Persado vs. UpContent

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Persado
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Persado in New York offers their "Message Machine" natural language technology, which leverages a comprehensive marketing language knowledge base of over one million words and phrases, powered by AI and data science. Persado is designed to unlock the power of words to engage consumers like never before, one by one, moment by moment, across every marketing channel, driving improvements in brand engagement and revenue performance.N/A
UpContent
Score 10.0 out of 10
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UpContent is a content discovery tool that focuses on delivering quality results and helping users find precisely the content they need when they need it. The vendor says the that four filters included with their solution help users in the following areas: Recency - sorts content so the most recent is seen first Relevance - sorts content so what's most relevant to the topic is seen first Shareability - uses psychological…
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PersadoUpContent
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Free
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1 Topic
Starter
$7/Month
3 Topics
Engager
$19/Month
10 Topics
Leader
$45/Month
25 Topics
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PersadoUpContent
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
PersadoUpContent
Content Publishing
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Persado
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Ratings
UpContent
9.5
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16% above category average
Content hub00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Content distribution00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Content promotion00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
PersadoUpContent
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
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User Testimonials
PersadoUpContent
Likelihood to Recommend
Persado
Persado is an excellent tool for a small marketing team seeking to "work smarter, not harder." The tool itself is simple to use and generates instant results, all while learning and reporting at a deeper level than a human on a marketing team could. We have been able to reach the right eyes within our audience at the right time, improving open rates and generating more revenue from our promotional emails.
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Community Elf
UpContent is effective for helping you:
  • Gather information several different content sources
  • Leverage curated content with social media, email newsletters, and on your website to help you provide audiences with important information
  • Curate content topics by vertical for use in ABM -- you can give reps topic hubs to keep themselves up-to-date. Plus, it's a great way for them to find content to use as "conversation starters with their prospects.
I love that UpContent integrates with HubSpot, Rasa.io, SocialBee and other tools that we use on a daily basis.
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Pros
Persado
  • They know way more than me on how to create effective subject lines that actually get people to open. We have solid creative and cool emails, but without the hook, it means nothing. Persado is that hook. (Side note, they are also customizable so if your company has specific guidelines/tone, you can set those parameters.)
  • The analytics are amazing! It's so cool to see the responses to various emotions ebb and flow over time. We have a few that consistently perform well (and some that consistently underperform, which makes sense for them to), and a few others that seem to react to the season somehow. How would I know this on my own? (That's right, I wouldn't.)
  • Creating these subject lines and exporting them to Listrak (our ESP) is insanely quick and easy. It takes more time for me to set up the split test in our ESP than it does to set up the subject lines in Persado.
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Community Elf
  • Organize content from multiple sources
  • Helps you leverage curated content more easily for use on social media
  • Allows you to quickly share articles with your audience that you think will resonate with them
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Cons
Persado
  • Not so much a con, but area for improvement: an option to have reports generated automatically and sent to me weekly or similar. It would automate my learning and understanding of how the tool is working.
  • When we write control subject lines that include emojis, I have to go outside of Persado to find the emoji I want to use, copy, and come back to Persado. However there is a button to add emojis to the Persado generated subject lines.
  • Since Persado integrates with our ESP, Bronto, we'd really like to see more to the connection such as sharing conversion and revenue data.
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Community Elf
  • I'd like an option to use UpContent to curate content into a blog post -- to make it easy to do "news round-up" type posts.
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Alternatives Considered
Persado
Phrasee wasn't an option to select, but we did evaluate them after hearing about them at a digital marketing summit. I liked what they were doing and the emails they were sending, but the pricing structure was outrageous! There was a 0% chance our CFO would approve the budget. To add salt to the wound, they also charged outrageously for a trial period. Ugh - as much as I wanted it, there was no way I could justify the ROI. Enter Persado. I got an email from a sales rep which accompanied a resource. I got excited but hesitated. I then saw they offered a free 14-day trial. Wait - what?? Free?! Yes. Wendy gave me the grand tour and holy cannoli I was immediately impressed with the results of our very first send. And it's only gotten better. Sorry Phrasee, I'm with Persado now.
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Community Elf
Scoop.it allows you to create blog posts that pertain to a specific piece of curated content. This is not a feature in UpContent.
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Return on Investment
Persado
  • Granted these numbers are driven by a number of other factors as well, our email marketing program has grown by 44% and 35% in the last 2 years respectively. More email opens from Persado subject lines has certainly contributed to this growth.
  • Open rate improvement of 11% between control subjects and Persado subjects.
  • Click rate improvement of 27% between control subjects and Persado subjects.
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Community Elf
  • We are able to gain efficiency in our social media efforts
  • Improve productivity when it comes to developing newsletters
  • Help us build our thought leadership with curated content
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Screenshot of UpContent's search results page - 3 columns.