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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 7 out of 100

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

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'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

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

  • 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

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 5.0
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

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

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

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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