AdStage vs. Sizmek Ad Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AdStage
Score 8.7 out of 10
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The AdStage Platform is a self-serve cross-network online advertising platform with full management and analytics for campaigns across search, social, display, and mobile ad networks like Google AdWords, Bing, Facebook, Twitter, & LinkedIn Ads. It's an all-in-one marketing platform, complete with a suite of first- and third-party apps built on the AdStage API, for advertisers of all sizes.N/A
Sizmek Ad Suite
Score 9.9 out of 10
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Sizmek Ad Suite, now from Amazon Advertising (acquired December 2019) is a global, multichannel ad server used to create, distribute, customize, measure, and optimize campaigns across a variety of screens. It offers multiple options for creative authoring, streamlined campaign management tools, advanced dynamic creative optimization capabilities, and Media Rating Council-accredited measurement.N/A
Pricing
AdStageSizmek Ad Suite
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AdStageSizmek Ad Suite
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
AdStageSizmek Ad Suite
Ad Network Integration
Comparison of Ad Network Integration features of Product A and Product B
AdStage
6.5
3 Ratings
12% below category average
Sizmek Ad Suite
4.4
5 Ratings
50% below category average
Data Transfer7.03 Ratings7.74 Ratings
DSP integration6.02 Ratings1.05 Ratings
Ad Campaigns
Comparison of Ad Campaigns features of Product A and Product B
AdStage
7.2
3 Ratings
8% below category average
Sizmek Ad Suite
7.0
9 Ratings
11% below category average
Ad campaign creation8.02 Ratings8.09 Ratings
Ad deployment7.02 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Display advertising8.02 Ratings8.09 Ratings
Ad display and retargeting segmentation7.02 Ratings6.54 Ratings
Sequence targeting6.03 Ratings5.73 Ratings
Ad Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Ad Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
AdStage
8.7
4 Ratings
11% above category average
Sizmek Ad Suite
7.8
9 Ratings
0% above category average
Ad dashboards9.04 Ratings6.09 Ratings
Ad performance reports8.04 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Ad conversion tracking9.04 Ratings8.09 Ratings
Ad attribution reporting9.03 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Cross-channel ad management9.04 Ratings8.98 Ratings
Ad forecasting and optimization8.03 Ratings8.06 Ratings
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Score 6.9 out of 10
Enterprises
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User Ratings
AdStageSizmek Ad Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(4 ratings)
8.0
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AdStageSizmek Ad Suite
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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Amazon AWS
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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Pros
AdStage
  • 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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Amazon AWS
  • Easy Dashboard Navigation - Search bar allows user to quickly locate details about any campaign
  • Insightful Analytics Tools - Platform provides users customizable graphs to leverage for reporting presentations
  • Extensive Reporting Metrics - Ability to pull ad performance reports on all aspects of campaign
  • Simple Creative Hosting - Easy upload and path location details for creative files
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Cons
AdStage
  • More reporting options
  • More export options
  • Saved templates per user or oganization
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Amazon AWS
  • Sizmek's trading desk was a total miss when I tested it a few years ago.
  • I briefly used Abakus and did not find it intuitive, accurate or helpful. It has a long way to go before it can compete with the likes of VisualIQ.
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Likelihood to Renew
AdStage
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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Amazon AWS
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Support Rating
AdStage
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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Amazon AWS
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Alternatives Considered
AdStage
AdStage has by far the best UI and custom functionality of any of the platforms we demoed
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Amazon AWS
For me the main point here is the support, all the adservers offer more or less the same functionality and capabilities. The real advantage you will gain using Sizmek will be their customer support team and their open approach with other vendors.
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Return on Investment
AdStage
  • In terms of hours saved, it's hard to pin down, but we definitely spend more time on the meaningful, strategic, or artistic tasks now than we used to.
  • AdStage is also a great tool to roll out during the sales process because our clients love to hear that we're making decisions automatically with data and automation rather than just hiring more junior people to push buttons.
  • During black Friday this year our team all setup campaigns to flight, meaning they weren't sitting around the turkey with their laptops out. That's an ROI in company culture that's hard to measure, but extremely valuable.
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Amazon AWS
  • Sizmek has had a positive impact on ROI because it delivers the reports our clients want and need
  • Sizmek has had a postive impact on employee morale due to ease of use
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