AdRoll vs. Sizmek Ad Suite

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
Sizmek Ad Suite
Score 9.9 out of 10
N/A
Sizmek Ad Suite, now from Amazon Advertising (acquired December 2019) is a global, multichannel ad server used to create, distribute, customize, measure, and optimize campaigns across a variety of screens. It offers multiple options for creative authoring, streamlined campaign management tools, advanced dynamic creative optimization capabilities, and Media Rating Council-accredited measurement.N/A
Pricing
AdRollSizmek Ad Suite
Editions & Modules
Essentials
$12
per month
Growth
$25
per month
Starter
Free
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AdRollSizmek Ad Suite
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
AdRollSizmek Ad Suite
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AdRollSizmek Ad Suite
Ad Network Integration
Comparison of Ad Network Integration features of Product A and Product B
AdRoll
6.7
21 Ratings
9% below category average
Sizmek Ad Suite
4.4
5 Ratings
50% below category average
Data Transfer6.721 Ratings7.74 Ratings
DSP integration6.815 Ratings1.05 Ratings
Ad Campaigns
Comparison of Ad Campaigns features of Product A and Product B
AdRoll
4.7
44 Ratings
50% below category average
Sizmek Ad Suite
7.0
9 Ratings
11% below category average
Ad campaign creation2.043 Ratings8.09 Ratings
Ad deployment8.044 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Display advertising4.641 Ratings8.09 Ratings
Ad display and retargeting segmentation4.644 Ratings6.54 Ratings
Sequence targeting4.426 Ratings5.73 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
Sizmek Ad Suite
7.8
9 Ratings
0% above category average
Ad dashboards1.944 Ratings6.09 Ratings
Ad performance reports1.944 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Ad conversion tracking3.642 Ratings8.09 Ratings
Ad attribution reporting1.838 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Cross-channel ad management3.631 Ratings8.98 Ratings
Ad forecasting and optimization1.728 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Best Alternatives
AdRollSizmek Ad Suite
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
AdRollSizmek Ad Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
2.1
(49 ratings)
8.0
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.0
(6 ratings)
-
(0 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
AdRollSizmek Ad Suite
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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Amazon AWS
I've use Sizmek as media analytics and reporting tool. Unless a site doesn't work properly with Google DoubleClick, I rarely recommend Sizmek over DoubleClick. It can do everything DoubleClick does, but with almost twice the hassle. One Area that makes it easier to track is that ads are given individual tracking ID's that creative can look up and search by when indexing and testing to make sure all ads are working and input.
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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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Amazon AWS
  • Easy Dashboard Navigation - Search bar allows user to quickly locate details about any campaign
  • Insightful Analytics Tools - Platform provides users customizable graphs to leverage for reporting presentations
  • Extensive Reporting Metrics - Ability to pull ad performance reports on all aspects of campaign
  • Simple Creative Hosting - Easy upload and path location details for creative files
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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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Amazon AWS
  • Sizmek's trading desk was a total miss when I tested it a few years ago.
  • I briefly used Abakus and did not find it intuitive, accurate or helpful. It has a long way to go before it can compete with the likes of VisualIQ.
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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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Amazon AWS
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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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Amazon AWS
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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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Amazon AWS
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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Amazon AWS
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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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Amazon AWS
For me the main point here is the support, all the adservers offer more or less the same functionality and capabilities. The real advantage you will gain using Sizmek will be their customer support team and their open approach with other vendors.
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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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Amazon AWS
  • Sizmek has had a positive impact on ROI because it delivers the reports our clients want and need
  • Sizmek has had a postive impact on employee morale due to ease of use
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