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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

NewsCred

Well-suited to large company blogs, like our company, a global SaaS. We have various blogs, in various languages, that use NewsCred to update to all our respective blogs. It's a great way to silo our different blog content, but also to peep at each other's content to repost to respective blogs. NewsCred is awesome in this context, but wouldn't be as useful to a one-person shop that only publishes original brand content. The platform is also great for organizations that need to supplement content with freelance writers and syndicated posts.
Mai Le | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Content Creation

Contently
9.5
NewsCred
6.8
Ideation
Contently
9.7
NewsCred
5.0
Approval workflows
Contently
9.8
NewsCred
6.0
Content collaboration
Contently
9.9
NewsCred
10.0
Content calendar
Contently
8.0
NewsCred
8.0
Network for content licensing/production
Contently
10.0
NewsCred
5.1

Content Publishing

Contently
5.7
NewsCred
6.5
Content hub
Contently
5.1
NewsCred
6.0
Forms / Gated content
Contently
8.0
NewsCred
3.0
Embedded CTAs
Contently
9.0
NewsCred
8.0
Content distribution
Contently
2.0
NewsCred
10.0
Content promotion
Contently
2.0
NewsCred
7.0
Content automation
Contently
8.0
NewsCred
5.0

Content Reporting & Analytics

Contently
8.0
NewsCred
5.5
Audience profiling and targeting
Contently
9.0
NewsCred
8.2
Closed-loop tracking and reporting
Contently
8.0
NewsCred
5.0
Content performance analytics
Contently
7.0
NewsCred
6.0
Campaign optimization dashboard
Contently
7.0
NewsCred
4.1
Competitive analytics
Contently
9.0
NewsCred
4.1

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

NewsCred

  • The UI is intuitive and easy for users to navigate, and also easy for me to manage.
  • NewsCred constantly rolls out great new features that solve user pain, like Track Changes, Version History and automated suggestions for posts to create and boost based on their performance.
  • Support is very helpful when anything goes wrong, and the account reps are very proactive in gathering feedback about needed features.
Tommy Stubblefield | 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

NewsCred

  • Too basic
  • Limited functionality
  • Unorganized
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

NewsCred

NewsCred 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The NewsCred team is very responsive and helpful with any technical issues.
Anonymous | 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

NewsCred

NewsCred competes with Contently for content management and syndicated content/freelance writers. The interface for NewsCred is much prettier than Contently and they have a more robust platform for all things content marketing. I haven't delved much further into NewsCred competitors.
Mai Le | 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

NewsCred

  • The analytics enables us to much more quickly and accurately determine which of our content is producing high levels of engagement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Contently

General

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

NewsCred

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Contently
5.2
NewsCred
7.0

Support Rating

Contently
10.0
NewsCred
8.0

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