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Likelihood to Recommend

MatchCraft

If you have multiple campaigns running at the same time, you need your campaign setups to be quick and easy, or you have multiple users managing campaigns, then MatchCraft Advantage is right for you. It also performs well with both small and large budgets. If you want to do re-targeting but don't want/know how to implement the tag, MatchCraft has built-in features for that. However if you want to run video campaigns and campaigns in specific mobile apps, then for now MatchCraft will not work for you
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Trade Desk

We are a large company, but The Trade Desk seems like it would also work well for small companies. In our limited deployment, we focused on the USA market and Digital Marketing, but we see this platform working for global markets, multi-language, and across all paid search engines. They provide great user engagement and dashboard reporting to help us manage each campaign in real-time. The Trade Desk seems to do all of these things well and would work for most companies. I have yet to see a campaign and/or executive initiative that The Trade Desk can't handle. We have had a favorable experience and believe it has met every objective we have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Collection

MatchCraft
The Trade Desk
7.2
Collection of first-party data
MatchCraft
The Trade Desk
7.3
Collection of third-party data
MatchCraft
The Trade Desk
6.8
Access to Third-party Data Providers
MatchCraft
The Trade Desk
7.4

Data Classification

MatchCraft
The Trade Desk
6.8
Audience taxonomy
MatchCraft
The Trade Desk
6.6
Tag Management
MatchCraft
The Trade Desk
6.3
Data Analysis Dashboard
MatchCraft
The Trade Desk
7.4

Ad Network Integration

MatchCraft
The Trade Desk
6.9
Data Transfer
MatchCraft
The Trade Desk
6.2
DSP integration
MatchCraft
The Trade Desk
7.6

DMP Analytics

MatchCraft
The Trade Desk
7.1
Campaign Analytics
MatchCraft
The Trade Desk
7.3
Audience Analytics
MatchCraft
The Trade Desk
6.8

Pros

MatchCraft

  • Automated bid adjustments for PPC campaigns. Manual bid strategies can be tedious to manage. MatchCraft's bidding system helps improve click throughs while keeping the click costs pretty low.
  • The report generation features of the platform MatchCraft platform are easy to use and provide actionable data from campaigns. PDF reports require only a few clicks and there is also an interactive dashboard that gives all the key metrics in a graphical format. Both features are customizable.
  • User management is a breeze in the MatchCraft platform. You can add, edit, activate, deactivate, and change the permissions as needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Trade Desk

  • Allows you to very optimize and control bidding across pretty much every factor that impacts win rate/delivery.
  • Engaged, hands-on account services team is readily available to provide insights, demonstrations, and quality assurance.
  • Auto-optimization and pacing tools allow for less manual campaign management.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MatchCraft

  • Not all Google/Bing features are available through the MatchCraft platform. Since they are limited to what is available in the API some features like video campaign management and specific app targeting are missing.
  • Customized report scheduling is not yet available for each campaign and the automated reports can only be sent to one email address. Additional recipients have to be sent their's manually.
  • Reports can take a little time to be generated. Not more than 1 minute but it can slow you down if you have multiple reports to send.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Trade Desk

  • I honestly can say that The Trade Desk hit all the marks on their offerings.
  • There is not really anything negative about The Trade Desk.
  • The only minor point would be the pricing as they charge a %, which needs to be added to clients' costs.
John Kobel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

MatchCraft

No score
No answers yet
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The Trade Desk

The Trade Desk 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's very intuitive. We had some training materials, but found that users were able to navigate through the software without needing many resources. Our only suggestion would be to add hover-over capability in the browser, so users can see a pop-up message further explaining what each button does.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

MatchCraft

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

The Trade Desk

The Trade Desk 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We noted no issues with our limited interaction with support. The software operated just as expected and we found that we were able to navigate needs on our own. We understand that The Trade Desk offers excellent support, so we believe it will be a good resource to us in the future.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

MatchCraft

The interface on MatchCraft is much easier to get started with than the native PPC provider interfaces. MatchCraft finds ways of maximizing ROI within current spend target rather than recommending 'increased budget' as the fix for all issues. the reporting dashboard is also easier to use and report generation takes only a few clicks. The main downside is that MatchCraft is limited to what the PPC providers allow through the APIs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Trade Desk

The Trade Desk is a much better product than AppNexus. Even though both products showed promise awhile back, AppNexus stopped innovating and The Trade Desk became specialists on data, cross site tracking and CTV inventory thus having a better and more unique product that actually adds value to your advertising efforts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

MatchCraft

  • It has allowed the company to handle a higher volume of campaigns at the same time.
  • Click costs have been reduced across almost all campaigns while click rates have increased.
  • Budget management (under/overspending) has been improved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Trade Desk

  • The Trade Desk has helped us get more budget from clients by delivering results.
  • It has allowed us to buy cheaper inventory than other online channels.
  • It has allowed us to not invest on our own DSP solution and use theirs.
Gabriela Band | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MatchCraft

General

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

The Trade Desk

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MatchCraft
8.0
The Trade Desk
8.8

Usability

MatchCraft
The Trade Desk
10.0

Support Rating

MatchCraft
The Trade Desk
10.0

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