AdRoll vs. PubMatic

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AdRoll
Score 2.9 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
PubMatic
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
PubMatic is an ad serving and retargeting solution. This platform is designed to serve as a control panel that provides users with a single view into their advertiser relationships across every screen, channel and format. The vendor says through workflow automation, real-time analytics and yield management, they are able to enable users to make smarter, faster decisions that drive revenue and streamline operations.N/A
Pricing
AdRollPubMatic
Editions & Modules
Essentials
$12
per month
Growth
$25
per month
Starter
Free
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AdRollPubMatic
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
AdRollPubMatic
Top Pros

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Top Cons
Features
AdRollPubMatic
Ad Network Integration
Comparison of Ad Network Integration features of Product A and Product B
AdRoll
6.7
21 Ratings
9% below category average
PubMatic
-
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
4.7
44 Ratings
50% below category average
PubMatic
-
Ratings
Ad campaign creation2.043 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad deployment8.044 Ratings00 Ratings
Display advertising4.641 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad display and retargeting segmentation4.644 Ratings00 Ratings
Sequence targeting4.426 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Ad Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
AdRoll
2.4
44 Ratings
106% below category average
PubMatic
-
Ratings
Ad dashboards1.944 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad performance reports1.944 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad conversion tracking3.642 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad attribution reporting1.838 Ratings00 Ratings
Cross-channel ad management3.631 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad forecasting and optimization1.728 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
AdRollPubMatic
Small Businesses
Google Ad Manager
Google Ad Manager
Score 8.5 out of 10
Google Ad Manager
Google Ad Manager
Score 8.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
The Trade Desk
The Trade Desk
Score 6.9 out of 10
The Trade Desk
The Trade Desk
Score 6.9 out of 10
Enterprises
Adobe Advertising Cloud
Adobe Advertising Cloud
Score 8.8 out of 10
Adobe Advertising Cloud
Adobe Advertising Cloud
Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
AdRollPubMatic
Likelihood to Recommend
2.1
(49 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.0
(6 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
1.2
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AdRollPubMatic
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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PubMatic
Do not go with PubMatic -- every aspect of their company needs to improve and be tested on a higher scale for companies and organizations to be happy with their work. They need to listen to what clients are telling them to be able to improve their day to day functions.
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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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PubMatic
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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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PubMatic
  • Communication is key and PubMatic really needs to improve the way they speak to clients and their response time on emails and the time lapse between communication. Turn around time needs to improve. Simple requests like forecasting should not take weeks to turn around.
  • Understanding their product before making it available to a huge organization. Don't use companies as guinea pigs when the product isn't even working. Understand what your client expects from you from the very beginning.
  • Don't place blame where blame isn't warranted.
  • Knowing the terminology you're speaking about well before you have a conference call.
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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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PubMatic
We have already cancelled.
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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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PubMatic
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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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PubMatic
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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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PubMatic
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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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PubMatic
We regret using PubMatic and are happy with our choice to move forward onto a better company.
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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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PubMatic
  • Increased problem areas
  • Decreased productivity.
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