ActiveDEMAND vs. MessageGears

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActiveDEMAND
Score 9.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
ActiveDEMAND is an integrated marketing automation platform that is designed to bring together online marketing tools into a single application. This platform focuses on helping both novice and expert marketers set up, manage and execute campaigns with a focus on measuring business results such as conversions and leads.
$3
Per Phone Number/mth
MessageGears
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
MessageGears is a hybrid email marketing service built around deliverability, actionable customer data, and audience segmentation and targeting.N/A
Pricing
ActiveDEMANDMessageGears
Editions & Modules
Call Tracking
$3
Per Phone Number/mth
Email Marketer
$7
Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Small Business Marketer
$69
Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Corporate Marketer
$199
Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Agency Marketer
$799
Per Month [Unlimited Users]
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveDEMANDMessageGears
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
ActiveDEMANDMessageGears
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
9.5
2 Ratings
20% above category average
MessageGears
3.3
3 Ratings
85% below category average
WYSIWYG email editor9.22 Ratings1.62 Ratings
Dynamic content9.62 Ratings3.83 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content9.62 Ratings2.33 Ratings
Landing pages9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
A/B testing9.62 Ratings2.73 Ratings
Mobile optimization9.62 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting9.62 Ratings3.83 Ratings
List management9.22 Ratings2.23 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences9.62 Ratings2.33 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
9.0
2 Ratings
15% above category average
MessageGears
-
Ratings
Lead nurturing automation9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Lead scoring and grading9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Data quality management8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated sales alerts and tasks8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Campaign Management
Comparison of Campaign Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
9.4
2 Ratings
21% above category average
MessageGears
-
Ratings
Calendaring9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Event/webinar marketing9.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
8.6
2 Ratings
13% above category average
MessageGears
-
Ratings
Social sharing and campaigns8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Social profile integration8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
9.2
2 Ratings
20% above category average
MessageGears
1.1
3 Ratings
151% below category average
Dashboards8.82 Ratings1.23 Ratings
Standard reports9.22 Ratings1.23 Ratings
Custom reports9.62 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
9.6
2 Ratings
23% above category average
MessageGears
-
Ratings
API9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based workflow & approvals9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizability9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Salesforce.com10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with SugarCRM10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-Send Testing
Comparison of Pre-Send Testing features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
-
Ratings
MessageGears
3.7
3 Ratings
79% below category average
URL Validation00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Link Tracking00 Ratings2.93 Ratings
Image Validation00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Inbox Display00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Spelling and Grammar Check00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Spam Testing00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Email Previews00 Ratings1.12 Ratings
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User Ratings
ActiveDEMANDMessageGears
Likelihood to Recommend
9.6
(2 ratings)
9.2
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveDEMANDMessageGears
Likelihood to Recommend
JumpDEMAND Inc.
When choosing a marketing automation system, it is important to think of what exactly you want it to do. I think no matter what you are hoping to get out of a marketing automation platform, you can achieve it with ActiveDEMAND. It can be used for simple/basic marketing email sending and campaign execution or it can be used to develop a microsite, create sales and marketing kiosks, run multi-step campaigns, host protected assets or whatever you want to do with it. You can easily choose (or ignore) the modules and features to be as creative as you choose to be.
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MessageGears
MessageGears can be a solid, inexpensive email solution and you can be able to send millions of emails per year. In 2020, we delivered over 235 million emails at a fraction of what that would cost with any other email service provider. We worked with MessageGears on a custom solution with our database.
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Pros
JumpDEMAND Inc.
  • Customer Service - this company EXCELS at customer service, always answering our questions and being helpful.
  • Innovative Ideas - they stay on top of the trends in marketing, offer ways for us to incorporate these items into our efforts.
  • Friendly staff - the staff at ActiveDEMAND are great to work with and are responsive to our needs.
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MessageGears
  • The MessageGears Support team is very helpful.
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Cons
JumpDEMAND Inc.
  • Reporting - Though the reporting is extensive and very very good... I sometimes miss a simplified view of email opens/clicks/link clicks etc.
  • Don't get me wrong, you can get to this data in ActiveDEMAND relatively easily, the default views through the campaign dashboard are just quite detailed (which some people would probably prefer) and I just don't think that we need that level of reporting on first glance. That being said, I do love the option to drill down and uncover the complex detailed data when i do want it (ActiveDEMAND is very good at this).
  • One element of reporting that I would also like would be an event registrant report showing all registered people (this part exists) and their responses on the registration form they completed to register for the event. (These things would be dietary restrictions, industry, customized responses to other event related questions).
  • I also wish the reports autorefreshed more frequently.
  • ICS Files - Right now there are work arounds for loading an ICS file (Calendar meeting invite file) that can be accessed in campaign assets. I just wish this was more native to the tool.
  • Archive Filing - Now, first of all, it is so amazing that ActiveDEMAND even has an archiving feature... I LOVE this. One small downside, however, is that the archiving cannot be organized using a folder structure or anything. I would like to be able to group my live events together, then group my webinars together etc.
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MessageGears
  • Multivariate testing
  • WYSIWYG email builder
  • SQL audience error report
  • Native reporting
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Usability
JumpDEMAND Inc.
No answers on this topic
MessageGears
Our situation is unique so I believe we are working on a semi-outdated UI which needs a tune up / version upgrade. Similarly, our custom connection means that we do not have access to the full feature set so I've never experienced MessageGears' best functionality
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Support Rating
JumpDEMAND Inc.
No answers on this topic
MessageGears
MessageGears support is always quick to respond when we have an issue, which is rare. Gail has been our main rep and she has been great. We don't have many issues so luckily, we don't need to lean on their customer support team much. That said, it would be beneficial to hear from upper management more.
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Alternatives Considered
JumpDEMAND Inc.
Vertical Response wasn't a full marketing platform at the time when we used it, but it was clunky and the tech support wasn't easy to use. I like the one-on-one response we get from ActiveDemand and really being on a first name basis with the folks there
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MessageGears
MessageGears doesn't come close to Salesforce Marketing Cloud. We chose MessageGears based on how data was accessed. We never really got a good preview of how the system works or what was available, so we didn't know everything that it was lacking until we started using it.
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Return on Investment
JumpDEMAND Inc.
  • Simplified email marketing and event management
  • Better tracking of leads
  • Better intelligence about which initiatives are working well and where future opportunities lie
  • Less reliant on IT department/third party to execute our online marketing
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MessageGears
  • Sending more email!
  • Onboarding handoff was a little rough
  • Great control on who we are sending to
  • Dynamic content is very easy!
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ScreenShots

ActiveDEMAND Screenshots

Screenshot of Drag-and-drop workflow interface makes it easy to configure hundreds of campaignsScreenshot of Watch lead and campaign performance in real-time from dashboardsScreenshot of Manage your landing pages, email campaigns, social media posts and more all in one interface