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Score 7.2 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

250ok

250ok is a great tool for companies that have recently switched ESPs to monitor inbox placement or for companies that historically have been having email deliverability issues and would like to learn about the root cause and improve. Unlike ReturnPath, 250ok doesn't offer certification, but honestly, you don't need certification if you follow the Gmail/Microsoft/AOL/Yahoo bulk sender guidelines. I haven't seen a company which significantly improved their results with that certification and I've been working for one major ESP for 7 years. 250ok is a good diagnostic/monitoring tool but it is not a panacea for those who continue to violate sender guidelines due to poor list/content management.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emma

I would really recommend Emma to Enterprise clients more than anything. In most cases, there are other platforms that are easier and more cost effective for brands looking to begin or bolster email efforts. If you are an enterprise client that has multi-location businesses, then this is going to be a great fit for you.
Aaron Metzger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

250ok
8.2
Emma
8.4
A/B testing
250ok
8.0
Emma
8.1
Mobile optimization
250ok
10.0
Emma
8.8
Email deliverability
250ok
8.9
Emma
8.8
List management
250ok
5.9
Emma
7.9
WYSIWYG email editor
250ok
Emma
8.7
Dynamic content
250ok
Emma
8.4
Ability to test dynamic content
250ok
Emma
8.9
Triggered drip sequences
250ok
Emma
7.8

Reporting & Analytics

250ok
7.0
Emma
8.4
Dashboards
250ok
7.6
Emma
8.8
Standard reports
250ok
7.1
Emma
8.5
Custom reports
250ok
6.3
Emma
7.8

Pros

250ok

  • They provide a wide-ranging tool to view your email templates in many different email clients under different circumstances. We used this tool to identify specific issues we couldn't test that a small subset of users had complained about.
  • The Seedlist Optimizer Tool does the legwork for you to identify which ESPs are used the most and gives you a custom seed list for testing.
  • The Campaign Diagnostics report shows immediate feedback after sending on how your email is performing and where you can improve in the future.
Joe Hallissey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emma

  • Their templates are easy to edit and manipulate, we have a lot of 'non-designers' that are mostly code-monkeys, and it makes their job easier when they have to proverbially wear multiple hats.
  • Emma has the ability to test multiple subject lines – you can see where you get the most clicks. That makes our clients happy and targets our business.
  • It's competitive with MailChimp – a program we've been running into issues with. It's nice that there's other software out there we can jump to.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

250ok

  • Does not specifically identify which email addresses are spam traps
  • This is software as a service, so it's not managed and you need to have team members who can make adjustments to your email program
  • Would be nice if 250ok had a direct relationship with ISPs and could reach out on your behalf
Kevin Scally | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emma

  • One room-for-improvement area I've encountered is related to custom template design. In addition to "locking" certain portions of templates our master admin account pushes out, from a branding perspective, I'd like to "lock" certain font styles for use (or not) in my templates. I talked with Emma's support team about this, and it seemed like something that might be possible in the future.
  • Sometimes I can't remember where to find the Image and Document assets, because you have to be in a certain tab to see their links as an option. I'm not sure what the solution for this is, but not having those as easily accessible as most everything else has been a pain point. (Not a big one, just an inconvenience sometimes.)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

250ok

No score
No answers yet
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Emma

Emma 9.5
Based on 5 answers
Emma has been a great tool for our marketing. It's easy to use and I've had no issues in the almost two years we've been with them. It's really been a great way for us to stay connected with customers that takes no time to setup and send
Ashley Humphrey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

250ok

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Emma

Emma 10.0
Based on 2 answers
While every WYSIWYG software will experience glitches, Emma handles them well. Keep in mind they rarely happen, but they do, it can be of annoyance. Regardless, Emma allows my organization to create seamless email campaigns using fresh data. Emma makes coming up with strategic decisions very easy. The list segmentation that Emma feature allows us to easily manage a large list without issues. Overall, Emma is extremely usable with nearly no learning curve!
Stefanie Cash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

250ok

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Emma

Emma 2.0
Based on 1 answer
I hate that to get support I have to submit a question to a public forum and wait for a response. I just want the ability for a quick live chat to answer my simple help questions quickly or at the very least submit a ticket via email and get a status update.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

250ok

It’s cheaper than its competitors and it has dmarc tracking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emma

Our internal competitors are the individual email platforms our stores have signed up for. In general, they need to take our HTML and upload it themselves, making Constant Contact and MailChimp very cumbersome. Emma, on the other hand, allows us to take charge of that. Users just simply use the interface to update text fields as needed
Lauren Busby | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

250ok

  • Easy real-time inbox placement and deliverability monitoring for IPs and domains.
  • Proactive problem resolution to avoid potential issues.
  • Great addition to other deliverability tools to get the full picture on performance.
  • Easy to partner with and to get trained.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emma

  • Because of their engaging email messaging we've been enlightened to the importance and effectiveness of email marketing. We first chose the software because we simply needed a tool to replace an outdated email tool in our CMS years ago. Now we're embarking into offering full digital marketing campaigns and Emma has enabled us to add email marketing to our list of services.
  • 3 of our team members attended Emma's marketing conference last year, Marketing United, and are now fully invested in offering digital marketing services to our clients.
  • From a financial standpoint, our agency account gives us the opportunity to make a profit on the sub-accounts we sell.
Toni Eftink | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

250ok

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Emma

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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