ActiveDEMAND vs. Skai

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
Skai
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Skai (formerly Kenshoo) is a cross-channel advertising solution for search marketing, social media and online advertising. The product aims to give advertisers and agencies the control and automation needed to make better investment decisions across search marketing and online advertising.
$10,000
Starting Price
Pricing
ActiveDEMANDSkai
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]
Kenshoo
$10,000
Starting Price
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveDEMANDSkai
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
ActiveDEMANDSkai
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
9.5
2 Ratings
20% above category average
Skai
-
Ratings
WYSIWYG email editor9.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Dynamic content9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Landing pages9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
A/B testing9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
List management9.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
9.0
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Skai
-
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
Skai
-
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
Skai
-
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
Skai
-
Ratings
Dashboards8.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports9.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
9.6
2 Ratings
24% above category average
Skai
-
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
Ad Network Integration
Comparison of Ad Network Integration features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
-
Ratings
Skai
7.1
10 Ratings
4% below category average
Data Transfer00 Ratings8.510 Ratings
DSP integration00 Ratings5.75 Ratings
Ad Campaigns
Comparison of Ad Campaigns features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
-
Ratings
Skai
6.1
11 Ratings
25% below category average
Ad campaign creation00 Ratings7.611 Ratings
Ad deployment00 Ratings7.611 Ratings
Display advertising00 Ratings4.310 Ratings
Ad display and retargeting segmentation00 Ratings4.810 Ratings
Sequence targeting00 Ratings6.39 Ratings
Ad Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Ad Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
-
Ratings
Skai
7.3
12 Ratings
7% below category average
Ad dashboards00 Ratings7.612 Ratings
Ad performance reports00 Ratings9.812 Ratings
Ad conversion tracking00 Ratings6.712 Ratings
Ad attribution reporting00 Ratings7.611 Ratings
Cross-channel ad management00 Ratings5.910 Ratings
Ad forecasting and optimization00 Ratings6.211 Ratings
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User Ratings
ActiveDEMANDSkai
Likelihood to Recommend
9.6
(2 ratings)
9.2
(17 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
3.6
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveDEMANDSkai
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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Skai
Kenshoo would be a good tool if your client has extremely high budgets with low CPCs. For small, geo-specific accounts the capabilities have not be built out. Therefore, the tool could not budget pace our 250+ accounts. The main reason we had chosen Kenshoo was because of its budget pacing capabilities. Unfortunately, it did not save us time and created additional budget pacing issues with over pacing our accounts.
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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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Skai
  • Kenshoo Search bid policies make bid optimization easy and automated. Optimizations are based off of sophisticated algorithms rather than simple bid rules (although Kenshoo Search also offers these). There are many different policies to choose from. Simply choose your type of goal (example: awareness vs. ROI), choose your metric, and assign to your campaign(s) and/or account.
  • Kenshoo Search reporting offers a large selection of reporting templates that are easily exported to Microsoft Excel. In addition, they also offer dashboard reporting with a variety of different widgets that are easily customizable. This feature makes it extremely easy to view metrics that may normally require manual excel work.
  • Kenshoo Search has a Desktop Editor tool similar to Google Adwords Editor that makes bulk optimizations easy and time efficient. This is a huge resource win for me and my team!
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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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Skai
  • When working with large accounts, such as mine, the tool can be slow. There are a lot of times where the editor tool will freeze, and I'm not sure if I need to reboot or exit the tool. I wish it was a smooth process, much like the AdWords editor tool.
  • Kenshoo support can be slow to respond at times. In the ticketing industry, things are very much based on time of day or time of the week. If the product is down or not functioning during an on-sale or a major event, it can be difficult to get tech support on the phone.
  • Their reporting really doesn't set them a part from the competition. I've used social tools such as Marin and a few others, and they're all pretty similar as far as reporting. If possible, I think you're better off using Google Analytics for reporting, just so you have a common denominator.
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Likelihood to Renew
JumpDEMAND Inc.
No answers on this topic
Skai
We received great customer service from the Kenshoo Social team, they listen to feedback, and truly work to get things fixed. The tool works well and they are always working on ways to improve it to help improve performance for our clients
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Usability
JumpDEMAND Inc.
No answers on this topic
Skai
Set-up like other marketing platforms. If you know Google Ads, you know Kenshoo
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Support Rating
JumpDEMAND Inc.
No answers on this topic
Skai
Very responsive and bring fast answers for problems
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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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Skai
I think Skai beats the competitors with its advanced bidding management system, this is a unique feature of them that if you implement properly, your accounts will surely benefit from this, especially if you have tons of data that the algo can learn from and optimize accordingly. In terms of reporting, they are the best we've got so far, scheduling options are great.
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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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Skai
  • ROI is harder to track due to reporting/column & time frame default tech in my humble opinion but generally better results when compared to other products
  • Since the interface is difficult to navigate and paid search is a reactive medium, can produce barriers to change.
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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