Contently vs. Curata

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Contently
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
Contently is a SaaS content marketing platform from the company of the same name headquartered in New York, containing features a collaboration space, calendar, and workflow controls, engagement metrics, and rapid access to a high volume of original content from freelance creative talent, researchers, and journalists. Contently has received approximately $12.3 million in funding since its founding in 2010.N/A
Curata
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Curata's content marketing platform (Curata CMP) enables more efficient content creation with greater impact on pipeline. According to the vendor, this solution enables users to: Analyze marketing and sales pipeline impact: Instantly access content metrics such as leads generated/touched and sales opportunities generated/touched by gated, un-gated and off-site content. Streamline content production: An easy to use editorial calendar to keep your team on the same page and…
$699
per Instance (no seat limits)
Pricing
ContentlyCurata
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Curata Software
$699
per Instance (no seat limits)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ContentlyCurata
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsWe have 2 solutions: - Curata CCS content curation software - Curata CMP content marketing platform (e.g., editorial calendar, analytics engine)
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Features
ContentlyCurata
Content Creation
Comparison of Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Contently
9.6
9 Ratings
17% above category average
Curata
8.3
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Ideation10.09 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Approval workflows9.59 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Content collaboration10.08 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Content calendar8.58 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Network for content licensing/production10.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Content Publishing
Comparison of Content Publishing features of Product A and Product B
Contently
9.6
9 Ratings
17% above category average
Curata
8.0
2 Ratings
1% below category average
Content hub10.09 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Forms / Gated content9.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Embedded CTAs10.05 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Content distribution9.57 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Content promotion10.07 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Content automation9.06 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Content Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Content Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Contently
9.6
4 Ratings
20% above category average
Curata
8.3
2 Ratings
6% above category average
Audience profiling and targeting10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Closed-loop tracking and reporting9.04 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Content performance analytics10.04 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Campaign optimization dashboard9.04 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Competitive analytics10.04 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
ContentlyCurata
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(11 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ContentlyCurata
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.
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Curata
I liked Curata, but it depends on the use case of how it will be used as to how effective it is for someone. If you are trying to curate content it works great. Had I not been so put off by the issue mentioned earlier I would have given more effort to learn the CMS, so I am not sure how effective it really is.
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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.
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Curata
  • Curata is great at curating in content that is relevant to our audience. It is easy to add many different sources to the feed from all around the web and we've really seen Curata "learn" what we see as the most relevant.
  • The microsite we got as part of our Curata subscription is really fantastic. It's very customizable and we've been able to really craft it to suit our needs. There are so many different options available and our Curata rep has been really great with helping us cater each piece to our vision while making helpful suggestions along the way in terms of best practices. Plus, the word processor for publishing blog posts is so easy to use and I've had no issues with it so far unlike many other CMS platforms I've worked with. The Curata microsite is actually going to be replacing our current blog very soon - we love it that much!
  • I've had a great experience with customer service from Curata. Our rep is responsive and helpful and really good about not just answering our concerns but also providing feedback on our processes and giving advice for how we can improve.
  • Search capabilities within the curated content feed are fabulous. This is one area where I found other solutions to be lacking when we were going through the sales process, but Curata really succeeds here. It's extremely easy to find exactly what you're looking for in your content feed.
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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.
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Curata
  • more subscription plans as not all people need all features.
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Likelihood to Renew
Contently
No answers on this topic
Curata
For all of the features we loved when we signed on like the microsite and search capabilities and also their customer service, we will very likely renew with Curata. We also really like the evolution we have seen of the solution, just recently a new integration with Marketo (also a vendor of ours) was announced which will be very beneficial to us in optimizing our email newsletters
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Support Rating
Contently
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.
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Curata
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Contently
I also opened an account with Skyword in 2019, which is a similar service. The person that recommended it was a travel writer, and since I've done that as well, I thought it might be a better fit. To this point, I've received no work from it either, and don't hold out a lot of hope. As previously mentioned, where I think Contently does well is by giving you an online portfolio, additional resources like a blog for learning, and a rates database for publications.
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Curata
The main difference that made me choose Curata over Percolate is that it is not complex. Curata is easier to set up, to use, and to manage. It does not involve any complicated configuration to get the content and data you need. Curata technical support is amazing, to say the least. I am not an expert in the technical stuff, but I feel assured their team can help me out when I have an issue
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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!
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Curata
  • I would say neutral for us, but more so because of how we were using it and it being a stop-gap fix for us.
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ScreenShots

Curata Screenshots

Screenshot of Curata CMP content marketing platform:  Editorial calendar to optimize content production.Screenshot of Curata CMP content marketing platform:  Analytics engine to determine what content works. (simple integration with Google Analytics, marketing automation systems and Salesforce.com.Screenshot of Curata CMP content marketing platform:  Analytics engine to determine what content works. (simple integration with Google Analytics, marketing automation systems and Salesforce.com.Screenshot of Curata CCS content curation software: Complement your created content with curated content to help fuel your content marketing engine.