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AdHawk

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Score 10 out of 101

Criteo Dynamic Retargeting

22 Ratings
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Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

AdHawk

Despite its shortcomings, AdHawk is a neat, useful tool that provides tactical information for developing solid Facebook ad campaigns. AdHawk is great for managing smaller Facebook Ad budgets. You're able to select a truly actionable guideline in an easy to view format for decision-making. You can really optimize an ad to perform best using the data AdHawk generates
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Criteo Dynamic Retargeting

If cost is no object, Criteo certainly offers a top-notch customer service experience, and little-to-no time investment to manage the platform. For a company without a dedicated ads team, Criteo could be a good option since the platform does most of the legwork for you. Also, cost may depend on industry, so other customers may find a different cost situation than we found.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

AdHawk
10.0
Criteo Dynamic Retargeting
2.0
Data Transfer
AdHawk
10.0
Criteo Dynamic Retargeting
3.0
DSP integration
AdHawk
Criteo Dynamic Retargeting
1.0

Ad Reporting & Analytics

AdHawk
10.0
Criteo Dynamic Retargeting
7.3
Ad dashboards
AdHawk
10.0
Criteo Dynamic Retargeting
9.4
Ad conversion tracking
AdHawk
10.0
Criteo Dynamic Retargeting
6.8
Cross-channel ad management
AdHawk
10.0
Criteo Dynamic Retargeting
8.0
Ad forecasting and optimization
AdHawk
10.0
Criteo Dynamic Retargeting
6.5
Ad performance reports
AdHawk
Criteo Dynamic Retargeting
7.0
Ad attribution reporting
AdHawk
Criteo Dynamic Retargeting
6.1

Ad Campaigns

AdHawk
Criteo Dynamic Retargeting
9.0
Ad campaign creation
AdHawk
Criteo Dynamic Retargeting
9.5
Ad deployment
AdHawk
Criteo Dynamic Retargeting
9.4
Display advertising
AdHawk
Criteo Dynamic Retargeting
8.0
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
AdHawk
Criteo Dynamic Retargeting
9.0

Pros

  • Great UI
  • Accurate reporting
  • Strong data points
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  • Dynamic Creative - The dynamic ads pull in our product feed on a daily, real-time basis. We can retarget users who have visited the client's site and browsed several products but then left without making a purchase. The dynamic ads technology will pull those products a user has viewed straight off our feed and place their images, price and more details right into the display ad. It's a great way to remind a user "Hey, you we're just checking this product out. We know you're interested. Come back and buy it!"
  • Optimizes against clicks, not views - Other retargeting platforms will optimize based on views to a display ad and post-view purchases. While there is a lot to be said to the credit an exposure without a click has in the purchase funnel, an actual click on an ad will always be more valuable as it shows a higher level of user engagement. Criteo optimizes based on the clicks, which in turn targets a more qualified audience for our client.
  • 24-hr lookback window - Criteo's standard window is for post-view conversions in 24 hours. This is a very short amount of time which ads more relevancy to the "view" of the ad. Many other platforms, including Google, default to a 30 day window. A lot of clients have trouble grasping how if someone was shown an ad a month ago that it actually had a real impact on their decision to purchase. The 24-hour window Criteo uses makes the post-view purchase seem more tangible and relevant.
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Cons

  • Ability to look at two campaigns at once (comparative stats)
  • Only available for Facebook or G+
  • No export feature for reporting
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  • Level of control over ads - Most features of Criteo can't be managed directly in the dashboard. That can be a problem when you want ads adjusted quickly, for example, if you make a change to your logo. Customer Service has to be contacted in that case.
  • Cost - Of the several retargeting platforms we tried, Criteo was the most costly. This is in terms of cost per click and cost per conversion. In the end, we just couldn't justify paying substantially more for a similar ad network to Google just for the level of customer service.
  • Reporting - There is no reporting provided automatically, and user data is gated; it was difficult for us to ascertain anything about the audience we were serving ads to, and even basic geographic data wasn't available to us.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Criteo is the only remarketing firm worth using for a retailer, in my opinion.
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Usability

AdHawk10.0
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AdHawk is extremely easy to use. Not many buttons to click to get to any area of importance. It's also very clean and sophisticated in design which makes for a pleasant experience. The optimization features even explain to you the value of going with the suggested strategy. Overall, AdHawk is a great software for managing Facebook and Google Ads
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Alternatives Considered

AdHawk is far better than the other products regarding how simplified the reporting of ad results are. AdHawk is cleaner and easier to understand. Allows for easy comparing of conversion points within a campaign. Other products are simply not as easy to use. Also, optimization is not a feature available with many services
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Criteo is easier to get up and running, and provides a better user experience on their dashboard, but the product comes at a premium. Compared to other, similar retargeting tools, Criteo was more expensive. We used Criteo for over a year, but ultimately paused our campaigns to work on a less expensive platform with more control over our ads and network.
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Return on Investment

  • Ad optimization data
  • Simplified ad management
  • Audience understanding
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  • More Impressions/Exposure - We wanted additional branding, and Criteo provided plenty of exposure to a relevant audience for us.
  • Benchmark for CPA - We tested several different retargeting providers, and Criteo provided a benchmark amount we should pay per CPA, when compared to other providers.
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Pricing Details

AdHawk

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

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Criteo Dynamic Retargeting

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing is based on a CPC model and is dependent on traffic generated to a site

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