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Score 6.5 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquisio

Acquisio is ideal for marketing agencies, especially those that focus on serving a specific market. If your Agency has access to client data, depending on the data, Acquisio's software could be a powerful way to deliver that data in the form of online ads. Acquisio might be too powerful for a small business looking to manage campaigns in-house.
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OpenX

While I didn't think it was the best solution for ad serving capabilities, I've heard it is great for publishers. Just make sure to ask as much as you can upfront & request in person training
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Campaigns

Acquisio
OpenX
9.4
Ad campaign creation
Acquisio
OpenX
10.0
Ad deployment
Acquisio
OpenX
10.0
Display advertising
Acquisio
OpenX
9.0
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
Acquisio
OpenX
9.0
Sequence targeting
Acquisio
OpenX
9.0

Ad Reporting & Analytics

Acquisio
OpenX
8.2
Ad dashboards
Acquisio
OpenX
9.0
Ad performance reports
Acquisio
OpenX
10.0
Ad conversion tracking
Acquisio
OpenX
6.0
Ad attribution reporting
Acquisio
OpenX
8.0
Cross-channel ad management
Acquisio
OpenX
8.0
Ad forecasting and optimization
Acquisio
OpenX
8.0

Pros

  • Reporting - robust reporting suite that saves hours every week.
  • BBM - manages campaign budgets and optimizes bids.
  • Great customer service.
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  • OpenX easily allows us to manage our network and inventory.
  • Enterprise support staff is very helpful; training is accessible.
  • They are local to Los Angeles.
  • Reporting registers relatively quickly.
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Cons

  • The few times we needed assistance from our Account Manager, it was not good at all. You won't be able to get them on the phone. All problems are addressed via email after long waits for responses. I wouldn't recommend Acquisio for novices.
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  • More robust reporting features
  • Creation of users with specific permissions
  • Delay in reporting
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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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OpenX7.0
Based on 10 answers
Switching cost, current performance
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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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OpenX9.0
Based on 1 answer
I was given the system to use as part of setting up a whole new site from scratch in less than 2 months, with a large number of specialty hub pages to run ads on and lots of content I needed to run disease specific ads on. The system was easy for me to learn on the fly in a very compressed time frame. I would have loved more chance to really dig in under the hood to see all that it could do, but given how fast I had to work, I got everything up and running and looking great. And I did it ahead of my launch deadline too. My only reservation might be for people who are not as patient as I am in picking things up, or as hands on. Customer service was great if I needed them, and a quick start guide with the essentials would be ideal for those people.
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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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OpenX10.0
Based on 1 answer
They went above and beyond without ever asking for additional money and we met our launch date and immediately started to meet and even surpass our business goals. Nothing was too much trouble, which really stood out compared to other companies I had and was at that time also working with. Customer service can really make or break any business; if i expect my staff to give good customer service, I expect to get it too, and Open X gave it.
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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

Doubleclick
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The ad sales and ad operations team had been utilizing DoubleClick/DART previous to the migration to OpenX. One of the driving factors for the migration to OpenX was to lower costs associated with utilizing a third party such as the DoubleClick/DART system. The ease of use for the ad ops team, advanced targeting features, and seamless integration into the many brands of the Mail.com portfolio were also other factors involved in why OpenX was selected.
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Return on Investment

  • We were able to view all campaigns in one place.
  • Centralized campaign performance and aligned different channel ad deployment, such as emails with display or PPC.
  • Eliminated huge amount of manual work, and saved time.
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  • Reduced dependency on third party ad networks reducing costs
  • Increased ad sales and ad operations team efficiency
  • Ability to tailor ads for specific brands using many advanced features such as demographics and geo targeting.
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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

OpenX

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