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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign works really well for managing traffic from social media adverts, or for triggering a marketing campaign to a distribution list and then managing all the steps that follow. The CRM part is still appropriate for all clients, but for some client types, the automation may not be appropriate, depending on the sector and client relationship.
Julie Barber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Privy

Adding Privy to your ecommerce store is a no brainer. You can very quickly increase your on-site email acquisition conversion rate through the Spin To Win wheel and other templates that Privy offers. You can also use it for additional on-site messaging like announcement bars and landing pages
John Laudisio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

ActiveCampaign
8.5
Privy
WYSIWYG email editor
ActiveCampaign
8.1
Privy
Dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
8.6
Privy
Ability to test dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
8.1
Privy
Landing pages
ActiveCampaign
7.2
Privy
A/B testing
ActiveCampaign
8.7
Privy
Mobile optimization
ActiveCampaign
8.4
Privy
Email deliverability reporting
ActiveCampaign
9.0
Privy
List management
ActiveCampaign
8.9
Privy
Triggered drip sequences
ActiveCampaign
9.3
Privy

Lead Management

ActiveCampaign
8.5
Privy
Lead nurturing
ActiveCampaign
8.8
Privy
Lead scoring and grading
ActiveCampaign
8.3
Privy
Data quality management
ActiveCampaign
8.4
Privy
Automated sales alerts and tasks
ActiveCampaign
8.6
Privy

Campaign Management

ActiveCampaign
8.3
Privy
Calendaring
ActiveCampaign
8.0
Privy
Event/webinar marketing
ActiveCampaign
8.6
Privy

Social Media Marketing

ActiveCampaign
8.6
Privy
Social sharing and campaigns
ActiveCampaign
8.7
Privy
Social profile integration
ActiveCampaign
8.5
Privy

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCampaign
8.6
Privy
Dashboards
ActiveCampaign
8.7
Privy
Standard reports
ActiveCampaign
8.7
Privy
Custom reports
ActiveCampaign
8.5
Privy

Platform & Infrastructure

ActiveCampaign
8.8
Privy
API
ActiveCampaign
9.0
Privy
Role-based workflow & approvals
ActiveCampaign
8.5
Privy
Customizability
ActiveCampaign
8.7
Privy
Integration with Salesforce.com
ActiveCampaign
8.8
Privy
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
ActiveCampaign
8.9
Privy
Integration with SugarCRM
ActiveCampaign
8.8
Privy

Pros

ActiveCampaign

  • ActiveCampaign has high delivery rates.
  • ActiveCampaign allows for high levels of customization for content, as well as contact information.
  • ActiveCampaign uses contacts activity and preferences to deliver the right information at the most appropriate time.
  • ActiveCampaign is up to date with the latest needs of its clients. SMS, landing pages, as well as design options are all available.
Tim Weatherall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Privy

  • Segments website visitors to your site: It can recognize who has been to your website once or many times. It allows you to present an offer to different user groups, present an offer, and then capture their email address.
  • Provides flexible opt-in form options: Embedded opt-in forms, pop-ups. bars at the top of your site. You can redirect to a landing page or a thank you window, create a form that takes up the entire screen, provide an offer at the end, or simply thank users for their information.
  • Easy user experience: Different options for designs, easy drag + drop builder. Easy installation, trackable results.
  • Support their users: Holy cricket. Their support is so helpful. Privy was one of the first software companies that I've encountered that has really gone above and beyond for my team.
  • Measurability: Privy understands that digital marketers want to track - They want to be able to split-test their options, track their results - not only views but conversions and $ conversions. Privy gives its users this ability.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ActiveCampaign

  • The email builder is annoying. Very slow at work and it constantly resets the cursor, font type and list continuation. It's one of the most frustrating things about it.
  • I am surprised there isn't an automatic "send to people who haven't opened the last x campaigns" trigger. Other competitors have this feature. Instead, I'm forced to use 2 automations that play the role of tagging after a certain amount of days have passed.
  • While it's a market practice, I think the cost can go up exponentially the more members one has. Maybe I don't understand the process enough but places like Sendgrid, MailerLite offer decent automations and 1,000 subscribers free. I know sendgrid charges per email sent but still I find the cost to pay for a list size odd.
  • The overall refresh rate of the platform seems to use a lot of CPU power because it lags every time I switch functions or create new steps. I can hear my fans go to high every time I start doing something. I know my CPU is old but I use other demanding software and I don't have that problem. I think the refresh rate and speed of the platform can be improved.
Juan R. Arroyo Yap | TrustRadius Reviewer

Privy

  • It gets some getting used to setting up emails with pictures.
  • Service isn't cheap but you get what you pay for.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 9.0
Based on 16 answers
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.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Privy

Privy 10.0
Based on 1 answer
  • Flexible options: The software allows so many different kinds of opt-in form solutions: Full-page, pop-up, bar at the top of the page, embedded, etc.
  • Easy UX: This software is easy to use for just about anyone on my team. It's easy to implement and work with. Design, form field determination, and integration is all relatively very easy to perform.
  • Great support: We've had in-person calls with their support team, and they've been answer specific questions and offer relevant strategies. They've been willing to get on the phone with me and my clients to help us solve problems.
  • Multiple integrations - No matter what CRM you're using, there's likely a way to integrate Privy forms into it.
  • Easy installation on sites: Just a strip of code.
  • Visible, measurable results: Tracking and data with visits, conversion events, and conversion $ tracked to the forms.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 8.2
Based on 31 answers
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.
Matt Dickerson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Privy

Privy 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Privy is very easy to use and is intuitive to new users. The templates they provide give you a head start on campaign builds and their customer success team is approachable and knowledgable about the product. You do not have to be a tech wizard to get rolling with Privy, but the results will make you feel that way.
John Laudisio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 9.1
Based on 3 answers
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.
Michelle Hill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Privy

No score
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Performance

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 8.6
Based on 3 answers
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.
Michelle Hill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Privy

No score
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Support Rating

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 6.5
Based on 35 answers
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.
Chesare Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Privy

Privy 10.0
Based on 3 answers
The customer support team from Privy is incredible (shout out to Simone). Every person I have worked with has been knowledgable, helpful, polite, and responsive. They have a live chat feature and all CSRs do a great job.
John Laudisio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 8.5
Based on 9 answers
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.
William Ainslie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Privy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign is the middle ground between the simpler platforms like Mailchimp and the significant complexity of platforms like Infusionsoft (now Keap). It provides custom fields, segmented automations and other options without the need to hire a consultant or company to create/manage the platform on your behalf that many businesses find with the enterprise platforms.
Kim McCumber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Privy

After having used quite a few email marketing platforms, I can say out of all of them we like Privy the best. Privy's integration with the BigCommerce platform makes it much easier to use than the others we tried in the past and we are happy with the results we have gotten and their excellent customer support which is superior especially to Mailchimp which can only be reached by email.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 8.8
Based on 3 answers
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!
Michelle Hill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Privy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

ActiveCampaign

  • I went from 0-50 new emails on my list in a matter of weeks, due to the simplicity and functionality of the landing pages/forms.
  • Because of the great email tracking features, I was able to observe and shift my emails so that I went from a 15% open rate to a 50% open rate.
Triana Garrett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Privy

  • Positive impact for our clients - Our clients can see exactly how many views each opt-in has seen, how it has converted, and how much revenue has been generated from that opt-in and email sequence that it is linked to. (We have used this tool + paid traffic + email to generate more than $15k for some of our clients. And that's just one part of their marketing systems...That's about 150x ROI).
  • Positive impact for us - We only want to recommend and use tools that have proven use cases and conversions. This is true here - and it means that we can reliably recommend and use it as a tool to grow revenue for our clients in combination with paid traffic and email marketing. They also support their partners - that means we're more efficient. Time is money - so that's a win here, too.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ActiveCampaign

General

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

ActiveCampaign Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite$9.001
Plus$492
Professional$1293
Enterprise$2294
  1. Per Month [3 Users]
  2. Per Month [25 Users]
  3. Per Month [50 Users]
  4. Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Additional Pricing Details

Privy

General

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

Privy Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCampaign
9.1
Privy
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCampaign
9.0
Privy
10.0

Usability

ActiveCampaign
8.2
Privy
9.0

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCampaign
9.1
Privy

Performance

ActiveCampaign
8.6
Privy

Support Rating

ActiveCampaign
6.5
Privy
10.0

In-Person Training

ActiveCampaign
7.3
Privy

Implementation Rating

ActiveCampaign
8.5
Privy

Scalability

ActiveCampaign
8.8
Privy

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