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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

Venngage

If you are a small business or even a small team within a larger firm, Venngage is extremely useful. Larger enterprises, with in-house designers or multiple design stakeholders, may not find the offering appropriate as it's THAT easy to use that it could lead to folks going outside the lines of official, corporate-mandated brand guidelines. That said, for small businesses, this is absolutely the best tool I have come across (after trying many from Adobe Spark to Canva and others), and for the monthly price of $49, you cannot beat the amount of original graphics and materials you are able to produce, without having any prior "design" experience to boot
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Content Creation

Contently
9.5
Venngage
Ideation
Contently
9.7
Venngage
Approval workflows
Contently
9.8
Venngage
Content collaboration
Contently
9.9
Venngage
Content calendar
Contently
8.0
Venngage
Network for content licensing/production
Contently
10.0
Venngage

Content Publishing

Contently
5.7
Venngage
Content hub
Contently
5.2
Venngage
Forms / Gated content
Contently
8.0
Venngage
Embedded CTAs
Contently
9.0
Venngage
Content distribution
Contently
2.1
Venngage
Content promotion
Contently
2.1
Venngage
Content automation
Contently
8.0
Venngage

Content Reporting & Analytics

Contently
8.0
Venngage
Audience profiling and targeting
Contently
9.0
Venngage
Closed-loop tracking and reporting
Contently
8.0
Venngage
Content performance analytics
Contently
7.0
Venngage
Campaign optimization dashboard
Contently
7.0
Venngage
Competitive analytics
Contently
9.0
Venngage

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

Venngage

  • Venngage comes with a good suite of templates for starting projects from. For anyone working with infographics, getting started is usually 3/4 of the battle and having a good set of templates to choose from is a nice feature to save you time searching the internet.
  • Venngage makes it easy to change colors on most of their shapes, lines, backgrounds, etc.. ie., it is simple to customize in Venngage, which is incredibly important if you have a large team of users and not a great deal of time to train them in working with these types of tools.
  • Venngage's auto-save feature is not only one of it's best assets, but it has saved our team many times! Not all competitors have this feature and when you're working with precision as intricate as you typically are with an Infographic, auto-save is imperative!
Anonymous | 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

Venngage

  • We really need Venngage to provide more fonts. Many organizations have "style guides" that designers have to adhere to.
  • I wish there was an easier way to convert designs to different sizes/resolutions. Our designs are posted on digital screens and have to be the correct resolution to do so but digital and print materials vary in sizes and it would be nice to easier convert to poster card size for example.
  • Venngage could also add filters to their functionalities. Filters similar to those found on social media platforms would be helpful and less time-consuming.
Sami Sonkowsky M.S.Ed | 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

Venngage

Venngage 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I think that the attention that I get as a small business owner from Venngage is excellent. They quickly respond to questions and provide information that helps to resolve the issue that I am having.
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

Venngage

Venngage's template library is easier to sort through than Canva, in my opinion. I also found the templates to be more applicable and valuable to my organization (more corporate, whereas I found Canva to have more social and e-commerce driven templates)
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

Venngage

  • Excellent ROI
  • I may be a small employer but Venngage helps me create collateral that is impressive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Contently

General

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

Venngage

General

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

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