Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Echobox Social
Score 9.2 out of 10
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Echobox is a social media publishing solution designed to understand the meaning of content using in-built AI. With automation that tailors to the user's business, Echobox is designed to share the right content with the right audience at the optimal time, to drive more traffic, higher engagement and greater revenue from social media and emails. Echobox is an automation platform boasting users among more than 2000 brands worldwide, including Newsweek, CNBC, The Guardian,…N/A
Hootsuite
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Hootsuite is a social media management platform for building brand awareness, engaging with customers, and driving business results. Users can schedule posts across multiple social networks (including Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube ), manage organic and paid social content together, keep track of customer conversations, integrate with over 200+ applications, and gain actionable real-time insights from social media to make critical business decisions from…
$99
per month
Pricing
Echobox SocialHootsuite
Editions & Modules
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Professional
$99
per month
Team
$249
per month
Business
$739
per month
Enterprise
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Pricing Offerings
Echobox SocialHootsuite
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details*Prices displayed in USD, based on annual billing, but do not include applicable taxes. Free - 1 user / 2 social accounts Professional @ $99/month - 1 user / 10 social accounts Team @ $249/month - 3 users / 20 social accounts Business - starting @ $739/month - 5 users / 35 social accounts Enterprise - contact for pricing, unlimited users / 50+ social accounts
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Community Pulse
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Considered Both Products
Echobox Social
Chose Echobox Social
The interface for Echobox is smoother, overall it's easier to sue and navigate than Hootsuite.
Chose Echobox Social
A few years ago I used Hootsuite. That tool did not have AI to define the level of impact of the content, and I think that from that point of view, Echobox is superior.
Chose Echobox Social
Echobox's custom algorithms allow for our posts to get more engagement than they were getting on Hootsuite or Buffer. We were also limited to only two users being able to stay logged into our account at a time with Hootsuite. Having unlimited user accounts is definitely an …
Chose Echobox Social
Hootsuite is great for influencers and other types of companies because it allows you to schedule everything in advance. The best part of Echobox is that you can connect it to your website and it will automatically crank out your own content with little difficulty in a way that …
Chose Echobox Social
Echobox AI function (the ability to decide when is the best time to share a post) is a [game-changer] and also the UI is cleaner and easier to use. I found Hootsuite confusing and complicated. It has too many windows and also doesn't pull the articles automatically. There is no …
Chose Echobox Social
Echobox has Artificial Intelligence to help publishers to find better ways to post at social media.
Chose Echobox Social
No comparison. Echobox is far more intuitive, and the integration is excellent. Although the cost is higher, the efficiency benefits so far outweigh the minor extra expense.
Chose Echobox Social
In both products, you can post your different articles, but the big difference it´s that Echobox will choose the best moment to do it and in Zapier the article publish immediately.
Chose Echobox Social
We use the Echobox ranking for sharing and resharing the content at the best moment, plus we can edit the titles and the images before publishing on social networks. With Zapier, for example, we publish the content when the RSS feed was updated. Now we can reach the best …
Chose Echobox Social
Echobox can all be done on one webpage as opposed to needing multiple different tabs open, and also has a seemingly unlimited amount of users that can have an account, which is great for security as not everyone needs access to our actual social profiles. It's a lot more …
Chose Echobox Social
Echobox provides a streamlined social media [publishing] service which is significantly easier and more suitable for publishing large amounts of content. The customizable cross-posting is something other services lack and saves huge amounts of time and effort.
Chose Echobox Social
I did not select Echobox specifically, as it was already used by the company I joined. Even though I hadn't used Echobox before, I was amazed at how easily I could get it up and running, with barely any adaptation needed. For me, the clear structure where I can find my own …
Chose Echobox Social
Echobox is unlike any other service in that it syncs up to our fresh content daily for us to auto-feed to our LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and IG Stories.
Chose Echobox Social
Echobox is better to manage more than one profile, it lets you edit your post in an easier way and has a better preview system.
Chose Echobox Social
Echobox's AI provides a more well-rounded ability to share across multiple accounts, with more features like AB headline testing and optimal sharing times, while simultaneously allowing journalists to take advantage of automatic posting. We have also previously used a similar …
Hootsuite
Chose Hootsuite
Hootsuite is easy to navigate and very beginner-friendly. It quickly builds an algorithm, allows for bulk scheduling, and saves plenty of time. This app's connectedness to most social media platforms, including being able to schedule stories makes it another go-to. For the …
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Features
Echobox SocialHootsuite
Listening/monitoring
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Echobox Social
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Ratings
Hootsuite
7.6
261 Ratings
0% below category average
Boolean keyword searches00 Ratings7.5177 Ratings
Filtering out noise/spam00 Ratings7.0185 Ratings
Sentiment analysis00 Ratings7.5179 Ratings
Broad channel coverage00 Ratings8.3244 Ratings
Publishing
Comparison of Publishing features of Product A and Product B
Echobox Social
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Ratings
Hootsuite
8.3
367 Ratings
4% above category average
Content planning and scheduling00 Ratings8.9366 Ratings
Audience targeting00 Ratings8.1251 Ratings
Content optimization00 Ratings7.8299 Ratings
Workflow management00 Ratings8.2308 Ratings
Engagement
Comparison of Engagement features of Product A and Product B
Echobox Social
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Ratings
Hootsuite
7.8
294 Ratings
4% below category average
Automated routing and prioritization00 Ratings7.8212 Ratings
Customer interaction histories00 Ratings7.6229 Ratings
Bulk actions00 Ratings8.0252 Ratings
Marketing
Comparison of Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Echobox Social
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Ratings
Hootsuite
7.4
284 Ratings
3% below category average
Lead generation00 Ratings6.6170 Ratings
Content marketing00 Ratings7.8254 Ratings
Paid media management00 Ratings7.6169 Ratings
Campaigns and promotions00 Ratings7.8217 Ratings
Channel coverage/integration
Comparison of Channel coverage/integration features of Product A and Product B
Echobox Social
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Ratings
Hootsuite
8.7
363 Ratings
2% above category average
Twitter00 Ratings8.9332 Ratings
Facebook00 Ratings9.1347 Ratings
LinkedIn00 Ratings8.7303 Ratings
Google+00 Ratings8.960 Ratings
Instagram00 Ratings8.6306 Ratings
Pinterest00 Ratings8.2157 Ratings
YouTube00 Ratings8.2144 Ratings
Reporting/analytics
Comparison of Reporting/analytics features of Product A and Product B
Echobox Social
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Ratings
Hootsuite
7.8
291 Ratings
1% below category average
Campaign success analytics00 Ratings7.8267 Ratings
Real-time tracking00 Ratings7.9268 Ratings
Competitor analysis00 Ratings7.8181 Ratings
Account management
Comparison of Account management features of Product A and Product B
Echobox Social
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Ratings
Hootsuite
8.2
303 Ratings
1% above category average
Role-based user permissions & privileges00 Ratings8.4256 Ratings
Mobile access00 Ratings7.9281 Ratings
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User Ratings
Echobox SocialHootsuite
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(70 ratings)
8.5
(426 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.4
(4 ratings)
9.2
(89 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(8 ratings)
8.2
(65 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(21 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(19 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(20 ratings)
7.3
(263 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(17 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.1
(39 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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(0 ratings)
8.5
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
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(0 ratings)
8.3
(18 ratings)
User Testimonials
Echobox SocialHootsuite
Likelihood to Recommend
Echobox
Echobox has proven to be a valuable investment for our media company. It has helped us achieve our traffic goals and made our social media editors’ lives much easier. The platform’s user-friendly design and innovative features have made a significant impact on our social media strategy, and we look forward to continuing to use it for continued success.
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Hootsuite
I really like that I can just go into hootsuite, connect all the our social channels and be able to have a great overview on what our social feeds look like. It's super handy not having to spend time going into each social platform to do the same post, and I can spend one day scheduling out that month's social plan. I much prefer sorting out boosting post from Hootsuite, the only downside is that they have a limit to what you can boost a month so a lot of the time I have to grin and bear it and use Meta Business Suite instead for boosting posts.
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Pros
Echobox
  • Echobox automation is invaluable; the fact that it can intelligently automatically schedule articles within seconds of these being published on our website saves us a huge amount of time
  • I find the AI message option particularly useful when rescheduling content. Although it does not always pick out the best quote, most of the time it does a good job and again saves a lot of time
  • Having the option to schedule content immediately as well as in a specific time-slot or day is also very useful
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Hootsuite
  • Scheduling of content. The ease of use for Hootsuite's planner abilities is top of the industry. It is simple and effective in posting content to different channels and accounts.
  • Analytics are superior on Hootsuite. Their custom reports allow you to view very specific KPI's that you can adjust for each channel or account. The reports are also exportable to be used for others in the company.
  • Inbox management. The inbox manager is superior to any in the industry. Hootsuite allows you to tag certain phrases or keywords to better filter messages based on importance or topic.
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Cons
Echobox
  • Since I'm Brazilian, and our whole team is based in Brazil, would be great if the whole platform was translated for Portuguese. There are no many English speakers in Brazil, to be honest. That would make it easier
  • Tik Tok. Would be nice if somehow Echobox could provide their AI for Tik Tok Users
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Hootsuite
  • Because of the way algorithms works, we would have loved to be able to automate making a post with no link and posting the first comment with a link (hello LinkedIn)
  • We would have loved an easy way to post from a main account and repost the post for other accounts we administrate, for instance a corporate post reposted by individuals for LinkedIn, or retweets from one main account by child accounts
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Likelihood to Renew
Echobox
Because I am totally satisfied with Echobox service. I find it balanced between the service itself and its cost. Compared to its competitors, it is, without a doubt, the best product for small publishers. It only lacks in a greater and more efficient management of statistics which, at the moment, is absent. I will definitely renew Echobox!
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Hootsuite
At this time we are satisfied that Hootsuite offers the most of what we are looking for at the most reasonable price point. As the social media landscape and monitoring/scheduling software changes, so do our needs. We re-evaluate our tools semi-annually or as new tools emerge onto the market. If we find at any point that we aren't gaining an advantage, then we are open to switching products.
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Usability
Echobox
Echobox is simple, efficient, easy-to-use, and easy to understand. It is one of the simplest tools to help community managers or journalists (in my case) to publish on a corporate page with no hassle and in a quick manner. Such a tool is such a gift and time-saver when every little action counts in a day!
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Hootsuite
Hootsuite is probably the easiest to use social media scheduler of all the ones that I've used. It's been easy to teach clients how to use the software themselves and it can be accessed easily on anyone's phone through their mobile app. Highly recommend for anyone that wants a software that is easy to learn!
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Reliability and Availability
Echobox
No answers on this topic
Hootsuite
Any outages are communicated in advance and have not been a problem. We let our clients know based on communications from HootSuite. Since we operate 24/7 with multiple shifts, planned outages can interfere with our operations, but we can always work around it.
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Performance
Echobox
No answers on this topic
Hootsuite
Hootsuite makes passing on articles from the web very easy- when it works! I have had a number of gliches with Chrome where it does not open properly and the solution (after some toing and froing with support) was to uninstall and reinstall. The support staff are always very helpful (which is great!) but the gliches..... well, they suck when you are already busy!
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Support Rating
Echobox
When there have been problems, they’ve usually been resolved very quickly. Some issues have occurred such as not being able to download images or posts not going out when the service has crashed, but they’re also very open to feedback. The option to download pictures loaded into the feed stories was my suggestion; saving us time creating new images and getting the posts out quickly
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Hootsuite
I can manage all of my accounts on one site! It's absolutely amazing!
The dashboard is helpful to see how you are doing as well. Still
getting to understand the analytics and may need to reach out for help
on this
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In-Person Training
Echobox
No answers on this topic
Hootsuite
Very easy to teach and learn
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Online Training
Echobox
No answers on this topic
Hootsuite
The online training is decent; however, it takes a lot more time to search for answers to my questions. Having a training session with a live person was much more effective as they were able to quickly address the business needs I have.
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Implementation Rating
Echobox
You just have to keep in mind that it can take a day or two to have the set up of an account all done.
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Hootsuite
• Combination of vendor and internal. The vendor bumped up our account to the Enterprise version (quite simple and easy) and then set up our organization and team structure. We then had to log in and set up team members and assign members to social media accounts. This was pretty easy to do as they have a great user interface. We simply had to drag and drop people into the correct team giving them access to specific social media accounts.
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Alternatives Considered
Echobox
Echobox AI function (the ability to decide when is the best time to share a post) is a [game-changer] and also the UI is cleaner and easier to use. I found Hootsuite confusing and complicated. It has too many windows and also doesn't pull the articles automatically. There is no comparison really, Echobox is miles ahead.
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Hootsuite
Hootsuite's free account was sufficient for use on behalf of our client. When they restructured their pricing model and eliminated free and affordable subscriptions suitable for a small business, we found that Zoho Social was an excellent replacement. The interface was simpler and the pricing was affordable and suitable for a small business.
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Scalability
Echobox
No answers on this topic
Hootsuite
We are only using in marketing and have been able to scale.
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Return on Investment
Echobox
  • Higher click-through rates on articles shared to social.
  • An increased volume of social posts across all pages through automation, leading to more eyes on more articles.
  • Automation has led to more time for other tasks.
  • Digital subscriptions have increased steadily since implementing Echobox.
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Hootsuite
  • I have been able to evaluate which posts, in general, do well and figure out what types of posts to make (content)
  • It's been harder however to compare on social medial platform compared to another because it's hard to duplicate a post with a new owly (I think you used to be able to) but more so, you also can't assign it a custom owly link so I can see at a glance which owly link was associated with what platform.
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ScreenShots

Hootsuite Screenshots

Screenshot of Monitoring: Monitors social media profiles in one place and tracks the topics that matter to the brand.Screenshot of Publishing: Create, publish and schedule engaging posts across social channels.Screenshot of Customer Engagement: A consolidated stream of messages across networks that can be triaged and assigned to respond to customers faster. Provides optional chatbot handover for automated responses.Screenshot of Scheduling: Social content can be planned as a team with a shared calendar that features collaborative post drafts and built-in approval workflows.Screenshot of Analytics & Reporting: Measures the effectiveness of a social media strategy to help turn strategy into execution with meaningful and actionable insights. Reports can be customized and shared according to unique business goals and objectives.Screenshot of Best Time to Publish: Helps to find the best time to publish so posts are seen more often by fans and followers.