Brand24 vs. Critical Mention

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Brand24
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Brand24 is an AI-powered media monitoring tool that analyzes mentions and presents actionable insights.This tool is designed to keep track of online conversations about a brand, its products, and competitors. It collects real-time data from millions of sources, including social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Twitch, TikTok, Youtube, Telegram), podcasts, publicly available newsletters, online news sites, blogs, forums, reviews sites. Some of the key features…
$99
per month
Critical Mention
Score 5.9 out of 10
N/A
Critical Mention headquartered in New York offers their eponymous media monitoring platform for public relations and crisis management.N/A
Pricing
Brand24Critical Mention
Editions & Modules
Individual
$99
per month 1 user
Team
$179
per month Unlimited users
Pro
$249
per month Unlimited users
Enterprise
$499
per month Unlimited users
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Brand24Critical Mention
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Brand24Critical Mention
Considered Both Products
Brand24

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Critical Mention
Chose Critical Mention
We selected Critical Mention and are trapped in a contract with them we can't use. We ended up having to go with another software that does what we need. Grateful that the other company allowed a trial period to ensure that it did have the components we needed. At a …
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User Ratings
Brand24Critical Mention
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(9 ratings)
1.7
(21 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Brand24Critical Mention
Likelihood to Recommend
Brand24
Brand24 is perfect for a company that wants to build up its social media presence. It's great to know when our organization is mentioned online so I can engage with other companies. I like the mobile app but if there was a way to be notified via phone with it that would make it even better.
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Critical Mention
Critical Mention is great for schools/businesses/etc. that want to know when they are in the news. Sometimes a brand's reputation can suffer greatly if you are not aware of an issue that was posted by a competitor or media outlet If you are not in the news a lot, there is no need for this product.
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Pros
Brand24
  • The interface of Brand24 is extremely easy to use and easy to understand for beginnings or mid-level emoloyees
  • The results in Brand24 are organized clearly in buckets that you can either PDF or download the raw data
  • Brand24 looks at several social platforms rather than just 1 or 2, like some other tools are limited to
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Critical Mention
  • Critical Mention's customer service is excellent. Any time we've had a challenge finding a clip or anything, they are on top of it and go above and beyond to make sure we have what we are looking for quickly.
  • The ability to create tailored clips of each mention and quickly share them is unparalleled.
  • The reporting feature is fantastic. It makes it very simple to pull detailed reports and share them with interested parties.
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Cons
Brand24
  • The user interface was confusing. I had to reach out to support for help, and I'm a pretty tech-savvy person to begin with. Support resolved my issue.
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Critical Mention
  • I believe the one frustration I have with searching in general that if the closed captioning is not correct on the broadcast end Critical Mention will miss that data. Which is not a Critical Mention issue and does overcome depending on the search. Also, it would be great if you wanted to capture a complete 30 minutes newscast, it could be done by using the search. The clips need to be about to handle 30-minute programs.
  • One nagging issue when using Critical Mention is that it does not save e-mail addresses when sending a report and this requires a waste of time having to type in e-mails that should be able to be pulled from the customers' contacts.
  • Also, it would be great if you wanted to capture a complete 30 minutes newscast, it could be done by using the search. The clips need to be able to handle 30-minute programs.
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Likelihood to Renew
Brand24
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Critical Mention
I gave this a 5 only because I do not make the decisions to renew. When I used this at my previous company, I also recommended to the decision maker to renew this tool as it was a crucial piece to the overall client objective
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Usability
Brand24
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Critical Mention
It's great for quickly looking up a specific clip, but this platform makes it difficult to select and accurately report on a high volume of clips
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Support Rating
Brand24
No answers on this topic
Critical Mention
Look, Critical Mention follows up on an or phone call immediately or in the AM the following business day. I have called them after hours and get a live person to work through any issues that may have come up. Support seems to be job one with Critical Mention.
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Implementation Rating
Brand24
No answers on this topic
Critical Mention
Critical Mention implementation was easy and fast. Their support and training were awesome.
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Alternatives Considered
Brand24
I would start with Mention as opposed to beginning with Brand24. We originally used Mention but the price was increasing year-over-year so we wanted to try a cheaper alternative. We eventually did go back to Mention after Brand24, due to its ease of use and it was also easier to monitor our brand with Mention in the end.
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Critical Mention
Burrelles is confusing and outdated. Critical Mention works on the side of the account team and understands our needs better. I was able to share hundreds of outlets that I wanted to be included in my online search and Critical Mention added all of them in less than a day I was seeing better results in my searches. The possibilities with Burrelles seem limited while Critical Mention's online monitoring service really lets me craft reports the way I want to
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Return on Investment
Brand24
  • Positive: We can respond to customers in a reasonably realistic timeframe.
  • Positive: We get updates from old content that has new activity.
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Critical Mention
  • Every week the department I am a part does dozens of searches on Critical Mention. We use it as our primary search engine for all things broadcast.
  • One negative aspect is that we do not know where Critical Mention gets their audience viewing numbers from so we just have to take it as their word.
  • Another negative aspect is that we are limited on the amount of time that one clip can be so we have to share several clips of the same show with our clients.
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ScreenShots

Brand24 Screenshots

Screenshot of the web-based dashboard that provides actionable customer insights, email alerts, influencer analysis, automated & customized PDF reports, and infographics. Brand24 can be used to measure key metrics around buzz and sentiment.Screenshot of Brand24 collecting real-time social data. It is designed to keep track of online conversations about a brand and its products.Screenshot of The analytics dashboard.Screenshot of Influencer tab.