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AdStage

5 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

Kenshoo Infinity Suite

26 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

AdStage

AdStage is great for bringing together all of your channels into one place for analytics. They now have easy API access into multiple channels which allows you to really deep dive and get the most out of the data that you often can't without that API access. They also have great ways to surface this data that is easy to digest for leadership.If you already have this internally or want to build it out internally, AdStage may not be a fit outside of some great automation tools, but it's not easy to have this data done and built out internally so this is a great place to start.
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Kenshoo Infinity Suite

Kenshoo would be a good tool if your client has extremely high budgets with low CPCs. For small, geo-specific accounts the capabilities have not be built out. Therefore, the tool could not budget pace our 250+ accounts. The main reason we had chosen Kenshoo was because of its budget pacing capabilities. Unfortunately, it did not save us time and created additional budget pacing issues with over pacing our accounts.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

AdStage
9.0
Kenshoo Infinity Suite
6.0
Data Transfer
AdStage
9.0
Kenshoo Infinity Suite
6.4
DSP integration
AdStage
9.0
Kenshoo Infinity Suite
5.6

Ad Campaigns

AdStage
7.8
Kenshoo Infinity Suite
5.6
Ad campaign creation
AdStage
8.0
Kenshoo Infinity Suite
5.8
Ad deployment
AdStage
8.0
Kenshoo Infinity Suite
5.7
Display advertising
AdStage
7.0
Kenshoo Infinity Suite
5.5
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
AdStage
7.0
Kenshoo Infinity Suite
5.5
Sequence targeting
AdStage
9.0
Kenshoo Infinity Suite
5.2

Ad Reporting & Analytics

AdStage
7.8
Kenshoo Infinity Suite
7.2
Ad dashboards
AdStage
9.0
Kenshoo Infinity Suite
6.8
Ad performance reports
AdStage
9.0
Kenshoo Infinity Suite
6.9
Ad conversion tracking
AdStage
9.0
Kenshoo Infinity Suite
6.7
Ad attribution reporting
AdStage
6.0
Kenshoo Infinity Suite
7.2
Cross-channel ad management
AdStage
8.0
Kenshoo Infinity Suite
8.5
Ad forecasting and optimization
AdStage
6.0
Kenshoo Infinity Suite
7.3

Pros

  • 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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  • The ease of the Kenshoo Product was amazing. It makes the Facebook tool look like it was designed by a 5th grader. Facebook has since caught up, but it's still behind compared to Kenshoo Social.
  • Kenshoo Social has an editor feature. I'm a search and social professional, so I know the importance of doing bulk edits to save time. The KS Editor allows you to test multiple ad units, both text and images in a very quick manner.
  • Cross-channel attribution. LOVE IT! Social is very difficult when we look at direct response, especially in this industry where the product is more expensive. KS allows you to track across multiple channels (search, affiliate, direct, SEO...) and will properly attribute social if it was part of the funnel. This gives you a real idea of how social played a part in the conversion funnel.
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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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  • The desktop application, Kenshoo Editor could use an overhaul. Newly created campaigns often do not sync with the engines.
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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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Kenshoo Infinity Suite7.8
Based on 3 answers
It's great to have a product like Kenshoo Social. It has a lot of data and is a great tool to use. Honestly, I think we would have looked somewhere else if we didn't have some much data and time invested into the platform. We had used it across search and social, so we invested a lot of time to get it running smoothly. It is very expensive and we think we could have gone elsewhere to get the same results over time. Once they have your data and the system is running smoothly, it's very difficult to go elsewhere
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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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Very different tool that Hootsuite - which is a good tool for monitoring, but not for ad management. Kenshoo social was easily implemented since we use Kenshoo Search for paid program. When comparing tools, this one seemed to be the most robust and solved many issues we had - specifically regarding the amount of time we had spent using Facebook Power Editor
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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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  • Improved CPL in lead gen campaigns
  • Expanded targeting suggestions helped get the ads in front of eyeballs not otherwise considered
  • The amount of time saved using Kenshoo Social was huge for us
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Pricing Details

AdStage

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Kenshoo Infinity Suite

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