iContact vs Campaign Monitor

Hyperise integrates with 100's of sales and marketing tools, many of which are in the Email Marketing category. With so many to choose from it's sometimes hard to know which is best, but don't worry, we've got your covered.

In this comparison guide we're going to look at the Highlights, Pros, Cons and Pricing of iContact and Campaign Monitor. We'll also delve into the details of which offers the best personalization options within Email Marketing, with there respective Hyperise integrations

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Pricing: iContact offers four plans: a pay-as-you-go plan, a monthly Lite plan, a monthly Pro plan, and an Enterprise plan. Pay-as-you-go plan: - $14.95/month for up to 500 contacts, $29.95/month for up to 2,500 contacts, and $74.


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Campaign Monitor

Pricing: Campaign Monitor has several plans available for businesses of different sizes. The pricing for each plan varies based on the number of contacts you have and the features included.

iContact vs Campaign Monitor Highlights

IContact and Campaign Monitor are two popular email marketing services. Both services make it easier for businesses to manage and track the success of their email campaigns. The key differences between the two services are in user interface, design options, reporting features, support, and cost.

With IContact, users can set up their account quickly and easily, using the intuitive WYSIWYG editor. IContact also comes with more design options, a drag-and-drop editor, and templates. Users can also use IContact's extensive reporting tools to measure email success. In terms of support, IContact offers telephone, email, and live chat support. IContact is slightly more expensive than Campaign Monitor, with plans ranging from $12 to $240 per month.

Campaign Monitor focuses on providing a more intuitive user interface, with simple drag-and-drop features that save users time and effort. It also offers more customization options and a robust reporting feature that allows users to measure email effectiveness. Businesses can access email support, but there is no telephone support. In terms of pricing, Campaign Monitor is slightly cheaper than IContact, with plans ranging from $9 to $180 per month.

iContact vs Campaign Monitor Pros

iContact Pros

  • iContact has more features and a more robust automated system that allows users to create automated workflows
  • iContact includes subscriber segmentation features, allowing users to target specific groups of contacts
  • iContact campaigns are more customizable and offer more flexibility with design options
  • iContact allows users to import contacts from multiple sources, like Google Contacts, Salesforce, and Excel spreadsheets
  • iContact provides access to A/B testing, allowing users to test different versions of their emails
  • iContact offers users detailed reporting and analytics, allowing users to measure the success of their campaigns
  • iContact integrates with other tools like Salesforce and WordPress, making it easier to manage contacts and campaigns in one place
  • iContact offers 24/7 customer service and support to help users with any issues or questions

Campaign Monitor Pros

  • Pricing: Campaign Monitor offers more competitive rates
  • Automation: Campaign Monitor provides an easy-to-use automation tool to help you create sophisticated campaigns quickly
  • Segmentation: Campaign Monitor provides more sophisticated segmentation capabilities that allow you to target audiences accurately
  • Reporting: Campaign Monitor offers comprehensive reporting features to help you make data-driven decisions about your campaigns
  • Design Features: Campaign Monitor's drag-and-drop editor makes it easy to create compelling emails
  • Support: Campaign Monitor offers more personalized support to its customers via email, chat, and phone

iContact vs Campaign Monitor Cons

iContact Cons

  • Campaign Monitor has more advanced features than iContact including A/B testing, social media tracking, and automation
  • Campaign Monitor's design is more modern and intuitive
  • Campaign Monitor offers a cheaper long term pricing plan compared to iContact
  • Campaign Monitor allows you to segment your list by demographic and geographic targeting while iContact does not
  • Campaign Monitor allows you to customize unsubscribe messages while iContact only allows you to use generic templates
  • Campaign Monitor has more integrated third-party apps, including Salesforce and WordPress, compared to iContact
  • Campaign Monitor does not charge additional fees for bounced emails and list cleaning, unlike iContact
  • iContact does not have a free plan available

Campaign Monitor Cons

  • Campaign Monitor cannot target Facebook Ads
  • Campaign Monitor does not offer its own email address
  • Campaign Monitor does not offer a comprehensive list of templates or design options
  • Campaign Monitor support is lacking compared to iContact
  • Campaign Monitor is not as user-friendly as iContact
  • Campaign Monitor does not offer an integrated CRM platform
  • Campaign Monitor does not offer a mobile-friendly interface

iContact & Campaign Monitor Hyperise Integrations

iContact uses the Image embed method to integrate with Hyperise, giving a simple way to add personalized images to your messages.

iContact makes the following data points available to Hyperise, to enable personalization in images used in outreach and linked out to your personalized website landing pages.

iContact integration diagram
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Phone
  • Business name
  • State
  • City
  • Street
  • Street2
  • Zip

iContact Integration Guide

Campaign Monitor uses the HTML code embed method to integrate with Hyperise, giving a simple way to add personalized images to your messages.

Campaign Monitor makes the following data points available to Hyperise, to enable personalization in images used in outreach and linked out to your personalized website landing pages.

Campaign Monitor integration diagram
  • First name
  • Last name

Campaign Monitor Integration Guide

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iContact and Campaign Monitor Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How do I contact iContact Support?

Answer: You can contact iContact Support by emailing support@icontact.com, or by calling 877-820-783

Question: How do I create an iContact account?

Answer: You can create an iContact account by visiting the iContact website and completing their easy sign-up process.

Question: How much does iContact cost?

Answer: iContact plans start at $14/month and vary depending on the features and services you require.

Question: Does iContact offer a free trial?

Answer: Yes, iContact offers a free trial of their services. You can sign-up for the free trial on their website.

Question: What is Campaign Monitor?

Answer: Campaign Monitor is an online email marketing platform that helps businesses design and send beautiful, marketing emails. It provides access to a variety of tools, including template building, custom testing, list and analytics tracking, segmentation, automation, and more.

Question: How can I get started with Campaign Monitor?

Answer: To get started with Campaign Monitor, you can sign up for a free trial that allows you to explore the features and functions of Campaign Monitor. Once you’ve set up your account, you can start creating and sending campaigns.

Question: What features does Campaign Monitor offer?

Answer: Campaign Monitor offers a wide range of features, including customizable and mobile-friendly templates, advanced segmentation and automation, comprehensive tracking and analytics, A/B testing, and more.


Answer: Is Campaign Monitor easy to use?

Question: Yes – Campaign Monitor is designed to be user-friendly and intuitive. It provides clear, organized tools and features to help you quickly build and send successful campaigns.

Answer: Is Campaign Monitor secure?

Question: Yes – Campaign Monitor is committed to ensuring the security of their customers’ information and has a range of security measures in place to protect your data.

Question: What is Campaign Monitor?

Answer: Campaign Monitor is a straightforward email marketing tool that enables marketers to send beautiful and personalized emails, creating an easy way for readers to grow engagement with your list. You can customize templates, drag-and-drop builder features help you design the perfect message without any technical expertise needed! With their segmentation feature on hand, you’ll be able to deliver targeted content based off of engagements happening within your newsletter so nothing goes unnoticed.

Question: What are journeys?

Answer: A journey is a series of steps that can be triggered by any subscriber-related event. There are three types: Delay, Email and Condition. Delay means to add some time in between the first step and the following one so they will happen closer together or at different times than what was originally planned for them; email sends an automated message after each subscribed action with information about it; condition has specific rules like ’if this happens then do something else.’

Question: What are smart transactional emails?

Answer: With smart transactional emails, you can make beautiful and responsive email designs quickly. You can also use templates made for your marketing campaigns then tweak them to suit. The output of these messages are hosted by our servers so there’s no need to store the message or images yourself potentially removing the requirement that a website be deployed every time an update is made.

Question: What are classic transactional emails?

Answer: Transactional emails are a necessary part of running any successful business. These emails, which include confirmation messages and order notifications for example, typically require an action from the recipient (e.g., following a link to complete their purchase). However not all transactional email is created equal! There’s classic transactional email that you host on your own servers - when sending this type of message content stays stored at our servers while metadata goes back with your company once it has been viewed or clicked by recipients within 30 days after being sent. Classic transactions also allow grouping so you can get granular reporting data without having to use multiple APIs!

Question: What campaigns can I run within Campaign Monitor?

Answer: A campaign involves sending a single email to your recipients, either immediately or by scheduling it to send later. Both types of campaigns you can create and send with our application include a regular campaign (sent once), A/B test campaigns (send twice: one as HTML and the other in plain text). You’re not able to use any different formats outside of HTML or text like PDFs, Microsoft Publisher files — only these two file types are supported.

Question: How do I choose a ‘from’ name?

Answer: You need to choose a name or title that will be recognizable to your subscribers. Often, this is the company’s name or perhaps the product/service you are providing information about for them. In most situations it’s better if you use an organization like ‘ABC Company’ rather than using someone’s individual identity such as Madonna unless they ARE their own brand and there is no other logical choice. If so, follow up with a comma then ABC Corporation (or whatever entity) afterwards.

Question: Why are no-reply addresses not a good option?

Answer: It is important not to appear uninterested when sending emails. Sending from an anonymous email address will make recipients feel ignored and can be frustrating if they need to reach out for something, or even bad news in the long-term as it may affect delivery rates of your message. The way a user engages with your email - including replying back - determines where you’ll end up on their inbox; putting an e-mail address out there could attract its fair share of autoreplies and inappropriate responses while also opening the door open for meaningful interaction with customers who are eager enough to have contact through this medium.