CoSchedule Marketing Suite vs. Zerys

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
Score 8.3 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
Zerys
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Zerys is a content marketing platform for advertisers and agencies which contains workflow controls, calendaring with email alerts, as well as content strategy tools and action plans. Zerys also features a collaboration space and role assignment for teams, as well as a Content Services Marketplace should outside help for content generation be required, with budgeting features.N/A
Pricing
CoSchedule Marketing SuiteZerys
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CoSchedule Marketing SuiteZerys
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
CoSchedule Marketing SuiteZerys
Content Creation
Comparison of Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
-
Ratings
Zerys
7.6
2 Ratings
6% below category average
Ideation00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Approval workflows00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Content collaboration00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Content calendar00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Network for content licensing/production00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Content Publishing
Comparison of Content Publishing features of Product A and Product B
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
-
Ratings
Zerys
7.5
2 Ratings
8% below category average
Content hub00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Forms / Gated content00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Embedded CTAs00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Content distribution00 Ratings7.01 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
Zerys
7.8
1 Ratings
0% above category average
Audience profiling and targeting00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Closed-loop tracking and reporting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Content performance analytics00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Campaign optimization dashboard00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Competitive analytics00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
CoSchedule Marketing SuiteZerys
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(10 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CoSchedule Marketing SuiteZerys
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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Zerys
I sold a few inbound marketing contracts with the expectation that I could find writers for the project on Zerys. We were looking for good writers that can understand the tone and branding of our business and after a few trials with some of the writers at Zerys, I finally found the one that understood us and then created amazing content in no time.
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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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Zerys
  • The customization options for the written pieces you can request are endless and thorough.
  • Some writers are very fast and effective, making our link-building process quicker.
  • It provides notifications along every step of the writing process so that you always know where in the pipeline your content is.
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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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Zerys
  • There are instances where the writers don't understand the article to be written and don't give you the content you are looking for.
  • The auto reporting feature needs some work. Too many email alerts and no option to change that.
  • Hard to find good writers. Often writers only loosely follow directions so you end up reworking their content anyway.
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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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Zerys
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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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Zerys
Access to many freelancer writers covering a wide range of topics and the relative ease with which you can manage the writing and editing process with a freelancer writer is good. I believe Zerys has acquired a talented group of writers that are well-versed in a diverse number of topics. Zerys is reliable, and the customer service response is fast, which I greatly appreciate. I do not believe Zerys' interface is as simple as it could be, however.
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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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Zerys
  • Zerys has allowed us to grow our linkbuilding campaigns much more quickly than we would if we tried to create all of the content in-house.
  • We save so much time hiring outside writers to write content rather than writing it ourselves.
  • We are able to take on more projects than ever because we can rely on Zerys' writers to get things done on time.
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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.