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Adobe Marketing Cloud

82 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Braze (formerly Appboy)

9 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Marketing Cloud

If you have a rather large budget and/or several clients to take advantage of the AMC, you would likely benefit from its all-in-one solutions. There are a myriad of excellent tools for digital marketing professionals to take advantage of within the suite, and creating a campaign becomes much more manageable for collaboration and execution through to reporting thanks to the suite's vertically integrated nature.
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Braze (formerly Appboy)

Appboy provides the most value in allowing multiple teams with different goals and technical experience to collaborate with one product. The editorial team is comfortable creating our messaging, while another team can seamlessly dive into the data and create segments of the users who will be seeing the targeted message. After a campaign is complete, it is easy to look back through the performance and make adjustments for future messaging.
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Pros

  • End-to-end digital marketing suite gives you all the tools you need to create, strategize, execute and track a digital campaign.
  • The Experience Manager is great for managing campaign assets and group collaboration.
  • Targeting has been solid to reach audiences with content that is personalized to their interests.
  • Adobe Analytics has proven to be quite competitive in showcasing our ROI to clients.
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  • Push notifications - allows for flexibility in message and content.
  • Custom event reporting - set events in the app code that triggers when certain criteria is met.
  • Segmentation - using user behavior to better target messaging based on what they engage with in-app.
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Cons

  • The marketing suite is very costly, and often it is difficult to pass through those costs effectively for profitability.
  • Invoice/Estimate management within the suite would be beneficial, but is currently lacking.
  • The social media management services within the suite are strong, but not the best available. Bulk posting and cross-platform can sometimes be clunky and inefficient compared to competitors.
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  • Optimization - provide suggestions for messaging based on experience of past campaigns.
  • Allow for greater flexibility in segmentation dimensions.
  • Reduce latency in reporting - real time or concurrent user data would be useful.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Marketing Cloud6.5
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Although a powerful tool, Google Analytics has been catching up in capabilities and is much simpler to use.As analytics move to the spotlight, more sections in a company want to have access to it. However, creating straightforward reports/dashboards and sharing them with different groups is not a strength of Adobe Marketing Cloud.
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe marketing cloud was a strong fit for our agency, considering we already take advantage of Adobe Creative Suite for creative projects. Competitor marketing platforms have often been tempting to evaluate considering they are often far less expensive, but the extra costs of Adobe Marketing Cloud have been considerably offset when taking into account how much overhead and internal efficiency has been added to our process. That said, Moz and HubSpot, the two primary competitor platforms I have sampled, both had much better billing and estimating tools, a critical part of agency life. They also better handled the ever-changing social media landscape and were often quicker to adapt to emerging marketing trends.
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Return on Investment

  • With Adobe products, I can make better decisions for my client's business, predict budgeting and optimization of campaigns, segmentation of my audience, and with all the robustness for implementation, and customization
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  • Increased user consumption of mobile app
  • Increased open rate of push notifications
  • More average user sessions per day / per user prior to use of Appboy
  • Greater understanding of user behavior
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Pricing Details

Adobe Marketing Cloud

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Braze (formerly Appboy)

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details