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Score 8.3 out of 101
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Score 8.4 out of 101

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.
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Emma

Emma allows our company to send out emails for pennies. This has been a huge savings that we're able to forward onto our clientele. It has basically been a great software program that has helped us utilize client emails and campaigns – not only that but tracking clicks and being able to determine the best [sales] course of action for our clients. Its pretty suitable for any size organization, preferably smaller, as it is very cost-effective compared to MailChimp, for example.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

250ok
8.7
Emma
8.4
A/B testing
250ok
8.0
Emma
8.1
Mobile optimization
250ok
10.0
Emma
9.0
Email deliverability
250ok
9.7
Emma
8.9
List management
250ok
7.0
Emma
7.9
WYSIWYG email editor
250ok
Emma
8.7
Dynamic content
250ok
Emma
8.3
Ability to test dynamic content
250ok
Emma
8.7
Triggered drip sequences
250ok
Emma
7.6

Reporting & Analytics

250ok
8.6
Emma
8.5
Dashboards
250ok
8.7
Emma
8.9
Standard reports
250ok
8.7
Emma
8.7
Custom reports
250ok
8.5
Emma
8.0

Pros

250ok

  • Use of recipients' engagement data to display campaign performance instead of panel data.
  • Easy to use interface.
  • Access to spam trap network and granular reports in real time.
  • Blacklist monitoring in real time.
  • Multi-point compliance checks.
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Emma

  • Drag and Drop Interface - I love the drag-and-drop interface used to design campaigns. It makes it easy for creative types to get the look they want, and it helps less technically and aesthetically adept users to create campaigns that still look great. After using both Constant Contact and Mailchimp, I think Emma comes out on top in terms of ease of template design.
  • Master Admin Account - Having a master admin account controlled by one person allows us to deploy brand assets to each sub-account, and we're also able to push out templates for users who aren't ready or don't have the time to design their own.
  • Dynamic Content - Dynamic content has proven so useful to us, especially in our Admissions Office. Making it possible for regular users to easily create emails using dynamic content is a VERY strong feature that, in my experience, is unique to Emma.
  • Great Tutorials - Emma does a great job taking care of its users. The support folks are always kind and helpful, but Emma publishes an array of tutorials and resources to help with just about anything its users encounter, from how to use custom merge fields to advice on creating the best campaigns.
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Cons

250ok

  • Within the 250ok dashboard, there are a few different types of tracking and monitoring tools that aren't explained well within the product. Their uses were explained during onboarding but we continue to go back to the self-help to confirm best practices. I hope they work on more contextual help to improve this experience.
  • While the product does work if you have shared IP addresses, it took us some time after launch to filter out other's email data that get included during monitoring.
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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.)
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Likelihood to Renew

250ok

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Emma

Emma 9.6
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
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Usability

250ok

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Emma

Emma 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Clean UI, simple and intuitive to use, very easy to use email builder/formatting
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Support

250ok

No score
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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.
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Alternatives Considered

250ok

After using Litmus for a few years, we enjoyed their feature set but were not pleased with price and feature changes. Email on Acid was a good choice for testing your email templates but didn't have enough features for email deliverability monitoring.Between Return Path and 250ok, we were interested in the whitelisting that Return Path offered, but could not get dedicated IP addresses required by them to move forward.
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Emma

I think that Emma is more user-friendly.
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Return on Investment

250ok

  • Using 250ok, we were able to identify problem areas with specific email clients that we couldn't test manually (really old ones). Once solved, reactivated lapsed customers.
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Emma

  • It has helped build our online fundraising platform.
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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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