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Score 7.7 out of 100

Doodle

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Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Constant Contact

Constant Contact is terrific for an organization with a marketing budget that would like to send out a variety of emails with visuals, videos, surveys and/or coupons. It's a quick way to reach thousands of potential and/or current customers at a reasonable price. However, for the startup or the company that is very concerned about budget, there is no free version and the monthly paid versions can be a bit more pricey than some comparable competitors.
Jason Carlage | TrustRadius Reviewer

Doodle

Doodle is an excellent tool for those who have employees at remote locations who must be trained or onboarded. It saves cost for the organization because the videos you create can be uploaded to a website, a company portal/intranet, etc. It is a great tool for beginners because it is so intuitive. I am not that tech-savvy so I was a bit hesitant to create my first video but once I got started it was incredibly user friendly and I can't wait to create my second video. I believe it will only get better so my belief is that Doodle can be a great tool for advanced designers as well. It is also fun to use for inspirational/motivational videos to send to employees for a morale boost. Use it for games and employee team-building activities.
Edie Ingram | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Constant Contact
8.5
Doodle
WYSIWYG email editor
Constant Contact
8.4
Doodle
Dynamic content
Constant Contact
8.0
Doodle
Ability to test dynamic content
Constant Contact
8.1
Doodle
Landing pages
Constant Contact
8.6
Doodle
A/B testing
Constant Contact
9.0
Doodle
Mobile optimization
Constant Contact
8.1
Doodle
Email deliverability reporting
Constant Contact
8.9
Doodle
List management
Constant Contact
8.8
Doodle
Triggered drip sequences
Constant Contact
8.2
Doodle

Reporting & Analytics

Constant Contact
8.4
Doodle
Dashboards
Constant Contact
8.0
Doodle
Standard reports
Constant Contact
8.7
Doodle
Custom reports
Constant Contact
8.7
Doodle

Pros

Constant Contact

  • We are a huge fan of the numerous templates that may be used for designing emails.
  • Constant Contact also allows for our organization's brand (logo, colors, and fonts) to be easily incorporated into designs.
  • The metrics and data gathered from email campaigns is very detailed and helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Doodle

  • Doodle allows you to view multiple meeting times simultaneously. I may never have 100% of my team available, but I can see that I have three other options with 90% availability.
  • Doodle is a free resource that doesn't require users to create an account or exist in a network. I simply send the link and see the responses.
  • Doodle notifies you as people respond, making the scheduling process quick and easy. Also, you can confirm a time through the software!
Alicia Meyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Constant Contact

  • This system is great and I do not have much to say against, I just wish they could improve the search filter of email campaigns made previously, and include a search field that allows you to find campaigns related to the phrase name included in that field of search.
  • I really don't have any dislikes with the software now that I am familiar with the product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Doodle

  • To my knowledge, there is no ability to allow the user to directly schedule a time. Would be nice if it were flexible both ways but I've come to realize that I just have to use different services depending on how it matches my workflow
  • The design isn't terrible but most scheduling software has much better design
  • It's generally simple but there have been times where the UX has been a bit confusing and I didn't really know what was going on
Brad Henderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Constant Contact

Constant Contact 8.0
Based on 19 answers
There is no doubt that we are going to renew Constant Contact. We have not just invested a lot of time in learning and creating a great looking product but we have developed a strong database of information that allows us to track how we are doing for each newsletter. This supports our goals of creating products that residents desire and are excited to receive.
Ty Swartz, CPP, USN Ret. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Doodle

Doodle 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to use and basically free.
Matthew Gardner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Constant Contact

Constant Contact 8.9
Based on 8 answers
There is always room for improvement. I don't know how they test their systems, but they should invite not-so computer savvy people to test it. If I, as an expert have problems, they need to think like the technophobe. Since I've used Constant Contact in the past as part of my former employment, I have not viewed any of the tutorials and just jumped in to work on my client's newsletter. With that said, I found some areas easy and some a bit cumbersome
Giselle Aguiar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Doodle

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Constant Contact

Constant Contact 9.0
Based on 2 answers
No major problems in sending out the email campaigns and accessing the analytics
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Doodle

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Constant Contact

Constant Contact 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The system seemed quite slow sometimes. Specifically, there was sometimes a delay in sends if it was during a high traffic period. There were time-outs when uploading new code for an email, and a lag in reporting analytics which was sometimes as long as 72 hours
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Doodle

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Constant Contact

Constant Contact 3.0
Based on 8 answers
I think the overall support for Constant Contact has always been incredible; I have nothing negative to say. Our customer support representative was attentive, easy to understand, and very knowledgeable. I never felt like I wasn't a priority of his and my issues, while very small, were fixed in a very short time frame.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Doodle

Doodle 8.4
Based on 19 answers
Doodle has customer service support available as needed, but honestly, it is so easy to use that I have rarely had to seek support. They are always a click away and responsive to resolving any need or to clarify the next best step to using Doodle to meet my needs.
Ty Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Constant Contact

Constant Contact 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Implementation is very easy for someone who wants to send out the “batch and blast” type newsletters. If you want to use their templates with no customizations, the product works fine. However, the more customizations you get into involving link color, etc, that’s where things can get tricky for someone who may not be familiar with coding
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Doodle

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Constant Contact

I think if I were coming in with nothing in hand, I would have chosen MailChimp over Constant Contact. Constant Contact won because it was the incumbent and we're satisfied.The time and operating cost of moving from one platform to another was higher than the expected return on that change. I don't think anything about Constant Contact is much better or worse, in my view, than the other.Pretty lukewarm, I know. But it's honest!
Jeff Bramhall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Doodle

I use Sign-Up Genius to list my open appointments and let students sign up for individual spots; I use the anonymous option so that only I can see the name and to others it simply appears as "already filled". Doodle is simpler in some ways that Sign-Up Genius, but Doodle's biggest advantage is the ability for individuals to indicate multiple options.
Becca Guler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Constant Contact

Constant Contact 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Very reliable in sending email campaigns and controlling the recipients so that no contact is sent the same email more than once, even if they are on a resent list
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Doodle

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Constant Contact

  • Many of our clients use a variety of email management services, and Constant Contact is usually chief among them. This keeps our team sharp and up to date for customer service inquiries.
  • Constant Contact is extremely reliable. It's been applicable and has grown with trends in digital marketing over the last decade to stay at the top as a best-in-class provider.
  • The reporting tools help to give a sense of how well campaigns are performing (or not performing) and gives insight on how to create future campaigns in more effective ways.
  • The lack of Google Analytics integration on the app is a hinderance for marketing managers who use the robust API on a variety of other platforms that seamlessly integrate with the service.
  • Higher pricing for integrating social media and surveys, and other additional service, is a drawback for the average user on a budget – especially when competitors offer those services for free.
Jorden Beatty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Doodle

  • We have saved massive amounts of time using Doodle (both in going back and forth with emails and the ease of use)
  • Doodle has provided us a fast and effective pathway for gathering meeting availability.
  • Doodle keeps my Google Calendar in-view, so I'm not double-booking - again a success!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Constant Contact

General

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

Doodle

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Constant Contact
8.1
Doodle
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Constant Contact
8.0
Doodle
10.0

Usability

Constant Contact
8.9
Doodle

Reliability and Availability

Constant Contact
9.0
Doodle

Performance

Constant Contact
10.0
Doodle

Support Rating

Constant Contact
3.0
Doodle
8.4

Online Training

Constant Contact
10.0
Doodle

Implementation Rating

Constant Contact
8.0
Doodle

Scalability

Constant Contact
10.0
Doodle

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