StackAdapt Reviews

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Mark Whitlock | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 07, 2019

StackAdapt delivered on all their promises

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We deployed StackAdapt as a test of native advertising in a B2B agency environment. Would native advertising drive more, less, or the same traffic as other paid advertising. We used it for our agency but have not deployed it for our clients.
  • Their ad development tool is outstanding.
  • They offer to help you create a super-detailed profile of your specific audience but their online tools for ratcheting down your audience are strong.
  • Their customer support works hard for you.
  • There is no way to QA your own ads. They QA for you and based on the level of their customer support, you can trust their QA, but the lack of self-assessment can cause problems for your company/agency.
  • To know where your ads were actually deployed, when, and for how long would be amazing. They certainly know because they can track all sorts of analytics.
  • Budgeting.
For B2C applications, if you have a product that dovetails with someone's lifestyle, using StackAdapt will put you in your prospective client's lap. For B2B applications, you will need intimate knowledge of what your prospects do when they are reading or searching for pleasure in order to hit them at the right time. Your ad and content will need to address their pain points so well that they mentally shift gears from escape from work back to work to click and follow your breadcrumbs.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 08, 2019

Outstanding Value and Customer Service in a Field Full of Mediocre Platforms

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We utilize StackAdapt to target users for a health & beauty franchisee in order to drive local-level reservations at our clients' centers. We use it primarily for one client, thought we have tested a few others, and sent out RFPs for a few others. We chose StackAdapt as another DSP we used was not driving efficient results, and we knew there was a better "solution" out there.
  • Outstanding customer service: quick to respond, great (proactive) recommendations and reporting.
  • Fair pricing.
  • Great response time to RFPs with great insights and opportunities.
  • Some of the audience targets are a bit small, even for less than niche audiences/targets.
StackAdapt is great for agencies/clients that don't have the time or resources to be in a UI managing campaigns daily.
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Jocelyn Wallace | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 29, 2019

Honesty is the best policy.

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StackAdapt is being used by our digital department, a team of three. We utilize StackAdapt for all native campaigns pertaining to multiple verticals, ranging from E-commerce, non-profit, hospitality, education, and entertainment. The business problem it addresses is that it allows team member access to manage and optimize our native buys, providing the team full control of the campaign.
  • It's user-friendly, as we can navigate well throughout the platform.
  • The option to have custom segments built strengthens our targeting efforts.
  • Support from the StackAdapt team is awesome.
  • Dashboard and filter options. When you are running multiple campaigns it's challenging to pull the right analytics. Could potentially be a user error BUT I'd prefer it to be an easier process.
StackAdapt is well suited for easy deployment of native campaigns. Its simplicity is its greatest selling point. Users are able to navigate easily on the dashboard, retrieve tags for tracking, and organize campaigns easily.
It is less appropriate for e-commerce campaigns with a conversion goal metric. StackAdapt's strength is its top funnel strategies as it relates to the digital funnel.
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Brandon Mallory | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 21, 2019

StackAdapt are masters at native advertising

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I've been working with StackAdapt for more than 4 years. I've always found the UI to be intuitive and easy to use. Performance has always been great, especially user engagement. The account team is second to none in their ability to support, advise, and problem solve. It's truly a great product that I would recommend adding to the tech stack for any digital marketing team.
  • User engagement
  • Conversion rate
  • CPA
  • Bid factoring
  • More detailed reporting.
  • Better campaign structure for easier use.
If you need to get the best native inventory and help with branding initiatives, StackAdapt can really come in handy.
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Megan Schutz | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 18, 2019

Easy to Use Native Platform w/ Great Customer Service!

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We use StackAdapt for running native ads. The customizable nature & in-platform photo resizing make it so the Digital Marketing team can handle everything without needing help from our Creative team.
  • Easy to use.
  • New services & capabilities offered regularly.
  • Great customer service!
  • More in-depth audience targeting.
  • Ability to switch between image sizes when creating an ad.
  • Users being able to remove topics in the custom audience segments without having to contact support.
If you have limited budgets, StackAdapt is not one I’d recommend. They have minimum spends for campaigns set to maximize conversions. Make sure you keep an eye on the custom audience segments to have topics removed that are not relevant to your campaign.
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Cameron Solu | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 18, 2019

StackAdapt: A Great Addition to Your Marketing Stack!

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StackAdapt is used in our Digital Media department. We deploy it to traffic video and display assets to relevant audiences for our clients. It is a very accessible platform that makes scaling your media easy and efficient. We're very happy with the self-service nature of the platform and the full visibility we have into results.
  • Scale. StackAdapt has access to many premium publishers and reaches a vast majority of our audiences.
  • Efficiency. CPMs are great, affordable, and allow us the flexibility we need.
  • Customer Service. The StackAdapt account management team is one of the best we've ever had the pleasure of dealing with. They are always eager to help.
  • The interface can be a bit confusing.
StackAdapt is great for reaching large audiences with video or display creatives. They offer a wide variety of pre-built user segments, as well as the ability to request custom segments when needed. Placement targeting is also strong on StackAdapt, with robust whitelist/blacklist capabilities. Results have always been right where we want them to be.
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Eric Figura | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 18, 2019

Lots of Good Layers With StackAdapt

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At our company, the media department uses StackAdapt across a number of our clients. We use their platform mainly for their native video placements, as well as the ability to run those on custom targets StackAdapt creates based on keywords and site lists we provide. We have also used it to retarget users who have watched at least 50% of one of our promoted videos.
  • StackAdapt's video units work particularly well in terms of view rates across both Pre-Roll and Out-Stream video. This is, of course, depending on creative as well, but there has been consistent performance across most of the campaigns I have run.
  • These video units also serve to drive a decent amount of web traffic to our client's landing page. With CTRs that often out-perform other video centered vendors we have run with.
  • They are able to retarget users who have watched a portion of your video content with static in-feed native ads. Though we haven't seen many conversions coming from this tactic, the referral traffic has been at or above our benchmarks.
  • Their reporting tool seems clunky at first, and not super intuitive to use. But once you spend a little time with it the tool can actually be pretty useful.
  • Sometimes the dashboard function doesn't properly filter out everything you ask it to, forcing you to refresh the page and try again.
  • The pacing tool shown in the dashboard often makes no sense in the numbers it represents. My campaigns have just about always delivered in full, so this isn't exactly an issue, but still confusing to look at.
When there is content significant to your clients' branding/goals at the time, StackAdapt is a good tool to reach both current and prospective audiences. The custom targeting capabilities can be a nice addition to a campaign when you want to reach a specific audience based on their intent or topics of interest. If time allows, you can get very granular in the detail of these audiences.
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Marina Grindle | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 18, 2019

Easy to Use, Even for Beginners

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We use StackAdapt in both our paid media and earned media departments for native and display ads.
  • They have really great customer service. Everyone is assigned a person on their account that can help them with pretty much anything.
  • The platform is really easy to use. I have no experience doing paid media and I am able to set up campaigns successfully.
  • The results for our clients have been really impressive and we can continue to ramp up native ad budgets for clients because the results speak for themselves.
  • I wish you had the ability to resize images to the recommended sizes straight from the campaign management page, but you have to upload images that are the correct size already.
StackAdapt is great for content promotion, display ads, and native ads of any sorts. I have only used it in this capacity so I'm not sure of other situations where it might not work as well.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 22, 2019

Slick, Easy-to-Use, Great Reps

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We use it to run a variety of video campaigns with a number of different objectives. We've leveraged StackAdapt for awareness campaigns, generating a large pool of users to then retarget at a later date with more targeted content, as well as boosting content for clicks in hopes on driving on-page conversions for clients.
  • Communication: Their reps are incredibly transparent, thorough and detailed. I really, really appreciate that.
  • Creativity: Not only are the reps communicative, they actually bring new, fresh ideas to the table. As busy as we are, I can't thank them enough for that.
  • Easy-to-use: As detailed as the dashboard is, it's actually pretty easy to use and bring new users up-to-speed on.
  • I'd like to see easier grouped campaign reporting.
  • Easy to find benchmarks and anticipated results. I love how LinkedIn's ad platform gives you examples of what to expect with your campaign. Having an easily accessible view of benchmarks and projected results would be great.
  • Live mockups. Like Teads, I'd love to see shareable mockups of ads to share with stakeholders for approval.
I've only used the platform for video ad distribution, but overall, I've been beyond impressed with the results we've been able to generate for a number of clients thus far. Be it awareness, views, impressions, clicks, or on-page conversions, our various campaigns have generated strong results across the board. We've recently started a retargeting/sequencing campaign, so I'm really interested to see what kind of results that will generate.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 21, 2019

StackAdapt is a fantastic platform to executive native and build top-funnel audiences

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We utilize StackAdapt to execute native advertising. The platform is seamless when it comes to building out creative directly into the platform that will dynamically insert into publisher sites.
  • Creative building in the platform.
  • Contextual targeting.
  • Dynamic re-marketing.
  • Behavioral and interest targeting.
  • Bottom funnel marketing.
  • Additional publishers.
StackAdapt works very well for building out top funnel audiences to leverage for remarketing with bottom funnel channels. StackAdapt has not been particularly effective for conversions and bottom funnel marketing.
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Christopher Penn | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 05, 2018

StackAdapt: Great Service, Positive ROI, and Great Partner

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StackAdapt is used by our entire organization. We use it for retargeting advertising for ourselves and for clients.
  • Outstanding customer service - highly responsive.
  • Open to customer innovation - we have submitted multiple feature suggestions and seen them implemented - even new lines of business.
  • Simple to use interface - anyone comfortable with modern SaaS apps will have no problem using it.
  • Lack of highly refined targeting for job titles and geographies
  • No list-based retargeting
  • No option to hit specific domains individually without jerryrigging it
StackAdapt is best suited for companies which currently do native, display, and video advertising, and those companies doing retargeting. It is best for companies who have tight integration with their martech/adtech agencies.
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Kristy Mihill | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 05, 2018

StackAdapt Stacks Up Against the Competition

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StackAdapt is the only native platform we use in our agency. Our team in the paid media department uses the platform to promote client content.
  • StackAdapt provides quality traffic to our client websites.
  • StackAdapt's staff is extremely knowledgeable and will do anything to help you and your clients.
  • StackAdapt's process of making sure no traffic from their platform is fraudulent, is amazing.
  • There aren't many things I find that need improvement on the StackAdapt platform. Whenever we suggest a change, they happily oblige, and do anything they can to build it into their platform.
StackAdapt is well-suited to promote any content your clients have to offer. The traffic they provide to our client's websites is highly qualified and they provide some of the longest times on site from any platform that we use.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Data Transfer (8)
DSP integration (5)
Ad campaign creation (12)
Ad deployment (12)
Display advertising (11)
Ad display and retargeting segmentation (10)
Sequence targeting (8)
Ad dashboards (12)
Ad performance reports (12)
Ad conversion tracking (11)
Ad attribution reporting (8)
Cross-channel ad management (4)
Ad forecasting and optimization (9)

About StackAdapt

StackAdapt, headquartered in Toronto offers their native advertising specialized DSP, supporting programmatic advertising with audience discovery, B2B targeting, and engagement analytics among other features.

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