Celtra vs. Google Marketing Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Celtra
Score 6.3 out of 10
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Celtra, heaquartered in Boston, offers their creative management platform (CMP) to support digital advertisers with well designed display, interactive, or video ad templated creation, with collaboration tools to support the ad design process, and analytics to guide the creative process.N/A
Google Marketing Platform
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Google Marketing Platform (a combination of former DoubleClick advertiser tools and Google Analytics 360 Suite) is a set of tools for marketers to manage their advertising campaigns. DoubleClick was acquired by Google in 2008. It focuses on uploading ads and reporting their performance and also provides forecasting tools to help predict future campaign needs. Bid optimization tools help manage pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns across search engines (e.g. Bing, Google, Yahoo!).N/A
Pricing
CeltraGoogle Marketing Platform
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CeltraGoogle Marketing Platform
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
CeltraGoogle Marketing Platform
Ad Network Integration
Comparison of Ad Network Integration features of Product A and Product B
Celtra
-
Ratings
Google Marketing Platform
9.5
28 Ratings
25% above category average
Data Transfer00 Ratings10.023 Ratings
DSP integration00 Ratings9.026 Ratings
Ad Campaigns
Comparison of Ad Campaigns features of Product A and Product B
Celtra
-
Ratings
Google Marketing Platform
7.9
32 Ratings
2% above category average
Ad campaign creation00 Ratings8.432 Ratings
Ad deployment00 Ratings8.432 Ratings
Display advertising00 Ratings8.029 Ratings
Ad display and retargeting segmentation00 Ratings7.730 Ratings
Sequence targeting00 Ratings7.023 Ratings
Ad Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Ad Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Celtra
-
Ratings
Google Marketing Platform
7.2
32 Ratings
7% below category average
Ad dashboards00 Ratings6.730 Ratings
Ad performance reports00 Ratings7.332 Ratings
Ad conversion tracking00 Ratings7.331 Ratings
Ad attribution reporting00 Ratings7.030 Ratings
Cross-channel ad management00 Ratings7.325 Ratings
Ad forecasting and optimization00 Ratings7.524 Ratings
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User Ratings
CeltraGoogle Marketing Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
7.4
(44 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(13 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(8 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
CeltraGoogle Marketing Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
Celtra
Celtra is best suited for rich media, expandable, clickable ad creation. It is valuable in terms of granular reporting as well. However, it is not suitable as a DSP i.e. we really can't make any optimizations through Celtra. It is best used for tracking ads, engagement, and performance metrics especially on mobile devices.
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Google
I feel pretty neutral about Google Marketing Platform. For the longest time, my company wasn't using it because each of the features (Data Studio, Analytics, etc.) could be accessed separately. In fact, most of the time, I don't even go into Google Marketing Platform because it's easier to directly navigate to the individual platforms. There are very few features about GMP that can only be accessed from the GMP UI. The Integrations Center is probably the main feature I utilize from the GMP UI, which allows me to see a summary of the integrations I have in place across all my client properties and accounts.
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Pros
Celtra
  • I like that Celtra is under a high-quality price and minimum requirement.
  • It is highly effective and easy to understand; it has competitive performance and a very intuitive interface.
  • The campaigns are phenomenal, and the marketing management is excellent.
  • We have access to excellent analytics and data, and we get to see if our campaigns are failing or not.
  • As for formats, I can pretty much create whatever I want.
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Google
  • Bringing together data from multiple channels and engines and allows you to visualize the data in an easy to use platform. This saves time from using multiple logins for the different platforms.
  • Auto bidding tools save time from manual bidding, as it allows you to set the specific terms around what levels you want to cap your CPCs at. You then let DoubleClick adjust your bids to gain the most conversions from the cheapest CPCs. This frees up time to do other in-depth analysis and strategy.
  • DoubleClick also has the ability to track conversions and clicks on any page using their floodlight tags. This is good for tracking certain actions on yours or a client's site and is especially good if they do not use any other tools, such as Google Analytics or Adobe, to track conversions and user actions on site. You can also use these in conjunction with the auto bidding tools.
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Cons
Celtra
  • It is a very click-happy environment, which means there is room for human error
  • The color scheme can make it easy to loose your place
  • There is no bulk editing option so task completion can be lengthy
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Google
  • The process for on-boarding new users can be difficult if they do not already have a Gmail or Gmail-linked account.
  • Difficult to troubleshoot technical issues (with the platform, with tags, etc.) because of the lack of customer support. Unclear if the agency has a dedicated team or individual to assist, and often have to deal with out-sourced support teams.
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Likelihood to Renew
Celtra
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Google
Due to its adapting behavior with industry ad formats and seamless integration with publishers and DSP's, I don't see myself moving away from DCM. As we see the display advertising is getting more programatic and automated due to the rise of DSP and concept of RTB, Double Click has evolved with new advanced best practices
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Usability
Celtra
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Google
The Doubleclick interface is easy and simple to get a hang of. The options are slightly limited compared to other DSPs. But, for a simple campaign, this is a great DSP to move forward with. They have a ton of data and can plug into a lot of different partners
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Support Rating
Celtra
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Google
They do not have strong support team. It is tough to get answer when I need it. They always refer you to an online guide and not an actual person. If so, the person is based out of an offshore team in India and does not know the specific client goals .
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Implementation Rating
Celtra
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Google
I would highly recommend asking clients to provide 3PAS tags or use an internal 3PAS
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Alternatives Considered
Celtra
Celtra gave us a reliable and straightforward way to create a marketing creation plan to capture potential customers.
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Google
Marin takes a lot more time for everything, mainly for the campaigns setup. This also leads to many mistakes, which impact the performance. I've used Marin on a couple of previous clients and we've had many problems with it, mainly with correct conversion tracking and account optimizations. Besides, Marin is behind all the new features available on AdWords, which makes the tracking also not very flexible.
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Return on Investment
Celtra
  • Positive - we have a preferred CPM rate while using Celtra so we are able to save costs there.
  • Positive - no need for outsourcing to other creative agencies so we save more costs
  • Positive - achieving KPIs for our clients ensures more revenue down the road as we establish ourselves as a trustworthy vendor
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Google
  • DS3 has improved ROI considerably due to its ability to make the work of a team of digital marketers to go further and improving internal efficiency.
  • There is a notable improvement in account performance for those integrated with DoubleClick as opposed to not, with better tracking, new bid strategy options, and a more responsive interface.
  • The additional fee on top of media spend is a considerable expense for a large advertiser, but the necessity of a product/solution such as this means that there is always likely to be some comparative cost.
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