Act-On vs Marketo

Only Act-On brings simplicity to managing engagement with target audiences.

Act-On was rated as the global leader in the Vendor Selection Matrix for Marketing Lead Management and ranked #1 in both customer satisfaction and vision (October 2018).
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ROI within 1.2 months

2017 ROI Awards winner

Bisco Industries chose Act-On over Marketo and saw a 1283% increase in ROI within 1.2 months

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Companies who choose Act-On over Marketo

Avery Dennison
Six Flags
Financial Business Group Holdings
National American University
Banc of California
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Key Considerations

Is it an easy to use platform?
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Marketo Marketo = hard (requires expert)
Considered an industry leader
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Is pricing based on the value you’re receiving?
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Marketo All contacts (unengaged + engaged)
Strategy and vision focused on best-in-class multi-channel marketing, and ability to execute on that strategy?
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Marketo Acquired twice in last few years - future direction uncertain
Are advanced social marketing and reporting features available?
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Marketo x mark
Native CRM integrations with major CRM players - Salesforce, Dynamics, Sugar, Netsuite?
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Marketo Salesforce and Dynamics only
Does it provide key marketing analytics and easily connect with my BI/reporting tools?
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Marketo No ability to pull data into BI/reporting tools

Mastering Multi-Channel Marketing

Act-On = Fastest Time to Value and Easiest to Use

Companies across the spectrum, like Plante Moran (fiserv), Physician’s Insurance, and Truscribe (tech), notes Act-On’s ease of use as part of their decision to choose Act-On over Marketo.

We had Act-On up and running within a week and a half, and their implementation team was fantastic.  Act-On makes it easy to build templates, repurpose assets, and construct campaigns.  Our productivity has skyrocketed

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Terry Forsey Consulting looked at a number of other alternatives, including Marketo, but found what that company touted as a “small business edition” was in fact just a stripped-down version of their enterprise platform. Terry noted, “All of the useful bits were taken out. No analytics, no reporting, barely fit for purpose.”
– Terry Forsey of Terry Forsey Consulting

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Powerful Reporting and Integrations

Act-On is built to accommodate businesses of all shapes, sizes, and verticals. Plus, our robust reporting empowers our customers to attribute revenue to key marketing touchpoints across numerous digital channels. Users can also track leads, email performance, landing page traffic and conversions, social media metrics, and even vital Google AdWords metrics.

Active Contact Pricing

Why pay for contacts you aren’t interacting with?  While Marketo charges you for every contact in your database, Act-On is different.  Our pricing is focused on when we drive value for you, which is when you engage with your contacts.

We paid off our entire investment with Act-On in 1.2 months.  The pricing structure based on Active Contacts rather than our total database of 1 million prospects made it much easier to talk about proof of concept and ROI, and ultinately took us to our overall annualized ROI of about 1400%.

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Named the #1 Global Leader over Marketo by Research in Action’s Marketing Lead Management Vendor Selection Matrix (Oct. 2018)

1500 companies were surveyed for direct executive and user feedback to create the most extensive market analysis ever done. Unlike other competitive reports, Research in Action factors in 40% vendor/analyst conversations and 60% customer feedback into its evaluation.

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