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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 Tag Manager

If you have a marketing department that wants to be agile and measure valuable goals for your company, then GTM is the way to go.You will be able to track almost any event of value that you want on the site (without adding any extra code, thanks to auto-event listener), add new marketing tools if needed in minutes and send events to multiple platforms. This has huge value for your company if you think about it: measuring your efforts quickly and changing course if it is not working can save tons of money. I believe almost anyone who has a site on the internet can benefit from it because of how much time it saves (considering it's even free!).Just beware: GTM opens the door so you can add any piece of code you want. Someone without much experience can overload the site or affect site speed
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Tag Manager
8.9
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Tag Manager
8.9

Tag Management

Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Tag Manager
7.8
Tag library
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Tag Manager
7.8
Tag variable mapping
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Tag Manager
8.4
Ease of writing custom tags
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Tag Manager
8.2
Rules-driven tag execution
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Tag Manager
8.2
Tag performance monitoring
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Tag Manager
7.1
Improved page load times
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Tag Manager
7.6
Mobile app tagging
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Tag Manager
7.7
Library of JavaScript extensions
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Tag Manager
7.4

Data Management & Integrity

Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Tag Manager
8.4
Event tracking
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Tag Manager
9.3
Mobile event tracking
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Tag Manager
8.7
Data distribution management
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Tag Manager
7.5
Universal data layer
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Tag Manager
8.9
Automated error checking
Adobe Media Optimizer
Google Tag Manager
7.6

Pros

  • It has multiple customized report templates.
  • It allows us to make personalized simulations based on number of clicks, impressions and expenses.
  • It has a great technical support that answers all the doubts quickly and clearly.
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  • GTM does a very good job in updating their predetermined triggers. Every so often they will add a new trigger that they see is needed. For example, the latest update was a Youtube trigger, element visibility trigger and scroll depth trigger. This helps in keeping up with digital marketing trends and tracking.
  • There is a fairly good integration with other Google products like Google Analytics (of course), Google Optimize and Adwords. For example, GTM makes it easy to set up A/B testing with Optimize, since a there is a specific tag created for that.
  • Having the option to create DOM variables and using them in the tags opens a world of possibility for tagging.
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Cons

  • High price. Although it is very functional and you can improve profit margins the product itself is expensive.
  • It is complicated to use. You need a lot of time and dedication to learn how to use it.
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  • Transfer modifications tags and triggers to another workpace,
  • Limited workspaces into the free version
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Media Optimizer1.8
Based on 2 answers
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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Google Tag Manager10.0
Based on 6 answers
Google Tag Manager makes tracking traffic to our websites effortless, which enables our developers to focus on other tasks. Setting up a new instance takes only minutes and additional scripts can be added/modified without touching the source code of a site in production. This enables our marketing directors to coordinate tests and experiments with minimal effort.
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Usability

Adobe Media Optimizer9.0
Based on 1 answer
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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Google Tag Manager9.6
Based on 3 answers
Google Tag Manager, like other Google products, is focused on user-friendliness. All buttons are clearly labeled, documentation is thorough and plenty of tutorials exist to help answer any questions. The layout and menus in Tag Manager are clearly labeled and consistent with other Google products.
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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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Google Tag Manager9.1
Based on 1 answer
It depends wether you are seeking official support from Google itself, in which case it would be rated very low because it's not their business model, they would rather have you work with one of their Google Analytics Certified Partner (GACP).In terms of self-served support, Google offer extensive documentation at https://developers.google.com/tag-manager/, recently revamped training (https://analyticsacademy.withgoogle.com/course05/preview), has active forums and user community (https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104865292981489764063) which can typically answer even the most advanced questions.
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Online Training

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Google Tag Manager7.3
Based on 1 answer
I thought there was a little bit too much emphasis on AdWords stuff, not enough on the generic application of GTM.
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Implementation

Adobe Media Optimizer8.0
Based on 1 answer
It was difficult initially, but the implementation of the Dynamic Tag Manager was a big help and timesaver.
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Google Tag Manager9.8
Based on 2 answers
Planning and communication will help greatly with an in-house implementation. If there are large teams, try to limit the number of people involved to 1-2 developers (back-end dev may be necessary depending on your platform), one analytics marketer and one project manager.
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Alternatives Considered

I think it's a good way to automate and take more control during the digital advertising process.You can have access to a lot of data, spreadsheets and statistics, but that is difficult to manage at the beginning.
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I have not worked enough with Adobe Analytics to provide a comparison between GTM and Adobe Analytics
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Return on Investment

  • Increase in the margins of spending and profit.
  • Allows us to make decisions based on statistics and percentages given by the simulations and not in simple intuitions or advice from third parties.
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  • We make changes to our website based on the usage and this means that we can improve it and save money because we know what works and what doesn't work so GTM has been really good for that.
  • The fact that it's free is fantastic because the slightest change could bring good revenue returns.
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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 Tag Manager

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