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Score 7.7 out of 100

Sprout Social

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Likelihood to Recommend

Mention

I would ask if they have ever used a software like Mention before, if not, I would totally suggest they start with it. It's easy to use, easy to set up and while it may be confusing at first, it's probably the cheapest and most effective. My suggestion to a new marketer or first-time user of this kind of software would be Mention.
Mark Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sprout Social

Sprout [Social] is great for small businesses, small agencies and those who need a platform but don't want to spend a fortune. If you need multiple user log-in's, the cost will add up. This is great to share a log-in for different people to use or add one or two users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Listening/monitoring

Mention
Sprout Social
8.6
Boolean keyword searches
Mention
Sprout Social
8.7
Filtering out noise/spam
Mention
Sprout Social
8.4
Sentiment analysis
Mention
Sprout Social
8.6
Broad channel coverage
Mention
Sprout Social
8.8

Publishing

Mention
Sprout Social
9.0
Content planning and scheduling
Mention
Sprout Social
9.3
Audience targeting
Mention
Sprout Social
8.9
Content optimization
Mention
Sprout Social
8.9
Workflow management
Mention
Sprout Social
9.1

Engagement

Mention
Sprout Social
8.6
Automated routing and prioritization
Mention
Sprout Social
8.7
Customer interaction histories
Mention
Sprout Social
9.1
Bulk actions
Mention
Sprout Social
8.2

Marketing

Mention
Sprout Social
7.7
Lead generation
Mention
Sprout Social
8.5
Content marketing
Mention
Sprout Social
8.8
Paid media management
Mention
Sprout Social
6.2
Campaigns and promotions
Mention
Sprout Social
7.2

Channel coverage/integration

Mention
Sprout Social
8.9
Twitter
Mention
Sprout Social
9.3
Facebook
Mention
Sprout Social
9.4
LinkedIn
Mention
Sprout Social
8.6
Google+
Mention
Sprout Social
9.3
Instagram
Mention
Sprout Social
8.6
Pinterest
Mention
Sprout Social
9.1
YouTube
Mention
Sprout Social
8.0

Reporting/analytics

Mention
Sprout Social
8.9
Campaign success analytics
Mention
Sprout Social
8.8
Real-time tracking
Mention
Sprout Social
9.2
Competitor analysis
Mention
Sprout Social
8.7

Account management

Mention
Sprout Social
8.9
Role-based user permissions & privileges
Mention
Sprout Social
9.0
Mobile access
Mention
Sprout Social
8.8

Pros

Mention

  • Mention has nice support and implementation function. They will do some of the harder work for you (e.g. refining your alerts).
  • It helps us to easily track and rank influencers, which improves the effectiveness of our Public Relations (PR).
  • You can filter and refine alerts e.g. by language. This is useful if you want to break into new markets.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sprout Social

  • The Landscape system that Sprout Social offers allows me to modify all the images that I want to publish on my social networks. This service allows me to modify the size of the image, add filters, modify the colors and much more, it is a very important tool to be able to have a better presentation of the images that we use in our publications on social networks.
  • It offers me a perfect statistical system where I can consult all kinds of movements that have occurred in all my social networks, I can see statistics individually or generally. The statistics allow me to see group reports, participation, information on audience movement on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn and also allow me to view the activity that has occurred in my account.
  • Sprout Social allows me to view a record in real time that shows me all the movements that my social networks are having by my employees. As Director of the Marketing Sector, this is a very important role, as I can know what actions my employees are taking to improve marketing with social networks.
Sasha Brito | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Mention

  • Yes, I just said it is clean and easy to use, but there is always room for improvement in even the most perfect software. I would personally love to see the ability to custom message options a bit more or just customize the look and feel of your dashboard.
  • Bugs. Mention works great 95% of the time. The other 5%, you may run into major crashes or see mentions that you cleared coming back, etc., but nothing that is a deal breaker or unexpected with a tool like this. Worth noting nonetheless!
  • Better plans. This is a small issue, but I wish the lower plans has some basic reporting.
Aaron Treguboff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sprout Social

  • The main drawback of Sprout Social that I have been facing for some time that they are frequently updating their software to provide the best possible services for their users.
  • Even though the dashboard is well designed, it is very difficult to navigate the right tool and the tab to open the relevant program in the platform, which is very much time taking and makes me less productive at work.
Dayanna Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Mention

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sprout Social

Sprout Social 6.2
Based on 61 answers
While I am currently no longer working with the company in which I was employed and utilized Sprout Social, I do know that the company is still utilizing Sprout Social on a daily basis and I do not foresee a time when the subscription would be cancelled.
Jennifer Wagner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Mention

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sprout Social

Sprout Social 9.3
Based on 35 answers
Sprout Social is extremely user-friendly. The publishing feature is easy to use, and provides previews of what your content will look like once posted. I also love the calendar view where you can view all posts you have scheduled for the month. The collaborative nature of the platform makes working directly in Sprout Social with clients a breeze, and we are seeing our content get approved much faster.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Mention

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sprout Social

Sprout Social 7.7
Based on 16 answers
Uptime was OK, but given the fact that we are in Europe, there were some specific problems: They tended to take the system down for maintenance during the night in the US, which was during our workday. This was definitely problematic and hard to explain to our clients.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Mention

Mention 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Mention works quickly and its user interface is easy to use. Alerts update regularly and I've never noticed any lag. It integrates with our CRM via Zapier, but this is not something which we use yet. The only thing I would say is that it takes time for Mention to reach its full potential. It only starts to rank influences from when you set up the alert, so it can take a few weeks to build a map of your influencers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sprout Social

Sprout Social 8.0
Based on 14 answers
It is quick to post, however you have to refresh the page every time you add a new scheduled item.
Sarah Zibanejadrad | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Mention

Mention 9.0
Based on 9 answers
Mention always responded promptly and gave excellent support. Any problem we had with the software, from login trouble to broken features were addressed quickly. There was once a problem with our quota, where we were unable to see results we should have been able to see. We sent an email, and within an hour, the situation was resolved!
Kenny King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sprout Social

Sprout Social 9.6
Based on 43 answers
Sprout Social's customer support is extremely prompt and always helpful. Not only do they provide quick and useful service, but the representatives follow up multiple times to ensure that the issue is fully address and/or completely resolved. The overall experience is exemplary; very few other companies provide comparable service.
Diana R. Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Mention

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sprout Social

Sprout Social 7.3
Based on 3 answers
Their training is good, but the promotion of it is even better. I don't need or have the time for training, but I was always happy to know it was there. They did a great job sending updates out and making me aware when there was a new feature that I may want training for. As for the training I never used it, so I can't comment on that
Ryan Montano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Mention

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sprout Social

Sprout Social 8.9
Based on 20 answers
Make sure you do it all the way. Do not break it into phases. Pour yourself a coffee, start it in the morning and you'll be done before you finish that coffee.
Valentin Vesa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Mention

Currently, there are no other tools available with the features that Mention has possible according to our knowledge and experience. We firmly believe that Mention has placed themselves in a category all of their own. In the ten years, our company has been around. We have yet to come across any other companies like Mention. Pretty sure there may be another company or competition. None like Mention in our opinion are available, however.
Stephen Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sprout Social

I used Sprinklr when I was with a previous employer. While the tool is extremely robust in its community management, publishing, reporting and social listening capabilities, the price tag is cumbersome for smaller businesses and agencies. Sprout offers similar capabilities at a reasonable price. If you do need heavy automation, highly customizable reporting and cost is no barrier, Sprinklr still may be worth exploring, but Sprout should be able to deliver. I've also used Spredfast, which is now Khors, a few years ago and I was not impressed with the tool at all. It lagged in automation, the tool frequently glitched, its slow speed made work extremely difficult and they were misleading when it came to current capabilities vs future capabilities. They may have improved since then, but I would recommend Sprout hands down. Also, Spredfast had a slightly lower price tag than Sprinklr, but the cost savings was not significant. Sprout would come in below what they are probably still requesting today.
Talissa (Beall) Navarro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Mention

  • Mention has had a positive impact on my business because it gives people the impression that I was following them, even if I might not have been. It makes me appear active on all social media platforms, even if I ONLY look at my mentions each day!
  • Because I have only used the free plan but have benefitted greatly, I would say that my ROI is fantastic!
  • The only negative impact that Mention has is that I do get a daily email in my inbox, and it is one more thing to check. However, it is worth the time.
Heidi Butkus | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sprout Social

  • We are a non-profit and we don't run ads or anything like that. The primary benefit so far has been an increase in the efficiency of scheduling and a better awareness of our social impact. We're in a heavy ramp-up phase this quarter though in our use of Sprout and should begin to measure more tangible ROI objectives.
Peter Slayton | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Mention

General

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

Mention Editions & Modules

Edition
Solo$29.001
Starter$99.001
CompanyCustom1
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Sprout Social

General

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

Sprout Social Editions & Modules

Edition
Free TrialFree1
Standard$992
Professional$1492
Advanced$2492
  1. for 30 days
  2. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Mention
7.2
Sprout Social
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Mention
Sprout Social
6.2

Usability

Mention
Sprout Social
9.3

Reliability and Availability

Mention
Sprout Social
7.7

Performance

Mention
9.0
Sprout Social
8.0

Support Rating

Mention
9.0
Sprout Social
9.6

Online Training

Mention
Sprout Social
7.3

Implementation Rating

Mention
Sprout Social
8.9

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