Best Marketing Automation Software on the Market.
Updated August 29, 2016

Best Marketing Automation Software on the Market.

Andrew Driscoll | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

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Overall Satisfaction with HubSpot

We use HubSpot for all of our inbound/digital marketing needs. It encompasses a huge amount of tools that are vital to the overall success of taking on an inbound marketing strategy. HubSpot puts your lead tracking, emails, social media, analytics, automation, and CRM system all in one package and it makes sure that everything works very well together. The integration they offer as well, such as just make the product better and gives you a more powerful marketing platform.

Everyone on our marketing and sales team uses HubSpot daily and it is an integral part of doing our jobs effectively and efficiently. A few others within our organization use it from time to time to see how certain campaigns are performing. HubSpot's software really just makes you better at your job if you do anything related to sales and marketing and it continues to improve each and every month.

If you are thinking about getting into inbound/content marketing, choosing HubSpot will be the best decision you have ever made. Their staff also is a huge help in on-boarding you and ensuring your success with their product.


  • Educating their users and setting them up for success
  • Their software is always being updated and improved
  • Their support is second to none
  • Very simple to use


  • Typical email design issues. It looks one way on the screen but different in a test.
  • In app customization/layouts are limited.
  • More Visits = More Leads = More Customers = More Revenue
The software seemed better up front and they have a have wealth of knowledge on marketing of all kinds, as well as sales. HubSpot makes themselves seem like real people doing something they are passionate about and want to continue to do better. They want to see you succeed, and don't seem like they are just set on becoming the biggest/best.
I would not recommend any marketing software if you are not invested into the time and effort it takes to take on an inbound strategy. You cannot expect to buy HubSpot and then magically increase your visits, leads, and sales. It is also something that takes a bit of lead time, so there is patience involved when being in inbound marketing.

HubSpot Marketing Hub Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG email editor
Dynamic content
Ability to test dynamic content
Landing pages
A/B testing
Mobile optimization
Email deliverability reporting
List management
Triggered drip sequences
Lead nurturing automation
Lead scoring and grading
Data quality management
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Event/webinar marketing
Social sharing and campaigns
Social profile integration
Standard reports
Custom reports
Role-based workflow & approvals
Integration with
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Not Rated
Integration with SugarCRM
Not Rated

Using HubSpot

8 - Marketing and sales
1 - You just have to be a little tech savvy to be able to stay up to date with the latest trends and strategies. Even if you aren't a tech wiz though, their support team can get you up to speed with just a small amount of effort because of how intuitive the entire system is after the initial launch.
  • Lead Generation/ Nurturing
  • Email Campaigns
  • Landing Pages
  • Inbound Marketing in general. We never thought we would be able to convert to an inbound method but Hubspot made it easy.
  • Being able to see our prospects and leads activity has been a great feature.
  • Adding a free CRM and Sidekick is a great value add on.
  • Get deeper into lead scoring to help our sales team
  • Potentially use the COS system to host a website redesign
We have been using it for 2 and a half years and continue to be impressed on nearly a month to month basis because of all the new No cost add-ons that they continue to push out. Hubspot not only make a great product, they are also a thought leader in the marketing field, and usually know what you want, before you know you want it.

Evaluating HubSpot and Competitors

Yes - It replaced Vertical Response as our email marketing provider, but has added so much more than being able to create and send emails.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor
Knowing what we know now about Hubspot there would be a much shorter evaluation process and we would likely buy the product with a much shorter sales time frame. I don't think any other marketing software compares to Hubspot in terms of the value that it can deliver to your organization.

HubSpot Implementation

My biggest piece of advice for those who are implementing Hubspot is that you need to devote the time up front and learn how to use the product. Once you learn how to use Hubspot, it will be much more effective as well as much easier to use in the long run.
Change management was minimal
  • We didn't run into any issues. I had just started my current job and was able to devote 100% of my time implementing Hubspot

HubSpot Support

Their support team is always there to help and usually can deliver the solution you are looking for in just a few minutes over the phone. While I do not find myself calling support very often there are others within my company that do and they rave about how patient and willing to help everyone is on the support team.
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
While we were on-boarding, our Inbound Marketing Consultant would call us on a bi-weekly basis to help us figure out how to use the software in the best possible way as well as make sure we are doing all that we can to bring in and convert the leads that we were getting through Hubspot.

Using HubSpot

Very easy to use and Hubspot give you so many simple solutions that can grow your business exponentially.
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • All the WYSIWYG editing features are very simple to use
  • Everything you need is all in one place
  • I never have a hard time with anything within Hubspot
Yes - Hubspot is all about responsive design and user friendliness. I think the mobile interface works great and is just as easy to use as the desktop version. I can always just login through my phone and I can easily edit emails and landing pages that need to be edited while I'm out of office. I highly recommend downloading the app if you use Hubspot.


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