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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 6.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Critical Mention

Critical Mention is excellent for media monitoring across platforms including TV, radio and online. It is easy to grab and tailor video clips and share. The reporting function makes creating thorough reports simple. Most importantly, the customers service is unparalleled. Any time I've ever had a question or challenge, it has been handled quickly. I would suggest that you make sure to take the time to thoroughly set up your searches to be sure you don't miss anything.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Factiva

A large part of our work depends on the ability to source quality media content from a breadth of dependable sources globally. This is Factiva's bread and butter: it has a very comprehensive list of 'quality' media sources such as nationals, dailies, business journals and magazines from around the world that are easily mined for the content they hold. If you're thinking about anything other than these 'traditional' media sources then Factiva probably isn't your thing. It doesn't do social media.
Jeremy Cowles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Critical Mention
Factiva
6.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Critical Mention
Factiva
5.0
Customizable dashboards
Critical Mention
Factiva
7.9
Report Formatting Templates
Critical Mention
Factiva
5.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Critical Mention
Factiva
4.5
Drill-down analysis
Critical Mention
Factiva
4.0
Formatting capabilities
Critical Mention
Factiva
6.9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Critical Mention
Factiva
6.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Critical Mention
Factiva
1.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Critical Mention
Factiva
6.8
Publish to Web
Critical Mention
Factiva
5.0
Publish to PDF
Critical Mention
Factiva
8.0
Report Versioning
Critical Mention
Factiva
7.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Critical Mention
Factiva
7.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Critical Mention
Factiva
5.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Critical Mention
Factiva
1.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Critical Mention
Factiva
8.0
Predictive Analytics
Critical Mention
Factiva
7.0

Access Control and Security

Critical Mention
Factiva
7.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Critical Mention
Factiva
7.0
Role-Based Security Model
Critical Mention
Factiva
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Critical Mention
Factiva
6.0

Mobile Capabilities

Critical Mention
Factiva
6.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
Critical Mention
Factiva
7.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Critical Mention
Factiva
5.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Critical Mention
Factiva
7.0

Pros

Critical Mention

  • Critical Mention has been a useful tool over the past dozen years. We have used it to help political campaigns, non-profits, private business and the like to understand where their message is landing and understand if they are hitting their target audience. Our report shows them real-time results for radio, tv, online and even social media.
  • I believe the Critical Mention reporting and reports are far superior to other tracking products we have observed by other in the past.
  • Their online services and support are awesome and when you are looking for a product and value of the product Critical Mention gives you both in one package.
Jerry Kambic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Factiva

  • Factiva offers excellent search builders so that I am able to narrow my search to specific companies or topics very easily.
  • Factiva combines a large number of credible sources into one place and allows me to search all of these sources.
  • Factiva's use of timestamps helps me understand when the news was known by the market which allows me to analyze how (if at all) that particular piece of news impacted the company's stock price.
  • Provides an excellent starting place for learning about a company and/or industry.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Critical Mention

  • Saving new broadcast clips as reports. Sometimes it's confusing because I don't see everything I saved under the same report.
  • 60 day limit on how far we can go back on our searches. Sometimes I need to pull a clip from 90 or more days ago and I am unable to go that far back.
  • Media alerts about commercials. While the search is set up to capture certain words, sometimes it is a bit much to go through all the commercial content.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Factiva

  • The UX leaves room to be desired
  • There are often repetitive entries
  • The functionality can be confusing
Jacob Batchelor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Critical Mention

Critical Mention 10.0
Based on 7 answers
I gave this a 5 only because I do not make the decisions to renew. When I used this at my previous company, I also recommended to the decision maker to renew this tool as it was a crucial piece to the overall client objective
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Factiva

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Critical Mention

Critical Mention 9.0
Based on 2 answers
It's great for quickly looking up a specific clip, but this platform makes it difficult to select and accurately report on a high volume of clips
Lyla Shaibi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Factiva

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Critical Mention

Critical Mention 5.1
Based on 3 answers
Look, Critical Mention follows up on an or phone call immediately or in the AM the following business day. I have called them after hours and get a live person to work through any issues that may have come up. Support seems to be job one with Critical Mention.
Jerry Kambic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Factiva

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Critical Mention

Critical Mention 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Critical Mention implementation was easy and fast. Their support and training were awesome.
Jerry Kambic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Factiva

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Critical Mention

We used to use a program called TVEyes to track for coverage. Critical Mention can track more sites, is more user-friendly, and has specific audience numbers for most of the broadcast outlets it tracks. It also is easier to search on Critical Mention over TVEyes for most items.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Factiva

At the time, Factiva was already being used by the company I worked for - they had developed procedures specifically for using Factiva, so there wasn't really an option. I've used Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg exclusively for legal research, so there wasn't really an overlap with Factiva.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Critical Mention

  • Every week the department I am a part does dozens of searches on Critical Mention. We use it as our primary search engine for all things broadcast.
  • One negative aspect is that we do not know where Critical Mention gets their audience viewing numbers from so we just have to take it as their word.
  • Another negative aspect is that we are limited on the amount of time that one clip can be so we have to share several clips of the same show with our clients.
Keith Wald | TrustRadius Reviewer

Factiva

No answers on this topic

Pricing Details

Critical Mention

General

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

Factiva

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Critical Mention
8.7
Factiva
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Critical Mention
10.0
Factiva

Usability

Critical Mention
9.0
Factiva

Reliability and Availability

Critical Mention
8.0
Factiva

Support Rating

Critical Mention
5.1
Factiva

Implementation Rating

Critical Mention
10.0
Factiva

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