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Megan Collins | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 13, 2019

one woman show

Score 9 out of 10
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Act-On is used by our marketing department to sell and inform our customers across the country. Act-On allows us to stay in contact with our customers and allows us to send a message to a large amount of people and allow us to schedule messages in advance to keep us on track. Act-On also tracks our open rate and bounce back so we can be informed on what is working and not. As well as if customers are receiving our content.
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Christi Moses | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 25, 2019

Act-On review

Score 10 out of 10
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We are using Act-On to reach our customers through email blasting. We also use landing pages and forms to support our website. Currently it is accessed mainly by our marketing department, but the plan is to integrate it into other systems to provide additional customer information to sales soon. We are able to see if our email marketing campaigns are successful through easy reporting setups built within the system.
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Kyle Moloo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Act-On was being used by marketing to support sales. It was purchased and implemented to facilitate email marketing, landing page design/development, and database organization--amongst other things. Marketing campaigns were to be run and reported on out of Act-On so that we could prove ROI for our marketing efforts. It was integrated with our CRM (Netsuite). 3-5 people at the most would be working inside of the platform, to run between 2-3 marketing campaigns per month.
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Danielle Armour | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Our organization used Act-On for over two years as a whole. Act-On became our main source of emailing all of our constituents through our newsletter, gaining new donors through campaigns, providing information and so much more. We not only used the email campaign but we also used the landing page feature, the survey feature, the automated series feature and the form feature. Each of these functions were used at least on a bi-weekly basis. Being able to create aesthetically pleasing emails ourselves solved the issue of having to hire a company to outsource our emails. Being able to use the landing page feature solved the same issue and also allowed us to create pages on a quick turn around when we needed information out urgently. Having these landing pages was a saving grace on multiple occasions when the information was needed to be resolved or communicated more clearly. Having the forms options not only saved us from outsourcing but also let us collect data in a clean way through the same email campaign we emailed from. The automated series was one of my favorite aspects of Act-On as it allowed us to plan ahead with campaigns and set them up automatically.
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Dave Moll | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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As an agency, we use Act-On to manage all our clients' marketing automation efforts. And that covers a lot of ground: web and social tracking, form submissions, content downloads, list management, lead scoring, landing pages reporting and, of course, email programs. The Act-On ecosystem is solid and each of the pieces complements each other well enough to create a marketing automation whole if that makes sense. So your emails "know" who visited what landing page and your forms "know" if this person has downloaded other content. This connected system allows you to build complex marketing campaigns, all within the Act-On system.

That said, we use for all of the above. Mileage varies from client to client, but we certainly use every part of Act-On. We will build our client landing pages in Act-On, we house our email templates in Act-On, we upload marketing content to Act-On -- I'm in it all the time! In fact, I have it open in one of my browser tabs as I am writing this review.

Overall, it is a solid marketing automation platform. Act-On manages lists, segments, email programs, and sync's with SalesForce very well, but in some areas like landing page design and reporting it falls short.
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Karissa Gregor | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Our sales and marketing departments use ACT as our main hub for contacts. It is a database that holds all our leads and clients with detailed information and the ability to tag for segmenting and note so other team members know what is going on. It is a simple way to look up and sort contacts.
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Dana Hursey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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I use Act-On as both my email engagement platform and for website analytics. It allows me to both connect with potential clients through email campaigns, social shares, and landing pages and asses visitors interaction with my website at a granular level. I can get activity reports and alerts based on user behaviors and also confirm that clients received electronic deliverables.
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Nate Casimiro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Act-On is used across two departments in my organization, Internally our Marketing department uses it to unmask anonymous website visitors, score leads and nurture prospects via automated programs. The second department helps onboard clients to the platform and do the same.
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Jenny Christensen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Act-On as part of our lead nurturing process, and have our Contact and Lead databases synchronized with our CRM. We also have Prospecting and Media databases that exist in only Act-On, and are not in our CRM. We use Act-On for product introductions, newsletters, media outreach, and landing pages. The results of the campaigns are shared with the sales team and upper management. We also embed forms created in Act-On into our website and use automated emails to forward leads to our sales team.
We have three marketing users, with our Digital Marketing Manager being the primary user. Act-On helps us stay in touch with people who want to hear from us and efficiently manage those who don't. It helps us keep our Lead database clean by allowing us to remove people from our CRM who do not productively interact with us. It also helps us consolidate a variety of outbound marketing activities in one platform.
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Chris Lesner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We have used Act-On with several clients to help their email marketing efforts. A recent client of ours needed an email marketing solution that would be robust enough to work across different divisions of their company while also giving the ability for people to access and manage different lists... Act-On has been a great solution for them!
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Rick Juby | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Act-On is being utilized by Progressive as our principal marketing software directed to our agents. It is used across our agency distribution marketing department. We use Act-On to create our marketing messages and direct them to our agents. It addresses the business problem of how we get our messages out to agents. Act-On is great because it allows us to quickly segment and get our messages to agents quickly if needed. The segmentation is good because we can import lists with demographic and business data allowing us to segment our messages to the right agents.
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Maria Carver | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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The integrated platform for marketing automation helps to automate how we used to handle the target customers and marketing campaigns along with website visitor tracking and social media marketing. It is very intuitive and useful to generate reports and analyze the data. Documentation for navigating through the software is very detailed. Support is great if you get stuck somewhere.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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My company used Act-On to collect customer/prospect/partner data, view trends based on industries and titles, send marketing email campaigns to different levels of our engagement "funnel", design and send both internal and external newsletter emails, set up resource pages for our website and special events, and use forms to gate resources or facilitate sign-ups for events.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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We use Act-On for all of our email efforts. Currently, just the email department is using Act-On. We needed a platform to send one-off emails and automation tracks. Currently, we have over 8 automated nurture tracks. For example, if someone is added to our lead database they will instantly receive a welcome email followed by a demo email. We needed an easy to use solution to set up these automated tracks and chose Act-On based on the intuitive level of service it offers.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use the Act-On Software to create a number of things to support the content we create, such as eBooks, case studies, infographics, etc. We primarily use Act-On to support email nurture campaign creation processes, create forms and landing pages.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Act-On to set up marketing campaigns, marketing automation, and consumer analytics. We use it in specific regions as of now and we are in talks to expand it throughout our organization. Lead scoring is one area where Act-on has really helped us a lot. Also, it has helped us a lot with dashboards and reporting.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Act-On has been used by our marketing team to help us manage our email marketing, automation, and lead scoring efforts to improve the efficiency of our marketing campaigns. The software allows us to set up campaigns to segment our prospective customers, current customers, and closed-lost deals to help us build, retain, and try to reengage our database.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Act-On is used by several departments. We use it for outbound and inbound marketing purposes. We also use it to score leads coming in for sales development. Act-Oon is also used to keep track of leads visiting our site. We can easily assign leads to the respective individual based on the lead activity we see. It's a great marketing tool that adds value to our daily business activities.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Act-On across the membership portion of our association & across all of our trade shows. We recently integrated Act-On with our new CRM, Sugar. This allows us to integrate even more data sets into our everyday marketing analysis.
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Fedor Paretsky | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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We use Act-On as a marketing automation tool at our company. It helps us automate our marketing campaigns by allowing us to track our campaign target audience, and fulfill our benchmarks for digital campaigns. It also allows us to integrate other digital campaigning tools like Google Adwords, email, websites (like Squarespace).
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Christian Banach | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Our organization uses Act-On to deploy email marketing campaigns to generate leads for advertising agencies and marketing services companies. It provides us with the capability to set up automated email programs and send thousands of emails to our clients' prospects.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

WYSIWYG email editor (108)
7.4
Dynamic content (88)
7.0
Ability to test dynamic content (88)
7.1
Landing pages (104)
7.5
A/B testing (91)
7.2
Mobile optimization (99)
8.0
Email deliverability (108)
8.0
List management (107)
8.3
Triggered drip sequences (84)
8.3
Lead nurturing (100)
8.2
Lead scoring and grading (100)
8.1
Data quality management (99)
7.1
Automated sales alerts and tasks (91)
7.7
Calendaring (8)
6.8
Event/webinar marketing (72)
8.3
Social sharing and campaigns (66)
6.7
Social profile integration (60)
6.2
Dashboards (105)
7.0
Standard reports (108)
7.3
Custom reports (80)
6.3
API (63)
7.0
Role-based workflow & approvals (67)
7.6
Customizability (85)
7.1
Integration with Salesforce.com (62)
8.3
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM (32)
8.3
Integration with SugarCRM (26)
8.7

About Act-On

Act-On is an adaptive marketing platform that drives personal and purposeful multi-channel marketing. We spark better inbound and outbound marketing, enable a tighter alignment with sales, and turn your data into substance you can act-on.

Our customers range from start-ups and fast-growing young companies to well-established enterprise institutions; from marketing teams in small and medium-sized businesses, to independent teams in large enterprise corporations. They use Act-On in many different ways to realize their marketing objectives. What’s the one common denominator? The success they achieve with Act-On.

Categories:  Marketing Automation

Act-On Features

Email & Online Marketing Features
Has featureWYSIWYG email editor
Has featureDynamic content
Has featureAbility to test dynamic content
Has featureLanding pages
Has featureA/B testing
Has featureMobile optimization
Has featureEmail deliverability
Has featureList management
Has featureTriggered drip sequences
Lead Management Features
Has featureLead nurturing
Has featureLead scoring and grading
Has featureData quality management
Has featureAutomated sales alerts and tasks
Campaign Management Features
Does not have featureCalendaring
Has featureEvent/webinar marketing
Social Media Marketing Features
Has featureSocial sharing and campaigns
Has featureSocial profile integration
Reporting & Analytics Features
Has featureDashboards
Has featureStandard reports
Has featureCustom reports
Platform & Infrastructure Features
Has featureAPI
Has featureRole-based workflow & approvals
Has featureCustomizability
Has featureIntegration with Salesforce.com
Has featureIntegration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Has featureIntegration with SugarCRM
Additional Features
Has featureEmail Marketing
Has featureLead Scoring
Has featureWebsite Visitor Tracking
Has featureAutomated Programs (Trigger & Drip Campaigns)
Has featureSocial Publishing
Has featureReporting & Analytics
Has featureSEO
Has featureForms
Has featureEvents & Webinars

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Pricing

  • Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?Required
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Professional$900per month (starts at 2,500 active contacts)
Enterprise$2,000per month ( starts at 2,500 active contacts)

The Professional package starts at 2,500 active contacts, 3 marketing users, 50 sales users and 30,000 API calls per day. The Enterprise package starts at 2,500 active contacts, 6 marketing users, 100 sales users and 30,000 API calls per day. Annual contract required.

Act-On Customer Size Distribution

Consumers
0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
29%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
67%
Enterprises (> 500 employees)
4%

Act-On Support Options

 Paid Version
Phone
Live Chat
Email
Forum/Community
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar

Act-On Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android
Supported Countries:Available Internationally
Supported Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, Thai, Arabic, Hebrew