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ADTECH

10 Ratings

Marin Software

61 Ratings

ADTECH

10 Ratings
Score 6.2 out of 101

Marin Software

61 Ratings
Score 6.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Marin Software

It's well suited when you have to integrate it with another data source, like an FTP for example. The dimensions you can assign to campaigns or ad group levels help for easier performance management and reporting.What makes it difficult is that everytime you need to update anything on the account, you can't use the publisher but have to do it through Marin. This makes the whole process very time consuming and causes more mistakes. Also if you have paused anything on the publisher and you don't remember to sync marin after, all changes on the publisher will get lost if you make new changes on marin
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

ADTECH
8.0
Marin Software
Data Transfer
ADTECH
8.0
Marin Software

Ad Campaigns

ADTECH
9.4
Marin Software
Ad campaign creation
ADTECH
10.0
Marin Software
Ad deployment
ADTECH
9.0
Marin Software
Display advertising
ADTECH
10.0
Marin Software
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
ADTECH
9.0
Marin Software
Sequence targeting
ADTECH
9.0
Marin Software

Ad Reporting & Analytics

ADTECH
8.0
Marin Software
Ad dashboards
ADTECH
8.0
Marin Software
Ad performance reports
ADTECH
8.0
Marin Software
Ad conversion tracking
ADTECH
7.0
Marin Software
Ad attribution reporting
ADTECH
9.0
Marin Software
Cross-channel ad management
ADTECH
8.0
Marin Software
Ad forecasting and optimization
ADTECH
8.0
Marin Software

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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  • Bidding strategies based on position or conversions, or revenue are very helpful for improving the performance of all campaigns and saving money
  • It keeps the data easily accessible within one place. Pulling reports, being able to do a web query report, being able to integrate with many data sources makes the platform very useful. Also Marin reps are very helpful
  • Marin offers a live chat, which is very helpful when you have an urgent question.
  • Tracking templates are easily adjustable
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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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  • The filters on the columns don't always work properly
  • The platform is sometimes very slow in updating the selected view
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Likelihood to Renew

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Marin Software7.6
Based on 23 answers
It provides great integration across platforms and accounts.
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Usability

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Marin Software8.9
Based on 5 answers
Marin has a very basic layout, which makes it easy to use and easy to learn and this is very important in a fast paced environment, when there is not a whole lot of time to learn a new program without getting caught behind. Marin has some nice training that makes this whole process super easy.
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Support

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Marin Software8.2
Based on 5 answers
While they are getting much better with the new restructured support dept, the previous ticketing system was prone to long wait times, inexperienced techs who would just link you to help desk articles that didn't apply, and unresolved issues. I think the addition of a direct support phone number in addition to our account team was a huge help.
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Online Training

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Marin Software9.0
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Interactive helpful videos, summaries, and quizzes help a user learn the platform in demo-mode. The only challenge was that once you clicked certain buttons per instructions, you couldn't necessarily go back to retake notes without redoing the entire module.
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Implementation

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Marin Software9.8
Based on 5 answers
Not too much comes to mind for key insights regarding the implementation. Marin made the process as smooth as they could with the large account that we were working on. Once we had everything into the account, they walked us through the basic processes of the system and made sure everything was working properly.
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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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Marin pulls reports on a much faster basis than the previous bid management program I used. It also allows me to work faster with its bulk-editing capabilities, where I can raise bids, pause/activate campaigns, change destination URLS, etc, all within the UI
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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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  • It has definitely increased employee efficiency because we run on Yahoo Gemini, Bing, and Google. If we had to optimize/report per engine, it would take hours and hours each week.
  • I think it's made optimizations less of a daunting task in my daily routine. I've been able to pinpoint where our ROI suffers and work from there in a matter of minutes.
  • The customer service has gotten better and could still be improved. Our Marin rep used to be horrible at returning messages but once he got support, we were able to implement a ton more pixels and betas.
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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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Marin Software

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