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Adobe Target

1. We changed ship dates on individual product pages depending on customer location so they would have an accurate timeline for their orders. This really helped lower our volume of customer service calls on tracking orders.2. We have stores as well as an online presence. With Target we were able to advertise sales on b-stock items from our warehouse to our local customers without letting those that live outside a certain radius see the promo.3. If your marketing team doesn't have a tech background this software has a steep learning curve. There is quite a bit of manual configuration required. The image carousel is one example that we struggled with.
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Salesforce DMP (formerly Krux)

For different acquisition campaigns, we create specific segments of online visitors that we find that have the highest potential of converting. Either Krux is plugged server-to-server to the acquisition partner or we put the partner's tag in Krux SuperTag. In both ways, this is how we send our segments to these partners. Once they have our segments, we can do our acquisition campaign only on the segments that we have sent. We can also do specific marketing personalisation on our website to specific segments that include CRM data. This way of using Krux is great to increase customer loyalty.Krux is less appropriate if you want to use other solution's algorithms to do your retargeting. With Krux, the users are the intelligence and [you] need to dig to identify visitors and users with high potential.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Collection

Adobe Target
Salesforce DMP (formerly Krux)
10.0
Collection of first-party data
Adobe Target
Salesforce DMP (formerly Krux)
10.0
Collection of third-party data
Adobe Target
Salesforce DMP (formerly Krux)
10.0
Access to Third-party Data Providers
Adobe Target
Salesforce DMP (formerly Krux)
10.0

Data Classification

Adobe Target
Salesforce DMP (formerly Krux)
8.7
Audience taxonomy
Adobe Target
Salesforce DMP (formerly Krux)
10.0
Tag Management
Adobe Target
Salesforce DMP (formerly Krux)
9.0
Data Analysis Dashboard
Adobe Target
Salesforce DMP (formerly Krux)
7.0

Ad Network Integration

Adobe Target
Salesforce DMP (formerly Krux)
9.5
Data Transfer
Adobe Target
Salesforce DMP (formerly Krux)
9.0
DSP integration
Adobe Target
Salesforce DMP (formerly Krux)
10.0

DMP Analytics

Adobe Target
Salesforce DMP (formerly Krux)
8.0
Campaign Analytics
Adobe Target
Salesforce DMP (formerly Krux)
8.0
Audience Analytics
Adobe Target
Salesforce DMP (formerly Krux)
8.0

Pros

  • Advanced segmentation and targeting by leveraging the integrations with the rest of Adobe's Digital Marketing Suite - e.g. AudienceManager and Adobe Analytics - as well as by leveraging the built-in automated decisioning and targeting.
  • The campaign configuration process within the UI is very intuitive making it relatively easy to set up basic campaigns.
  • The reporting UI makes it easy to interpret results, examine segments, and push winners.
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  • Agnotistic solution that can be plugged with any solution of the market. They are willing to be plugged with the solutions we need.
  • Acts like a tag manager through their Supertag feature. We can put all the tags and pixels of different retargeting services that can't be plugged server-to-server (ex. Adwords, Facebook, etc.) and have them fire their tag only to users present in specific Krux segments.
  • Service support: available by emailing through a ticketing system. They respond quickly to our questions and problems.
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Cons

  • Segments must be configured and applied prior to publishing the test - that is, there is no post-hoc segmentation capability. This is a feature of some other tools that allow for analysis of particular segments after a test has run. It can be made possible with Adobe Target through the integration with Adobe Analytics, but it is not an inherent feature of Target.
  • The data export capabilities could use improvements. Often there is a need to export data out of the tool to integrate that data into another database and/or perform deeper analysis. Adobe Target does not make this easy within the UI (although there is an API that can be leveraged for these purposes).
  • The need to implement mboxes around each piece of content that is to be tested (as opposed to deployment of a single line of code) can often be a dependency that can slow down the testing rhythm for organizations that must adhere to a standard web development cycle as opposed to continuous deployment. One solution to this is the use of global mboxes but requires a deeper level of technical expertise to implement campaigns using this method.
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  • It happens sometimes that the Krux console is a bit slow and that some segments are not processed correctly.
  • The conversions are not included in the marketing campaign section. We see the impressions, clicks, CTR, but not the number of conversion of a specific campaign.
  • Have better reporting features. We always export the raw data and process them through Python scripts and combine them in an Excel spreadsheet to visualize the data.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Target6.3
Based on 24 answers
Not applicable as we don't subscribe to Adobe Target, rather we support clients on their use of the tool. However, we do see a high renewal rate among clients.
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Usability

Adobe Target1.1
Based on 4 answers
Interface is intuitive and easy to use.
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Target6.1
Based on 4 answers
i don't think we use the full functionalities of the tool, but to use the full functions, it's almost impossible (Too hard)
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Performance

Adobe Target8.0
Based on 3 answers
The bottleneck is never the software program
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Support

Adobe Target7.0
Based on 6 answers
Customer support isn't really used as I am an internal power user of the tool.
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In-Person Training

Adobe Target8.1
Based on 3 answers
The instructor that came to train us was awesome and this training was very useful. I would recommend it for anyone who is going to be using this software. I only mark it lower because it is an added expense to an already expensive product, and a lot of the training covered the "Target" portion of the software (which again, we didn't use)
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Online Training

Adobe Target6.1
Based on 3 answers
The training was very easy to understand, however it would have been more useful to my development team than me. It was also primarily over-the-phone, which is never as easy to follow as in-person. We ended up scheduling and paying for an in-person training session to supplement the online/phone training because it wasn't helpful enough.
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Implementation

Adobe Target7.2
Based on 5 answers
Was implemented at our organization before I began working with it.
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Alternatives Considered

Other products that are typically within the same consideration set are Maxymiser and Monetate. Each tool has its own pros and cons and the best tool can vary depending on the organizations goals, requirements, budget, team structure, etc.
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Improvements in 1st Party integration.
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Return on Investment

  • Better decisions
  • Faster decisions
  • Less opinion and more fact
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  • I don't have specific figures to share, but with Krux we where able to do external acquisition. Since we have a limited budget, before having Krux we couldn't launch any campaigns as they where too expensive and the CPA was too high. The retargeting businesses were not optimizing the campaigns enough.
  • We are able to identify our clients that are the most at risk and call them to assist them in the use of our product. This will help to reduce our churn rate.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Target

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

Salesforce DMP (formerly Krux)

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