Campaign Monitor

June 27, 2005 in 5 out of 5 stars, Email newsletter management, Hosted software

What is it?

Campaign Monitor: Web based email newsletter and list management software for web designers.


Who makes it?

Switch I.T. (now Freshview)

Why is it the killerest?

It's going to be hard to explain the ecstacy I experience each time I use this service. For years I've been trying to find the perfect tool to manage email newsletters for myself and my clients. Just when I thought no one could get it right, Campaign Monitor came along and blew my socks off. They handle everything, from capturing your subscribers, sending your campaigns and delivering very sexy reports straight to your clients. Plus, the software is continually updated and they provide you with loads of tips and articles on getting the most out of email marketing. The best part - you get all this for only a penny an email. And you only pay when you use it (no silly monthly charges or anything). Honestly, this thing just rocks.

What could be improved?

Hmmm.... this is a tough one the thing is near perfect. For the anal-retentive in me, there are some totally unimportant quirks where you can't delete some of your past campaigns.

How much does it cost?

$5 + 1 cent/email


Reviewed by Carson McComas

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Abso-friggin-lutely! We use CM at work for eBlasts to customers and its just about as good as sex!

Posted by: Chuck Cheeze | Jun 29, 2005 8:57:12 AM

Campaign Monitor is the hands-down BEST email application on the market. I've used multiple email apps over the years, and nothing compares to the simplicity and ease of use that comes with CM. Nothing.

Posted by: hash | Jun 12, 2006 12:39:53 PM

i love them too but why is the website always down! thats a real disappointment cause its ruined me during some rush jobs when i was relying on it.

Posted by: moscarda | Jul 11, 2006 2:42:02 PM

Carson - good stuff as always. The email campaign tools look good, but they are marketed specifically to designers, which I'm not. Is there anything out there with similar features (and pricing) that would let me build an email newsletter campaign from a set of templates? I'm thinking quarterly here, so no need to get deep functionality. Thanks!

Posted by: Brad Forester | Feb 18, 2009 1:28:51 PM

Moscarda, making CM work as a non-designer is no big deal, just ignore all those portions of it - but I hear your concern. There's always Constant Contact but that's like recommending a tricycle as an alternative to a luxury sedan.

Posted by: Carson McComas | Feb 18, 2009 2:28:38 PM

Why not Omnistar Mailer

Posted by: Herb Stern | Dec 21, 2010 3:20:16 PM