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AdRoll

70 Ratings

AdRoll

70 Ratings
Score 7.4 out of 101

The Trade Desk

5 Ratings
Score 9.4 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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The Trade Desk

All programmatic buying of media online can be done in TheTradeDesk which is why we brought it in-house. The option to go into CTV and podcast environments is of future interest.We are able to launch campaigns faster in other platforms (DataXu, in particular) so if time is critical we do not start here. From a creative approval to meaningful spend in Day 1, TheTradeDesk is outperformed by DataXu.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

AdRoll
7.4
The Trade Desk
8.5
Data Transfer
AdRoll
7.5
The Trade Desk
9.0
DSP integration
AdRoll
7.2
The Trade Desk
8.0

Ad Campaigns

AdRoll
7.8
The Trade Desk
Ad campaign creation
AdRoll
8.1
The Trade Desk
Ad deployment
AdRoll
8.4
The Trade Desk
Display advertising
AdRoll
8.2
The Trade Desk
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
AdRoll
8.1
The Trade Desk
Sequence targeting
AdRoll
6.3
The Trade Desk

Ad Reporting & Analytics

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

Data Classification

AdRoll
The Trade Desk
7.0
Audience taxonomy
AdRoll
The Trade Desk
6.0
Tag Management
AdRoll
The Trade Desk
7.0
Data Analysis Dashboard
AdRoll
The Trade Desk
8.0

Data Collection

AdRoll
The Trade Desk
8.0
Access to Third-party Data Providers
AdRoll
The Trade Desk
8.0

DMP Analytics

AdRoll
The Trade Desk
8.0
Campaign Analytics
AdRoll
The Trade Desk
8.0

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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  • Allows you to very optimize and control bidding across pretty much every factor that impacts win rate/delivery.
  • Engaged, hands-on account services team is readily available to provide insights, demonstrations, and quality assurance.
  • Auto-optimization and pacing tools allow for less manual campaign management.
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Cons

  • Would be better to have more control over where ads appear similar to AdWords
  • A decrease in CPM (cost per thousand impressions) would be crucially beneficial
  • The option to perform CPC campaigns ala AdWords
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  • Reporting platform leaves a lot to be desired. Requires a lot of trial/error to pull exactly what you need to drive optimizations/learnings.
  • The "stop"/"continue bidding" feature for sitelists, devices, player sizes, etc is awful. When you set something up specifically, you should not have the AUTOMATIC option to serve beyond those parameters.
  • Trafficking video (VAST/VPAID) tags requires a manual insertion of a click URL. Completely redundant ask and is not provided by advertisers as that URL lives within the ad tag. Should not require multiple actions traffic a video tag.
  • Creative approval process (manual) doesn't seem necessary and is not a part of peers' platforms. There is no "pause/deactivate" feature for creative, you remove them or adjust the end date.
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Likelihood to Renew

AdRoll6.5
Based on 4 answers
We'll be renewing because we have seen positive results including increased web traffic and direct sales from our campaigns
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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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TradeDesk is more extensive like DBM compared to DX. Offers an easier building process with templates and being able to duplicate and share libraries at the partner level.I find TradeDesk clears at higher CPMs than the other platforms. Also tends to perform well for in-view like DBM, DataXu is the worst of the three for in-view performance.TradeDesk has quickly become the #1-#2 partner for us when we extend our reach in a campaign. Knowing we can deliver and perform at scale is something we value highly.
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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.
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  • Positively impacting ability to delivery in-view KPI campaigns across ad types (display, high impact, preroll).
  • Slightly higher pricing structure requires a bit more conservative bidding in this platform compared to others.
  • The customer service has been top notch. Adding to the confidence in building a lasting partnership. Access to product betas and offering product feedback are of interest to our organization.
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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

The Trade Desk

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