Adestra vs. HubSpot Marketing Hub

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Adestra
Score 3.3 out of 10
N/A
Email automation software with optimized personalization to drive engagement.N/A
HubSpot Marketing Hub
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
HubSpot's Marketing Hub is an all-in-one inbound marketing engine that includes tools for email marketing, landing page creation, social media marketing, content management, reporting & analytics, search engine optimization (SEO), and more.
$50
per month
Pricing
AdestraHubSpot Marketing Hub
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Free
$0
per month
Starter
$50
per month (includes 1,000 contacts)
Pro
$890
per month (includes 2,000 contacts)
Enterprise
$3,200
per month (includes 10,000 contacts)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AdestraHubSpot Marketing Hub
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
AdestraHubSpot Marketing Hub
Considered Both Products
Adestra

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HubSpot Marketing Hub
Chose HubSpot Marketing Hub
MailChimp is an excellent, easy-to-use email service provider. I believe it is best for marketing newsletters. HubSpot is leaps and bounds better than every other platform I listed -- they are not at all user friendly, they are extremely complicated to learn how to use and have …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AdestraHubSpot Marketing Hub
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Adestra
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
HubSpot Marketing Hub
7.0
369 Ratings
10% below category average
WYSIWYG email editor10.01 Ratings8.6332 Ratings
Dynamic content10.01 Ratings6.0333 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content10.01 Ratings7.7309 Ratings
Landing pages10.01 Ratings6.3362 Ratings
A/B testing10.01 Ratings8.0286 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting10.01 Ratings6.0363 Ratings
List management10.01 Ratings8.2364 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences10.01 Ratings6.4276 Ratings
Mobile optimization00 Ratings6.3355 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Adestra
10.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
HubSpot Marketing Hub
7.7
369 Ratings
3% above category average
Dashboards10.01 Ratings7.9366 Ratings
Standard reports10.01 Ratings8.1362 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings7.0324 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
Adestra
-
Ratings
HubSpot Marketing Hub
7.1
360 Ratings
9% below category average
Lead nurturing automation00 Ratings6.4356 Ratings
Lead scoring and grading00 Ratings7.9324 Ratings
Data quality management00 Ratings7.7330 Ratings
Automated sales alerts and tasks00 Ratings6.3299 Ratings
Campaign Management
Comparison of Campaign Management features of Product A and Product B
Adestra
-
Ratings
HubSpot Marketing Hub
6.2
320 Ratings
20% below category average
Calendaring00 Ratings6.4305 Ratings
Event/webinar marketing00 Ratings6.1251 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Adestra
-
Ratings
HubSpot Marketing Hub
6.3
346 Ratings
18% below category average
Social sharing and campaigns00 Ratings6.3342 Ratings
Social profile integration00 Ratings6.3331 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Adestra
-
Ratings
HubSpot Marketing Hub
7.3
341 Ratings
4% below category average
API00 Ratings7.6251 Ratings
Role-based workflow & approvals00 Ratings7.1280 Ratings
Customizability00 Ratings5.9303 Ratings
Integration with Salesforce.com00 Ratings7.8228 Ratings
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM00 Ratings7.996 Ratings
Integration with SugarCRM00 Ratings7.790 Ratings
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Score 10.0 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.6 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
AdestraHubSpot Marketing Hub
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(654 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(371 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(106 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(25 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(17 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.4
(88 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(8 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(26 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(48 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(5 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(7 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
AdestraHubSpot Marketing Hub
Likelihood to Recommend
Upland Software
Small businesses with even smaller marketing budgets and no email marketing experience would be better off selecting a lower-end email marketing provider. However, Adestra will provide a growing company with every email marketing tool along the way.
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HubSpot
As I said previously, I was not a fan at the beginning because, like everyone, I don't take change so well. Once I started following leads through HubSpot Marketing Hub, I integrated it with my email and created templates for what I needed, I started to see the positives immediately. My time working was better spent as I eliminated time put in routine tasks. I was able to track all communication in HubSpot Marketing Hub, we created systems in the office assigning tasks to one another and, through HubSpot Marketing Hub, our leads were able to book meetings in my calendar automatically. To be honest, if you are in sales and marketing, I cannot think of scenarios where HubSpot Marketing Hub cannot help. All I would like to say is, when using templates, pay attention to where you send them - you may need some personalization. I would encourage the management of HubSpot Marketing Hub to create short tutorials for beginners like me who need to configure and start using various features: setting up deals, templates, and dashboards.
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Pros
Upland Software
  • Adestra's "dynamic" list allows users to consolidate multiple lists in combination with data filters and exclusion lists. This implements segmentation and is a powerful marketing tool.
  • Adestra's MessageFocus API integration provides developer-tools for list, campaign or transactional automated requirements.
  • Campaigns can be sorted into project folders. This allows marketers to group campaigns together for management or reporting requirements. Moving or copying campaigns from one project to another is a simple process.
  • Data downloads via Reporting is available at every level, from overview to individual KPI.
  • Creating "core" tables helps marketers develop lists with similar attributes. Whether a list has many fields or simply the one required email address field, a "core" table helps to quickly map data labels from spreadsheet to online database. Creating data labels on the fly is a simple process, as well. The "core" table also groups similar contacts into one core database.
  • Any list can be quickly "emptied" for to manage refreshed data. The contacts within the "emptied" list would still be members of the "core" table and so the process does not negatively impact reporting.
  • Unsubscribes can be managed in one list (as a default) or individual lists. Creating individual unsubscribe lists -- dependent on business requirements -- would allow for a preference center, whereby recipients could be given a choice as to which campaigns they receive.
  • The Form tool creates signup forms, simple surveys and landing pages. These can be hosted via Adestra or otherwise on the web. The tool provides for branding and proprietary cascading stylesheets, with a number of actions available through a drag-and-drop interface.
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HubSpot
  • All-in-one software - the main thing HubSpot does well is the breadth of functionality.
  • Easy of use - personally, I find it more intuitive than Marketo, which is the other MAP that I know well.
  • Ads - I like that we can drill down on ads by channel, ad group, campaign, and even create and see performance data at each level.
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Cons
Upland Software
  • As of this writing, there are at least 3 different editors available (a drag-and-drop, a WYSIWYG and HTML). However, only a small template library is available if requested through support. Those expecting to find ready-built templates for re-branding would find them through the third-party EDM Designer drag-and-drop editor.
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HubSpot
  • While Hubspot has added some collaborative tools, I think this could improve. I'd like to see more options to comment on emails and ways of being able to share out changes as well as approval channels.
  • The ability to update ads via the calendar is pretty cumbersome. There's no good way to bulk edit or update. You have go into each one individually.
  • Real time edits would be nice. If you have multiple people working on the same thing, you'll get kicked out and your changes might not be saved.
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Likelihood to Renew
Upland Software
No answers on this topic
HubSpot
Our business relies on the HubSpot platform to manage our marketing, sales and CRM processes. HubSpot marketing automation helps us define our activities and streamlines them in a cohesive and efficient way. Without HubSpot, we will have to revert to the 'old way' of doing everything with a variety of disparate systems.
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Usability
Upland Software
I have been self-trained on different ESPs for over 10 years, so my experience isn't comparable to most users. However, I've trained people on various email marketing platforms, and with some training, clients have a positive user-experience with Adestra.
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HubSpot
While there are some frustrating things that pop up unexpectedly ("wait... I can't do X?"), I have found HubSpot to be easy to use and extremely helpful to my daily work. The documentation is really good, and when it's not helpful, the support staff have been amazing.
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Reliability and Availability
Upland Software
No answers on this topic
HubSpot
They have had issues with system availability over the course of days. Sometimes the system is unusable, other times updates simply take a long time to show up. It's better now but, from a reliaibility standpoint, HubSpot is not Salesforce.com yet. Still great software though.
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Performance
Upland Software
No answers on this topic
HubSpot
With all the new features in HubSpot, the system can get a tad slow sometimes... That said, most of the time it is lightning fast and I have no problems. Because most of the integrations are API, they silently work in the background. I have not had trouble with lag due to HubSpot integration
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Support Rating
Upland Software
I have had campaign related issues solved very quickly. When there are technical issues, that involve more than one departmental, it may involve a longer turn-around and management.
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HubSpot
During the few times I've needed it, HS support has been accessible, helpful and efficient. Often rolling up their sleeves to make changes for you as opposed to leaving you with a list of instructions to decipher on your own.
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In-Person Training
Upland Software
No answers on this topic
HubSpot
I did the 2-day classroom at HubSpot's corporate office in Cambridge. First off, it was amazing to see their corporate office in general. They have such a cool office environment. But it was also great to have the ability to learn in a workshop format with other HubSpot users and meet my Account Manager/ Inbound Marketing Consultant in person.
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Online Training
Upland Software
No answers on this topic
HubSpot
I went through Inbound Marketing University in 2006. Great training and helped my transition from traditional (outbound) marketing to inbound marketing that I've been able to apply to a number of businesses from wastewater and water reuse, to professional services and SaaS. Share information of value to build awareness and trust. Answer customers' questions in a transparent way to generate more qualified leads. Understand the difference between a marketing qualified lead and a sales qualified lead and put together a lead nurturing program. Your sales and marketing efforts will see significant ROI.
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Implementation Rating
Upland Software
No answers on this topic
HubSpot
My biggest piece of advice for those who are implementing Hubspot is that you need to devote the time up front and learn how to use the product. Once you learn how to use Hubspot, it will be much more effective as well as much easier to use in the long run
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Alternatives Considered
Upland Software
For medium and large sized businesses, Adestra competes well with dotMailer. While many of the functions are available through either provider, creating campaigns, managing lists and reviewing metrics are somewhat different. As of this writing, dotMailer's drag-and-drop editor dominates that platform and performs well for low-end users with little-to-no HTML experience. Even high-end users will appreciate how quickly campaigns can be built via the drag-and-drop editor. While Adestra utilizes the EDM Designer drag-and-drop, the third-party functionality is not completely cohesive and lack of a template library gives dotMailer a bit of an advantage.
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HubSpot
Other competing software such as Zoho and Boomtown may have more bells and whistles, but it is too cumbersome and has many parts that only advanced users can operate. With HubSpot, each function is within reach of the average agent. It doesn't overpromise and then makes you feel incompetent when you can't use it all...
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Scalability
Upland Software
No answers on this topic
HubSpot
HubSpot is addressing this more and more. Currently you can assign tasks to designated sales teams, which grow as you grow. They've added free baseline products for those just getting started. These and more contribute to the scalability of HubSpot - so I gave it an 8 and am hoping for more in the future!
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Return on Investment
Upland Software
  • For companies that focus on goals and analytics, Adestra provides all the necessary tools.
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HubSpot
  • HubSpot has helped us increased our lead generation.
  • HubSpot has allowed us to continue to grow our customer base without having to spend a ton of marketing dollars on advertising.
  • HubSpot has allowed our company to standardize our process and bring the company onto one platform for sales and marketing.
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ScreenShots

HubSpot Marketing Hub Screenshots

Screenshot of Marketing Automation with HubSpot - Define workflows for highly targeted and personalized nurturing campaigns that send your leads and prospects the right targeted content at the right point in their decision-making process.Screenshot of HubSpot Analytics - Track engagement with your entire funnel with real-time reporting on website performance, traffic and marketing effectiveness.Screenshot of HubSpot Social Media - Don’t batch and blast. HubSpot’s social media publishing helps you become smarter about the way you schedule and publish content on social media.Screenshot of HubSpot Blogging and SEO - HubSpot provides an integrated set of tools for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) which makes getting found online a natural part of your inbound marketing mix. More than a simple CMS, HubSpot provides an integrated authoring view with SEO-oriented suggestions as you write blog posts.Screenshot of Marketing Automation with HubSpot - Define workflows for highly targeted and personalized nurturing campaigns that send your leads and prospects the right targeted content at the right point in their decision-making process.Screenshot of HubSpot Contacts - Integrating with most common CRMs, HubSpot provides a seamless view of your contacts, allowing you to customize and personalize email communications.