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843 Ratings

ActiveCampaign

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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Campaign Monitor ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Email & Online Marketing, Reporting & Analytics

Email & Online Marketing

8.4

ActiveCampaign

84%
8.9

Campaign Monitor

89%
ActiveCampaign ranks higher in 5/9 features

WYSIWYG email editor

7.9
79%
559 Ratings
8.4
84%
8 Ratings

Dynamic content

8.2
82%
497 Ratings
8.9
89%
21 Ratings

Ability to test dynamic content

8.1
81%
451 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Landing pages

7.4
74%
322 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

A/B testing

8.6
86%
363 Ratings
9.3
93%
21 Ratings

Mobile optimization

8.4
84%
507 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Email deliverability reporting

9.2
92%
652 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

List management

8.9
89%
627 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Triggered drip sequences

9.1
91%
554 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Lead Management

8.6

ActiveCampaign

86%

Campaign Monitor

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ActiveCampaign ranks higher in 4/4 features

Lead nurturing

8.8
88%
474 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Lead scoring and grading

8.4
84%
346 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Data quality management

8.5
85%
389 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Automated sales alerts and tasks

8.5
85%
343 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Campaign Management

8.4

ActiveCampaign

84%

Campaign Monitor

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ActiveCampaign ranks higher in 2/2 features

Calendaring

8.3
83%
281 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Event/webinar marketing

8.5
85%
274 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Social Media Marketing

8.6

ActiveCampaign

86%

Campaign Monitor

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ActiveCampaign ranks higher in 2/2 features

Social sharing and campaigns

8.7
87%
246 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Social profile integration

8.4
84%
242 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.6

ActiveCampaign

86%
10.0

Campaign Monitor

100%
ActiveCampaign ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

8.6
86%
576 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Standard reports

8.8
88%
563 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Custom reports

8.4
84%
363 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

8.8

ActiveCampaign

88%

Campaign Monitor

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ActiveCampaign ranks higher in 6/6 features

API

9.1
91%
376 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Role-based workflow & approvals

8.3
83%
256 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customizability

8.7
87%
398 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration with Salesforce.com

8.8
88%
85 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

9.0
90%
55 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration with SugarCRM

8.8
88%
51 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Pre-Send Testing

ActiveCampaign

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.5

Campaign Monitor

85%
Campaign Monitor ranks higher in 1/1 features

Spam Testing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
4 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • ActiveCampaign is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Campaign Monitor is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

ActiveCampaign

90%
647 Ratings
7.6

Campaign Monitor

76%
25 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.8

ActiveCampaign

88%
19 Ratings

Campaign Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.2

ActiveCampaign

82%
34 Ratings
10.0

Campaign Monitor

100%
2 Ratings

Availability

9.1

ActiveCampaign

91%
4 Ratings

Campaign Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

6.7

ActiveCampaign

67%
4 Ratings

Campaign Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.0

ActiveCampaign

60%
38 Ratings

Campaign Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings

In-Person Training

7.3

ActiveCampaign

73%
1 Rating

Campaign Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.7

ActiveCampaign

87%
10 Ratings

Campaign Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

7.7

ActiveCampaign

77%
3 Ratings

Campaign Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

8.1

ActiveCampaign

81%
3 Ratings

Campaign Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.5

ActiveCampaign

85%
4 Ratings

Campaign Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

7.7

ActiveCampaign

77%
3 Ratings

Campaign Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

7.3

ActiveCampaign

73%
3 Ratings

Campaign Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign is great for anyone who wants loads of flexibility for building automations. They really excel at allowing you do build any automation you want.
However, because it's slightly more expensive than some other options for email marketing, if you're sending general newsletters or don't need complicated automations, you could go for a cheaper alternative.
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Campaign Monitor

Campaign Monitor is undoubtedly one of the best software for managing email marketing campaigns; it is a robust platform and can be adapted to any company. If you are not a developer and don't know any code, it has many pre-made templates to use. I highly recommend Campaign Monitor; it is perfect, does what needs to be done, and is very easy to use.
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Pros

ActiveCampaign

  • Contact management is robust and reliable, and provides all the capabilities I was looking for.
  • Marketing automation takes a little figuring out, but it's easy to learn and easy to use.
  • Deals are highly customizable and incredibly easy to use. I love that you can use it to create all kinds of workflows, not just sales pipelines.
  • Training videos and webinars are top notch. I've learned a lot from them and always appreciate the email notifications when a new video/webinar is available.
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Campaign Monitor

  • Campaign Monitor’s support is great. They have a great help page built out to help answer all your questions, and if you do have a question or issue that needs extra support, their support team responds within a couple hours to help resolve the issue.
  • The email builder is very clean and easy to use. It makes A/B testing, personalization, and dynamic content easy to implement.
  • I appreciate the insights reporting that Campaign Monitor provides. We use that regularly for our quarterly reporting to track list growth, as well as campaign performance from a high level.
  • The automation is very straight forward and has truly transformed our marketing. The learning curve is pretty low, so my entire team knows how to use it to create and edit automated email journeys.
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Cons

ActiveCampaign

  • I use the ecommerce feature for email template design and there's been a bug where I can't change the colours of the shopping block to match a theme. Which is annoying in of itself and is actually quite critical but beyond that it would be nice if they could either fix it quickly or keep me up to date on the progress of the fix.
  • It could be a little bit easier to find pricing online.
  • Support isn't online at all times of the day, which is understandable but definitely would be a nice thing to have.
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Campaign Monitor

  • Managing different subscriptions requires some thinking and setup with custom fields/lists/segments. It's not really 'out of the box' to set up.
  • The WYSIWYG editor is pretty locked down, which makes it idiot-proof, but would be great to have a little more control over padding, line height, kerning, etc.
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Pricing Details

ActiveCampaign

Starting Price

$9 per month

Editions & Modules

ActiveCampaign editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Lite$9.001
Plus$492
Professional$1293
Enterprise$2294

Footnotes

  1. Per Month [3 Users]
  2. Per Month [25 Users]
  3. Per Month [50 Users]
  4. Per Month [Unlimited Users]

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Campaign Monitor

Starting Price

$9 per month

Editions & Modules

Campaign Monitor editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Basic91
Unlimited292
Premier1493

Footnotes

  1. per month
  2. per month
  3. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCampaign

For our clients (Course creators, event hosts & managers, business leaders that have existing marketing in place and want to grow past 6 & 7 figures), we highly recommend ActiveCampaign, because:
  • Broad capabilities - ability to create individual emails to specific segments (the right people) at the right time (predictive sending for the greatest likelihood of conversion) and automated flows so that our clients are generating revenue
  • Integrations - We run ads for our clients, and ActiveCampaign automatically creates dynamic audiences for our social media platforms so that our ads are going to audiences that have just opened or clicked emails (or that follows up with people who haven't engaged). The number of programs that ActiveCampaign connects to makes the marketing a seamless experience for our clients.
  • Visualization of data - With the flow builder, you can see where people are in the process, what tags are being applied overall - makes it so much easier to create email marketing solutions for clients.
  • Reporting - The ability to see specific open, click, and conversion rates in one place.
  • Outstanding customer support - Having the ActiveCampaign team behind you makes it easy to recommend and use it for clients.
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Campaign Monitor

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Usability

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign has been the easiest marketing automation software we have ever used. They provide tips throughout the entire process of anything you are building. Their support team through LIVE CHAT has been extremely fast and helpful. The monthly meetings provided with the enablement team has helped us through several large and urgent needs.
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Campaign Monitor

The templates, while useful, are very locked down, This makes it very usable from a novice's standpoint, but also very inflexible from a designer's standpoint. Creating several version of the email campaign and using A/B testing was a powerful and easy-to-use feature, and the system also provides the option of automating the sending of emails once an A/B testing criteria is reached
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Reliability and Availability

ActiveCampaign

I haven't experienced application errors or unplanned outages at all. Active Campaign is ultra reliable and I would not be using them if that were the case. Also, the helpful emails they send are welcomed and informative, and present very practical tips and guidance for using the platform. They're always demonstrating new features and I'm thankful for that.
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Campaign Monitor

No answers on this topic

Performance

ActiveCampaign

Oh my gosh, Active Campaign's performance gets an A+++ in my book. The pages load quickly and so do the reports. I haven't noticed any slowdowns when it's integrating with other programs and it performs excellently on all levels.
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Campaign Monitor

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Support Rating

ActiveCampaign

This might be the best part. The chat support lady offered to make a video to help me solve my problem. I worked in customer service for years and I've never done that, lol. So, if they're offering things like that, I can only imagine that they'd be able to handle most any issue you throw at them.
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Campaign Monitor

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Implementation Rating

ActiveCampaign

Very satisfied with our implementation in our professional medical practice, allowing us to be on top of client service, and not miss out on crucial information and insights. Marketing is often neglected in professional practices and ActiveCampaign solved this problem with aplomb.
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Campaign Monitor

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Alternatives Considered

ActiveCampaign

I felt like ActiveCampaign had the most features for the value I was expecting. I looked at other reviews just like this to see whether it would meet my needs. I also considered price. As a startup, I wanted to make sure I could have a platform that could grow to what I needed it to be without paying too much at the beginning.
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Campaign Monitor

The ability to track the effectiveness of email marketing campaigns in real-time is what makes Campaign Monitor interesting to use. All the vital features that we need to run professionally designed email campaigns that look wonderful on any device so that we boost our business are included in this platform.
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Scalability

ActiveCampaign

My web designer told me about Active Campaign and although I don't recall which platform I had before, I LOVE Active Campaign and its user friendliness. The transition was seamless and I've never had a problem with functionality or server failure.
Active Campaign provides so many features, and makes it easy for non-techies to maneuver around the site with ease. They capture information and put it in an easy-to-read format.
At this point, I don't think I'd ever use any other platform!
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Campaign Monitor

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Return on Investment

ActiveCampaign

  • ActiveCampaign saved us thousands of dollars over our previous CRM platform.
  • We are able to track leads through the sales pipeline, seeing exactly how much our efforts are bringing in.
  • We are able to provide better customer service by quickly responding to forms completed on our website no matter the time/day.
  • We can run reports to find areas we may be deficient in marketing or sales, and also see our strengths, which is important to our C Suite.
  • ActiveCampaign Automations save us a significant amount of time.
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Campaign Monitor

  • Because it's easy to use, we can design and send out newsletters easily and quickly, spending little time.
  • It's a great tool for aggregating all of the things our organization is up to and making sure people are aware of them.
  • Sometimes I wonder how many emails are sent to the Spam folder, but there are great tools to see how many opens you get.
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