DJ Manager Vs. Gig Builder

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RhinoRider

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So I have been following around Scott over with DJ Manager and love the idea of the software. But then yesterday Gig Builder sends me a E-mail saying it does the same thing and it is included in your WEDJ silver membership.. Gig Builder also sends out automated text messages to clients as well.

Do any of you other fellow DJ's have a insight on these two companys and software.


For those of you that dont know what they are, they are a type of E-mail database system that keeps you automated and intouch with your clients!!
 

Tim English

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So I have been following around Scott over with DJ Manager and love the idea of the software. But then yesterday Gig Builder sends me a E-mail saying it does the same thing and it is included in your WEDJ silver membership.. Gig Builder also sends out automated text messages to clients as well.

Do any of you other fellow DJ's have a insight on these two companys and software.


For those of you that dont know what they are, they are a type of E-mail database system that keeps you automated and intouch with your clients!!

Gigbuilder's email features are a secondary function of the service. It is very limited. For example, it will only send out auto emails timed by the date the lead was put in the system. It would be better to time emails based on when the status of the lead was changed. I want separate email tracks for each of the status categories, NEW, LEAD, HOT LEAD and PENDING and I want them to be timed according to when they were put in the category. I've also notice recently that I don't get much response from Gigbuilder email campaigns. I wonder if their servers have been put on spam blacklists.

As I mentioned, the email stuff is secondary. Gigbuilder is primarily a gig management system. This of it as a CRM like Sales Force. Except sales force is centered around customers. Gigbuilder revolves around events.
 
I only have experience with gigbuilder, since it is free with my listings. It can do a lot more then I use it for, but I love the planning worksheets, and the client interface. It saves me a lot of back and forth with the client.
 

RhinoRider

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OH!that makes sense-
Gigbuilder is more of a bonus add on for your contracts-
where as DJ Manager is more customized and can be grouped for different categorizes
Thank you-
 

heydjbren

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Gigbuilder was a great deal in the days when a WeDJ listing actually brought in qualified leads. In their heyday, you could tell that your listing was at the top of the page just by the spike in leads you received that day. Unfortunately, they let their site slide and never did any type of housekeeping with the company listings on their site - all of the dead links for companies that were no longer in business weren't great for SEO purposes and made the site less credible. I have a Gold listing and I can't remember the last time I received a lead from someone who found me on WeDJ. This is likely the last year that I'll be a member on their site. While Gigbuilder has some nice features, my opinion is that it's clunky to use and not very user-friendly. I used to swear by it, then I found myself swearing at it.

This year I switched to DJ Event Planner. I'm familiar with Scott Faver's software and I'm sure it works fine for him. However, I really like the work that Troy Ackerman has put into his program. What's especially helpful is his user community and the frequent updates he makes to the program based on user feedback. While it's not "free", it's well worth the investment and will save you lots of time running your business.
 
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