Acquisio vs. Constant Contact

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acquisio
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Acquisio is a performance marketing solution that enables digital marketers to manage, report, and optimize on all digital advertising initiatives in one easy-to-use dashboard, across search, social, and display. According to the vendor, this solution provides the most powerful optimization algorithm on the market which enables users to set more accurate bids and deliver more clicks at a lower cost per click. The vendor’s value proposition is that this unique high frequency, predictive…N/A
Constant Contact
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Constant Contact is a full-featured email marketing solution with capabilities such as social media integration, drag-and-drop editing, and real-time reporting. It is a bulk email tool designed for SMB customers. Since 2019, Constant Contact also offers marketing automation features, a website and landing page builder, and other tools to support midsize businesses.
$12
per month
Pricing
AcquisioConstant Contact
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Lite
Starting at $12.00
per month
Standard
Starting at $35.00
per month
Premium
Starting at $80.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AcquisioConstant Contact
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThe SMS Marketing tool can be added to any Standard or Premium Constant Contact account. SMS is only available in the US for Standard and Premium paid plans. SMS can be added when logged in to an account after purchase. Plans start at $10/month for up to 500 messages.
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Features
AcquisioConstant Contact
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Acquisio
-
Ratings
Constant Contact
8.0
117 Ratings
2% below category average
WYSIWYG email editor00 Ratings8.1100 Ratings
Dynamic content00 Ratings7.8101 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content00 Ratings8.482 Ratings
Landing pages00 Ratings8.075 Ratings
A/B testing00 Ratings7.171 Ratings
Mobile optimization00 Ratings8.586 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting00 Ratings9.0113 Ratings
List management00 Ratings8.3115 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences00 Ratings7.259 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Acquisio
-
Ratings
Constant Contact
8.0
114 Ratings
3% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings8.388 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.3112 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings7.458 Ratings
Pre-Send Testing
Comparison of Pre-Send Testing features of Product A and Product B
Acquisio
-
Ratings
Constant Contact
8.1
66 Ratings
4% below category average
URL Validation00 Ratings8.231 Ratings
Link Tracking00 Ratings7.934 Ratings
Image Validation00 Ratings8.832 Ratings
Inbox Display00 Ratings8.635 Ratings
Email Accessibility Tools00 Ratings7.928 Ratings
Spelling and Grammar Check00 Ratings8.053 Ratings
Spam Testing00 Ratings6.026 Ratings
Email Previews00 Ratings9.265 Ratings
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User Ratings
AcquisioConstant Contact
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(15 ratings)
8.0
(132 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
5.4
(6 ratings)
9.8
(23 ratings)
Usability
6.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(3 ratings)
10.0
(9 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AcquisioConstant Contact
Likelihood to Recommend
Newfold Digital
Acquisio is ideal for marketing agencies, especially those that focus on serving a specific market. If your Agency has access to client data, depending on the data, Acquisio's software could be a powerful way to deliver that data in the form of online ads. Acquisio might be too powerful for a small business looking to manage campaigns in-house.
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Constant Contact
Constant Contact is an excellent tool for sending out flyers and newsletters. However, I feel the content's appearance is typically all the same. When I receive an email from Constant Contact, I can immediately identify it - the templates usually all look the same. When sending out communications with images, it is easy to use Constant Contact and link webpages. However, the email layout is always vertical and can get very lengthy. I prefer a more flip-book approach with options to flip the page.
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Pros
Newfold Digital
  • Provides multiple methods of viewing and sharing campaign data. It is definitely an upgrade from the basic PPC reports. Fully customizable and new features are being added regularly.
  • Acquisio now provides support for the importation of the video campaign data. This saves her company lots of time as we used to have to do this process manually.
  • Aquisio now has instant chat support in the platform which saves a lot of time as you can get quick answers to any problems you may be having.
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Constant Contact
  • Market segmentation is great: my main segmentation is by region because that's how our sales team is divided.
  • Lists: making customized email lists is easy and intuitive; the custom fields allow some flexibility in case our fields don't exactly line up with Constant Contact's.
  • Campaigns: creating campaigns is quick and simple. I especially appreciate the 'resend to non-openers' option. I am constantly using this feature.
  • Subject line generator: I like using the recommended subject lines. I'm able to plug in their recommended ideas, or sometimes, this feature helps me generate my own ideas.
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Cons
Newfold Digital
  • Facebook management: You cannot manage Facebook directly through Acquisio. You can only see the data in the platform.
  • Campaign automation: The rules and algorithms takes a lot of time to be applied if you managed them manually.
  • LinkedIn: No LinkedIn integration available
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Constant Contact
  • It would be nice if we had more customizable options for emails - like moving around pictures and text boxes, rather than a set spot for everything to go.
  • I would like it if multiple people could work on a document at one time. So if I'm in charge of graphics, I can get those updated while someone else is entering content, etc.
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Likelihood to Renew
Newfold Digital
I think the platform, with the latest release updates has a lot of great potential. The main decision, currently, is price and how that gets passed on to our clients. There has to be a conscious decision made on platform cost vs client spend and overall budget vs revenue.
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Constant Contact
There is no doubt that we are going to renew Constant Contact. We have not just invested a lot of time in learning and creating a great looking product but we have developed a strong database of information that allows us to track how we are doing for each newsletter. This supports our goals of creating products that residents desire and are excited to receive.
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Usability
Newfold Digital
The updates they have recently made have been time consuming to keep up with
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Constant Contact
There is always room for improvement. I don't know how they test their systems, but they should invite not-so computer savvy people to test it. If I, as an expert have problems, they need to think like the technophobe. Since I've used Constant Contact in the past as part of my former employment, I have not viewed any of the tutorials and just jumped in to work on my client's newsletter. With that said, I found some areas easy and some a bit cumbersome
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Reliability and Availability
Newfold Digital
No answers on this topic
Constant Contact
No major problems in sending out the email campaigns and accessing the analytics
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Performance
Newfold Digital
No answers on this topic
Constant Contact
The system seemed quite slow sometimes. Specifically, there was sometimes a delay in sends if it was during a high traffic period. There were time-outs when uploading new code for an email, and a lag in reporting analytics which was sometimes as long as 72 hours
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Support Rating
Newfold Digital
Within the interface there is an instant chat support feature that you can use to get help right away without having to pick up the phone or look for an email address. We have have an account manager who responds to emails quickly and is always helpful. Anytime issues require further tech support we are kept up to date on the progress of the issue and they are usually resolved the same day.
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Constant Contact
I think the overall support for Constant Contact has always been incredible; I have nothing negative to say. Our customer support representative was attentive, easy to understand, and very knowledgeable. I never felt like I wasn't a priority of his and my issues, while very small, were fixed in a very short time frame.
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Implementation Rating
Newfold Digital
They handled it well.
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Constant Contact
Implementation is very easy for someone who wants to send out the “batch and blast” type newsletters. If you want to use their templates with no customizations, the product works fine. However, the more customizations you get into involving link color, etc, that’s where things can get tricky for someone who may not be familiar with coding
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Alternatives Considered
Newfold Digital
We have started using Domo since we began using Acquisio and are extremely happy with Domo. We will continue to use Acquisio though because of the ability to directly manage paid search ads and the ability to create simple reports quickly. Also considering the cost of Domo, unless you specifically need reports with more sources of data, Acquisio is all you really need.
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Constant Contact
Constant Contact is much more intuitive for people who are not tech-savvy. Also, while sendgrid offered more options in it's drag and drop interface, it displayed differently across different email clients, which made it very cumbersome to use. It also took much longer to upload contact lists and it was harder to manage existing contacts. Performance in sendgrid was much slower as well, and the Preview feature was quite buggy. Our team initially chose sendgrid because of the integration options that it's API offered, but we ultimately switched to Constant Contact because it was much easier to build campaigns and better suited our requirements.
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Scalability
Newfold Digital
No answers on this topic
Constant Contact
Very reliable in sending email campaigns and controlling the recipients so that no contact is sent the same email more than once, even if they are on a resent list
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Return on Investment
Newfold Digital
  • Acquisio let us create reports on the fly, saving us lots of time; time that was better spend optimizing client campaigns.
  • Acqusio's Bid and Budget Management tool (BBM) helped a struggling client achieve desired traffic and conversion results with little to no work from our agency.
  • Acquisio's quick customer service responsiveness let us get our questions answered quickly.
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Constant Contact
  • I have had nothing but positive impacts from using Constant Contact.
  • The church is large, and there are many subgroups and axillary groups within the church. Setting up specific groups based on responsibility, interest, member goals, and service needs allows me to send information quickly, saving valuable time for other tasks.
  • Constant Contact allows leadership to stay personally engaged with the members I work with, without over-taxing my time. It feels so seamless.
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ScreenShots

Acquisio Screenshots

Screenshot of Client Center, view of Key Performance Metrics targets

Constant Contact Screenshots

Screenshot of the AI Content Generator that can be used to create content for emails, social posts, or SMS.Screenshot of the advanced automation workflows that make sure marketing is always on.Screenshot of some of the pre-built email templates that are available or a simple drag-and-drop email editor is available to start from scratch.Screenshot of the Social Posting tool is used to plan and post Social media messaging across platforms.Screenshot of SMS Marketing generated with Constant Contact, used reach customers wherever they are.Screenshot of the e-commerce tools that can be integrated with Constant Contact to sell more.