8 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 101
26 Ratings
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Score 7.2 out of 101

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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Kenshoo (formerly Kenshoo Infinity Suite)

In advertising, there is always more that can be done. More testing, more optimizing, more analysis. Kenshoo empowers users to accomplish more with their time. One specific feature of Kenshoo is their advanced search tool. It allows users to pull data in just about any way needed, at just about any level needed (ads, keywords, campaigns, etc). Having data at the tip of your fingers makes analysis easier, and shaves hours off daily tasks.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

AdStage
7.4
Kenshoo (formerly Kenshoo Infinity Suite)
5.6
Data Transfer
AdStage
5.9
Kenshoo (formerly Kenshoo Infinity Suite)
5.9
DSP integration
AdStage
9.0
Kenshoo (formerly Kenshoo Infinity Suite)
5.3

Ad Campaigns

AdStage
7.5
Kenshoo (formerly Kenshoo Infinity Suite)
5.3
Ad campaign creation
AdStage
8.0
Kenshoo (formerly Kenshoo Infinity Suite)
5.5
Ad deployment
AdStage
8.0
Kenshoo (formerly Kenshoo Infinity Suite)
5.4
Display advertising
AdStage
7.0
Kenshoo (formerly Kenshoo Infinity Suite)
5.3
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
AdStage
7.0
Kenshoo (formerly Kenshoo Infinity Suite)
5.3
Sequence targeting
AdStage
7.4
Kenshoo (formerly Kenshoo Infinity Suite)
5.1

Ad Reporting & Analytics

AdStage
8.5
Kenshoo (formerly Kenshoo Infinity Suite)
7.1
Ad dashboards
AdStage
8.7
Kenshoo (formerly Kenshoo Infinity Suite)
7.1
Ad performance reports
AdStage
9.0
Kenshoo (formerly Kenshoo Infinity Suite)
7.2
Ad conversion tracking
AdStage
9.0
Kenshoo (formerly Kenshoo Infinity Suite)
6.5
Ad attribution reporting
AdStage
8.1
Kenshoo (formerly Kenshoo Infinity Suite)
6.7
Cross-channel ad management
AdStage
8.3
Kenshoo (formerly Kenshoo Infinity Suite)
8.7
Ad forecasting and optimization
AdStage
8.1
Kenshoo (formerly Kenshoo Infinity Suite)
6.5

Pros

AdStage

  • Easily pulling together API access for multiple channels into one area for in-depth reporting
  • Automation. They helped a bunch with features that LinkedIn didn't have.
  • The team. They were always super responsive and on the ball with any questions or concerns we had. The customer service was great.
  • General reporting and tieing data together.
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Kenshoo (formerly Kenshoo Infinity Suite)

  • Tracking - once the Kenshoo pixel is implemented, it is easy to track and optimize within the tool. Data updates throughout the day make on the fly changes much easier.
  • Ad creation - when creating campaigns with many ads, Kenshoo social makes the process quick and easy.
  • Monitoring - the reporting tool is an excellent way to break out and track ads in any way possible, its very convenient once set up.
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Cons

AdStage

  • 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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Kenshoo (formerly Kenshoo Infinity Suite)

  • Clunky interface. Reporting & column defaults are not intuitive.
  • Certification program is not helpful.
  • Though their ability to address case issues is better than in past years (self-service ticketing system to now: ability to address cases with reps), still a lot left to be desired.
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Likelihood to Renew

AdStage

AdStage 8.0
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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Kenshoo (formerly Kenshoo Infinity Suite)

Kenshoo (formerly Kenshoo Infinity Suite) 7.8
Based on 3 answers
Kenshoo Search offers a fair rate based off of media spend. They also offer a dedicated account team that we are able to meet with regularly and also have quarterly strategic in-person meetings with. When problems or bugs occur, they are always quick to respond and resolve the situation. Their team is always willing to go above and beyond for our business needs.
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Support

AdStage

AdStage 10.0
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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Kenshoo (formerly Kenshoo Infinity Suite)

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Alternatives Considered

AdStage

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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Kenshoo (formerly Kenshoo Infinity Suite)

I definitely prefer Marin for paid search only accounts. I select Kenshoo when my client also purchases Google shopping media, since their proprietary tools there are best in class.
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Return on Investment

AdStage

  • 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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Kenshoo (formerly Kenshoo Infinity Suite)

  • Ability to manage multiple external campaigns from one source has saved time.
  • Reports are easier to generate for many campaigns in different [search] engines.
  • Fee is lower than some competitors.
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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

Kenshoo (formerly Kenshoo Infinity Suite)

General

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

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