Tag management systems have become the most popular method for implementing tracking tags/scripts. This is often due to the ease of use and the built-in triggers that allow for a single container script to be implemented on the website where previously hundreds of lines of code were required to accomplish the same tasks. The most common tag management system is Google Tag Manager, but Pace also has expertise in Dynamic Tag Manager (Adobe) and Tealium. These allow us to create complex comprehensive tracking ecosystems efficiently and effectively.
The primary advantage of Google Tag Manager and other systems is that they can be implemented with a single script. The site developer need only make one adjustment, and then the marketer/analyst can create the tracking tags from within the system’s interface. These tags typically come in a variety of premade formats. Common examples are analytics tags, social media tags, ad network tags, conversion pixels/scripts, custom HTML, A/B testing scripts or a combination of these.
Tags are combined with triggers and variables to produce outputs that are: