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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

Keap

I would suggest that any small business from 1 - 25 employees take a look at Keap. Whether you're selling services or products, whether you sell with a sales team or completely online, Keap has solutions that can help your business run so much more efficiently. On top of that, the follow-up and marketing tools will help you convert more traffic to leads and more leads to customers.
Tyler Garns | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.0
Keap
7.3
WYSIWYG email editor
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
4.0
Keap
7.7
Dynamic content
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
8.0
Keap
6.7
Ability to test dynamic content
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.5
Keap
5.0
Landing pages
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
5.2
Keap
7.4
A/B testing
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.0
Keap
6.5
Mobile optimization
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
6.9
Keap
6.8
Email deliverability reporting
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
8.0
Keap
8.4
List management
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
8.0
Keap
8.9
Triggered drip sequences
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
8.0
Keap
8.5

Lead Management

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.4
Keap
7.8
Lead nurturing
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
6.1
Keap
8.3
Lead scoring and grading
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.9
Keap
6.9
Data quality management
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
8.0
Keap
7.1
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.5
Keap
9.0

Campaign Management

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.0
Keap
7.9
Calendaring
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
6.5
Keap
8.5
Event/webinar marketing
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.4
Keap
7.3

Social Media Marketing

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
6.3
Keap
5.4
Social sharing and campaigns
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
6.5
Keap
5.7
Social profile integration
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
6.2
Keap
5.0

Reporting & Analytics

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
4.5
Keap
7.2
Dashboards
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
4.2
Keap
7.0
Standard reports
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
4.3
Keap
7.6
Custom reports
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
5.1
Keap
7.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
5.8
Keap
6.9
API
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
5.3
Keap
8.0
Role-based workflow & approvals
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
6.0
Keap
7.4
Customizability
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
5.9
Keap
7.2
Integration with Salesforce.com
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
4.4
Keap
6.0
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
5.0
Keap
6.5
Integration with SugarCRM
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
8.0
Keap
6.0

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

Keap

  • Campaign Builder - as I’m a visual person, the ability to map out and build automation on not only sales and marketing funnels, but internal processes as well. This has been a game-changer to setup automation and we continue to reap the rewards years later.
  • CRM - using it as a CRM has allowed me to have a single source of truth for my leads and customers to collect info on, add notes, track and trigger automation savings hours every week, and help prevent leads from falling through the cracks.
  • Innovation - they were one of the first in the market and are still innovating to make the product better.
Mandy Brasser | 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

Keap

  • Keap is almost infinitely customizable, and it is VERY powerful, and I think all that potential can overwhelm the new user. The key is to start small and simple - even little automations can make a huge difference.
  • My business is simple enough that I find Keap's reporting sufficient, but I hear from other business owners that they would like more/different reports.
  • The state-by-state, regional and municipal sales tax thing can get complicated, but I hear they are working on it.
Samantha Bennett | 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

Keap

Keap 7.5
Based on 38 answers
We have invested a lot into Infusionsoft and are using it to automate our processes and marketing. Changing CRMs would have a HUGE cost for us and based on our evaluations, the grass isn't greener elsewhere. Infusiosoft fits most of our needs and is slowly getting better each year. Their support is great and we will continue to use them until something much better comes around or our company outgrows a small business CRM.
Tyler Guthrie | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Keap

Keap 6.6
Based on 21 answers
You do need to spend some time on-boarding and implementing the software in order to have full functionality. We were lucky - we had colleagues at the university with experience with Keap and then hired an intern familiar with the software to get us set up and ready to use it. We've had some functionality issues with it along the way and that has frustrated myself and the other uses in our department.
Stacey Stearns | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Keap

Keap 9.1
Based on 11 answers
There have been few outages since we became a customer, and when they have technical issues they are typically resolved rapidly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Keap

Keap 9.1
Based on 11 answers
OMG, it's all in one and that compromises everything, fundamentally. If you want a race car, invest in a race car. If you want a dune buggy, get that. If you want a boat that floats, go for it.
Clifford Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Keap

Keap 7.0
Based on 27 answers
Generally, very responsive support for even our more complicated issues. We do have some open issues that we need resolutions on and that I understand are complicated and will take longer to resolve but the open issues are significantly impacting to our business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Keap

Keap 8.6
Based on 5 answers
This training is taught often to the lowest common denominator so as to help as many customers of theirs as possible. We do the training and coaching and implementations for our clients. But clients who I know who have been to their training get trained well. The gap that can exist lies in you doing your part and really investing in using and building out the application.The training and education is only as good as your willingness to apply it.
Clifford Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Keap

Keap 9.5
Based on 5 answers
The online training is excellent (now). When we first signed on it was almost non-existent. They have online videos and hold webinars for almost every area of the software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Keap

Keap 8.0
Based on 16 answers
Don't let the fear of implementing a new software solution keep you from unleashing the power of automation that Infusionsoft provides. With the right implementation partner, the process can not only be smooth and painless, it can actually help you get a better understanding for how your current communication process can be improved upon.
Chris LeBrun, MBA, CFRE | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Keap

Keap is in a little bit of a different league as it's more of an all-in-one but there are similarities and differences that are worth comparing. Keap is a more comprehensive tool where you're getting most of your key business management features ranging from invoicing to email marketing and everything in between. One of the biggest benefits to the solo CEO or business owner with a small team is the ability to eliminate the cost of all those other applications. What's lacking in Keap that you'll find in the other CRMs (like Pipedrive and Zoho specifically) is reporting, customizable views and dashboards, and better role-based permissions and controls. This is specifically referring to Keap Pro and Max (not Keap Classic).
CJ Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Keap

Keap 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Pricing is user and email and function based. Way too many pay walls and not native function for scaling. It's scaleable with NASA level marketing automation talent you must pay to engage. Otherwise, it gets expensive quickly for scaling to a true small business, which is what they target. Over 25 users and you're screwed. Look at the competition first, evaluate what you really need for your business and start there. Keep it simple, build your cash flow and confidence in the people you hired to make this work and then scale. Don't get sucked into the dream that this thing will help you sell your book to millions and you get famous while hanging on your boat or whatever. Building a small business is hard enough. Adding software often adds complexity in order to successfully scale.
Clifford Jones | 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

Keap

  • I’ve generated leads and closed business with Keap non-stop since 2008
  • Keap notifies my team around the world when a lead, sale, or issue comes in
  • Keap automation does the work of at least two to three people 24/7 since 2008
Wes Schaeffer | 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

Keap

General

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

Keap Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite$79.001
Pro$169.001
Max$199.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing starts as low as $79.00. Get started growing your business and learn more about our pricing and features at https://keap.com/pricing. All plans start with 1 user and 500 contacts. The price is $30.00 for each additional user.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
4.2
Keap
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
5.5
Keap
7.5

Usability

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
8.0
Keap
6.6

Reliability and Availability

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
10.0
Keap
9.1

Performance

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.0
Keap
9.1

Support Rating

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
5.9
Keap
7.0

In-Person Training

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Keap
8.6

Online Training

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
9.0
Keap
9.5

Implementation Rating

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.4
Keap
8.0

Scalability

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Keap
8.0

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