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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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WideOrbit

I think for the purpose of our business, WideOrbit is one of the better systems I have worked on. No system is every perfect, but WideOrbit seems to be a lot better than the system we've worked on in the past. The fact that it is able to integrate other third-party systems into it is also very helpful. We have recently moved to a new avail system for our sales executives, and the fact that they can easily transfer avails and schedules into the order system in WideOrbit is very helpful.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

Adobe Media Optimizer
WideOrbit
7.0
Data Transfer
Adobe Media Optimizer
WideOrbit
7.0
DSP integration
Adobe Media Optimizer
WideOrbit
7.0

Ad Campaigns

Adobe Media Optimizer
WideOrbit
8.0
Ad deployment
Adobe Media Optimizer
WideOrbit
8.0
Display advertising
Adobe Media Optimizer
WideOrbit
8.0
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
Adobe Media Optimizer
WideOrbit
8.0
Sequence targeting
Adobe Media Optimizer
WideOrbit
8.0

Ad Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Media Optimizer
WideOrbit
6.8
Ad dashboards
Adobe Media Optimizer
WideOrbit
8.0
Ad performance reports
Adobe Media Optimizer
WideOrbit
8.0
Ad conversion tracking
Adobe Media Optimizer
WideOrbit
6.0
Ad attribution reporting
Adobe Media Optimizer
WideOrbit
7.0
Cross-channel ad management
Adobe Media Optimizer
WideOrbit
6.0
Ad forecasting and optimization
Adobe Media Optimizer
WideOrbit
6.0

Pros

  • The implementation process is very streamlined as far as single site implementation. Once installed and your desired tracking metrics are rolling in. It is easy for you to build your portfolios to be modeled to achieve these goals and do it in the most efficient way.
  • The reporting aspect of the program also is one of its greatest benefits. No longer do you have to base the success of a paid search campaign on blurry metrics like CTR and SERP rankings. Media optimizer gives you the ability to track complete conversions all the way back to the paid ad that resulted in conversion, as well as the keyword that was searched.
  • Before the actual optimization process begins, and the dollars start being spent, there is a period of learning for the tool that allows it to conduct hypothetical, but statistical based modeling that allows you to see what sort of optimization to expect before turning on the tool and spending actual budget.
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  • WideOrbit does a good job of helping to maintain revenues associated with TV and digital sales.
  • WideOrbit also does a good job of allowing different people to manipulate necessary things to make sure dollars are accounted for and spots air.
  • WideOrbit is fairly user-friendly, and when it does get hung up, they provide excellent customer service support.
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Cons

  • Initial code implementation can be difficult, depending on the size and style of the website you are trying to implement it on. Use of the new Adobe Dynamic Tag Manager can make this project significantly easier.
  • We experienced difficulty initially when we were hard coding the javascript onto the site while others were making website changes and this sometimes resulted in data inaccuracies.
  • The process from inception to actually getting your website actually up and running with the optimizer engine can be lengthy, especially when doing several sites concurrently. For smaller applications I can see this taking a much shorter time frame, but can be quite time consuming for multiple websites.
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  • The speed in which it takes certain areas of the software to load is one area I would think that needs improvement.
  • Some of the functionality or ease of use among the different areas for reporting can be difficult, and many times are universal in nature, so that can be tough.
  • In one particular instance, the need to be able to preempt more than one station at a time, this would be helpful. If you are trying to do a clean sweep of something, having to stop and change stations can be cumbersome.
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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
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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

We have only gone with the Adobe Media Optimizer, as it seemed the most appropriate tool for what we wanted to use it for and offered an optimization tool as well as a reporting platform that others didn't. We took into account the abilities of Marin software and Navis, but none could offer the benefits that AMO could
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I would say that WideOrbit is much better than Pilat in terms of its ease of use. One major factor was that WideOrbits customer support is stateside and easily reachable if help is needed. Pilat was located in Europe I believe and getting assistance was very hard. As far as just the overall day to day usage, WideOrbit is leaps and bounds better in the area of functionality
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Return on Investment

  • This has increased the number of clients.
  • This has increased the amount of productivity and time we can spend on clients.
  • This has increased the overall revenue because we can handle more than we used to be able to handle without this tool.
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  • Since I'm not privy to the costs associated with this software, I can't speak to what the overall ROI is. However, I can say that this system is far better than previous systems of it's nature.
  • As far as what the software is used for, I would say that WideOrbit is one of the better software's out there. It isn't perfect by any means, but it is far better than others out there. It is much more user friendly, and since time is money for our sales team, I would say it is much more user friendly on the time aspect.
  • I think as far as what impact it has had on our overall business, I would say it is a positive one. We use it all day everyday, so I feel confident in saying that it has certainly made what we do easier.
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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

WideOrbit

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