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AdStage Is Great!
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June 22, 2018

AdStage Is Great!

Score 8 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with AdStage

We used AdStage as a source to bring all of our channels together for reporting, better automation, and better control of our campaigns through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google. We also looked heavily at using them for API access into these channels for more in-depth reporting and so our internal team did not have to do that.

Before using AdStage putting all of this together was a huge pain and some of the channels didn't have great interfaces. AdStage helped ease a lot of those pain points and made campaign building easier. As mentioned, we also wanted to use them for API access but we ended up holding off. We're again looking at using them for that type of reporting.
  • Easily pulling together API access for multiple channels into one area for in-depth reporting
  • Automation. They helped a bunch with features that LinkedIn didn't have.
  • The team. They were always super responsive and on the ball with any questions or concerns we had. The customer service was great.
  • General reporting and tieing data together.
  • We were with them in the earlier days and when they were growing larger. We experienced some of that pain with pricing changes that didn't feel quite right. But, they've fixed this now.
  • We didn't really see the usefulness at times of optimizing some of the channels through AdStage, but we loved the reporting features they had for the channels.
  • Better tiers for payment and what fits into those. Again, these are being addressed much better now.
  • It's saved time for me to easily build out campaigns in Facebook and LinkedIn quickly and in scale
  • It gives people the option to get direct API access to multiple channels without having to build it all in-house
  • It allowed some great optimizations for LinkedIn which allowed us to use our spend there better
I'm actually not aware of a ton of direct competitors for what AdStage is doing right now. As mentioned before, they have some great integrations for deep analytics, they bring all of the different vendors together in one central place and they have some awesome automation tools that I have not seen around.
AdStage is great for bringing together all of your channels into one place for analytics. They now have easy API access into multiple channels which allows you to really deep dive and get the most out of the data that you often can't without that API access. They also have great ways to surface this data that is easy to digest for leadership.

If you already have this internally or want to build it out internally, AdStage may not be a fit outside of some great automation tools, but it's not easy to have this data done and built out internally so this is a great place to start.

AdStage Feature Ratings

Ad campaign creation
8
Ad deployment
8
Display advertising
7
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
7
Sequence targeting
9
Data Transfer
9
DSP integration
9
Ad dashboards
9
Ad performance reports
9
Ad conversion tracking
9
Ad attribution reporting
6
Cross-channel ad management
8
Ad forecasting and optimization
6

Using AdStage

3 - Paid search and paid social team.
There is not really any specific support needed, it's nearly plug-and-play.
  • Easy integration with multiple platforms
  • One single place to hold all your data points
  • API access into multiple platforms
  • Some great automation tools
  • Automation for LinkedIn
  • Quick and easy reporting tools
  • API access into several of the platforms we use
AdStage has been great and the only reason we wouldn't renew is if we decided to build this all out internally for API access. But, customer services is great, the product is great and I'd definitely recommend it.

AdStage Support

AdStage had great support. They got back to me quickly every time, they always had or found an answer for what I was looking for, they took my feedback well, and they were knowledgeable with the platform and any issues I had. I have worked with a lot of other companies that are slow and AdStage definitely isn't one of them.
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
I've had several times where I was able to speak with their CEO with questions, concerns or general walkthroughs. It is great when you have that level of seniority willing to speak with you and step in when things come up.