Constant Contact vs. emfluence Marketing Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Constant Contact
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Constant Contact is a full-featured email marketing solution with capabilities such as social media integration, drag-and-drop editing, and real-time reporting. It is a bulk email tool designed for SMB customers. Since 2019, Constant Contact also offers marketing automation features, a website and landing page builder, and other tools to support midsize businesses.
$12
per month
emfluence Marketing Platform
Score 8.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
The emfluence Marketing Platform is a marketing automation platform featuring drag-and-drop email editors and automated campaign builders, simple social media scheduling, manageable landing pages, workflow management, analytics, website tracking, surveys, and modals. The platform works for B2B and B2C marketers, marketing agencies, and CRM providers. The product supports CRM integrations and an open API for custom integrations. emfluence offers digital marketing consulting…
$1,000
per month
Pricing
Constant Contactemfluence Marketing Platform
Editions & Modules
Lite
Starting at $12.00
per month
Standard
Starting at $35.00
per month
Lead Gen & CRM
Starting at $449.00
per month
Premium
Starting at $80.00
per month
Up to 30,000 Active Emails
$1,000
per month
Up to 60,000 Active Emails
$1,200
per month
Up to 80,000 Active Emails
$1,400
per month
Up to 100,000 Active Emails
$1,600
per month
Up to 150,000 Active Emails
$2,000
per month
Up to 200,000 Active Emails
$2,400
per month
Up to 250,000 Active Emails
$2,600
per month
Up to 500,000 Active Emails
$4,100
per month
Up to 1,000,000 Active Emails
$5,400
per month
More than 1,000,000 Active Emails
Custom
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Constant Contactemfluence Marketing Platform
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$3,100 one-time fee
Additional DetailsThe SMS Marketing tool can be added to any Core or Plus Constant Contact account. SMS is only available in the US for Core and Plus paid plans. SMS can be added when logged in to an account after purchase. Plans start at $10/month for up to 500 messages.The emfluence Marketing Platform offers month-to-month pricing that’s based on the number of contacts added, with no restrictions on how many emails are sent each month or by which features are used.
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Constant Contactemfluence Marketing Platform
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Constant Contact

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emfluence Marketing Platform
Chose emfluence Marketing Platform
They were the only company that could solve our specific problems. When we looked at larger companies like Constant Contact, they weren't as capable at handling our specific needs for a reasonable price. Some companies need to charge us programming hours. Bigger companies …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Constant Contactemfluence Marketing Platform
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
8.0
116 Ratings
2% below category average
emfluence Marketing Platform
8.4
6 Ratings
8% above category average
WYSIWYG email editor8.199 Ratings9.16 Ratings
Dynamic content7.9100 Ratings8.66 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content8.482 Ratings8.26 Ratings
Landing pages8.074 Ratings8.24 Ratings
A/B testing7.070 Ratings8.25 Ratings
Mobile optimization8.586 Ratings7.75 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting9.0112 Ratings9.16 Ratings
List management8.3114 Ratings8.26 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences7.258 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
8.0
113 Ratings
2% above category average
emfluence Marketing Platform
6.7
6 Ratings
11% below category average
Dashboards8.388 Ratings9.16 Ratings
Standard reports8.2111 Ratings7.26 Ratings
Custom reports7.458 Ratings3.76 Ratings
Pre-Send Testing
Comparison of Pre-Send Testing features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
8.1
65 Ratings
5% below category average
emfluence Marketing Platform
-
Ratings
URL Validation8.231 Ratings00 Ratings
Link Tracking7.934 Ratings00 Ratings
Image Validation8.832 Ratings00 Ratings
Inbox Display8.635 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Accessibility Tools7.928 Ratings00 Ratings
Spelling and Grammar Check8.052 Ratings00 Ratings
Spam Testing6.026 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Previews9.164 Ratings00 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
emfluence Marketing Platform
8.1
5 Ratings
5% above category average
Lead nurturing automation00 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Lead scoring and grading00 Ratings7.74 Ratings
Data quality management00 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Automated sales alerts and tasks00 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Campaign Management
Comparison of Campaign Management features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
emfluence Marketing Platform
8.4
3 Ratings
10% above category average
Calendaring00 Ratings8.23 Ratings
Event/webinar marketing00 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
emfluence Marketing Platform
8.4
3 Ratings
11% above category average
Social sharing and campaigns00 Ratings8.23 Ratings
Social profile integration00 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
emfluence Marketing Platform
8.2
5 Ratings
8% above category average
API00 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Role-based workflow & approvals00 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Customizability00 Ratings8.25 Ratings
Integration with Salesforce.com00 Ratings7.22 Ratings
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM00 Ratings8.22 Ratings
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User Ratings
Constant Contactemfluence Marketing Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(131 ratings)
9.1
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.7
(23 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Constant Contactemfluence Marketing Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
Constant Contact
Constant Contact is an excellent tool for sending out flyers and newsletters. However, I feel the content's appearance is typically all the same. When I receive an email from Constant Contact, I can immediately identify it - the templates usually all look the same. When sending out communications with images, it is easy to use Constant Contact and link webpages. However, the email layout is always vertical and can get very lengthy. I prefer a more flip-book approach with options to flip the page.
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emfluence Digital Marketing
The reporting feature is not as detailed as we require for our documentation, so we have to organize the results into charts and graphs. For every other component of our social media and digital marketing, emfluence checks all of the boxes.
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Pros
Constant Contact
  • Market segmentation is great: my main segmentation is by region because that's how our sales team is divided.
  • Lists: making customized email lists is easy and intuitive; the custom fields allow some flexibility in case our fields don't exactly line up with Constant Contact's.
  • Campaigns: creating campaigns is quick and simple. I especially appreciate the 'resend to non-openers' option. I am constantly using this feature.
  • Subject line generator: I like using the recommended subject lines. I'm able to plug in their recommended ideas, or sometimes, this feature helps me generate my own ideas.
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emfluence Digital Marketing
  • Custom landing pages to dive deeper into campaigns and track results
  • Responsive customer service with any problems we come by
  • A/B testing
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Cons
Constant Contact
  • It would be nice if we had more customizable options for emails - like moving around pictures and text boxes, rather than a set spot for everything to go.
  • I would like it if multiple people could work on a document at one time. So if I'm in charge of graphics, I can get those updated while someone else is entering content, etc.
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emfluence Digital Marketing
  • I do have issues sometimes when making a website popup. I specify certain measurements of my popup yet when it shows up on my website, the graphic doesn't adjust and I have a bunch of white space. But that could also be my website.
  • When adding a new contact into the contact section, once you hit save, the contact information stays on the screen instead of an empty contact profile so you can immediately add the next person.
  • Sometimes when I update a template, The unsubscribe link will link to my email address instead of the person the email is being sent to.
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Likelihood to Renew
Constant Contact
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.
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emfluence Digital Marketing
No answers on this topic
Usability
Constant Contact
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
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emfluence Digital Marketing
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Constant Contact
No major problems in sending out the email campaigns and accessing the analytics
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emfluence Digital Marketing
No answers on this topic
Performance
Constant Contact
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
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emfluence Digital Marketing
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Constant Contact
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.
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emfluence Digital Marketing
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Constant Contact
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
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emfluence Digital Marketing
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Constant Contact
Constant Contact is much more intuitive for people who are not tech-savvy. Also, while sendgrid offered more options in it's drag and drop interface, it displayed differently across different email clients, which made it very cumbersome to use. It also took much longer to upload contact lists and it was harder to manage existing contacts. Performance in sendgrid was much slower as well, and the Preview feature was quite buggy. Our team initially chose sendgrid because of the integration options that it's API offered, but we ultimately switched to Constant Contact because it was much easier to build campaigns and better suited our requirements.
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emfluence Digital Marketing
They were the only company that could solve our specific problems. When we looked at larger companies like Constant Contact, they weren't as capable at handling our specific needs for a reasonable price. Some companies need to charge us programming hours. Bigger companies couldn't help our issue. emfluence is more flexible.
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Scalability
Constant Contact
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
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emfluence Digital Marketing
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Constant Contact
  • I have had nothing but positive impacts from using Constant Contact.
  • The church is large, and there are many subgroups and axillary groups within the church. Setting up specific groups based on responsibility, interest, member goals, and service needs allows me to send information quickly, saving valuable time for other tasks.
  • Constant Contact allows leadership to stay personally engaged with the members I work with, without over-taxing my time. It feels so seamless.
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emfluence Digital Marketing
  • It's allowed for us to generate more traffic to our client's websites.
  • It's allowed for us to generate more leads from email marketing through emfluence.
  • Visual click maps, more customized dashboard and email templates, and a deeper dive in data would help further business objectives.
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ScreenShots

Constant Contact Screenshots

Screenshot of The AI Content Generator can be used to create content for emails, social posts, or SMS.Screenshot of Advanced Automation workflows make sure marketing is always on.Screenshot of Hundreds of pre-built email templates are available or a simple drag-and-drop email editor is available to start from scratch.Screenshot of The Social Posting tool is used to plan and post Social media messaging across platforms.Screenshot of SMS Marketing can reach customers wherever they are.Screenshot of E-commerce tools can be integrated with Constant Contact to sell more.

emfluence Marketing Platform Screenshots

Screenshot of search perimeters and contact characteristics using the Dynamic Marketing Group Query Builder.Screenshot of Google Analytics, used to measure the success of email and social media alongside spikes in website traffic. Granular reports can be scheduled for an overview of surveys, landing pages, forms, social posts, emails, and list growth.Screenshot of the drag-and-drop Workflow Canvas visual interface used to create automated marketing campaigns, plus send contacts from a single group into branches based on email views, clicks, or custom queries.Screenshot of the interface to build branching into automated workflows based on opens, clicks, or custom decisions (based on custom or out-of-the-box contact fields, dates, and more).Screenshot of a schedule with a month's worth of social media and email, built using the drag and drop marketing calendar.Screenshot of custom email templates, which can be reused or rebuilt with a drag and drop editor.