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Score 7.6 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCampaign

If someone needs an economical entry into marketing automation features and does not require any comprehensive reporting, ActiveCampaign can be a suitable tool. If ad hoc reports and advanced list segmentation features are important, avoid it.
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Mailigen

Mailigen is great for designing and scheduling campaigns that do not require expert knowledge in the field. Creating specific lists, segmentation, & scheduling campaigns are very straightforward and user-friendly. Do not use Mailigen for email marketing blasts! If you are unable to provide documented evidence that the user 'Opt-in' to receive your campaigns, then expect the campaign to be flagged or contacted by your Mailigen Account Manager. You must comply with the CAN-SPAM Act ... no ifs, ands, or buts!
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

ActiveCampaign
7.9
Mailigen
7.4
WYSIWYG email editor
ActiveCampaign
7.7
Mailigen
8.0
Dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
7.6
Mailigen
8.0
Ability to test dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
7.7
Mailigen
7.0
Landing pages
ActiveCampaign
6.8
Mailigen
A/B testing
ActiveCampaign
7.4
Mailigen
6.0
Mobile optimization
ActiveCampaign
7.8
Mailigen
8.0
Email deliverability
ActiveCampaign
8.3
Mailigen
9.0
List management
ActiveCampaign
8.4
Mailigen
3.0
Triggered drip sequences
ActiveCampaign
9.4
Mailigen
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCampaign
7.2
Mailigen
3.0
Dashboards
ActiveCampaign
7.2
Mailigen
3.0
Standard reports
ActiveCampaign
7.4
Mailigen
4.0
Custom reports
ActiveCampaign
7.1
Mailigen
2.0

Pros

ActiveCampaign

  • Creating emails or templates is VERY easy as well as the automation builder is easy to use.
  • Affordable for small companies. Even if your database is growing, the price will of course increase but it is still affordable.
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Mailigen

  • I like the way Mailigen provides customer service. Since I became a Mailigen client, I am allocated a dedicated account manager who helps me with creating and sending email campaigns whenever I need assistance. I can simply reach him by phone or count on answer by email within four hours. Recently, when creating an email campaign in the drag and drop editor, my personal account manager helped me to remove bugs occurring on some older email programs. For us Mailigen is not just a program for sending emails any more but a reliable team behind our marketing performance.
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Cons

ActiveCampaign

  • You can't create landing pages :(
  • The reporting section can be improve. The interface is not user-friendly at all. We have used another tool to visualize and analyze the results of our campaigns.
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Mailigen

  • Option to make RSS email campaign. I'm not a programmer and it was hard to make my first automated RSS campaign. When I calibrate it - I spend only 1 min to my next campaigns
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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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Mailigen

Mailigen 8.7
Based on 7 answers
Best support. Always ready to help. In fact one of the only cloud service providers we work with who are happy to call when necessary to discuss problems over the phone, rather than having endless email conversations
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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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Mailigen

Mailigen 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Although it is easy to use for basic users and people with no experience in e-mail marketing, but for more advanced users it still lacks functionality - really advanced filtering - on it's web interface. However everything is possible once you use API.
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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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Mailigen

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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Mailigen

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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Mailigen

Mailigen 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Although time to time I send a support ticket, but more frequently I use the live support option on their website. I get instant feedback and feel that my problem is addressed immediately.
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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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Mailigen

Mailigen 7.3
Based on 1 answer
With most systems it is faily easy. It offers CSV import so transferring contacts should be easy.
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Alternatives Considered

ActiveCampaign

We have selected ActiveCampaign because it has all the basic features in marketing automation we wanted. It is a cheap and effective Marketing Automation software when you are a small business. We simply wanted a tool powerful enough to help us increase the number of new leads for a very low cost.
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Mailigen

In comparison Mailigen has better customer support and more advanced features.
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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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Mailigen

No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

ActiveCampaign

  • We have saved a lot of time and we have improved significantly our communication. We were able to retain customers and increase the number of new leads at the same time.
  • Setting up and building all the automations can take a little bit of time but it is worth it.
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Mailigen

  • Increased company's annual revenue for 2017
  • Mailigen has allowed our business to expand far and wide - demonstrating to customers that our pricing and services are far superior to any competitor in the industry.
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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

Mailigen

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details

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