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Contently

Overview

What is Contently?

Contently is a SaaS content marketing platform from the company of the same name headquartered in New York, containing features a collaboration space, calendar, and workflow controls, engagement metrics, and rapid access to a high volume of original content from…

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Contently is a versatile platform that caters to the needs of various users and departments. Product marketing teams rely on Contently to …
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Contently is the Best

8 out of 10
April 27, 2018
Incentivized

It allows my organization to organize the many steps of content marketing—from brainstorming and delegating work to edit and promotion—all …

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Popular Features

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  • Ideation (9)
    10.0
    100%
  • Content hub (9)
    10.0
    100%
  • Content collaboration (8)
    10.0
    100%
  • Approval workflows (9)
    9.5
    95%
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What is Contently?

Contently is a SaaS content marketing platform from the company of the same name headquartered in New York, containing features a collaboration space, calendar, and workflow controls, engagement metrics, and rapid access to a high volume of original content from freelance creative talent,…

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  • No setup fee

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Features

Content Creation

Features related to the creation of content for marketing purposes.

9.6
Avg 8.1

Content Publishing

Features related to the organization and distribution of marketing content.

9.6
Avg 8.1

Content Reporting & Analytics

Features related to tracking, measuring, and analyzing content creation processes and content performance.

9.6
Avg 7.8
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Product Details

What is Contently?

Contently Video

Contently Technical Details

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Frequently Asked Questions

Contently is a SaaS content marketing platform from the company of the same name headquartered in New York, containing features a collaboration space, calendar, and workflow controls, engagement metrics, and rapid access to a high volume of original content from freelance creative talent, researchers, and journalists. Contently has received approximately $12.3 million in funding since its founding in 2010.

Reviewers rate Ideation and Content collaboration and Network for content licensing/production highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of Contently are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Contently is a versatile platform that caters to the needs of various users and departments. Product marketing teams rely on Contently to contract creative writers and designers for generating high-quality content. By leveraging the expertise of external contributors, they are able to source different perspectives for campaign ideas and effectively manage their content needs, writers, and analytics. Freelancers also find value in Contently as it provides them with an efficient way to create online portfolios, showcase their work, and connect with potential clients.

Furthermore, Contently proves to be instrumental in building newsrooms and award-winning initiatives. Its comprehensive features enable users to manage documents seamlessly from ideation through workflow, editing, and tracking. One notable use case is in the healthcare industry where Contently is employed to advertise content directly to specific target audiences. This enables marketers to effectively engage with their intended demographic and drive engagement.

Additionally, Contently simplifies the process of content creation by offering a range of tools such as a plagiarism checker, voice and tone analysis, and grammar checker. These features help users generate compelling story ideas while maintaining the highest quality standards. With Contently, content marketing tasks such as delegating, editing, confirming, approving, and publishing content can all be conveniently carried out within one integrated platform.

Overall, Contently addresses common challenges faced by businesses when it comes to creating timely and high-quality content. Whether it's fostering community engagement, activating customers, or generating content for various products and business lines, Contently proves to be an invaluable tool for managing all stages of content marketing efficiently. From blogs to social sharing platforms, Contently empowers businesses with a wide array of content mediums to inform and engage their customers effectively.

Users commonly recommend using Contently for managing and marketing content. They appreciate the innovative and accommodating nature of the platform, as well as its strong support. Users also suggest taking advantage of the available resources provided by Contently and leveraging its managing editor for time-saving benefits. Additionally, users believe that Contently is worth the investment and recommend it for organizations heavily involved in content services. They also suggest checking compatibility with other content tools for increased efficiency. Finally, users highly recommend Contently from a freelance network perspective and believe it is ideal for companies to manage and exhibit their work.

Attribute Ratings

Reviews

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Ramon Mendible | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Great for the review process. The talent selection feature is also very useful.
  • The embedded smart platform has an automated marketing mindset that provides smart analytics.
  • There is nothing I don't like about the product. All the features are very good and useful, except some technical aspects that need to be improved.
Kristi Porter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Nice and easy space for an online writing portfolio
  • Supposed to be a space to find and attract new clients
  • An online space for clients to find new freelancers
  • They have a blog with some good articles and resources.
  • They have a rates database where you can see what some publications pay.
  • I have been using it for 3.5 years, and have had no response from potential clients.
  • The portfolio section is pretty easy to use, but I don't love the format.
  • Since I'm not a client, I don't know just how easy it is for them to find new freelancers or how often it is actually used.
  • Probably more suited for some types/concentrations of freelance writers, like finance, tech, or healthcare.
Alexander deLong | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Easy to set up and track workflow.
  • Easy platform to communicate with contributors and team alike
  • Some very good writers
  • Transparency for how much we pay and how much the freelancer gets paid
  • Nice that Contently has analytics, but they aren't very useful.
  • Sometimes hard to navigate site since many of the terms for what I'm looking for are similar.
  • Some other UI issues with Calendar and Campaign pages.
April 27, 2018

Contently is the Best

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Consolidating my work in one place to make my work life easier
  • Contently is unique from other content marketing organizational tools in one key way. It hands you a network of freelance professionals eager for delegated work.
  • You can search through a database of professionals to find the perfect person for your given project. Find individuals in your budget offering the exact skills and experience you need.
  • Find a way to give a number (or percentage) of stories completed by contributor compared from each article to my average
  • More in-depth heatmaps to see where eyes and cursors went during engagement
  • Track engagement rates and views for a given article over a period of time
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Workflow process and UI is very clear and easy to navigate.
  • Easy to see where you are in the process of writing a story/working on a project.
  • Good place to showcase work and find new pitches/opportunities/etc.
  • Images imported from the web don't always fit/look good.
  • Would be great to know when a link to a story or site is broken/no longer works.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • The onboarding process of getting me up to speed on their platform was phenomenal.
  • Their constant communication with myself and our team is fast.
  • Their platform is intuitive and easy to use.
  • Some of their more technical writers are lacking.
  • The way in which you review authors is a little tedious. You have to get them sent to you by your project manager and you can't browse them yourself.
Ben Plomion | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Best writers in the industry. I heard that Contently writers can be 'hit or miss' but I never had a bad experience.
  • Good content management workflow.
  • More recently, the tool added some analytics capabilities.
  • UI can always been improved, even though the UI is very good already.
  • Some occasional bugs or mixing features.
Marie Hickman (Rhodes) | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It serves as a website for those of us who manage several sites or don't have a personal site.
  • The ability to move posts around assures me that the strongest, not necessarily the newest, posts are found at the top.
  • It is very user-friendly, specifically the ability to upload and edit new entries.
  • The thumbnails on the left rail give viewers a quick glance at the authoritative sites in which my work has been published.
  • It would be helpful to be able to divide published posts into topical categories.
  • I would love to see an area for Yelp-type reviews or ratings by end users or the companies for whom I write.
Alyssa DiMare | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Allows for an easy upload. Each time I write something new, I can go to my Contently page, copy and paste the link and be done. It grabs a picture from the website or I can add my own.
  • Creating the page. The layout was simple and easy to understand, I was able to have my portfolio up and running within the hour. I am never confused and can navigate the page well.
  • Navigating to the page. My domain is easy to remember and not a mouthful. I can add it to resumes, applications and other places and feel like the address is clean and not complicated.
  • There are only two layouts you can choose from. I wish there were a few more choices for this, as the options are simple, but lacking.
  • Sometimes when I paste a link, it doesn't pull the correct picture or description from the page. It has pulled weird things I've never seen before and I have to go back in and manually fix them.
  • The option to purchase a domain without the .contently at the end?
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