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AdStage

5 Ratings

StackAdapt

3 Ratings

AdStage

5 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

StackAdapt

3 Ratings
Score 9.7 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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StackAdapt

When there is content significant to your clients' branding/goals at the time, StackAdapt is a good tool to reach both current and prospective audiences. The custom targeting capabilities can be a nice addition to a campaign when you want to reach a specific audience based on their intent or topics of interest. If time allows, you can get very granular in the detail of these audiences.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

AdStage
9.0
StackAdapt
9.7
Data Transfer
AdStage
9.0
StackAdapt
9.3
DSP integration
AdStage
9.0
StackAdapt
10.0

Ad Campaigns

AdStage
7.8
StackAdapt
8.7
Ad campaign creation
AdStage
8.0
StackAdapt
9.0
Ad deployment
AdStage
8.0
StackAdapt
9.0
Display advertising
AdStage
7.0
StackAdapt
9.0
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
AdStage
7.0
StackAdapt
9.3
Sequence targeting
AdStage
9.0
StackAdapt
7.0

Ad Reporting & Analytics

AdStage
7.8
StackAdapt
8.7
Ad dashboards
AdStage
9.0
StackAdapt
8.7
Ad performance reports
AdStage
9.0
StackAdapt
8.3
Ad conversion tracking
AdStage
9.0
StackAdapt
8.7
Ad attribution reporting
AdStage
6.0
StackAdapt
9.0
Cross-channel ad management
AdStage
8.0
StackAdapt
Ad forecasting and optimization
AdStage
6.0
StackAdapt
8.7

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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  • Outstanding customer service - highly responsive.
  • Open to customer innovation - we have submitted multiple feature suggestions and seen them implemented - even new lines of business.
  • Simple to use interface - anyone comfortable with modern SaaS apps will have no problem using it.
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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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  • Lack of highly refined targeting for job titles and geographies
  • No list-based retargeting
  • No option to hit specific domains individually without jerryrigging it
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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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StackAdapt has better support, better integration, is easier to work with, and listens to customers. Other platforms serve up a take-it-or-leave-it attitude to all but the largest customers.
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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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  • We have seen positive ROI from our ads.
  • In working with support, we have received custom guidance to reduce our cost per engagement.
  • We have seen substantial ROI from our custom development against the StackAdapt platform.
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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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StackAdapt

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