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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 7 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

PageLever (discontinued)

Pagelever has an amazing team that helps clients get what they need. They understand the needs and are there to help you get the benefits you need from your competitors. In comparison with some other vendors we have worked with, they adopted a true partnership approach. They are very good at listening to what we wish to achieve and then helping us tweak the product to meet our goals. We were initially on the Professional plan and even before we eventually upgraded to the more fully-featured Agency plan, they were very willing to work with us to make sure the product did what we needed it to do.Moving to the Agency plan was great since it gave us additional agency features that were very important such as giving our clients automatic acces to their data and allowing us to set up custom KPIs and custom reports.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

PageLever (discontinued)

  • It has amazing in depth of data about Facebook Pages. For example, it shows us how exactly content is being consumed over time. We can easily see segmented data showing what content is being consumed by which demographic groups. It's also very easy to incorporate all this data into a a usable report which can be share with our clients.
  • Analysis with competitive streams: We can compare metrics across client accounts to quickly spot anomalies or see if, for example, low click-through rate is specific to one client, or is common across our account base and possibly due to external factors.
  • Very easy to use - great usability. The product is quite flexible and we can easily configure custom reports with dashboards and KPIs that are specific to our client's use cases.
  • Client access: Clients can log-in to the system to see customized reports that we configure specifically for them. This is a huge advantage.
  • The ability to track changes in metrics over different time periods is also extremely helpful. This is often a key metric for our clients and it is very simple to pul this data from the system.
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

PageLever (discontinued)

  • The interface should be a little bit faster. Since the system contains a lot of data, it can be a bit slow to load.
Anonymous | 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

PageLever (discontinued)

PageLever (discontinued) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
PageLever is a fantastic product for agencies. The ability to customize and easily share metrics with our clients is key. Many other tools are great for corporate use, but PageLever is a particularly effective tool for agencies working with multiple clients.
Anonymous | 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

PageLever (discontinued)

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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

PageLever (discontinued)

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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

PageLever (discontinued)

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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

PageLever (discontinued)

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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

PageLever (discontinued)

  • Great data that can help a lot in decision making. For example, as the system provides very granular, real-time data we can easily see if certain posts / conntent is resonating with the target deomgraphic group or not. If we are trying to appeal to males between the ages of 35 and 45, it's quite simple to see if our messaging is effective in reaching this group. We can do A/B testing and test different things until we find the content that resonates most strongly with this demographic group.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Critical Mention

General

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

PageLever (discontinued)

General

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

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