STY's Review on Exelate
July 18, 2014

STY's Review on Exelate

Sharisse T. Yarde | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Exelate, on Nielsen Marketing Cloud

Exelate is currently being used by my media planning team and the adops team. We basically use it for more niche targeting - for example: demographics and behavioral patterns. It helps give us the option for mainly direct response advertisers who are looking to reach a specific target.
  • As stated before able to target a specific demo or behavior pattern
  • Has higher click through rate than regular rotational placements - which in returns leads me to believe exelate has more user interaction
  • Data used from exleate reports can help our ad solutions team with marketing decisions as well as my team with which segments perform the best for certain demographics and behavior patterns.
  • More segments need to be created as often as possible
  • Sometimes it is hard to optimize these segments when the CTR is low - segments make it difficult to pull out zones/sites that are dragging down the CTR because they are so narrowly targeted.
  • exelate segments generally perform better than regular ROS placements - CTR's are usually higher which confirms more user interaction.
  • bluekai,boomerang
I like exelate better than boomerang but unfortunately I like BlueKai more than Exelate. Bluekai offers more segments which gives me more options - if exelate can just release more segments from time to time I can see them running neck and neck with BlueKai.
I would highly recommend exelate for small geo-targeted campaigns and direct response campaigns looking to reach a very narrow audience.

Using Exelate, on Nielsen Marketing Cloud

I still use exelate every day for my media plans that are either direct response or extremely geo-targeted.