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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Campaign

It is perfect for anybody who wants to run a highly customized workflow with many branching conditionals. We use workflows to split recipients based on different criteria and send at different times. It is also sophisticated in the ability to use javascript right in the messages to generate dynamic content. It is probably not the best tool out there for people seeking a simple solution to send static emails to a fixed list of recipients.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Marketo

Marketo is really the only choice for large enterprise Marketing organizations, in my opinion. It scales better than other platforms with similar functionalities and is easier to use. Competitors' products in this space will require more "technical" users with coding and database management backgrounds, or will flat out not handle the volume. Marketo is in the sweet spot. If you have Salesforce or Dynamics and are in a large or medium-sized organization, especially if you are in a B2B oriented industry, Marketo is for you.I am personally currently in the Higher Education industry, and Marketo works well in that space, though we sometimes need to seek workarounds for some areas of functionality that are B2B-focused.Small businesses may price out of Marketo, especially if they have a large database or B2C orientation, but it is still worth a look. That said, I personally implemented Marketo at two different small software and services shops with 100-150 employees, and they both still use the tool 5-10 years later. For organizations that are going to want to do only traditional batch/blast email campaigns and have small databases, Marketo will work, but you'll be paying for leaving a lot of capability on the table.
Matt Gomez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Adobe Campaign
8.3
Marketo
7.6
WYSIWYG email editor
Adobe Campaign
8.3
Marketo
7.1
Dynamic content
Adobe Campaign
8.6
Marketo
7.5
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Campaign
8.3
Marketo
7.4
Landing pages
Adobe Campaign
8.6
Marketo
7.0
A/B testing
Adobe Campaign
8.5
Marketo
7.2
Mobile optimization
Adobe Campaign
7.6
Marketo
7.1
Email deliverability
Adobe Campaign
8.6
Marketo
8.2
List management
Adobe Campaign
8.2
Marketo
8.4
Triggered drip sequences
Adobe Campaign
7.7
Marketo
8.2

Lead Management

Adobe Campaign
6.7
Marketo
8.0
Lead nurturing
Adobe Campaign
7.1
Marketo
8.2
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Campaign
7.3
Marketo
8.2
Data quality management
Adobe Campaign
6.3
Marketo
7.8
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Campaign
6.0
Marketo
7.9

Campaign Management

Adobe Campaign
7.6
Marketo
7.2
Calendaring
Adobe Campaign
7.8
Marketo
6.6
Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Campaign
7.4
Marketo
7.8

Social Media Marketing

Adobe Campaign
7.9
Marketo
6.5
Social sharing and campaigns
Adobe Campaign
8.0
Marketo
6.5
Social profile integration
Adobe Campaign
7.7
Marketo
6.5

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Campaign
8.2
Marketo
7.0
Dashboards
Adobe Campaign
8.1
Marketo
6.9
Standard reports
Adobe Campaign
8.6
Marketo
7.1
Custom reports
Adobe Campaign
8.0
Marketo
7.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Campaign
7.3
Marketo
7.2
API
Adobe Campaign
6.9
Marketo
7.8
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Campaign
8.0
Marketo
7.5
Customizability
Adobe Campaign
7.5
Marketo
7.4
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Campaign
7.8
Marketo
8.2
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Adobe Campaign
7.1
Marketo
6.4
Integration with SugarCRM
Adobe Campaign
6.5
Marketo
6.0

Pros

Adobe Campaign

  • Its main strength is automating marketing communications.
  • Adobe Campaign has a very intuitive interface, with several tools displayed in the right menus.
  • It provides the possibility to create any type of campaign, from simple to complex.
  • It comes with some great features, like the email delivery, that works perfectly well and even allows integration with third-party apps.
Richard Perroset | TrustRadius Reviewer

Marketo

  • Flexibility - It has a lot to offer, but you don't have to have it all. There are a lot of integrations that allow you to set up your MarTech environment however you want.
  • Usability - Marketo is pretty straightforward to use, and there are a lot of resource documents and community available to help mitigate any issues a user might have.
  • Comprehensive - There's a huge range of features that Marketo has built into it that can be bolted on. I accept there are other tools out there there that do "more", but Marketo's features are comprehensive and operate in a local environment.
  • Support - Marketo's support feature and team are fantastic. They've always been willing and able to help with simple and complex queries in a highly professional manner. The Marketo Community backs this up - with both Marketo Support and Marketo Experts providing insight and responses to queries.
Josh Pickles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Campaign

  • Sometimes there are an overwhelming amount of complex tasks to go through before starting a delivery campaign.
  • Lots of opportunity for failure within email deliveries. Important campaign information is often hidden behind multiple tabs you need to sort through.
  • Very poor in-application email editor.
  • In-application reporting is not intuitive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Marketo

  • Pricing -- Marketo is clearly designed for a premium market, and most people will not be able to get in at the price point it starts from. This is a con especially for small businesses who do not always have the resources to invest in a solution like this.
  • Analytic reports within Marketo are not the greatest. I feel that there is more data you can view, and smart lists do not always work as they are supposed to.
  • It must also be said that Marketo does have a steep learning curve, and in some cases, you may need to hire a specialist to help you with the integration process. This can add to your cost.
Nathan Sichilongo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Campaign

Adobe Campaign 8.4
Based on 5 answers
Once you go for Neolane you are a bit stuck with it, so we will most likely stay with Neolane. Cost of investment and training are the main factors at work here. We havesimply have invested too much in the product to stop using it after 2 years.That said, my score of 8 does not imply that the product is worthy of getting an 8 but reflects our willingness to renew.Given that upgrading to a new version will cost again a substantial sum, we most likely will keep using the current version we are on which is 6X.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Marketo

Marketo 8.0
Based on 145 answers
The renewal process with Marketo can be very frustrating. The first year I managed the renewal for my company, I received a quote from the rep with additional products that I had not even inquired about. Additionally, as a result of an increased database size that required us to go up one tier level, we saw our price jump by over 25%. This year, we are decreasing our database size by at least two tier levels and so far I'm disappointed to see that there will be very minimal savings, despite having much less data to store.
Valerie Armstrong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Campaign

Adobe Campaign 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Because I think it is a very user friendly system, especially when it comes to campaign production
Emma Asplund | TrustRadius Reviewer

Marketo

Marketo 7.7
Based on 88 answers
There's a fair amount of flexibility, but as you start moving beyond the basics and get into more complex programs, it gets a bit cumbersome; for example, flexible drip campaigns that can customize / change content based on triggers after the initial start. Some way of normalizing scoring so older, less intensive users don't overshadow newer, more-intense users. Etc.For a basic setup and taking control of the user flow from contact to lead without leaks, Marketo is awesome, once you've got the core data governance and standardized processes in place.Template design is difficult - designers find it restrictive and there is a LOT of debugging needed, with finished templates sometimes behaving very oddly in some environments - adding / deleting code snippets, disabling some scripts - not enough to break it, but definitely some odd behaviors
Ashish Tewari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Campaign

Adobe Campaign 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Aside from frequent error prompts, the program is quite dependable
Gibum Kang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Marketo

Marketo 8.3
Based on 23 answers
There are performance issues that make it seem like it's down sometimes. The backlog of campaign triggers etc. can be a real issue. The issue is probably more around performance than uptime.
Jennifer Robertson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Adobe Campaign

Adobe Campaign 7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Marketo

Marketo 7.9
Based on 28 answers
There are times when it is slightly slow for us, where we sit on a screen waiting for it to load. This could be our internet since we have had the same issue occasionally with other systems, but it is enough to make you crazy.
Amber Hobson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

Adobe Campaign

Adobe Campaign 3.1
Based on 4 answers
Overall support of Adobe Campaign is subpar. I enter tickets that if are not P1 just sit there for weeks. I usually have to raise any issues to my account success rep before they look good. Priority 1 issues do get looked at immediately.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Marketo

Marketo 7.2
Based on 77 answers
On multiple occasions we've had Marketo support (technical and license based) issues. Technical issues were minor and resolved within a day. License based issues (even things encouraged by Marketo for partners, like provisioning another license) took WEEKS. They actually took so long to respond that the client we were working with withdrew from the contract because they were no longer convinced Marketo was capable of supporting their business. As an agency trying to sell the software, you can only explain away so much before they just made us look silly.
Emilee Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Adobe Campaign

Adobe Campaign 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Marketo

Marketo 7.0
Based on 11 answers
Our account rep stopped out in Lincoln, NE to ensure we were properly set up and running. This was very much appreciated. I was very, very new at this point, so I can't comment very much on the extent of what was taught because I was still brand new to the company and the system
Kristi Eide | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Adobe Campaign

Adobe Campaign 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Marketo

Marketo 3.8
Based on 27 answers
I had never used Marketo prior to taking this job so online training was my starting point. I was able to follow along, it was interesting and quickly and efficiently taught me what I needed to know without a lot of fluff. It was far from boring and really helped me get my hands dirty with Marketo.
Robert Barrett, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation

Adobe Campaign

Adobe Campaign 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Marketo

Marketo 7.1
Based on 36 answers
1. Have a content marketing plan to run in parallel with the marketing automation installation--you'll need a lot of content to make full use of Marketo's capabilities.2. Work with sales (and ISRs) to define and document a workflow--build your Marketo installation around how you do business--not figure out how to apply your business to the tools3. Spend time of data cleaning--both an initial project as well as a strategy for ongoing data management. We found some change manaement issues (no more appending ZZZ to the first name to identify contacts who have left the company, for example, or prohibiting the entry of "info@company.com" email addresses).4. Find some champions in the sales and ISR teams. You'll have both fans and detractors--work with the fans to build some success stories
Steve Susina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Campaign

We selected Adobe Campaign because we are using more products of this company and we thought that this will help connecting all our marketing tools with designers and the marketing department, but the most important reason is that Adobe Campaign workflow tools are more powerful that Mailchimp, and the Magento integration for our eCommerce products is crucial. Now Magento is also part of Adobe, so it makes all sense to use both tools.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Marketo

Honestly, they are the industry leader for a reason. Their database like approach in interface and the way the product functions could be confusing or intimidating for some people, but once you see the power it has, and get the hang of it - you'll never look back. We honestly couldn't do some of the things we do without Marketo, and they probably have ME as a customer for life. If I'm consulting with other companies, honestly, it depends on what you're looking for. If you have a simple use case, a simple solution like Pardot or Act-On will probably suffice. If you want advanced targeting capabilities, data cleanliness and automation, advanced segmenting, form completion actions, and industry leading scoring, then I wouldn't look further than Marketo. More of a steep learning curve, but trust me - it's absolutely worth it!
Ian Nate | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Adobe Campaign

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Marketo

Marketo 7.9
Based on 9 answers
As we have grown, Marketo has grown with us. We started with simple single email campaigns and are now doing complex campaigns with multiple emails and tracks that we send a contact to if they take certain actions within our emails. We also have a complex integration with several systems and have the visibility into our marketing activities throughout our organization.
Amber Hobson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Campaign

  • As my company is large, the cost of the program is easily made up for as it has upped our ROI during its use.
  • As we add more and more clients to our database (an overall goal always), Adobe Campaign has done a great job of keeping these profiles organized in one place and shareable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Marketo

  • Massive increase in efficiency for sales/service/customer success reps -- automation manages their workflow and communication letting them focus on what they do best and increase customer satisfaction.
  • Much faster deployment of programs and campaigns.
  • Big gains in conversion and revenue through better nurturing, lead scoring, lead management.
Justin Norris | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Adobe Campaign

General

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

Adobe Campaign Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Marketo

General

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

* depends on scope and complexity

Marketo Editions & Modules

Edition
Spark$8951
Standard$1,7951
Select$3,1951
  1. per month up to 10,000 records
Additional Pricing Details
For the Enterprise edition, contact Marketo for a custom quote.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Campaign
8.3
Marketo
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Campaign
8.4
Marketo
8.0

Usability

Adobe Campaign
9.0
Marketo
7.7

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Campaign
7.0
Marketo
8.3

Performance

Adobe Campaign
7.0
Marketo
7.9

Support

Adobe Campaign
3.1
Marketo
7.2

In-Person Training

Adobe Campaign
8.0
Marketo
7.0

Online Training

Adobe Campaign
8.0
Marketo
3.8

Implementation

Adobe Campaign
8.0
Marketo
7.1

Scalability

Adobe Campaign
Marketo
7.9

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