Adobe Advertising Cloud vs. Broadlume

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Adobe Advertising Cloud
Score 9.0 out of 10
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AdobeAdvertising Cloud (formerly Adobe Media Optimizer) is an ad management product and is part of the Adobe Marketing Cloud. It delivers a rules-based bidding solution that improves the performance of search engine marketing campaigns and is integrated with Adobe Analytics.N/A
Broadlume
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Built by 2 ex-Googlers, Broadlume (formerly AdHawk) promises to provide an easy way to manage the user's Google AdWords & Facebook Ad campaigns. The founders say that, after years of manually analyzing & optimizing Ad Accounts for thousands of businesses, they feel confident saying software automation makes the work of an advertiser incredibly efficient. The platform aims to help leverage data science and machine learning to optimize campaigns and help increase ROI.N/A
Pricing
Adobe Advertising CloudBroadlume
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Adobe Advertising CloudBroadlume
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Adobe Advertising CloudBroadlume
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Adobe Advertising CloudBroadlume
Ad Network Integration
Comparison of Ad Network Integration features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Advertising Cloud
6.7
8 Ratings
9% below category average
Broadlume
10.0
1 Ratings
30% above category average
Data Transfer6.98 Ratings10.01 Ratings
DSP integration6.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad Campaigns
Comparison of Ad Campaigns features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Advertising Cloud
5.9
9 Ratings
28% below category average
Broadlume
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Ratings
Ad campaign creation7.19 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad deployment7.19 Ratings00 Ratings
Display advertising4.89 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad display and retargeting segmentation5.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Sequence targeting5.38 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Ad Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Advertising Cloud
6.9
9 Ratings
12% below category average
Broadlume
10.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Ad dashboards6.39 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Ad performance reports5.99 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad conversion tracking7.47 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Ad attribution reporting6.78 Ratings00 Ratings
Cross-channel ad management7.78 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Ad forecasting and optimization7.38 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Adobe Advertising CloudBroadlume
Small Businesses
Google Ad Manager
Google Ad Manager
Score 8.5 out of 10
Google Ad Manager
Google Ad Manager
Score 8.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
The Trade Desk
The Trade Desk
Score 6.6 out of 10
The Trade Desk
The Trade Desk
Score 6.6 out of 10
Enterprises
Google Marketing Platform
Google Marketing Platform
Score 9.1 out of 10
Adobe Advertising Cloud
Adobe Advertising Cloud
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Adobe Advertising CloudBroadlume
Likelihood to Recommend
7.4
(16 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.8
(2 ratings)
-
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Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
3.3
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Adobe Advertising CloudBroadlume
Likelihood to Recommend
Adobe
I think it is good to keep in mind the type of business application you have in mind when selecting Media Optimizer for your company. For us, as an agency, it makes sense for us to utilize the reporting and paid search optimizing portions for our clients as we manage over 300+ clients PPC campaigns. With this tool it is possible to set up campaigns easily and as long as the parameters are set correctly within the portfolio, there is a great opportunity for the tool to do its job and use the simulation/modeling process to run and grow a paid search campaign with ease of human interaction.
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Broadlume
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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Pros
Adobe
  • An all in one solution for so many things that range from advertising campaigns to pushing out content to PPC.
  • Integration for many channels without much setup, this includes lesser known search engines and various social media partners.
  • Automation for delegating many tasks that can be a hassle to accomplish.
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Broadlume
  • Great UI
  • Accurate reporting
  • Strong data points
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Cons
Adobe
  • As with most Adobe products, it can be a little tedious to use and requires a bit of extra training and "googling" around to make sure you are getting things right. It has improved over time within the entire Adobe suite, and I anticipate that this will be true of this as well.
  • Adobe training and learning platforms can include a lot of technical terminology and jargon that makes it difficult for a novice to understand without feeling like they need a whole new education.
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Broadlume
  • 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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Likelihood to Renew
Adobe
As of this writing, we have just discontinued our use of Adobe Media Optimizer. Other vendors gave us a better rate, a better contract option, and the product is just better than what we had with Adobe at the time. We may revisit Adobe again at the future, but it seems like they have a lot of work to do to catch up with the leader in the space
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Broadlume
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Usability
Adobe
It definitely takes some instruction to get to be able to use the system. One would struggle trying to get it to work without any previous experience with it. If you are famailiar with the interface it is actually quite fast and easy to maneuver around.
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Broadlume
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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Support Rating
Adobe
They are super knowledgable and help in almost all situations, however sometimes I feel they put you on hold to find the answers themselves as they literally have said. "Can you hold a few minutes while I research that answer for you?" Most of the time they come back with a solution, other times they manually escalate it to someone else.
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Broadlume
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Implementation Rating
Adobe
It was difficult initially, but the implementation of the Dynamic Tag Manager was a big help and timesaver.
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Broadlume
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Alternatives Considered
Adobe
It was a step up from Marin in terms of UI. Very similar functionality to Marin. Compared to Kenshoo Search and Google Marketing Platform it was probably not as advanced but offered the benefit of integrating with other products in the Adobe stack like Adobe Analytics, Adobe Target, and Adobe Campaign.
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Broadlume
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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Return on Investment
Adobe
  • This has increased the number of clients.
  • This has increased the amount of productivity and time we can spend on clients.
  • This has increased the overall revenue because we can handle more than we used to be able to handle without this tool.
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Broadlume
  • Ad optimization data
  • Simplified ad management
  • Audience understanding
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