Kahuna Mobile Marketing (discontinued) vs. MessageGears

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kahuna Mobile Marketing (discontinued)
Score 8.1 out of 10
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Kahuna was a mobile marketing software solution that is no longer available, and the company is dissolved.N/A
MessageGears
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
MessageGears is a hybrid email marketing service built around deliverability, actionable customer data, and audience segmentation and targeting.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Kahuna Mobile Marketing (discontinued)
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Ratings
MessageGears
3.3
3 Ratings
85% below category average
WYSIWYG email editor00 Ratings1.62 Ratings
Dynamic content00 Ratings3.83 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content00 Ratings2.33 Ratings
A/B testing00 Ratings2.73 Ratings
Mobile optimization00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting00 Ratings3.83 Ratings
List management00 Ratings2.13 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences00 Ratings2.33 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
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Ratings
MessageGears
1.1
3 Ratings
151% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings1.23 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings1.23 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Pre-Send Testing
Comparison of Pre-Send Testing features of Product A and Product B
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Ratings
MessageGears
3.7
3 Ratings
79% below category average
URL Validation00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Link Tracking00 Ratings2.93 Ratings
Image Validation00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Inbox Display00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Spelling and Grammar Check00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Spam Testing00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Email Previews00 Ratings1.12 Ratings
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User Ratings
Kahuna Mobile Marketing (discontinued)MessageGears
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.2
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Kahuna Mobile Marketing (discontinued)MessageGears
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
Well suited to boost customer engagement, to push for promotions, to send notifications, to do general customer relationship management, to analyze engagement patter, and to test for the best times to engage users to perform specific actions. It is not a CRM tool, so it cannot do in-depth customer relationship management. If users did not perform the required/intended action, it is not possible to see where the user deviated to. It is not a traffic or user behavior tracker, so it is not the most analytical tool to get detailed user behavior insights.
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MessageGears
MessageGears can be a solid, inexpensive email solution and you can be able to send millions of emails per year. In 2020, we delivered over 235 million emails at a fraction of what that would cost with any other email service provider. We worked with MessageGears on a custom solution with our database.
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • Easy UI to create messages.
  • Intelligence (machine learning models) to send messages at the right time and to test different samples/cohorts.
  • Very responsive sales and customer service.
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MessageGears
  • The MessageGears Support team is very helpful.
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • Additional reporting and analytics were introduced later but as a premium service.
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MessageGears
  • Multivariate testing
  • WYSIWYG email builder
  • SQL audience error report
  • Native reporting
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Usability
Discontinued Products
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MessageGears
Our situation is unique so I believe we are working on a semi-outdated UI which needs a tune up / version upgrade. Similarly, our custom connection means that we do not have access to the full feature set so I've never experienced MessageGears' best functionality
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Support Rating
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MessageGears
MessageGears support is always quick to respond when we have an issue, which is rare. Gail has been our main rep and she has been great. We don't have many issues so luckily, we don't need to lean on their customer support team much. That said, it would be beneficial to hear from upper management more.
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Alternatives Considered
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These are the few names that I remember, but there were also a few smaller players. Kahuna offered the required features at the best pricing, their team is also very responsive in terms of reaching out, answering questions and resolving issues. The others were either too expensive or carried too many other features that we did not require.
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MessageGears
MessageGears doesn't come close to Salesforce Marketing Cloud. We chose MessageGears based on how data was accessed. We never really got a good preview of how the system works or what was available, so we didn't know everything that it was lacking until we started using it.
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • Achieve 36x uplift in the number of buyers and sellers who returned.
  • Hit 42% conversion rate.
  • Got an additional 10% of monthly active users.
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MessageGears
  • Sending more email!
  • Onboarding handoff was a little rough
  • Great control on who we are sending to
  • Dynamic content is very easy!
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