GRIN vs. Impact

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
GRIN
Score 7.2 out of 10
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GRIN is a creator management software platform that offers a creator search of over 38 million influencers that is not an opt-in influencer network. GRIN states they believe that the connection between brand and creator should not have a middle-man, and therefore we take no commission. GRIN creator management platform helps brands to connect directly with creator prospects and manage creator relationships to scale. The eCommerce integration aims to make product seeding, discount codes &…N/A
Impact
Score 6.7 out of 10
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Impact Radius is a partner management platform from the company of the same name in Santa Barbara, California. The platform touts tag management without technical assistance for marketers, tracking of all media channels for multi-channel and mobile marketing, call tracking for inbound calls, and affiliate / partner program management capabilities. Central to the platform is the Partner Manager, with its pay-for-performance affiliate management capabilities.N/A
Pricing
GRINImpact
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GRINImpact
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
GRINImpact
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GRIN
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
GRINImpact
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
GRIN
1.0
1 Ratings
0% above category average
Impact
-
Ratings
Responsive Design for Web Access1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Application1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile App Analytics1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Influencer Management
Comparison of Influencer Management features of Product A and Product B
GRIN
1.3
1 Ratings
4% above category average
Impact
-
Ratings
Influencer search1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Influencer tracking2.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Report generation1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Campaign planning1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
GRIN
-
Ratings
Impact
4.3
1 Ratings
28% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Partner performance analytics00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Content Management Capabilties
Comparison of Content Management Capabilties features of Product A and Product B
GRIN
-
Ratings
Impact
2.7
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Content management00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Content sharing00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Partner collaboration tools00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Partner Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Partner Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
GRIN
-
Ratings
Impact
5.7
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Partner discovery and onboarding00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Referral tracking00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Journey builder00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Best Alternatives
GRINImpact
Small Businesses
Mention
Mention
Score 9.4 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Mention
Mention
Score 9.4 out of 10
Salesforce Experience Cloud
Salesforce Experience Cloud
Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Meltwater
Meltwater
Score 6.7 out of 10
Salesforce Experience Cloud
Salesforce Experience Cloud
Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
GRINImpact
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(71 ratings)
4.9
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.4
(6 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.3
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
GRINImpact
Likelihood to Recommend
GRIN
GRIN is well suited for companies that are seeking an all-in-one solution for influencer program management and place a high value in repurposing UGC for marketing purposes. I would also say that GRIN makes sense for those who are aggressively scaling their influencer program and are planning on having at least 100-150 creators in the program. GRIN would be less appropriate for companies who may not have a large influencer program and are merely seeking to track affiliate link/coupon code performance.
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Impact
Any publisher looking to monetize their blogs would be a great fit. The size of the publisher probably doesn't matter. They have a wide selection of advertisers and publishers can sign up for free. Advertisers that are looking for great partners for their affiliate programs would be good fits. One of the benefits is that Impact really focuses on recruiting high-quality publishers.
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Pros
GRIN
  • customer service on all levels
  • streamlines resources (creator search, emails, Shopify orders, payments, etc) all on one platform
  • The amount of customization and overall tools - sometimes this feels overwhelming but I'm grateful they are there to build on as I grow my experience with the platform
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Impact
  • There are no hidden charges and tracking is instant and automated.
  • As an affiliate, Finding relevant offers and managing the programs is quite easy.
  • It has a great user interface which is quite easy to use and manage.
  • There is nearly zero downtime, which makes it much more efficient and reliable.
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Cons
GRIN
  • Creator search tool - doesn't bring up viable creator options, which means we do primarily off-platform seeding.
  • The landing page is clunky and not functional for reviewing creators - it adds a lot of time to my team's day looking through the creators with the way it's set up.
  • Email templates have funny formatting, and the typeface always seems to get messed up.
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Impact
  • User interface could be improved a little, as it is a quite difficult task to find the content or links
  • Approval from the advertisers sometimes takes a huge amount of time. If they can somehow reduce the response time, it will be great
  • New affiliates might find the onboarding process a little difficult
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Likelihood to Renew
GRIN
I wouldn't be able to run as high of a profitable or functioning influencer program without it. GRIN seriously is the organizational tool that propels us towards success, it is not in any way going to do the work for you, but it does make the work more efficient, easier, and WAY more organized
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Impact
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Usability
GRIN
The user interface of the platform is very well designed and extremely intuitive. You almost don't need an onboarding process because the workflow is so straightforward. The only item I would mention as a downside is the reporting. In order to get comprehensive reports, you need to go into each individual campaign. There is no aggregated report with all conversions.
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Impact
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Support Rating
GRIN
We have our own support rep who helped get us set up, and as odd one off questions have come up has continued to support us. The rep is super knowledgeably and has also helped with some creative ways to get what we need. They are also always super fast to help when anything comes up
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Impact
We've been reaching out requesting support for two months and no one has responded. They completely ghosted us. We've emailed the original sales rep, our account manager, our sales rep and account manager's bosses, and others. Still no response, though I can see the emails have been opened multiple times. I've never experienced worse support.
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Implementation Rating
GRIN
I don't have any key insights here. If you have someone organized and aware of how the influencer workflow operates then it will be a very easy implementation process for you. I would just ensure you have all of your products setup in Shopify before starting the implementation with Grin.
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Impact
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Alternatives Considered
GRIN
I was looking around at Dovetale, which connected with Shopify, and although it may be an easy connection because it's within the Shopify website, it isn't as user-friendly. It also doesn't offer the same hands-on experience from the GRIN team, 24/7 customer support, or bi-weekly calls with your direct contact. It just doesn't feel like it's worth it to me for the "convenience."
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Impact
First promoter has been a phenomenal affiliate platform to use. It has everything I need from a reporting perspective. It has everything I need from a payout perspective. It has all the links, tips, and tools I need for promoting products. Overall it is a far better tool to use
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Return on Investment
GRIN
  • We are just getting moving with Grin but I am excited to grow our overall program.
  • The Grin community has provided a wealth of insights that we have been able to implement.
  • The addition of EMV data has been great for tracking success.
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Impact
  • By using Impact we were able to increase the number of advertisers on our platform.
  • Delayed payments on the part of advertisers or Impact creates so many execution issues.
  • Multi regional campaigns helped us to increase our presens in the market.
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ScreenShots

GRIN Screenshots

Screenshot of Search 36M+ CreatorsScreenshot of Identify Influential CustomersScreenshot of Activate Unlimited CampaignsScreenshot of Track Creator ContentScreenshot of Send Email Templates + SequencesScreenshot of Report on Performance

Impact Screenshots

Screenshot of Impact.com