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39 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100
39 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Contently ranks higher in 1 feature set: Content Creation
  • Percolate ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Content Publishing, Content Reporting & Analytics

Content Creation

9.5

Contently

95%
8.6

Percolate

86%
Contently ranks higher in 4/5 features

Ideation

9.7
97%
7 Ratings
8.5
85%
10 Ratings

Approval workflows

9.8
98%
7 Ratings
8.5
85%
12 Ratings

Content collaboration

9.9
99%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
10 Ratings

Content calendar

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
8.5
85%
12 Ratings

Network for content licensing/production

10.0
100%
6 Ratings
9.3
93%
4 Ratings

Content Publishing

5.7

Contently

57%
8.4

Percolate

84%
Percolate ranks higher in 4/6 features

Content hub

5.0
50%
7 Ratings
7.5
75%
11 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
8.5
85%
11 Ratings

Content promotion

2.0
20%
5 Ratings
9.0
90%
9 Ratings

Content automation

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
8.5
85%
11 Ratings

Content Reporting & Analytics

8.0

Contently

80%
9.3

Percolate

93%
Percolate ranks higher in 3/5 features

Audience profiling and targeting

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Closed-loop tracking and reporting

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
10 Ratings

Content performance analytics

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
12 Ratings

Campaign optimization dashboard

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Competitive analytics

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Percolate is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

5.0

Contently

50%
9 Ratings
8.5

Percolate

85%
13 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Contently

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Percolate

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Contently

100%
1 Rating

Percolate

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Contently

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Percolate

90%
2 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

Percolate

Very useful for the management, planning, and programming of all social networks, as well as marketing campaigns. One of the best tools to make life easier for community managers and automate daily tasks such as content publishing. It is my favorite for managing my clients' networks.
Inés Prieto | 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

Percolate

  • Create social content from briefing all the way through to the approval process.
  • Social planner for managing topics and content streams across multiple channels.
  • Robust API and integrations.
  • Image library (with cost-free access/rights to stock photo libraries).
  • Frequent updates to the platform.
  • Built-in community management.
Olin Graczyk | 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

Percolate

  • A lot of the features in Percolate are very well built, but only provide the bare minimum as features go. Its editorial calendar for example lacks export/import features and its multimedia repository only supports images. In many ways, Percolate is trying very hard to be too much at the same time.
  • At the moment, Percolate lacks user level management. We can add users who need to be moderated before posting, but it is for example not possible to add users just for one specific function (like the multimedia database).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Contently

General

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

Starting Price

Percolate

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Contently

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Percolate

Percolate 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Percolate is a great tool for us, because we need the approval process workflows. The training was great when we first signed on, and the interface is very user friendly. We have trained our interns to use it as well with no issues. It makes keeping up with our content calendar a breeze and we can easily see what posts have been approved and which ones are still pending at a quick glance
Ashlee Taylor, MBA | 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

Percolate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Contently

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Percolate

Percolate 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Rarely has a company shown this much support during implementation. This almost got to the point where it was too much hand holding. Sometimes, social teams just want the keys to the car so they can drive it themselves instead of waiting on someone to drive along with them...
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

Percolate

Percolate and Falcon have many similarities and provide many of the same features, however Percolate felt a bit more robust than Falcon, although it does come with a higher price tag to match. Both platforms are excellent for content approval workflows, content scheduling, and community management. Percolate offers additional features such as an Asset Management Library and a section for creative briefs and collaboration with internal teams.
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

Percolate

  • Percolate has made it much easier to communicate between teams and has provided a return on investment in that area in particular.
  • Percolate also helps save time because you are able to schedule social media posts across channels easily.
  • It has also been an easy way to work with remote team members, which is very helpful.
Nancy Ryerson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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