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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 5.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Email & Online Marketing

    Attentive

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    4.8

    MessageGears

    48%
    MessageGears ranks higher in 8/8 features

    WYSIWYG email editor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.8
    28%
    2 Ratings

    Dynamic content

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.4
    54%
    3 Ratings

    Ability to test dynamic content

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.8
    48%
    3 Ratings

    A/B testing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.4
    44%
    3 Ratings

    Mobile optimization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Email deliverability reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.5
    35%
    3 Ratings

    List management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.6
    46%
    3 Ratings

    Triggered drip sequences

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.7
    47%
    3 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    Attentive

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    1.5

    MessageGears

    15%
    MessageGears ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.6
    16%
    3 Ratings

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.6
    16%
    3 Ratings

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.2
    12%
    3 Ratings

    Pre-Send Testing

    Attentive

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    4.2

    MessageGears

    42%
    MessageGears ranks higher in 7/7 features

    URL Validation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Link Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    3 Ratings

    Image Validation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Inbox Display

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Spelling and Grammar Check

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Spam Testing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.8
    18%
    2 Ratings

    Email Previews

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.9
    19%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Attentive Mobile is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.9

    Attentive

    99%
    3 Ratings
    4.3

    MessageGears

    43%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    Attentive

    100%
    1 Rating
    6.0

    MessageGears

    60%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    10.0

    Attentive

    100%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    MessageGears

    80%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Attentive

    Attentive Mobile is great for those who actively want to build and talk to their community. The goal is to send two messages per week to optimize revenue while balancing out unsubscribes. If a client has trouble with content or finding appropriate marketing messages to send, Attentive Mobile might not be a good fit.
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    MessageGears

    MessageGears can be a solid, inexpensive email solution and you can be able to send millions of emails per year. In 2020, we delivered over 235 million emails at a fraction of what that would cost with any other email service provider. We worked with MessageGears on a custom solution with our database.
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    Pros

    Attentive

    • Account management
    • Platform interface
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    MessageGears

    • The MessageGears Support team is very helpful.
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    Cons

    Attentive

    • More communication on ways to improve
    • More structure on calls with our account manager
    • More clarity on insights and new ideas
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    MessageGears

    • Multivariate testing
    • WYSIWYG email builder
    • SQL audience error report
    • Native reporting
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    Pricing Details

    Attentive

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Attentive editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      MessageGears

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      MessageGears editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Usability

        Attentive

        Very easy to set up flows and individual campaigns. Creating a segment is also very easy and all fields are very intuitive.
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        MessageGears

        Our situation is unique so I believe we are working on a semi-outdated UI which needs a tune up / version upgrade. Similarly, our custom connection means that we do not have access to the full feature set so I've never experienced MessageGears' best functionality
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        Support Rating

        Attentive

        Fast and easy to communicate with. I wish we went over more insights and analytics on our monthly calls with our account manger. This would really give us the push that we need in order to best utilize the platform as a whole.
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        MessageGears

        MessageGears support is always quick to respond when we have an issue, which is rare. Gail has been our main rep and she has been great. We don't have many issues so luckily, we don't need to lean on their customer support team much. That said, it would be beneficial to hear from upper management more.
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        Alternatives Considered

        Attentive

        While ManyChat is specific to Facebook Messenger, my experience in their platform made it very easy to hit the ground running with Attentive Mobile. With the policy changes in the Messenger world, we have mostly abandoned that and moved to SMS for a direct line to customers. Attentive Mobile has much stronger ROAS with SMS than ManyChat had with Facebook Messenger.
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        MessageGears

        MessageGears doesn't come close to Salesforce Marketing Cloud. We chose MessageGears based on how data was accessed. We never really got a good preview of how the system works or what was available, so we didn't know everything that it was lacking until we started using it.
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        Return on Investment

        Attentive

        • Some clients seeing 50x ROAS (which plateaus eventually)
        • All clients making money
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        MessageGears

        • Sending more email!
        • Onboarding handoff was a little rough
        • Great control on who we are sending to
        • Dynamic content is very easy!
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