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Adobe Marketing Cloud

82 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 101

The Trade Desk

5 Ratings
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Score 9.4 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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The Trade Desk

All programmatic buying of media online can be done in TheTradeDesk which is why we brought it in-house. The option to go into CTV and podcast environments is of future interest.We are able to launch campaigns faster in other platforms (DataXu, in particular) so if time is critical we do not start here. From a creative approval to meaningful spend in Day 1, TheTradeDesk is outperformed by DataXu.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Classification

Adobe Marketing Cloud
The Trade Desk
7.0
Audience taxonomy
Adobe Marketing Cloud
The Trade Desk
6.0
Tag Management
Adobe Marketing Cloud
The Trade Desk
7.0
Data Analysis Dashboard
Adobe Marketing Cloud
The Trade Desk
8.0

Data Collection

Adobe Marketing Cloud
The Trade Desk
8.0
Access to Third-party Data Providers
Adobe Marketing Cloud
The Trade Desk
8.0

Ad Network Integration

Adobe Marketing Cloud
The Trade Desk
8.5
Data Transfer
Adobe Marketing Cloud
The Trade Desk
9.0
DSP integration
Adobe Marketing Cloud
The Trade Desk
8.0

DMP Analytics

Adobe Marketing Cloud
The Trade Desk
8.0
Campaign Analytics
Adobe Marketing Cloud
The Trade Desk
8.0

Pros

  • Online behavior data collection
  • Testing and targeting different user experiences
  • Integrating 1st and 3rd party data to build audiences
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  • Allows you to very optimize and control bidding across pretty much every factor that impacts win rate/delivery.
  • Engaged, hands-on account services team is readily available to provide insights, demonstrations, and quality assurance.
  • Auto-optimization and pacing tools allow for less manual campaign management.
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Cons

  • Price. If all you need is a basic web stats, you should choose a cheaper/free and more intuitive solution.
  • Scarcity of professionals proficient at the tool combined with a steep learning curve has to be taken into consideration before adoption.
  • Endless customizations can give you to more data than you need. If you don't have an plan in place for analytics you'll end up a victim of "analysis-paralysis"
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  • Reporting platform leaves a lot to be desired. Requires a lot of trial/error to pull exactly what you need to drive optimizations/learnings.
  • The "stop"/"continue bidding" feature for sitelists, devices, player sizes, etc is awful. When you set something up specifically, you should not have the AUTOMATIC option to serve beyond those parameters.
  • Trafficking video (VAST/VPAID) tags requires a manual insertion of a click URL. Completely redundant ask and is not provided by advertisers as that URL lives within the ad tag. Should not require multiple actions traffic a video tag.
  • Creative approval process (manual) doesn't seem necessary and is not a part of peers' platforms. There is no "pause/deactivate" feature for creative, you remove them or adjust the end date.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Marketing Cloud6.5
Based on 2 answers
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

We really have not evaluated any other products. I have used the Adobe products in the past and realized that the costs of purchasing the individual programs would have been too much for our organization. Using the cloud gives us tools we never thought we would be able top have access to.
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TradeDesk is more extensive like DBM compared to DX. Offers an easier building process with templates and being able to duplicate and share libraries at the partner level.I find TradeDesk clears at higher CPMs than the other platforms. Also tends to perform well for in-view like DBM, DataXu is the worst of the three for in-view performance.TradeDesk has quickly become the #1-#2 partner for us when we extend our reach in a campaign. Knowing we can deliver and perform at scale is something we value highly.
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Return on Investment

  • Adobe Marketing Cloud has been a valuable customer-aquisition asset for several B2B companies I've had contact with. While return in investment depends on other variables surrounding the tool and the business, consistent increase in lead-to-conversion rates have been a good indication of increase in performance.
  • For B2C businesses, however, Adobe Marketing Cloud can be an overkill solution. Its high license, implementation and maintenance costs make it a hard investment to back, since cheaper solutions can provide the same kinds of insights.
  • If poorly implemented the tool can give you misleading information and discredit the marketing analytics professionals/section of the business.
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  • Positively impacting ability to delivery in-view KPI campaigns across ad types (display, high impact, preroll).
  • Slightly higher pricing structure requires a bit more conservative bidding in this platform compared to others.
  • The customer service has been top notch. Adding to the confidence in building a lasting partnership. Access to product betas and offering product feedback are of interest to our organization.
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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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The Trade Desk

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