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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Advertising Sponsored Products

It's a necessary platform to maximize your growth on Amazon, as with any other retailers that have launched or are developing their own platforms. However, it helps to gain a competitive edge and build your brand. Relatively cheap to get started, but needs a dedicated advertising budget as costs will rise with campaign success.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Outbrain

If your client or organization is running a high volume awareness campaign, Outbrain would be a platform to diversify your mix with. Pretty low maintenance and easy to set up, you can get ads running in a few minutes. If your primary goal is conversions, there are probably better channels you can use where the targeting is a little more transparent and would likely see a higher avg conversion rate.
Vincent Misiewicz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Amazon Advertising Sponsored Products

  • Sponsored ADs
  • Sponsored products
  • Video ADs
Arcoma L. Lambert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Outbrain

  • Website network: Outbrain provides high-quality websites in its network so that you can get a quality audience.
  • Affordable pricing: The CPC offered by Outbrain is relatively cheaper than other alternatives.
  • Content dashboard: The dashboard allows you to edit the content before publishing it on Outbrain's platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Advertising Sponsored Products

  • Limited lookback on historical data
  • Very manual, not enough automation without 3p solution
  • ACOS is a deceiving metric, should include ROAS instead
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Outbrain

  • Customer Service - Speaking to a human is nearly impossible, there is no "chat" function, and no phone number immediately available. Ultimately, I've had to email a generic CS contact and wait several days before heading back.
  • High Number of Guidelines - The number of guidelines one must meet before using Outbrain is much higher than any other ad platform I've used. Most of them are highly specific and not necessarily items that a website would have out-of-the-box.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Advertising Sponsored Products

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Outbrain

Outbrain 7.8
Based on 5 answers
The use case is very obvious, brand awareness and low cost conversions because of its reach in billions. The platform is easy to use, well sorted and defined with good click optimized algorithms and brands can use it without hesitation. If monitored well and optimized accordingly, this can prove to be one of the best advertising channels.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon Advertising Sponsored Products

Amazon Advertising Sponsored Products 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The cost/ROI is not where I would like it to be, but I can glimpse the improvements that have been made are making a difference. My expectation is that they will get to a place where the ROI has been adequately addressed. I think the sales have sharpened over the COVID nonsense since stores are shuttering. This has increased the market share for anyone advertising on Amazon.
Arcoma L. Lambert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Outbrain

Outbrain 7.1
Based on 7 answers
We had an account manager assigned to us, but they really didn't offer too much help outside of the financial side of things. We used the self-serve platform with mild suggestions every few weeks from our reps amounting to "spend a bit more here."
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Advertising Sponsored Products

Google advertising is by far the leader in digital ad platforms, Amazon [Advertising] Sponsored Products really only addresses the need to promote listings on Amazon.com. Sponsored products does not address the need for off-site media, so google advertising is essentially the top of the search funnel whereas sponsored products would be at the bottom of the funnel where conversion happens.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Outbrain

Outbrain is easier to use than Taboola and a lot more straight forward. With Taboola, I have found that you never really know what impact is being had outside of the data they provide. I have never had this concern with Outbrain because I have seen the ads placed on sites I visit
Chandler Elmore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Advertising Sponsored Products

  • ROI is not what I would like it to be.
  • Brand is over-advertised by too many sellers.
  • No preference for USA sellers.
Arcoma L. Lambert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Outbrain

  • None. My perspective is that further testing is needed as well as additional tracking capabilities applied to be able to assess value. However, it's a CPC model and relatively inexpensive in regards to additional reach, especially if it's packaged in with an Earned media push into the marketplace.
Reet Das | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Advertising Sponsored Products

General

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

Outbrain

General

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

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