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AdHawk

2 Ratings

Simpli.fi

5 Ratings

AdHawk

2 Ratings
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Score 10 out of 101

Simpli.fi

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Score 6.3 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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Simpli.fi

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.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

AdHawk
10.0
Simpli.fi
6.7
Data Transfer
AdHawk
10.0
Simpli.fi
5.3
DSP integration
AdHawk
Simpli.fi
8.0

Ad Reporting & Analytics

AdHawk
10.0
Simpli.fi
Ad dashboards
AdHawk
10.0
Simpli.fi
Ad conversion tracking
AdHawk
10.0
Simpli.fi
Cross-channel ad management
AdHawk
10.0
Simpli.fi
Ad forecasting and optimization
AdHawk
10.0
Simpli.fi

Data Collection

AdHawk
Simpli.fi
6.2
Collection of first-party data
AdHawk
Simpli.fi
7.5
Collection of third-party data
AdHawk
Simpli.fi
5.5
Access to Third-party Data Providers
AdHawk
Simpli.fi
5.5

Data Classification

AdHawk
Simpli.fi
7.0
Audience taxonomy
AdHawk
Simpli.fi
7.5
Tag Management
AdHawk
Simpli.fi
7.6
Data Analysis Dashboard
AdHawk
Simpli.fi
5.9

DMP Analytics

AdHawk
Simpli.fi
7.3
Campaign Analytics
AdHawk
Simpli.fi
7.0
Audience Analytics
AdHawk
Simpli.fi
7.5

Pros

  • Great UI
  • Accurate reporting
  • Strong data points
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  • Their geo-fencing capabilities are by far one of the best in the market. The reporting capabilities on the back end for geo-fencing is great & the way they can get down to a pinpoint location is great.
  • Having access to the amount of exchanges that they partner with is great for a small agency that wouldn't normally have that reach.
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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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  • Their customer service over the last couple of years has been severely lacking! It has been an absolute terrible experience which has made us re-evaluate our plans of moving forward with them.
  • They over-promise & under-deliver constantly. Even though they say they have the best geo-fencing capabilities in the market and that's how they sell you on it, they take short cuts which inevitably makes their "glamorous" product look bad. If you send them the form that they have requested you to fill out, it ends up putting a radius around each fence. That isn't acceptable, just because they are "short staffed" or its too much work is no excuse to screw over the client.
  • A lot of times when we are getting questions from our clients that are truly relevant and are a cause for concern & we take that information back to Simpli.fi we feel like we are getting their "BS" answer. They talk a lot of game, but can't back it up when it comes down to it.
  • The sites that their inventory runs on is extremely alarming - we could never show that to a client when it is such garbage.
  • When we request keyword lists for Search Retargeting - we give them as much information as possible for the client + their website to pull keywords from. We could be running a restaurant and we could get keywords back for stock prices, linkedin, how to make donuts etc. Thousands & thousands of keywords that are completely irrelevant to our client and our cause.
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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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Simpli.fi's programmatic ad tools cater very well to SMBs. We chose Simpli.fi due to the ease of use, low minimum spending requirements, along with advancements in data management, including the use of unstructured data. Furthermore, their development of granular level geo-fencing tools have given them the edge over many competitors.
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Return on Investment

  • Ad optimization data
  • Simplified ad management
  • Audience understanding
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  • 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.
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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

Simpli.fi

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