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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

StackAdapt is well suited for easy deployment of native campaigns. Its simplicity is its greatest selling point. Users are able to navigate easily on the dashboard, retrieve tags for tracking, and organize campaigns easily. It is less appropriate for e-commerce campaigns with a conversion goal metric. StackAdapt's strength is its top funnel strategies as it relates to the digital funnel.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

AdStage
7.5
StackAdapt
8.5
Data Transfer
AdStage
5.9
StackAdapt
8.3
DSP integration
AdStage
9.0
StackAdapt
8.8

Ad Campaigns

AdStage
7.5
StackAdapt
8.2
Ad campaign creation
AdStage
8.0
StackAdapt
9.4
Ad deployment
AdStage
8.0
StackAdapt
9.3
Display advertising
AdStage
7.0
StackAdapt
7.5
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
AdStage
7.0
StackAdapt
8.2
Sequence targeting
AdStage
7.5
StackAdapt
6.5

Ad Reporting & Analytics

AdStage
8.5
StackAdapt
8.1
Ad dashboards
AdStage
8.7
StackAdapt
8.4
Ad performance reports
AdStage
9.0
StackAdapt
8.3
Ad conversion tracking
AdStage
9.0
StackAdapt
8.1
Ad attribution reporting
AdStage
8.1
StackAdapt
8.8
Cross-channel ad management
AdStage
8.3
StackAdapt
7.3
Ad forecasting and optimization
AdStage
8.1
StackAdapt
7.6

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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  • Easy to use.
  • New services & capabilities offered regularly.
  • Great customer service!
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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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  • The interface can be a bit confusing.
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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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StackAdapt10.0
Based on 1 answer
The platform is easy to use and understand whether it is being used as self-serve or a managed service. The audience targeting is solid, and array of placements is versatile. With these, the level of engagement for video content is usually great
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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 couldn't find Teads in the dropdown, but that's what I'd most compare StackAdapt too. Both generated strong results for our various clients and campaigns run on the platforms, but overall, I've been far more impressed with StackAdapt. Not only is StackAdapt's dashboard incredibly clean and easy to navigate, the quality of results we're seeing within the slick dashboard is more impressive.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • More refined strategy for video display ads.
  • More targeting options and features for niche audience segments.
  • A higher quality of traffic from display ads.
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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