Marchex vs. Twilio Segment

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Marchex
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Marchex is a mobile advertising analytics company that connects online behavior to real-world, offline actions. By linking critical touchpoints in the customer journey, Marchex’s products enable a 360-degree view of marketing effectiveness. Brands and agencies utilize Marchex’s products to transform business performance. Marchex Call Tracking, an analytics platform for click-to-call, measures more than 250 million calls annually for brands and agencies worldwide.…N/A
Twilio Segment
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Segment is a customer data platform that helps engineering teams at companies like Tradesy, TIME, Inc., Gap, Lending Tree, PayPal, and Fender, etc., achieve time and cost savings on their data infrastructure, which was acquired by Twilio November 2020. The vendor says they also enable Product, BI, and Marketing teams to access 200+ tools (Mixpanel, Salesforce, Marketo, Redshift, etc.) to better understand and optimize customer preferences for growth— all integrations are pre-built and…
$120
per month
Pricing
MarchexTwilio Segment
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Free
$0.00
Includes 1,000 visitors/mo
Team
$120.00
Includes 10,000 visitors/mo
Business
Contact Sales
Custom Volume
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MarchexTwilio Segment
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
MarchexTwilio Segment
Tag Management
Comparison of Tag Management features of Product A and Product B
Marchex
-
Ratings
Twilio Segment
7.6
2 Ratings
11% below category average
Tag library00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Tag variable mapping00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Ease of writing custom tags00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Rules-driven tag execution00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Tag performance monitoring00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Page load times00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Mobile app tagging00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Library of JavaScript extensions00 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Audience Segmentation & Targeting
Comparison of Audience Segmentation & Targeting features of Product A and Product B
Marchex
-
Ratings
Twilio Segment
7.6
2 Ratings
10% below category average
Standard visitor segmentation00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Behavioral visitor segmentation00 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Traffic allocation control00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Website personalization00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Customer Data Management
Comparison of Customer Data Management features of Product A and Product B
Marchex
-
Ratings
Twilio Segment
8.3
3 Ratings
5% below category average
Account Scoring00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Customer Data Governance00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Data Connectors00 Ratings8.73 Ratings
Data Enhancement00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Data Ingestion00 Ratings8.73 Ratings
Data Storage00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Data Visibility00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Event Data00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Identity Resolution00 Ratings7.52 Ratings
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User Ratings
MarchexTwilio Segment
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(8 ratings)
8.7
(21 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
MarchexTwilio Segment
Likelihood to Recommend
Marchex
The Marchex platform is suitable for you to draw conclusions on how to approach your users. It also helps you with conversational improvements and data analysis. I recommend if you already have a large user base who buy your service and are always asking for explanations to hire Marchex for sure
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Twilio
Best suited: - Merging emails coming from: Facebook leads forms, Unbounce or landing pages forms, Google forms, any other kind of lead generation tool and bundling all that information together for a single user "profile". - Passing events generated in multiple applications by the same user (product selected in web, product discarded in cart, etc) and delivering those events into other applications (like a CRM) Less appropriate: - Reading/updating data directly from segment from a frontend application
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Pros
Marchex
  • Marchex does exactly what you need it to do. It allows businesses to quickly and effectively create online and offline call-tracking numbers to measure marketing performance.
  • Marchex offers a variety of additional options, features, and capabilities outside of their core business model, which is call tracking. These business offerings appeal to smaller businesses, since they are primarily an enterprise-level call-tracking platform.
  • Marchex allows you to listen and mark phone calls based on whether or not they lead to a conversion, if you business has the time to manage this process, it is an effective way to determine which source/mediums are providing the highest inside-conversion rate.
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Twilio
  • Multi-platform. Segment has easy integrations in many different web, backend, and app platforms/frameworks. We use the Segment SDK in Android and iOS as well as our node.js backend.
  • Segment is fairly affordable for early-stage companies that are trying out different analytics software. The "developer" plan is free and is suitable for most companies with products that have a small user base.
  • The UI is great! It is extremely intuitive and easy-to-learn, and this made it take very little time to integrate this software into our analytics and marketing workflows.
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Cons
Marchex
  • Although customer support is only a phone call away, trouble shooting was not their strongest area. There was usually only one person who could help with technical support and getting past the gate keepers to talk to that person was not easy.
  • Salesmen were difficult to get in touch with. You think it would be easy to negotiate a contract to add more services but this proved to be a difficult task as well.
  • Online reporting could use improvement. If you wanted to sift through data you had to download a spreadsheet to manipulate the data. Very little beyond simple reporting could be accomplished on their platform.
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Twilio
  • More and richer sources. For example, MailChimp is a source but the data you get from MailChimp is quite limited. I ended up writing my own scripts to take better advantage of MailChimp's API because Segment's integration was lacking.
  • Better examples on how to set up event tracking. Pageview tracking is easy enough, but it would be nice if they had a sample app and corresponding code for it and showed you, via Git commits, how to add various kinds of events.
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Likelihood to Renew
Marchex
We renew Marchex each year, we love it! It's a great investment. It's woven into a few of our products that we offer our clients so we wouldn't stop using it any time soon. The clients are big fans of it
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Twilio
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Marchex
No answers on this topic
Twilio
Over the period it took us to set up, we kept going back to their enablement team to help us with the setup, and they were always ready and were very helpful in the entire process. Even with their documentation, they took the time out to help us work through the process. We've never had a message/email unanswered for more than an hour on working days.
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Alternatives Considered
Marchex
I love how easy it is to listen to calls, filter and export reports for clients. Super happy with the services that are provided for me!
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Twilio
We chose Twilio Segment for the good API integration and node resources, I would use Ontraport again, particularly if I didn't have the requirements for API and development/platform integration. Certainly the set up and management is easy and seamless with both the API and the user interface to use depending on circumstances and requirements.
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Return on Investment
Marchex
  • Quick and easy distribution of phone numbers with city specific area codes
  • Easy to set up after business hours and alternative forwarding numbers
  • It has been very helpful in showing clients how their staff answers the phone and where there is opportunity for more training
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Twilio
  • Segment has enabled us to get a full view of our front end activity, join it to our back-end activity, and get full visibility into our funnels and user activity.
  • Segment lets us send events to ad tools with a full audit trail so all the numbers line up.
  • Segment also brings data from other sources into our data warehouse, saving our data engineering time from building commodity connectors.
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