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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.9 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

Sysomos Heartbeat

Sysomos Heartbeat is well suited to situations where there is a well defined need for monitoring. Specific campaign, industry, program. We set out to solve a problem of a lack of general visibility of online conversation, and found that marketers liked knowing that the data was available but didn't know what to do with it. Need really specific use-cases in mind.
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

Sysomos Heartbeat

  • We are starting to get support alerts sooner than when we would just get tagged with complaints. Currently if there is anything negative being said about us we are alert as it happens which allows for us to get on top of the issue should there be one at the present time.
Vinny Poliseno | 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

Sysomos Heartbeat

  • Expand forum capabilities, make those posts easier to read and track in platform
  • Expand Facebook capabilities - pull in more data from public pages
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

Sysomos Heartbeat

Sysomos Heartbeat 7.9
Based on 6 answers
While I was not responsible for the renewing of the software, I was recommend to those that were responsible, that we should.
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

Sysomos Heartbeat

Sysomos Heartbeat 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a pretty easy product to pick up and run with. Though the queries and tags you use to monitor can be tricky at times and require you to think your ultimate goal of what you want to achieve
Vinny Poliseno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Critical Mention

Critical Mention 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Sysomos Heartbeat

Sysomos Heartbeat 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't noticed an issue of this being at all.
Vinny Poliseno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Critical Mention

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sysomos Heartbeat

Sysomos Heartbeat 10.0
Based on 1 answer
This has not been an issue. It is actually beating TweetDeck when we are tagged within a post that TweetDeck is monitoring.
Vinny Poliseno | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sysomos Heartbeat

Sysomos Heartbeat 6.0
Based on 1 answer
I didn't find my account manager too keen on helping me. I had to do majority of the research all on my own.
Vinny Poliseno | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sysomos Heartbeat

Sysomos Heartbeat 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The implementation was pretty easy.
Vinny Poliseno | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sysomos Heartbeat

Sysomos is lacking the robust features provided by Radian6, however it is much cheaper. It is good for departments with tight budgets. Radian6 offers more powerful monitoring tools, sentiment analysis and robust reporting functionality than Sysomos
Casey Munck | 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

Sysomos Heartbeat

  • Being able to service multiple stakeholders in the same organisation.
  • A possibility to maintain a need based backend structure.
  • Creation of need specific tags improves employee efficiency.
Princee Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Critical Mention

General

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

Sysomos Heartbeat

General

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

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