Ad Sales Genius

Online ad-based CRM for media companies

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Ad Sales Genius Overview

What is Ad Sales Genius?

Ad Sales Genius is an online ad-based customer relationship management (CRM) platform designed for media companies, which helps to streamline production, automate accounting, and more. The customizable workflows and web-based interface enable collaboration across sales, production and accounting departments.

Ad Sales Genius’ visual timeline provides users with a view of all account-related activity, including closed sales, assembled artworks, collected payments, and commissions. Users can add filters to locate the information they need, capture actions and notes, and send emails or make calls directly to contacts. Ad Sales Genius allows users to manage their pricing to match the way they sell, with control over fees and discounts, and the ability to track and break down trade-for-services. eSignature functionality is provided through native integration with DocuSign, and credit card information can be captured to set up automatic payment plans.

Production can be managed in Ad Sales Genius, with users able to create and assign ad requests, track request statuses, send proofs to clients for approval with attachments and comments for clarification, work with multiple file formats, and manage ad versions. Production-ready artwork can be stored on advertiser accounts, and ads are served directly to digital signs, kiosks, and websites. Ad Sales Genius also offers a flat planning tool for creating coupon book layouts, and integration with InDesign. Ad Sales Genius’ accounting tools also enable the management of commissions, payments, delivery billing, and tear sheets, and the automation of invoicing.

Ad Sales Genius Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$49,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Essential, Team, Professional, and Enterprise plans are available.
Contact Ad Sales Genius for full pricing details.


Ad Sales Genius Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

The dashboard gives users an overview of sales goals, recent activity, tasks, and more
Users can create, assign, and track ad requests, and update request statuses
Opportunities can be managed through multiple pipeline stages
Activity is recorded in a timeline within contact records
Ad Sales Genius video Ad Sales Genius screenshot: The dashboard gives users an overview of sales goals, recent activity, tasks, and more Ad Sales Genius screenshot: Users can create, assign, and track ad requests, and update request statuses Ad Sales Genius screenshot: Opportunities can be managed through multiple pipeline stages Ad Sales Genius screenshot: Activity is recorded in a timeline within contact records

Ad Sales Genius Reviews

Ad Sales Genius Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
76

Very good
27

Average
0

Poor
2

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,6
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4,4
Customer Support
4,6
98% recommended this app
Sean D.

Ad Sales Genius - There's no solution that is better in the business.

My overall experience... the team at ASG is extremely helpful. Very supportive. Incredibly responsive.

When I started a new publishing company, I wondered how I would do so many of the administrative tasks that were previously managed by a number of people at an old publishing company in admin, sales, design/production, accounting etc. We really were watching every dollar and putting all our resources into sales. Discovering Ad Sales Genius was critical in the early stages of our business. I consider this platform very important to our day-to-day operation and a key factor to our success and continue growth.


Mike P.

Implementation of the ASG software was a game-changer

Business Issues we are solving with ASG:
1) Communication - both internal & external
2) On-time & even early payments due to Invoicing being connected to the on-line payment gateway.
3) Significant reduction in the need for data entry
4) Organization - Customer information and notes are being utilized to better inform anyone that may come in contact with the account
5) Contracts being connected thru Docusign has added an efficiency in workflow


Lisa M.

ASG: Perfect CRM for Multi-Channel Publishing

Transparency is the biggest issue that has been solved with ASG. Reps can see if invoices are paid for, they can see if other team members are communicating with their accounts, they can see the artwork as its uploaded to ASG via the portal, they can see all contacts, industry, account history and so forth, all in one place. On the dashboard they can track their individual goals, team goals, and other reports like YOY, expired contracts, tasks, follow ups and so forth.


Jessica B.

I really wanted this to work for us


Verified Reviewer

Publishing Ease

supportive and incredibly useful.


Sean D.
Industry: Publishing
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Ad Sales Genius - There's no solution that is better in the business.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/10/11
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience... the team at ASG is extremely helpful. Very supportive. Incredibly responsive.

When I started a new publishing company, I wondered how I would do so many of the administrative tasks that were previously managed by a number of people at an old publishing company in admin, sales, design/production, accounting etc. We really were watching every dollar and putting all our resources into sales. Discovering Ad Sales Genius was critical in the early stages of our business. I consider this platform very important to our day-to-day operation and a key factor to our success and continue growth.

Pros

Ad Sales Genius is by far the very best cloud-based CRM and all-in-one publishing solution in the media business. I could go on and on about each area I will list below, but Ad Sales Genius truly has everything covered. I especially like that ASG is built to drive sales and with the integrations with VOIP providers for click-to-dial features that ultimately increase productivity in daily call volume... to sending insertion orders via Docusign for a quick digital signature, it really helps your team and your clients.

- Reporting... I don't think I've ever work with a better system that has thought of it all. You don't need custom reports with Ad Sales Genius... there are reports for everything and anything you can think of.

- Production... managing artwork proofs and sending via ASG for approvals at the click of a button. Then having the approved ad assigned and visually accessible to that particular insertion is great!

- Flat planning! The ability to go in and build a visual of your publication, dropping in all the editorial content and ads where they should be. Designers can have this as a guideline giving them more time to be creative.

- Workflows... "When this happens, the system needs to do this..." We're just getting into this as it's a new feature but in our early testing, we love it. This will really help assist our media reps to better assist their clients.

There are just far too many pros to list. Invoicing / Commissions / Templates... it just does it all.

Cons

The real con is that I didn't know about Ad Sales Genius when they first came to market!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Mike P.
Industry: Publishing
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Implementation of the ASG software was a game-changer

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/05/22
Review Source: Capterra

Business Issues we are solving with ASG:
1) Communication - both internal & external
2) On-time & even early payments due to Invoicing being connected to the on-line payment gateway.
3) Significant reduction in the need for data entry
4) Organization - Customer information and notes are being utilized to better inform anyone that may come in contact with the account
5) Contracts being connected thru Docusign has added an efficiency in workflow

Pros

The ability for the entire organization to begin communicating under one primary CRM software. Sales/Marketing, Operations and Finance departments are all utilizing the same source for information for the first time in our companies histroy. Our internal communication as a company has benefited in a dramatic way!

Cons

1) Limitations on being able to place reports on dashboards. For sales reps, some of the most useful information is found under "Advertisers & Leads" .. for instance, last insertion date for contracts that are expiring.
2) Limitation on the ability to utilize Marketing Automation, Lead Segmentation and planned communication that is based on the timeline that is relevant to the individual contact. We are still utilizing Infusionsoft for our Marketing Campaigns.
3) On-boarding experience could be improved. I feel that we are still only utilizing 50% of what this software is designed to do. Part of that is because our team may not realize what is possible and they have found routines or even developed daily patterns around thier understanding of the software. I know that we have made decisions on needed processes within the business, based on a limited understanding of the software and how other companies are maximizing the potential. - I would recommend "assessments that are initiated by ASG every 90 days" that allows you to communicate to clients how the software could better optimize thier work. Also, those touchpoints could help generate the feedback you may need, if your looking at ways to expand the softwares capabilities.

Response from Ad Sales Genius

Thank you so much for your review of Ad Sales Genius! It's great to see that our CRM software is improving your team communication as well as other business issues. Our team will take your feedback into consideration as we continue to evolve our software. We have some exciting changes launching in the near future that should address some of these points. Stay tuned for details!

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Lisa M.
Industry: Publishing
Company size: 11-50 Employees

ASG: Perfect CRM for Multi-Channel Publishing

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2021/01/09
Review Source: Capterra

Transparency is the biggest issue that has been solved with ASG. Reps can see if invoices are paid for, they can see if other team members are communicating with their accounts, they can see the artwork as its uploaded to ASG via the portal, they can see all contacts, industry, account history and so forth, all in one place. On the dashboard they can track their individual goals, team goals, and other reports like YOY, expired contracts, tasks, follow ups and so forth.

Pros

I like the ability to use ASG across all of our departments, from sales organization, sales, forecasting, production, accounting and even editorial from time to time. We have different kinds of products, some are inventory and time based, others are monthly, others are quarterly and all fit into this one CRM.

Cons

If ASG had an email sequencing tool than we would be able to save even more money on our sequencing software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jessica B.
Industry: Publishing
Company size: 2-10 Employees

I really wanted this to work for us

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/02/14
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

There is very little I liked about this software.

Cons

When we signed up for this software, we were sold on features that, unknown to us, were not fully functional, nor anywhere close to being fully functional. Specifically, we were told this software had a trade show sales function that allowed vendors to select booths from an interactive map which was exactly what we needed. We prepaid for a year of service anticipating that this software offered this among many other features. When we tried to use this function, we found out it not ready to use and would instead be "coming soon." We were also told by the sales rep that she never actually said that it did have this feature and unfortunately we were stuck for a full year. We were not off to a great start. Our sales rep also failed to mention that MOST everything else we purchased this software for would require us to purchase several other apps in order to work. Strike 2 - at least be honest about what will be needed to make this software work! I purchased this to REPLACE other apps, not be forced to add new and more expensive ones. Otherwise, set up of literally everything involved with this software is terribly complicated and this software is not at all intuitive to use. I get that there is a learning curve to anything, but when a "solution" makes processes two and three times more difficult and complicated, it's not a solution at all.

Response from Ad Sales Genius

Jessica, we're sorry you did not enjoy your experience with Ad Sales Genius, and we've taken swift measures to ensure a situation like yours won't happen again. We wish you and your publication the best in the future.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Publishing
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Publishing Ease

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/09/17
Review Source: Capterra

supportive and incredibly useful.

Pros

The usability of this software is leaps and bounds above other systems i've used. It's helped our company organise all communication and information into one organised format.

Cons

The third party extension for the email integration is rather patchy.

Response from Ad Sales Genius

Thank you for your review of Ad Sales Genius! We appreciate your kind words, and we're pleased to hear that your switch to our software has been satisfying.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,9/10
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Ad Sales Genius Pricing

Ad Sales Genius Pricing

Starting from
US$49,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Essential, Team, Professional, and Enterprise plans are available.
Contact Ad Sales Genius for full pricing details.

Essential, Team, Professional, and Enterprise plans are available.
Contact Ad Sales Genius for full pricing details.

Value for Money
4,6/5
Based on 105 user ratings
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Ad Sales Genius Features

Ad Sales Genius Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Calendar Management
Contact Management
Custom Fields
Customer Database
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Email Integration
Real Time Data
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Social Media Integration
Surveys & Feedback
Third Party Integration
Features
4,4/5
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Additional information for Ad Sales Genius

Additional information for Ad Sales Genius

Key features of Ad Sales Genius

  • Accounting management
  • Accounts receivable
  • Activity tracking
  • Ad packages
  • Ad proof viewer
  • Ad proofs
  • Advanced commissions
  • Advanced reporting
  • Advertising management
  • Auto payments
  • CRM
  • Contact groups
  • Custom fields
  • Customer portal
  • Data import
  • Database access
  • Delivery billing
  • Down payments & payment plans
  • Email reminders
  • Email templates
  • Event floor plans
  • File storage
  • Gamification
  • Google DFP
  • Google DoubleClick integration
  • HTML5 ads
  • Integrated calendar
  • Integrated email
  • Magazine flat plan tool
  • Marketing automation
  • Mass emailing
  • Multi-currency
  • Multiple brands
  • Opportunity pipeline
  • Proposal creation
  • Publishing
  • QuickBooks sync
  • Report builder
  • Role-based & global permissions
  • Sales forecasting
  • Sales reporting
  • Self service ad buying
  • Task management
  • Video ads
  • Workflow automation

Benefits

  • The visual timeline gives users a view of all account-related activity, including sales closed, payments collected, commissions, and artwork requests.

  • Pricing and discounts can be set up to match existing business practices, and trade-for-services can be tracked and broken down by line item.

  • Invoicing can be automated as all invoice data is configured during the sales process, removing the need for manual data entry during invoice creation.

  • Production-ready artwork is stored on advertiser accounts, and ads are served directly to digital signs, kiosks, and websites.

  • The drag-and-drop interface allows users to build automation processes and link workflows, with a wide selection of scenarios and triggers available.

  • Ad Sales Genius FAQs

    Ad Sales Genius FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Ad Sales Genius.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Ad Sales Genius offer?

    Ad Sales Genius offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$49,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Essential, Team, Professional, and Enterprise plans are available. Contact Ad Sales Genius for full pricing details.

    Q. What are the main features of Ad Sales Genius?

    Ad Sales Genius offers the following features:

    • Accounting management
    • Accounts receivable
    • Activity tracking
    • Ad packages
    • Ad proof viewer
    • Ad proofs
    • Advanced commissions
    • Advanced reporting
    • Advertising management
    • Auto payments
    • CRM
    • Contact groups
    • Custom fields
    • Customer portal
    • Data import
    • Database access
    • Delivery billing
    • Down payments & payment plans
    • Email reminders
    • Email templates
    • Event floor plans
    • File storage
    • Gamification
    • Google DFP
    • Google DoubleClick integration
    • HTML5 ads
    • Integrated calendar
    • Integrated email
    • Magazine flat plan tool
    • Marketing automation
    • Mass emailing
    • Multi-currency
    • Multiple brands
    • Opportunity pipeline
    • Proposal creation
    • Publishing
    • QuickBooks sync
    • Report builder
    • Role-based & global permissions
    • Sales forecasting
    • Sales reporting
    • Self service ad buying
    • Task management
    • Video ads
    • Workflow automation

    Q. Who are the typical users of Ad Sales Genius?

    Ad Sales Genius has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Ad Sales Genius support?

    Ad Sales Genius supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Ad Sales Genius offer?

    Ad Sales Genius has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Ad Sales Genius support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Ad Sales Genius supports

    Q. What other apps does Ad Sales Genius integrate with?

    Ad Sales Genius integrates with the following applications:

    Authorize.net, Basecamp, DocuSign, Emma, LiveChat, Mailchimp, QuickBooks Online, Xero, Zendesk, Zendesk Sell

    Q. What level of support does Ad Sales Genius offer?

    Ad Sales Genius offers the following support options:

    Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials