Average Ratings

7 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $49.00/month
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Beacon
  • www.beacon.by
  • United Kingdom

About Beacon

Automatically convert blog articles into a beautiful ebook as part of a lead generation campaign. In less than 5 minutes you will be able to create a professional ebook without hiring a designer. Just choose which articles you want to include, add extra pages and customise the design with the click of a button. Use your ebook to generate new leads by instantly sharing via social media, embedding on your website or downloading a pdf.


Beacon Features

  • Audience Targeting
  • Brand Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Categorization / Grouping
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Distribution Management
  • Editorial Calendar
  • Multi-Channel Publishing
  • Publish Scheduling
  • SEO Management
  • Social Media Management
  • Video Management

Beacon Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Super Time Saver

May 10, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love that you can make a custom branded template. It makes developing a series of lead magnets. There was an issue with the template development and I reached out to customer service. I got incredible support from the team.

Cons: There aren't any cons I can find so far. I have had no issues that weren't easily resolved, and create quality products in a fraction of the time... and save money on graphic design and formatting at the same time.

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Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that it is pretty simple to create a lead magnet. I'm looking forward to trying out the new features as I think that was one of the weak points.

Cons: The templates available are very plain and that is a bit of a turn-off. It's hard to be creative with the current platform so I'm excited to see the changes.

Easy and fast creation of ebook freebies

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's super fast to create a simple checklist or ebook. Beacon offers various templates and the option to convert blog posts to ebooks but I use it most often to create freebies from the ground up.

Cons: There are little options to edit the templates. For example its hard to add a copyright footer or different sections to the pages.

Awesome idea for content repurposing without needing design resources

Dec 26, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's super easy to simply pull up your URL and it automatically brings in all images and text right into the content piece you want to create.

Cons: Managing and editing the content within is not easy. It clumps everything into one page but then splitting them up and styling is time consuming.

There's also not a lot of templates available.

Got this as a lifetime membership deal and it's okay...

Nov 08, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: It integrates with hubspot, which is great because you can select from your published blogs to generate an ebook. There are a couple of great templates but it doesn't take long to exhaust their usage.

Cons: I got this in hopes that it would be a timesaver for repurposing blog content into instant ebooks. Since I have a graphic design background and am accustomed to the powerful design capabilities of Adobe products, I find this tool to be crippling. The auto generated formatting is often wonky and it can very very time consuming to fix!

Great value for lifetime membership

Dec 08, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: -Quick
-Easy
-A number of nice templates to choose from
-Update to be able to create your own templates

Cons: -Must stay within the pre-defined layouts for the most part
-If you are used to designing in In Design or elsewhere, you may be frustrated by not being able to tweak the designs further

Overall: This is a great tool for quickly making eye catching e-books and PDF's of content you have on hand. As someone with a designer background, it is not overly powerful, but it is a very quick and easy way to get content into an ebook for lead magnets or sharing how to's or any other digital downloads you'd like to provide.

Amazing, easy-to-use and fantastic customer service

Nov 11, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
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Pros: Easy to use, high quality end result. Constantly adding more features.

Overall: We're a dental and vision insurance company with a relatively small marketing team. We began using Beacon a few months ago for lead magnets, like ebooks and checklists, and have been so impressed. Not only is it easy and fast, it is an INSANELY awesome value. When I have a customer service question, the CEO himself has chatted me back. I recommend this to anyone.