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Score 5 out of 100

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveDEMAND

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

I would recommend [Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio] to anyone looking for a robust and feature loaded platform to design their emails. The key benefit of the email designer is that - emails can be designed using dragging and dropping design components and if more customization is required we can always dig deeper and write the custom HTML and styling in our emails. Highly recommended for marketers and email developers!
Harsh Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

ActiveDEMAND
9.5
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
6.8
WYSIWYG email editor
ActiveDEMAND
9.2
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.0
Dynamic content
ActiveDEMAND
9.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.8
Ability to test dynamic content
ActiveDEMAND
9.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
5.3
Landing pages
ActiveDEMAND
9.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
4.1
A/B testing
ActiveDEMAND
9.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.8
Mobile optimization
ActiveDEMAND
9.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.3
Email deliverability reporting
ActiveDEMAND
9.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
8.2
List management
ActiveDEMAND
9.2
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.5
Triggered drip sequences
ActiveDEMAND
9.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
6.7

Lead Management

ActiveDEMAND
9.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Lead nurturing
ActiveDEMAND
9.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Lead scoring and grading
ActiveDEMAND
9.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Data quality management
ActiveDEMAND
8.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Automated sales alerts and tasks
ActiveDEMAND
8.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Campaign Management

ActiveDEMAND
9.4
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Calendaring
ActiveDEMAND
9.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Event/webinar marketing
ActiveDEMAND
9.2
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Social Media Marketing

ActiveDEMAND
8.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Social sharing and campaigns
ActiveDEMAND
8.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Social profile integration
ActiveDEMAND
8.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveDEMAND
9.2
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
4.3
Dashboards
ActiveDEMAND
8.8
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
5.3
Standard reports
ActiveDEMAND
9.2
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
4.9
Custom reports
ActiveDEMAND
9.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
2.7

Platform & Infrastructure

ActiveDEMAND
9.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
API
ActiveDEMAND
9.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Role-based workflow & approvals
ActiveDEMAND
9.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Customizability
ActiveDEMAND
9.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Integration with Salesforce.com
ActiveDEMAND
10.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
ActiveDEMAND
10.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Integration with SugarCRM
ActiveDEMAND
10.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Pros

ActiveDEMAND

  • 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.
Kelly Hicks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

  • Sends client confirmations when they subscribe to a newsletter, sign up for a conference, or place an order with our company (SourceMedia). We don't have to hire an agency to send these for us.
  • Manages newsletter subscriptions and allows us to deploy on specific dates/times.
  • Helps us discover and manage the correct audience base per newsletter, and automates the distributions so we don't have to do it manually.
Cassidy Ebert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ActiveDEMAND

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

  • More A/B testing options to help optimize content, messaging, and creative.
  • The interface is a bit stale and follows suit with the rest of Salesforce. Could be updated to match competitors and be more intuitive.
  • Knowledge base is not updated fast enough when things change in the platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveDEMAND

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 8.9
Based on 18 answers
Exact Target has an exceptional team with great customer care. Whenever we have a question or concern they are timely in addressing it. They also perform annual reviews in person that provides us with market trends, new tools and features, performance metrics, and new content recommendations. We evaluate this by local market and at the international level
Brittany Dunn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveDEMAND

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 8.0
Based on 3 answers
I think the tool is easy to use, protects a company from the spam legislation and manages subscribers very well. It is simple to create a non-complex email. I like the survey function on the email tool as well. Overall usability is quite easy and no necessary to have an IT background or extensive knowledge to use. It is helpful, though, to have an understanding of HTML for formatting at this point.
Lisa Franks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ActiveDEMAND

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Upgrades and timing of the upgrades were communicated well and planned during off hours for our work. If we did have a campaign scheduled during that time, it would kick-off after the system was back active. There were a few unplanned system down times, but it was a rare occurrence and those times were also short in duration.
Lisa Franks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

ActiveDEMAND

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 2.0
Based on 2 answers
This software is extremely limiting. The layouts don't give much flexibility and take a long time to set up. If you aren't a designer or know html (like me), the emails look unpolished and amateur. It takes forever for me to make revisions and sometimes when I send the test email, it looks completely different in the software vs. how the message looks in my inbox. Fonts are different sizes and aren't aligned properly, etc. The whole platform is pretty clunky and not very user friendly. The reports are pretty good - however there isn't much you can do when viewing the info. Ex: If you have 200 "Did Not Open" emails, there isn't an easy way to just click and quickly resend to this group. I like that it can sync with Salesforce.com - but I have no idea how to set that up in my account.Out of frustration I have been using Constant Contact which has easy to use drag and drop features, built-in templates I can choose from, survey/coupon/registration tools, tagging and responsive reporting. My company's creative agency even prefers Constant Contact vs. Marketing Cloud.I still have to enter www.exacttarget.com (the old address) to log on. Wondering when they will change it to the new name, which I don't like using. Exact Target is so much easier to say. Salesforce Marketing Cloud just doesn't roll off the tongue and - just like the software - is clumsy and awkward, so I just keep calling it Exact Target.Overall, pretty much dissatisfied with Exact Target and have pretty much stopped using it. Although I know eventually I will have to go back to it at some point since my company has invested in the automation features and we will have to use it for our marketing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ActiveDEMAND

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 1.0
Based on 6 answers
They're fast and knowledgeable. You will always know what's the status of your request and they usually follow up with phone calls to ask you questions or provide updates. Sometimes it takes them a couple of days to investigate, especially if you have custom "situations" like my company usually does but at least they are very good at managing time expectations.
Bogdan Enache | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ActiveDEMAND

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 7.9
Based on 2 answers
Easy to implement, with simple emails and solutions initially created. More advanced usage of the tool and more advanced subscriber attribute usage was implemented during later phases when the knowledge of the tool increased. Monitoring success and results of email campaigns were done at a high level initially, but not fully used until the tool and email marketing as a whole was better understood in the corporation.
Lisa Franks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ActiveDEMAND

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
Kelly Hicks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

I have used Epsilon and I have evaluated Silverpop, e-Dialogue and Yesmail. From my analysis Salesforce MC is far more superior in flexibility, scalability and freedom to custom built initiatives. The AMPscripting is one of the driving forces in allowing the previous mentioned abilities. However, I can see from a marketers perspective where they simply want to send emails and segment easily. But given that effective email marketing requires a lot of different components and there is no simple way of doing it and I found that most companies that offer the out of the box solutions do a good job but there is no one size fits all and if you are trying to be really good at it which includes integrating your business such as registration, stats, CMS, API, etc. This is a much better solution.
Danny (Danny Blaq) Tran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ActiveDEMAND

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We had approximately 20,000 recipients of most email campaigns, with some higher amounts and some smaller campaigns. The tools is easy to use and the recipient list size is really not a factor in the complexity or work to create and email campaign. Our campaigns could just have easily been sent to many more people, with virtually no additional work.
Lisa Franks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ActiveDEMAND

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

  • SFMC enabled us to bring multiple brands onto the same platform whilst allowing them to remain autonomous. This allowed us to reduce emails being sent from 3 systems down to 1
  • Having email data from multiple brands in the same system allows us to make informed consumer decisions and share with the business
  • Although not designed to be a CRM tool, SFMC has allowed us to segment emails in a very detailed well. Numerous campaigns can be created easily, all with very small differences which can generate large ROI
Gareth Beer | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ActiveDEMAND

General

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

ActiveDEMAND Editions & Modules

Edition
Call Tracking$31
Email Marketer$72
Small Business Marketer$692
Corporate Marketer$1992
Agency Marketer$7992
  1. Per Phone Number/mth
  2. Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Additional Pricing Details

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

General

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

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveDEMAND
9.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.2

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveDEMAND
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
8.9

Usability

ActiveDEMAND
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
8.0

Reliability and Availability

ActiveDEMAND
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
9.0

Performance

ActiveDEMAND
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
2.0

Support Rating

ActiveDEMAND
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
1.0

Implementation Rating

ActiveDEMAND
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.9

Scalability

ActiveDEMAND
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
9.0

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