AdRoll vs. iContact

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AdRoll
Score 2.8 out of 10
N/A
AdRoll provides a platform, performance, and services to meet companys' marketing goals while streamlining marketing operation. Solutions technologies for brand awareness, retargeting, and abandoned cart recovery. And the AdRoll Cross-Channel Performance Dashboard displays campaigns holistically so users can analyze performance, run reports, gather insights.
$40
per month
iContact
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
iContact is an email marketing solution that was acquired by Vocus in 2012. The product is integrated with Facebook and Twitter and is aimed at SMBs with unlimited sending as a key feature.
$14
per month
Pricing
AdRolliContact
Editions & Modules
Essentials
$12
per month
Growth
$25
per month
Starter
Free
1500 Users
$15.00
per month
2500 Users
$25.00
per month
5000 Users
$45.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AdRolliContact
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
AdRolliContact
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AdRolliContact
Ad Network Integration
Comparison of Ad Network Integration features of Product A and Product B
AdRoll
6.7
21 Ratings
9% below category average
iContact
-
Ratings
Data Transfer6.721 Ratings00 Ratings
DSP integration6.815 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad Campaigns
Comparison of Ad Campaigns features of Product A and Product B
AdRoll
4.7
44 Ratings
50% below category average
iContact
-
Ratings
Ad campaign creation1.943 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad deployment8.044 Ratings00 Ratings
Display advertising4.641 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad display and retargeting segmentation4.644 Ratings00 Ratings
Sequence targeting4.326 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Ad Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
AdRoll
2.4
44 Ratings
106% below category average
iContact
-
Ratings
Ad dashboards1.944 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad performance reports1.944 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad conversion tracking3.642 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad attribution reporting1.838 Ratings00 Ratings
Cross-channel ad management3.531 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad forecasting and optimization1.728 Ratings00 Ratings
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
AdRoll
-
Ratings
iContact
6.6
26 Ratings
20% below category average
WYSIWYG email editor00 Ratings7.024 Ratings
Dynamic content00 Ratings7.021 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content00 Ratings5.021 Ratings
Landing pages00 Ratings7.014 Ratings
A/B testing00 Ratings5.017 Ratings
Mobile optimization00 Ratings7.021 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting00 Ratings7.025 Ratings
List management00 Ratings8.025 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences00 Ratings6.015 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
AdRoll
-
Ratings
iContact
8.0
26 Ratings
4% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings8.026 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.025 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings8.015 Ratings
Pre-Send Testing
Comparison of Pre-Send Testing features of Product A and Product B
AdRoll
-
Ratings
iContact
7.0
1 Ratings
16% below category average
URL Validation00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Link Tracking00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Image Validation00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Inbox Display00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Email Accessibility Tools00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Spelling and Grammar Check00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Spam Testing00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Email Previews00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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AdRolliContact
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
AdRolliContact
Likelihood to Recommend
2.0
(49 ratings)
8.0
(45 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.0
(6 ratings)
3.4
(19 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(6 ratings)
8.0
(6 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
1.2
(6 ratings)
9.9
(9 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(3 ratings)
8.5
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AdRolliContact
Likelihood to Recommend
NextRoll
Adroll is perfect for companies and situations in which you are trying to retarget customers with specific products. Their platform is perfect for dynamic content on their web and social ads. Also, if you are running multiple campaigns at once then the Adroll platform is perfect when organizing many different campaigns at once. If you are just running one or two social campaigns I feel it is easier to go directly to the source and you can probably leave Adroll out of the mix
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iContact
I would only recommend it if someone was a small business. I think they are the best suited for companies who will send out a coupon or offer here and there. The most recent updates made it more complicated to use for more complicated processes. It is easy to train someone on the program, and so quick to learn. But I would also only stick to the simpler things. I also think the colorful templates are great, and show great creativity. But again, it is hard to justify recommending the program when it isn't WYSIWYG.
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Pros
NextRoll
  • A customer service rep can help us out with any campaign questions, any time during the work week.
  • The platform has a very transparent platform that provides great detail about analytics of the ads.
  • The platform shows what digital advertising mediums are working the best for your website, not just the ads that you run through them.
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iContact
  • Contact management. iContact is really great for entering all your contact. You are able to put them onto different lists, and let them choose which lists they would like to be a part of as well. There are many data fields provided to fill in information.
  • Emailing. We use the email feature at least once a month. They are always improving and adding new features, which is very helpful in presenting content in a new and exciting way to our readers. There are many options with remade templates and themes, or you can add your own.
  • Insights. It is really helpful being able to have the data to see what is working and what isn't. It is nice to be able to go back and see how things went in the past compared to now. Opens, clicks, shares, etc.
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Cons
NextRoll
  • Improved level of support during the technical setup process would really improve the onboarding process
  • Consistent, proactive account management is key with organizations like AdRoll. A dedicated rep goes such a long way.
  • More granular reporting would help with back-end optimization and client recommendations
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iContact
  • We also would like to send transactional messages which don't require an opt-out, this is a challenge with iContact. (May be a feature with pro?)
  • The regular version of iContact doesn't support event management or logic flows for automated messaging.
  • Custom form fields have limited field type options (can't build a drop-down).
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Likelihood to Renew
NextRoll
We like AdRoll as it's filling a hole in our advertising right now, but it's not our favorite platform for running our online ads. Google and Facebook especially are our favorites, as we can do much more with them than we can with AdRoll, hence the 7 out of 10 rating.
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iContact
iContact has been a quick and easy way to send any announcements and news directly to email and social media subscribers. Its tracking and reporting capabilities turn a simple email into a marketing campaign that can be used as a tool to efficiently gauge reader response and customer satisfaction, and ultimately to reach potential customers. The consistency and excellent customer service is what makes this program a pleasant experience.
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Usability
NextRoll
Once tags are given and things are set up, it is fairly easy to utilize the reporting dashboard and check in on your ongoing campaigns. Metrics are simple to follow and can be toggled for specific dates or other qualifiers
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iContact
I rate iContact as an easy to use program due to its user friendly dashboard and user interface. Most companies of small to medium size do not have a dedicated marketer, therefore it is someone multitasking who may or may not have this kind of experience. iContact makes it relatively simple and can actually expand one's knowledge in the area of business promotion.
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Reliability and Availability
NextRoll
No answers on this topic
iContact
iContact is regularly up and running. Only once has it been unavailable for maintenance, which is to be expected and even desired for optimal performance when needed.
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Support Rating
NextRoll
We don't use AdRoll support much, but when we have it's been fine, in line with other advertising platforms where it takes a few days maximum to resolve an issue that you have with them. In general though, the platform is very self sufficient and we do not have to use their support much, which is a good thing.
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iContact
They have always been responsive to any issues or concerns that have arisen with our account. Our customer account manager participates in our monthly county-wide communicators meetings via telephone to ensure that we are getting the most from the service. He also analyzes our lists to help us weed out inactive contacts.
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Online Training
NextRoll
No answers on this topic
iContact
The templates are difficult to customize, and they don't render well in email platforms
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Implementation Rating
NextRoll
Implementation was easy, as all we needed to do was use Google Tag Manager's built in AdRoll tag type and input our client ID and we were up and running. If you're not using Google Tag Manager, I imagine the implementation would be relatively easy as well, as all that's needed is a basic pixel.
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iContact
i wouldn't be using it if i wasn't satisfied. time is money
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Alternatives Considered
NextRoll
AdRoll is better than Taboola in that the ad creation process. I like how the ads have better retargeting than Taboola. Also, I can make the ads look more elegant and fit our brand more than Taboola. Adroll's analytics are also better than Taboola in my experience. Lastly, Tabool is relatively the same price as Taboola.
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iContact
I didn't have a say in the decision because I wasn't with the company at the time. I listed HubSpot here because I know we used it in conjunction with iContact for email automation, but HubSpot Email was only recently built-out to the point where it is today. Now, iContact and HubSpot are no longer integrated.
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Scalability
NextRoll
No answers on this topic
iContact
iContact stays the same with the number of users added or taken away. It certainly remains reliable despite increased usage, and so, can be considered scaleable in that aspect.
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Return on Investment
NextRoll
  • Mixed - while the tool provides an invaluable productivity gain the actual ROI it provides is less certain. We found if used in combination with other revenue analytics it was useful to determine the impact it had on revenue from returning visitors. If data is used on its own the impact on revenue is less quantifiable.
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iContact
  • We have a template for webinars that we send every month. We just edit it and send. This couldn't be easier (once you know where to find it).
  • We like the breakdown of statistics in the dashboard. They're easy to read.
  • iContact isn't a comprehensive solution, so it is only one of a few products we use for marketing.
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