GRIN vs. Roster

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
GRIN
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
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
Roster
Score 7.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Roster creates software that helps convert a brands passionate customers into brand ambassadors to drive awareness on social media, boost marketing, and drive revenue. The vendor states customers are the most authentic source for promoting products and services to others, because when customers share their own experiences, they do so from a position of authority and credibility. A bottom-up strategy focuses on transferring their customers’ contagious enthusiasm and delight to new…
$499
per month
Pricing
GRINRoster
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GRINRoster
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
GRINRoster
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
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Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
GRIN
1.0
1 Ratings
0% above category average
Roster
-
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
Roster
-
Ratings
Influencer search1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Influencer tracking2.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Report generation1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Campaign planning1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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User Ratings
GRINRoster
Likelihood to Recommend
5.9
(71 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.4
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.3
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
GRINRoster
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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Roster (Wooly, Inc.)
Roster Ambassador Marketing Software is very well suited for organizations looking to reach new customers through trust gained from existing customers. The product is optimal for any new startup looking increase sales though networking and at the same time track the results.
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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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Roster (Wooly, Inc.)
  • The power of word-of-mouth
  • Create Brand Awareness
  • Great Social Impact
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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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Roster (Wooly, Inc.)
  • Could not find anything missing or any particular areas of improvement as this was first of its kind of product evaluation for one of the clients
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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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Roster (Wooly, Inc.)
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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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Roster (Wooly, Inc.)
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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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Roster (Wooly, Inc.)
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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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Roster (Wooly, Inc.)
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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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Roster (Wooly, Inc.)
We truly believe Roster Ambassador Marketing Software stands apart from other such marketing softwares due to low priced and flexible implementation approach.
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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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Roster (Wooly, Inc.)
  • Roster surely will help to grow ROI by generating sales and building trust among existing and prospective customers.
  • Roster will help to reduce customer acquisition cost
  • Get to know more about actual influencers.
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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

Roster Screenshots

Screenshot of Recruit: Contact and connect with ideal audiences with a suite of recruiting features.Screenshot of Track the important metrics that matterScreenshot of Measure: Track, analyze, and adjust campaigns to build influencer marketing that performs.Screenshot of Ambassador portal that engages and informsScreenshot of Ambassador Portal that contains everything in one placeScreenshot of Actions to move the audience