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Attribute Ratings

  • Audiense is rated higher in 5 areas: Usability, Performance, Support Rating, Online Training, Implementation Rating
  • Brandwatch is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

7.5

Audiense

75%
23 Ratings
8.8

Brandwatch

88%
61 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

6.2

Audiense

62%
4 Ratings
10.0

Brandwatch

100%
8 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Audiense

80%
1 Rating
7.4

Brandwatch

74%
7 Ratings

Availability

8.0

Audiense

80%
2 Ratings

Brandwatch

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.0

Audiense

80%
2 Ratings
7.0

Brandwatch

70%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

9.5

Audiense

95%
4 Ratings
5.5

Brandwatch

55%
22 Ratings

Online Training

9.0

Audiense

90%
1 Rating
6.4

Brandwatch

64%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

9.5

Audiense

95%
4 Ratings
9.1

Brandwatch

91%
4 Ratings

Ease of integration

Audiense

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

Brandwatch

50%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Audiense

When you start a strategy and want to discover how the audiense is composed, this is the first step to start exploring and then create your buyer personas with more details from other auxiliary tools (social listening, market research). Audiense is the best way to start exploring. It works better when you are dealing with big social media accounts when you want to explore audiences from a specific country or very specific interests. It’s good to import information from listening tools like Brandwatch to get better results about your audience.
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Cision

The user interface is great and is easy to use for social media marketers of all ranges. In regard to planning and scheduling content, it allows all users with access to the capability to view all upcoming on an actual calendar. For organizational purposes, this is great and mitigates any confusion that other team members may have. The tool seems to always be updating which has its pros and cons because once you figure something out, there's a switch and you'll need to relearn how things are positioned but overall, it's not a heavy lift.
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Pros

Audiense

  • Audiense is the best tool I have found for tie your tweets to changes in your followers. In essence, I can see when tweets are gaining or losing followers for my account.
  • Audiense also has great analytical tools like best time to tweet reports
  • Audiense also provide a very complete look at each person you follow or is following you. It helps to understand who the people are.
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Cision

  • Clean, beautiful visuals that can be easily incorporated into reports to be used internally and externally.
  • Customization-- anywhere from the queries you create to adjusting individual report widget/components this tool is very flexible.
  • Excellent Customer Service and support. My Brandwatch rep is always open to hearing from me for questions and often reaches out to me to check in on my status or see if I would like to participate in beta programs.
  • Constant innovation. It seems like Brandwatch is constantly updating and adding improvements to their platform--especially with their 2019 acquisition of Crimson Hexagon.
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Cons

Audiense

  • For the USA, if Audiense.com is able to pull in the FULL spectrum of Acxiom data, then we have a truly splendid solution.
  • For the world, if Audiense.com is able to enrich an audience with PIPL, Apollo.io, and Full Contact API data, then we have the next iteration of this already amazing solution
  • As Audiense.com refines its SEMRush partnership, we will see advanced SEO unlink anything seen in past decades.
  • If Audiense.com were to integrate the full capabilities of Relationship Science ( relsci.com ), then we would, as salespeople, have the next iteration of the solution as a sales power tool.
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Cision

  • Very steep learning curve- good luck training casual users on the difference between a query, a rule, a category etc
  • Lack of access to FULL historic data is a serious drawback- populating that data takes a minimum of 24 hours and incurs additional costs
  • Volume limits mean you may have to build your query to exclude mentions that may be useful in getting the full context of the situation
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Pricing Details

Audiense

Starting Price

$99 per month

Editions & Modules

Audiense editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Audience Insights6961
Twitter Marketing (formerly Socialbro)392

Footnotes

  1. per month (billed annually)
  2. per month (billed annually)

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Brandwatch

Starting Price

$800 10k mentions

Editions & Modules

Brandwatch editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Pro$8001
Enterprise3000+2

Footnotes

  1. 10k mentions
  2. Unlimited mentions or Queries

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

Audiense

I have been using it for a few years now and I still think it's a pretty competitive tool, although a lot of new interesting tools are coming on the market and I am always on the lookout for new solutions. If it keeps innovating, however, Audiense could stay relevant for some time to come
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Cision

Brandwatch is a simple tool that is easy to learn and understand. Without any rigorous training, the team can learn to use it and interpret the results in an efficient manner. It saves a lot of work and helps the team to focus on other important time consuming tasks. I would like to continue using Brandwatch.
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Usability

Audiense

The dashboard is excellent and easy to understand. Their messaging is very clear. The reports are visual and powerful.
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Cision

I've invited quite a few of my colleagues to try Brandwatch, and all of them were able to use its features with no assistance, and most of these had never used a social listening/monitoring tool before, or even a digital analytics tool! Brandwatch is not only easy to use, but filters, widgets, menus and other options are in intuitive places - it just works
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Reliability and Availability

Audiense

I have never had an issue.
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Cision

No answers on this topic

Performance

Audiense

I have never had an issue.
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Cision

Brandwatch craps out sometimes. Pages freeze, data doesn't populate for hours. It's fine if you're not in a hurry but something to keep in mind if you're working in real-time. It's not as bad as Talkwalker but it's impacted timely delivery of work for me, and one of the first things I teach when introducing the platform is the process for closing out and re-logging in to see if it unfreezes
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Support Rating

Audiense

Any questions we had were promptly answered.
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Cision

The Brandwatch Consumer Research customer success team is outstanding. Every member of their team has been wildly helpful and remarkably pleasant. These people go above and beyond to ensure you have all the tools and help you need to find success on their platform. I had several calls where we discussed difficulties users where having on the platform that resulted in an overall improvement in reporting across the board. They didn't just answer our questions, they dug deeper to find root problems and helped us build out dashboards to alleviate them.
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Online Training

Audiense

Pretty simple to start using. Have to do some self-study to learn more advanced features
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Cision

good knowledge, great tips, although the program seems a bit disconnected. It could improve it they create more free webinars and a good content calendar and tackle little topics in each webinar. Their trainers are top notch and they know a lot about the tool but they fall a bit low on technical level understanding of how the tool actually works
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Implementation Rating

Audiense

Just a plug and play online tool
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Cision

Not that I can think of.
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Alternatives Considered

Audiense

I have used a few audience insight tools but I find Audiense has a large mix of data within one platform. For instance, IBM Watson, Demos, Social Listening, Hashtags. It is great to have a lot of insights about an audience in one place to have a holistic understanding.
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Cision

If you're using it to monitor your brand's social presence only, or if you're in an agency and using it to monitor existing clients and provide reports to them, then this is a great tool and you're hard-pressed to find something better. But if you're wanting it more for new business and discovery, there are tools that do this much better, including Sysomos and Crimson Hexagon. So it depends on what specifically you're trying to do. My agency was already using this product when I arrived, so I did not have a choice in the matter, but I've evaluated both of these other tools. Crimson is similar enough that the slight increase in cost doesn't justify switching. Synthesio is the most expensive competitor in the market (no matter what they tell you), but you get what you pay for. If you can afford it, go with Synthesio.
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Return on Investment

Audiense

  • Definitely increased the value of my social intelligence data. Now I'm able to really understand who my audience is and this helps my clients think about them as real people instead of an anonymous group.
  • Time saved, being able to click a button and then have my audience generated within a couple of hours without me having to do anything else is invaluable.
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Cision

  • At a high level, the biggest impact the Brandwatch Analytics has had is giving us the ability to quantify the impact of social media for our clients. In the world of social, ROI is defined and interpreted differently across clients (particularly where it's more difficult to apply traditional ROI) - so this may mean reporting on earned media for some, while for others it's measuring increasing engagements or social mentions over time.
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