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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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

It is well suited for marketing teams who want to be flexible, adaptable to changes in their business and create powerful, sophisticated campaigns to their clients. Teams that want to create automated drip campaigns with dynamic content and personalized cadence and messaging would find Eloqua very easy to use and perfect for their needs. It has powerful, in-depth reporting functionality and great CRM integration (note that I've had experience integrating only with Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Salesforce - both of these integrations worked very well) - so teams that use CRM will also find it complementary to their marketing technology stack.It will not be a good tool if a company doesn't use any CRM - as it is not a CRM replacement; or if all the marketing team is planning to do is "batch and blast" emails (which is a possible scenario for some very small businesses)
Arpine Babloyan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Constant Contact
8.5
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.5
WYSIWYG email editor
Constant Contact
8.4
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.1
Dynamic content
Constant Contact
8.0
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.7
Ability to test dynamic content
Constant Contact
8.1
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.2
Landing pages
Constant Contact
8.6
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.1
A/B testing
Constant Contact
9.0
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.0
Mobile optimization
Constant Contact
8.1
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
6.9
Email deliverability reporting
Constant Contact
8.9
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.1
List management
Constant Contact
8.8
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.0
Triggered drip sequences
Constant Contact
8.2
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.4

Reporting & Analytics

Constant Contact
8.4
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.1
Dashboards
Constant Contact
8.0
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.0
Standard reports
Constant Contact
8.7
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.3
Custom reports
Constant Contact
8.7
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.1

Lead Management

Constant Contact
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.8
Lead nurturing
Constant Contact
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.1
Lead scoring and grading
Constant Contact
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.9
Data quality management
Constant Contact
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.5
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Constant Contact
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.6

Campaign Management

Constant Contact
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.3
Calendaring
Constant Contact
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.0
Event/webinar marketing
Constant Contact
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.7

Social Media Marketing

Constant Contact
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.3
Social sharing and campaigns
Constant Contact
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.1
Social profile integration
Constant Contact
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.5

Platform & Infrastructure

Constant Contact
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.5
API
Constant Contact
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.2
Role-based workflow & approvals
Constant Contact
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.2
Customizability
Constant Contact
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.3
Integration with Salesforce.com
Constant Contact
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.2
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Constant Contact
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.1
Integration with SugarCRM
Constant Contact
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.0

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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

  • WYSZIWYG editor makes things easy for folks new to marketing as well as HTML/. I feel like I've been able to wrap my hands around this tool pretty quickly, and I have only been using the system for 10 months.
  • Forms are an incredibly powerful tool that can be used in a myriad of ways to help support your team goals. We use them to trigger SMS campaigns for feedback from our homeowners, and we also use them on landing pages to survey our contacts as well.
  • The improved program canvas and the ability to communicate between CDO records and contact records is great. We're able to store useful information on the CDO record without weighing down the contact record with information that isn't vital
Barry James | 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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

  • It would be nice if there were more options for specific customizations in the template mode - for example, if you would like to have a photo to the left of text, there is a very specific spacing you're able to use, and you can't change the sizes of each piece more than 30 points in one direction or another. This means that if you have very specific designs you want to use for your emails, you may have to be a little flexible in the spacing and alignment. It's not a huge deal, but it limits some of the design options.
  • I have dealt with some issues with bounceback statuses for emails - if an email bounces back once, the Eloqua system registers it as a bad email and you have to go in and clear the person's email in the system before it will send them an email again. This can be a tedious process - there is a way to clear an entire segment's bounce back status, but I had to go on a journey through the help section to figure that out. Also, if people unsubscribe to your emails, you have to go into their accounts individually and resubscribe them, and there is no simple way to do that en masse so it takes a very long time if you have more than a few accounts to resubscribe.
  • The system goes down sometimes or is difficult to get into - the Eloqua network is sometimes slow to start and I may have to refresh the page for quite a while before it will load the email I'm working on, which can be frustrating. I think it is due to system overloads when there are a lot of users, but I'm not sure.
  • You cannot add attachments to Eloqua emails, which makes it a little difficult. You can host documents on Eloqua, which is very nice, but you have to link them in your email versus making an attachment.
Madeline Des Jardins | 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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 5.3
Based on 89 answers
We have been able to automate so many marketing processes with Eloqua over the past 5 years that the only direction would be to adopt the latest and greatest features Eloqua adds. The alternative would be to go back to the marketing stone-age and start over again. And we would rather move forward with increased automation and efficiency.
Dan Allis | 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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 8.8
Based on 14 answers
Personally, I find it quite easy to use. But for those members of our team who have little or no testing experience, it's been a bit more difficult. There's also training required for development teams in order to have your campaigns coded and set up in the most efficient way. Our developers have been able to do basic and intermediate tests with no difficulty, and they find the interface itself quite intuitive... it's just the extremely complex tests that require a bit more understanding.
Gwen Lafleur | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 8.2
Based on 18 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 8.0
Based on 10 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 9.9
Based on 32 answers
Whenever we needed assistance help was easy to access. They understand the request the first time and provided easy to follow instructions to fix it or fixed the issue if it was not something we had control over. It's always best to provide screenshots so support knows exactly what is going on
Stefanie Cash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Constant Contact

Constant Contact 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 7.6
Based on 11 answers
Eloqua University is very intersting, with a thorough programme and very experienced trainers. The Master programme is great!
Marie Escaro | 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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 8.8
Based on 20 answers
I give it a 10 because the only issue we had was a result of not following the guidance we were given. Maxymiser provided a customized implementation guide for each site where we were adding the code. On our site implementations when we followed that guide to the letter, it was extremely fast and easy and has worked very well.
Gwen Lafleur | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

It was an inherited platform vs. chosen. The incumbent chose Oracle as it was the best enterprise solution. The company, however, did not require an enterprise solution rendering the full Oracle stack pretty useless, unfortunately. The commercials are expensive yet it is attractive to have a 'blended' CPM style commercial model vs. other vendors that charge you on contacts
Nick Pape | 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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 8.4
Based on 109 answers
Eloqua does not really have a limit on scale and can support huge organizations with massive amounts of data. Our organization uses Eloqua to control all campaign/marketing efforts by injecting all touches with the customer into the tool. Using tools like Eloqua Profiler allows our Sales teams to view interactions that a customer or prospect has had with our website, emails, landing page and more.
Brad Dunzer | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

  • For our organization it is currently too early to measure ROI, as we have just started using it less than six months ago. The program has helped us meet the objective of communicating with consumers and sharing information across multiple social media platforms seamlessly.
  • Ultimately the program should be able to to help us grow our relationships with consumers, and measure and track consumer activity on the web, which will help us develop web content and content marketing material that will be more appealing to all of our audiences.
  • Since we are a B to B to C company and not selling anything to consumers, it will be hard to measure ROI. That being said, the tool should definitely help us build more awareness among consumers.
Richard Angeloni | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Constant Contact

General

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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Constant Contact
8.1
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Constant Contact
8.0
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
5.3

Usability

Constant Contact
8.9
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.8

Reliability and Availability

Constant Contact
9.0
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.2

Performance

Constant Contact
10.0
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.0

Support Rating

Constant Contact
3.0
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
9.9

In-Person Training

Constant Contact
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.3

Online Training

Constant Contact
10.0
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.6

Implementation Rating

Constant Contact
8.0
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.8

Scalability

Constant Contact
10.0
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.4

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