ContactPigeon vs. Spokal

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ContactPigeon
Score 9.9 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
ContactPigeon is a marketing automation solution for eCommerce. It combines email marketing, dynamic pop-ups, segmentation, automation flows and real-time analytics for marketers to maximize results when it comes to visitor remarketing. It enables eCommerce and B2C businesses to better engage, retain and grow customers with insights into visitor behaviors and automation flows. Get started with templates & recipes Users have pre-built eCommerce automation recipes to nurture, win…
$198
per month/billed annually
Spokal
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Spokal is an inbound marketing platform for small businesses and freelancers. It offers a drag & drop content editor and social media sharing calendar, as well as real-time SEO analysis, keyword research, rank tracking, lead scoring, and lead nurturing.
$49
per month
Pricing
ContactPigeonSpokal
Editions & Modules
Standard
$198.00
per month/billed annually
Pro
$385.00
per month/billed annually
Enterprise
$980.00
per month/billed annually
Starter
$49
per month (1 user)
Essentials
$99
per month (3 users)
Team
$169
per month (5 users)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ContactPigeonSpokal
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
ContactPigeonSpokal
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ContactPigeon
-
Ratings
Spokal
9.2
3 Ratings
17% above category average
WYSIWYG email editor00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Dynamic content00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Landing pages00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
A/B testing00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Mobile optimization00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
List management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
ContactPigeon
-
Ratings
Spokal
9.5
2 Ratings
20% above category average
Lead nurturing automation00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Lead scoring and grading00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Data quality management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Automated sales alerts and tasks00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Campaign Management
Comparison of Campaign Management features of Product A and Product B
ContactPigeon
-
Ratings
Spokal
9.0
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Calendaring00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Event/webinar marketing00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ContactPigeon
-
Ratings
Spokal
9.0
3 Ratings
18% above category average
Social sharing and campaigns00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Social profile integration00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ContactPigeon
-
Ratings
Spokal
9.3
3 Ratings
21% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
ContactPigeon
-
Ratings
Spokal
9.3
1 Ratings
20% above category average
API00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Role-based workflow & approvals00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Customizability00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Integration with Salesforce.com00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Integration with SugarCRM00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
ContactPigeonSpokal
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(4 ratings)
9.0
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.3
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.3
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
ContactPigeonSpokal
Likelihood to Recommend
ContactPigeon
Our automations are built differently and using real-time API calls we pass on all the information needed. The cart abandonment and browse abandonment email campaigns are designed based on different travel bundles according to our visitors’ historical data. Likewise, our customer success manager helped up set up on-site count-down pop-ups that highlight the expiration date of specific offers.
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Spokal
For current Wordpress users Spokal is outstanding and highly recommended. For clients who don't already have a Wordpress blog it's a bit tricky as I need to first sell the benefits of using Wordpress in order to get them on board, but in all honestly I would recommend Wordpress anyway, it just slows the process down having to design and install Wordpress before we can get started.
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Pros
ContactPigeon
  • Push, Popup & Email Automation
  • Support Team
  • User Segmentation
  • Product Recommendation AI
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Spokal
  • Content calendar - the ability to visually see blog posts in draft and scheduled to publish over the coming weeks and months was a key benefit. Tracking this in spreadsheets is too hard. we can even post blogs as topic idea, pre draft, draft and final and schedule in advance so we can visualise the messages we want to communicate. Creation of tweets and Linkedin posts is done for you automatically. Simply drag the blog post to the time slot, day, week or month. This is a lot quicker than Hootsuite
  • Additional tweets can be composed and also dragged to the calendar, plus the feedly link allows curation of tweet content. This just scales up our creation and curation process.
  • Easy simple overview dashboard - showing key website stats, new visitors, new twitter followers. New blog posts. Social enagement per blog post, linkedin shares etc. simple lead scoring based on pages visited etc. Simple realtime SEO analysis on the blog post builder
  • twitter builder. very simple autopilot of increasing your twitter following using key words (it easy has a simple key word tool) to find relevant people to 'like' and hence follow
  • Dynamic, responsive team. I have asked a few questions about futures and always received a prompt helpful reply. Chris and his team are clearly commited to developing a great product.
  • Once linked to your wordpress site I really like the fact I can log into a dashboard on the web and on my ipad and manage my content delivery and monitor visititors and interaction. I use and know hubspot and the biggest issue for me is the learning curve. Anyone can learn and use Spokal. It provides and integrates a number of tools I currently use today at a far lower cost. It does need to integrate into a third party email provider but frankly the integration is simple. A lot of effort has gone into the design for non techies
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Cons
ContactPigeon
  • The UI is too complex sometimes (hopefully their support is always there for us!)
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Spokal
  • I personally would love to see more direct integrations into CRM and more powerful Marketing Automation tools, but the current Zapier integration is a general approach and works in most cases very well.
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Likelihood to Renew
ContactPigeon
I am absolutely happy with their services. For any problem or idea that arises, the support team is there to provide solutions, advise, and even write code for the website.
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Spokal
Spokal delivers everything I need to serve my clients in one place. It's so easy to use and their customer service is always available and responsive, there's no need for me to look elsewhere.
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Usability
ContactPigeon
No answers on this topic
Spokal
Spokal takes away some of the complexity and noise that Wordpress has. Offering a separate login and dashboard to allow a user to create blog posts, check on backlinks, see ranking keywords, social engagement and tracks visitors/ contacts. Spokal provides a lot of functionality that would typically require the purchase of several products e.g. Hootsuite, SEO Moz, SEO pressor, Hubspot. What I really like is the content calendar. I simply drag and drop of my blog posts into my calendar to post to twitter, linkedin and facebook. This is an easy way to repost evergreen content and build my following on twitter. The twitter builder is constantly looking for relevant profiles and conversations based on my defined criteria. The tool automatically likes the twitter user which drives traffic to my sight and actually helps me find followers and potential influencers. This product is ideal for people new to internet marketing or small business owners who don't want to be overwhelmed by the effort to learn, manage and run several tools or wordpress plugins. I have been with Spokal since the start and I continue to be impressed by the support and raft of new functionality being added.
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Support Rating
ContactPigeon
It is honestly the best support team I've ever seen, always ready and willing to help.
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Spokal
They worked with Bluehost to make sure our blog connected properly. This was done without anyone from Strategic Revolution asking for this help.
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Alternatives Considered
ContactPigeon
[I] haven't used other [products].
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Spokal
I haven't really tried other products at this point. I would say I tried to cobble together a bunch of options to make the right inbound marketing "tool suite". Nothing quite worked well enough. Again, Spokal serves as a very cost-effective option. Particularly relative to Hubspot.
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Return on Investment
ContactPigeon
  • 25% growth in Email orders (YoY).
  • Higher open rates up to +46%.
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Spokal
  • It's still early for us, but we can definitively say that we've cut our content creation / curation time down by about 40% while INCREASING the volume of quality relevant content that our audience expects.
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ScreenShots

ContactPigeon Screenshots

Screenshot of Predefined ecommerce scenarios to get started fast.Screenshot of Dynamic popups designs and triggers to engage your site visitors.Screenshot of One glance view of the metrics that matter.