Bambu by Sprout Social vs. Elevate by LinkedIn

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bambu by Sprout Social
Score 9.3 out of 10
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Bambu is a social media marketing tool from Sprout Social that leverages employee advocacy. It allows users to organize and encourage distribution of company blog posts, press releases, news and articles, thought leadership, and customer case studies through employees' personal social networks on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. There are three main use cases for Bambu: Marketing, HR, and Sales. In terms of Marketing, Bambu aims to leverage employee advocacy to increase brand awareness…N/A
Elevate by LinkedIn
Score 8.7 out of 10
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LinkedIn Elevate was an employee advocacy tool that integrates with LinkedIn for easy social sharing and analytics tools. Its functionality has been absorbed into LinkedIn Pages, and some of its functionality appears in LinkedIn Sales Navigator.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Influitive
Influitive
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Sprinklr Marketing
Sprinklr Marketing
Score 7.2 out of 10
Sprinklr Marketing
Sprinklr Marketing
Score 7.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Bambu by Sprout SocialElevate by LinkedIn
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(7 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Bambu by Sprout SocialElevate by LinkedIn
Likelihood to Recommend
Sprout Social
Routinely sharing job postings from Bambu by Sprout Social to LinkedIn, using the canned content our Marketing team provides and revising so that it "sounds like me" prior to sharing on LI. Cadencing my content shares for the week in the "Scheduling" option Creating a new link to share content via Bambu by Sprout Social to LI, to position myself as a thought leader in my space
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The fact that you can seamlessly share content that is relevant to your business/company is a great tool. This can help production and marketing for a company in a positive direction.
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Pros
Sprout Social
  • Ease of use. It creates a user-friendly experience that allows employees to understand and share.
  • Customer support & feedback.
  • Understanding the power of social media and building their tool around its use.
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  • Track trending posts amongst colleagues on LinkedIn.
  • See just how much engagement is happening through your employees.
  • Allows you to better map our future content and ideas for success.
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Cons
Sprout Social
  • Sprout to Bambu integration is not what was depicted in trial and is not used because of this
  • Missing functionality: LinkedIn tagging
  • Missing functionality: posting videos
  • Missing functionality: posting something without a link. Example: picture from an event or community outreach
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  • If I schedule an article to be posted on LinkedIn and want to go back to edit it to have it posted on Twitter as well at the same scheduled time, this is hard and shouldn't be
  • For filtering content so the user just sees articles they are interested in, some of the filters are too broad. I work in Cloud. Cloud happens to also cover things like AI and Data, which aren't in my specialty. I wish my articles and content were just cloud software.
  • The pane where the user can see all scheduled posts could have a different view. They are shown in a list and aren't easy to drag/drop and change. This would be super useful on the desktop browser version.
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Support Rating
Sprout Social
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In truth, I have never needed to leverage customer support for LinkedIn Elevate. I have have a 100% positive experience with both the mobile app, web browser version and using it in Safari on my iPhone.
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Alternatives Considered
Sprout Social
It was similar in that it helped us push prewritten messages out to our team, but the UX/UI was far more dated and not as intuitive. It's mobile app also wasn't very useful; made it difficult to edit messages and would constantly need you to log back in. The two things GaggleAMP had over Bambu however was more comprehensive analytics and the ability to automatically push out social posts
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Definitely LinkedIn elevate is a much easier program to use while still offering more complexity in Data and allowing better connection among employees. The content side makes it much more interesting and enjoyable than other programs. It also provides a more unique layout and structure that employees can seamlessly share content and learn from other posts.
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Return on Investment
Sprout Social
  • The social amplification effects of our employees sharing brand content helped us achieve a 400% increase in website visits following our re-brand.
  • With some "Executive nudging" when we announced that Bambu would be used as our internal comms tool, and that we would only be sharing real-time updates via the mobile apps push notifications, we were able to double the # of employees who use the App in addition to the desktop application. Mobile users aside, another positive side effect of using Bambu as an internal comms tool is that it exposes users (the non-social butterflies who don't like to share) to all other content that has been curated into the system and has helped garner more social impressions.
  • The majority of our employees come from the BabyBoom/Gen X generation and didn't come of age in the world of social media, which has presented some challenges in user adoption rates.
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  • The increase in leads allowed for a great ROI since we started using.
  • Helped us create an amazing community within the company.
  • We managed to increase profits considerably.
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