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Likelihood to Recommend

Media Monitor Pro

Media Monitor Pro is a great choice for smaller organizations, such as companies, nonprofits or PR agencies, that need to monitor television news coverage when a lot of television news clips are not expected on a daily basis. It offers competitive pricing compared to some of the larger players in the media monitoring space but without the "bells and whistles" of reports and analytics, but a smaller company wouldn't need those as much as a larger company that is in the news on television a lot. It's not as great of a fit for those larger companies, particularly when there is a crisis PR situation and the company needs to be tracking news media coverage constantly and have instant access to any and all clips.
Cindy Arco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

Meltwater works if you need an easy way to find contact info for people of influence. That's where they excel. I would not get it if you are only working with the same individuals from the same places. Growing your network is where this tool really comes to benefit a PR professional.
Jake Neeley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Media Monitor Pro

  • Cost effective - Media Monitor Pro offers very affordable and competitive pricing for television news media monitoring services.
  • Ease of use - it's easy to view clips sent in the daily emails and to edit, download and share them with others, even if they are not registered users of the Media Monitor Pro platform.
  • The scope of monitoring - Media Monitor Pro monitors the majority of local news television stations throughout the country, plus a decent amount of radio stations.
Cindy Arco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

  • Keyword Search - We are able to find who has recently written about a topic. This allows us to target those who have been recently interested in what we are writing about in our release. It is also a way for us to expand our contact list to reach people who may be writing outside of their normal beat/genre.
  • Search Function - We take advantage of several saved searches that track media mentions. This uses boolean logic to get us the exact results we are looking for. The search function is also great for searching for mentions of our competitors, narrowing our search to a specific product we may have done a campaign on or a more broad topic outside of our company alone.
  • Reporting - Meltwater allows us to set up our own customized reports that are emailed to us on a regular basis that we request.
  • Dashboard - Each user is able to set up a dashboard (homepage) for the platform with the reporting functions that are specific to what we are interested in or need to be aware of. This is a great day-to-day update of our media mentions.
Avery Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Media Monitor Pro

  • Clip availability - quite frequently, the links to clips in the daily digest emails would not work. After clicking the link, you would be taken to the clip player and it would "load" for quite a while and then say the clip failed to play. I would have to contact the support team to figure out if it was an issue with the clip or why it wasn't loading.
  • Clip timing - often when you begin playing a clip in the player, it's not at the specific part that mentioned your company's keywords. That would mean I had to listen to a long clip/story to find what part was relevant to me.
Cindy Arco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

  • While the platform has seemingly unlimited options, it takes a while to learn. Our product support representative has been really helpful in web tutorials, and the Knowledge Base documents explain some things in detail, but it may be helpful for Meltwater to publish videos of them navigating the site.
  • Meltwater finds obscure placements, but it misses many on prominent web sites. In the last month, it's missed stories on Forbes, New York Times, Huffington Post and Bloomberg.
  • Meltwater can improve its updating of media contacts. I think they do this annually, but I average six or seven dead email addresses for every 25 reporters whenever I build a distribution list.
David Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Media Monitor Pro

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Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform 10.0
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Meltwater's platform consistently out-performs others we trial when it comes to monitoring. Their customer support is unrivaled, and I've never seen anything like it from such a large company. Meltwater is on top of emerging trends and needs of PR practitioners both in terms of actually practicing PR *and* in terms of helping us show ROI to clients.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Media Monitor Pro

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Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform 2.3
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Once you get some basic training it's pretty easy to use. I would like to see training manuals, or instructional videos to help me explore features I'm not currently using.
Chris Vanasdalan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform 5.7
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After we purchased the tool, our team was given a login and a training site, and then we were left to "dig in" for ourselves. After struggling with getting the tool implemented, I asked for a call and did get some assistance, but could use many more calls to learn the platform. There are lots of on-demand training, but with such a robust tool, it would be nice for some 1-1 training, especially for the price paid.I will say that when reaching out to their customer support team, they are extremely quick to respond or assist as they can.
Jenna Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Media Monitor Pro

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Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform 8.0
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Again, really in-depth and helpful for a program that is really easy to use.
Carolyn Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Media Monitor Pro

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Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform 8.0
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Walked step by step through program. Very informative on a program that doesn't require much training.
Carolyn Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform 6.1
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You are only allowed 15 users, so make sure you've identified who will have access to use the tool.
Chris Vanasdalan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Media Monitor Pro

I prefer Cision PR Software over Media Monitor Pro. Cision PR Software is more expensive, but offers more options and is a better overall comprehensive solution to media monitoring and reporting as it monitors television, print and online news. Media Monitor Pro only monitors television news clips, so I have to also use another service to monitor for print and online coverage, then create my own reports from scratch using analytics and data from both platforms.
Cindy Arco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

Meltwater is definitely a more versatile tool than Cision. Cision's main purpose is to search for media contacts and create media lists, which it does a really good job of. I'm very comfortable with Cision which is why I use it even though Meltwater has this feature in addition to the media tracking that it is known for. But Cision is very one-sided whereas you can do a lot more things with Meltwater.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Media Monitor Pro

  • Media Monitor Pro had a negative impact in terms of timely access to some news clips. Although the reports are delivered regularly, the issues with clicking on particular clips and not having them play properly were frustrating and left us without key clips needed in crisis situations.
  • Media Monitor Pro had a positive impact in terms of allowing us to easily store and categorize clips through folders by topic and date.
Cindy Arco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

  • I've yet to really see a way to measure ROI by using Meltwater.
  • We have a goal number of positive mentions by percentage that our organization strives to reach. Meltwater keeps excellent track of this.
  • I like what Meltwater does for us, but I don't see extreme positives or negatives in terms of business objectives. It is simply good for what I need it to do.
Lance Cranmer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Media Monitor Pro

General

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

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

General

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

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