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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Adestra

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.
Joi Brooks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

Return Path definitely helps provide directional guidance on where/how emails are being delivered, and it certainly provides some feedback and insights when there are delivery issues. I would not say that it is 100% accurate, though, on Inbox/Spam/Missing placement details for all ISPs. It certainly helps identify issues, though I would not use it as proof that we were fully put into the inbox (or spam folder).The inbox preview and rendering features are good, and I love the integration with Marketing Cloud. There are other rendering preview options available in the market, and this offering is solid. Just not the strongest. The direct integration with Marketing Cloud certainly makes it easy to use. Budgets permitting, using Return Path as part of a larger portfolio of tools for inbox placement monitoring, blacklist checking, email rendering, etc. would be advised. But it certainly works well as a starting point.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Adestra
10.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
7.5
WYSIWYG email editor
Adestra
10.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
7.0
Dynamic content
Adestra
10.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
9.0
Ability to test dynamic content
Adestra
10.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
8.7
Landing pages
Adestra
10.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
7.0
A/B testing
Adestra
10.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
8.2
Email deliverability reporting
Adestra
10.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
8.9
List management
Adestra
10.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
5.4
Triggered drip sequences
Adestra
10.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
5.0
Mobile optimization
Adestra
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
8.3

Reporting & Analytics

Adestra
10.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
5.0
Dashboards
Adestra
10.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
7.9
Standard reports
Adestra
10.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
4.4
Custom reports
Adestra
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
2.9

Pros

Adestra

  • 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.
Joi Brooks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

  • Individualized attention. They really dug in to understand our products and services.
  • Easy-to-understand training and actionable items that you can sustain over a long period of time.
  • They're embedded in our instance of Exact Target, so I'm able to review the entire email program and don't have to open up a separate tool to gather this information.
Joni Kalstrup | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adestra

  • 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.
Joi Brooks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

  • Device Previews use old Litmus API and therefore slow, would be nice to have a quicker interface
  • No content builder integration, system relies on emails to be sent to platform often increasing development times
  • Old user interface, interface has been the same and clunky for many years
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adestra

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

Everest (Return Path + 250ok) 8.2
Based on 5 answers
We have two separate areas for using Return Path. Our web ecommerce area that is using only transactional emails and a marketing email program that is partnered on the backend with Return Path. I see Return Path continuing to be utilized with our marketing emails, but over time I see less need for our transactional emails to maintain Return Path components.
Dan Sixbury, PMP, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adestra

Adestra 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Joi Brooks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

Everest (Return Path + 250ok) 7.3
Based on 1 answer
I find it fairly easy to use, though the interface is a bit clunky and I may be missing some revolutionary use because it's lost in the clutter.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adestra

Adestra 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Joi Brooks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

Everest (Return Path + 250ok) 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Absolutely fantastic support. It runs circles around the competition. They regularly reach out and chat, even if it's just to see if there's any issues we need to discuss. They clearly want the business and don't forget you once you sign the contract which is an issue with other similar services.
Brett Schenker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Adestra

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

Everest (Return Path + 250ok) 8.2
Based on 1 answer
I joined my company after the implementation was nearly complete. We used the Return Path tool as we slowly increased our send volume in Marketing Cloud to monitor IP reputation and inbox placement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adestra

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.
Joi Brooks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

Return Path was the first solution that we looked into based on the native integration with Salesforce Marketing Cloud. That was the biggest selling point for us. We didn't do a lot of research on other products but 250ok was one we did look at but ultimately liked Return Path that much more
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adestra

  • For companies that focus on goals and analytics, Adestra provides all the necessary tools.
Joi Brooks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

  • It has helped identify inbox issues and thus helping our clients reach more inboxes.
  • They have negatively impacted client relations on numerous occasions. They have reached out and told clients they are having issues or need certain products when they are already our clients and we are proving solutions for them.
  • They provide solid customer support when you create a support ticket. They are usually very quick to respond and give you an answer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Adestra

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adestra
10.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

Adestra
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
8.2

Usability

Adestra
9.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
7.3

Support Rating

Adestra
10.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
9.1

Implementation Rating

Adestra
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
8.2

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