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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 7.5 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

Topsy

Based off the price, I'd be hesitant to blindly recommend Topsy unless there is a need for the kind of big data it provides access to. If access to every single Tweet ever sent about your brand is important, then there is nothing else out there will do what Topsy does. At $12,000 per user, this is definitely not a product for the small social team, but if you manage a larger brand where reporting and brand sentiment mean a lot, then you owe it to yourself to evaluate Topsy Pro
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

Topsy

  • Access to every single tweet ever sent since the start of Twitter.
  • Immediate access to results - extremely easy to generate search queries.
  • Multiple ways to visualize data.
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

Topsy

  • Pricing is steep and on a per-user basis.
  • Limited amount of data sources - Twitter, links and videos.
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

Topsy

Topsy 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Quite simply, there is no other option out there with the amount of data we can get from Topsy. Others (like Radian6) have a large amount of data, but it isn't as easy to find, and creating reports is too cumbersome. Report generation in Topsy takes seconds, not minutes
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

Topsy

No score
No answers yet
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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

Topsy

Topsy 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The few times we have asked questions, they were answered instantly by our own account rep
Anonymous | 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

Topsy

No score
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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

Topsy

No answers on this topic

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

Topsy

  • Immediate access to campaign performance data in social. Our sales team regularly requests metrics from campaigns several years old, and with Topsy, we can dig in and find it. This assists in helping them in their sales pitches to new clients and renewing deals with previous clients.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Critical Mention

General

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

Critical Mention Editions & Modules

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Topsy

General

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

Topsy Editions & Modules

Edition
Topsy$12,0001
  1. Per User Per Year
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