based on 1 answer
Interactive helpful videos, summaries, and quizzes help a user learn the platform in demo-mode. The only challenge was that once you clicked certain buttons per instructions, you couldn't necessarily go back to retake notes without redoing the entire module.
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Implementation

Acquisio8.0
Based on 2 answers
I was not part of the initial implementation
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Marin Software9.8
Based on 5 answers
I think if we had known what we wanted, the implementation would have been perfect. Since we didn't, there was quite a bit of back and forth between ethology and the implementation team at Marin. The process ended up taking a lot longer than we expected it to take, but worked out in the end.
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Alternatives Considered

For now I have myself only use Acquisio
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Both platforms have their advantages. Marin was chosen due to price point, bid management and reporting.
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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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  • We focused on lead and application conversion, so bid management was of essence. After integration backend CRM with frontend conversion data, we were able to bid on quality conversions and have better ROI.
  • Marin is a bit pricey, but is definitely worth it in the long run.
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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
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Marin Software

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