Constant Contact vs. ActiveCampaign

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Example of Constant Contact's marketing automation features.

Why choose Constant Contact over ActiveCampaign?

Constant Contact has the online marketing tools you need in one place, so you can send more, sell more, and get more customers in less time.

38 List-building tools

List-Growth Tools

More tools to grow your customer list, build your audience, and sell more—faster.

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100s of Templates

Tons of professional templates to help you send beautiful emails—fast.

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Our simple interface makes everything easier to save you valuable time.

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Reliable Performance

Avoid bugs and slow loading times with our digital marketing tools.

Customer List Growth tools


Facebook ads integrated

Drive new business fast with our streamlined experience that display ads in your target customer’s Facebook feeds.

Google ads integrated

Our streamlined experience automates ad setup and management so you get the most clicks for the lowest cost.

Unlimited website sign-up forms

Turn your website visitors into leads by displaying customizable form that offers an incentive to sign up like email promotions, a checklist, or a free consultation.

Text message sign-up

Make it easy for people to join your email list by sending a text message from their mobile device.

Lead generation landing pages

Create a custom webpage dedicated to capturing new leads and share it via social, ads, and more.

Gift card incentives integrated

Get more signups by offering a $30 gift card, which can be used at over 9,000 businesses, at no cost to you, and can be automatically accessed via a landing page or by email.

Tablet sign-up form app

Capture offline visitors at your store or events by setting up your tablet with a form readily available for visitors to complete.

Email Marketing Features


Drag and drop email editor

Create beautifully branded emails fast with drag-and-drop editing.

Professionally designed, mobile-friendly templates

Choose from hundreds of templates or customize your own.


Automated email marketing

Engage and grow your audience in less time by automating real-time relevant emails like welcome emails, birthday & anniversary greetings, resend to non-openers and abandoned cart reminders.

Designs and images from Canva to create faster

A direct integration with Canva means you can quickly add your images and documents from Canva into your emails, social posts, and more.



Track results in real-time & optimize

Easily know what’s working - see everything from views, clicks, sign-ups, and more in every plan.

Social Posting & Monitoring


Create and post to Facebook, Instagram, and/or LinkedIn at once

Our easy-to-use dashboard will automatically optimize the content and images for each platform.

Schedule posts in advance

Plan and schedule your social posts in advance so you can focus on other things.

Social inbox

Save time by reviewing and responding to comments and messages from all of your social channels in one place.

Social share

Multiply your campaign’s exposure by sharing a link to your emails directly to your social accounts.

Customer Service


Live phone support

An award-winning live customer support team is readily available by phone and excited to help all customers in all plans.

Available for all plans
Available starting at $279/month

Live chat support

Chat with a real person and quickly get the expert advice you need.

Personalized new customer kickoff call

One-on-one guidance from our marketing experts to help you get results faster.

Available starting at $45/month
Available starting at $279/month

Additional Features


Marketing calendar

Stay organized and efficient with all your marketing activities mapped in one view, and sync your campaigns to your Google, Apple, or Outlook calendars.

Surveys & polls

Get instant feedback from your contacts so you know more about who they are and what they want and increase engagement.

Event management

Promote your event, collect registrations 24/7, sell items, and track details—quickly and easily.

Updated: October 2021

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