28 Ratings
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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

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

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

Content Creation

Contently
9.5
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
7.3
Ideation
Contently
9.7
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
7.5
Approval workflows
Contently
9.8
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
Content collaboration
Contently
9.9
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
7.0
Content calendar
Contently
8.0
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
Network for content licensing/production
Contently
10.0
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)

Content Publishing

Contently
5.7
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
7.5
Content hub
Contently
5.2
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
7.5
Forms / Gated content
Contently
8.0
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
7.7
Embedded CTAs
Contently
9.0
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
8.4
Content distribution
Contently
2.1
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
7.3
Content promotion
Contently
2.1
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
8.2
Content automation
Contently
8.0
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
6.1

Content Reporting & Analytics

Contently
8.0
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
6.9
Audience profiling and targeting
Contently
9.0
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
6.9
Closed-loop tracking and reporting
Contently
8.0
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
7.1
Content performance analytics
Contently
7.0
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
7.0
Campaign optimization dashboard
Contently
7.0
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
6.4
Competitive analytics
Contently
9.0
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)

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

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

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

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

Contently

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

Contently

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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

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

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

Contently

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

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

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

Contently

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

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

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

Contently

General

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

Contently Editions & Modules

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

Contently
5.4
ion, by Rock Content (formerly from ScribbleLive)
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

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

Usability

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

Support Rating

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

Online Training

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

Implementation Rating

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

Scalability

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

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