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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Content Creation

    9.5

    Contently

    95%

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Contently ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Ideation

    9.7
    97%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Approval workflows

    9.8
    98%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content collaboration

    9.9
    99%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content calendar

    8.0
    80%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network for content licensing/production

    10.0
    100%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Publishing

    5.7

    Contently

    57%

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Contently ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Content hub

    5.0
    50%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Forms / Gated content

    8.0
    80%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Embedded CTAs

    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content distribution

    2.0
    20%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content promotion

    2.0
    20%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content automation

    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Reporting & Analytics

    8.0

    Contently

    80%

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Contently ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Audience profiling and targeting

    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Closed-loop tracking and reporting

    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content performance analytics

    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Campaign optimization dashboard

    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Competitive analytics

    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Project Management

    Contently

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.9

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    89%
    CoSchedule Marketing Suite ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    8 Ratings

    Resource Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    6 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    10 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    9 Ratings

    Team Collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    10 Ratings

    Support for Agile Methodology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    3 Ratings

    Support for Waterfall Methodology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    2 Ratings

    Document Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    5 Ratings

    Email integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    4 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    7 Ratings

    Timesheet Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    2 Ratings

    Change request and Case Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    2 Ratings

    Budget and Expense Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Professional Services Automation

    Contently

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    88%
    CoSchedule Marketing Suite ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Quotes/estimates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Invoicing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Project & financial reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Integration with accounting software

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Contently is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • CoSchedule Marketing Suite is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    5.0

    Contently

    50%
    9 Ratings
    7.2

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    72%
    10 Ratings

    Support Rating

    10.0

    Contently

    100%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Contently

    It's helpful for top of marketing funnel writing that we can sometimes lose sight of because we are so ingrained in the product day to day. Contently is also helpful for long written pieces and ebooks that will take a significant amount of employee time to put together.I avoid using Contently for mid to bottom funnel marketing writing because my team will often have greater insight into the product function or use-case or product release, making them more adroit to the tone of the written piece and able to produce the content quickly.
    Alexander deLong | TrustRadius Reviewer

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    CoSchedule is great for businesses or agencies who need an overview of all their marketing efforts, and who want to establish collaboration between multiple departments. The calendar view is one of the best we've worked with and makes it easy to see exactly what's happening. There is some slight clunkiness when it comes to admin-related tasks, and a few things aren't easy to find, but there's great support.
    Kèlene Poyurs | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Contently

    • Consolidating my work in one place to make my work life easier
    • Contently is unique from other content marketing organizational tools in one key way. It hands you a network of freelance professionals eager for delegated work.
    • You can search through a database of professionals to find the perfect person for your given project. Find individuals in your budget offering the exact skills and experience you need.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    • Visually represent your content in one centralized place
    • Heavily customize your calendar settings (project types, icons, tasks, filters, etc.)
    • Better implement approval procedures
    • Create read-only calendars for stakeholders so they can view the upcoming items on your calendar
    Nate Casimiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Contently

    • I have been using it for 3.5 years, and have had no response from potential clients.
    • The portfolio section is pretty easy to use, but I don't love the format.
    • Since I'm not a client, I don't know just how easy it is for them to find new freelancers or how often it is actually used.
    • Probably more suited for some types/concentrations of freelance writers, like finance, tech, or healthcare.
    Kristi Porter | TrustRadius Reviewer

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    • The import Google Doc to WordPress functionality never worked successfully or reliably for me. So I just manually copy and paste Google Docs to the WordPress editor instead.
    • The social sharing counter was not that helpful, because it only counted Facebook and Google+. Who uses Google+ anymore? Plus, now they don't even show the social counter in the monthly calendar view. so you can't see the numbers without doing some extra digging.
    • In the monthly calendar view, some titles get cut off if they don't wrap cleanly in the day's box. So I would make it look cleaner instead of having words broken up by a hyphen.
    Brandon Weaver | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Contently

    General

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

    Starting Price

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Support Rating

    Contently

    Contently 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    I'm giving them a 10, but honestly, I've never reached out to them. I do see them putting out regular content on social media, so they might be responsive to questions there as well as regular customer support. In their posts and communication, they do seem to value their community, so hopefully, they have good customer support. And I've seen them asking for pitches from their community to publish well-paid articles during this stressful coronavirus time, and I really appreciate that.
    Kristi Porter | TrustRadius Reviewer

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite 9.0
    Based on 4 answers
    I didn't have to use their official support, but I can say that they put out a lot of content online to help users. Their YouTube page has quite an array of tutorial videos explaining how things work and how to get the most out of their tools. If you're struggling, before picking up a phone or blasting off an email, try searching for your problem on YouTube or their forums.
    Ben Caplan | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Contently

    Contently's sweet spot is their network of writers. I have tried a few other platforms but saw much lower writing quality. The tool is handy, especially if you produce multiple pieces of content every week
    Ben Plomion | TrustRadius Reviewer

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    CoSchedule provides collaborative planning of projects. The calendar view is very well designed. Meetings and tasks can be scheduled and tracked easily. Whatever is being done, no matter how big the task/project is, it gives a bird-eye view of everything. Additionally, it also integrated very well with WordPress. Their customer service team is also very helpful.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Contently

    • Contently contributors have produced some great inbound marking posts and creative materials saving our marketing team significant time allowing them to focus on more strategic plans for the business.
    • The amount of time Contently has saved our internal creative writing staff has more than paid for itself!
    Alexander deLong | TrustRadius Reviewer

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    • Probably too early to tell for certain but it is definitely value priced right now. Fully developed content management platforms are running in $15-$20k per year range and more. You can get into a CoSchedule solution for $
    • Team has found it easy to sign on and review tasks so this is a big time saver. More could be done to enable Guests easier access to content they need to review
    • It's way faster that other scheduling apps we have tried. The fact that it runs on a cloud based app or inside your Wordpress app is a real plus. Auto save feature also means you don't have to remember to save your content.
    Al Schoneman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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