What users are saying about

AdRoll

70 Ratings

Marin Software

61 Ratings

AdRoll

70 Ratings
Score 7.4 out of 101

Marin Software

61 Ratings
Score 6.3 out of 101

Add comparison

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.
Stefanie Cash profile photo

Marin Software

It's well suited when you have to integrate it with another data source, like an FTP for example. The dimensions you can assign to campaigns or ad group levels help for easier performance management and reporting.What makes it difficult is that everytime you need to update anything on the account, you can't use the publisher but have to do it through Marin. This makes the whole process very time consuming and causes more mistakes. Also if you have paused anything on the publisher and you don't remember to sync marin after, all changes on the publisher will get lost if you make new changes on marin
No photo available

Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

AdRoll
7.4
Marin Software
Data Transfer
AdRoll
7.5
Marin Software
DSP integration
AdRoll
7.2
Marin Software

Ad Campaigns

AdRoll
7.8
Marin Software
Ad campaign creation
AdRoll
8.1
Marin Software
Ad deployment
AdRoll
8.4
Marin Software
Display advertising
AdRoll
8.2
Marin Software
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
AdRoll
8.1
Marin Software
Sequence targeting
AdRoll
6.3
Marin Software

Ad Reporting & Analytics

AdRoll
6.9
Marin Software
Ad dashboards
AdRoll
7.5
Marin Software
Ad performance reports
AdRoll
7.4
Marin Software
Ad conversion tracking
AdRoll
6.5
Marin Software
Ad attribution reporting
AdRoll
6.7
Marin Software
Cross-channel ad management
AdRoll
7.3
Marin Software
Ad forecasting and optimization
AdRoll
6.0
Marin Software

Pros

  • Provides a unified interface for running Facebook and web prospecting and retargeting campaigns
  • Very solid reporting tools
  • Excellent and helpful account managers who really help you get the most out of the product
Justin Higgins profile photo
  • Marin is a self-serve platform. You can tailor your campaigns per your preference/convenience/needs. You can customize your view, see % changes, create custom columns depending on your Key Performance Indicators, and set any sort of dimensions and labels that will help you filter for your campaigns on a daily basis.
  • Bidding and changes to destination URLs can be done through mass edits within the UI, without having to upload bulk-sheets. You push any changes from Marin to the Engines, and can also pull in your changes from Bing/AdWords engines by syncing your campaigns as well. The system will not publish anything you do not manually post until Midnight PST. You can copy paste straight from your excel bulksheet into the uploading tool (or upload the document through unicode text).
  • The Administrative log keeps track of all changes, and keeps users (through their logins) accountable for any edits. This way, you can filter for your name, and find the edits that you made, just to double check your work, or to make sure you are publishing the correct changes. There is a keyword- group- and campaign-level history/settings log, where you can see the name of the user who created, edited, published, paused, activated, deleted, etc. any item.
  • You can set up alerts that will help you manage accounts: anything from active campaigns with 0 ad copy, to finding keywords in low ad positions.
  • If you push duplicate keywords, the system will reject them, keeping our accounts from getting clouded due to human error. There is no need to download existing keywords or groups and use their keyword or group IDs to make any edits--instead, editing is a breeze because the system detects the new changes automatically. The only need for IDs is when making edits to creative.
No photo available

Cons

  • The ad sizes are constricting. If you want to have a gif file, you're going to have to use the bare minimum in design.
  • Support is not the best. They are not helpful and has resulted in multiple calls to support.
Justina Logozzo profile photo
  • The Marin (corporate) reps we deal with on a daily basis are atrociously condescending, difficult to deal with, and need to work on their transparency. We encounter attitude when requesting logins for new team members! However, the help desk is staffed by the friendliest professionals willing to help.
  • While the filtering options (filter by account, campaign name, group name, keyword name, destination URL, dimension, strategy, model, etc) are very extensive, you cannot filter for 'either/or'. For example, if I want to filter down to a specific group of campaigns in the same account that contain "A", but do not contain "B", I cannot make this filter in the same area. I would have to find the common denominator between those campaigns on say, the "strategy level", and exclude the ones I do not want on a "model" level.
  • Just like any other platform where corporate paid search accounts are managed, sometimes it takes a while to pull reports. However, I've worked across a few other search management platforms, and Marin speeds are tolerable.
No photo available

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.
No photo available
Marin Software7.6
Based on 23 answers
I've used Marin Software now at three separate companies where I evaluated the platform along with several other internal partners. In each case, we did make the decision to renew based on our positive experience with the app and the customer support we received at the Enterprise level. Especially when we had complex integration questions or faced the change to Google's enhanced campaigns - Marin worked closely with us to make the transition seamless.
No photo available

Usability

AdRoll10.0
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
Stefanie Cash profile photo
Marin Software8.9
Based on 5 answers
As mentioned previously, the bidding setup is confusing, with way too many settings that can make or break your campaign.
Robert Frost profile photo

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
No photo available
Marin Software8.2
Based on 5 answers
Marin software support was always responsive and could easilly look into the account to help solve the problem. IT was very helpful and they would even respond by email or phone whichever you prefer.
No photo available

Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Marin Software9.0
Based on 1 answer
Interactive helpful videos, summaries, and quizzes help a user learn the platform in demo-mode. The only challenge was that once you clicked certain buttons per instructions, you couldn't necessarily go back to retake notes without redoing the entire module.
No photo available

Implementation

AdRoll6.0
Based on 1 answer
It was easy to implement.
Alya Grinberg profile photo
Marin Software9.8
Based on 5 answers
Stream lined process, easy to follow along
No photo available

Alternatives Considered

AdRoll has an easier to use and more intuitive dashboard than other companies that we have used. The customer service team has been top notch, always available to hop on a call or online chat. Email requests are also responded to in a very quick manner. The downside is that the dashboard offers less control than some of the other softwares we've used.
Eric Kammer profile photo
Marin is a must have for any enterprise-level PPC account. The time savings from task automation and the very sophisticated bidding platform can help any advertiser or agency effectively scale any account.In both AdWords and Bing, the bulk editing and automated bidding features are less reliable and prone to error. The interfaces are also unnecessarily complicated and outdated.While Google Analytics is a great tool, there are no features that tie true revenue data into these interfaces, limiting the amount you can really optimize around ROI.
Vincent Misiewicz profile photo

Return on Investment

  • We have seen an increase in traffic to the key pages we've built campaigns around. Within the first week, we had a 70% increase in traffic.
  • Results can take time to product ROI. We are not at a point where we can begin tracking ROI whereas with other we have been.
Justina Logozzo profile photo
  • The bidding rules have helped increased conversions and decreased cost across most clients that we currently have on Marin.
  • Marin has also been helpful in reporting and cutting down on our time spent on reporting.
No photo available

Pricing Details

AdRoll

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

Marin Software

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