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ADTECH

AdTech is best for when you're examining data based on clicks or "likes" – if you're looking to get an idea of what your audience is looking for, you can examine a trend among certain users to determine what drives users and where. This is super helpful for social media managers and web developers. It helps them determine where to drive their UI/UX design
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Basis DSP

If you're doing any kind of local advertising, Basis DSP is a great choice. If you're doing retargeting, it's a great choice.Nationally/big regions it can get very costly, very quickly.Be prepared for a learning curve if you have non-technical staff - the interface requires quite a bit of training.Be vigilant about content monitoring! Your ads can appear on sites you don't want your brand to be associated with.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

ADTECH
8.0
Basis DSP
8.2
Data Transfer
ADTECH
8.0
Basis DSP
7.5
DSP integration
ADTECH
Basis DSP
9.0

Ad Campaigns

ADTECH
9.4
Basis DSP
8.0
Ad campaign creation
ADTECH
10.0
Basis DSP
8.8
Ad deployment
ADTECH
9.0
Basis DSP
8.4
Display advertising
ADTECH
10.0
Basis DSP
8.6
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
ADTECH
9.0
Basis DSP
8.4
Sequence targeting
ADTECH
9.0
Basis DSP
6.0

Ad Reporting & Analytics

ADTECH
8.0
Basis DSP
6.0
Ad dashboards
ADTECH
8.0
Basis DSP
5.5
Ad performance reports
ADTECH
8.0
Basis DSP
5.9
Ad conversion tracking
ADTECH
7.0
Basis DSP
6.1
Ad attribution reporting
ADTECH
9.0
Basis DSP
6.7
Cross-channel ad management
ADTECH
8.0
Basis DSP
6.7
Ad forecasting and optimization
ADTECH
8.0
Basis DSP
5.3

Pros

  • Adtech follows an algorithm that learns as you use it. It helps process data based on you (or your user) to help determine the best experiences for your client. Pretty neat.
  • Adtech helps streamline work by consolidating workflow. Everybody can be on the same page because everything is accessible to anybody in the organization (security pending, obviously). It helps because the data is available if you need it – and you don't have to fetch anything for anybody.
  • Adtech is best for larger organizations – and the developers who help create the technology understand that. Working with an interface like Adtech is simple, and easy to use. I can't remember what I did before it!
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  • Solid, simple real time bidding.
  • Excellent customer support.
  • Creative upload feature works well.
  • Groups campaigns in an easy to understand way.
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Cons

  • The algorithm is a little...well, dumb, at first. And at times it can stay dumb. We've had users complain of clicking on a click-bait headline for an article, and getting ads that represent something else entirely (off to the side, of course). This doesn't make our clients happy.
  • AdTech can be prone to crash at times – randomly – it's a little unpredictable, you may want to make sure that your database can handle a streamlined workload. Doesn't work well with older tech.
  • Customer service at AdTech is okay, but there's always room for improvement. The support is good, but I don't like being put on hold.
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  • Reporting. We have lots of issues with the amount of information available to us. We've had to make special requests to get reports for a campaign's lifetime because the system times out pulling large amounts of data. If you're a save-and-stitch kind of person it might be okay for you.
  • Transparency. Checking site lists and would get lots of generic site bundle names with no real idea where are impressions were actually being served.
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Usability

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Basis DSP9.0
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It's pretty basic, nothing is hidden and nothing ever moves so you can count on finding what you are looking for each day
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Support

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Basis DSP10.0
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We have a dedicated account rep. She makes it seem like we are her only client, she is very responsive, helps each time we have a question and understands our campaign goals. Anytime we need support, our rep is available either email or call and if she is not going to be available, she will let us know ahead of time to provide back up and inform them of our current campaigns so they can better assist us.
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Implementation

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Basis DSP9.0
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There are a ton of tactics and strategy to implement in the DSP platform. There isn't really a selection of the different types of campaigns or tactics to choose from, you just have to learn as you go. Once you figure out the strategy and goal of the campaign it is very easy to implement the tactic and to achieve its goals.
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Alternatives Considered

Maybe Google Analytics? But even that doesn't offer the same amount of services as AdTech – and I think that's because this is what AdTech does, and Google is spread a little thin. I use several different platforms, but I did have a lot of fun working with Adtech. Bottom line is, if you're a social media manager and you're tired of using other programs, give AdTech a shot
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The primary reason for an agency or an SMB to use Basis is cost -- unlike other platforms which are full service or enterprise platforms with aggressively high minimums, Basis is well suited for proofs of concept and smaller campaigns. It can scale up, but the entry-level pricing and self-service portal make it a great fit for SMBs.
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Return on Investment

  • AdTech helps us determine where to steer our audience, and where to project our next campaign.
  • AdTech helps us view data based on user likes, clicks, and analyze trends among our audience.
  • What I don't like about AdTech is that it can sometimes put some people out of a job, as it streamlines work to the point that some on payroll may be...well, unnecessary.
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  • Positive - happy clients that got the results they wanted
  • Negative - junior staff without training created overly expensive campaigns
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Pricing Details

ADTECH

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
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Basis DSP

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