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Acquisio recommends using promotion intelligently to accomplish your goals because it is a critical component of achieving them. It is a wonderful platform for advertising and marketing your business in various ways to attract a large number of people. Excellent for scaling your staff and managing multiple SEM campaigns. That's why I recommend Acquisio definitely for your business.
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If you don't care where your campaigns are running, if you don't care about your clients then feel free to do business with them. I would not recommend them to other agencies or business if they have a lot of particular advertisers and clients that they work with. It is too much work for them. If you want to do a self-service model with Simpli.fi, then I could recommend working with them. As long as I don't have to deal with their customer service daily, and my company has the control of the campaigns, I can feel more comfortable working with them. But even still, there are a lot of red flags that have been raised over the last few years and I am skeptical.
Read full review Pros Acquisio does so many things to deserve praise. But where they excel above all others is in customer service. Everyone, and I mean everyone, from Client Service representative to the developers to the CEO, demonstrates that they value the relationship with their customers above all else. And that feels awesome. Acquisio is focused on automation, scalability, and systematic performance improvement. Acquisio's campaign cloner allows us to set up a campaign once and not only duplicate it from AdWords to Bing but sync the two, as well. This is a huge time saver and obviously also helps us to maintain consistency across the two publishers. Read full review Simpli.fi's Geo-Fencing capabilities are top notch! The ability to include an unlimited number of geo-fences within a campaign is invaluable, as is the ability to measure the effectiveness of a geo-fencing campaign in driving foot traffic to our clients' physical locations. Our organization appreciates the knowledge, experience and responsiveness of Simpli.fi's customer support staff. One of the things Simpli.fi does particularly well is the education of its users and re-sellers. From monthly webinars, to its Bullseye learning courses, they have a way to make the complex understandable to even the most green digital sellers! Read full review Cons Some of the screens in the platform take a little while to load and you may need to refresh. More details on mobile campaigns would be helpful but Acquisio is limited by what is available in the PPC provider's API. Hopefully they will add support for more fonts soon. Read full review The approaches are not easily understood by our sales reps. The reporting platform is pretty basic. The new platform is still in beta version. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
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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The updates they have recently made have been time consuming to keep up with
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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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They handled it well.
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We have started using
since we began using Acquisio and are extremely happy with
. We will continue to use Acquisio though because of the ability to directly manage paid search ads and the ability to create simple reports quickly. Also considering the cost of
, unless you specifically need reports with more sources of data, Acquisio is all you really need.
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We have done a lot of research on many other vendors that offer the same or even more as Simpli.fi and have found a great fit for our business. There are many other options out there for programmatic buying! My advice to you is do your research. Don't just jump into bed with one without knowing all of the facts. Ask questions. Do some digging. And NEVER take anything they say at face value. They are there to sell you the product and if you move forward, you will for sure be disappointed
Read full review Return on Investment Acquisio let us create reports on the fly, saving us lots of time; time that was better spend optimizing client campaigns. Acqusio's Bid and Budget Management tool (BBM) helped a struggling client achieve desired traffic and conversion results with little to no work from our agency. Acquisio's quick customer service responsiveness let us get our questions answered quickly. Read full review We have been able to leverage Simpli.fi's geo-fencing tools to pry business away from larger competitors. The lack of a customer-facing dashboard is a weakness. Simpli.fi's low barrier of entry has allowed us to scale at our pace without the threat of being cut off in the face of high minimum spends. Read full review