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Adobe Audience Manager

31 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

Simpli.fi

4 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

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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.
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Simpli.fi

Simpli.fi, in my opinion, is the leader in programmatic branding campaigns for small to medium sized businesses. Large national brands with six figure brands can afford to look elsewhere, even though Simpli.fi is adept and conducting campaigns for big business as well. Simpli.fi does LOCAL very well.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Collection

Adobe Audience Manager
9.2
Simpli.fi
7.8
Collection of first-party data
Adobe Audience Manager
9.5
Simpli.fi
7.5
Collection of third-party data
Adobe Audience Manager
9.0
Simpli.fi
8.0
Access to Third-party Data Providers
Adobe Audience Manager
9.0
Simpli.fi
8.0

Data Classification

Adobe Audience Manager
8.5
Simpli.fi
7.5
Audience taxonomy
Adobe Audience Manager
8.5
Simpli.fi
7.5
Tag Management
Adobe Audience Manager
8.0
Simpli.fi
8.5
Data Analysis Dashboard
Adobe Audience Manager
9.0
Simpli.fi
6.5

Ad Network Integration

Adobe Audience Manager
8.0
Simpli.fi
6.7
Data Transfer
Adobe Audience Manager
8.0
Simpli.fi
5.3
DSP integration
Adobe Audience Manager
8.0
Simpli.fi
8.0

DMP Analytics

Adobe Audience Manager
8.0
Simpli.fi
7.8
Campaign Analytics
Adobe Audience Manager
7.5
Simpli.fi
8.1
Audience Analytics
Adobe Audience Manager
8.5
Simpli.fi
7.5

Pros

  • We are able to generate reports that provide valuable insights into potential customer behavior, allowing us to better focus our marketing efforts.
  • By allowing us to understand who are key audiences are and how they overlap with other brands and products, AAM allows us to get a fuller picture of how we should target our audience.
  • Reporting in AAM is wonderful in that it is easy to understand and exportable. The use of graphics and updates make it easier to share insights with various team members--even those with minimum experience in marketing and analytics.
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  • Simpli.fi's Geo-Fencing capabilities are top notch! The ability to include an unlimited number of geo-fences within a campaign is invaluable, as is the ability to measure the effectiveness of a geo-fencing campaign in driving foot traffic to our clients' physical locations.
  • Our organization appreciates the knowledge, experience and responsiveness of Simpli.fi's customer support staff.
  • One of the things Simpli.fi does particularly well is the education of its users and re-sellers. From monthly webinars, to its Bullseye learning courses, they have a way to make the complex understandable to even the most green digital sellers!
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Cons

  • Overall, AAM is a great software but it is also expensive. I would advise those considering it to give time to the trial first before fully committing.
  • Mobile analysis is not all that it's cracked up to be, with an inability to accurate track which mobile stats are unique. This might have changed since we used the mobile analytics.
  • While the insights are great for sharing, training users on how to use AAM can be challenging as it doesn't seem geared to the average user. Perhaps Adobe can provide more robust training tools or suggestions to make this transition smoother.
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  • Perhaps the biggest weakness Simpli.fi has is in reporting. Although near real time campaign data is available at any time, they lack a forward facing dashboard we can share with our clients. The lack of a customization on customer campaign dashboards has more than once become a negative factor in winning a sale against a competitor.
  • When we first started working with Simpli.fi, we could add Facebook to campaigns and use the Simpli.fi reporting tool to measure results. That capability disappeared shortly after implementation. It would be nice to use Simpli.fi tools to integrate display and social campaigns into a single dashboard.
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Alternatives Considered

From a main user standpoint, we selected AAM due to my experience with it and our ability to easily integrate it with our currently system. While we evaluated the other options, it was Adobe's customer service and reputation that ultimately served as an additional reason to deploy AAM instead of other options. I cannot for certain say that it is 100% more effective or useful than the other options, but it has served us well. As with all potential solutions, evaluating what works best in your current environment will inevitably lead you to the right choice.
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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

  • 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.
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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

Adobe Audience Manager

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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