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Likelihood to Recommend

Hootsuite

Hootsuite is well suited for those managing a single social media account or dozens. It can be used by small businesses all the way up to large scale marketing agencies. The ability to post to multiple channels at once is so incredibly helpful and a huge time saver. Give it a try, you will be glad you did.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Social Studio

If you're tasked with publishing content to social on behalf of your organization then this tool is certainly worth considering. You have quick and easy capability to schedule across multiple platforms with drag-and-drop simplicity. It ties into Salesforce's real strength of its CRM platform so you can quickly tie social activity and leads to those already in your database. And it does a good job at monitoring and analyzing brand and competitor content across multiple media types.Having said that, if you're into deep-dive and full functionality SaaS tools then this might not be for you as it covers three areas adequately, but not in enough detail or strength to make it a star performer
Jeremy Cowles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Listening/monitoring

Hootsuite
7.5
Social Studio
8.0
Boolean keyword searches
Hootsuite
7.5
Social Studio
7.9
Filtering out noise/spam
Hootsuite
7.0
Social Studio
7.9
Sentiment analysis
Hootsuite
6.9
Social Studio
8.1
Broad channel coverage
Hootsuite
8.5
Social Studio
8.1

Publishing

Hootsuite
8.3
Social Studio
9.4
Content planning and scheduling
Hootsuite
9.2
Social Studio
10.0
Audience targeting
Hootsuite
7.8
Social Studio
9.9
Content optimization
Hootsuite
7.9
Social Studio
8.0
Workflow management
Hootsuite
8.5
Social Studio
9.9

Engagement

Hootsuite
8.2
Social Studio
8.6
Automated routing and prioritization
Hootsuite
7.9
Social Studio
10.0
Customer interaction histories
Hootsuite
8.1
Social Studio
8.1
Bulk actions
Hootsuite
8.5
Social Studio
7.7

Marketing

Hootsuite
7.0
Social Studio
5.5
Lead generation
Hootsuite
7.2
Social Studio
5.0
Content marketing
Hootsuite
7.4
Social Studio
5.0
Paid media management
Hootsuite
6.6
Social Studio
5.1
Campaigns and promotions
Hootsuite
6.9
Social Studio
6.9

Channel coverage/integration

Hootsuite
8.6
Social Studio
7.3
Twitter
Hootsuite
9.4
Social Studio
8.1
Facebook
Hootsuite
9.2
Social Studio
8.1
LinkedIn
Hootsuite
8.9
Social Studio
8.1
Google+
Hootsuite
8.8
Social Studio
6.8
Instagram
Hootsuite
7.9
Social Studio
5.2
Pinterest
Hootsuite
8.2
Social Studio
6.5
YouTube
Hootsuite
7.6
Social Studio
8.0

Reporting/analytics

Hootsuite
7.4
Social Studio
9.0
Campaign success analytics
Hootsuite
7.5
Social Studio
9.9
Real-time tracking
Hootsuite
7.5
Social Studio
9.8
Competitor analysis
Hootsuite
7.3
Social Studio
7.2

Account management

Hootsuite
8.3
Social Studio
9.0
Role-based user permissions & privileges
Hootsuite
8.6
Social Studio
8.1
Mobile access
Hootsuite
8.0
Social Studio
10.0

Pros

Hootsuite

  • The great thing about it is that it allows us in making schedules for social media posts belonging to different pages.
  • I strongly appreciate its analytics and tracking the most which help us a lot in facilitating our business in many ways. It let us organize our whole social media. It has made our marketing staff contented.
  • This is the most helpful tool in tracking matrices, followers, posts, and weekly activities as well.
  • This superb tool helps us in keeping the whole social media at a single location.
Jennifer Osborne | TrustRadius Reviewer

Social Studio

  • Social Listening - boolean search queries that can be narrowed down by source and language, as well as location, to ensure it's relevant to the brand.
  • Owned Channel Monitoring - pulling owned content/comments into streams for moderation, engagement and review.
  • Publishing - scheduling, drafting, tracking brand owned social posts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Hootsuite

  • I personally don't like the way Hootsuite displays multiple social channels on the interface. It's very utilitarian and it does have a modern look, but there's just something about the multiple column look that really bugs me. It feels a bit dated and cluttered.
  • I've used both the free and the pro versions before. Pro is somewhat overpriced for the value that it provides and the free version limits you to too few social profiles which puts you in a position to either overpay or go to another option like Buffer which is cheaper but isn't as reliable. I'd say somewhere around $12-15/mo. would make the single-user Pro tier more palatable.
Garrett Genest | TrustRadius Reviewer

Social Studio

  • Some channels not supported yet (Instagram for example) and content from Facebook events is not captured
  • Customisable, and exportable reports still not available in the analyze component of Social Studio - some reporting still needs to be done in Radian6
  • Can't tag people in responses, or tag people/pages in posts for Facebook yet (this means we still schedule some content direct to FB if this is needed)
Nicole Swanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 8.4
Based on 74 answers
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.
Laura Pence | TrustRadius Reviewer

Social Studio

Social Studio 8.5
Based on 3 answers
I spent a lot of time researching the right platform for me and our organisation (thanks to the other reviews on TrustRadius also). Having used other platforms when I found frustrations getting my everyday work done, I knew exactly what I wanted and this is why I chose Social Studio. While there have been a few hiccups, the quarterly update releases and the outstanding tech support have kept me more than happy.
Nicole Swanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 9.1
Based on 27 answers
The layout of horizontal columns for each stream or search is a very cumbersome way to display information. There isn't an easy way to sort, filter, or otherwise re-organize the streams to limit the current view to relevancy. This is one of the primary reasons why we plan to move to another platform.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Social Studio

Social Studio 8.0
Based on 2 answers
It looks good, is easy to use and totally customisable to individual users. It does everything I need in one place. I spend many hours of everyday in this platform and I still like it!
Nicole Swanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 10.0
Based on 36 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Social Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 10.0
Based on 32 answers
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!
Michael Royal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Social Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 7.8
Based on 63 answers
Their customer support has been very helpful during the few times I have contacted them. They seem to be knowledgeable and friendly. As users, you can reach them via email, live chat, tickets, and tweeter. They have a help center within the app that provides users with step-by-step guides and a resource library.
Mahmoud Farag | TrustRadius Reviewer

Social Studio

Social Studio 2.0
Based on 2 answers
I am able to contact support directly via email rather than through an account manager. I get a support auto response immediately with a case number. I usually get an initial response from a support person via email within a 24 hour period and then if it's not resolved quickly I get further phone of email support until the matter resolved. I always get an email asking if I am happy with the resolution before the case is closed
Nicole Swanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to teach and learn
Jessica Rudolph | TrustRadius Reviewer

Social Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 10.0
Based on 8 answers
Would rate it a 10. We received two hours of online training and it was of very high-quality. HootSuite also offers HootSuite University which is an extremely comprehensive training portal with self-paced quizzes, training webinars and videos, best-practice papers, product certification, and access to a network of external experts. This is a fantastic resource.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Social Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 10.0
Based on 65 answers
One person of the organization must take the time to understand the product throughly. Next that person should work with the Hootsuite team to maximize the architecture of your platform and mitigate any problems that may crop up. Also, if a team members voices a concern or is having a problem roll your sleeves up and help them if not it can kill support for the product and end any chances of a renewal. Lastly, set aside enough time to allow for training and refresher training. Solve all problems ambiguity can not be permitted
Edgar Carpenter IV | TrustRadius Reviewer

Social Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Hootsuite

Sprout Social has a better UI than Hootsuite. It uses a single feed approach compared to the multi-column layout that allows you to check and uncheck filters based on what you'd like to see at a given moment. Overall, Hootsuite was a better choice for our team given the stronger analytics reporting that it provided. Being in a data-driven business, this was particularly important to us to be able to provide performance metrics to leadership. Both tools are fairly similar, so it really is a toss-up in terms of which you should choose.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Social Studio

We chose to use Social Studio when it was still called Radian6, before the acquisition by Salesforce. The product was really realiable and full of features that, at that time, were suitable for our purposes. At the time there were practically no competitors for size and functionality.
Andrea Casano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Hootsuite

We haven't needed to scale it all.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Social Studio

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Hootsuite

  • Honestly, Hootsuite has been pretty close to a wash for us. The frequency with which we've had to wrestle with our Facebook Business connection has caused us to repeatedly put Hootsuite on the shelf and opt for manual posting to both FB and Instagram.
  • During the times it functioned properly, Hootsuite probably saved us around an hour of work per day, if you factor in both time required to post to various platforms and potential time spent ensuring/editing consistency between posts.
Brock Ross | TrustRadius Reviewer

Social Studio

  • We were able to benchmark high-level metrics (i.e. Share of Voice) against our competitors YoY.
  • While it was difficult and time-consuming, I was able to create reports using the data pulled in from Social Studio.
  • There were other tools for comparable prices that had more advanced analytics that would have saved time/money had we been using them (Crimson Hexagon).
Jimmy Mack | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Hootsuite

General

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

Hootsuite Editions & Modules

Edition
Professional$49.001
Team$129.002
Business$599.003
EnterpriseContact for Pricing
  1. per month (1 user / 10 social profiles)
  2. per month (3 users / 20 social profiles)
  3. per month (5, up to 10 users / 35 social profiles)
Additional Pricing Details
For feature comparison across our different plans, please visit: https://www.hootsuite.com/plans

Social Studio

General

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

Social Studio Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Hootsuite
8.5
Social Studio
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Hootsuite
8.4
Social Studio
8.5

Usability

Hootsuite
9.1
Social Studio
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Hootsuite
10.0
Social Studio

Performance

Hootsuite
10.0
Social Studio

Support Rating

Hootsuite
7.8
Social Studio
2.0

In-Person Training

Hootsuite
6.0
Social Studio

Online Training

Hootsuite
10.0
Social Studio

Implementation Rating

Hootsuite
10.0
Social Studio

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