AdRoll vs. Twilio SendGrid

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
Twilio SendGrid
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
Twilio SendGrid Marketing Campaigns provides users with segmentation, campaign editing, and deliverability. According to the vendor, Twilio SendGrid Marketing Campaigns is trusted by over 80,000 customers globally, including Airbnb, Spotify and Uber. Twilio SendGrid Marketing Campaigns aims to help users by providing: MORE EFFICIENT EMAIL BUILDING The campaign building process is free from frustrating, rigid step-by-step wizards that slow users down. The vendor says…
$15
per month
Pricing
AdRollTwilio SendGrid
Editions & Modules
Essentials
$12
per month
Growth
$25
per month
Starter
Free
Basic
$15
per month
Advanced
$60
per month
Free
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AdRollTwilio SendGrid
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
AdRollTwilio SendGrid
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AdRollTwilio SendGrid
Ad Network Integration
Comparison of Ad Network Integration features of Product A and Product B
AdRoll
6.7
21 Ratings
9% below category average
Twilio SendGrid
-
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
Twilio SendGrid
-
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
Twilio SendGrid
-
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
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
AdRoll
-
Ratings
Twilio SendGrid
7.5
46 Ratings
8% below category average
WYSIWYG email editor00 Ratings7.533 Ratings
Dynamic content00 Ratings7.736 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content00 Ratings7.834 Ratings
Landing pages00 Ratings7.122 Ratings
A/B testing00 Ratings8.526 Ratings
Mobile optimization00 Ratings9.034 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting00 Ratings6.946 Ratings
List management00 Ratings5.540 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences00 Ratings7.520 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
AdRoll
-
Ratings
Twilio SendGrid
8.1
46 Ratings
5% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings8.644 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.644 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings7.328 Ratings
Pre-Send Testing
Comparison of Pre-Send Testing features of Product A and Product B
AdRoll
-
Ratings
Twilio SendGrid
9.1
8 Ratings
10% above category average
URL Validation00 Ratings9.38 Ratings
Link Tracking00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Image Validation00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Inbox Display00 Ratings9.38 Ratings
Email Accessibility Tools00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Spelling and Grammar Check00 Ratings8.66 Ratings
Spam Testing00 Ratings9.38 Ratings
Email Previews00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
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User Ratings
AdRollTwilio SendGrid
Likelihood to Recommend
2.1
(49 ratings)
4.7
(57 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.0
(6 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(6 ratings)
1.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
1.2
(6 ratings)
3.0
(9 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AdRollTwilio SendGrid
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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Twilio
I think Sendgrid is a great tool for sending out emails of all types. I've primarily used it for transactional emails as we've had other solutions for marketing emails, but I'm sure it would do just a good job - there is a "Marketing" section within the app you can use. Sendgrid integrates really easily with the development frameworks I've used, such as Laravel and Lumen; I've also integrated it with Moodle with ease.
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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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Twilio
  • Managing email lists / audiences is easy with features like groups and segments.
  • They provide pre-built email templates that are very easy to modify. It is also super easy to create new email templates with their drag-and-drop email builder.
  • Provides clear / easy-to-read analytics of email campaigns.
  • I can easily import large email contact lists all at once or add a user manually one-at-a-time, when 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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Twilio
  • Not necessarily their Email API but their email in general - they are currently in beta for automated email sequences but are still bare bones. Much more work is needed before it can be used mainstream and be able to convert everything to SendGrid.
  • Helping with warming up our dedicated IP for the best-sending score.
  • We seem to hit the promotions folder a decent amount (maybe the IP problem above) and even a lot of their emails hit my spam or promotions folder (whether they be transactional or marketing) which isn't a great sign when trusting an ESP.
  • Transactional email sequences would be a huge plus.
  • Now that Twilio owns SenGrid, having an integrated platform where you could see all our transactional emails together.
  • Better reporting and split reporting between transactional and marketing emails.
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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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Twilio
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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Twilio
It has the potential to be really cool. However, it feels as if it was created by developers for developers (and I work with developers, yet even for me the instrument was somewhat not easy to use - just read SendGrid's help manuals...) However, if you are into data and your way of thinking is more mathematical rather than lyrical, you'll enjoy this instrument
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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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Twilio
Twilio SendGrid Email API is everything we want it to be, and we have no reason to look for any other solution. Features and pricing match exactly what we need. As developers for SaaS products, Twilio SendGrid Email API provides a great service. I hope that they stay this way and don't inflate the service with too many marketing oriented features, because there are other tools for that and Twilio SendGrid Email API is a API for sending email first and foremost.
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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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Twilio
No answers on this topic
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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Twilio
If given a choice between the two, I would pick Mandrill over SendGrid. Mandrill is slightly more expensive but the data & reports that you receive from it make the service worth it. Mandrill lets you export reports over a period of time, view the actual content of emails that you've dispatched and the customer support is way better. If you can bear the slightly higher cost, Mandrill would be a better choice.
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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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Twilio
  • Our clients experience significant ROI from their web forms - without receipt of forms, many of them would not still be in business.
  • As a solution for clients' sites, we find SendGrid is a fast installation and a 1 stop problem solver, saving us man-hours.
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