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Likelihood to Recommend

Critical Mention

Critical Mention is great for schools/businesses/etc. that want to know when they are in the news. Sometimes a brand's reputation can suffer greatly if you are not aware of an issue that was posted by a competitor or media outlet If you are not in the news a lot, there is no need for this product.
Tom McGuire | TrustRadius Reviewer

General Sentiment

Determine what your research question or customer relations needs are to pick a tool that is a good match.
Meaghan George | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Critical Mention

  • Critical Mention's customer service is excellent. Any time we've had a challenge finding a clip or anything, they are on top of it and go above and beyond to make sure we have what we are looking for quickly.
  • The ability to create tailored clips of each mention and quickly share them is unparalleled.
  • The reporting feature is fantastic. It makes it very simple to pull detailed reports and share them with interested parties.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

General Sentiment

  • Using volume and association metrics to assess and predict trends and emerging topics
  • Use the articles metric to drill down into specific posts, such as tweets, Facebook, blog comments, news articles
  • General Sentiment has the ability to access password protected sites to access information that may not normally show up in standard internet searches
Meaghan George | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Critical Mention

  • I believe the one frustration I have with searching in general that if the closed captioning is not correct on the broadcast end Critical Mention will miss that data. Which is not a Critical Mention issue and does overcome depending on the search. Also, it would be great if you wanted to capture a complete 30 minutes newscast, it could be done by using the search. The clips need to be about to handle 30-minute programs.
  • One nagging issue when using Critical Mention is that it does not save e-mail addresses when sending a report and this requires a waste of time having to type in e-mails that should be able to be pulled from the customers' contacts.
  • Also, it would be great if you wanted to capture a complete 30 minutes newscast, it could be done by using the search. The clips need to be able to handle 30-minute programs.
Jerry Kambic | TrustRadius Reviewer

General Sentiment

  • The application does take time to start gathering data on a specific topic. As such, its important to include as many keyword search topics as possible, and also be sure to refine them as you gather data.
  • The user interface isn't particularly intuitive, there is some work that could be done to streamline its use.
Meaghan George | 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

General Sentiment

General Sentiment 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Social media tools are constantly evolving. I would want to be sure that my research question was complimented by the metrics and options presented by the social media tool. General Sentiment is very useful and innovative and their customer service was excellent. Their sales and customer service team was very helpful in onboarding our staff and being flexible with our needs.
Meaghan George | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

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Support Rating

Critical Mention

Critical Mention 5.0
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

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Implementation Rating

Critical Mention

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

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Alternatives Considered

Critical Mention

Burrelles is confusing and outdated. Critical Mention works on the side of the account team and understands our needs better. I was able to share hundreds of outlets that I wanted to be included in my online search and Critical Mention added all of them in less than a day I was seeing better results in my searches. The possibilities with Burrelles seem limited while Critical Mention's online monitoring service really lets me craft reports the way I want to
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

General Sentiment

  • Social media analytics can accelerate the speed with which researchers can investigate a topic of interest, at a lower cost.
  • Due to the low barrier to entry (e.g., most social media sites and blogs are free), data collection burden, as traditionally defined, is significantly reduced or eliminated. The absence of direct interactions between researchers and the study population may do more to mitigate sources of bias compared to other more intrusive forms of data collection (i.e., interviews, focus groups).
  • Used to to gather unstructured data and feedback from Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers, advocates, and other stakeholders to identify systemic issues that beneficiaries encounter.
Meaghan George | TrustRadius Reviewer

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