Bronto Marketing Platform (discontinued) vs. Privy

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bronto Marketing Platform (discontinued)
Score 7.9 out of 10
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The Bronto Marketing Platform was an email marketing solution from Oracle which was acquired from NetSuite in 2016. It was optimized for creating automated, yet personalized emails, and subscriber profile segments, analyzing click and visit behavior, and tracking geolocation. It has since been discontinued.N/A
Privy
Score 9.3 out of 10
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Privy in Boston is designed to enable online stores to capture more emails and convert first-time visitors into customers using the company's integrated suite of web conversion and email marketing tools.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsRequest pricing at info@bronto.com.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Bronto Marketing Platform (discontinued)
7.4
58 Ratings
9% below category average
Privy
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Ratings
WYSIWYG email editor7.050 Ratings00 Ratings
Dynamic content6.450 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content6.449 Ratings00 Ratings
Landing pages4.525 Ratings00 Ratings
A/B testing9.055 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization7.850 Ratings00 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting9.458 Ratings00 Ratings
List management7.456 Ratings00 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences8.448 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Bronto Marketing Platform (discontinued)
7.6
57 Ratings
2% below category average
Privy
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Ratings
Dashboards7.857 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports7.856 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports7.143 Ratings00 Ratings
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ReachMail
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Score 8.4 out of 10
Convert Experiences
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Score 9.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
VerticalResponse
VerticalResponse
Score 10.0 out of 10
Contentsquare
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Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprises
Emma by Marigold
Emma by Marigold
Score 8.7 out of 10
Contentsquare
Contentsquare
Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Bronto Marketing Platform (discontinued)Privy
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(60 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(5 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
2.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
The Bronto Marketing Platform
If you're a mid-size to larger business and rely on regular email engagement from customers, then Bronto Marketing Platform could be a potentially great partner if not game-changer for how you've been doing email campaign management previously. Their automation tools and development interface is amicable. The amount of data that's collected and available from engagement with subscribers through their tools can be overwhelming. Still, if you enjoy digging into every kernel of possible user activity information, you'll love it.
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Privy
Adding Privy to your ecommerce store is a no brainer. You can very quickly increase your on-site email acquisition conversion rate through the Spin To Win wheel and other templates that Privy offers. You can also use it for additional on-site messaging like announcement bars and landing pages
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Pros
The Bronto Marketing Platform
  • It's easy to work with – it has seamless integration across all platforms, which helps when you're working with big clientele.
  • It's logically organized, which can't be said of all ESP's.
  • It has the LIVE CHAT support. A lot of email marketing clients simply don't have that. It's the little things!
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Privy
  • Segments website visitors to your site: It can recognize who has been to your website once or many times. It allows you to present an offer to different user groups, present an offer, and then capture their email address.
  • Provides flexible opt-in form options: Embedded opt-in forms, pop-ups. bars at the top of your site. You can redirect to a landing page or a thank you window, create a form that takes up the entire screen, provide an offer at the end, or simply thank users for their information.
  • Easy user experience: Different options for designs, easy drag + drop builder. Easy installation, trackable results.
  • Support their users: Holy cricket. Their support is so helpful. Privy was one of the first software companies that I've encountered that has really gone above and beyond for my team.
  • Measurability: Privy understands that digital marketers want to track - They want to be able to split-test their options, track their results - not only views but conversions and $ conversions. Privy gives its users this ability.
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Cons
The Bronto Marketing Platform
  • Segmenting- although there's a lot that can be done with segmenting audiences, there's a bit of a learning curve when it comes to setting up segments. Wish it was more intuitive.
  • Workflows- setting up automation workflows requires some practice and I've needed to consult a Bronto support person each time I set up a new workflow.
  • Bronto Pop-up manager- we use this feature, not sure how common it is among Bronto clients, but there is overall some improvement needed with this tool. There is limited capability to update the look and feel of the pop-up manager, and we've run into some conflicts with other pop-ups on our website interfering with the Bronto pop-up.
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Privy
  • It gets some getting used to setting up emails with pictures.
  • Service isn't cheap but you get what you pay for.
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Likelihood to Renew
The Bronto Marketing Platform
Never really had any issues that caused out-of-the-ordinary frustration levels. Of course, you'll have days where the learning curve of using a tool gets challenging. Still, I don't remember ever really coming across an obstacle or roadblock while using the tool because of a feature or function it just couldn't do successfully or at all. Customer support was always available as needed, and it was generally easy to find answers to questions when they arose.
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Privy
  • Flexible options: The software allows so many different kinds of opt-in form solutions: Full-page, pop-up, bar at the top of the page, embedded, etc.
  • Easy UX: This software is easy to use for just about anyone on my team. It's easy to implement and work with. Design, form field determination, and integration is all relatively very easy to perform.
  • Great support: We've had in-person calls with their support team, and they've been answer specific questions and offer relevant strategies. They've been willing to get on the phone with me and my clients to help us solve problems.
  • Multiple integrations - No matter what CRM you're using, there's likely a way to integrate Privy forms into it.
  • Easy installation on sites: Just a strip of code.
  • Visible, measurable results: Tracking and data with visits, conversion events, and conversion $ tracked to the forms.
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Usability
The Bronto Marketing Platform
Usability is great. Very intuitive drag-and-drip metaphor for building automations. And the UI is very user-centric. It constantly prompts you with suggestions and next steps such that you hardly have to refer to the (excellent) documentation.
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Privy
Privy is very easy to use and is intuitive to new users. The templates they provide give you a head start on campaign builds and their customer success team is approachable and knowledgable about the product. You do not have to be a tech wizard to get rolling with Privy, but the results will make you feel that way.
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Reliability and Availability
The Bronto Marketing Platform
I never experienced any downtime.
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Privy
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Performance
The Bronto Marketing Platform
No issues.
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Privy
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Support Rating
The Bronto Marketing Platform
They used to be good, but they've evolved into a monolithic bureaucratic nightmare after the Netsuite / Oracle acquisition. Can't talk to anyone that actually knows the system and support tickets seem to go days or weeks without responses and resolution.
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Privy
The customer support team from Privy is incredible (shout out to Simone). Every person I have worked with has been knowledgable, helpful, polite, and responsive. They have a live chat feature and all CSRs do a great job.
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Online Training
The Bronto Marketing Platform
They have lots of videos on list importing / segmentation / report customization etc. when you sign on they give a link to online tutorials and documentation which is very helpful. They have very helpful PDFs on how to import / set up platform
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Privy
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
The Bronto Marketing Platform
Easy to set up.
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Privy
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Alternatives Considered
The Bronto Marketing Platform
Bronto hits the sweet spot for us. It is most similar to the Salesforce family of products. Salesforce however can feel cluttered and configuration and setup can be time consuming and confusing. Bronto is much more streamlined and also has features built in that may require additional purchases in the Salesforce world. Adobe Campaign is a very powerful solution and can do many things hard to achieve in Bronto. However, Campaign is much more of a developer tool where Bronto is easy to learn and use right out of the box.
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Privy
After having used quite a few email marketing platforms, I can say out of all of them we like Privy the best. Privy's integration with the BigCommerce platform makes it much easier to use than the others we tried in the past and we are happy with the results we have gotten and their excellent customer support which is superior especially to Mailchimp which can only be reached by email.
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Return on Investment
The Bronto Marketing Platform
  • Offering great reporting for tracking everything. I can see what emails are working (I track on a monthly basis) and what people are clicking.
  • A/B split testing lets us try different things. Try this and that.
  • Creating lists and segments of subscribers lets us look at who is the best performing contacts. Really get 'into the data' and understand what is working and what is not.
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Privy
  • Positive impact for our clients - Our clients can see exactly how many views each opt-in has seen, how it has converted, and how much revenue has been generated from that opt-in and email sequence that it is linked to. (We have used this tool + paid traffic + email to generate more than $15k for some of our clients. And that's just one part of their marketing systems...That's about 150x ROI).
  • Positive impact for us - We only want to recommend and use tools that have proven use cases and conversions. This is true here - and it means that we can reliably recommend and use it as a tool to grow revenue for our clients in combination with paid traffic and email marketing. They also support their partners - that means we're more efficient. Time is money - so that's a win here, too.
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