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AdStage

5 Ratings

Sizmek

23 Ratings

AdStage

5 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

Sizmek

23 Ratings
Score 7.4 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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Sizmek

I've use Sizmek as media analytics and reporting tool. Unless a site doesn't work properly with Google DoubleClick, I rarely recommend Sizmek over DoubleClick. It can do everything DoubleClick does, but with almost twice the hassle. One Area that makes it easier to track is that ads are given individual tracking ID's that creative can look up and search by when indexing and testing to make sure all ads are working and input.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

AdStage
9.0
Sizmek
7.5
Data Transfer
AdStage
9.0
Sizmek
7.5
DSP integration
AdStage
9.0
Sizmek
7.5

Ad Campaigns

AdStage
7.8
Sizmek
6.8
Ad campaign creation
AdStage
8.0
Sizmek
6.9
Ad deployment
AdStage
8.0
Sizmek
8.4
Display advertising
AdStage
7.0
Sizmek
7.3
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
AdStage
7.0
Sizmek
5.9
Sequence targeting
AdStage
9.0
Sizmek
5.3

Ad Reporting & Analytics

AdStage
7.8
Sizmek
8.3
Ad dashboards
AdStage
9.0
Sizmek
7.5
Ad performance reports
AdStage
9.0
Sizmek
8.8
Ad conversion tracking
AdStage
9.0
Sizmek
8.7
Ad attribution reporting
AdStage
6.0
Sizmek
8.7
Cross-channel ad management
AdStage
8.0
Sizmek
8.4
Ad forecasting and optimization
AdStage
6.0
Sizmek
7.9

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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  • Customer support
  • Flexibility
  • Partnerships
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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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  • We should have the ability to put multiple KPIs on our reports.
  • There should be cohesive transparency between both agency and publisher's reportings. This issue causes us to sometimes depend on our publisher's numbers.
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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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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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I briefly used Trueffect prior to Sizmek. I found Sizmek to be much more advanced technology that was intuitive and provided more than just the bare bone features Trueffect offered at the time
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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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  • It has allows the team to optimize effectively in programmatic
  • Allowed the team to make reasonable decisions about reallocation
  • Post campaign analysis is insightful for the next campaigns
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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

Sizmek

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