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Likelihood to Recommend

3BL Media

They have over 250K email subscribers and 350K social media followers. The great thing about that group is that it is a curated group of folks who are specifically interested in the intersection of business and sustainability. The events they put on are excellent and well attended so do recommend considering sponsorship.
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Muck Rack

MuckRack is best at getting a good picture of one person's interests and what they like to write about. It helps me build very specific media lists. I don't spray and pray with my outreach. Everything is very targeted and MuckRack lets me find exactly who could be receptive to my story.
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Pros

3BL Media

  • Connection to Media outlets in the business/sustainability space.
  • Excellent events.
  • Calls to action.
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Muck Rack

  • The media alert function is awesome! Google Alerts can't get the detail I need, nor do they filter just for the media. I can set media alerts for particular selection factors such as everyone with "education" as their beat.
  • I am liking the notes ability to log interactions with particular media. This helps me not have to track down conversation chains or actions with media.
  • The interface screen is modern. I love that if I am running a search in one screen, when I click on a particular person or outlet, it opens ANOTHER screen so that I don't have use the back button. I can open, say 10 people at once and compare their notes.
  • I love the PDF summaries from lists. I love the Who shared feature. I LOVE EVERYTHING in MuckRack!
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Cons

3BL Media

  • Would love to see increased opportunities for engagement.
  • Increase connection to those working on similar items.
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Muck Rack

  • There is a weird process in the media lists when you add new names to the list. I know it tracks the date they were entered but the sorting is difficult to manage. ...I have to go into that process to give you specific guidance on what should be changed. I'll do that next time I encounter it.
  • I wish that there was a better way to search regionally or by DMA rank. I'd like to see the media outlet's circulation numbers on the first screen in a search or allow me to filter.
  • I wish there was a better way to see a real difference between registered media and the giant world of contributors and other wonks. Anyone with a commentary gets pulled into the general list yet many contributors are perfect targets for pitches so I don't want to eliminate them by selecting only registered media.
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Alternatives Considered

3BL Media

No answers on this topic

Muck Rack

No comparison. MuckRack stands apart in its ability to get detailed information about individuals including what they like to write about, their personalities and interests.
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Return on Investment

3BL Media

  • A lot of staff time saved on PR which is not our expertise.
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Muck Rack

  • It's hard to measure ROI but I can say this: I have discovered and build relationships with media I may have had a hard time locating before. MuckRack has probably increased my efficiency by 50 percent and doubled my effectiveness.
  • I haven't looked a media databases in about 2 years but it is a much more cost effective media database than the big, traditional ones that everyone else has.
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Pricing Details

3BL Media

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Muck Rack

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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