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Adobe Media Optimizer

29 Ratings
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Score 7.3 out of 101

Google Ad Manager

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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Media Optimizer

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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Google Ad Manager

It's a great tool for businesses with scale, the actionable insights provided is the true value of the tool. Smaller businesses may find the analytics and suggestions found within Google Ads (complemented by Google Analytics) to be sufficient for their needs.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Ad Manager
10.0
Data Transfer
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Ad Manager
10.0
DSP integration
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Ad Manager
10.0

Ad Campaigns

Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Ad Manager
7.7
Ad campaign creation
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Ad Manager
7.7
Ad deployment
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Ad Manager
9.3
Display advertising
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Ad Manager
9.3
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Ad Manager
8.0
Sequence targeting
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Ad Manager
4.0

Ad Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Ad Manager
7.7
Ad dashboards
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Ad Manager
8.5
Ad performance reports
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Ad Manager
8.3
Ad conversion tracking
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Ad Manager
7.7
Ad attribution reporting
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Ad Manager
7.0
Cross-channel ad management
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Ad Manager
7.0
Ad forecasting and optimization
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Ad Manager
7.7

Pros

  • Clear view of marketing campaigns performance across multiple channels.
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  • The UI is very easy to understand. They have made some changes lately for good, I think
  • The integration for 1st party data from other platforms is very transparent, allowing you to identify audiences via the internal code from the data platform itself
  • The integration with Data Studio is something we love. This is pretty useful when presenting info to high level teams
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Cons

  • At the time it was missing some of the features available with Marin Software and Kenshoo regarding keyword filtering and the ability to quickly add new keywords.
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  • If you have a slow internet connection you might suffer
  • Sometimes reports are so slow to load
  • Internal processes, such as whitelisting external platforms, may take some time
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Media Optimizer1.8
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It has performed well above our expectations and has given us the time we'd be better off spending on building new strategies and customer development, over manual PPC campaign management. The ROI far exceeds what we could have promised on our own with many clients and we wouldn't want to give up that kind of almost guaranteed ROI for our clients.
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Usability

Adobe Media Optimizer9.0
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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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Support

Adobe Media Optimizer7.2
Based on 2 answers
Customer support is very hands on and the Adobe team pulls from what ever department of expertise to get the problems solve quickly and efficiently
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Implementation

Adobe Media Optimizer8.0
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It was difficult initially, but the implementation of the Dynamic Tag Manager was a big help and timesaver.
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Media Optimizer is the best solution if you are already an Omniture customer because of the deep integration and the ability to pull reports from either interface.
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The UI is better against all other options in the market. Even the opportunity that you have to integrate new inventory from your own is easier when doing it by yourself; we always had to go back to the support teams on all other products in order to do so. Also, the robust service that Google has makes it easier to leverage all features of the suite.
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Return on Investment

  • We have seen 12:1 ROI in some clients within the first 3 weeks of being up and live on the service. This is where you can go in and adjust portfolio objectives and make changes accordingly.
  • It has freed up a lot of time that we had previously spent manually monitoring and managing individual paid search accounts. While a lot of that time is still spent with the accounts, it is spent in AMO, checking and adjusting portfolio goals and weighting objectives to achieve maximum benefit.
  • It is important to make sure to allow AMO to take time to learn, and make sure that it is receiving enough information to learn and make decisions properly. We've found that slower moving PPC account that don't receive tons of traffic often need to utilize secondary objectives in their portfolios to "feed" the system enough info to learn and act.
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  • Negative: the pricing is higher than average
  • Positive: standardizing the properties that we manage is a good thing
  • Google's support has positively impacted our business, as we used to have lack of support with other platforms
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Pricing Details

Adobe Media Optimizer

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

Google Ad Manager

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