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75 Ratings
8 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 101
8 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

AdRoll

AdRoll is great for more advanced Marketing organizations with a robust CRM and Marketing Automation platform as it provides a scalable platform for targeting multiple different audiences along their entire customer journey. Those just starting out may not be able to leverage the tool to its potential without robust training/support
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AdStage

AdStage is great for bringing together all of your channels into one place for analytics. They now have easy API access into multiple channels which allows you to really deep dive and get the most out of the data that you often can't without that API access. They also have great ways to surface this data that is easy to digest for leadership.If you already have this internally or want to build it out internally, AdStage may not be a fit outside of some great automation tools, but it's not easy to have this data done and built out internally so this is a great place to start.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

AdRoll
7.7
AdStage
7.4
Data Transfer
AdRoll
7.9
AdStage
5.9
DSP integration
AdRoll
7.5
AdStage
9.0

Ad Campaigns

AdRoll
8.3
AdStage
7.5
Ad campaign creation
AdRoll
8.4
AdStage
8.0
Ad deployment
AdRoll
8.7
AdStage
8.0
Display advertising
AdRoll
8.6
AdStage
7.0
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
AdRoll
8.4
AdStage
7.0
Sequence targeting
AdRoll
7.5
AdStage
7.4

Ad Reporting & Analytics

AdRoll
7.2
AdStage
8.5
Ad dashboards
AdRoll
7.8
AdStage
8.7
Ad performance reports
AdRoll
7.6
AdStage
9.0
Ad conversion tracking
AdRoll
7.0
AdStage
9.0
Ad attribution reporting
AdRoll
7.0
AdStage
8.1
Cross-channel ad management
AdRoll
7.5
AdStage
8.3
Ad forecasting and optimization
AdRoll
6.3
AdStage
8.1

Pros

AdRoll

  • Track conversions are extremely simple. The interface is clean and easy to navigate.
  • AdRoll will custom create banners if you ask them.
  • They have clear and detailed instructions on how to do everything.
  • Their support goes above and beyond and makes me feel confident that they can get the job done.
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AdStage

  • AdStage has a great onboarding process. We have a dedicated support rep who walked our entire team through each of the three major sections of AdStage, talked about use cases and even recorded the training so we could provide it to other, future team members.
  • The real power of AdStage for us is in the Automation. You can set up rules for when to do things like increase budget or raise bids on certain ad channels. If something is doing well, push more money to it without ever logging in. Likewise, if something is tanking it gets turned off without you having to be at your computer. It frees up our team to focus on more strategic, creative endeavors by handling the "grunt work".
  • The ability to create custom metrics is a real plus. Sometimes, even with systems as advanced as Google and Facebook are, they just don't understand how to set up what you want to measure. Maybe I want to know the cost for all purchases across apps and my website? AdStage's custom metrics let me design that, and then use it in my reports, dashboards or rules.
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Cons

AdRoll

  • I would like to see more reporting on where my ads are showing.
  • Would like to see a native ad-builder where I could create ads myself.
  • Would like to see if client reports could be emailed to me weekly.
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AdStage

  • It's software, so glitches happen. And when those glitches happen, you need to talk to Support. While the Support team is really helpful, not reading from a script or just looking in the Help docs, there's often a severe lag time of hours or even days. That can be crushing when the glitch is affecting your ad campaigns that are spending money right now.
  • Setting up reports can be really frustrating if you want to customize them at all. If you want your Facebook Ads widget to only report on certain campaigns, there's no ability to filter by a naming convention or launch date, you just have to select every campaign manually. It's a bit like Magento—powerful, but working within the system can be really time-consuming.
  • Right now, AdStage focuses on Google & Facebook. So if you run ads on Snapchat, Pinterest, or Taboola you're kinda out of luck. They rolled out some LinkedIn stuff recently, and they say those other networks are on the way, but it's a little way that the software could get better.
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Likelihood to Renew

AdRoll

AdRoll 6.5
Based on 4 answers
Account management is a big issue for us, its something we were looking for but we didn't get too many big ideas or big strategies to move the needle.
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AdStage

AdStage 8.0
Based on 1 answer
AdStage has been great and the only reason we wouldn't renew is if we decided to build this all out internally for API access. But, customer services is great, the product is great and I'd definitely recommend it.
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Usability

AdRoll

AdRoll 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Honestly, AdRoll is like every other ad management system. In fact, all ad management systems are pretty much identical with a few proprietary tweaks. Creating a campaign is done in one seamless screen with everything you need right there. The ability to add creative and even order AdRoll to create ads for you is also easy. The monitoring of a live campaign is easy as you can see all the necessary information from the main screen. Super easy to use and reliable deliverability
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AdStage

No score
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Support

AdRoll

AdRoll 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Really reliable support. Dependable, easy to understand billing. I rarely have any issues, but if I do they are super quick to respond
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AdStage

AdStage 10.0
Based on 1 answer
AdStage had great support. They got back to me quickly every time, they always had or found an answer for what I was looking for, they took my feedback well, and they were knowledgeable with the platform and any issues I had. I have worked with a lot of other companies that are slow and AdStage definitely isn't one of them.
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Implementation

AdRoll

AdRoll 6.0
Based on 1 answer
It was easy to implement.
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AdStage

No score
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Alternatives Considered

AdRoll

In some ways we've been looking at AdRoll as an alternative to running ads direct with Facebook. The biggest thing AdRoll has going for it is that their own network has reach beyond the Facebook ad network. It also provides a central place to run FB ads and display ads and see performance overall in one place. It's very good for what it is, but it still misses some features that you get when you run on FB directly.It seems to compare well to other DSP's/etc. though
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AdStage

I'm actually not aware of a ton of direct competitors for what AdStage is doing right now. As mentioned before, they have some great integrations for deep analytics, they bring all of the different vendors together in one central place and they have some awesome automation tools that I have not seen around.
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Return on Investment

AdRoll

  • AdRoll's incompetent and unresponsive agency support team nearly cost us one of our largest clients.
  • They billed one of our clients $14k of another client's ad spend, resulting in over 30 hours of unbillable time from our end to resolve the issue.
  • AdRoll's reported ROAS was unrealistically inflated compared to other platforms we've used. Perceived ROI was strong, but actual ROI was no better than it was with other platforms.
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AdStage

  • It's saved time for me to easily build out campaigns in Facebook and LinkedIn quickly and in scale
  • It gives people the option to get direct API access to multiple channels without having to build it all in-house
  • It allowed some great optimizations for LinkedIn which allowed us to use our spend there better
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AdRoll

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Pricing Details

AdRoll

General

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

AdStage

General

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

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