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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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.
Matt Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wishpond

It's a great platform if you're looking for something to run contests that provide leads and drive user engagement, but if they also incorporated social media management and scheduling, Wishpond would be a 10 by far. It's definitely worth looking into specifically for running contests throughout the year, for a wide variety of companies and industries.
Alison Walkley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Spokal
9.2
Wishpond
8.1
WYSIWYG email editor
Spokal
9.0
Wishpond
9.0
Dynamic content
Spokal
10.0
Wishpond
6.7
Ability to test dynamic content
Spokal
8.0
Wishpond
6.4
Landing pages
Spokal
10.0
Wishpond
9.0
A/B testing
Spokal
9.0
Wishpond
8.8
Mobile optimization
Spokal
10.0
Wishpond
9.8
Email deliverability reporting
Spokal
8.0
Wishpond
9.7
List management
Spokal
9.0
Wishpond
6.9
Triggered drip sequences
Spokal
10.0
Wishpond
6.7

Lead Management

Spokal
9.5
Wishpond
8.2
Lead nurturing
Spokal
10.0
Wishpond
8.0
Lead scoring and grading
Spokal
10.0
Wishpond
8.0
Data quality management
Spokal
10.0
Wishpond
8.5
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Spokal
8.0
Wishpond
8.5

Campaign Management

Spokal
9.0
Wishpond
Calendaring
Spokal
10.0
Wishpond
Event/webinar marketing
Spokal
8.0
Wishpond

Social Media Marketing

Spokal
9.0
Wishpond
8.2
Social sharing and campaigns
Spokal
9.0
Wishpond
8.2
Social profile integration
Spokal
9.0
Wishpond

Reporting & Analytics

Spokal
9.3
Wishpond
8.3
Dashboards
Spokal
10.0
Wishpond
Standard reports
Spokal
10.0
Wishpond
8.3
Custom reports
Spokal
8.0
Wishpond

Platform & Infrastructure

Spokal
9.3
Wishpond
7.8
API
Spokal
9.0
Wishpond
7.7
Role-based workflow & approvals
Spokal
10.0
Wishpond
8.0
Customizability
Spokal
10.0
Wishpond
9.0
Integration with Salesforce.com
Spokal
9.0
Wishpond
6.4
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Spokal
10.0
Wishpond
Integration with SugarCRM
Spokal
8.0
Wishpond

Pros

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
Rik Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wishpond

  • Very small learning curve, thanks to wonderful real-time tutorials and help, and drag-and-drop editors.
  • Easy to navigate - there are only 3 main sections of the site (content, lists, and emails).
  • Excellent customer service. I've always gotten prompt answers to any questions I've had.
Kristina Derby | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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.
Dennis Zimmer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wishpond

  • The drag and drop features can be a bit finicky, but nothing that hinders successfully creating campaigns.
Jodie Orcutt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Spokal

Spokal 9.3
Based on 6 answers
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.
Matt Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wishpond

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Spokal

Spokal 8.2
Based on 1 answer
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.
Rik Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wishpond

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Spokal

Spokal 9.3
Based on 3 answers
They worked with Bluehost to make sure our blog connected properly. This was done without anyone from Strategic Revolution asking for this help.
Michael Dutcher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wishpond

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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.
Alan Horsager | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wishpond

Close.io Is a little bit trickier to figure out. I use both.
Kristin Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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.
Chris Purser | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wishpond

  • We saw a high ROI in terms of new followers on our Facebook pages as a result of the contests we ran, going up by an average of 100 followers per contest.
  • We also saw more followers on our other social platforms while contests were running, with an average of 25 additional followers on our Instagram and Twitter accounts that could be tied to the contests.
  • Finally, we also saw an uptick in tickets purchased for the next event around our contests, going up an average of 5%.
Alison Walkley | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Spokal

General

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

Spokal Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$491
Essentials$992
Team$1693
  1. per month (1 user)
  2. per month (3 users)
  3. per month (5 users)
Additional Pricing Details

Wishpond

General

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

Wishpond Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$691
Pro$1191
Growth$1991
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Yearly plans are 36% off.

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