10 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Contentful

Coming from WordPress, Contentful feels like content management as it should be. There's no clutter to get rid of, you can simply start building from scratch, and the end product is perfectly tailored to your or your clients needs.
Andrew Folts | TrustRadius Reviewer

ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)

I don't give 9 ratings easily. Anyone wanting greater user engagement would benefit from ion interactive. I can slap together a simple interactive tool for a social post easily. I also have a plan selector with complex logic built in that would have cost me $50k to build without ion. Now I'm able to duplicate it and make adjustments to use it for various other applications. We've created a couple dozen fun interactive tools for social posts and now we simply re-purpose them easily to create new ones frequently. I just created a new page for our website that we'll want to be fluid; so the site developers suggested we simply embed an ion tool to give us real-time flexibility. Marketers in other divisions are jealous when they see all the fun stuff we're doing--they're gradually becoming ion converts
Steve Gandola | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Contentful
8.7
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
Role-based user permissions
Contentful
8.7
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)

Platform & Infrastructure

Contentful
7.7
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
API
Contentful
7.2
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
Internationalization / multi-language
Contentful
8.2
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)

Web Content Creation

Contentful
7.6
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
WYSIWYG editor
Contentful
7.5
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
Code quality / cleanliness
Contentful
9.0
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
Admin section
Contentful
7.9
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
Page templates
Contentful
7.5
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
Library of website themes
Contentful
7.2
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Contentful
7.4
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
Publishing workflow
Contentful
7.5
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
Form generator
Contentful
7.0
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)

Web Content Management

Contentful
7.7
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
Content taxonomy
Contentful
7.6
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
SEO support
Contentful
8.2
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
Bulk management
Contentful
7.3
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
Availability / breadth of extensions
Contentful
6.6
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
Community / comment management
Contentful
9.0
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)

Content Creation

Contentful
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
7.3
Ideation
Contentful
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
7.5
Content collaboration
Contentful
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
7.0

Content Publishing

Contentful
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
7.5
Content hub
Contentful
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
7.5
Forms / Gated content
Contentful
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
7.7
Embedded CTAs
Contentful
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
8.4
Content distribution
Contentful
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
7.3
Content promotion
Contentful
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
8.2
Content automation
Contentful
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
6.1

Content Reporting & Analytics

Contentful
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
6.9
Audience profiling and targeting
Contentful
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
6.9
Closed-loop tracking and reporting
Contentful
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
7.1
Content performance analytics
Contentful
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
7.0
Campaign optimization dashboard
Contentful
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
6.4

Pros

Contentful

  • Contentful provides organized, flexible data models with support for a variety of data types and content editors (e.g. WYSIWYGs, form fields, raw text areas).
  • Contentful has great built-in versioning features with history and draft states so it's easy to make updates and revert when needed.
  • Contentful has an intuitive user interface and good support for multiple spaces (which can be helpful for companies that need separate projects for dev/staging/production).
Eric Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)

  • The Ion support team - both during implementation and as we've been building experiences - has been exemplary. They are always available, engaged and enthusiastic.
  • One aspect of the platform that we've loved from the beginning is the customized design template that is built into the platform. Our in-house designer particularly loves this feature as it saves her hours of time when it comes to designing individual assets. She can go in and add polish and style without having to start from scratch every time.
  • The metrics are also incredible. You can really examine and analyze them from several different angles. Automation, Content and our business lines each view the metrics from a different perspective so this has been an especially helpful feature.
Taylor Bornstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Contentful

  • Preview of changes prior to publishing
  • The ability to use a spell check plug-in when working on content (it doesn't work well with Grammarly)
Nathaly Sierra | TrustRadius Reviewer

ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)

  • The organization of the catalog leaves something to be desired. It's not very straight forward and it looks dated.
  • The editing tool can sometimes be wonky, zooming instead of opening an edit box.
  • Matching styles requires a paste to match style. From what I can tell there's not a direct button or a global style push.
Aubyn Scolnick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Contentful

No score
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ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)

ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive) 7.1
Based on 22 answers
We use it for every landing page and we plan on only doing more dynamic content creation. We dont see that option coming in-house any time ever in the future. ION has a very robust platform for us to work with that really allows us to do more for our customers in regards to having the one-to-one conversation.
Laura Medley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Contentful

No score
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ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)

ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive) 7.4
Based on 17 answers
Usability is straightforward, with extensive documentation and tutorials provided to ensure landing pages are built to specifications and can be optimized for performance. Built-in platform funnels give insight into customer dropoff, success/failures, and conversions (at a glance). Setting up a landing page can be done quickly and easily, with numerous integrations (CRMs like SalesForce, for instance) supported
Leah Jakaitis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Contentful

No score
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ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)

ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive) 10.0
Based on 36 answers
The ION support team is amazing. There has not been a single issue they they could not solve for me. If there is a feature or request that they do not have, they have even, on occasion, created custom scripts for our team.*Update 6/5/17 - ION has continued to delight on multiple occasions. I appreciate their attention to detail and ability to solve whatever issue I have. After 3+ years of use and support, ION still has my full endorsement.
Chris Schultz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Contentful

No score
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ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)

ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive) 10.0
Based on 12 answers
There were a lot of things we learned about the tool once we really got in and got our hands dirty. Being hands-on was essential for our team to be able to utilize ION in the most effective manner.
Jessica Hill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Contentful

Contentful offers a great deal of features for a relatively low price. This is what ended up persuading us to purchase it. We also gathered that this was one of the more well-rated products out there, which was encouraging. It definitely stacks up well against its competitors.
Nathan Richardson | TrustRadius Reviewer

ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)

Honestly, we did not evaluate competitors--we had an influential new member of our marketing team come in with previous experience using Ion from another company, and after checking it out/evaluating it, we did their sandbox demo and found it to be very usable...and what we built during that demo time (15 days) was well-received internally, pushing things forward toward purchase
Jesse Bond | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Contentful

No score
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ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)

ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Separate client portfolios enable scalability, however, some elements are still grouped for all accounts so it's difficult to scale for an ad agency with multiple clients. Would prefer totally separate sections of the platform for all clients with each element housed separately.
Georgia Dardick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Contentful

  • It speed up our content creation process
  • We've freed up dev and design resources for more important projects
  • Given freedom to people to create new pages, while keeping some control so they wouldn't make serious mistakes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)

  • I believe this has been a positive ROI for our company - one of our clients pays the subscription and we can use it for multiple clients
  • We've diversified our offerings to clients and have an extra component that separates us from competition
  • We as a team have become more digital savvy
Rachel McIntyre | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Contentful

General

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

Contentful Editions & Modules

Edition
CommunityFree
Team489/month
EnterpriseCustom
    Additional Pricing Details

    ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional
    $5,500*

    * per customer

    ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive) Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Managed Services + SaaSCustom1
    1. per year
    Additional Pricing Details
    ion’s Build Anything SaaS platform provides organizations with an entirely new and agile interactive content marketing capability. It enables non-technical marketers and designers to create, test and measure an unlimited number of all types of interactive content marketing experiences. It includes unlimited seats, experiences, tests, customization, phone and email support, analytics and more.

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Contentful
    8.2
    ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
    7.6

    Likelihood to Renew

    Contentful
    ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
    7.1

    Usability

    Contentful
    ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
    7.4

    Support Rating

    Contentful
    ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
    10.0

    Online Training

    Contentful
    ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
    8.0

    Implementation Rating

    Contentful
    ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
    10.0

    Scalability

    Contentful
    ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
    8.0

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