Acoustic Campaign vs. Wishpond

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acoustic Campaign
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation) is a scalable, SaaS-based, cross-channel, digital marketing platform providing digital marketers the ability to implement and manage email, mobile, social, and lead management campaign processes.N/A
Wishpond
Score 3.9 out of 10
N/A
Wishpond's marketing automation platform is designed to make it easy to generate, manage and nurture leads. Business users can automatically score and segment leads into lists based on activity and personal details. They can also send personalized emails after interest is shown in their products or to reach out after a period of inactivity. Wishpond has a number of tools including: Landing Pages, Website Popups, Forms, Contests & Promotions, Marketing Automation, Email Marketing, Lead…
$69
per month
Pricing
Acoustic CampaignWishpond
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Basic
$69
per month
Pro
$119
per month
Growth
$199
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acoustic CampaignWishpond
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsYearly plans are 36% off.
More Pricing Information
Features
Acoustic CampaignWishpond
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Campaign
7.0
10 Ratings
8% below category average
Wishpond
3.9
10 Ratings
65% below category average
WYSIWYG email editor4.010 Ratings4.47 Ratings
Dynamic content8.07 Ratings2.39 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content7.58 Ratings3.59 Ratings
Landing pages5.18 Ratings3.79 Ratings
A/B testing7.010 Ratings4.010 Ratings
Mobile optimization6.97 Ratings3.89 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting8.020 Ratings4.711 Ratings
List management8.09 Ratings4.510 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences8.08 Ratings4.59 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Campaign
7.4
8 Ratings
3% below category average
Wishpond
3.1
10 Ratings
78% below category average
Lead nurturing6.18 Ratings3.19 Ratings
Lead scoring and grading7.97 Ratings3.410 Ratings
Data quality management8.07 Ratings3.38 Ratings
Automated sales alerts and tasks7.54 Ratings2.47 Ratings
Campaign Management
Comparison of Campaign Management features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Campaign
7.0
8 Ratings
7% below category average
Wishpond
-
Ratings
Calendaring6.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Event/webinar marketing7.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Campaign
6.3
5 Ratings
16% below category average
Wishpond
3.5
10 Ratings
74% below category average
Social sharing and campaigns6.54 Ratings3.510 Ratings
Social profile integration6.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Campaign
4.5
10 Ratings
49% below category average
Wishpond
4.2
9 Ratings
53% below category average
Dashboards4.210 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports4.210 Ratings4.29 Ratings
Custom reports5.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Campaign
5.7
10 Ratings
26% below category average
Wishpond
2.4
9 Ratings
99% below category average
API5.29 Ratings2.78 Ratings
Role-based workflow & approvals6.04 Ratings2.77 Ratings
Customizability5.95 Ratings3.48 Ratings
Integration with Salesforce.com4.38 Ratings1.04 Ratings
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM5.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with SugarCRM8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Acoustic CampaignWishpond
Likelihood to Recommend
4.1
(40 ratings)
2.7
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
5.5
(30 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.9
(10 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.4
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acoustic CampaignWishpond
Likelihood to Recommend
Acoustic
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.
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Wishpond
It's a great platform if you're looking for something to run contests that provide leads and drive user engagement, but if they also incorporated social media management and scheduling, Wishpond would be a 10 by far. It's definitely worth looking into specifically for running contests throughout the year, for a wide variety of companies and industries.
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Pros
Acoustic
  • 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.
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Wishpond
  • Very small learning curve, thanks to wonderful real-time tutorials and help, and drag-and-drop editors.
  • Easy to navigate - there are only 3 main sections of the site (content, lists, and emails).
  • Excellent customer service. I've always gotten prompt answers to any questions I've had.
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Cons
Acoustic
  • 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.
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Wishpond
  • The worst copywriting I've ever seen. I asked for improvement, but it continued to be awful. Basic elementary mistakes.
  • Amateur graphics and landing pages
  • Customer service is horrible. Multiple account managers missed promised deadlines
  • Ignored customer service requests.
  • Failed to show up to scheduled meetings.
  • Promised a campaign in 3 weeks. Took 6 weeks to launch
  • Spent $3,000 in 4 months for 1 lead from a site popup and 0 leads from ads
  • Horrible experience
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Likelihood to Renew
Acoustic
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.
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Wishpond
No answers on this topic
Usability
Acoustic
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.
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Wishpond
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Acoustic
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.
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Wishpond
No answers on this topic
Performance
Acoustic
The throttle time for sending emails would vary depending on how many other campaigns were going out that day, which I found inconsistent
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Wishpond
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Acoustic
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
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Wishpond
There is no support at Wishpond. I contacted my project manager's manager over a week ago without a reply. When I responded to the automated 'How is your experience' email saying how awful it was there was no follow-up. When I had trouble and had to escalate things it resulted in some new procedures being put in place that changed nothing and they never checked in to see if things were fixed.
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Online Training
Acoustic
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.
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Wishpond
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Acoustic
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.
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Wishpond
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Acoustic
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.
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Wishpond
We choose Wishpond as our first option since we were a startup e-commerce. Klaviyo was a little bit expensive for us and Wishpond really suits pretty well in our budget. Besides, if you don't have so many clients, at a first glance, there are a lot of features that would not be taken advantage of. That is why Wishpond was a better option when we started.
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Return on Investment
Acoustic
  • 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.
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Wishpond
  • Negative google ROI.
  • A few conversions in September on paid social then none - negative ROI.
  • Between ad spend and Wishpond fees every month is negative ROI. Can’t wait until I can get out of this contract.
  • Emails don’t perform as well as my own for open rates or clicks.
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