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Score 8.3 out of 101
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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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Post Affiliate Pro

Post Affiliate Pro is suitable for any online business that's interested in more sales that come from affiliate partners (and are willing to pay them commission from sales).
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

AdStage
7.4
Post Affiliate Pro
Data Transfer
AdStage
5.9
Post Affiliate Pro
DSP integration
AdStage
9.0
Post Affiliate Pro

Ad Campaigns

AdStage
7.5
Post Affiliate Pro
10.0
Ad campaign creation
AdStage
8.0
Post Affiliate Pro
10.0
Ad deployment
AdStage
8.0
Post Affiliate Pro
10.0
Display advertising
AdStage
7.0
Post Affiliate Pro
10.0
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
AdStage
7.0
Post Affiliate Pro
Sequence targeting
AdStage
7.4
Post Affiliate Pro

Ad Reporting & Analytics

AdStage
8.5
Post Affiliate Pro
10.0
Ad dashboards
AdStage
8.7
Post Affiliate Pro
10.0
Ad performance reports
AdStage
9.0
Post Affiliate Pro
10.0
Ad conversion tracking
AdStage
9.0
Post Affiliate Pro
10.0
Ad attribution reporting
AdStage
8.1
Post Affiliate Pro
10.0
Cross-channel ad management
AdStage
8.3
Post Affiliate Pro
Ad forecasting and optimization
AdStage
8.1
Post Affiliate Pro

Pros

AdStage

  • 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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Post Affiliate Pro

  • Tracking works brilliantly.
  • Split commission feature is great.
  • Multiple tracking methods, SEO friendly links are included.
  • SaaS version - didn't have to install anything.
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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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Post Affiliate Pro

  • More detailed guides for setting up some features would be great.
  • I would also appreciate a new theme design.
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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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Post Affiliate Pro

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Post Affiliate Pro

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Post Affiliate Pro

Post Affiliate Pro contains more features than its competitors, and you can get it for a better price as well.
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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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Post Affiliate Pro

  • More sales
  • Cost savings on marketing
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Pricing Details

AdStage

General

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

AdStage Editions & Modules

AdStage
Additional Pricing Details

Post Affiliate Pro

General

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

Post Affiliate Pro Editions & Modules

Post Affiliate Pro
On-premise Edition
STARTER
$4701
ELITE
$1,9701
NETWORK
$4,9701
1. per installation
SaaS Edition
PRO
$971
ULTIMATE
$1971
NETWORK
$4771
1. month
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