Salesforce Marketing Cloud

About Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Meet Salesforce Marketing Cloud, the leading marketing solution to increase engagement with every consumer. Use powerful data management to collect, organize, and securely store first-, second-, and third-party data — alongside offline data — to create complete consumer data profiles. Tailor every interaction along the journey with your brand using built-in AI. Then, engage each individual consumer at scale using industry-leading email, mobile, advertising, and social solutions.

Pricing starting from:

$1,250.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Salesforce Marketing Cloud

The Salesforce Marketing Cloud email marketing solution, formerly ExactTarget, is designed to help you execute promotional campaigns, automated campaigns, highly personalized emails, transactional messages, behavior-triggered messages, and much more. Our robust email platform is perfect for sending everything from batch email communications to highly personalized and event-triggered emails with predictive content.

Here are 4 key benefits of the Salesforce Marketing Cloud (formerly ExactTarget):
1. Unparalleled Infrastructure - Powerful, scalable platform trusted by the world’s leading brands
2. Flexible Data Model - Leverages data from any source, automatically imports and exports
3. Native CRM Integration - Seamlessly connects to Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, and more
4. Designed for the Marketer - Easy to use interface with intuitive drag and drop tools

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada and 28 others

Supported Languages

Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English and 16 others

Pricing starting from:

$1,250.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Salesforce Marketing Cloud Software - Build audiences on Facebook, Google, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and — with Salesforce DMP — the entire display advertising ecosystem.
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Software - Manage customer journeys at scale using data from any source with Email Studio.
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Software - Visualize consumer activity at every touchpoint, on any channel with Interaction Studio.
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Software - Create and save custom views of your data, understand how prospects are engaging, and enjoy a holistic view of every customer.
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Software - Use machine learning and artificial intelligence to define and reach your target audience more efficiently and effectively.
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Software - Monitor audience discussions on topics that matter to your brand using machine-learning sentiment analysis and image recognition.
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Salesforce Marketing Cloud Software - Build audiences on Facebook, Google, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and — with Salesforce DMP — the entire display advertising ecosystem.
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Software - Manage customer journeys at scale using data from any source with Email Studio.
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Software - Visualize consumer activity at every touchpoint, on any channel with Interaction Studio.
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Software - Create and save custom views of your data, understand how prospects are engaging, and enjoy a holistic view of every customer.
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Software - Use machine learning and artificial intelligence to define and reach your target audience more efficiently and effectively.
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Software - Monitor audience discussions on topics that matter to your brand using machine-learning sentiment analysis and image recognition.

Features

Total features of Salesforce Marketing Cloud: 161

  • A/B Testing
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad Network Integration
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Audience Targeting
  • Audio File Management
  • Automated Publishing
  • Autoresponders
  • Behavior Tracking
  • Behavioral Analytics
  • Brand Management Software
  • Brand Tracking
  • CAN-SPAM Compliance
  • CRM Software
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management Software
  • Campaign Planning
  • Campaign Scheduling
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Campaign Tracking
  • Canned Responses
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Channel Management Software
  • Click Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contact Management Software
  • Content Library
  • Content Management System (CMS) Software
  • Content Publishing Options
  • Conversion Rate Optimization
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Customer Engagement Software
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Customer History
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Surveys
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable CTAs
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Dashboard Software
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Recovery
  • Data Visualization Software
  • Document Classification
  • Document Management Software
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Dynamic Content
  • Electronic Forms
  • Email Campaign Management
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Management Software
  • Email Marketing Software
  • Email Monitoring
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking Software
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • File Management
  • Filtering
  • For Marketing and Advertising
  • For Startups
  • For iPad Devices
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Keyword Filtering
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Lead Capture Software
  • Lead Management Software
  • Lead Nurturing Software
  • Lead Qualification
  • Lead Segmentation
  • List Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Marketing Automation Software
  • Marketing Calendar
  • Marketing Management
  • Metadata Management Tools
  • Mobile-Optimized Email
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Account Management
  • Multi-Campaign
  • Multi-Channel Attribution
  • Multi-Channel Campaigns
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Data Collection
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Language
  • Multivariate Testing
  • Performance Metrics
  • Post Scheduling
  • Predictive Analytics Software
  • Prioritization
  • Prospecting Tools
  • Publish Scheduling
  • Queue Management
  • ROI Tracking
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Response Management
  • Rewards Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Routing
  • SEO Management
  • SMS Marketing Software
  • Sales Activity Management
  • Sales Analytics
  • Sales Pipeline Management
  • Search Marketing
  • Search/Filter
  • Segmentation
  • Shared Inboxes
  • Signature Management
  • Social Advertising
  • Social Marketing
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Monitoring Software
  • Social Promotion
  • Spam Blocker
  • Subscriber Management
  • Tagging
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Video Support
  • Visual Analytics
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Website Analytics
  • Website Management
  • Website Visitor Tracking
  • Whitelisting/Blacklisting
  • Workflow Management Software
  • eCommerce Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5
(486)
Value for Money
3.8/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
3.8/5
Customer Support Software
3.9/5

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Aaron
Aaron
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Powerful, but complex

Reviewed on 28/01/2019

Pros

This software is an online SAAS, and is some of the most powerful Marketing Software on the planet. The software is best used in an environment where personalized, but mass email communication is needed--typically for B2C situations. Pardot is an ideal product for B2B solutions. Although the product can be configured and used by end-users, it is best to work with a partner.

Cons

There are many updates needed in order to make the software work in a more user-friendly fashion, particularly when compared with less powerful solutions, like Constant Contact, MailChimp, etc. A Salesforce partner will cost additional money to implement the solution, but it is a good investment.

Ali Furkan
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Marketers can quickly and easily create campaigns, track performance, and measure

Reviewed on 08/12/2022

I have been using Salesforce Marketing Cloud for a few months now and overall I am very pleased...

I have been using Salesforce Marketing Cloud for a few months now and overall I am very pleased with the software. I find it easy to use and its suite of features has helped me create more effective campaigns and track performance more accurately. The segmentation and personalization tools have allowed me to deliver a tailored experience to my customers, and the detailed analytics reports have helped me measure the success of my efforts. The only downside for me is the cost, but I feel like it is worth it for the features it provides.

Pros

The best thing about Salesforce Marketing Cloud is its comprehensive suite of tools and its ability to automate customer interactions. The platform integrates a variety of marketing channels, including email, SMS, social media, and web, making it easy to create and track campaigns. Additionally, its segmentation and personalization features help marketers deliver a tailored experience to customers. Finally, the platform provides detailed performance metrics, allowing marketers to measure and optimize their efforts.

Cons

One of the drawbacks of Salesforce Marketing Cloud is its cost; the software can be expensive for small businesses. Additionally, the platform can be difficult to learn and requires a lot of time and effort to master all its features. Finally, some users have reported that the software can be slow and unresponsive at times.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Everything broke all the time and it had a significant negative impact on revenue

Reviewed on 04/02/2022

Never have I been so frustrated and upset with a platform as I have with SFMC. I run the marketing...

Never have I been so frustrated and upset with a platform as I have with SFMC. I run the marketing department for a small e-commerce company and SFMC was the cause of so many headaches. We encountered problem after problem with them (many noted in the "cons" section of this review") and our account manager / customer support was very frequently unable to successfully troubleshoot the issue. My small team had to spend hundreds of hours troubleshooting significant, bottom-line impacting issues caused by the platform with little to no help from Salesforce. At one point, we couldn't send any emails out of the platform for a number of weeks (the platform showed a 0% delivered rate), which, as an e-commerce company, drastically impacted sales and reduced our revenue. We also can't set up basic journeys in the platform, like abandoned carts, browse abandonments, win-back campaigns, post-purchase campaigns, or birthday/anniversary campaigns, meaning our email marketing program relies solely on a stead push of one-off marketing messages.

Unless you have a large IT team with plenty of bandwidth to implement Salesforce and continually troubleshoot it, look elsewhere. SFMC is not a fit product to be on the market

Pros

Robust data features, but difficult to deploy without technical resource

Cons

- Transactional emails randomly turned off for months
- error on SFMCs part caused high SPAM rating on our account, so very few emails on our list were receiving messages
- no conversion tracking
- very little integration with company or Google analytics
- implementation was a nightmare and was never completed
- DMARC/DKIM/SPF never set up
- UX/UI difficult to use
- support was terrible and couldn't even help us set up an abandoned cart email

Yurii
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Good tool if you can build large audiences

Reviewed on 19/02/2024

Pros

Automatic updates of lists on Facebook or other ad networks. Secure way to share data with 3rd parties

Cons

Weird system of working with reports only, this doesn't allow you to add both leads and contacts to the same audience.

Walter
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  • Industry: Higher Education Software
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

SFMC

Reviewed on 21/01/2020

This is a very serviceable software and will serve it's purpose. It can do a lot, so depending of...

This is a very serviceable software and will serve it's purpose. It can do a lot, so depending of the size of your organization it might be too much for the cost.

Pros

In addition to being able to import a distribution list, this product integrated with our CRM (Recruit) so we were able to send to segregated lists and it showed what emails were sent in Recruit. This made it easier for our reps to see when correspondence went out to their pipelines. It is rather simple to create and distribute emails.

Cons

Some of the functionality was a bit wonky, and emails viewed differently between various email clients. Line spacing was the biggest thing that varied quite a bit. Everything would look great in SFMC, but when an email was received in Outlook, Mac Mail, or Gmail, all three would display it just a bit differently. Not sure who's problem this is. It also doesn't embed video either. The workaround is to create a screenshot as a graphic, then add a link to it.

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Salesforce Marketing Cloud FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Salesforce Marketing Cloud.

Salesforce Marketing Cloud offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: $1,250.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Starter Suite Marketing $25 user/month Marketing Cloud Personalization $100,000 org/year billed annually Marketing Cloud Engagement $1,250 org/month Marketing Cloud Account Engagement (formerly Pardot) $1,250 per month Data Cloud for Marketing $108,000 org/year Marketing Cloud Intelligence $3,000 org/month Loyalty Management $20,000 org/month

Salesforce Marketing Cloud has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Salesforce Marketing Cloud supports the following languages:

Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese

Salesforce Marketing Cloud supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Salesforce Marketing Cloud integrates with the following applications:

Adobe Workfront, LinkedIn for Business, Meta for Business, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Shopify, Simply Measured, Twitter/X, Vidyard

Salesforce Marketing Cloud offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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