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Likelihood to Recommend

Cision Communications Cloud

Cision Communications Cloud is good to help build media lists and keeping track of updates in media contacts — much better than if you were trying to do it without such a tool. It's good for sending out press releases via email, without having to pay additional money for PR Newswire. In addition, it's good if you have one main person at your company using Cision, as at least our subscription only allows one user at a time. It's less helpful if you have multiple users who need it simultaneously, as this would cost more. It's also less helpful for tracking outcomes because we don't have media monitoring, which would have cost an additional $10,000 or so. One of our clients did subscribe to media monitoring through Cision's NextGen, but it seems like the two platforms are not integrated very well. With this media monitoring, "clips" of print newspaper articles are provided via LexisNexis as text-only, and not as printed in the paper with a photo.
Lynn Meadows | TrustRadius Reviewer

HubSpot Marketing Hub

I've worked with HubSpot [Marketing Hub] for six months and having all of the tools I need to write and edit website pages and blogs, post social media and send out emails is pretty awesome. There's still a lot of marketing and sales tools I don't know how or haven't had to use yet. I'm confident when I do need additional resources, HubSpot will probably have them. I'll learn to use them intuitively or easily find some training.
Joelyn Brickner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.5
WYSIWYG email editor
Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.3
Dynamic content
Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.2
Ability to test dynamic content
Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.1
Landing pages
Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.8
A/B testing
Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.3
Mobile optimization
Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.6
Email deliverability reporting
Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.8
List management
Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.8
Triggered drip sequences
Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.9

Lead Management

Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.5
Lead nurturing
Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.8
Lead scoring and grading
Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.3
Data quality management
Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.4
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.5

Campaign Management

Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.5
Calendaring
Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.3
Event/webinar marketing
Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.8

Social Media Marketing

Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.6
Social sharing and campaigns
Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.6
Social profile integration
Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.5

Reporting & Analytics

Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.5
Dashboards
Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.5
Standard reports
Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.6
Custom reports
Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.5

Platform & Infrastructure

Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.1
API
Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.2
Role-based workflow & approvals
Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.4
Customizability
Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.5
Integration with Salesforce.com
Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.5
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
7.9
Integration with SugarCRM
Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
7.6

Pros

Cision Communications Cloud

  • Influencer research: I am able to quickly find the right reporter or editor for my pitch because Cision lets me know what they write about, their communications preferences, past articles, etc.
  • Distribution: I appreciate a template to help streamline my pitch and press release distribution that allows me to send my news to a targeted list of contacts without having to send individual emails. I can send out communications with just a few steps, in just a few minutes.
  • News search: I use Cision to scan for news and monitor for mentions of my clients. I also use this feature to keep tabs on topics and key terms of interest to me and my clients to stay ahead of emerging trends and stay on top of emerging discussions in my clients' industries.
Erin Witt, APR | TrustRadius Reviewer

HubSpot Marketing Hub

  • Social media scheduling. A comprehensive and easy to use social calendar allows you to easily schedule posts and get an over arching view of social activities for the month and beyond.
  • Email marketing. The templates provided allow me to easily create, beautiful professional emails.
  • Landing pages and forms. I can easily track submissions with the forms and the templates provided for a landing page ease a major pain point.
Tory Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cision Communications Cloud

  • The social component could be upgraded to more accurately collect metrics on ephemeral content.
  • Social listening is done in a completely different program than the media monitoring - combining the two would make report creation much easier and allow for a fuller picture of an incident across traditional and social media on the built-in dashboard section.
  • Social listening only tracks Twitter. Public Facebook comments would be key in seeing a fuller picture of how an incident or campaign is playing out on social media.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HubSpot Marketing Hub

  • It is less about HubSpot as a platform and more about the app, but I wish they were able to bring a bit more functionality to the app such as being able to schedule posts. It would make trade shows much easier.
  • I wish the template designs were easier to make changes to because without CSS knowledge they can be complex to adjust. Many other sites have more user-friendly designs and this one is very rigid and sometimes hard to adjust.
  • While I love HubSpot Academy, I wish it listed out your current courses versus having to search for them. It would help remind me which ones I need to finish.
Heather Robinette, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cision Communications Cloud

Cision Communications Cloud 8.4
Based on 15 answers
While I am happy with the product performance overall, TrendKite's recent merger with Cision is cause for concern. When we first signed on with TrendKite, I spoke with several users and the best response I received was that the company was a startup and we could expect there to be hiccups along the way as the company grew and the platform got more robust. That has certainly been the case. However, now that they have merged with Cision — a company that has grown too fast, has not focused on improving its product and has poor customer service — I have concerns that TrendKite will lose some of the qualities that have made it a great company and great product to work with.
Buck Banks | TrustRadius Reviewer

HubSpot Marketing Hub

HubSpot Marketing Hub 10.0
Based on 371 answers
Our business relies on the HubSpot platform to manage our marketing, sales and CRM processes. HubSpot marketing automation helps us define our activities and streamlines them in a cohesive and efficient way. Without HubSpot, we will have to revert to the 'old way' of doing everything with a variety of disparate systems.
Arun C Devan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cision Communications Cloud

Cision Communications Cloud 7.7
Based on 51 answers
The flexibility and customization of Cision Communications Cloud (TrendKite)* is among its most important features. Changing the dashboards, using keywords in the saved searches to pull out the best stories and the integration with marketing automation tools gives me confidence that I will able to continue using this tool well into the future. The future implementation and integration of the media contact database will complete the suite, making list management and email marketing programs much smoother. *This review was written before Cision acquired TrendKite. TrendKite is now part of Cision Communications Cloud.
Kevin Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

HubSpot Marketing Hub

HubSpot Marketing Hub 8.0
Based on 105 answers
While there are some frustrating things that pop up unexpectedly ("wait... I can't do X?"), I have found HubSpot to be easy to use and extremely helpful to my daily work. The documentation is really good, and when it's not helpful, the support staff have been amazing.
Lauren Camacci | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cision Communications Cloud

Cision Communications Cloud 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Easily accessible 24/7.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HubSpot Marketing Hub

HubSpot Marketing Hub 9.1
Based on 50 answers
They have had issues with system availability over the course of days. Sometimes the system is unusable, other times updates simply take a long time to show up. It's better now but, from a reliaibility standpoint, HubSpot is not Salesforce.com yet. Still great software though.
Joe Rando | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cision Communications Cloud

Cision Communications Cloud 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Generally, Cision performs well day to day, but it's got some annoying bugs that slow down usage/require user workarounds which is inefficient. More seriously, a few months ago, as a result of a major system upgrade, certain critical functionality was not working and I was unable to use the service for more than a day when I had time-sensitive work to execute
Susan Tull | TrustRadius Reviewer

HubSpot Marketing Hub

HubSpot Marketing Hub 8.9
Based on 34 answers
With all the new features in HubSpot, the system can get a tad slow sometimes... That said, most of the time it is lightning fast and I have no problems. Because most of the integrations are API, they silently work in the background. I have not had trouble with lag due to HubSpot integration
Carah Counts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cision Communications Cloud

Cision Communications Cloud 8.4
Based on 320 answers
For Cision TrendKite in particilar, support always responded, but it was sometimes slow. For some of our booleans and search queries, we would need help refining and excluding terms/phrases that weren't relevant to our client or campaign. This sometimes took 1-2 days just to get a response back, which sometimes was too late when a last-minute report was due. This was only with the support staff, not necessarily our customer success manager or sales rep.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HubSpot Marketing Hub

HubSpot Marketing Hub 8.7
Based on 169 answers
During the few times I've needed it, HS support has been accessible, helpful and efficient. Often rolling up their sleeves to make changes for you as opposed to leaving you with a list of instructions to decipher on your own.
David Pye | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cision Communications Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HubSpot Marketing Hub

HubSpot Marketing Hub 9.1
Based on 8 answers
I did the 2-day classroom at HubSpot's corporate office in Cambridge. First off, it was amazing to see their corporate office in general. They have such a cool office environment. But it was also great to have the ability to learn in a workshop format with other HubSpot users and meet my Account Manager/ Inbound Marketing Consultant in person.
Carah Counts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cision Communications Cloud

Cision Communications Cloud 8.2
Based on 3 answers
The online training sessions available for the Cision Communications Cloud are helpful and informative. There's more than one option - initially, I signed up for the live webinar classes on basic functions and that is what I recommend other new users do as well. If I have specific questions or something I want to learn more about, I can search the online database and find article or online training videos to get the information I need.
Cindy Arco | TrustRadius Reviewer

HubSpot Marketing Hub

HubSpot Marketing Hub 9.1
Based on 26 answers
I went through Inbound Marketing University in 2006. Great training and helped my transition from traditional (outbound) marketing to inbound marketing that I've been able to apply to a number of businesses from wastewater and water reuse, to professional services and SaaS. Share information of value to build awareness and trust. Answer customers' questions in a transparent way to generate more qualified leads. Understand the difference between a marketing qualified lead and a sales qualified lead and put together a lead nurturing program. Your sales and marketing efforts will see significant ROI.
Tom Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cision Communications Cloud

Cision Communications Cloud 10.0
Based on 7 answers
There is no implementation at the customer's end so this doesn't really apply to my instance of Cision (possibly to all instances of it).
Susan Tull | TrustRadius Reviewer

HubSpot Marketing Hub

HubSpot Marketing Hub 7.3
Based on 98 answers
My biggest piece of advice for those who are implementing Hubspot is that you need to devote the time up front and learn how to use the product. Once you learn how to use Hubspot, it will be much more effective as well as much easier to use in the long run
Andrew Driscoll | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cision Communications Cloud

We selected Cision Communications Cloud (TrendKite)* because we liked its advanced analytics and visualization and the ability to find individual journalists' interests and target them with specific pitches. We also heard that TrendKite has best in class customer service and support. But we missed the content distribution capabilities of Cision and found configuring TrendKite for our day to day and ongoing use challenging.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HubSpot Marketing Hub

Salesforce and NetSuite are both great software however I believe HubSpot stacks up against them quite well. HubSpot has all of the same features when it comes to Sales Reporting, Dashboards, Follow up tasks, Note Taking, etc as the others. I would say Salesforce is more integrated, it has a lot of other features that can be used outside of sales. HubSpot can be used outside of sales as well such as marketing and customer service but not like Salesforce. NetSuite is great as well but HubSpot has been easier to navigate, train on, and use.
Meredith Mackay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cision Communications Cloud

Cision Communications Cloud 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Easy to use, but still room for improvement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HubSpot Marketing Hub

HubSpot Marketing Hub 7.3
Based on 7 answers
HubSpot is addressing this more and more. Currently you can assign tasks to designated sales teams, which grow as you grow. They've added free baseline products for those just getting started. These and more contribute to the scalability of HubSpot - so I gave it an 8 and am hoping for more in the future!
Jessica McCann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cision Communications Cloud

  • Cision has a net positive impact on time savings for staff so we can be quicker to market
  • Cision has a positive impact on internal savings as it is used internally across multiple accounts and with the internal PR team
  • Cision is extremely useful when it comes to resourcing and conducting outreach in those DMA's where our agency doesn't have a physical presence
Dan Lobring | TrustRadius Reviewer

HubSpot Marketing Hub

  • Since implementing HubSpot, we have had a 60% increase in net new opportunity generation.
  • We have logged three record-breaking sales quarters.
  • Our sales team is now using HubSpot Sales Pro to streamline prospecting, close more deals faster, and get more qualified leads into our FlyWheel.
Romy Ribitzky | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Cision Communications Cloud

General

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

Cision Communications Cloud Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

HubSpot Marketing Hub

General

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

HubSpot Marketing Hub Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro$8001
Enterprise$3,2002
Starter$503
Free$04
  1. per month (includes 1,000 contacts)
  2. per month (includes 10,000 contacts)
  3. per month (includes 1,000 contacts)
  4. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cision Communications Cloud
8.2
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Cision Communications Cloud
8.4
HubSpot Marketing Hub
10.0

Usability

Cision Communications Cloud
7.7
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Cision Communications Cloud
9.1
HubSpot Marketing Hub
9.1

Performance

Cision Communications Cloud
9.1
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.9

Support Rating

Cision Communications Cloud
8.4
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.7

In-Person Training

Cision Communications Cloud
HubSpot Marketing Hub
9.1

Online Training

Cision Communications Cloud
8.2
HubSpot Marketing Hub
9.1

Implementation Rating

Cision Communications Cloud
10.0
HubSpot Marketing Hub
7.3

Scalability

Cision Communications Cloud
7.3
HubSpot Marketing Hub
7.3

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