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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Social

Adobe Social is not well suited to any type of social publishing, reporting or listening, particularly on a large scale within a major enterprise. It can, on occasion, completely fail to do what is asked of it. Customer support is slow and representatives often don't even read the ticket properly and ask questions answered by the ticket.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sprout Social

Sprout is great for marketing departments looking to watch their brand and promote their blog. It's especially good for single person posting. I don't see it working well for larger teams and collaborating real time as there isn't a great way to see who is tackling what. You can assign tasks or grab them but it would be great to see who is clicking what or a chat feature perhaps?The dashboard could also use some help to show more about the brand, perhaps specific keywords we watch. Or trends across social platforms that we might care about.
Todd Terwillegar, Content Marketing Certified | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Listening/monitoring

Adobe Social
2.3
Sprout Social
7.7
Boolean keyword searches
Adobe Social
2.0
Sprout Social
8.2
Filtering out noise/spam
Adobe Social
2.0
Sprout Social
6.8
Sentiment analysis
Adobe Social
2.0
Sprout Social
7.3
Broad channel coverage
Adobe Social
3.0
Sprout Social
8.4

Publishing

Adobe Social
3.0
Sprout Social
7.7
Content planning and scheduling
Adobe Social
4.0
Sprout Social
7.8
Audience targeting
Adobe Social
3.0
Sprout Social
7.7
Content optimization
Adobe Social
2.0
Sprout Social
7.7
Workflow management
Adobe Social
3.0
Sprout Social
7.8

Engagement

Adobe Social
2.0
Sprout Social
7.7
Automated routing and prioritization
Adobe Social
2.0
Sprout Social
8.0
Customer interaction histories
Adobe Social
2.0
Sprout Social
7.7
Bulk actions
Adobe Social
2.0
Sprout Social
7.5

Marketing

Adobe Social
2.0
Sprout Social
7.4
Lead generation
Adobe Social
2.0
Sprout Social
7.6
Content marketing
Adobe Social
2.0
Sprout Social
8.7
Paid media management
Adobe Social
2.0
Sprout Social
6.2
Campaigns and promotions
Adobe Social
2.0
Sprout Social
7.2

Channel coverage/integration

Adobe Social
2.9
Sprout Social
7.9
Twitter
Adobe Social
4.0
Sprout Social
9.1
Facebook
Adobe Social
3.0
Sprout Social
8.6
LinkedIn
Adobe Social
3.0
Sprout Social
7.9
Google+
Adobe Social
3.0
Sprout Social
5.4
Instagram
Adobe Social
3.0
Sprout Social
8.1
Pinterest
Adobe Social
3.0
Sprout Social
8.3
YouTube
Adobe Social
1.0
Sprout Social
8.0

Reporting/analytics

Adobe Social
2.0
Sprout Social
8.0
Campaign success analytics
Adobe Social
2.0
Sprout Social
8.2
Real-time tracking
Adobe Social
2.0
Sprout Social
8.4
Competitor analysis
Adobe Social
2.0
Sprout Social
7.3

Account management

Adobe Social
2.5
Sprout Social
8.1
Role-based user permissions & privileges
Adobe Social
3.0
Sprout Social
8.5
Mobile access
Adobe Social
2.0
Sprout Social
7.8

Pros

Adobe Social

  • Integration with Site Catalyst could be of benefit as long as a subject matter expert in both platforms provides guidance
  • Some of the terms reporting can be useful at times to determine overall reach of a campaign across platforms
  • Recent update to newest version did bring some noticable improvements.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sprout Social

  • Analytics Reporting - Sprout Social does a nice job at providing robust analytics across all social media platforms. We use this to monitor our social media performance over a specified time period, including number of posts, increase in followers, and changes in engagements and link clinks.
  • Social Media Scheduling - Sprout Social is good for scheduling social media posts in advance. With the version we use, it also shows us what time we should schedule our posts based on the past performance of our previous posts.
  • Social Media Monitoring - Sprout Social does a good job at monitoring social media mentions and searching for posts containing certain specified keywords.
Jenna Carpentier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Social

  • It would be great if Adobe scheduled video uploads for Twitter.
  • A time change in a social post automatically puts the post back to Level 1 of approvals. It can be a big hassle to have to start the process over for such a small change.
  • Adobe uses a different algorithm to measure engagement our company does. It would be great to upload your own algorithm into Adobe.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sprout Social

  • This is not a great platform for teams. Their basic $99 plan includes a single user, and charges quite a bit to add more.
  • This is not a great platform for agencies that have more than 5 accounts or less than 100 without paying a hefty price tag. Their deluxe plan is $149 for only 10 accounts. My team has access to more than 30 pages, and we'd have to disconnect a profile, then connect a new one, wait for it to load, and then produce a new report for our clients. It was too cumbersome to be effective.
  • Value overall. Other competitors are offering more users and the same amount of pages for less money.
  • Technical support. Our team spent about $2,500 with this company across 2 years - we published our final reports, made a single request for support with 3 different team members, and it was denied four times.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Social

Adobe Social 5.4
Based on 11 answers
I wasn't in charge of making the actual management decision, but I would absolutely renew Adobe Social. As I mentioned, it provides strong and in-depth analytics and listening tools. The reports that it generates are very thorough and easy to read. I loved the platform and would recommend it to anyone
Robert Randle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sprout Social

Sprout Social 6.2
Based on 61 answers
While I am currently no longer working with the company in which I was employed and utilized Sprout Social, I do know that the company is still utilizing Sprout Social on a daily basis and I do not foresee a time when the subscription would be cancelled.
Jennifer Wagner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Social

Adobe Social 2.1
Based on 2 answers
The new UX is gorgeous and overall usability of the tool has improved greatly, but there has also been an increase in slow loads and overall login issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sprout Social

Sprout Social 5.6
Based on 18 answers
Sprout Social is extremely easy to use and would only require minimal training for a new user. They have many features and functionalities that I absolutely love. I can't speak highly enough of their mobile app! As I've mentioned, this app has been a life saver when I've been traveling and have been unable to access a desktop
Olivia Ann Hurst | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Social

Adobe Social 7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Sprout Social

Sprout Social 7.7
Based on 8 answers
I have never seen it in maintenance or downtime mode — I am always able to access this product.
Lizzie Maldonado | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe Social

Adobe Social 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The Adobe support team is really helpful. We have recently gone through a number of account reps since our favorite rep was promoted off of our account, so we are hoping for better service in our newest rep.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sprout Social

Sprout Social 3.0
Based on 13 answers
The folks at Sprout are great. Answering the simplest questions right via Twitter or Facebook, the more complex issues i've had they respond back via email within a couple hours if not sooner. Extremely impressed with their customer support, they really know their product and aren't just trying to get you to upgrade to a higher tier
Lisa Kribs-LaPierre | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Adobe Social

Adobe Social 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Training was long and a little confusing. While a number of features carried over, they were still covered in this elongated training. It would have been nice to have training tailored to experience level with the product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sprout Social

Sprout Social 7.3
Based on 3 answers
Their training is good, but the promotion of it is even better. I don't need or have the time for training, but I was always happy to know it was there. They did a great job sending updates out and making me aware when there was a new feature that I may want training for. As for the training I never used it, so I can't comment on that
Ryan Montano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Adobe Social

Adobe Social 5.0
Based on 1 answer
The implementation was done during our POC. We had a very mixed experience here, and have had some issues arise since based on the way the tool was implemented. An Adobe employee went ahead and made a change to our account that was unauthorized (helpful for our implementation) which caused issues in on boarding another team who needed the same change, but could not get it done without costly Adobe certification
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sprout Social

Sprout Social 8.9
Based on 10 answers
Make sure you do it all the way. Do not break it into phases. Pour yourself a coffee, start it in the morning and you'll be done before you finish that coffee.
Valentin Vesa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Social

Hootsuite Enterprise is superior in many ways, but the biggest factor is probably that it is constantly evolving and adding new features, working directly with social media companies ahead of new releases. Adobe seems to have stopped developing their product.
Chris Cartwright | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sprout Social

Sprout social is a bit more advanced than Hootsuite in my experience, but it does not stack up to other social media monitoring or analytics tools that I've used as far as functionality. Having said that, it is a significantly less expensive tool than others such as Cision or Crimson Hexagon.
Jimmy Mack | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Social

  • A bespoke report we created (and had to pay additional money to work with Adobe to create) paid dividends. It signaled to us that one of the characters in our show was receiving out-sized chatter - and we pivoted our marketing plans as a result.
  • It was awful for tracking realtime trends, stats and chatter.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sprout Social

  • Sprout Social has positively impacted our interactions with guests and potential travelers looking for information because we can answer their questions in a timely manner.
  • Sprout Social has positively impacted the way we are able to schedule campaigns and track their process.
  • There is no direct data to indicate an ROI. We can measure link clicks but we cannot translate that into bookings as of yet.
Stephanie MacMillan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Adobe Social

General

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

Sprout Social

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Social
2.0
Sprout Social
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Social
5.4
Sprout Social
6.2

Usability

Adobe Social
2.1
Sprout Social
5.6

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Social
7.0
Sprout Social
7.7

Performance

Adobe Social
5.0
Sprout Social
8.0

Support Rating

Adobe Social
8.0
Sprout Social
3.0

Online Training

Adobe Social
6.0
Sprout Social
7.3

Implementation Rating

Adobe Social
5.0
Sprout Social
8.9

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