CoSchedule Marketing Suite vs. Curata

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
CoSchedule provides a content calendar, content optimization, and contentmarketing products, with users among 50,000 marketers worldwide, helping them organize their work, deliver projects on time, and prove marketing team value.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
CoSchedule Marketing SuiteCurata
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Curata Software
$699
per Instance (no seat limits)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CoSchedule Marketing SuiteCurata
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
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
CoSchedule Marketing SuiteCurata
Content Creation
Comparison of Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
-
Ratings
Curata
8.3
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Ideation00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Approval workflows00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Content collaboration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Content calendar00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Content Publishing
Comparison of Content Publishing features of Product A and Product B
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
-
Ratings
Curata
8.0
2 Ratings
1% below category average
Content hub00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Embedded CTAs00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Content distribution00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Content promotion00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Content automation00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Content Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Content Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
-
Ratings
Curata
8.3
2 Ratings
6% above category average
Closed-loop tracking and reporting00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Content performance analytics00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Campaign optimization dashboard00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Competitive analytics00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
CoSchedule Marketing SuiteCurata
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(10 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CoSchedule Marketing SuiteCurata
Likelihood to Recommend
CoSchedule
CoSchedule is great for businesses or agencies who need an overview of all their marketing efforts, and who want to establish collaboration between multiple departments. The calendar view is one of the best we've worked with and makes it easy to see exactly what's happening. There is some slight clunkiness when it comes to admin-related tasks, and a few things aren't easy to find, but there's great support.
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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
CoSchedule
  • Visually represent your content in one centralized place
  • Heavily customize your calendar settings (project types, icons, tasks, filters, etc.)
  • Better implement approval procedures
  • Create read-only calendars for stakeholders so they can view the upcoming items on your calendar
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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
CoSchedule
  • The import Google Doc to WordPress functionality never worked successfully or reliably for me. So I just manually copy and paste Google Docs to the WordPress editor instead.
  • The social sharing counter was not that helpful, because it only counted Facebook and Google+. Who uses Google+ anymore? Plus, now they don't even show the social counter in the monthly calendar view. so you can't see the numbers without doing some extra digging.
  • In the monthly calendar view, some titles get cut off if they don't wrap cleanly in the day's box. So I would make it look cleaner instead of having words broken up by a hyphen.
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Curata
  • more subscription plans as not all people need all features.
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Likelihood to Renew
CoSchedule
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
CoSchedule
I didn't have to use their official support, but I can say that they put out a lot of content online to help users. Their YouTube page has quite an array of tutorial videos explaining how things work and how to get the most out of their tools. If you're struggling, before picking up a phone or blasting off an email, try searching for your problem on YouTube or their forums.
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Curata
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
CoSchedule
CoSchedule provides collaborative planning of projects. The calendar view is very well designed. Meetings and tasks can be scheduled and tracked easily. Whatever is being done, no matter how big the task/project is, it gives a bird-eye view of everything. Additionally, it also integrated very well with WordPress. Their customer service team is also very helpful.
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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
CoSchedule
  • Probably too early to tell for certain but it is definitely value priced right now. Fully developed content management platforms are running in $15-$20k per year range and more. You can get into a CoSchedule solution for $
  • Team has found it easy to sign on and review tasks so this is a big time saver. More could be done to enable Guests easier access to content they need to review
  • It's way faster that other scheduling apps we have tried. The fact that it runs on a cloud based app or inside your Wordpress app is a real plus. Auto save feature also means you don't have to remember to save your content.
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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

CoSchedule Marketing Suite Screenshots

Screenshot of Calendar Organizer: Visualizes everything in real time, and shows every project on a unified calendar of record. Helps to keep stakeholders in the know and pivot quickly when priorities change.Screenshot of Content Organizer: Eliminates content bottlenecks from idea to promotion. Optimizes the editorial process, and centralizes publishing and promotion by connecting marketing tools.Screenshot of Work Organizer: Maximizes resources by implementing consistent, defined workflows to speed up production and identify how urgent changes impact proactively planned work.Screenshot of Asset Organizer: Catalogs and maintains control of brand assets with customized taxonomies to find, update, and share files. Folders and files can be shared with stakeholders to make sure work is up-to-date.Screenshot of Idea Board: Used to write down ideas, take in requests, and prioritize the projects that are up-next, before giving them a publish date and putting them on the calendar organizer.Screenshot of An AI-powered Marketing Intelligence Assistant that can be used to write first-draft copy, complete work faster, and generate new ideas.

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.