Automated Marketing Meets Personalized Service
Theresa Navarra | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 02, 2014

Automated Marketing Meets Personalized Service

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Act-On

We use Act-On for our company's internal marketing as well as for our client marketing. Clients of Catalyst who have marketing automation as part of their marketing strategy use Act-On for email marketing, lead engagement and nurturing, and landing pages. We also work with new business clients who may be considering other platforms, and discuss Act-On versus other platforms.
  • Customer Service -- Act-On is supportive in a very engaging and personalized way.
  • Assistance with campaigns -- Act-On will actually develop collateral for you.
  • Ease of use - The system is very intuitive and easy to navigate.
  • Emails that are mobile friendly
  • Landing pages that are responsive
  • HTML or CSS guidance
  • Employee efficiency
  • Lead management
  • Lead nurturing
Pardot and Act-On have similar capabilities in terms of the functions and features; however, Act-On's customer service is far superior. With Pardot, I felt as if implementation was a on set timeline and once you were done that was it, you had a question and you needed to either figure it out or wait for someone to get back to you to solve it. With Act-On, however, your needs are their needs. Your support is custom from implementation all the way to strategy and campaign management.
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Agency Adaptation
Always consider how many active contacts you have when choosing a marketing automation platform. This will help you to decode the pricing structure. Additionally, if you are going to be using a great deal of gated content, you want to be sure you have cloud based storage and not a system where you will need to pay additional fees for storage of your assets. This can add up quickly. Finally, be sure you choose a platform that allows you to learn in a custom way. Act-On is very good at understanding the level of competence a user has, and catering their implementation and training to that.