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Score 6.6 out of 100
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Score 6.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Ad Network Integration

    6.8

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    68%

    Outbrain

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Marketing Solutions by Criteo ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Data Transfer

    6.8
    68%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    DSP integration

    6.8
    68%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad Campaigns

    7.9

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    79%

    Outbrain

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Marketing Solutions by Criteo ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Ad campaign creation

    7.7
    77%
    52 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad deployment

    7.7
    77%
    51 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Display advertising

    8.0
    80%
    53 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad display and retargeting segmentation

    8.1
    81%
    48 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad Reporting & Analytics

    7.7

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    77%

    Outbrain

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Marketing Solutions by Criteo ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Ad dashboards

    8.0
    80%
    54 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad performance reports

    7.6
    76%
    53 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad conversion tracking

    7.6
    76%
    50 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad attribution reporting

    8.0
    80%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cross-channel ad management

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad forecasting and optimization

    6.8
    68%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Marketing Solutions by Criteo is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    6.7

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    67%
    56 Ratings
    6.0

    Outbrain

    60%
    17 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    100%
    1 Rating

    Outbrain

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.3

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    83%
    9 Ratings
    7.8

    Outbrain

    78%
    5 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.1

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    81%
    9 Ratings
    7.5

    Outbrain

    75%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    I feel this is a great tool in terms of ease of use and user experience. The platform makes it easy to set up campaigns and report on performance. I feel targeting features can be more evolved outside of dynamic retargeting. But this is a great tool for certain verticals getting started.
    Mithil Patel | 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

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    • You are able to access to their data pool, to build audiences with just an email list (encrypted and hashed)
    • Easy to use platform and easy way to analyze data from the dashboard. Everyone could manage the dashboard easily enough to surf through the data and understand the performance. Also you have the help of your account manager.
    • The powerful algorithm drives good results for your company, without too much effort. And they are continuously improving with new features (design types, campaigns, platform, mobile / app products ...)
    • Support for testing all of the integration of the events to check if data is well received. Google Chrome extension, testing mode inside the dashboard with error detection and also the help of your account manager + technical stuff.
    Quim Giralt Bosch | 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

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    • Tags and feed implementation : difficult and hard to understand for project and dev teams.
    • The budget part is not clear, especially when the account manager does stuff on his own. It should be possible to change the budget from a period and not month to month.
    • Now we have no information about the creative parts. It will be better to have a vision of which ad is working better than another and on which website.
    Baptiste CROENNE | 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

    Pricing Details

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Outbrain

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Criteo is the only remarketing firm worth using for a retailer, in my opinion.
    Joe Preston | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Outbrain

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo 8.3
    Based on 9 answers
    Criteo's platform is very easy to use from a marketing standpoint if you understand key terms. The frontend is very user-friendly and I personally had no issues. I enjoy being able to see key results and metrics being tracked from the dashboard. It is also easy to filter things as desired to break down data.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo 8.1
    Based on 9 answers
    I think Marketing Solutions by Criteo offers a very robust solution for an ad tech platform and their support team is very knowledgeable about their product. I would like to see, though, more webinars and training about the technology behind the product to give us more tools to talk to our customers with more information and better visuals.
    Gabriela Band | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Outbrain

    Outbrain 7.5
    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

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    Criteo and AdRoll used to be neck and neck competitors, but Criteo has differentiated its offering by introducing user acquisition and app campaigns and continuously evolving its product while AdRoll got left behind.Compared to MoPub, Criteo's solutions are much more integrated and have more layers of data on their inventory to make sure the media bought on the platform can drive better results.
    Kimberly Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Outbrain

    Here at AdRizer my personal ad sources primarily revolve around Google Ads & Outbrain. Taboola is extremely similar to Outbrain minus the fact that strategies are dictated on the account level unlike by campaign with Outbrain
    Tyler Torcivia | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    • More Impressions/Exposure - We wanted additional branding, and Criteo provided plenty of exposure to a relevant audience for us.
    • Benchmark for CPA - We tested several different retargeting providers, and Criteo provided a benchmark amount we should pay per CPA, when compared to other providers.
    Anonymous | 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

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