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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

Sprout Social

Sprout is great for marketing departments looking to watch their brand and promote their blog. It's especially good for single person posting. I don't see it working well for larger teams and collaborating real time as there isn't a great way to see who is tackling what. You can assign tasks or grab them but it would be great to see who is clicking what or a chat feature perhaps?The dashboard could also use some help to show more about the brand, perhaps specific keywords we watch. Or trends across social platforms that we might care about.
Todd Terwillegar, Content Marketing Certified | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Listening/monitoring

MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
7.7
Boolean keyword searches
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
8.2
Filtering out noise/spam
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
6.9
Sentiment analysis
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
7.3
Broad channel coverage
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
8.4

Publishing

MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
7.7
Content planning and scheduling
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
7.8
Audience targeting
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
7.7
Content optimization
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
7.7
Workflow management
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
7.8

Engagement

MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
7.7
Automated routing and prioritization
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
8.0
Customer interaction histories
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
7.8
Bulk actions
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
7.5

Marketing

MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
7.4
Lead generation
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
7.5
Content marketing
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
8.7
Paid media management
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
6.2
Campaigns and promotions
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
7.2

Channel coverage/integration

MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
7.9
Twitter
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
9.1
Facebook
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
8.6
LinkedIn
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
7.9
Google+
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
5.4
Instagram
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
8.1
Pinterest
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
8.3
YouTube
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
8.0

Reporting/analytics

MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
8.0
Campaign success analytics
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
8.2
Real-time tracking
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
8.4
Competitor analysis
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
7.3

Account management

MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
8.1
Role-based user permissions & privileges
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
8.5
Mobile access
MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
7.8

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

Sprout Social

  • Analytics Reporting - Sprout Social does a nice job at providing robust analytics across all social media platforms. We use this to monitor our social media performance over a specified time period, including number of posts, increase in followers, and changes in engagements and link clinks.
  • Social Media Scheduling - Sprout Social is good for scheduling social media posts in advance. With the version we use, it also shows us what time we should schedule our posts based on the past performance of our previous posts.
  • Social Media Monitoring - Sprout Social does a good job at monitoring social media mentions and searching for posts containing certain specified keywords.
Jenna Carpentier | 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

Sprout Social

  • This is not a great platform for teams. Their basic $99 plan includes a single user, and charges quite a bit to add more.
  • This is not a great platform for agencies that have more than 5 accounts or less than 100 without paying a hefty price tag. Their deluxe plan is $149 for only 10 accounts. My team has access to more than 30 pages, and we'd have to disconnect a profile, then connect a new one, wait for it to load, and then produce a new report for our clients. It was too cumbersome to be effective.
  • Value overall. Other competitors are offering more users and the same amount of pages for less money.
  • Technical support. Our team spent about $2,500 with this company across 2 years - we published our final reports, made a single request for support with 3 different team members, and it was denied four times.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

MobileMonkey

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

MobileMonkey

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sprout Social

Sprout Social 5.5
Based on 18 answers
Sprout Social is extremely easy to use and would only require minimal training for a new user. They have many features and functionalities that I absolutely love. I can't speak highly enough of their mobile app! As I've mentioned, this app has been a life saver when I've been traveling and have been unable to access a desktop
Olivia Ann Hurst | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

MobileMonkey

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sprout Social

Sprout Social 7.7
Based on 8 answers
I have never seen it in maintenance or downtime mode — I am always able to access this product.
Lizzie Maldonado | 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

Sprout Social

Sprout Social 3.0
Based on 13 answers
The folks at Sprout are great. Answering the simplest questions right via Twitter or Facebook, the more complex issues i've had they respond back via email within a couple hours if not sooner. Extremely impressed with their customer support, they really know their product and aren't just trying to get you to upgrade to a higher tier
Lisa Kribs-LaPierre | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

MobileMonkey

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

MobileMonkey

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sprout Social

Sprout Social 8.9
Based on 10 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

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

Sprout Social

Sprout social is a bit more advanced than Hootsuite in my experience, but it does not stack up to other social media monitoring or analytics tools that I've used as far as functionality. Having said that, it is a significantly less expensive tool than others such as Cision or Crimson Hexagon.
Jimmy Mack | 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

Sprout Social

  • Sprout Social has positively impacted our interactions with guests and potential travelers looking for information because we can answer their questions in a timely manner.
  • Sprout Social has positively impacted the way we are able to schedule campaigns and track their process.
  • There is no direct data to indicate an ROI. We can measure link clicks but we cannot translate that into bookings as of yet.
Stephanie MacMillan | 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

Sprout Social

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MobileMonkey
5.1
Sprout Social
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
6.2

Usability

MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
5.5

Reliability and Availability

MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
7.7

Performance

MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
8.0

Support Rating

MobileMonkey
5.6
Sprout Social
3.0

Online Training

MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
7.3

Implementation Rating

MobileMonkey
Sprout Social
8.9

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