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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Brandwatch is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating
  • Talkwalker is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Performance

Likelihood to Recommend

9.3

Brandwatch

93%
51 Ratings
8.3

Talkwalker

83%
13 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Brandwatch

100%
5 Ratings
9.1

Talkwalker

91%
1 Rating

Usability

6.0

Brandwatch

60%
5 Ratings
9.1

Talkwalker

91%
1 Rating

Performance

7.0

Brandwatch

70%
2 Ratings
9.0

Talkwalker

90%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.6

Brandwatch

86%
20 Ratings
7.9

Talkwalker

79%
8 Ratings

Online Training

6.4

Brandwatch

64%
1 Rating

Talkwalker

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.1

Brandwatch

91%
4 Ratings

Talkwalker

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Brandwatch

Brandwatch has been exceptionally helpful when it comes to new business pitches. If we are looking into pitching a client that is in a new sector/field compared to our other clients, we use Brandwatch to pull in user data to get a feel for trends and discussion topics in the sector. Clients really appreciate any insights we can bring to our pitches -- especially when they are supported by actual user data that we've collected through Brandwatch.
Tegan Jenner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talkwalker

Talkwalker is well suited for big companies and agencies that are looking for a long-term solution to keep track of the industry and/or their brands and key competitors. While setup requires a bit of dedication (especially in terms of custom filters and tags), once it's done, the tool will give the user a lot of flexibility to analyze the conversations and find the relevant results that answer the business questions. Companies just looking for a tool to track a short time period, or simple things like Twitter hashtags, won't take advantage of the full capabilities of this tool. Therefore, they could feel frustrated when comparing the outcomes/usage versus the costs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Brandwatch

  • The breadth of the data it captures is impressive, and you are only limited in the tool by your own knowledge of how to use the system. Therefore, if you know how to create smart, tightly structured queries, how to create smart rules to help save manual search and filing, already have a set of keywords to plug in to your query, and know how to use the more advanced chart visualizations beyond the stock ones they provide, you should be in great shape.
  • The range of historical data, as well as the ability to access it in detail is a definite plus that puts them above competitors if you're looking for long-term historical trends.
  • The visuals are basic, but look nice, and the ability to export most of the graphs and charts is very useful when putting together presentations.
Jarad Matula, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talkwalker

  • Truly global listening platform - monitor a deep range of media types from all over the world. Particularly strong in supporting competitive monitoring and analysis briefs across regions and countries. It monitors content in original language which I believe is a very strong monitoring factor.
  • Easy to use yet powerful dashboard visualisations - the dashboard interface is among the best I have seen. While it can accomplish many things, and under the hood is a very powerful and complex tool, the user interface is very intuitive, slick, quick and packed with all the KPIs you could want.
  • Customisation of the tool is a great feature. You can build your own dashboard and reporting spaces to suit your needs. You can schedule alerts from the system in a variety of outputs to keep you up to date with the latest events.
  • Customer support & technological advancement - the team at Talkwalker are highly proficient, always willing to support our every need, however big or small. Talkwalker aim to release around 4 software updates each year which means the platform is always full of the latest data visualisations and monitoring technologies
  • Having 'traditional' media monitored alongside social as well as owned media assets in one dashboard space is invaluable to help brands understand where their media footprint lies and how they perform in each media set, relative to the others.
  • AI - Talkwalker has introduced greater AI capabilities recently which means the capability of the tool in monitoring is ever-increasing, and the accuracy of targeting content and sentiment analysis is improving. The Visual Insights and image recognition technology is a really strong feature, and a very welcome addition to the monitoring aspect
Jeremy Cowles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Brandwatch

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talkwalker

  • The system is complicated. With everything that you're able to do, it does come at the cost of simplicity. It definitely requires training and a high level of expertise to properly leverage what it can do.
  • The system can be slow. If you "ask" it to do too many things at once, it can get hung up and do the spin of doom.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Brandwatch

General

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

Starting Price

$800 10k mentions

Brandwatch Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro$8001
Enterprise3000+2
  1. 10k mentions
  2. Unlimited mentions or Queries
Additional Pricing Details

Talkwalker

General

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

Starting Price

Talkwalker Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Brandwatch

Brandwatch 10.0
Based on 5 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talkwalker

Talkwalker 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Love it! In most cases, Talkwalker is a no-brainer: I can confidently recommend it to clients.
Philippe Sadron | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Brandwatch

Brandwatch 6.0
Based on 5 answers
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
Ben Donkor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talkwalker

Talkwalker 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Despite all the functionalities available on the platform, I never felt overwhelmed or confused
Philippe Sadron | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Brandwatch

Brandwatch 7.0
Based on 2 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talkwalker

Talkwalker 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Talkwalker gets the job done at a basic level. It performs regular indexing of existing webpages and tracks the instances in which a particular brand or company is mentioned. Especially for being free, this is an awesome resource. However, it should be said that this product does not perform nearly at the level of the paid options.
Nathan Richardson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Brandwatch

Brandwatch 8.6
Based on 20 answers
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.
Gavin Bigelow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talkwalker

Talkwalker 7.9
Based on 8 answers
They are very helpful, but can sometimes be a little too quick and not explain things in as great a depth as we would like. They have great staff and programs, and we don't really have any other major complaints. Support is very responsive and helpful when need be.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Brandwatch

Brandwatch 6.4
Based on 1 answer
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
Luis Fernando Martinez Funes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talkwalker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Brandwatch

Brandwatch 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Not that I can think of.
Edward James Bass | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talkwalker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Brandwatch

Crimson Hexagon is more expensive than many other social media monitoring and analytics software platforms, but it definitely has the most detailed analytical capabilities when it comes to social media. It does not have traditional news media monitoring like other platforms, including Meltwater and Cision, but if you are solely looking for the best in social analytics, Crimson Hexagon may be for you.
Jimmy Mack | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talkwalker

I have yet to find another tool that would provide me with such a detailed information per query. It's such a find! Plus, I get separate emails per a search query and I'm able to archive those emails to the appropriate folders and always have a way of looking back. It's very useful for building monthly reports.
Ksenia Newton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Brandwatch

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talkwalker

  • The free tool is a no-brainer. It absolutely helps ferret out mentions on social media that I wasn't aware of before.
  • Now, I can use the tool for clients, too, so for consultants, it can be a great way to help stay on top of what's being said about them online, as well.
  • Using the paid version would help delve into even more insights for your business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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