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Top 10 AI Email Marketing Tools in 2024

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Cem Dilmegani
Cem Dilmegani
Cem Dilmegani

Cem is the principal analyst at AIMultiple since 2017. AIMultiple informs hundreds of thousands of businesses (as per Similarweb) including 60% of Fortune 500 every month.

Cem's work focuses on how enterprises can leverage new technologies in AI, automation, cybersecurity(including network security, application security), data collection including web data collection and process intelligence.

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Sıla Ermut
Sıla Ermut
Sıla Ermut
Sıla Ermut is an industry analyst at AIMultiple focused on email marketing and sales videos. She previously worked as a recruiter in project management and consulting firms. Sıla holds a Master of Science degree in Social Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations.
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AI in email marketing is recently at the forefront of successful email marketing strategies as 51% marketers found that AI email marketing tools are more effective than traditional email marketing.1 These artificial intelligence powered tools provide personalized and automated solutions that would enhance engagement and support email marketing efforts. 

AI email marketing tools allow crafting messages that resonate on an individual level by analyzing data to predict user behaviors.

This guide on artificial intelligence tools for email marketing focuses on three dimensions: automated personalization, content generation and send time optimization. 

Top 10 AI email marketing tools

VendorNumber of reviewsAverage ratingSend time optimization*Automated personalization*Content generation*Free planFree trialStarting price/month
Mailchimp29,4254.41,000 email limit per month30-day$13
HubSpot Marketing Hub10,7324.42,000 email limit per month14-day$15
Jasper AI1,7264.87-day$39
Drift Email1,3424.4$2,500
Mailmodo1634.621-day$39
Rasa.io904.9$190
Seventh sense for HubSpot214.8$80
Phrasee214.7N/AN/AN/A
Smartwriter.ai104.07-day$49
Optimail15.0N/AN/AN/A

Sorting is based on the number of reviews gathered from B2B review platforms G2 and Capterra.

* Pricing information and features supported by vendors are obtained from vendor websites. Average review ratings and number of reviews are obtained from B2B review platforms G2 and Capterra.

❌: AIMultiple team did not come across vendor statements about this feature.

Vendor selection criteria

  • Focus area: Included vendors that provide at least one AI-powered email marketing feature (e.g. content generation, automated personalization or send time optimization)
  • Market presence: Excluded vendors that do not have any reviews in B2B review platforms G2 and Capterra.

Detailed comparison of leading AI email marketing software

Mailchimp

Mailchimp email marketing tool provides more than 20 artificial intelligence and data science features.

Content generation: The Email Content Generator leverages GPT AI technology to suggest and generate subject lines, headers, preview texts, and sub headers for marketers to craft customized email marketing campaigns.

Creative assistant: It is designed to streamline the process of creating customized, brand-aligned designs for various marketing channels. By gathering the brand’s assets such as colors, fonts, logos, and images, creative assistant automatically generates on-brand graphics and layouts.

Content optimizer: Content optimizer performs an in-depth analysis of the email content by examining elements such as subject lines, headlines, body text, and call-to-action buttons to evaluate their readability, tone, and overall engagement potential. Based on this analysis, it provides real-time optimization suggestions to refine email messages for better performance.

Send time optimization: This feature analyzes when the email contacts are most likely to engage and schedules emails to be sent during these optimal times.

Mailchimp content optimization feature

Figure 1: Mailchimp content optimization feature.2

HubSpot Marketing Hub

HubSpot Marketing Hub integrates with HubSpot AI to generate content for marketing emails, personalize and analyze data for performance reporting of email marketing campaigns. HubSpot AI also allows for automating tasks and workflows to increase marketing efficiency.

With HubSpot AI integration, businesses can utilize AI content and email writer, social caption, and meta description generator.

ChatSpot: ChatSpot is an artificial intelligence powered tool integrated into HubSpot CRM, designed to enhance productivity and efficiency in sales, marketing, and customer service.

It enables users to interact with the HubSpot system through natural language queries, and allows for tasks such as generating content, creating reports, scheduling tasks, and managing customer interactions more intuitively and efficiently.

With capabilities similar to ChatGPT, ChatSpot assists professionals in streamlining their workflows and improving business processes.

Real-life example:

The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the growth of the open-source ecosystem. The company has improved its email marketing outcomes using HubSpot’s CRM and marketing platform.

They focused on enhancing their digital strategies by implementing better segmentation of their email list, which includes over two million contacts.This approach resulted in improvement in their email health scores and also aligned their sales and marketing efforts more effectively.

With HubSpot, The Linux Foundation was able to automate and personalize its CRM to suit its unique business model, which involves managing hundreds of open-source projects.3

HubSpot ChatSpot feature example.

Figure 2: HubSpot ChatSpot feature example.4

Drift Email

Drift Email leverages artificial intelligence to enhance various aspects of email marketing and customer communication.

Lead generation: Drift Email enables engaging with site visitors in real time using AI-driven chatbots that can start conversations, answer questions, and drive lead conversion​. This real-time interaction allows businesses to engage visitors with tailored messages and responses that adapt based on visitor behavior.

Account-based marketing (ACM): Account-based marketing (ABM) is a strategic approach that tailors marketing efforts to specific accounts, using personalized campaigns designed to engage each account effectively.

Drift facilitates ABM by identifying website visitors, analyzing their origin and the pages they visit, ensuring that marketing efforts target the appropriate accounts. The platform customizes messages, alerts sales reps when high-value accounts are online, and directs these accounts to the appropriate representative through custom routing.

Drift enables integration of data from various sources including marketing automation, CRM, and ABM tools, along with third-party data services like Clearbit, 6sense, ZoomInfo, and Crunchbase.

Drift Email's ChatBot example

Figure 3: Drift Email’s ChatBot example.5

Rasa.io

Rasa.io is an email automation, content featuring and insights tool for your email marketing campaigns and is specialized in sending personalized newsletters based on the information gathered with user behavior analysis.

Content featuring: This feature enables sending out and optimizing personalized content which highlights the specific material in line with your customers’ interests. Featuring content is ideal for making critical announcements, and sending out invites for webinars and events. It’s also suitable for communicating time-sensitive information.

Real-life example:

The American Marketing Association (AMA), a professional group for marketing professionals, faced challenges in engaging its large membership effectively. To address this challenge, AMA partnered with rasa.io and utilized their AI technology for creating personalized emails tailored to each reader.

The use of rasa.io’s AI powered tools for personalization significantly increased AMA’s website traffic and attracted new visitors since the initiation of this feature.

This partnership also provided insights to help AMA’s editorial team on blending expert knowledge with varied behavioral data, as well as adopting a data-driven strategy to tailor and schedule content that aligns with member interests and trends.

Real-life result:

With a 47% increase in weekly open rates and click rates of nearly 10%, rasa.io effectively supported AMA’s marketing efforts. Moreover, the automated personalization of newsletters has been reported to save AMA over 50 hours.6

Rasa.io newsletter creation example

Figure 4: Rasa.io newsletter creation example.7

Seventh Sense

Seventh Sense enables an email delivery optimization system for HubSpot and Marketo to support email deliverability, user engagement and boost conversions.

With Seventh Sense’s AI-powered optimization tools, businesses can predict and optimize their email frequency and personalize email send times based on the analysis of optimal engagement times.

Seventh Sense uses automatic engagement based segmentation to effectively segment users in line with their preferences.

The software also allows for email throttling which refers to the practice of deliberately regulating the number of emails sent from one server to another within a specific time frame to avoid delayed or rejected emails.

Real-life example:

Brenthaven, a Seattle-based company known for its mobile technology cases, relies heavily on email marketing. Kelly Nealson, the Marketing Programs Manager, noticed a decline in email engagement and to mitigate this issue, implemented Seventh Sense with HubSpot for analyzing email engagement data.

Seventh Sense’s machine learning technology to create engagement profiles for each contact and predict the optimal times for email engagement allows marketers to set a delivery window. The analysis done by Seventh Sense revealed that Brenthaven had many disengaged contacts and a deliverability issue, with emails being marked as spam.

By optimizing send times and gradually distributing emails, Seventh Sense helped improve Brenthaven’s email domain reputation with Google, moving from “Bad” to “Medium” within a few months.

Real-life result:

This approach also led to an increase in email engagement, with a 211% rise in total clicks and a 122% increase in total opens year over year.8

Seventh Sense send time optimization example.

Figure 5: Seventh Sense send time optimization example.9

Phrasee

Phrasee is an email marketing campaign, SMS, and push notification content generation and optimization tool. It also allows website and mobile application optimization with generative artificial intelligence powered features.

Content generation: Phrasee focuses on leveraging generative AI for email marketing campaigns. With Phrasee’s “magic button”, businesses can generate personalized emails in line with the specific brand voice such as pre-headers, subject lines, headlines and call-to-action (CTAs).

Testing and experimentation: Phrasee also enables conducting A/B/N experiments to compare messages generated with Phrasee with other content to understand which message performs better.

Push notifications and SMS messages can also be personalized to increase trust between the business and the customers.

Real-life example:

CAA Club Group (CCG) is a membership organization that offers a range of services and products related to automotive, travel, insurance, and roadside assistance. CCG collaborated with Phrasee to enhance their email marketing strategies for four main customer segments: Merchandise, Newsletter, Travel, and Rewards. 

Using Phrasee’s automated content experimentation technology which is integrated with Salesforce Marketing Cloud, CCG could test various styles, tones, words, and phrases in their emails.

This allowed them to fine-tune their messaging to better resonate with their target audiences across different segments. 

Real-life result:

This AI-powered experimentation resulted in an improvement in their email campaigns, with an 26% increase in average click rates and 7% increase in open rates.10

AI email marketing tools magic button for content generation feature.

Figure 6: Phrasee magic button for content generation feature.11

Smartwriter.ai

SmartWriter is designed to automate and personalize email outreach for B2B sales processes.

Smartwriter creates personalized cold emails by analyzing online data and contextual information about prospects, such as job descriptions, social activities, and professional achievements.

Smartwriter offers advanced personalization features such as:

  • Social personalization: personalization based on social activity, professional recommendations, achievements, and job descriptions.
  • Personalized ice breakers: personalization based on recent articles, case studies and blog posts.
  • Backlink personalization,
  • Contextual pitches using social profiles or company information.

Smartwriter also provides a free email quality checker for better crafted emails that would have a higher change to be opened.

Automated SEO Backlink Outreach: By leveraging AI to read and understand the content of blogs, Smartwriter generates personalized backlink request emails that are context-specific to each blog. The aim is to speed up the process of link building from high domain authority sites, supporting SEO growth and organic traffic increases.

Real-life example:

EcomHype is an eCommerce growth agency that assists businesses in expanding their brands through digital marketing to establish an omnichannel presence and boost their revenue. The company uses SmartWriter platform to create personalized messages for prospects by utilizing data from the prospect’s website domain.

This approach enabled them to tailor their communications effectively, better understanding the needs and characteristics of their prospects. 

Real-life result:

As a result of this personalized messaging strategy, EcomHype has seen a more than 40% increase in response rates that led to a higher number of booked appointments and more opportunities for closing deals.12

Smartwriter backlink personalization

Figure 7: Smartwriter backlink personalization.13

Benefits of using AI in email marketing

The use of AI in email marketing platforms enables crafting successful digital marketing strategies to enhance both campaign performance and customer engagement. Here some of the benefits of AI in email marketing:

Reduced email fatigue

AI in email marketing reduces email fatigue by personalizing content, optimizing send times, and adjusting email frequency based on recipient behavior. It segments audiences more accurately and uses predictive analytics to tailor communications, ensuring emails are relevant and engaging.

AI-powered A/B testing refines these strategies further by preventing overload and maintaining subscriber engagement. By proactively adjusting strategies based on engagement levels, AI helps sustain a healthy, long-term relationship with recipients, minimizing the risk of disengagement and churn.

Increased validation

Using AI tools for email validation in marketing improves deliverability by ensuring emails reach valid, active addresses, thereby reducing bounce rates and protecting your sender reputation.

This practice not only cuts costs by eliminating sends to invalid emails but also enhances the accuracy of campaign metrics like open and click-through rates. Clean email lists also support better segmentation and targeting, leading to higher engagement and more conversions.

Improved email inbox management

By leveraging AI tools, marketers can ensure higher email deliverability by automatically filtering out invalid email addresses and optimizing email subject lines to bypass spam filters, thus improving inbox delivery.

Effective user segmentation

AI technology can analyze customer data to refine email marketing strategies, facilitating better segmentation and targeting throughout the customer journey. 

Cem Dilmegani
Principal Analyst

Cem is the principal analyst at AIMultiple since 2017. AIMultiple informs hundreds of thousands of businesses (as per Similarweb) including 60% of Fortune 500 every month.

Cem's work focuses on how enterprises can leverage new technologies in AI, automation, cybersecurity(including network security, application security), data collection including web data collection and process intelligence.

Cem's work has been cited by leading global publications including Business Insider, Forbes, Washington Post, global firms like Deloitte, HPE, NGOs like World Economic Forum and supranational organizations like European Commission. You can see more reputable companies and media that referenced AIMultiple.

Cem's hands-on enterprise software experience contributes to the insights that he generates. He oversees AIMultiple benchmarks in dynamic application security testing (DAST), data loss prevention (DLP), email marketing and web data collection. Other AIMultiple industry analysts and tech team support Cem in designing, running and evaluating benchmarks.

Throughout his career, Cem served as a tech consultant, tech buyer and tech entrepreneur. He advised enterprises on their technology decisions at McKinsey & Company and Altman Solon for more than a decade. He also published a McKinsey report on digitalization.

He led technology strategy and procurement of a telco while reporting to the CEO. He has also led commercial growth of deep tech company Hypatos that reached a 7 digit annual recurring revenue and a 9 digit valuation from 0 within 2 years. Cem's work in Hypatos was covered by leading technology publications like TechCrunch and Business Insider.

Cem regularly speaks at international technology conferences. He graduated from Bogazici University as a computer engineer and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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