ActiveDEMAND vs. The Trade Desk

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActiveDEMAND
Score 9.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
ActiveDEMAND is an integrated marketing automation platform that is designed to bring together online marketing tools into a single application. This platform focuses on helping both novice and expert marketers set up, manage and execute campaigns with a focus on measuring business results such as conversions and leads.
$3
Per Phone Number/mth
The Trade Desk
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
The Trade Desk is the eponymous flagship product from the company headquartered in Ventura California, a demand-side / data management hybrid platform (DSP / DMP).N/A
Pricing
ActiveDEMANDThe Trade Desk
Editions & Modules
Call Tracking
$3
Per Phone Number/mth
Email Marketer
$7
Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Small Business Marketer
$69
Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Corporate Marketer
$199
Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Agency Marketer
$799
Per Month [Unlimited Users]
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveDEMANDThe Trade Desk
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
ActiveDEMANDThe Trade Desk
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
9.5
2 Ratings
21% above category average
The Trade Desk
-
Ratings
WYSIWYG email editor9.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Dynamic content9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Landing pages9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
A/B testing9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
List management9.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
9.0
2 Ratings
15% above category average
The Trade Desk
-
Ratings
Lead nurturing automation9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Lead scoring and grading9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Data quality management8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated sales alerts and tasks8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Campaign Management
Comparison of Campaign Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
9.4
2 Ratings
21% above category average
The Trade Desk
-
Ratings
Calendaring9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Event/webinar marketing9.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
8.6
2 Ratings
14% above category average
The Trade Desk
-
Ratings
Social sharing and campaigns8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Social profile integration8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
9.2
2 Ratings
20% above category average
The Trade Desk
-
Ratings
Dashboards8.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports9.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
9.6
2 Ratings
23% above category average
The Trade Desk
-
Ratings
API9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based workflow & approvals9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizability9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Salesforce.com10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with SugarCRM10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
ActiveDEMANDThe Trade Desk
Likelihood to Recommend
9.6
(2 ratings)
7.1
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveDEMANDThe Trade Desk
Likelihood to Recommend
JumpDEMAND Inc.
When choosing a marketing automation system, it is important to think of what exactly you want it to do. I think no matter what you are hoping to get out of a marketing automation platform, you can achieve it with ActiveDEMAND. It can be used for simple/basic marketing email sending and campaign execution or it can be used to develop a microsite, create sales and marketing kiosks, run multi-step campaigns, host protected assets or whatever you want to do with it. You can easily choose (or ignore) the modules and features to be as creative as you choose to be.
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The Trade Desk
After extensive research of DSP and DMP platforms in the market, our agency made the wise decision to license TTD's platform and develop a long-term partnership. TTD continues to innovate and offer cutting-edge media buying solutions, access to more audience data segments, and access to new and emerging media channels like CTV/OTT and digital-out-of-home. We couldn't be happier with TTD's technology and is one of the most advanced agency users of TTD is a key differentiator for our agency.
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Pros
JumpDEMAND Inc.
  • Customer Service - this company EXCELS at customer service, always answering our questions and being helpful.
  • Innovative Ideas - they stay on top of the trends in marketing, offer ways for us to incorporate these items into our efforts.
  • Friendly staff - the staff at ActiveDEMAND are great to work with and are responsive to our needs.
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The Trade Desk
  • User engagement - Cookie matching provides better engagement and effectiveness
  • Reporting of campaigns - Great reporting on display advertising & platforms
  • Dashboard reporting - Scalable to global deployment & campaigns
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Cons
JumpDEMAND Inc.
  • Reporting - Though the reporting is extensive and very very good... I sometimes miss a simplified view of email opens/clicks/link clicks etc.
  • Don't get me wrong, you can get to this data in ActiveDEMAND relatively easily, the default views through the campaign dashboard are just quite detailed (which some people would probably prefer) and I just don't think that we need that level of reporting on first glance. That being said, I do love the option to drill down and uncover the complex detailed data when i do want it (ActiveDEMAND is very good at this).
  • One element of reporting that I would also like would be an event registrant report showing all registered people (this part exists) and their responses on the registration form they completed to register for the event. (These things would be dietary restrictions, industry, customized responses to other event related questions).
  • I also wish the reports autorefreshed more frequently.
  • ICS Files - Right now there are work arounds for loading an ICS file (Calendar meeting invite file) that can be accessed in campaign assets. I just wish this was more native to the tool.
  • Archive Filing - Now, first of all, it is so amazing that ActiveDEMAND even has an archiving feature... I LOVE this. One small downside, however, is that the archiving cannot be organized using a folder structure or anything. I would like to be able to group my live events together, then group my webinars together etc.
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The Trade Desk
  • Reporting platform leaves a lot to be desired. Requires a lot of trial/error to pull exactly what you need to drive optimizations/learnings.
  • The "stop"/"continue bidding" feature for sitelists, devices, player sizes, etc is awful. When you set something up specifically, you should not have the AUTOMATIC option to serve beyond those parameters.
  • Trafficking video (VAST/VPAID) tags requires a manual insertion of a click URL. Completely redundant ask and is not provided by advertisers as that URL lives within the ad tag. Should not require multiple actions traffic a video tag.
  • Creative approval process (manual) doesn't seem necessary and is not a part of peers' platforms. There is no "pause/deactivate" feature for creative, you remove them or adjust the end date.
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Usability
JumpDEMAND Inc.
No answers on this topic
The Trade Desk
It's very intuitive. We had some training materials, but found that users were able to navigate through the software without needing many resources. Our only suggestion would be to add hover-over capability in the browser, so users can see a pop-up message further explaining what each button does.
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Support Rating
JumpDEMAND Inc.
No answers on this topic
The Trade Desk
We noted no issues with our limited interaction with support. The software operated just as expected and we found that we were able to navigate needs on our own. We understand that The Trade Desk offers excellent support, so we believe it will be a good resource to us in the future.
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Alternatives Considered
JumpDEMAND Inc.
Vertical Response wasn't a full marketing platform at the time when we used it, but it was clunky and the tech support wasn't easy to use. I like the one-on-one response we get from ActiveDemand and really being on a first name basis with the folks there
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The Trade Desk
The Trade Desk is a much better product than AppNexus. Even though both products showed promise awhile back, AppNexus stopped innovating and The Trade Desk became specialists on data, cross site tracking and CTV inventory thus having a better and more unique product that actually adds value to your advertising efforts.
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Return on Investment
JumpDEMAND Inc.
  • Simplified email marketing and event management
  • Better tracking of leads
  • Better intelligence about which initiatives are working well and where future opportunities lie
  • Less reliant on IT department/third party to execute our online marketing
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The Trade Desk
  • The good thing about having an agency account is The Trade Desk lets you add your markups to the client billing.
  • We had a very positive response from clients regarding their perceived ROI on their ad spend through The Trade Desk.
  • We did not have many national clients, mostly local dealerships, so it was difficult for them to allocate a lot of funds to display advertising, even though the ROI yield was acceptable.
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ScreenShots

ActiveDEMAND Screenshots

Screenshot of Drag-and-drop workflow interface makes it easy to configure hundreds of campaignsScreenshot of Watch lead and campaign performance in real-time from dashboardsScreenshot of Manage your landing pages, email campaigns, social media posts and more all in one interface