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Listed in : Marketing Automation

ion interactive is a marketing apps platform that generates leads and revenue with engaging, highly interactive, digital marketing experiences that ca... Learn More


Listed in : Marketing Automation

ReferralCandy has allowed us to capture new customers through the power of sharing and social media. It's a great tool to leverage existing customers ... Learn More


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SharpSpring is the first Marketing Analytics and Automation service specifically designed for the SMB. Free for many business, delivered via Software ... Learn More

Pricing Starting From

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ion interactive

Brand Management

No Pricing Available yet.

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ReferralCandy

Marketing Automation

$ 25
For 1 Month / 1 user(s)

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SharpSpring

Marketing Automation

No Pricing Available yet.

Available Features

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ion interactive

Brand Management
  • Engage with Interactivity
  • Generate, Qualify and Profile Leads
  • Agile Testing and Optimization
  • Content Marketing Measurement
  • Content Marketing Analytics
  • Measure Content Results
  • Create, Test and Measure
  • Customizable Logic
  • Interactive Creative Studio
  • Integrated A/B/n
  • Internal and External Sites
  • Interactive Content Marketing
  • Native Salesforce Integration
  • Any Form. No Development.
  • Agile Creation and Testing
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    ReferralCandy

    Marketing Automation

    Step-by-step setup Wizard

    Unlimited unique visitors / month

    Unlimited campaign advocates

    Fully automated reward fulfilment

    No set up fees

    No long-term contract

    Free API Access

    Custom branded referral links

    24/7 access to knowledge base

    Premium Email support

    8hrs response (Mon-Fri EST)

    Scheduled phone support

    Personal success rep

    Monthly campaign reviews

    Quarterly business reviews

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    SharpSpring

    Marketing Automation

    Free Trial Availability

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    ion interactive

    Brand Management

    No Free Trial Available.

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    ReferralCandy

    Marketing Automation
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    SharpSpring

    Marketing Automation

    No Free Trial Available.

    Most Unfavorable User Review

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    ion interactive

    Brand Management
  • User review from
    4
    Cheryl Cross
    May 27, 2016

    Not sure why you would ever use a tool like Ion. We used it specifically for our PPC landing pages, but I don't see why you wouldn't just use a tool like Eloqua or Hubspot instead. Building forms in this tool is a total nightmare - good luck if you don't know how to code! The single thing I really liked about the tool was the built in AB testing of landing pages.

    Pros :

    • I really enjoyed the built-in feature for AB testing landing pages.
    • I thought that capability was the greatest feature the product offered.
    • Building landing pages was relatively easy, but not any better than using a tool like Hubspot or Eloqua.
    • I did like the variety of templates it provided to use when creating landing pages, but this was something we paid extra to have developed for us.
    • If you wanted to change the structure of the template on your own, it does require coding skills and it can be very time-consuming.

    Cons :

    • Building forms in this tool is definitely the biggest issue. They don’t make it easy to do by any means. If you want to pass any of the information you receive from the forms you build in Ion Interactive to Salesforce, then you need to map every single field you use. So any field you have in Salesforce that you want to use on a form in Ion will need to be mapped.
    • If you want to create new field to use then, you need to build it in both Ion and Salesforce and map it. If you don’t map each field individually to the system you want to pass the information into then, it won’t be passed over.
    • Passing information from Hubspot to Salesforce is much simpler and doesn’t require the mapping of each individual field.
    • Instead, it uses an API field that syncs the two accounts, so all the fields you use in Salesforce are present in Hubspot. This is not the case for Ion making it very time-consuming.
    • Building and styling forms, in general, is very complicated to do and requires coding.andnbsp;

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    ReferralCandy

    Marketing Automation

    No unfavorable user review available yet for ReferralCandy.

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    SharpSpring

    Marketing Automation

    No unfavorable user review available yet for SharpSpring.

    Most Favorable Critic Review

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    ion interactive

    Brand Management
    75
    Kate Morris , Kate Morris

    Tuesday 02 March 2010

    This is something I would recommend to a company that has a marketing department and needs a way to test landing pages on the fly without interrupting the IT and web development side. Ion makes it clear that this system is built with marketers in mind, not necessarily code-minded people. It's simple and easy to use, but also builds nice code on the back end.

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    ReferralCandy

    Marketing Automation
    100
    Lanette Willis , Nexternal Blog

    Friday 06 July 2012

    Data has shown that referral leads tend to be more qualified, less price sensitive, and some companies have found that referred clients tend to spend more. Wow! Many of the world’s strongest brands have taken notice, implementing ongoing customer referral programs to increase their customer bases. Fortunately, companies like ReferralCandy have emerged, and made this process extremely simple and affordable.

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    SharpSpring

    Marketing Automation
    100
    Derek Janis , Ma SAAS Reviews

    Friday 19 September 2014

    SharpSpring is special because they are one of the newest marketing automation platforms on the market. Some might see this as a disadvantage. However, SharpSpring has been able to use their late arrival to their advantage. SharpSpring looked at what all the other marketing automation platforms were doing and took their aim to execute each feature in the simplest, most intuitive way possible.

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    Demo Video

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    ion interactive Demo Video

    Brand Management
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    ReferralCandy Demo Video

    Marketing Automation
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    SharpSpring Demo Video

    Marketing Automation

    Screenshots

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    ion interactive

    Brand Management
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    ReferralCandy

    Marketing Automation
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    SharpSpring

    Marketing Automation
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    Typical Customer

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    ion interactive

    Brand Management
    • N/A
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    ReferralCandy

    Marketing Automation
    • Business
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    SharpSpring

    Marketing Automation
    • N/A

    Supported Devices

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    ion interactive

    Brand Management
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    ReferralCandy

    Marketing Automation
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    SharpSpring

    Marketing Automation

    Supported Languages

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    ion interactive

    Brand Management
    • English
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    ReferralCandy

    Marketing Automation
    • English
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    SharpSpring

    Marketing Automation
    • English

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