What users are saying about

AdStage

5 Ratings

PubMatic

2 Ratings

AdStage

5 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

PubMatic

2 Ratings
Score 7 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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PubMatic

Do not go with PubMatic -- every aspect of their company needs to improve and be tested on a higher scale for companies and organizations to be happy with their work. They need to listen to what clients are telling them to be able to improve their day to day functions.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

AdStage
9.0
PubMatic
Data Transfer
AdStage
9.0
PubMatic
DSP integration
AdStage
9.0
PubMatic

Ad Campaigns

AdStage
7.8
PubMatic
Ad campaign creation
AdStage
8.0
PubMatic
Ad deployment
AdStage
8.0
PubMatic
Display advertising
AdStage
7.0
PubMatic
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
AdStage
7.0
PubMatic
Sequence targeting
AdStage
9.0
PubMatic

Ad Reporting & Analytics

AdStage
7.8
PubMatic
Ad dashboards
AdStage
9.0
PubMatic
Ad performance reports
AdStage
9.0
PubMatic
Ad conversion tracking
AdStage
9.0
PubMatic
Ad attribution reporting
AdStage
6.0
PubMatic
Cross-channel ad management
AdStage
8.0
PubMatic
Ad forecasting and optimization
AdStage
6.0
PubMatic

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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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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  • Communication is key and PubMatic really needs to improve the way they speak to clients and their response time on emails and the time lapse between communication. Turn around time needs to improve. Simple requests like forecasting should not take weeks to turn around.
  • Understanding their product before making it available to a huge organization. Don't use companies as guinea pigs when the product isn't even working. Understand what your client expects from you from the very beginning.
  • Don't place blame where blame isn't warranted.
  • Knowing the terminology you're speaking about well before you have a conference call.
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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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PubMatic1.0
Based on 1 answer
We have already cancelled.
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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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We regret using PubMatic and are happy with our choice to move forward onto a better company.
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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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  • Increased problem areas
  • Decreased productivity.
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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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PubMatic

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