AdRoll vs. MatchCraft AdVantage

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AdRoll
Score 3.5 out of 10
N/A
AdRoll provides a platform, performance, and services to meet companys' marketing goals while streamlining marketing operation. Solutions technologies for brand awareness, retargeting, and abandoned cart recovery. And the AdRoll Cross-Channel Performance Dashboard displays campaigns holistically so users can analyze performance, run reports, gather insights.
$40
per month
MatchCraft
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
MatchCraft Advantage is a search engine marketing (SEM) platform for managing many paid advertising campaigns at once, ideally for agencies managing campaigns for a number of small to midsize businesses with their local marketing efforts. To that end it automates many elements of running Google Adwords and Bing Ads campaigns and offers bidding suggestions via Matchcraft's proprietary algorithms. AdVantage Display is a built in set of tools for targeted display ads, and AdVantage Remarketing…N/A
Pricing
AdRollMatchCraft AdVantage
Editions & Modules
Essentials
$12
per month
Growth
$25
per month
Starter
Free
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AdRollMatchCraft
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Top Pros
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Features
AdRollMatchCraft AdVantage
Ad Network Integration
Comparison of Ad Network Integration features of Product A and Product B
AdRoll
6.7
21 Ratings
10% below category average
MatchCraft AdVantage
-
Ratings
Data Transfer6.721 Ratings00 Ratings
DSP integration6.815 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad Campaigns
Comparison of Ad Campaigns features of Product A and Product B
AdRoll
5.2
44 Ratings
40% below category average
MatchCraft AdVantage
-
Ratings
Ad campaign creation2.943 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad deployment8.144 Ratings00 Ratings
Display advertising5.241 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad display and retargeting segmentation5.244 Ratings00 Ratings
Sequence targeting4.826 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Ad Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
AdRoll
3.2
44 Ratings
83% below category average
MatchCraft AdVantage
-
Ratings
Ad dashboards2.844 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad performance reports2.944 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad conversion tracking4.242 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad attribution reporting2.738 Ratings00 Ratings
Cross-channel ad management4.231 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad forecasting and optimization2.428 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 10
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Score 7.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
The Trade Desk
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Score 8.1 out of 10
WordStream Advisor
WordStream Advisor
Score 7.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Adobe Advertising Cloud
Adobe Advertising Cloud
Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
AdRollMatchCraft AdVantage
Likelihood to Recommend
3.1
(49 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.0
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
1.4
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AdRollMatchCraft AdVantage
Likelihood to Recommend
NextRoll
Adroll is perfect for companies and situations in which you are trying to retarget customers with specific products. Their platform is perfect for dynamic content on their web and social ads. Also, if you are running multiple campaigns at once then the Adroll platform is perfect when organizing many different campaigns at once. If you are just running one or two social campaigns I feel it is easier to go directly to the source and you can probably leave Adroll out of the mix
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Matchcraft
If you have multiple campaigns running at the same time, you need your campaign setups to be quick and easy, or you have multiple users managing campaigns, then MatchCraft Advantage is right for you. It also performs well with both small and large budgets. If you want to do re-targeting but don't want/know how to implement the tag, MatchCraft has built-in features for that. However if you want to run video campaigns and campaigns in specific mobile apps, then for now MatchCraft will not work for you
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Pros
NextRoll
  • A customer service rep can help us out with any campaign questions, any time during the work week.
  • The platform has a very transparent platform that provides great detail about analytics of the ads.
  • The platform shows what digital advertising mediums are working the best for your website, not just the ads that you run through them.
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Matchcraft
  • Automated bid adjustments for PPC campaigns. Manual bid strategies can be tedious to manage. MatchCraft's bidding system helps improve click throughs while keeping the click costs pretty low.
  • The report generation features of the platform MatchCraft platform are easy to use and provide actionable data from campaigns. PDF reports require only a few clicks and there is also an interactive dashboard that gives all the key metrics in a graphical format. Both features are customizable.
  • User management is a breeze in the MatchCraft platform. You can add, edit, activate, deactivate, and change the permissions as needed.
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Cons
NextRoll
  • Improved level of support during the technical setup process would really improve the onboarding process
  • Consistent, proactive account management is key with organizations like AdRoll. A dedicated rep goes such a long way.
  • More granular reporting would help with back-end optimization and client recommendations
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Matchcraft
  • Not all Google/Bing features are available through the MatchCraft platform. Since they are limited to what is available in the API some features like video campaign management and specific app targeting are missing.
  • Customized report scheduling is not yet available for each campaign and the automated reports can only be sent to one email address. Additional recipients have to be sent their's manually.
  • Reports can take a little time to be generated. Not more than 1 minute but it can slow you down if you have multiple reports to send.
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Likelihood to Renew
NextRoll
We like AdRoll as it's filling a hole in our advertising right now, but it's not our favorite platform for running our online ads. Google and Facebook especially are our favorites, as we can do much more with them than we can with AdRoll, hence the 7 out of 10 rating.
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Matchcraft
No answers on this topic
Usability
NextRoll
Once tags are given and things are set up, it is fairly easy to utilize the reporting dashboard and check in on your ongoing campaigns. Metrics are simple to follow and can be toggled for specific dates or other qualifiers
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Matchcraft
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
NextRoll
We don't use AdRoll support much, but when we have it's been fine, in line with other advertising platforms where it takes a few days maximum to resolve an issue that you have with them. In general though, the platform is very self sufficient and we do not have to use their support much, which is a good thing.
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Matchcraft
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
NextRoll
Implementation was easy, as all we needed to do was use Google Tag Manager's built in AdRoll tag type and input our client ID and we were up and running. If you're not using Google Tag Manager, I imagine the implementation would be relatively easy as well, as all that's needed is a basic pixel.
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Matchcraft
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Alternatives Considered
NextRoll
AdRoll is better than Taboola in that the ad creation process. I like how the ads have better retargeting than Taboola. Also, I can make the ads look more elegant and fit our brand more than Taboola. Adroll's analytics are also better than Taboola in my experience. Lastly, Tabool is relatively the same price as Taboola.
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Matchcraft
The interface on MatchCraft is much easier to get started with than the native PPC provider interfaces. MatchCraft finds ways of maximizing ROI within current spend target rather than recommending 'increased budget' as the fix for all issues. the reporting dashboard is also easier to use and report generation takes only a few clicks. The main downside is that MatchCraft is limited to what the PPC providers allow through the APIs
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Return on Investment
NextRoll
  • Mixed - while the tool provides an invaluable productivity gain the actual ROI it provides is less certain. We found if used in combination with other revenue analytics it was useful to determine the impact it had on revenue from returning visitors. If data is used on its own the impact on revenue is less quantifiable.
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Matchcraft
  • It has allowed the company to handle a higher volume of campaigns at the same time.
  • Click costs have been reduced across almost all campaigns while click rates have increased.
  • Budget management (under/overspending) has been improved.
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