ActiveCampaign vs. Mad Mimi

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActiveCampaign
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
ActiveCampaign helps small teams power big businesses with a platform for intelligent marketing automation. It provides email marketing, marketing automation, and CRM tools that help businesses to create incredible customer experiences.
$19
per month
Mad Mimi
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Mad Mimi is an email marketing solution targeted at SMBs, designed to be intuitive and straightforward. It was acquired by GoDaddy in August 2014 to expand their small business support offerings.
$10
per month
Pricing
ActiveCampaignMad Mimi
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Basic
$10.00
per month
Pro
$42.00
per month
Silver
$199.00
per month
Gold
$1049.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveCampaignMad Mimi
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ActiveCampaignMad Mimi
Considered Both Products
ActiveCampaign
Chose ActiveCampaign
ActiveCampaign is true marketing automation. The others aren't, or at least weren't when I used them.
Chose ActiveCampaign
ActiveCampaign is a more robust tool that offers a lot more of customization and options, it's like having a mini CRM without actually having one, cause if you use the tags properly you can see and know exactly what your audience does on your site and which products do they buy.
Chose ActiveCampaign
  • It costs more than some, less than others, so the price is competitive.
  • The features are above most: constituent metrics, campaign and automation metrics, automation creation with options to integrate with other systems.
  • The ease with which a professional email can be composed …
Mad Mimi
Chose Mad Mimi
When I started using Mad Mimi several years ago, it offered a decent feature set at a lower price. For my business, I switched to AWeber first and then to ActiveCampaign for more advanced e-commerce integrations. For my trade association, I recently moved to MailChimp because …
Chose Mad Mimi
I've chosen Mad Mimi for all the reasons stated previously. It's easy to use, free (for now); has an embeddable webform, list segmentation, mobile optimization, etc. On the other hand, I'm just this close to moving to MailChimp which has more sophisticated features and built-in …
Top Pros
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Features
ActiveCampaignMad Mimi
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
8.8
662 Ratings
13% above category average
Mad Mimi
8.2
9 Ratings
1% above category average
WYSIWYG email editor8.9579 Ratings9.98 Ratings
Dynamic content8.9518 Ratings7.06 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content8.6469 Ratings5.06 Ratings
Landing pages8.9336 Ratings8.05 Ratings
A/B testing9.0379 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile optimization9.2525 Ratings7.07 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting7.0629 Ratings9.09 Ratings
List management9.4648 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences9.4572 Ratings8.15 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
8.8
523 Ratings
13% above category average
Mad Mimi
-
Ratings
Lead nurturing automation9.1490 Ratings00 Ratings
Lead scoring and grading8.1358 Ratings00 Ratings
Data quality management9.1400 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated sales alerts and tasks9.1355 Ratings00 Ratings
Campaign Management
Comparison of Campaign Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
9.3
372 Ratings
20% above category average
Mad Mimi
-
Ratings
Calendaring9.3293 Ratings00 Ratings
Event/webinar marketing9.4285 Ratings00 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
9.5
286 Ratings
24% above category average
Mad Mimi
-
Ratings
Social sharing and campaigns9.6253 Ratings00 Ratings
Social profile integration9.4249 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
8.4
625 Ratings
11% above category average
Mad Mimi
10.0
8 Ratings
25% above category average
Dashboards8.0595 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Standard reports8.1582 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Custom reports8.9377 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
9.2
489 Ratings
19% above category average
Mad Mimi
-
Ratings
API9.5390 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based workflow & approvals9.1266 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizability9.4419 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Salesforce.com9.291 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM9.760 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with SugarCRM9.756 Ratings00 Ratings
Third-party software integrations7.618 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-Send Testing
Comparison of Pre-Send Testing features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
-
Ratings
Mad Mimi
7.7
1 Ratings
10% below category average
Link Tracking00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Spelling and Grammar Check00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Email Previews00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
ActiveCampaignMad Mimi
Likelihood to Recommend
7.7
(674 ratings)
9.9
(13 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.4
(25 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
7.6
(38 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
6.9
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
1.4
(41 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.6
(14 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
6.5
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.9
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
1.8
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
6.5
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
7.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveCampaignMad Mimi
Likelihood to Recommend
ActiveCampaign
ActiveCampaign is brilliant for small businesses wanting a secure, reliable and user friendly email capture software that filters users emails into the appropriate category/tags and have endless options when it comes to having different lead magnets and ways users may sign up. It's been super handy for my small business to send regular emails and be able to analyse the success rates and open rates of emails and the ability to resend them with a different subject line. It's made email marketing really easy peasy.
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GoDaddy
Mad Mimi is perfect for scheduling remainder emails. For instance, if you need to remind a client about a pending order next week, you can schedule the remainder email today and it will be sent exactly the date and time you want it to even if you are out of office. If you need to contact thousands of people at a time, Mad Mimi can be used to send the emails all at once to all of them, especially for marketing purposes and newsletter purposes.
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Pros
ActiveCampaign
  • The graphic design is very good, especially fonts, colours and templates
  • Flexibility of design and functionality
  • Takes a little while to learn it, but generally user-friendly
  • Looks very professional but doesn't cost much to get started
  • There are masses of integrations for ActiveCampaign, and the ones I tried all worked well and didn't take long to figure out.
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GoDaddy
  • I've been on the free plan for years and it has suited me very well. It's reliable and has all the core features I need at the moment. Considering how all the online tools can add up, this is right for my business.
  • Mad Mimi has a super-simple interface, and it's drag and drop, so I don't have to spend a lot of time designing each email. Although you can customize with your logo and colors.
  • There are several free add-ons, which allow for a limited amount of automation. I would recommend taking advantage of the RSS feed, webform, and drip campaign features.
  • You can segment your list into as many groups as you like, which makes for more effective email marketing.
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Cons
ActiveCampaign
  • The email designing part could be easier to use. There are certain simple shortcuts that don't work, for example, adding links is more complicated than it should be, moving blocks around is hard, etc.
  • There's no good way to filter by 'active' and 'inactive' subscribers when editing en-mass.
  • I'd like more reporting data on one page.
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GoDaddy
  • The ease on adding links, such as unsubscribe links, is not as easy as it is with other email service providers. Creating simple tags that take the place of a link could help a lot, especially for those not as familiar with HTML.
  • Perhaps a way of archiving old emails, or hiding them from the past emails area. It can look a bit cluttered, and can be confusing in some circumstances.
  • Providing some learning material, or at least a more thorough overview of email marketing, and the user interface would be of great use to beginners.
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Likelihood to Renew
ActiveCampaign
I am committed at the moment. Rebuilding the automations I have would be a huge time drain. Plus the cost of learning a new system and the risk to deliverability of porting a 6,000 person list to a new platform. Also, AC offers everything I need ast a reasonable (but a little high) price. So, why not a 10? Because, early 2023, AC dropped a massive 2x price hike on long-term customers. They knew few would shift, so this feels like a cynical cash grab and left a bad taste, If they do something like this again, this camel will have a broken back.
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GoDaddy
Pretty simple, I know I'm getting what I pay for and a little more. Although simple and easy for the new user; a more seasoned marketer can still get the most from MadMimi. Especially if the primary purpose is to generate strong brand loyalty with effective communication that integrates your various outlets: MadMimi makes it easy for your customer to pick-up what the business owner wants to relay.
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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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GoDaddy
I find it very easy to use just like my colleagues too. The learning curve is straight forward.
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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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GoDaddy
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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GoDaddy
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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GoDaddy
My issues are usually quickly resolved and their support staffs are very knowledgeable on the software generally
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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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GoDaddy
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
ActiveCampaign
I moved to ActiveCampaign from Mailchimp. Admittedly, I was using the free version of Mailchimp, but I had numerous episodes of subscriber data NOT being added to Mailchimp, despite using API to integrate with my mailing list. Obviously, I couldn't pay for clicks and not capture subscriber data, so I had to find something else. ActiveCampaign has been 100% reliable in testing.
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GoDaddy
Constant Contact is the Goliath of the industry and to us, it was unnecessarily complex and expensive. We chose Mad Mimi, after looking at several other new offerings and we've been extremely satisfied with our choice of Mad Mimi.
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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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GoDaddy
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
ActiveCampaign
  • I haven't monetized my list yet so no clear ROI but great from a list-building perspective
  • The software is not cheap so at times I feel like I may not be getting the most out of the product because I'm not using all of the features
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GoDaddy
  • I've spent 3 years creating blog posts, and it is only now encompassing the breath that allows me to draw upon this pieces as a reusable resource, but now this is happening.
  • I preferred the Mad Mimi platform to Mail Chimp, and I suspect it continues to offer advantages. I felt Mad Mimi did themselves a disservice by failing to support their free subscriber service to the same extent that Mail Chimp does. When one's mail list gets sufficiently large, then it does pay to pay them, but not in the context I was using it.
  • It seems that Mad Mimi is targeting direct marketing purposes, as this is a use where ROI is more easily measured.
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ScreenShots

ActiveCampaign Screenshots

Screenshot of tagging, that when combined with conditional content helps to put the right message in front of each customer.Screenshot of marketing automationScreenshot of audience segmentation based on engagement, purchase activity, lead score, or any other dimensionScreenshot of live chat, site messaging, email, and a unified inbox that can be used to build relationships with customers.Screenshot of the CRM, which helps sales reps to get more done in less time