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Score 6.1 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

MobileMonkey

MobileMonkey would be great if you have a really strong social media presence and want to capitalize on people visiting your pages. It's great if you have a tech friendly audience who is not afraid to talk to a chatbot. If you have an audience where they might be uncomfortable or more of an "uptight" audience then it might not be fore you. It's also not great for heavy B2B if your focus is on high level targets as they're likely not logged in to Facebook at work. B2C is probably the best function for MobileMonkey, although it could be used to help field support messages.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pulsar

I think that Pulsar is a good tool for brands or agencies who have a set list of competitors or subbrands that they are looking to do a monthly/weekly comparison of engagement metrics. When you have the brand account inputted, the data is shown in a visually tangible way and easy to comprehend.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

MobileMonkey

  • For small businesses on zero budget - provides a free.
  • A Facebook group community with peers and experts helping each other.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pulsar

  • Track engagements over time
  • Easy to use interface
  • Modern and updated display
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MobileMonkey

  • Terrible marketing ethics!
  • 6am phone calls to my cell trying to up-sell me
  • Spam galore! I have replied more than 5 times to be unsubscribed, yet they still spam me
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pulsar

  • Unfortunately, when exporting data it is often hard to read in an easy format.
  • I've used other tools where you can get historical data once you put into the tool but Pulsar cannot do that.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

MobileMonkey

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pulsar

Pulsar 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Pulsar is not a complex tool by any means. The interface is updated and comprehensive, and I've used multiple tools in the past where the interface was very outdated and exporting data was often a difficult process since it was not well organized. The tool works well in visualizing complex data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

MobileMonkey

MobileMonkey 5.6
Based on 2 answers
MobileMonkey support is second to none when you have a paid plan. Always willing to help and make your life a lot easier when you're facing any technical difficulties or frustrations. When I was on the free plan, I found plenty of useful resources that helped me solve my problems, and I could still contact support for help.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pulsar

Pulsar 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I have not had to reach out to Pulsar support before but my coworkers have and said the support was good.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

MobileMonkey

MobileMonkey is a lot less expensive than both Olark and Drift. We chose MobileMonkey because we were hoping the familiar interface and integration between social and the website would drive more interest which would lead to conversion and revenue. It's more of a chatbot than Intercom in that Intercom is really good for customer support, but MM is a nice way to get people interested by sharing high level data through a conversation that doesn't require a real person. However, Olark, Drift, and Intercom all integrate with the major CRMs and marketing automation platforms which gives them a real edge over MobileMonkey at this time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pulsar

I think that Pulsar is one of the more updated platforms that I have used and the metrics exported/shown in the dashboard are accurate. I think that some tools report inaccurate metrics gathered from social media platforms due to the new APIs, something that often causes confusion and lack of clarity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

MobileMonkey

  • It has become a quick sunk-cost due to the amount of time I had to spend ignoring/blocking their unsolicited marketing/communication attempts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pulsar

  • Input into our algorithm for brand strength and stature
  • Quick engagement tracking
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

MobileMonkey

General

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

MobileMonkey Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Pulsar

General

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

Pulsar Editions & Modules

Edition
TRAC (starter package)$1,2001
  1. 150,000 mentions
Modules
CORE (starter package)$4501
  1. Other
Additional Pricing Details
Prices listed are on a 'starting from' basis. All TRAC packages have unlimited user log-ins, unlimited search queries and are charged on the amount of mentions pulled in. Bespoke packages are available.

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