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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign is perfect for teams that want a lightweight, easy to use email software which still has the ability to deeply integrate with your codebase/business logic (through tagging via their API and automations).It strikes the balance nicely between allowing developers and marketers to collaborate --- simply instruct the developers to tag users appropriately in the business logic / code base, and then the marketers can use AC's automations initiated by a tag to come up with whatever complex follow-up they desire (all without bugging the developers again).
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JangoMail

JangoMail is only appropriate if you are looking for a cheap emailer. It should not be used as a marketing automation tool, as it is only an email platform. You should look for a marketing email platform that allows you to create better looking emails and manage your contacts. There are way better tools out there.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

ActiveCampaign
7.9
JangoMail
2.0
WYSIWYG email editor
ActiveCampaign
7.7
JangoMail
Dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
7.6
JangoMail
Ability to test dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
7.7
JangoMail
Landing pages
ActiveCampaign
6.8
JangoMail
A/B testing
ActiveCampaign
7.4
JangoMail
Mobile optimization
ActiveCampaign
7.8
JangoMail
Email deliverability
ActiveCampaign
8.3
JangoMail
3.0
List management
ActiveCampaign
8.4
JangoMail
1.0
Triggered drip sequences
ActiveCampaign
9.4
JangoMail

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCampaign
7.2
JangoMail
1.0
Dashboards
ActiveCampaign
7.2
JangoMail
1.0
Standard reports
ActiveCampaign
7.4
JangoMail
1.0
Custom reports
ActiveCampaign
7.1
JangoMail

Pros

ActiveCampaign

  • The automation interface is fairly intuitive to work through and offers powerful, flexible features.
  • For the price and features it offers, it's the best value of any automation service that exists today.
  • It has a TON of options for the advanced user to tinker and test with.
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JangoMail

  • The platform is inexpensive.
  • Their support people are very nice.
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Cons

ActiveCampaign

  • Since it has so many options, a beginner might be overwhelmed by the choices available. This is hard to avoid when offering so much flexibility, but still, a new user would be well-served to watch some tutorials and have a clear idea about the workflow they want to get started.
  • There is a point at which your list will outgrow the service (hopefully!) and you might want to think about switching to a service whose CRM and landing page functionality is more robust.
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JangoMail

  • There are no templates to create emails. There are no drag and drop features.
  • Reporting should contain necessary everyday metrics, such as click-thru rates!
  • Error messages are needed on things that you just can't know any other way.
  • System problems should be highlighted at the top of every page, not just the home page.
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Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've tried over half a dozen email autoresponders and ActiveCampaign is by far my favorite. The ability to send emails is the backbone of my business. The "cheap" email marketing tools designed for the mass market are not powerful or intuitive to set up and also don't have the best deliverability. And the "expensive" ones are usually super confusing to use.
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JangoMail

JangoMail 8.5
Based on 3 answers
Green money is good, customers are good, and more customers who buy is great. Tools that give exposure and that help commerce happen are awesome. JangoMail is one of these tools
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Usability

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It's super easy and fast to set up automations and email lists. In under five minutes, you can be mailing your list. I'm not a fan of complexity, and I'm also not a fan of being hamstrung by weak tools, so I really like using ActiveCampaign. It's the perfect blend of simplicity and power.
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JangoMail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had ActiveCampaign down for maintenance. I'm sure they update things, but they always seem to manage to stay live. Also, I've had very few errors, if any. None come to mind. This might be to due to the fact I focus on building things as simply as possible, but I also believe it's due to the quality of the software.
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JangoMail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 10.0
Based on 1 answer
ActiveCampaign works seamlessly with the other tools I use. It integrates directly with most. And if no direct integration is available, there is almost always one you can make using Zapier. I've yet to run into a technical error that prevented me from doing something I wanted to be able to do.
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JangoMail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I have only had to reach out to ActiveCampaign support a couple of times, and every time they have helped me out quickly and efficiently. They get back to you pretty quickly and usually have the solution figured out within just a couple of message exchanges. Please keep in mind I use the simple features of ActiveCampaign, so if there's a complication solution you're looking for help with, your experience with support might be a little different.
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JangoMail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 10.0
Based on 1 answer
If your email marketing strategy is clunky and confusing then it doesn't matter what tool you use or need to set up. It will take time to set it up. However, if you favor simple and effective email marketing strategies then you'll find that setting up ActiveCampaign is a breeze. And the results you'll get with it will far outweigh the time it takes to set it up.
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JangoMail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

ActiveCampaign

I selected ActiveCampaign in order to expand our possibilities for sales and exploration in marketing. We've used Emma as well for a long time, and honestly, I think I prefer the mail blast section of Emma/Campaign Monitor because I'm used to it and they have tons of great templates.
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JangoMail

I inherited JangoMail. I would never have chosen it as a marketing tool. It is so primitive when you compare it to any of the other marketing email platforms. You need to be able to easily create good looking emails and send to various lists created within the platform
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Scalability

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've tried several of the email services available today. ActiveCampaign makes it easy and fast to get set up. And they have some of the best email deliverability available today as well. That's really important when it comes to email marketing, because winding up in spam or promotion folders makes your email marketing efforts and uphill battle.
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JangoMail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

ActiveCampaign

  • Positive ROI: ActiveCampaign has allowed us to use tags and automation to segment our subscribers based on purchases so that we can keep those buyer engaged with emails and information that pertains to the specific things they are interested in, and not bother them with things they are not. Thereby increasing open rates and click-throughs and decreasing unsubscribe rates which thereby increases sales.
  • Negative ROI: Learning the program takes some time as do setting up the automations, so you need to be willing to make the investment in time to do so. Initially, this may adversely affect your ROI.
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JangoMail

  • I use it for lead conversions, and it has been a positive experience.
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Pricing Details

ActiveCampaign

General

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

JangoMail

General

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

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