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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Audience Manager

If you feel as though your online presence isn't quite hitting where it should, Adobe Audience Manager (AAM) might provide the insights to help you identify the areas in which it is lacking (the gaps). As a result, you can adjust your approach and optimize your customer interactions. With that said, if you currently deploy software for the analysis of customer data, you should consider whether AAM will add value. I would suggest setting some strategic objectives so that you can ensure that AAM will meet your current and future needs.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Marketo

Marketo is really the only choice for large enterprise Marketing organizations, in my opinion. It scales better than other platforms with similar functionalities and is easier to use. Competitors' products in this space will require more "technical" users with coding and database management backgrounds, or will flat out not handle the volume. Marketo is in the sweet spot. If you have Salesforce or Dynamics and are in a large or medium-sized organization, especially if you are in a B2B oriented industry, Marketo is for you.I am personally currently in the Higher Education industry, and Marketo works well in that space, though we sometimes need to seek workarounds for some areas of functionality that are B2B-focused.Small businesses may price out of Marketo, especially if they have a large database or B2C orientation, but it is still worth a look. That said, I personally implemented Marketo at two different small software and services shops with 100-150 employees, and they both still use the tool 5-10 years later. For organizations that are going to want to do only traditional batch/blast email campaigns and have small databases, Marketo will work, but you'll be paying for leaving a lot of capability on the table.
Matt Gomez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Collection

Adobe Audience Manager
8.0
Marketo
Collection of first-party data
Adobe Audience Manager
8.4
Marketo
Collection of third-party data
Adobe Audience Manager
7.8
Marketo
Access to Third-party Data Providers
Adobe Audience Manager
7.8
Marketo

Data Classification

Adobe Audience Manager
8.3
Marketo
Audience taxonomy
Adobe Audience Manager
8.5
Marketo
Tag Management
Adobe Audience Manager
8.3
Marketo
Data Analysis Dashboard
Adobe Audience Manager
8.2
Marketo

Ad Network Integration

Adobe Audience Manager
8.2
Marketo
Data Transfer
Adobe Audience Manager
8.1
Marketo
DSP integration
Adobe Audience Manager
8.3
Marketo

DMP Analytics

Adobe Audience Manager
8.7
Marketo
Campaign Analytics
Adobe Audience Manager
8.4
Marketo
Audience Analytics
Adobe Audience Manager
8.9
Marketo

Email & Online Marketing

Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
7.6
WYSIWYG email editor
Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
7.1
Dynamic content
Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
7.7
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
7.5
Landing pages
Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
6.7
A/B testing
Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
7.4
Mobile optimization
Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
7.1
Email deliverability reporting
Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
8.2
List management
Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
8.4
Triggered drip sequences
Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
8.4

Lead Management

Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
8.1
Lead nurturing
Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
8.1
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
8.2
Data quality management
Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
8.0
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
8.1

Campaign Management

Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
7.3
Calendaring
Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
6.6
Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
7.9

Social Media Marketing

Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
6.6
Social sharing and campaigns
Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
6.5
Social profile integration
Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
6.6

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
6.8
Dashboards
Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
6.7
Standard reports
Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
7.0
Custom reports
Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
6.8

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
7.4
API
Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
7.9
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
7.8
Customizability
Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
7.6
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
8.2
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
6.7
Integration with SugarCRM
Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
6.0

Pros

Adobe Audience Manager

  • Easy integration : AAM easily integrates with third party products- we were able to link Adobe audience manager with third party tools such as Gigya, janrain and Responsys.
  • Rich information: AAM provide very rich third party and first party data about each customer/visitor.
  • Intuitive user interface: With least training , one can easily start using AAM .
Gaurav Gautam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Marketo

  • Flexibility - It has a lot to offer, but you don't have to have it all. There are a lot of integrations that allow you to set up your MarTech environment however you want.
  • Usability - Marketo is pretty straightforward to use, and there are a lot of resource documents and community available to help mitigate any issues a user might have.
  • Comprehensive - There's a huge range of features that Marketo has built into it that can be bolted on. I accept there are other tools out there there that do "more", but Marketo's features are comprehensive and operate in a local environment.
  • Support - Marketo's support feature and team are fantastic. They've always been willing and able to help with simple and complex queries in a highly professional manner. The Marketo Community backs this up - with both Marketo Support and Marketo Experts providing insight and responses to queries.
Josh Pickles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Audience Manager

  • Biggest challenge we faced is teaching the use of it to our employees how to use it. The UI Should be easy and to understand for all fields.
  • The AdWords integration is not easy to do.
  • UI is sometimes slow and doesn't load Analyticals for more than 24 hours.
Muhammad Hassan Hafeez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Marketo

  • Pricing -- Marketo is clearly designed for a premium market, and most people will not be able to get in at the price point it starts from. This is a con especially for small businesses who do not always have the resources to invest in a solution like this.
  • Analytic reports within Marketo are not the greatest. I feel that there is more data you can view, and smart lists do not always work as they are supposed to.
  • It must also be said that Marketo does have a steep learning curve, and in some cases, you may need to hire a specialist to help you with the integration process. This can add to your cost.
Nathan Sichilongo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Audience Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Marketo

Marketo 7.8
Based on 146 answers
The renewal process with Marketo can be very frustrating. The first year I managed the renewal for my company, I received a quote from the rep with additional products that I had not even inquired about. Additionally, as a result of an increased database size that required us to go up one tier level, we saw our price jump by over 25%. This year, we are decreasing our database size by at least two tier levels and so far I'm disappointed to see that there will be very minimal savings, despite having much less data to store.
Valerie Armstrong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Audience Manager

Adobe Audience Manager 8.5
Based on 13 answers
Overall usability is great, as are most of Adobe's software. Maybe a UI refresh could make it a bit easier to do advanced functions or reporting but, overall, it works very well. This is something you take for granted with Adobe solutions because when you try another vendor you realize how bad it can be.
Ashley Willis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Marketo

Marketo 5.4
Based on 88 answers
There's a fair amount of flexibility, but as you start moving beyond the basics and get into more complex programs, it gets a bit cumbersome; for example, flexible drip campaigns that can customize / change content based on triggers after the initial start. Some way of normalizing scoring so older, less intensive users don't overshadow newer, more-intense users. Etc.For a basic setup and taking control of the user flow from contact to lead without leaks, Marketo is awesome, once you've got the core data governance and standardized processes in place.Template design is difficult - designers find it restrictive and there is a LOT of debugging needed, with finished templates sometimes behaving very oddly in some environments - adding / deleting code snippets, disabling some scripts - not enough to break it, but definitely some odd behaviors
Ashish Tewari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Audience Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Marketo

Marketo 8.2
Based on 46 answers
There are performance issues that make it seem like it's down sometimes. The backlog of campaign triggers etc. can be a real issue. The issue is probably more around performance than uptime.
Jennifer Robertson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Adobe Audience Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Marketo

Marketo 7.6
Based on 56 answers
There are times when it is slightly slow for us, where we sit on a screen waiting for it to load. This could be our internet since we have had the same issue occasionally with other systems, but it is enough to make you crazy.
Amber Hobson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe Audience Manager

Adobe Audience Manager 8.0
Based on 13 answers
AAM has good support, but the support is not as available, due to waiting time and queue. The instructions presented are available, but it navigation is not easy between pages. However, instructions are usually direct and straightforward, but any underlying thoughts or questions won’t be easily answered without support from their service.
Kevin Sohel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Marketo

Marketo 7.3
Based on 154 answers
On multiple occasions we've had Marketo support (technical and license based) issues. Technical issues were minor and resolved within a day. License based issues (even things encouraged by Marketo for partners, like provisioning another license) took WEEKS. They actually took so long to respond that the client we were working with withdrew from the contract because they were no longer convinced Marketo was capable of supporting their business. As an agency trying to sell the software, you can only explain away so much before they just made us look silly.
Emilee Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Adobe Audience Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Marketo

Marketo 7.4
Based on 11 answers
Our account rep stopped out in Lincoln, NE to ensure we were properly set up and running. This was very much appreciated. I was very, very new at this point, so I can't comment very much on the extent of what was taught because I was still brand new to the company and the system
Kristi Eide | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Adobe Audience Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Marketo

Marketo 5.2
Based on 27 answers
I had never used Marketo prior to taking this job so online training was my starting point. I was able to follow along, it was interesting and quickly and efficiently taught me what I needed to know without a lot of fluff. It was far from boring and really helped me get my hands dirty with Marketo.
Robert Barrett, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Adobe Audience Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Marketo

Marketo 7.3
Based on 108 answers
1. Have a content marketing plan to run in parallel with the marketing automation installation--you'll need a lot of content to make full use of Marketo's capabilities.2. Work with sales (and ISRs) to define and document a workflow--build your Marketo installation around how you do business--not figure out how to apply your business to the tools3. Spend time of data cleaning--both an initial project as well as a strategy for ongoing data management. We found some change manaement issues (no more appending ZZZ to the first name to identify contacts who have left the company, for example, or prohibiting the entry of "info@company.com" email addresses).4. Find some champions in the sales and ISR teams. You'll have both fans and detractors--work with the fans to build some success stories
Steve Susina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Audience Manager

I personally like the Adobe Audience Manager interface and it's easier to use for beginners. It also has some features that Google does not, nor do its other competitors. It is worth the money and time spent, overall. I feel like it gives a bigger and more in-depth picture to our company's audience than other programs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Marketo

Honestly, they are the industry leader for a reason. Their database like approach in interface and the way the product functions could be confusing or intimidating for some people, but once you see the power it has, and get the hang of it - you'll never look back. We honestly couldn't do some of the things we do without Marketo, and they probably have ME as a customer for life. If I'm consulting with other companies, honestly, it depends on what you're looking for. If you have a simple use case, a simple solution like Pardot or Act-On will probably suffice. If you want advanced targeting capabilities, data cleanliness and automation, advanced segmenting, form completion actions, and industry leading scoring, then I wouldn't look further than Marketo. More of a steep learning curve, but trust me - it's absolutely worth it!
Ian Nate | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Adobe Audience Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Marketo

Marketo 8.3
Based on 9 answers
As we have grown, Marketo has grown with us. We started with simple single email campaigns and are now doing complex campaigns with multiple emails and tracks that we send a contact to if they take certain actions within our emails. We also have a complex integration with several systems and have the visibility into our marketing activities throughout our organization.
Amber Hobson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Audience Manager

  • We have seen a near 20% increase in revenue on targeted customers through employing our insights from AAM.
  • We have seen a better understanding by our sales team on how targeted marketing works in addition to the use of cold calling. This has made our sales team more productive and effective in generating and securing new business.
  • We have elevated our marketing discourse in the organization, where marketing was previously relevant but not always front of mind. This has allowed members of the overall team to better understand how we can leverage data and marketing to grow our business.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Marketo

  • Massive increase in efficiency for sales/service/customer success reps -- automation manages their workflow and communication letting them focus on what they do best and increase customer satisfaction.
  • Much faster deployment of programs and campaigns.
  • Big gains in conversion and revenue through better nurturing, lead scoring, lead management.
Justin Norris | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Adobe Audience Manager

General

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

Marketo

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
TBD*

* depends on scope and complexity

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Audience Manager
8.2
Marketo
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
7.8

Usability

Adobe Audience Manager
8.5
Marketo
5.4

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
8.2

Performance

Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
7.6

Support Rating

Adobe Audience Manager
8.0
Marketo
7.3

In-Person Training

Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
7.4

Online Training

Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
5.2

Implementation Rating

Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
7.3

Scalability

Adobe Audience Manager
Marketo
8.3

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