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Score 7.1 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

NewsCred

Well-suited to large company blogs, like our company, a global SaaS. We have various blogs, in various languages, that use NewsCred to update to all our respective blogs. It's a great way to silo our different blog content, but also to peep at each other's content to repost to respective blogs. NewsCred is awesome in this context, but wouldn't be as useful to a one-person shop that only publishes original brand content. The platform is also great for organizations that need to supplement content with freelance writers and syndicated posts.
Mai Le | TrustRadius Reviewer

PathFactory

You need a clear strategy on why and how you want to use PathFactory in your marketing campaigns and commit to it. In my opinion, the platform is better-suited for asset-heavier campaigns, and reputation or ABM campaigns. Because content living on PathFactory tracks is binge-able, if you don't have enough assets to leverage and in multiple formats to satisfy diverse consumption habits, your visitors will soon look elsewhere.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Content Creation

NewsCred
6.9
PathFactory
Ideation
NewsCred
5.1
PathFactory
Approval workflows
NewsCred
6.2
PathFactory
Content collaboration
NewsCred
9.9
PathFactory
Content calendar
NewsCred
8.0
PathFactory
Network for content licensing/production
NewsCred
5.2
PathFactory

Content Publishing

NewsCred
6.5
PathFactory
8.4
Content hub
NewsCred
6.1
PathFactory
8.6
Forms / Gated content
NewsCred
3.0
PathFactory
8.2
Embedded CTAs
NewsCred
8.0
PathFactory
7.7
Content distribution
NewsCred
10.0
PathFactory
9.0
Content promotion
NewsCred
7.1
PathFactory
9.0
Content automation
NewsCred
5.1
PathFactory
8.1

Content Reporting & Analytics

NewsCred
5.6
PathFactory
8.0
Audience profiling and targeting
NewsCred
8.2
PathFactory
7.6
Closed-loop tracking and reporting
NewsCred
5.1
PathFactory
7.3
Content performance analytics
NewsCred
6.2
PathFactory
8.3
Campaign optimization dashboard
NewsCred
4.2
PathFactory
8.9
Competitive analytics
NewsCred
4.3
PathFactory

Pros

NewsCred

  • The UI is intuitive and easy for users to navigate, and also easy for me to manage.
  • NewsCred constantly rolls out great new features that solve user pain, like Track Changes, Version History and automated suggestions for posts to create and boost based on their performance.
  • Support is very helpful when anything goes wrong, and the account reps are very proactive in gathering feedback about needed features.
Tommy Stubblefield | TrustRadius Reviewer

PathFactory

  • PathFactory allows us to present specific content to our target audience in curated content tracks. These content tracks give the audience the opportunity to consume and binge on content that is relevant to them at their own pace. Content tracks allow us to create content based on topic, personas, stage in a buyer's journey, etc. We can also create tracks based on campaign tactics (e.g. event content track to support a webinar).
  • PathFactory provides very detailed analytics about who visited the content tracks (both known and unknown visitors), the accounts that visited (based on IP address), what content they consumed (how many pieces of content) and how long they engaged with the content (time per asset, average time, total time, etc). By monitoring PathFactory analytics and cross-referencing with other analytics/reports (e.g from Marketo, Salesforce), we are able to track individual visitors, build up a picture of their content consumption and therefore their interests, their engaged intent, and hand over more meaningful prospects to sales.
  • PathFactory also allows us to understand what type of content visitors prefer to consume, what type of content works best for different personas and stages of the buyer's journey, and how effective the content is in terms of ROI. When content is added to PathFactory, we can specify content source, type, topic, funnel stage, cost, etc. This helps us set up relevant content tracks, understand the way that content performs and determine the best types of content to develop for different stages of the campaign.
  • PathFactory can be integrated with martech platforms such as Marketo, which helps to ensure acceptance by the wider marketing team but does require some effort to ensure proper integration and reporting.
Gary Holland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NewsCred

  • Too basic
  • Limited functionality
  • Unorganized
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PathFactory

  • Sometimes it is not as quick as we would like, but it is normal as there is a lot of content and images involved.
  • It is disappointing when you can not identify all of the visitors, but that is not a PathFactory issue, it is just the willing of any company :).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

NewsCred

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PathFactory

PathFactory 8.3
Based on 3 answers
We have seen a lot of value from our team's use of Path Factory. We also like working with this vendor as they actually take our feedback and implement it on their roadmap. A great vendor with a great product
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

NewsCred

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PathFactory

PathFactory 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Probably the easiest piece of technology I've ever used for work. It's even more intuitive than Slack
Loren Robeck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

NewsCred

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PathFactory

PathFactory 9.7
Based on 3 answers
I think there was only one time where we had issues reaching our account manager, otherwise PathFactory was always willing to hop on the phone to talk through strategy, to work through issues, and help build custom solutions to fit our needs. Customer service is a big selling point of PathFactory.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

NewsCred

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PathFactory

PathFactory 9.3
Based on 3 answers
I have found no issues with PathFactory's performance. PathFactory offers several integrations that are useful, although I am most biased towards the integration with Marketo. We leverage this integration to help with our lead scoring efforts, which has been a great benefit to our team
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

NewsCred

NewsCred 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The NewsCred team is very responsive and helpful with any technical issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PathFactory

PathFactory 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Working with the Solutions Consultants is amazing. They are extremely knowledgeable and willing to go way above and beyond - ie working in our Marketo instance to trouble shoot form issues.Love having access to chat the support team in-app. CSMs are knowledgeable and we also get to draw on the expertise of marketers inside PathFactory
Loren Robeck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

NewsCred

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PathFactory

PathFactory 9.3
Based on 3 answers
The customer service, from technical through to customer success, is one of the biggest reasons I'd recommend PathFactory. This is true of their training. It can be as bespoke as you like, at least in my experience, and the team is always willing (where possible) to incorporate your suggestions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

NewsCred

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PathFactory

PathFactory 8.3
Based on 3 answers
Any implementation of a tool like PathFactory is going to be a heavy lift in terms of organization, strategy, tracking, and execution. However, we on boarded at a time where a lot of what we wanted to do with PathFactory had to be custom built, from CTA buttons to matching the brand to the landing page look, it took a ton of work and a lot of time from other departments to execute and to feel truly “ready.”
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

NewsCred

NewsCred competes with Contently for content management and syndicated content/freelance writers. The interface for NewsCred is much prettier than Contently and they have a more robust platform for all things content marketing. I haven't delved much further into NewsCred competitors.
Mai Le | TrustRadius Reviewer

PathFactory

The key differentiation for us what the volume and types of analytics that we were able to gather from PathFactory compared to their competitors. We leverage this information to make decisions regarding channel prioritization, journey acceleration, and content optimization. The built-in machine learning components also position PathFactory to stay ahead of the game and allows our content tracks to become increasingly relevant on an individualized level.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NewsCred

  • The analytics enables us to much more quickly and accurately determine which of our content is producing high levels of engagement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PathFactory

  • PathFactory has given our company an additional reason to implement lead scoring with our marketing org. Our marketing org has wanted to do some type of lead scoring for a while now and PathFactory gave us the push to be able to use the data for implementation of scoring.
  • Implementing PathFactory did take a considerable amount of time to implement. It was easy to get started but we were really missing the strategy that included bringing in Brand to make sure look and feel was aligned with the company, coding of forms to make sure they aligned with Web Dev initiatives, all of the capabilities, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

NewsCred

General

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

PathFactory

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NewsCred
7.2
PathFactory
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

NewsCred
PathFactory
8.3

Usability

NewsCred
PathFactory
10.0

Reliability and Availability

NewsCred
PathFactory
9.7

Performance

NewsCred
PathFactory
9.3

Support Rating

NewsCred
8.0
PathFactory
10.0

Online Training

NewsCred
PathFactory
9.3

Implementation Rating

NewsCred
PathFactory
8.3

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