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AdGear Advertiser

3 Ratings
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Score 4.4 out of 101

The Trade Desk

5 Ratings
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Score 9.4 out of 101

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AdGear Advertiser

Finding a large group of customers or leads to onboard to app and encourage use. Can be a struggle to find the best fit leads for your product as there can be greater levels of analytical information to filter potential leads by. Does the job when running a campaign to onboard
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The Trade Desk

All programmatic buying of media online can be done in TheTradeDesk which is why we brought it in-house. The option to go into CTV and podcast environments is of future interest.We are able to launch campaigns faster in other platforms (DataXu, in particular) so if time is critical we do not start here. From a creative approval to meaningful spend in Day 1, TheTradeDesk is outperformed by DataXu.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

AdGear Advertiser
3.5
The Trade Desk
8.5
Data Transfer
AdGear Advertiser
4.0
The Trade Desk
9.0
DSP integration
AdGear Advertiser
3.0
The Trade Desk
8.0

Ad Campaigns

AdGear Advertiser
3.8
The Trade Desk
Ad campaign creation
AdGear Advertiser
3.0
The Trade Desk
Ad deployment
AdGear Advertiser
5.0
The Trade Desk
Display advertising
AdGear Advertiser
4.0
The Trade Desk
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
AdGear Advertiser
3.0
The Trade Desk
Sequence targeting
AdGear Advertiser
4.0
The Trade Desk

Ad Reporting & Analytics

AdGear Advertiser
4.2
The Trade Desk
Ad dashboards
AdGear Advertiser
3.0
The Trade Desk
Ad performance reports
AdGear Advertiser
5.0
The Trade Desk
Ad conversion tracking
AdGear Advertiser
3.0
The Trade Desk
Ad attribution reporting
AdGear Advertiser
6.0
The Trade Desk
Cross-channel ad management
AdGear Advertiser
4.0
The Trade Desk
Ad forecasting and optimization
AdGear Advertiser
4.0
The Trade Desk

Data Classification

AdGear Advertiser
The Trade Desk
7.0
Audience taxonomy
AdGear Advertiser
The Trade Desk
6.0
Tag Management
AdGear Advertiser
The Trade Desk
7.0
Data Analysis Dashboard
AdGear Advertiser
The Trade Desk
8.0

Data Collection

AdGear Advertiser
The Trade Desk
8.0
Access to Third-party Data Providers
AdGear Advertiser
The Trade Desk
8.0

DMP Analytics

AdGear Advertiser
The Trade Desk
8.0
Campaign Analytics
AdGear Advertiser
The Trade Desk
8.0

Pros

  • Easy setup
  • Smart product
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  • Allows you to very optimize and control bidding across pretty much every factor that impacts win rate/delivery.
  • Engaged, hands-on account services team is readily available to provide insights, demonstrations, and quality assurance.
  • Auto-optimization and pacing tools allow for less manual campaign management.
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Cons

  • Slow design
  • Needs more analytics
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  • 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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Alternatives Considered

AdGear was the easiest tech to start on and it was my manager's choice. He enjoyed it though would get frustrated by the UI. I found it easy to use and set up; through lacking meaningful more insights into leads and lead generation to acquire important information when converting to users on the platform.
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TradeDesk is more extensive like DBM compared to DX. Offers an easier building process with templates and being able to duplicate and share libraries at the partner level.I find TradeDesk clears at higher CPMs than the other platforms. Also tends to perform well for in-view like DBM, DataXu is the worst of the three for in-view performance.TradeDesk has quickly become the #1-#2 partner for us when we extend our reach in a campaign. Knowing we can deliver and perform at scale is something we value highly.
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Return on Investment

  • Helped onboard users
  • Lacked meaningful segmentation
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  • Positively impacting ability to delivery in-view KPI campaigns across ad types (display, high impact, preroll).
  • Slightly higher pricing structure requires a bit more conservative bidding in this platform compared to others.
  • The customer service has been top notch. Adding to the confidence in building a lasting partnership. Access to product betas and offering product feedback are of interest to our organization.
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The Trade Desk

Pricing Details

AdGear Advertiser

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details

The Trade Desk

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