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AdStage

AdStage is great if you're an agency or an in-house marketer managing a lot of ad budget, a lot of campaigns, or a large number of clients and you want to get the day-to-day tasks cleared to focus on higher-brain-stem tasks. Bid and budget management are replaced by rules. Holiday sales are replaced with flighting. All of your team members can log in, access their accounts, set up their reports and have them send to clients without having to lift a finger.
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Epom Ad Server

I started using Epom for its multi-platform capabilities, as I needed a network which would allow managing desktop and mobile ad inventory simultaneously. Epom works with desktop, mobile web, video, and mobile app ads, all within one account. It is really convenient when it comes to analytics - Epom delivers combined data, providing the whole picture on your ad campaigns. Advanced targeting and real-time statistics are another great advantage
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

AdStage
7.5
Epom Ad Server
Data Transfer
AdStage
6.0
Epom Ad Server
DSP integration
AdStage
9.0
Epom Ad Server

Ad Campaigns

AdStage
7.5
Epom Ad Server
Ad campaign creation
AdStage
8.0
Epom Ad Server
Ad deployment
AdStage
8.0
Epom Ad Server
Display advertising
AdStage
7.0
Epom Ad Server
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
AdStage
7.0
Epom Ad Server
Sequence targeting
AdStage
7.5
Epom Ad Server

Ad Reporting & Analytics

AdStage
8.5
Epom Ad Server
Ad dashboards
AdStage
8.7
Epom Ad Server
Ad performance reports
AdStage
9.0
Epom Ad Server
Ad conversion tracking
AdStage
9.0
Epom Ad Server
Ad attribution reporting
AdStage
8.0
Epom Ad Server
Cross-channel ad management
AdStage
8.3
Epom Ad Server
Ad forecasting and optimization
AdStage
8.0
Epom Ad Server

Pros

  • AdStage has a great onboarding process. We have a dedicated support rep who walked our entire team through each of the three major sections of AdStage, talked about use cases and even recorded the training so we could provide it to other, future team members.
  • The real power of AdStage for us is in the Automation. You can set up rules for when to do things like increase budget or raise bids on certain ad channels. If something is doing well, push more money to it without ever logging in. Likewise, if something is tanking it gets turned off without you having to be at your computer. It frees up our team to focus on more strategic, creative endeavors by handling the "grunt work".
  • The ability to create custom metrics is a real plus. Sometimes, even with systems as advanced as Google and Facebook are, they just don't understand how to set up what you want to measure. Maybe I want to know the cost for all purchases across apps and my website? AdStage's custom metrics let me design that, and then use it in my reports, dashboards or rules.
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  • The great advantages of this ad server are its multi-platform capabilities. Epom saves your time, enabling you to work with different platforms within one account.
  • Epom supports all major ad formats, so there are plenty of options to choose from.
  • Combined analytics. Epom delivers data in real time, so you can optimize your campaigns accordingly.
  • Easy integration with their own ad network with decent CPM rates.
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Cons

  • We were with them in the earlier days and when they were growing larger. We experienced some of that pain with pricing changes that didn't feel quite right. But, they've fixed this now.
  • We didn't really see the usefulness at times of optimizing some of the channels through AdStage, but we loved the reporting features they had for the channels.
  • Better tiers for payment and what fits into those. Again, these are being addressed much better now.
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  • Antiquated user interface. It definitely could be more user-friendly.
  • Epom Ad Server support does not have a ticket system. Support must be contacted directly.
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Likelihood to Renew

AdStage8.0
Based on 1 answer
AdStage has been great and the only reason we wouldn't renew is if we decided to build this all out internally for API access. But, customer services is great, the product is great and I'd definitely recommend it.
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Epom Ad Server9.0
Based on 1 answer
A combination of useful features for publishers and advertisers turns Epom into a very universal ad network with diverse functionality. It is a great solution for multi-platform advertising.
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Support

AdStage10.0
Based on 1 answer
AdStage had great support. They got back to me quickly every time, they always had or found an answer for what I was looking for, they took my feedback well, and they were knowledgeable with the platform and any issues I had. I have worked with a lot of other companies that are slow and AdStage definitely isn't one of them.
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Alternatives Considered

I'm actually not aware of a ton of direct competitors for what AdStage is doing right now. As mentioned before, they have some great integrations for deep analytics, they bring all of the different vendors together in one central place and they have some awesome automation tools that I have not seen around.
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Return on Investment

  • It's saved time for me to easily build out campaigns in Facebook and LinkedIn quickly and in scale
  • It gives people the option to get direct API access to multiple channels without having to build it all in-house
  • It allowed some great optimizations for LinkedIn which allowed us to use our spend there better
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  • Besides its multiplatform capabilities, Epom is a highly reliable platform that offers a great level of protection against a system crash.
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Pricing Details

AdStage

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

Epom Ad Server

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