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Likelihood to Recommend

LinkedIn Marketing Solutions

LinkedIn has a much higher CPC than most commonly used platforms resulting in a much higher CPL/CPA. For businesses that don't have big CPC budgets, it would be difficult to be able to run tests without breaking the bank. Unless they get it right out of the gate, they may not find success with their efforts.On the opposite side of that, if a business can afford higher acquisition costs, this platform is likely worth exploring. They offer precise targeting with audiences full of professionals so often the leads are really high quality if you get it right.
Adam Lumley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Springbot

Well Suited For:
  • Small businesses with small marketing teams.
  • Shopify Customers.
  • Small businesses that want more reporting/segmented lists.
  • Businesses that are upgrading from a service like Constant Contact or Mailchimp.
Less appropriate
  • Customer who are currently using Klaviyo.
  • Business who do not have a Shopify website.
Alex Mills | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
8.7
WYSIWYG email editor
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
8.6
Dynamic content
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
9.1
Ability to test dynamic content
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
8.2
Landing pages
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
8.2
A/B testing
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
9.1
Mobile optimization
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
8.6
Email deliverability reporting
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
8.6
List management
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
9.1
Triggered drip sequences
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
8.6

Lead Management

LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
8.9
Lead nurturing
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
8.6
Lead scoring and grading
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
9.1
Data quality management
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
8.6
Automated sales alerts and tasks
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
9.1

Campaign Management

LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
7.5
Calendaring
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
8.6
Event/webinar marketing
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
6.4

Social Media Marketing

LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
8.2
Social sharing and campaigns
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
7.3
Social profile integration
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
9.1

Reporting & Analytics

LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
9.1
Dashboards
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
9.1
Standard reports
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
9.1
Custom reports
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
9.1

Platform & Infrastructure

LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
7.7
API
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
9.1
Role-based workflow & approvals
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
8.2
Customizability
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
7.3
Integration with Salesforce.com
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
7.3
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
7.3
Integration with SugarCRM
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Springbot
7.3

Pros

LinkedIn Marketing Solutions

  • By company and industry targeting means, you can create detailed campaigns specifically targeting an industry you're looking to break into. This allows you to craft a message that resonates with a specific industry or company, rather than relying on an affinity or interest on other platforms.
  • Job title or seniority level targeting allows you to refine your target demo to the decision makers. If you have a product or service that needs to go to a c-suite customer, you can target just that group or title. Or, if you know exactly the titles you want to hit, such as Facilities Manager or Human Resources Supervisor, you can craft a message and targeting profile that gets your ads in front of them.
  • One of the best ad products I've found is Sponsored InMail. Though it is pricey, it offers a more direct-mail style ad product without the additional hassle of email list rental, mailing service, or similar services. This puts you in the inbox of those you target. Though it is mostly just in the LinkedIn inbox, many people also get a push notification and an email alert from LinkedIn in their email inbox. This is pretty valuable, and the prices aren't exorbitant considering how powerful the targeting can be.
Scott Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Springbot

  • The demographic data was great. I could see how many males vs. females, ages, income, married, with or without children. It gave me a good idea of who my customers were.
  • Using their tracking URLs in all of our campaigns allowed us to get a better idea of what exactly was driving revenue.
  • Not only could I see top performing products, which I can do within Magento, I could also see top selling categories and colors.
  • I can pull a Coupon Usage report our of Magento, but Springbot gave me additional info like AOV and ROI on those codes.
  • Springbot also gave me a lot of info about our abandoned carts. It shows us which products are most abandoned along with views, conversion rates, etc.
  • Springbot gave us an Instagram Shop page that allowed us to curate social shares and then tie them to products on our site.
Melissa Best | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LinkedIn Marketing Solutions

  • New GUI is convoluted and a step backward. In July, the LinkedIn Marketing platform got a facelift. While it looks nicer, cleaner, the functionality is much more confusing. Hiding charts within hover menus, as well as creating new tabs for some things, but not others. Or times when new tabs aren't created and you hit backward, it takes you out of the account altogether, so then you have several clicks to get back to where you were. There's just not a good flow between menus and it makes for a frustrating experience.
  • No frame of reference/benchmarks for your reporting: If you're using the self-serve platform, good luck trying to determine what the benchmarks are for your the campaigns you're running. Unless you have a rep that can provide that data, you're up a creek. Maybe you have individual past performance benchmarks, but platform wise they're really nervous about giving those out, and there's not a lot written about it. If you have an account with reps, then they will provide this if asked. This should be built into the platform so you have something to measure against and not just numbers in a vacuum.
  • Big budget dependent - I've ran many different sizes of campaigns with a wide range of budgets, and without question, the ones with large budgets with high daily spends do better. If you have a very small budget or need to severely decrease your daily spend, expect much weaker numbers. I've confirmed with reps that yes, decrease in performance for some ad units is completely caused by a decrease in spend or a limited daily budget. Something to consider when deciding whether to market here.
  • ABM/List match capabilities limited. While it's great that LinkedIn has a list match capability for target, it is limited. You can target by company or if you have email addresses, you can do that too. but if you have business email accounts, you're out of luck b/c as I'm sure you know, LinkedIn accounts are typically tied to personal email address. This makes B2B ABM targeting campaigns difficult. There's also no visibility into who in your list matched or not, so that you can target appropriately those that did not match, or know who you need to do more progressive profiling on.
  • Generally, the capabilities here are about 2-5 years behind the capabilities and offerings you can find at those sites that offer programmatic/display campaigns. Lead gen and lists only happened in the past couple of years. Video happened this year. They're running to catch up with modern ad tech. Just keep this in mind--this is a networking first platform--the ad tech is secondary and slow to add new features.
Jarad Matula, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Springbot

  • I'd love for Springbot to continue to expand on their email offering - the platform and automations are excellent, and I'd like additional conditionals as I build out my flows.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

LinkedIn Marketing Solutions

LinkedIn Marketing Solutions 8.5
Based on 9 answers
in terms of promoted content reporting and usability, the platform is not as flexible or easy to use compared to more established social platforms like Facebook. However, it does offer plug-ins to Google Data Studio which makes pulling and manipulating data easier.My main usability gripe comes when looking at organic performance of a company page. There isn't an easy way to export organic performance data.
Tegan Jenner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Springbot

Springbot 7.7
Based on 3 answers
I think Springbot is pretty user-friendly overall. The only down-side is that the website is often updated, leaving the customer to hunt certain features down that are now in a different spot. So I think it would be helpful if every so often they sent an email that let customers know what changes were made and where to access everything
Alex Mills | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

LinkedIn Marketing Solutions

LinkedIn Marketing Solutions 8.7
Based on 8 answers
It was a fairly concurrent service in each of our doubts, he managed to offer us too direct attention in any of our doubts. I believe that this attention service fulfilled all its promised tasks, as well as I believe that this helped me to implement this platform as it is much easier and in less time. During my experience implementing this platform, I had several doubts about how to create each of the campaigns and how to expand the advertising throughout the social network, however, the customer service was there to answer my question concurrently.
Carmen Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Springbot

Springbot 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Maybe the part that I value the most, is the partnership that I've developed with Springbot. Out of the gate, there is absolutely work to do to get things set up and they don't sugar coat that. While much of the onboarding was smooth - we had a few obstacles to work through, and I'm thankful my Success Manager kept me up to date as we resolved anything that came up, and was proactive with her outreach and recommendations to get the most out of the platform.  I find myself learning something new each time I chat with her, whether it be optimizations to my automations, new marketing ideas, or ways to increase engagement as I go into the holidays. 
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

LinkedIn Marketing Solutions

LinkedIn doesn't come even remotely close to the pure audience size of Google, or even Yahoo for that matter. But it really doesn't need to, it's a specific product for a specific market and it does an exceedingly good job. Facebook will get your content in front of an almost unlimited number of people, but it won't target them anywhere near as effectively as LinkedIn. LinkedIn also establishes contact during business hours, which is when prospects are most likely to respond to marketing that is business related. Seems like a no-brainer, but most professionals aren't going to act on Facebook marketing from 9-5.
Jeffrey Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Springbot

Springbit is more expensive, more complicated and delivered less.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LinkedIn Marketing Solutions

  • LinkedIn Marketing Solutions has significantly helped our agency to generate leads for our clients, which in turn incentivizes them to spend more on our marketing services.
  • Ironically, though, we have not had as much success doing our own LinkedIn advertising for our agency. Clicks have been a little too expensive to get scale from our own marketing budget.
Bailey Witt, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Springbot

  • Springbot gave us a better idea of who our customer was. We just launched in January 2015 having been B2B previously. So we weren't really sure who we were marketing to.
  • I only paid $200/month for the service so I didn't waste a ton of money trying it out. They have a 30 day cancellation policy so I wasn't stuck in a year long contract.
  • It was a let down because I had such high hopes of everything it would allow me to do and see with one platform. Give them a couple more years and I think they will work out the kinks.
Melissa Best | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

LinkedIn Marketing Solutions

General

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

LinkedIn Marketing Solutions Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Springbot

General

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

Springbot Editions & Modules

Edition
Platform Base Package$199/month1
  1. for up to 5,000 subscribers (includes email marketing, social hub, reporting and dashboards, signup forms, automations, account management, support and onboarding. See website for additional package options.
Additional Pricing Details
See website for pricing calculator for additional pricing options.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
8.0
Springbot
5.5

Usability

LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
8.5
Springbot
7.7

Support Rating

LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
8.7
Springbot
9.1

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