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70 Ratings

ActiveCampaign

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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

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

Email & Online Marketing

8.4

ActiveCampaign

84%
9.1

Emma

91%
Emma ranks higher in 7/9 features

WYSIWYG email editor

7.9
79%
558 Ratings
8.0
80%
24 Ratings

Dynamic content

8.2
82%
495 Ratings
9.0
90%
25 Ratings

Ability to test dynamic content

8.1
81%
449 Ratings
9.0
90%
24 Ratings

Landing pages

7.4
74%
320 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

A/B testing

8.6
86%
362 Ratings
8.9
89%
24 Ratings

Mobile optimization

8.4
84%
506 Ratings
9.0
90%
29 Ratings

Email deliverability reporting

9.2
92%
650 Ratings
10.0
100%
60 Ratings

List management

8.9
89%
625 Ratings
10.0
100%
31 Ratings

Triggered drip sequences

9.1
91%
552 Ratings
9.0
90%
21 Ratings

Lead Management

8.6

ActiveCampaign

86%

Emma

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

Lead nurturing

8.8
88%
472 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Lead scoring and grading

8.4
84%
345 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Data quality management

8.5
85%
387 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Automated sales alerts and tasks

8.5
85%
342 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Campaign Management

8.4

ActiveCampaign

84%

Emma

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

Calendaring

8.3
83%
279 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Event/webinar marketing

8.5
85%
271 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Social Media Marketing

8.6

ActiveCampaign

86%

Emma

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

Social sharing and campaigns

8.7
87%
244 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Social profile integration

8.4
84%
240 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.6

ActiveCampaign

86%
9.9

Emma

99%
Emma ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

8.6
86%
574 Ratings
10.0
100%
30 Ratings

Standard reports

8.8
88%
561 Ratings
9.8
98%
31 Ratings

Custom reports

8.4
84%
362 Ratings
9.9
99%
19 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

8.8

ActiveCampaign

88%

Emma

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%
255 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customizability

8.7
87%
397 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration with Salesforce.com

8.8
88%
84 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

9.0
90%
54 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration with SugarCRM

8.8
88%
50 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • ActiveCampaign is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
  • Emma is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

ActiveCampaign

90%
645 Ratings
8.0

Emma

80%
32 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.8

ActiveCampaign

88%
19 Ratings
9.5

Emma

95%
5 Ratings

Usability

8.2

ActiveCampaign

82%
34 Ratings
10.0

Emma

100%
2 Ratings

Availability

9.1

ActiveCampaign

91%
4 Ratings

Emma

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

6.7

ActiveCampaign

67%
4 Ratings

Emma

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.0

ActiveCampaign

60%
38 Ratings
2.0

Emma

20%
2 Ratings

In-Person Training

7.3

ActiveCampaign

73%
1 Rating

Emma

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.7

ActiveCampaign

87%
10 Ratings
7.0

Emma

70%
2 Ratings

Configurability

7.7

ActiveCampaign

77%
3 Ratings

Emma

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

8.1

ActiveCampaign

81%
3 Ratings

Emma

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.5

ActiveCampaign

85%
4 Ratings

Emma

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

7.7

ActiveCampaign

77%
3 Ratings

Emma

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

7.3

ActiveCampaign

73%
3 Ratings

Emma

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

Using Emma for weekly templated email use with minimal changes is awesome. If you want you can create a master and make minor graphic edits quickly and easily from your smartphone. Any edit is possible as long as the artwork is on the online server. Only time I hit a bump in the road is when I was asked to change the style sheet and did not know that the pricing plan I was on did not include this feature. Client had to wait to send new format until Emma performed the requested changes.
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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

  • Enterprise-level email marketing with multi-level account structure allowing for multiple users at different levels to send campaigns
  • Easy-to-use WYSIWYG email template editors to create dynamic emails with enhanced personalization through merge-fields
  • A large API index that connects to many different platforms and the ability to work with Emma support to create new connections to new platforms as needed
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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

  • Their customer service leaves something to be desired. We ran into an issue with one of our campaigns, and we decided to reach out to support, but they didn't get back with us until 3 hours later! Time is money!!
  • We don't like that their photo editing capabilities are limited, you can only choose small, medium or large photos with no way to resize to exact dimensions. Makes emails a bit of a pain
  • The upgraded premium tools are buggy and leave something to be desired as well – it's a shame.
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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

Emma

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Emma editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    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

    Emma has been a great tool for our marketing. It's easy to use and I've had no issues in the almost two years we've been with them. It's really been a great way for us to stay connected with customers that takes no time to setup and send
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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

    While every WYSIWYG software will experience glitches, Emma handles them well. Keep in mind they rarely happen, but they do, it can be of annoyance. Regardless, Emma allows my organization to create seamless email campaigns using fresh data. Emma makes coming up with strategic decisions very easy. The list segmentation that Emma feature allows us to easily manage a large list without issues. Overall, Emma is extremely usable with nearly no learning curve!
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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

    No answers on this topic

    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

    I hate that to get support I have to submit a question to a public forum and wait for a response. I just want the ability for a quick live chat to answer my simple help questions quickly or at the very least submit a ticket via email and get a status update.
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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

    No answers on this topic

    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

    At the time we made the decision to move to Emma, my organization was using both MailChimp and Constant Contact. Emma's drag-and-drop template editor surpassed both, and even editing the pre-made template HTML in Emma was easier. List management was much smoother than the clunky Constant Contact and MailChimp lists we had. From a design perspective, we chose Emma for its ease of use in creating templates and modifying existing ones, as well as the ability to push out branded templates and brand assets through its master admin/subaccount capabilities. Emma's analytics and reporting were much less frustrating to navigate and understand, such that, rather than spending all of our time trying to make sense of the metrics from a campaign (which we were definitely doing), we were attracted to being able to report easily and then move on to determining how to make real improvements
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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

    No answers on this topic

    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

    • Stores using the platform have seen good deliverability stats. Open rates and click-through rates are high with the templates that Emma creates. We still face the challenge of getting more users on the platform.
    • User satisfaction is high for our users who are regularly using the platform.
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