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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

Silverpop is a powerful and comprehensive tool for digital marketers, and is apprprioate for companies of varying sizes, as well as both B2B and B2C models. It's particularly well-suited for companies with large, accurate customer databases and the ability to track customer actions on their websites to use as marketing automation triggers.
Kristin Lucido | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drip Ecommerce CRM

If you're looking to take your email program to the next level with automation, you definitely need to consider Drip. Their support team is always timely and helpful whenever we've needed guidance on the platform or using the API.They are constantly improving their tools. It never feels stagnant or lacking in critical features. Their prebuilt workflows make getting started very easy and you can start driving more revenue almost immediately.
Charles Combs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM
8.5
WYSIWYG email editor
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
4.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM
9.4
Dynamic content
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
8.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM
7.1
Ability to test dynamic content
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.5
Drip Ecommerce CRM
5.1
Landing pages
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
5.2
Drip Ecommerce CRM
A/B testing
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM
8.9
Mobile optimization
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
6.9
Drip Ecommerce CRM
7.3
Email deliverability reporting
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
8.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM
10.0
List management
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
8.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM
10.0
Triggered drip sequences
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
8.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM
10.0

Lead Management

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.4
Drip Ecommerce CRM
Lead nurturing
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
6.1
Drip Ecommerce CRM
Lead scoring and grading
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.9
Drip Ecommerce CRM
Data quality management
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
8.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.5
Drip Ecommerce CRM

Campaign Management

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM
Calendaring
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
6.5
Drip Ecommerce CRM
Event/webinar marketing
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.4
Drip Ecommerce CRM

Social Media Marketing

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
6.3
Drip Ecommerce CRM
Social sharing and campaigns
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
6.5
Drip Ecommerce CRM
Social profile integration
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
6.2
Drip Ecommerce CRM

Reporting & Analytics

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
4.6
Drip Ecommerce CRM
6.9
Dashboards
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
4.3
Drip Ecommerce CRM
7.8
Standard reports
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
4.3
Drip Ecommerce CRM
7.9
Custom reports
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
5.1
Drip Ecommerce CRM
5.1

Platform & Infrastructure

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
5.8
Drip Ecommerce CRM
API
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
5.3
Drip Ecommerce CRM
Role-based workflow & approvals
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
6.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM
Customizability
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
5.9
Drip Ecommerce CRM
Integration with Salesforce.com
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
4.4
Drip Ecommerce CRM
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
5.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM
Integration with SugarCRM
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
8.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM

Pros

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

  • Automated Messages - we currently have over 70 automated messages going out on any particular day through feeds and API calls that we pass to Silverpop. We rely on these automated messages to communicate to our customers and can rely on Silverpop to always be up and running to get these messages out.
  • Robust query building - We can target customers easily based on a combination of demographic profile data, as well as email and site behavior and purchase behavior, allowing us to finely segment our audience
  • Deep dive reporting - the UI reporting, as well as the available reports to download through the API give us tremendous insight into how our subscribers are responding to email.
Carey Marston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drip Ecommerce CRM

  • Simplicity + power. Drip is one of the quickest platforms to use in terms of setting up simple drip email sequences. Yet it also packs enormous power if you need to do complex automation.
  • Drip's direct integrations with other systems mean you can easily create hyper-personalized communications and anybody can set this up.
  • Drip's Javascript embed is easy to setup and great for helping to build deeper insights into customer behavior as well as triggering automation.
Steve Palfreyman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

  • Data syncing and errors - Silverpop does not do a great job of getting data to sync regularly with our CRM (Salesforce.com). The data had to flow back and forth several times before being added to campaigns and in some instances, it took days to update leads! Also, failed lead syncs get stuck in an alert list but it does not notify you otherwise that a lead failed the sync.
  • Design issues - we use custom HTML to build emails and landing pages, and we were unable to render background images on our campaigns. Also, once you toggle between design and source (code) view to make edits, it often broke the code and threw off the design.
  • Administrator alerts - when sync fails altogether between systems, there is no email alert sent to the system admin (me/my team) so we at times have found that we have gone 18 hours until we stumble across the fact that the system sync has failed.
  • Reporting - it is not very comprehensive and we had difficulty generating the level of reporting that we need to have.
  • Support - there are a few gems in the support team who know what they're doing, but largely calling support is a lesson in frustration.
  • Product bug fixes - in two instances, my open support tickets were identified as product bugs. One related to incorrect cookie tracking which was causing our leads not to be scoring properly. They determined that this wasn't critical enough to build into their product fix road map. This is core to an automation system working properly.
Jennifer Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drip Ecommerce CRM

  • Possibly more email design templates for "new" users to automation, HTML coding, integrations, webhooks, etc.
  • Any supported integration partners are always good to see. They have expanded in this area, recently.
  • Some sort of WYSIWYG, drag-and-drop email editor, wouldn't hurt.
  • Sometimes, when trying to implement advanced HTML coding to an email template, the code doesn't stick, save or format as "native HTML."
Conrad Magalis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation) 5.5
Based on 30 answers
SilverPop is a great marketing tool that integrates with Salesforce to provide customers and employees a great buying and selling experience. The software takes some very difficult tasks and makes them easy to accomplish. With proper setup and management, Silverpop gives you the tools to gain insight into the productiveness of campaigns.
Shannon Feldpush | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drip Ecommerce CRM

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Usability

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation) 8.0
Based on 6 answers
This is a little bit difficult to rate because Silverpop is gradually updating its interface to improve usability all around. I know users are able to do their job with minimal assistance. However, some of the interface is dated, and the Programs interface, while functional, has a bit of a learning curve.
Michael Hobley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drip Ecommerce CRM

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Reliability and Availability

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation) 10.0
Based on 3 answers
While several of the other reviews have mentioned poor performance in this department, we have only had one situation where the system was down (although it was down for several hours). Silverpop segments its clients on different servers, and I know that the problem we experienced only occurred on our specific server (maybe other servers have had their own problems?) but our service has been reliable otherwise.
Michael Hobley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drip Ecommerce CRM

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Performance

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation) 7.0
Based on 2 answers
The throttle time for sending emails would vary depending on how many other campaigns were going out that day, which I found inconsistent
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drip Ecommerce CRM

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Support Rating

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation) 5.9
Based on 5 answers
The Salesforce Integration support team is fantastic. I'd give them greater than a 10 if possible. The rest of the support team can be extremely frustrating to work with. Too often they try to blame something obscure and refuse to escalate or look into the issue. And on occasion when you find system glitches they don't seem to care about fixing them
Joe Sisler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drip Ecommerce CRM

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Online Training

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The online trainings are very detailed (for the most part) and really walk through the entire system. They are a little dry, but they are usually broken up into segments to allow you to skip to the parts you need.
Michael Hobley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drip Ecommerce CRM

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Implementation Rating

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation) 7.4
Based on 4 answers
Based on recommendations from Silverpop we made some implementation decisions that we later regretted pretty substantially. In hindsight we should have started a pilot implementation earlier so we could learn and then start over. The big issue for us was that Silverpop recommended a non-keyed database, or at least a database that doesn't use email address as primary key. This is resulted in a large number of duplicate email addresses so that the end user is forced to unsubscribe multiple times to stop receiving emails.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drip Ecommerce CRM

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Alternatives Considered

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

We evaluated alternate providers less than a year into our IBM Watson Campaign contract because the system was so clunky to use (and we wanted a system that would include or better integrate with our SMS provider). Bluecore and Klaviyo were the front runners at the time, and we came close to moving forward with Bluecore. The pricing model and overall the cost of Bluecore was much higher than IBM for us though, and the timing of this was right when the IBM to Acoustic changes took place. We decided to give Acoustic a shot and are optimistic it will be enough to keep us on board once all the dust settles, though I find it unlikely we will renew with Acoustic when our contract is up again. My main email specialist is a Klaviyo expert and finds that platform very easy to use in comparison-- it might be a better fit for a team of our size.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drip Ecommerce CRM

Again, this is dependent on the use case. If you are a small- to medium-sized business that doesn't have a sales team, this is likely a great product for you. It is also a good price compared to larger enterprise software. Other software I have used worked better for other companies I worked for, but Drip fits best for my current company.
Jordan Comstock | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

  • we have not experienced any currently but moving to lead automation and lead scoring could change that.
  • i'm not sure how increased employee efficiency would ever be a benefit b/c lead importing and visibility, along with setting up email templates is quite cumbersome.
Maureen Kolb | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drip Ecommerce CRM

  • Saves hours of typing redundant emails
  • Helps with our retention based on the constant contact with our current clients
  • Keeps our prospects up to date as we move through the stages of the sales cycle which also increases our capacity to handle more volume.
Matthew Gehrman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

General

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

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Drip Ecommerce CRM

General

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

Drip Ecommerce CRM Editions & Modules

Edition
Up to 500 people in account$191
550 - 2,000$291
2,001 - 5,000$891
5,001 - 8,000$1241
8,001 - 15,000$2091
15,001 - 22,500$3291
22,501 - 27,500$4091
27,501 - 35,000$5291
35,001 - 50,000$6991
  1. per month
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
4.2
Drip Ecommerce CRM
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
5.5
Drip Ecommerce CRM

Usability

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
8.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM

Reliability and Availability

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
10.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM

Performance

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM

Support Rating

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
5.9
Drip Ecommerce CRM

Online Training

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
9.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM

Implementation Rating

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.4
Drip Ecommerce CRM

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