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652 Ratings
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Hootsuite

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Score 7.8 out of 100

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

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Likelihood to Recommend

Hootsuite

Hootsuite is well suited for those managing a single social media account or dozens. It can be used by small businesses all the way up to large scale marketing agencies. The ability to post to multiple channels at once is so incredibly helpful and a huge time saver. Give it a try, you will be glad you did.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

I would recommend [Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio] to anyone looking for a robust and feature loaded platform to design their emails. The key benefit of the email designer is that - emails can be designed using dragging and dropping design components and if more customization is required we can always dig deeper and write the custom HTML and styling in our emails. Highly recommended for marketers and email developers!
Harsh Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Listening/monitoring

Hootsuite
7.5
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Boolean keyword searches
Hootsuite
7.5
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Filtering out noise/spam
Hootsuite
7.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Sentiment analysis
Hootsuite
6.9
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Broad channel coverage
Hootsuite
8.5
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Publishing

Hootsuite
8.3
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Content planning and scheduling
Hootsuite
9.2
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Audience targeting
Hootsuite
7.8
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Content optimization
Hootsuite
7.9
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Workflow management
Hootsuite
8.5
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Engagement

Hootsuite
8.2
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Automated routing and prioritization
Hootsuite
7.9
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Customer interaction histories
Hootsuite
8.1
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Bulk actions
Hootsuite
8.5
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Marketing

Hootsuite
7.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Lead generation
Hootsuite
7.2
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Content marketing
Hootsuite
7.4
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Paid media management
Hootsuite
6.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Campaigns and promotions
Hootsuite
6.9
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Channel coverage/integration

Hootsuite
8.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Twitter
Hootsuite
9.4
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Facebook
Hootsuite
9.2
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
LinkedIn
Hootsuite
8.9
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Google+
Hootsuite
8.8
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Instagram
Hootsuite
7.9
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Pinterest
Hootsuite
8.2
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
YouTube
Hootsuite
7.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Reporting/analytics

Hootsuite
7.4
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Campaign success analytics
Hootsuite
7.5
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Real-time tracking
Hootsuite
7.5
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Competitor analysis
Hootsuite
7.2
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Account management

Hootsuite
8.3
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Role-based user permissions & privileges
Hootsuite
8.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Mobile access
Hootsuite
8.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Email & Online Marketing

Hootsuite
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
6.8
WYSIWYG email editor
Hootsuite
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.0
Dynamic content
Hootsuite
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.7
Ability to test dynamic content
Hootsuite
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
5.3
Landing pages
Hootsuite
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
4.1
A/B testing
Hootsuite
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.7
Mobile optimization
Hootsuite
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.3
Email deliverability reporting
Hootsuite
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
8.2
List management
Hootsuite
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.5
Triggered drip sequences
Hootsuite
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
6.7

Reporting & Analytics

Hootsuite
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
4.3
Dashboards
Hootsuite
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
5.3
Standard reports
Hootsuite
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
4.9
Custom reports
Hootsuite
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
2.7

Pros

Hootsuite

  • The great thing about it is that it allows us in making schedules for social media posts belonging to different pages.
  • I strongly appreciate its analytics and tracking the most which help us a lot in facilitating our business in many ways. It let us organize our whole social media. It has made our marketing staff contented.
  • This is the most helpful tool in tracking matrices, followers, posts, and weekly activities as well.
  • This superb tool helps us in keeping the whole social media at a single location.
Jennifer Osborne | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

  • Sends client confirmations when they subscribe to a newsletter, sign up for a conference, or place an order with our company (SourceMedia). We don't have to hire an agency to send these for us.
  • Manages newsletter subscriptions and allows us to deploy on specific dates/times.
  • Helps us discover and manage the correct audience base per newsletter, and automates the distributions so we don't have to do it manually.
Cassidy Ebert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Hootsuite

  • I personally don't like the way Hootsuite displays multiple social channels on the interface. It's very utilitarian and it does have a modern look, but there's just something about the multiple column look that really bugs me. It feels a bit dated and cluttered.
  • I've used both the free and the pro versions before. Pro is somewhat overpriced for the value that it provides and the free version limits you to too few social profiles which puts you in a position to either overpay or go to another option like Buffer which is cheaper but isn't as reliable. I'd say somewhere around $12-15/mo. would make the single-user Pro tier more palatable.
Garrett Genest | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

  • More A/B testing options to help optimize content, messaging, and creative.
  • The interface is a bit stale and follows suit with the rest of Salesforce. Could be updated to match competitors and be more intuitive.
  • Knowledge base is not updated fast enough when things change in the platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 8.4
Based on 74 answers
At this time we are satisfied that Hootsuite offers the most of what we are looking for at the most reasonable price point. As the social media landscape and monitoring/scheduling software changes, so do our needs. We re-evaluate our tools semi-annually or as new tools emerge onto the market. If we find at any point that we aren't gaining an advantage, then we are open to switching products.
Laura Pence | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 8.9
Based on 18 answers
Exact Target has an exceptional team with great customer care. Whenever we have a question or concern they are timely in addressing it. They also perform annual reviews in person that provides us with market trends, new tools and features, performance metrics, and new content recommendations. We evaluate this by local market and at the international level
Brittany Dunn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 9.1
Based on 27 answers
The layout of horizontal columns for each stream or search is a very cumbersome way to display information. There isn't an easy way to sort, filter, or otherwise re-organize the streams to limit the current view to relevancy. This is one of the primary reasons why we plan to move to another platform.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 8.0
Based on 3 answers
I think the tool is easy to use, protects a company from the spam legislation and manages subscribers very well. It is simple to create a non-complex email. I like the survey function on the email tool as well. Overall usability is quite easy and no necessary to have an IT background or extensive knowledge to use. It is helpful, though, to have an understanding of HTML for formatting at this point.
Lisa Franks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 10.0
Based on 36 answers
Any outages are communicated in advance and have not been a problem. We let our clients know based on communications from HootSuite.Since we operate 24/7 with multiple shifts, planned outages can interfere with our operations, but we can always work around it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Upgrades and timing of the upgrades were communicated well and planned during off hours for our work. If we did have a campaign scheduled during that time, it would kick-off after the system was back active. There were a few unplanned system down times, but it was a rare occurrence and those times were also short in duration.
Lisa Franks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 10.0
Based on 32 answers
Hootsuite makes passing on articles from the web very easy- when it works! I have had a number of gliches with Chrome where it does not open properly and the solution (after some toing and froing with support) was to uninstall and reinstall. The support staff are always very helpful (which is great!) but the gliches..... well, they suck when you are already busy!
Michael Royal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 2.0
Based on 2 answers
This software is extremely limiting. The layouts don't give much flexibility and take a long time to set up. If you aren't a designer or know html (like me), the emails look unpolished and amateur. It takes forever for me to make revisions and sometimes when I send the test email, it looks completely different in the software vs. how the message looks in my inbox. Fonts are different sizes and aren't aligned properly, etc. The whole platform is pretty clunky and not very user friendly. The reports are pretty good - however there isn't much you can do when viewing the info. Ex: If you have 200 "Did Not Open" emails, there isn't an easy way to just click and quickly resend to this group. I like that it can sync with Salesforce.com - but I have no idea how to set that up in my account.Out of frustration I have been using Constant Contact which has easy to use drag and drop features, built-in templates I can choose from, survey/coupon/registration tools, tagging and responsive reporting. My company's creative agency even prefers Constant Contact vs. Marketing Cloud.I still have to enter www.exacttarget.com (the old address) to log on. Wondering when they will change it to the new name, which I don't like using. Exact Target is so much easier to say. Salesforce Marketing Cloud just doesn't roll off the tongue and - just like the software - is clumsy and awkward, so I just keep calling it Exact Target.Overall, pretty much dissatisfied with Exact Target and have pretty much stopped using it. Although I know eventually I will have to go back to it at some point since my company has invested in the automation features and we will have to use it for our marketing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 7.8
Based on 63 answers
Their customer support has been very helpful during the few times I have contacted them. They seem to be knowledgeable and friendly. As users, you can reach them via email, live chat, tickets, and tweeter. They have a help center within the app that provides users with step-by-step guides and a resource library.
Mahmoud Farag | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 1.0
Based on 6 answers
They're fast and knowledgeable. You will always know what's the status of your request and they usually follow up with phone calls to ask you questions or provide updates. Sometimes it takes them a couple of days to investigate, especially if you have custom "situations" like my company usually does but at least they are very good at managing time expectations.
Bogdan Enache | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to teach and learn
Jessica Rudolph | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 10.0
Based on 8 answers
Would rate it a 10. We received two hours of online training and it was of very high-quality. HootSuite also offers HootSuite University which is an extremely comprehensive training portal with self-paced quizzes, training webinars and videos, best-practice papers, product certification, and access to a network of external experts. This is a fantastic resource.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 10.0
Based on 65 answers
One person of the organization must take the time to understand the product throughly. Next that person should work with the Hootsuite team to maximize the architecture of your platform and mitigate any problems that may crop up. Also, if a team members voices a concern or is having a problem roll your sleeves up and help them if not it can kill support for the product and end any chances of a renewal. Lastly, set aside enough time to allow for training and refresher training. Solve all problems ambiguity can not be permitted
Edgar Carpenter IV | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 7.9
Based on 2 answers
Easy to implement, with simple emails and solutions initially created. More advanced usage of the tool and more advanced subscriber attribute usage was implemented during later phases when the knowledge of the tool increased. Monitoring success and results of email campaigns were done at a high level initially, but not fully used until the tool and email marketing as a whole was better understood in the corporation.
Lisa Franks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Hootsuite

Sprout Social has a better UI than Hootsuite. It uses a single feed approach compared to the multi-column layout that allows you to check and uncheck filters based on what you'd like to see at a given moment. Overall, Hootsuite was a better choice for our team given the stronger analytics reporting that it provided. Being in a data-driven business, this was particularly important to us to be able to provide performance metrics to leadership. Both tools are fairly similar, so it really is a toss-up in terms of which you should choose.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

I have used Epsilon and I have evaluated Silverpop, e-Dialogue and Yesmail. From my analysis Salesforce MC is far more superior in flexibility, scalability and freedom to custom built initiatives. The AMPscripting is one of the driving forces in allowing the previous mentioned abilities. However, I can see from a marketers perspective where they simply want to send emails and segment easily. But given that effective email marketing requires a lot of different components and there is no simple way of doing it and I found that most companies that offer the out of the box solutions do a good job but there is no one size fits all and if you are trying to be really good at it which includes integrating your business such as registration, stats, CMS, API, etc. This is a much better solution.
Danny (Danny Blaq) Tran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Hootsuite

No score
No answers yet
We haven't needed to scale it all.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We had approximately 20,000 recipients of most email campaigns, with some higher amounts and some smaller campaigns. The tools is easy to use and the recipient list size is really not a factor in the complexity or work to create and email campaign. Our campaigns could just have easily been sent to many more people, with virtually no additional work.
Lisa Franks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Hootsuite

  • Honestly, Hootsuite has been pretty close to a wash for us. The frequency with which we've had to wrestle with our Facebook Business connection has caused us to repeatedly put Hootsuite on the shelf and opt for manual posting to both FB and Instagram.
  • During the times it functioned properly, Hootsuite probably saved us around an hour of work per day, if you factor in both time required to post to various platforms and potential time spent ensuring/editing consistency between posts.
Brock Ross | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

  • SFMC enabled us to bring multiple brands onto the same platform whilst allowing them to remain autonomous. This allowed us to reduce emails being sent from 3 systems down to 1
  • Having email data from multiple brands in the same system allows us to make informed consumer decisions and share with the business
  • Although not designed to be a CRM tool, SFMC has allowed us to segment emails in a very detailed well. Numerous campaigns can be created easily, all with very small differences which can generate large ROI
Gareth Beer | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Hootsuite

General

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

Hootsuite Editions & Modules

Edition
Professional$49.001
Team$129.002
Business$599.003
EnterpriseContact for Pricing
  1. per month (1 user / 10 social profiles)
  2. per month (3 users / 20 social profiles)
  3. per month (5, up to 10 users / 35 social profiles)
Additional Pricing Details
For feature comparison across our different plans, please visit: https://www.hootsuite.com/plans

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

General

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

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Hootsuite
8.5
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.3

Likelihood to Renew

Hootsuite
8.4
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
8.9

Usability

Hootsuite
9.1
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Hootsuite
10.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
9.0

Performance

Hootsuite
10.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
2.0

Support Rating

Hootsuite
7.8
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
1.0

In-Person Training

Hootsuite
6.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Online Training

Hootsuite
10.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Implementation Rating

Hootsuite
10.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.9

Scalability

Hootsuite
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
9.0

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