AdEspresso by Hootsuite vs. MatchCraft AdVantage

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AdEspresso by Hootsuite
Score 7.4 out of 10
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AdEspresso by Hootsuite is tool that allows you to perform split tests on every aspect of an advertising campaign. The platform also allows you to create, analyze and optimize Facebook Ads, Instagram, and Google campaigns. Understanding from AdEspressos analytics of what is performing best allows one to optimize campaigns both manually and automatically.N/A
MatchCraft
Score 10.0 out of 10
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MatchCraft Advantage is a search engine marketing (SEM) platform for managing many paid advertising campaigns at once, ideally for agencies managing campaigns for a number of small to midsize businesses with their local marketing efforts. To that end it automates many elements of running Google Adwords and Bing Ads campaigns and offers bidding suggestions via Matchcraft's proprietary algorithms. AdVantage Display is a built in set of tools for targeted display ads, and AdVantage Remarketing…N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
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Top Pros
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Features
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Ad Network Integration
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AdEspresso by Hootsuite
7.0
2 Ratings
8% below category average
MatchCraft AdVantage
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Ratings
Data Transfer7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
DSP integration7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad Campaigns
Comparison of Ad Campaigns features of Product A and Product B
AdEspresso by Hootsuite
6.6
2 Ratings
18% below category average
MatchCraft AdVantage
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Ratings
Ad campaign creation7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad deployment7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Display advertising7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad display and retargeting segmentation6.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Sequence targeting4.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Ad Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
AdEspresso by Hootsuite
6.8
2 Ratings
13% below category average
MatchCraft AdVantage
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Ad dashboards7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad performance reports8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad conversion tracking7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad attribution reporting6.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Cross-channel ad management6.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad forecasting and optimization4.42 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AdEspresso by HootsuiteMatchCraft AdVantage
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AdEspresso by HootsuiteMatchCraft AdVantage
Likelihood to Recommend
Hootsuite
[AdEspresso is] great if you have a smaller budget or are just getting started with Facebook advertising. You can easily create ads and publish them in minutes after everything is set up for your account. I would recommended trying it if you don't have a lot of experience, but not to manage a large account with multiple clients (10+)
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Matchcraft
If you have multiple campaigns running at the same time, you need your campaign setups to be quick and easy, or you have multiple users managing campaigns, then MatchCraft Advantage is right for you. It also performs well with both small and large budgets. If you want to do re-targeting but don't want/know how to implement the tag, MatchCraft has built-in features for that. However if you want to run video campaigns and campaigns in specific mobile apps, then for now MatchCraft will not work for you
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Pros
Hootsuite
  • A/B testing
  • Mass advertising
  • Budget and finance
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Matchcraft
  • Automated bid adjustments for PPC campaigns. Manual bid strategies can be tedious to manage. MatchCraft's bidding system helps improve click throughs while keeping the click costs pretty low.
  • The report generation features of the platform MatchCraft platform are easy to use and provide actionable data from campaigns. PDF reports require only a few clicks and there is also an interactive dashboard that gives all the key metrics in a graphical format. Both features are customizable.
  • User management is a breeze in the MatchCraft platform. You can add, edit, activate, deactivate, and change the permissions as needed.
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Cons
Hootsuite
  • It is a bit limited in features, for example can't do everything that you can do in Facebook's Business Manager
  • There are certain levels, depending on budget, so you'll have to pay more to use it the higher your budget is
  • Could use an update for Lead Ad creation, found it very tough and couldn't get things to synch correctly.
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Matchcraft
  • Not all Google/Bing features are available through the MatchCraft platform. Since they are limited to what is available in the API some features like video campaign management and specific app targeting are missing.
  • Customized report scheduling is not yet available for each campaign and the automated reports can only be sent to one email address. Additional recipients have to be sent their's manually.
  • Reports can take a little time to be generated. Not more than 1 minute but it can slow you down if you have multiple reports to send.
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Alternatives Considered
Hootsuite
I find it a lot more detailed in creation and ad reporting, but not very user friendly or helpful if you encounter an error or something happens that needs to be fixed. AdEspresso [by Hootsuite] is better if you want an easier experience and less to look at while you're creating your ads.
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Matchcraft
The interface on MatchCraft is much easier to get started with than the native PPC provider interfaces. MatchCraft finds ways of maximizing ROI within current spend target rather than recommending 'increased budget' as the fix for all issues. the reporting dashboard is also easier to use and report generation takes only a few clicks. The main downside is that MatchCraft is limited to what the PPC providers allow through the APIs
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Return on Investment
Hootsuite
  • They have helped us greatly in lead generation for internal marketing efforts
  • Big focus on lead generation for clients, have helped sell dozens of homes for them!
  • Engagement and lead gen saw a big increase while using AdEspresso
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Matchcraft
  • It has allowed the company to handle a higher volume of campaigns at the same time.
  • Click costs have been reduced across almost all campaigns while click rates have increased.
  • Budget management (under/overspending) has been improved.
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