May 09, 2018


Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with DoubleClick

DoubleClick is being used as a platform that firstly, brings together data from multiple advertising engines, such as AdWords (Google), Bing Ads, Facebook, Google Analytics and the like. Bringing the data from these platforms allows for easy analysis of data and performance of our campaigns. In addition to this, DoubleClick has a wide variety of tools such as auto bidding tools, the creation, and tracking of floodlight tags and attribution tools that allows for in-depth analysis of information and the types of traffic that your adverts are driving.

We use DoubleClick across the majority of the company, especially for clients who are multi-channel and/or engine. As explained above, it gives us one platform to browse all our data and also enables us to use auto bidding tools and rules, which helps with performance and also frees up time to do more in-depth analysis
  • Bringing together data from multiple channels and engines and allows you to visualize the data in an easy to use platform. This saves time from using multiple logins for the different platforms.
  • Auto bidding tools save time from manual bidding, as it allows you to set the specific terms around what levels you want to cap your CPCs at. You then let DoubleClick adjust your bids to gain the most conversions from the cheapest CPCs. This frees up time to do other in-depth analysis and strategy.
  • DoubleClick also has the ability to track conversions and clicks on any page using their floodlight tags. This is good for tracking certain actions on yours or a client's site and is especially good if they do not use any other tools, such as Google Analytics or Adobe, to track conversions and user actions on site. You can also use these in conjunction with the auto bidding tools.
  • Integration using social media engines such as Facebook is a bit complicated, I would like to see this improved.
  • Syncing with AdWords and other engines only occurs once a day at the early hours in the morning, this means changes in AdWords is not picked up in DoubleClick, which means there is a gap in the metrics, which could lead to incorrect or mislead optimizations. Maybe allow for more frequent syncing.
  • Improved ROI and conversion volumes via the auto bidding tools
  • Improved our strategy and planning, using the attribution tools.
DoubleClick is slightly better to manage, especially in the sense of its user interface, which isn't super easy to navigate, but compared to Marin, is a lot easier. It also has a much easier process in terms of uploading ads to engines such as AdWords and Bing. I also find it easier to investigate the attribution tools in DoubleClick compared to Marin.
DoubleClick works very well if you are running a search or programmatic campaigns, especially with search campaigns, you are able to consolidate your campaigns from multiple engines and apply its bidding tools to improve your performance and get the greatest amount of conversions for a reasonable CPC. However, these tools are not best suited when it comes to mobile advertising.

Google Marketing Platform (formerly DoubleClick) Feature Ratings

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