Perfect Audience vs. The Trade Desk

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Perfect Audience
Score 8.0 out of 10
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The Trade Desk
Score 7.0 out of 10
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The Trade Desk is the eponymous flagship product from the company headquartered in Ventura California, a demand-side / data management hybrid platform (DSP / DMP).N/A
Pricing
Perfect AudienceThe Trade Desk
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Perfect AudienceThe Trade Desk
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Perfect AudienceThe Trade Desk
Ad Network Integration
Comparison of Ad Network Integration features of Product A and Product B
Perfect Audience
8.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
The Trade Desk
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Ratings
Data Transfer8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
DSP integration8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad Campaigns
Comparison of Ad Campaigns features of Product A and Product B
Perfect Audience
8.4
1 Ratings
6% above category average
The Trade Desk
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Ratings
Ad campaign creation8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad deployment9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Display advertising9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad display and retargeting segmentation8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Sequence targeting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Ad Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Perfect Audience
8.3
1 Ratings
7% above category average
The Trade Desk
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Ratings
Ad dashboards8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad performance reports9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad conversion tracking9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad attribution reporting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cross-channel ad management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad forecasting and optimization8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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Perfect AudienceThe Trade Desk
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The Trade Desk
The Trade Desk
Score 7.0 out of 10

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User Ratings
Perfect AudienceThe Trade Desk
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.8
(7 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Perfect AudienceThe Trade Desk
Likelihood to Recommend
Marin Software
I would recommend Perfect Audience to anyone who wants to use a 3rd party to scale up. I find the audience builder pretty terrible in Google AdWords so I was looking for something a bit easier to use and this fit the bill easily.
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The Trade Desk
After extensive research of DSP and DMP platforms in the market, our agency made the wise decision to license TTD's platform and develop a long-term partnership. TTD continues to innovate and offer cutting-edge media buying solutions, access to more audience data segments, and access to new and emerging media channels like CTV/OTT and digital-out-of-home. We couldn't be happier with TTD's technology and is one of the most advanced agency users of TTD is a key differentiator for our agency.
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Pros
Marin Software
  • Great to up your inbound marketing game
  • The bulk uploading feature is great and makes it easy to upload numerous ad campaigns
  • Can customize each ad easily
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The Trade Desk
  • User engagement - Cookie matching provides better engagement and effectiveness
  • Reporting of campaigns - Great reporting on display advertising & platforms
  • Dashboard reporting - Scalable to global deployment & campaigns
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Cons
Marin Software
  • Constantly left Googling how to do things because the system is sometimes confusing
  • Weak native reporting
  • Landing page editor needs work
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The Trade Desk
  • Reporting platform leaves a lot to be desired. Requires a lot of trial/error to pull exactly what you need to drive optimizations/learnings.
  • The "stop"/"continue bidding" feature for sitelists, devices, player sizes, etc is awful. When you set something up specifically, you should not have the AUTOMATIC option to serve beyond those parameters.
  • Trafficking video (VAST/VPAID) tags requires a manual insertion of a click URL. Completely redundant ask and is not provided by advertisers as that URL lives within the ad tag. Should not require multiple actions traffic a video tag.
  • Creative approval process (manual) doesn't seem necessary and is not a part of peers' platforms. There is no "pause/deactivate" feature for creative, you remove them or adjust the end date.
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Usability
Marin Software
The bulk uploading feature is certainly my preferred feature of Perfect Audience. This tool has made creating new ad campaigns quick and easy. I used to have to upload facebook then Instagram then another social media page and instead I upload everything all at once and it certainly makes it easier for all of us.
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The Trade Desk
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.
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Support Rating
Marin Software
The support team could be a little more useful. After our implementation calls and getting everything setup, we did feel that they were not as responsive and I did find myself googling solutions to things that the support team could have helped us with.
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The Trade Desk
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Marin Software
I have used Google Ads which has a difficult interface to use as well as Ad Roll. Perfect Audience beats them both in functionality and usability.
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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.
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Return on Investment
Marin Software
  • The convenience of Perfect Audience has made things smoother for us. This convenience means less time spent managing ads and more time focusing on running our business.
  • Re-marketing features have been superior to AdWords.
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The Trade Desk
  • The good thing about having an agency account is The Trade Desk lets you add your markups to the client billing.
  • We had a very positive response from clients regarding their perceived ROI on their ad spend through The Trade Desk.
  • We did not have many national clients, mostly local dealerships, so it was difficult for them to allocate a lot of funds to display advertising, even though the ROI yield was acceptable.
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