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Score 8.5 out of 100

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Score 8.9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Parse.ly is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

7.4

BrandMaker

74%
12 Ratings
9.0

Parse.ly

90%
76 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

6.4

BrandMaker

64%
5 Ratings
8.8

Parse.ly

88%
24 Ratings

Usability

8.2

BrandMaker

82%
1 Rating
9.0

Parse.ly

90%
27 Ratings

Support Rating

BrandMaker

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

Parse.ly

86%
59 Ratings

Online Training

7.3

BrandMaker

73%
1 Rating

Parse.ly

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

BrandMaker

Although the Analytics part is already available it could be improved. So for now Allocadia is very recommended if you are looking for a data maintenance software but less appropriate as a analysis tool. Ask yourself what is it you are looking for (analysis or controlling) and for which purposes (management level or specialists). The costs are very resonable and an absolute Plus!
Benjamin Deigendesch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parse.ly

For people working in online media, or digital content creators, the platform could help them understand their audience and allow them to interact with them in a user-friendly way. Since the digital media industry is booming, Parse.ly can allow the user and the content creators to meet each other's demands and reduce redundancies and bombard the users with unnecessary content.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

BrandMaker

  • The user interface is clean, well-thought out, and easy for marketers to use. It behaves like their spreadsheets in all the right ways...without the baggage of having budgets locked into separate spreadsheets.
  • Allocadia knows that revenue attribution is important, and has great out-of-the-box adapters to flow actual spend and actual performance in to the tool.
  • The reporting engine is both substance and style. Data is accurate, can be sliced-and-diced, and is easy for marketers to get what they want in an ad hoc fashion, if a canned report does not already exist. The visuals are also excellent, which promotes the use of analysis.
Brian Brownrigg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parse.ly

  • Real-time audience measurement--Parse.ly helps us understand how many people are on our site now and how this compares to our usual performance. By ensuring we improve on standard performance, we can grow our numbers.
  • Reports--setting up automated reports that can be sent to team members enables us to inform them at a glance what stories have performed well. This keeps them engaged and encourages them to post content more likely to perform well.
  • Analysis of performances--everyone can access their statistics, encouraging them to improve their reach and dwell time of their stories and better understand what has done well.
  • Overview across time--it is easy to compare how you have performed over set periods (e.g., month-on-month or week-on-week), making it easy to set targets for growth.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BrandMaker

  • The hierarchy of programs/initiatives can be pretty clunky and cumbersome. While it probably works great for larger size, enterprise organizations, it does not always jive with mid size to smaller companies - it can feel very constrained.
  • There is currently no way to create a "flat" organizational structure of users. This can be very limiting for smaller-sized marketing organizations. Although I believe they are addressing this very soon.
Ryan Bearden | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parse.ly

  • Needs better social tracking, what post/group is generating traffic rather than just which platform.
  • Scheduled email reports could provide more context, similar to what's available on a site's landing page.
  • The overlay function is very limited and even more temperamental, not a valuable tool.
Andrew Capps | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BrandMaker

General

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

Starting Price

Parse.ly

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Starting Price

$499 per month

Likelihood to Renew

BrandMaker

BrandMaker 6.4
Based on 5 answers
I am hesitant to comment on renewal in detail because we haven't been using the system for very long. But I am encouraged by the speed and ease of implementation, and look forward to getting to know the system better.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parse.ly

Parse.ly 8.8
Based on 24 answers
As an employee, this is difficult for me to comment as I am not directly funding or making these business decisions. However, it is a tool many get on with for surface level data that is useful to editorial teams.
Alice Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

BrandMaker

BrandMaker 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Easy to use and allows you to track just about anything that's important to your business
Amanda Lomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parse.ly

Parse.ly 9.0
Based on 27 answers
The Parse.ly platform is very user-friendly and easy to use. User management is simple, and reporting setup only takes a few minutes. They provide very helpful documentation for implementing the scripts on your site and have great customer support to help with custom development such as implementing their content recommendation engine.
Mark Chiles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BrandMaker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Parse.ly

Parse.ly 8.6
Based on 59 answers
I rate this question this way solely because I haven't requested any support. I feel where I will eventually get support would be when we take Parse.ly up on some training that is being offered. We are looking to do that at some point after the first of the year and when our schedules support it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

BrandMaker

Our Marketing IT Director vetted out the different products and we were sent Allocadia to test. Due to how we run our media and marketing department, this was really the only solution I saw since it most closely aligned with how we run our media.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parse.ly

We tried Google Analytics and Google Data Studio before, and it was so complicated to set up we needed to hire experts to do it. Even then the performance was slow and the tools unintuitive to use. Many people have a blog they want to measure, we're not reinventing the wheel here, and Parse.ly is designed to deliver an excellent experience doing just that.
Ben Harborne | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BrandMaker

  • Allocadia's integration with Salesforce.com allows for complete marketing and sales funnel tracking, conversion, and spend analytics.
  • Allocadia's visual display and representation of ROI is incredibly helpful for end users.
  • Allocadia's analytic capabilities allow you to refine your marketing tactics by analyzing trends, allowing you to choose the most effective marketing activities, or types of marketing activities.
Joshua Jamieson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parse.ly

  • Sometimes in meetings our editorial director will point out stories that didn't perform well. To us, that means readers don't really care about the topic, so we'll pivot away from writing about that in the future. That might not be "business objectives" though.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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