Echobox Social vs. Khoros Marketing

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Echobox Social
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
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
Khoros Marketing
Score 7.9 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium) is a social media management platform. Key features include: Plan and Organize Social Campaigns, Manage Real-Time Engagement, and Learn and Prove Social ImpactN/A
Pricing
Echobox SocialKhoros Marketing
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Echobox SocialKhoros Marketing
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Echobox SocialKhoros Marketing
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Echobox SocialKhoros Marketing
Listening/monitoring
Comparison of Listening/monitoring features of Product A and Product B
Echobox Social
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Ratings
Khoros Marketing
6.3
117 Ratings
20% below category average
Boolean keyword searches00 Ratings7.390 Ratings
Filtering out noise/spam00 Ratings5.799 Ratings
Sentiment analysis00 Ratings6.889 Ratings
Broad channel coverage00 Ratings5.3111 Ratings
Publishing
Comparison of Publishing features of Product A and Product B
Echobox Social
-
Ratings
Khoros Marketing
7.3
148 Ratings
9% below category average
Content planning and scheduling00 Ratings8.4146 Ratings
Audience targeting00 Ratings7.2112 Ratings
Content optimization00 Ratings5.05 Ratings
Workflow management00 Ratings8.4130 Ratings
Engagement
Comparison of Engagement features of Product A and Product B
Echobox Social
-
Ratings
Khoros Marketing
7.5
113 Ratings
8% below category average
Automated routing and prioritization00 Ratings7.390 Ratings
Customer interaction histories00 Ratings7.7103 Ratings
Bulk actions00 Ratings7.594 Ratings
Marketing
Comparison of Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Echobox Social
-
Ratings
Khoros Marketing
7.0
103 Ratings
11% below category average
Lead generation00 Ratings6.647 Ratings
Content marketing00 Ratings6.486 Ratings
Paid media management00 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Campaigns and promotions00 Ratings7.890 Ratings
Channel coverage/integration
Comparison of Channel coverage/integration features of Product A and Product B
Echobox Social
-
Ratings
Khoros Marketing
7.6
147 Ratings
12% below category average
Twitter00 Ratings7.7138 Ratings
Facebook00 Ratings7.9143 Ratings
LinkedIn00 Ratings7.4105 Ratings
Google+00 Ratings9.018 Ratings
Instagram00 Ratings7.4132 Ratings
Pinterest00 Ratings6.246 Ratings
YouTube00 Ratings7.533 Ratings
Reporting/analytics
Comparison of Reporting/analytics features of Product A and Product B
Echobox Social
-
Ratings
Khoros Marketing
7.1
131 Ratings
11% below category average
Campaign success analytics00 Ratings8.0121 Ratings
Real-time tracking00 Ratings6.4120 Ratings
Competitor analysis00 Ratings6.777 Ratings
Account management
Comparison of Account management features of Product A and Product B
Echobox Social
-
Ratings
Khoros Marketing
5.9
136 Ratings
32% below category average
Role-based user permissions & privileges00 Ratings6.2132 Ratings
Mobile access00 Ratings5.6112 Ratings
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User Ratings
Echobox SocialKhoros Marketing
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(70 ratings)
8.0
(184 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.4
(4 ratings)
8.8
(34 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(8 ratings)
8.9
(29 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.7
(11 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(8 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(20 ratings)
8.0
(31 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(7 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.7
(24 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.4
(4 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(122 ratings)
User Testimonials
Echobox SocialKhoros Marketing
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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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
The best it could be used for is running campaigns. Be it a product launch or be it any new event that you are hosting. If you need to quickly grab attention, then this might be your choice. Also the report given after the campaign is a good insight for improving your next campaign.
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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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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
  • Reporting is great - easy to create bespoke dashboards for multiple ways to view the data and trends in platform
  • Onboarding and training - a good repository of knowledge articles for users to access on most aspects of the platform for self-learning
  • The user-friendly and intuitive interface allows any user to quickly assimilate how to use the platform.
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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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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
  • Look and feel of the interface could use a refresh as it's not very exciting to use
  • Improve analytics features and accuracy
  • Facilitate bulk actions
  • Better alerts/visibility of collaborative actions and assigned tasks
  • Clearer communication around new feature releases and announcements
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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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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
There is no product like Khoros. Our company lives and dies by the analytics, and to date, we have not seen a more comprehensive analytics structure for any social media management tool. Khoros support is also fantastic, responding and resolving any and all questions, ideas, or complaints, usually in 24 hours.
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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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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Khoros Marketing is very user-friendly and easy to navigate. The calendar visibility is the view I use most so I can see all posts going out on all of our channels. It allows us to time posts in a proper cadence so we don't overlap with other pressing content.
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Reliability and Availability
Echobox
No answers on this topic
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
• We still experience a bit of downtime and slowness here but things have drastically improved in the last year with their feature updates and reconfigured hosting.
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Performance
Echobox
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Khoros has greatly improved the performance of its SaaS products in the last 5 years. Their applications, including Conversations, Intelligence, and Experiences, all load quickly with real-time data. This performance is critical to provide meaningful, social customer support, and marketing. The performance maintains integrity even when you deploy powerful integrations like Salesforce Customer Relationship Manager.
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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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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Overall, support does a great job and is timely in their responses and efforts. We have had to contact support many times due to the Capture app. Some tickets have remained open for months, while others get resolved quickly. I understand this is not always up to support and they often have to wait for their engineering team to fix issues that we identified, but it's difficult to deal with issues that are affecting our workflow, especially for extended amounts of time.
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In-Person Training
Echobox
No answers on this topic
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
• As a very early customer, we did not undergo formal training but worked closely with the team to get the system set up to do what we wanted. However, online training resources are now available with many blog posts / video lessons and tutorials.
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Online Training
Echobox
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
it is important to note that my perspective is not necessarily common - I'm a geek/nerd/poweruser in general, so I found the online resources to be more than adequate (and often very aesthetically pleasing, too). That said, a less "geeky" person might struggle a bit.
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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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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
The implementation team from Khoros were great - they worked hard to understand our somewhat complex organization, and were with us all the way through face to face meetings, user training, and technical training. We had a clearly defined account manager and implementation manager, who worked really effectively together and with us.
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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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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
On some accounts that I am on, I use Asana in place of Khoros marketing but I much prefer Khoros Marketing. I prefer Khoros Marketing over Asana because I can post directly (and schedule posts) on Khoros but not on Asana. Also, I can moderate directly on Khoros but not Asana
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Scalability
Echobox
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Khoros seems to struggle a little past a certain level of scale. More than 30 separate per day makes it difficult to view all content in the weekly calendar view, which is frustrating and could cause issues. However, the ability to schedule one post across multiple channels is hugely valuable and cuts down on a lot of duplicative work.
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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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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
  • Negatively impacted relationship with Khoros as they're notoriously difficult to engage with or able to produce viable results from our feedback.
  • Negatively impacted KPI reporting, as metrics were inaccurate for six months.
  • Negatively impacted resource management, as there've been so many restrictions with this platform that simple, day-to-day tasks take so much longer.
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