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AdRoll

70 Ratings
Score 7.4 out of 101

Brand Networks Platform

1 Ratings
Score 5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

AdRoll

AdRoll is great for those who have a strong creative department and want the ability to retarget users who land on their site. AdRoll is also great for prospecting as you can upload your database and AdRoll will prospect lookalikes. For folks who want to track users on social (Facebook and Instagram), AdRoll does wonders. You also have the ability to email prospects which is another great way to build a unique database.
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Brand Networks Platform

If you have a multiple social channel strategy, the Brand Networks Platform does a good job of comparing and summarizing the cross-platform performance of all the social campaigns. They also have really good optimization technology, so if you have a beginner media buyer who doesn't have a lot of time to devote to (or knowledge about) optimizing campaigns, the BN tool would be helpful.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

AdRoll
7.4
Brand Networks Platform
6.0
Data Transfer
AdRoll
7.5
Brand Networks Platform
6.0
DSP integration
AdRoll
7.2
Brand Networks Platform
6.0

Ad Campaigns

AdRoll
7.8
Brand Networks Platform
8.0
Ad campaign creation
AdRoll
8.1
Brand Networks Platform
7.0
Ad deployment
AdRoll
8.4
Brand Networks Platform
8.0
Display advertising
AdRoll
8.2
Brand Networks Platform
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
AdRoll
8.1
Brand Networks Platform
9.0
Sequence targeting
AdRoll
6.3
Brand Networks Platform

Ad Reporting & Analytics

AdRoll
6.9
Brand Networks Platform
5.8
Ad dashboards
AdRoll
7.5
Brand Networks Platform
5.0
Ad performance reports
AdRoll
7.4
Brand Networks Platform
7.0
Ad conversion tracking
AdRoll
6.5
Brand Networks Platform
4.0
Ad attribution reporting
AdRoll
6.7
Brand Networks Platform
4.0
Cross-channel ad management
AdRoll
7.3
Brand Networks Platform
9.0
Ad forecasting and optimization
AdRoll
6.0
Brand Networks Platform
6.0

Pros

  • Customizability of visual ads is easy and efficient. I can make it look the way I want it with the words I need to use.
  • I think the reach not being limited to just Google but rather accross multiple channels is an advantage for AdRoll.
  • Has a great support team that is always ready to help out. They were particularly helpful when we were first trying to set up our first ad campaign.
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  • Sleek design -- very attractive UI
  • Constantly innovating and updating the platform
  • Their support desk is very good. Very responsive and can usually update my issue within 1-2 business days.
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Cons

  • They could make their documentation more easy to understand such that it is more user-friendly for first time users, so we don't have to reach out to support for more information.
  • They could have the functionality of more design options on the page. I had to externally make the ad have the background I wanted and upload it. But having editing capabilities on site would be easier.
  • I would like to see them expand into other aspects of advertising, not just remarketing and retargeting ads.
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  • API data issues. There are somewhat frequent breakdowns in continuous data being pulled from the social platforms
  • The campaign creation flow is a little clunky and has a couple bugs. Users often forgo using the platform to set up new campaigns, and use the native platforms instead
  • Because it's in continual development, there are lots of little bugs that slip through the cracks
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Likelihood to Renew

AdRoll6.5
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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Usability

AdRoll10.0
Based on 3 answers
I find most of the functions usable, but can see room for improvement in some areas
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Support

AdRoll10.0
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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Implementation

AdRoll6.0
Based on 1 answer
It was easy to implement.
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Alternatives Considered

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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Facebook for Business has far fewer bugs and errors. Brand Networks has made some major changes over the 3 years that I have been using the platform, but because they are constantly changing and overhauling their platform, there are naturally more bugs in the system -- and this can interfere with the user experience.
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Return on Investment

  • We were able to convert free users to paid users because we could see they were very engaged but did not understand the value of our paid solution without a little push.
  • We were able to increase our user sign up conversion rate by retargeting engaged web visitors who DID NOT convert but should have.
  • We were able to increase our on-boarding conversion by targeting users who unsubscribed from our emails to encourage them to finish setting up their account.
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  • If you can create the report you need through automation, you can have those automatically sent to your email or a client's email. That saves time.
  • If optimization works correctly, you get even more efficient costs against you given campaign objective.
  • However, when features are broken, or there is a bug and I can't pull the performance data I need immediately, it detracts from my productivity
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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

Brand Networks Platform

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