This week we filmed HH Recap at Sterle’s Country House at East 55th and St. Clair in Cleveland.

We reviewed the pros and cons of 3 email platforms: MailChimp, aWeber and Emma. Below is a look at their starter plans:

MailChimp: Free up to 2,000 subscribers. Easy to use interface. Free version is, in our opinion, the best way to go for just standard subscriptions – meaning not expecting to guide prospects through a sales funnel. Sign up forms are a little sub-standard compared to the others. Lacking in technical support.

aWeber: $19/month to first 500 subscribers. Excellent sign up templates and integration. An extremely popular choice among email marketing professionals due to its ability to guide customers through a sales funnel, but that means a higher learning curve. Really good tutorial videos and accessible technical support.

Emma: $45/month – but $30/month through Edwards Communications. Emma has a nice blend of the above two – Most people will probably find it a little easier to use than aWeber and it also has the best technical support of the three. However, as of this recording their signup forms are not optimized for mobile.

Thank you, Sterle’s Country House for having us out. Legendary place for casual dining – check it out

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Important Links

MailChimp Pricing: http://mailchimp.com/pricing/
aWeber Pricing: http://www.aweber.com/pricing.htm
Emma Pricing: http://myemma.com/why#pricing

MailChimp Features: http://mailchimp.com/features/
aWeber Features: http://www.aweber.com/email-marketing-features.htm
Emma Concierge: http://myemma.com/email-marketing-concierge-services

MailChimp Guides: http://mailchimp.com/resources/
aWeber Videos: http://www.aweber.com/blog/videos
Emma Tutorials: http://myemma.com/blog/category/account-tutorial