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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Ad Network Integration

    10.0

    Celtra

    100%

    Marin Software

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Celtra ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Data Transfer

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    DSP integration

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad Campaigns

    9.4

    Celtra

    94%

    Marin Software

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Celtra ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Ad campaign creation

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad deployment

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Display advertising

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad display and retargeting segmentation

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Sequence targeting

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad Reporting & Analytics

    9.8

    Celtra

    98%

    Marin Software

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Celtra ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Ad dashboards

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad performance reports

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad conversion tracking

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad attribution reporting

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cross-channel ad management

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad forecasting and optimization

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Celtra and Marin Software are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    Celtra

    100%
    2 Ratings
    10.0

    Marin Software

    100%
    32 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Celtra

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6

    Marin Software

    76%
    23 Ratings

    Usability

    Celtra

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Marin Software

    100%
    6 Ratings

    Availability

    Celtra

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Marin Software

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Celtra

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Marin Software

    100%
    11 Ratings

    Online Training

    Celtra

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Marin Software

    90%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Celtra

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8

    Marin Software

    98%
    10 Ratings

    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.
    Matthew Stein | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    David Chamberlain | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Marin Software

    • Marin is a self-serve platform. You can tailor your campaigns per your preference/convenience/needs. You can customize your view, see % changes, create custom columns depending on your Key Performance Indicators, and set any sort of dimensions and labels that will help you filter for your campaigns on a daily basis.
    • Bidding and changes to destination URLs can be done through mass edits within the UI, without having to upload bulk-sheets. You push any changes from Marin to the Engines, and can also pull in your changes from Bing/AdWords engines by syncing your campaigns as well. The system will not publish anything you do not manually post until Midnight PST. You can copy paste straight from your excel bulksheet into the uploading tool (or upload the document through unicode text).
    • The Administrative log keeps track of all changes, and keeps users (through their logins) accountable for any edits. This way, you can filter for your name, and find the edits that you made, just to double check your work, or to make sure you are publishing the correct changes. There is a keyword- group- and campaign-level history/settings log, where you can see the name of the user who created, edited, published, paused, activated, deleted, etc. any item.
    • You can set up alerts that will help you manage accounts: anything from active campaigns with 0 ad copy, to finding keywords in low ad positions.
    • If you push duplicate keywords, the system will reject them, keeping our accounts from getting clouded due to human error. There is no need to download existing keywords or groups and use their keyword or group IDs to make any edits--instead, editing is a breeze because the system detects the new changes automatically. The only need for IDs is when making edits to creative.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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
    Matthew Stein | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Marin Software

    • Support. They are addressing this currently, and things seem to have improved lately, but we were experiencing long delays in getting support tickets addressed.
    • New Google Shopping campaigns will not even show in the tool. Old PLA campaigns are fine however.
    • Random missing data. Typically this happens after an update, but we've seen data missing in various clients. Usually logging a support ticket and having Marin Support rerun a backend process resolves the issue.
    Robert Frost | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Celtra

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Marin Software

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Celtra

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Marin Software

    Marin Software 7.6
    Based on 23 answers
    I've used Marin Software now at three separate companies where I evaluated the platform along with several other internal partners. In each case, we did make the decision to renew based on our positive experience with the app and the customer support we received at the Enterprise level. Especially when we had complex integration questions or faced the change to Google's enhanced campaigns - Marin worked closely with us to make the transition seamless.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Celtra

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Marin Software

    Marin Software 10.0
    Based on 6 answers
    Marin Software's usability is bar none in the paid search world. All that said, I think Marin Software only appears superior because all the tools in the space provide extremely subpar support. Kenshoo is so complex that I don’t know think half the people that work there know how to use it.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Celtra

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Marin Software

    Marin Software 10.0
    Based on 11 answers
    The times that I have had to contact Marin support, they have been very helpful. When I spoke with them on the phone, they walked me through the process to be able to resolve the issue that I had, The gentleman walked me through all the steps and easily helped me resolve the issue that I had.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Celtra

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Marin Software

    Marin Software 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Celtra

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Marin Software

    Marin Software 9.8
    Based on 10 answers
    As I said previously I would just highly recommend everyone being hands on during implementation to make sure everyone knows how to use the product. Marin Software does an excellent job with training and answering questions so this is not a significant insight however it makes the process easier in the long run
    Ashlee Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Celtra

    Celtra gave us a reliable and straightforward way to create a marketing creation plan to capture potential customers.
    David Chamberlain | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Marin Software

    Marin is a must have for any enterprise-level PPC account. The time savings from task automation and the very sophisticated bidding platform can help any advertiser or agency effectively scale any account.In both AdWords and Bing, the bulk editing and automated bidding features are less reliable and prone to error. The interfaces are also unnecessarily complicated and outdated.While Google Analytics is a great tool, there are no features that tie true revenue data into these interfaces, limiting the amount you can really optimize around ROI.
    Vincent Misiewicz | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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
    Matthew Stein | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Marin Software

    • 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.
    Nikita Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer

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