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Score 8.3 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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Shareaholic

This is a great tool to use for content sharing and link building. So if either of those are part of your digital marketing strategy, which they should be, Shareaholic may be beneficial for your business
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

AdStage
7.4
Shareaholic
Data Transfer
AdStage
5.9
Shareaholic
DSP integration
AdStage
9.0
Shareaholic

Ad Campaigns

AdStage
7.5
Shareaholic
Ad campaign creation
AdStage
8.0
Shareaholic
Ad deployment
AdStage
8.0
Shareaholic
Display advertising
AdStage
7.0
Shareaholic
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
AdStage
7.0
Shareaholic
Sequence targeting
AdStage
7.4
Shareaholic

Ad Reporting & Analytics

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

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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Shareaholic

  • Great editorial staff, great content!
  • Clean website, easy to navigate.
  • Very high domain authority, great for link building.
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Cons

AdStage

  • It's software, so glitches happen. And when those glitches happen, you need to talk to Support. While the Support team is really helpful, not reading from a script or just looking in the Help docs, there's often a severe lag time of hours or even days. That can be crushing when the glitch is affecting your ad campaigns that are spending money right now.
  • Setting up reports can be really frustrating if you want to customize them at all. If you want your Facebook Ads widget to only report on certain campaigns, there's no ability to filter by a naming convention or launch date, you just have to select every campaign manually. It's a bit like Magento—powerful, but working within the system can be really time-consuming.
  • Right now, AdStage focuses on Google & Facebook. So if you run ads on Snapchat, Pinterest, or Taboola you're kinda out of luck. They rolled out some LinkedIn stuff recently, and they say those other networks are on the way, but it's a little way that the software could get better.
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Shareaholic

  • The home page could offer some more direction/explanation of what Shareaholic is all about.
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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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Shareaholic

Shareaholic 10.0
Based on 1 answer
In terms of co-creation, the process of working with Shareaholic was easy and pleasant. Furthermore, the design of their site is clean and modern. The Shareaholic team is also active on social media, a quality I like to look for when targeting products for content collaboration
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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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Shareaholic

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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Shareaholic

No answers on this topic

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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Shareaholic

  • We got a great backlink from collaborating with Shareaholic, which improved our organic online rankings, and hopefully also led to an increase in client contact and retention.
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Screenshots

AdStage

Shareaholic

Pricing Details

AdStage

General

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

Shareaholic

General

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

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