Adobe Advertising Cloud vs. RollWorks

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Adobe Advertising Cloud
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
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
RollWorks
Score 7.7 out of 10
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RollWorks is an Account-Based Platform with ABM and advertising solutions enabling growth-oriented B2B marketers to understand their buyers and drive business results. The RollWorks Account-Based Advertising solution leverages a native demand-side platform (DSP) and B2B customer data platform (CDP), enabling digital marketers to drive brand awareness and engage a target audience through account-based display advertising. The solution specializes in delivering targeted advertising that…N/A
Pricing
Adobe Advertising CloudRollWorks
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Adobe Advertising CloudRollWorks
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Adobe Advertising CloudRollWorks
Ad Network Integration
Comparison of Ad Network Integration features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Advertising Cloud
6.7
8 Ratings
10% below category average
RollWorks
-
Ratings
Data Transfer6.98 Ratings00 Ratings
DSP integration6.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad Campaigns
Comparison of Ad Campaigns features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Advertising Cloud
6.0
9 Ratings
26% below category average
RollWorks
-
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 targeting5.48 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
RollWorks
-
Ratings
Ad dashboards6.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad performance reports6.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad conversion tracking7.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad attribution reporting6.78 Ratings00 Ratings
Cross-channel ad management7.78 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad forecasting and optimization7.38 Ratings00 Ratings
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Adobe Advertising CloudRollWorks
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User Ratings
Adobe Advertising CloudRollWorks
Likelihood to Recommend
7.4
(16 ratings)
7.5
(24 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.8
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
3.3
(4 ratings)
8.4
(22 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Adobe Advertising CloudRollWorks
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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NextRoll
I feel the RollWorks platform is a great way to dip your toes into an account-based marketing approach. The easy-to-use features and limited initial requirements as a great way to understand the pillars of a good B2B or account-based strategy. I also feel the support team is strong, especially during onboarding.
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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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NextRoll
  • It helps you intimately target users from your targeted accounts list on multiple advertising platforms in a highly effective way.
  • Their customer success and support team are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure your success.
  • The reporting capabilities of the platform. The ability to really dig deep into the micro-interactions from accounts and contacts across your targeted accounts list.
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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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NextRoll
  • The price is a little high for the product provided.
  • Some features require a certain number of won opportunities or open opportunities to leverage, which could be difficult for a small/new business.
  • This product has fewer features than some competitors like it does not include attribution modeling for other pieces of the funnel or predictive models I have seen in other products.
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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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NextRoll
Due to the fast impact of RollWorks in a short period of time across both marketing and sales. What is unusual about the RollWorks in our annual budgeting process is that there is no need to provide a business case for RollWorks' renewal. We see the value on a daily basis. RollWorks has provided clear insight up to the C level so there is no hard sell at the executive level. All stakeholders across the organization consider RollWorks to be a long-term, integral part of our marketing stack. We always are evaluating substitutes for current tech stack providers but feel that RollWorks is unmatched in its space
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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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NextRoll
RollWorks has the most intuitive interface of any tool in our multi-platform marketing stack. Any user who has worked with a CRM tool will find it much easier than say a HubSpot or Salesforce to set up and launch quickly. The adoption curve for maturing capabilities and usage is very short.
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Reliability and Availability
Adobe
No answers on this topic
NextRoll
We have no issues with uptime or downtime with RollWorks. The application runs consistently. I don't recall a bug or outage issue in the year that we have been users of RollWorks. The true test is complaints from our user base - there have been none at all which is unusual for our marketing stack applications.
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Performance
Adobe
No answers on this topic
NextRoll
The RollWorks interface performs well. The load time has no noticeable friction. Reports are delivered quickly and easily. We integrate RollWorks with our Hubspot and Google Analytics platforms. There were a few tweaks to get those integrations working in sync but the RollWorks account team was there to help with anything our internal technical team couldn't solve.
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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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NextRoll
The RollWorks support team has been fantastic any time I've needed to contact them. About a year ago, I made a gross user error on my end and they were quick and kind, helping me rectify it. As far as implementation, the set-up of RollWorks is mostly self-guided, but it's incredibly intuitive.
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Online Training
Adobe
No answers on this topic
NextRoll
We implemented RollWorks during the pandemic and across geographies. Therefore in-person training was not an option. We felt that we got the full impact of an in-person training experience from the RollWorks team, and that in-person training would actually have been less effective for us due to the expense and logistics. It is rare that we consider online training to be as effective as in-person so this is a credit to the RollWorks account team.
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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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NextRoll
RollWorks implementation couldn't have gone more smoothly. A key success factor is inclusion and early involvement of all those who will be working with RollWorks in any way to go through the set up and launch process. We thought through and brought the right players to the table to take full advantage of the RollWorks training direct from the team - rather than having to train others one off later
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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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NextRoll
The major difference I have seen between Rollworks and competitors is that Rollworks seems to be a much less complex platform. While other tools focus on things like personalization, sales activation, and automation, Rollworks focuses on target accounts and advertising which eliminates distractions and allows us to really focus on what the tool was made for rather than investing in a larger scale tool that we won't get our money worth from.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Adobe
No answers on this topic
NextRoll
No, everything was very flexible.
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Scalability
Adobe
No answers on this topic
NextRoll
RollWorks had various options that allowed us to choose the right one for our current situation. We felt that RollWorks gave us the flexibility to start at a certain level within our core marketing and sales teams and then easily add users as our functions are expanding. RollWorks offers upgraded levels of plans and add on features that we can foresee using in the future.
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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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NextRoll
  • Tough to say the exact impact, although RollWorks tries to help you show that. They include an ROI measure tied to your pipeline. But it's not really possible to say that because 1 person at an account MAY have seen our ad that it influenced a buy. It's a little hocus pocus here.
  • Our target audience is not very active in LinkedIn so we need to find ways to get in front of them outside of this business channel. Our thought/hope is that RollWorks is helping us do that.
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ScreenShots

RollWorks Screenshots

Screenshot of the interface to upload a Target Account List from a connected CRM or Marketing Automation system. Prioritizing the list uses a fit-based predictive scoring model or layer intent data signals as well as engagement signals to identify in-market accounts.Screenshot of sales teams notifications on accounts engaging with their company, via email alerts and Salesforce dashboards with the Sales Insights-product.Screenshot of some of the websites the RollWorks Engagement Solution enables advertising to a target account list with digital ads.Screenshot of RollWorks’ Partner ecosystem, that can be used to personalize websites, use direct mail, or leverage email signature ads for multi-channel ABM programs.Screenshot of the RollWorks' sales automation product, used to keep prospects engaged through scheduled email outreach from sales.Screenshot of the metrics used to measure account-based programs, appearing in a dashboard or sync with a connected CRM and/or Marketing Automation Platform. This displays spend, impressions, clicks, or conversions at a campaign level. Or users can visualize impact across Target accounts with reach, engagement, influenced opportunity and review metrics.