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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cheetah Messaging

I think CheetahMail, being one of the main ESPs in the market, is a quality choice. However, I would suggest that it's really only valuable for a bit larger of an organization, generally having staff of 100+ and revenues in tens of millions -- this is mainly to justify the amount of investment required, so may be cost-prohibitive to some. You also need to make sure that you understand the entire "level of support" you will gain through your specific contract.... the key is understanding what types of resources are within your organization (who's doing the coding? who comes up with the next campaign? What's the overall strategy?) Depending on these questions and resources, may help determine your final needs from a services point of view. CheetahMail can provide a wealth of various services specific to needs (and changes over time as your business changes), but a clear understanding of what you have before you bring them on will really help getting up and running quickly. Also be sure to truly understand the costs for the initial integrations, setups, IP senders, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emma

Using Emma for weekly templated email use with minimal changes is awesome. If you want you can create a master and make minor graphic edits quickly and easily from your smartphone. Any edit is possible as long as the artwork is on the online server. Only time I hit a bump in the road is when I was asked to change the style sheet and did not know that the pricing plan I was on did not include this feature. Client had to wait to send new format until Emma performed the requested changes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Cheetah Messaging
6.1
Emma
8.9
WYSIWYG email editor
Cheetah Messaging
6.0
Emma
8.4
Dynamic content
Cheetah Messaging
7.0
Emma
8.9
Ability to test dynamic content
Cheetah Messaging
7.0
Emma
9.0
Landing pages
Cheetah Messaging
4.0
Emma
A/B testing
Cheetah Messaging
6.0
Emma
8.1
Mobile optimization
Cheetah Messaging
5.0
Emma
9.1
Email deliverability reporting
Cheetah Messaging
8.0
Emma
9.5
List management
Cheetah Messaging
7.0
Emma
9.6
Triggered drip sequences
Cheetah Messaging
5.0
Emma
8.6

Reporting & Analytics

Cheetah Messaging
3.7
Emma
9.0
Dashboards
Cheetah Messaging
4.0
Emma
9.7
Standard reports
Cheetah Messaging
4.0
Emma
8.7
Custom reports
Cheetah Messaging
3.0
Emma
8.7

Pros

Cheetah Messaging

  • Internal management - This is a great web-based tool that allows our users to see what emails go to whom.
  • Organization - Many layers of organization for templates since there are many types of remarketing emails that we send out.
  • Historical Records - CheetahMail sends us the raw text files of all email actions so we can upload them to our database.
Duncan Hernandez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emma

  • Enterprise-level email marketing with multi-level account structure allowing for multiple users at different levels to send campaigns
  • Easy-to-use WYSIWYG email template editors to create dynamic emails with enhanced personalization through merge-fields
  • A large API index that connects to many different platforms and the ability to work with Emma support to create new connections to new platforms as needed
Aaron Metzger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cheetah Messaging

  • The organization of CheetahMail could at times be better, as you create more and more mailings, they just pile up in a long list. It would be useful to be able to create folders to store specific mailings in. (ex. editorial, newsletters, marketing, etc.)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emma

  • Their customer service leaves something to be desired. We ran into an issue with one of our campaigns, and we decided to reach out to support, but they didn't get back with us until 3 hours later! Time is money!!
  • We don't like that their photo editing capabilities are limited, you can only choose small, medium or large photos with no way to resize to exact dimensions. Makes emails a bit of a pain
  • The upgraded premium tools are buggy and leave something to be desired as well – it's a shame.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cheetah Messaging

Cheetah Messaging 7.6
Based on 3 answers
As I have begun exploring competitors, I've come to realize that every competitor offers so much more functionality and integration than CheetahMail does. When we first signed our contract, CheetahMail was much more innovative and at the forefront of email. Since being bought out by Experian, we've seen a huge decline in service and innovation. They have laid off much of their staff and moved their account representatives to Costa Rica. They also heavily rely on on third parties which you will have to pay large amounts of money for while other Email Service Providers have integrated new technologies into their platform. You will get more for your money going to a different email service such as Responsys, Silverpop, Listrak and the like,
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emma

Emma 9.5
Based on 5 answers
Emma has been a great tool for our marketing. It's easy to use and I've had no issues in the almost two years we've been with them. It's really been a great way for us to stay connected with customers that takes no time to setup and send
Ashley Humphrey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cheetah Messaging

Cheetah Messaging 4.0
Based on 1 answer
CheetahMail has a high learning curve to master and requires a lot of backend work with tech teams to set up. Navigation is not the best and everything that should be automated is still extremely manual.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emma

Emma 10.0
Based on 2 answers
While every WYSIWYG software will experience glitches, Emma handles them well. Keep in mind they rarely happen, but they do, it can be of annoyance. Regardless, Emma allows my organization to create seamless email campaigns using fresh data. Emma makes coming up with strategic decisions very easy. The list segmentation that Emma feature allows us to easily manage a large list without issues. Overall, Emma is extremely usable with nearly no learning curve!
Stefanie Cash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cheetah Messaging

Cheetah Messaging 2.0
Based on 2 answers
Account reps have a quick response time but a very slow resolution time. Because account reps do not have technical knowledge, there is a long long lead time between flagging a problem and tech team resolution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emma

Emma 2.0
Based on 1 answer
I hate that to get support I have to submit a question to a public forum and wait for a response. I just want the ability for a quick live chat to answer my simple help questions quickly or at the very least submit a ticket via email and get a status update.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cheetah Messaging

If we are comparing apples to apples for just sending emails, all the tools were about the same. Upload a list, code email, send email. For that they are all pretty much the same. The thing that brings Cheetahmail down is the support. The support is not bad but because they are in a different country it makes it tough to fix issues in a timely manner.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emma

At the time we made the decision to move to Emma, my organization was using both MailChimp and Constant Contact. Emma's drag-and-drop template editor surpassed both, and even editing the pre-made template HTML in Emma was easier. List management was much smoother than the clunky Constant Contact and MailChimp lists we had. From a design perspective, we chose Emma for its ease of use in creating templates and modifying existing ones, as well as the ability to push out branded templates and brand assets through its master admin/subaccount capabilities. Emma's analytics and reporting were much less frustrating to navigate and understand, such that, rather than spending all of our time trying to make sense of the metrics from a campaign (which we were definitely doing), we were attracted to being able to report easily and then move on to determining how to make real improvements
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cheetah Messaging

  • Our efficiency has decreased with CheetaMail actually. Too many service calls to find out why something isn't working as expected, account setup questions, issues with PiP, takes too long to get a simple form built, customer service response time, etc...
  • Reporting is not very streamlined. This has caused us to take our reporting offline and use a method with better visibility.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emma

  • Stores using the platform have seen good deliverability stats. Open rates and click-through rates are high with the templates that Emma creates. We still face the challenge of getting more users on the platform.
  • User satisfaction is high for our users who are regularly using the platform.
Lauren Busby | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Cheetah Messaging

General

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

Emma

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cheetah Messaging
4.0
Emma
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Cheetah Messaging
7.6
Emma
9.5

Usability

Cheetah Messaging
4.0
Emma
10.0

Support Rating

Cheetah Messaging
2.0
Emma
2.0

Implementation Rating

Cheetah Messaging
Emma
7.0

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