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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Flite

It is definitely well suited for publishers looking to meet high profile client needs in terms of high impact ads and reporting metrics. For standard basic ads it wouldn't make sense to have Flite on board because you won't be using them to their full capability or maximizing your investment in their tool.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

AdStage
7.5
Flite
Data Transfer
AdStage
6.0
Flite
DSP integration
AdStage
9.0
Flite

Ad Campaigns

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

Ad Reporting & Analytics

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

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 platform is very easy to use.
  • Flite is ahead of its time if not keeping up with the time in terms of fulfilling the advertisers desires with their ad creation abilities.
  • The metrics and reporting they provide are key when giving details back to the client about the health and success of their campaign.
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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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  • Tutorial videos would be helpful to support articles.
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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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Flite10.0
Based on 1 answer
The things I love most are the self serve tool, how we or the Flite team can create templates for us to plug and play and most of all Flite has a team that can help build out the most complicated, intricate ad units that our clients dream up!
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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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  • From an ad operations standpoint, traffickers were able to test and edit high impact units with ease.
  • We are able to update ad units quickly and efficiently.
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AdStage
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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

Flite

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details