Who Uses This Software?

Publishers, billboard operators, event producers, digital advertising.


Average Ratings

7 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $49.00/month/user
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Ad Sales Genius
  • www.adsalesgenius.com
  • Founded 2007
  • United States

About Ad Sales Genius

Ad Sales Genius is built for companies who sell advertising and sponsorships. Ad Sales Genius will manage all aspects of selling advertising and events. Clients include publishers, DooH, Ooh, expos, digital publishers, and many more. This remarkable software is a fully integrated solution encompassing marketing tools, CRM, production management, accounting, and reporting. We offer full integrations with: Adobe InDesign, QuickBooks, Twilio, DocuSign and dozens more.


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Ad Sales Genius Features

  • Advertising Management
  • Books
  • Campaign Management
  • Catalogs
  • Circulation Management
  • Content Management
  • Layout & Design
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Newspapers

Ad Sales Genius Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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

Oct 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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!

Overall: 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.

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Give it a try!

Oct 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: For our company...

- great for sales and CRM

- organized

- many options on reports and filtering

- marketing to filtered lists

- dashboard has everything I need to see through out the day

- customer service is super responsive and very pleasant to talk to

- developers take my ideas into consideration

- continually pushing out new updates with new features

- training videos and courses

- attractive/not boring looking

Cons: For our company...

- isn't quite what our production team needs

- having to use QuickBooks Online isn't great but we are working with it

- because of all the new updates some bugs occur periodically but once you send them a support ticket on it they fix it immediately

- you cannot email back and forth with clients on 1 continuous thread like you would on an external email system

Overall: Our company is very small - we have a total of 6 ASG users - and we all have our hands in different parts of the production process so we need access to multiple parts of ASG.

ASG, like any other new system, can be a bit daunting at first because there are so many things it can do, but that is a good thing! Once you get used to it you will appreciate all the options it has. There are new features being incorporated and updated all the time. I really like the team is all that I have spoken to - because they are super nice, very fast at responding to tickets and always willing to help me.

Vendor Response

by Ad Sales Genius on October 08, 2018

Hi, Katy!

Thank you so much for your feedback and review of Ad Sales Genius! We are so glad to have you and the Farm & Ranch team as valued customers. You and the team are great with providing us feedback on new features and enhancements to the software. We appreciate you and your business!

Your Ad Sales Genius Team

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Ad Sales Genius improving over time

Oct 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We needed a system that allowed us to sync our Quickbooks invoices with sales orders, as our previous double entry was resulting in errors and time spent double checking. Ad Sales Genius seems to work very well with Quickbooks - a few glitches in the beginning and trouble displaying correct history, but now it is working better. It also allows you to set up payment plans and store credit cards, which is a great time saver. The sales reps love the Docusign integration and the reminders function.

Cons: We had a hard time onboarding, both with our previous data from Magazine Manager and AdSystem, as well as with training our reps. We had a lot of frustration with technical support. Now that we are over those hurdles, the sales reps are really liking it - but it took a good 6 months. Don't make this switch during a busy sales cycle!

Overall: We are looking forward to trying the production module, and we appreciate the fact that the software is improving and changing for the better on a weekly basis. The new tech support people are very responsive.

Vendor Response

by Ad Sales Genius on October 08, 2018

Hi, Barb!

Thank you so much for your candid feedback about Ad Sales Genius! We appreciate the time that you took to share your experiences from starting with Ad Sales Genius to where you and your team are today. You and your team are valued customers and we are happy to keep bringing out new features for you!

Your Ad Sales Genius Team

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One size does not fit all. For our business, ASG is a perfect fit.

Jan 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We are a multimedia business with a print magazine, network of websites, trade show, newsletters and radio show, before finding ASG, we were on the largest (and most expensive) CRM in the world. We struggled with the multiple add-ons you had to purchase and customize for an advertisng based business. ASG takes care of every aspect of the CRM process for an ad based organization. Just because there's the biggest CRM available out there, one size does not fit all.

Cons: With any CRM - commit to a minimum of one year! It really takes that time to get adjusted and your team feeling comfortable using ASG.

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Could be good

Sep 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Its great to see a CRM focused on media sales. There is a lot that this software gets right.

Cons: The support is non existent. It is as if this company doesn't want your business. The pricing compared with industry leaders such as salesforce, Pipedrive, etc is stuck in the 1990's.

Whilst many take on board feedback these guys don't . Its almost as if they built it for one publisher and are unwilling to make it flexible for other publishers.

Overall: Not worth investing in software that is inflexible with a support team that doesn't really care.

Vendor Response

by Ad Sales Genius on September 13, 2018

Hi Adam,

Thank you for your feedback. I apologize you were disappointed in the free trial and our pricing. We have instituted a five user minimum because of the amount of time we spend helping our customers during trained and setup. As you know, we are a niche product and not a generic solution like PipeDrive or SalesForce; our team spends a lot of time one-on-one with our clients. I know you live in Europe and have a significant time difference from our standard business hours. Our records show you have not yet setup a demo with us. If you would like to talk with one of our team members, please don¿t hesitate to reach out! I wish you all the best with your start-up publication.

Great products, many features, attentive to needs, customized to advertisement sales, genius!

Jan 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ad Sales Genius is full of beneficial features and the company continually is working to help customize and further improve the software to give added new features to our business model. ASG encompasses a large majority of functions within our sales and accounting system needed to track and monitor data for reporting within our business. Address and monitor any tickets open in a timely and efficient manner. The insertion order to invoice to cash collection process is automated and helps save time and labor by making it easy to process invoices and collect payments.

Cons: Couldn't say much about what I don't like about this software. I haven't had any issues that I can speak of.

Overall: Revenue Share Functionality

Advertisement Inventory Selection

Customized Contract Proposal Generation

E-Sign Capability

Customized Reporting

Recurring Payments Capability

Propescting

Opportunity Creation and Tracking

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Excellent Customer Service

Jan 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Getting to speak with real people that provide solutions quickly. Their team remains to be responsive and helpful with trainings and questions that arise.

Cons: As with any new software there are adjustments and hurdles, however, the team at Ad Sales Genius is responsive and professional at any turn.