Campaigner vs. Zoho Campaigns

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Campaigner
Score 6.4 out of 10
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Campaigner is an email marketing solution built by marketers that is designed to help small, medium and large businesses strengthen customer relationships and drive sales. The vendor's value proposition is that Campaigner provides advanced features such as industry-leading A/B split testing, workflows, API integration, segmentation, detailed reporting, and responsive design, to provide corporate-level senders with the functionality that they need to effectively track and monitor email marketing…
$59
per month
Zoho Campaigns
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Zoho Campaigns is an email marketing and social networking campaigning tool for smaller companies that helps create, send, and track effective email campaigns. It features list management and segmentation, A/B Testing, tracking and reporting, automation, and mobile campaign management.
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Pricing
CampaignerZoho Campaigns
Editions & Modules
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Forever Free
$0
Standard Plan
$3 for 500 contacts
per month
Professional Plan
$4.5 for 500 contacts
per month
Pay as you go
$14 for 500 contacts
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CampaignerZoho Campaigns
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
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Community Pulse
CampaignerZoho Campaigns
Considered Both Products
Campaigner
Chose Campaigner
As I have used both I would compare campaigner most closely to Mailchimp, both offer an extremely easy to use and quick method of sending out email marketing campaigns and are both cheap. However, with all the simplicity comes the issue of not being robust enough and after …
Zoho Campaigns
Chose Zoho Campaigns
I have not chosen Zoho Campaigns over any other solution, I use all of them for different business scenarios and various client initiatives. I use smaller campaigns under 5k subscribers and use the other solutions for larger campaigns.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
CampaignerZoho Campaigns
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Campaigner
7.2
3 Ratings
Zoho Campaigns
8.3
25 Ratings
WYSIWYG email editor7.03 Ratings8.024 Ratings
Dynamic content8.03 Ratings7.525 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content8.03 Ratings8.022 Ratings
Landing pages8.02 Ratings8.417 Ratings
A/B testing3.03 Ratings9.121 Ratings
Mobile optimization6.03 Ratings8.423 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting7.05 Ratings8.736 Ratings
List management9.03 Ratings8.924 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences9.02 Ratings7.819 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Campaigner
4.3
3 Ratings
Zoho Campaigns
8.3
25 Ratings
Dashboards5.01 Ratings8.324 Ratings
Standard reports7.03 Ratings8.625 Ratings
Custom reports1.03 Ratings8.121 Ratings
Pre-Send Testing
Comparison of Pre-Send Testing features of Product A and Product B
Campaigner
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Ratings
Zoho Campaigns
9.8
2 Ratings
URL Validation00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Link Tracking00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Image Validation00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Inbox Display00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Email Accessibility Tools00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Email Previews00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
User Ratings
CampaignerZoho Campaigns
Likelihood to Recommend
4.0
(4 ratings)
8.5
(25 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
5.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CampaignerZoho Campaigns
Likelihood to Recommend
Ziff Davis Inc
Workflow feature makes this best suited for those who want to send a series of emails over time based on contact attributes and behavior. Ability to add custom fields and define segments makes this tool valuable for very targeted email campaigns. Lack of communication about releases and poor technical support means your users will need to be fairly skilled in critical thinking and more technical than average. Our knowledge of system came from lots of trial and error.
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Zoho Corporation
It is well suited in scenarios:
  1. Well-defined static list with proper info.
  2. Not building email templates from scratch
  3. Litmus testing involved
  4. Easy to use simple automation journeys involved
Not well-suited scenarios:
  1. Complex Customer journeys
  2. Dynamic content involved
  3. Integration with other products other than the ZOHO suite
  4. Testing API limits
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Pros
Ziff Davis Inc
  • Number 1, is it's ease of use. We have not run into any problems where someone finds Campaigner difficult to use and this comes in handy every day. The more people that know how to use it the better because it reduces stress/buildup on others.
  • We love the reporting system here. We use the clicks and opens to follow up with people all the time so to have all that detailed information is very beneficial.
  • Customization is great. You can really make all your emails look exactly like they're pictured in your head.
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Zoho Corporation
  • The best thing about this software is its integration with G-suite.
  • It's user interface is so easy that any user can learn it quickly. And it is very easy to operate.
  • It helps users to engage subscribers via various social media platforms.
  • It allows users to compare various email campaigns.
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Cons
Ziff Davis Inc
  • Campaigner is just too bare-bones. When we first started using Campaigner close to a decade ago it was perfect for what it was. But nowadays Campaigner is missing several features that their competitors offer like exit intent and cart abandonment emails.
  • Campaigner has an astonishingly bad unsubscribe option. We have had many customers complain to us over the years that when they try to unsubscribe through the emails Campaigner sends, their unsubscribe does not go through.
  • Hard to change account settings such as changing our subscription plan. We had to call and were told to wait 24 hours just to make a small change to our account.
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Zoho Corporation
  • Zoho should start by throwing this tool in the trash and then recreate it from scratch. There are so many flaws I would be here all year trying to list them all. Start by the fact that creating templates is an absolute nightmare. You'll find over and over again that something that should be easily executed can't be done. It is NOT a plug and play program. Everything is trial and error.
  • The reporting SUCKS bad. It gives you basics, but if you want any real insights... I have to export all my data into my own spreadsheets to compare results from multiple campaigns.
  • Customer service is B.A.D. You'll spend HOURS upon HOURS with a tech support team that knows less than you. The only time anything gets accomplished is when you work with a programmer. BUT, you'll seriously waste 1-2 hours explaining a problem to someone who is only taking notes. You'll get so frustrated when they try to show you how they think it works and you respond with... "I know how this works because I have used it for a year - the problem is that it stopped working the way it always did before. They will argue with you. You will respond accordingly. They will close tickets without resolution. Speaking of tickets, you'll never get one. They say they will take care of it and a week later you will follow-up and no one will have any idea what is going on. You'll start from scratch and be even more frustrated. You will learn to "fix" it on your own or deal with it, broken.
  • After two years, I'm still not sure if my emails even make it to an inbox. When asked, you'll be told that you need to write better subject lines. I call bull****. Don't rely on this product to deliver your email. And don't question Zoho, as it will always be your fault.
  • You can't use this tool to send to ANY group email addresses. You can't even override the system. I have a lot of clients that use info@xxx.com or sales@xxx.com, etc. and I have to send them personal emails since this will not allow them to be sent. They say it is to protect them from getting blacklisted. I call bull**** again.
  • The templates offered by the system are crap - unless you only send holiday emails. Not a large selection of just generic templates. You'll be pulling your hair out trying to use their builder to create your own. In the end, you'll end up sending emails with nothing "pretty" about them.
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Likelihood to Renew
Ziff Davis Inc
I can't see us not renewing unless we find something better. This is highly unlikely because there was a thorough research done for use to chose the best marketing client and it always came back to campaigner.
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Zoho Corporation
Because I am a single user organization and the subscription is free for up to 3 users.
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Usability
Ziff Davis Inc
Great features but awful tech support experiences over five years of use. Some releases broke our workflows and Campaigner could never explain why. Our initial plan provided a designed client support contact. This individual changed frequently without notice and at one point they decided our plan no longer included a designated contact. Of course this was never communicated to us until we tried to reach out to the person. If you are tech savy this system might be for you but you'll be on your own.
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Zoho Corporation
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Ziff Davis Inc
Everything takes a minimum of 24 hours to solve and after being with campaigner for several years we were just told for the first time we have an account rep which we never even spoke to.
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Zoho Corporation
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Ziff Davis Inc
MailChimp is far more customizable and User-Friendly, although Campaigner gets the job done. Campaigner could benefit from a design upgrade to bring their look into the modern realm. The drag and drop features and email customization of MailChimp, Campaigner is lacking. However, MailChimp is pricier. So you are definitely getting what you pay for.
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Zoho Corporation
Zoho Campaigns is not for beginners to email marketing, but it’s an excellent choice for those who want to send out a lot of emails with few restrictions and great reporting. It’s a no-brainer if you’re already a Zoho user, as Campaigns is included in Zoho One subscriptions and integrates nicely with other Zoho apps.
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Return on Investment
Ziff Davis Inc
  • We are able to sell Campaigner as a premium feature
  • The plans can be a bit pricey
  • We do cover cost by using their flexible "bucket" model.
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Zoho Corporation
  • It allows us to communicate with all our customers or lists together or individually, and to track how successful our campaigns are.
  • Customer Service is a target area of why we use Zoho Campaigns, and it meets our needs greatly.
  • To date we have not really measured the ROI or impact that Zoho Campaigns has on our marketing efforts but with this product it certainly has the means to do such.
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