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Score 10 out of 10
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Radian6 has been our social media monitoring platform of choice for more than 10 years across the whole digital communications business unit. It is used to monitor social conversation, for crisis detection and management. It allows us to cut through the noise very efficiently, discover the most meaningful conversations and interactions for the brand, detect endorsers and trolls, and manage the brand reputation online.
  • Depth of results.
  • Fast indexing.
  • Real-time detection.
  • Automatic sentiment tagging is not always accurate.
  • Complex setup, requires training.
  • Some of the user permissions lack flexibility. More options would be appreciated.
If you have to manage a great volume of mentions and you don't require a specific model of dashboard, or if you don't have the budget for a AI based platform, this is a very good option that could cover your needs. Also great if you have to manage a great volume of users and projects, to have the flexibility and agility to setup your own monitoring.
November 18, 2019

Radian6 Delivers

Alexis Ramsey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Currently, Radian6 is used across our military recruitment department to identify opportunities where our brand can become a part of the larger conversation. Using broad keywords, we’re looking for conversations surrounding enlistment, thinking about joining, and stories of extraordinary Soldiers. We have a team of six, in the system at multiple points during the day between 8 am - 12 am EST.
  • First time setup is easy to do. Keyword and dashboard creation are walked through, and results flow in quickly tell you if your set is working or not.
  • Technical support is responsive. If technical support is not fast enough for an emergency issue, our rep is quick at getting things escalated.
  • Dashboard widget options are simple to implement and easy to drill down into.
  • If you open multiple widgets and drill down, each one has to be closed separately. It would be nice to have a “reset” button.
  • The look of Radian6 has not changed in years. I think there’s room to introduced a new aesthetic, create new features, etc.
  • Choosing what columns to export for listening results would be helpful. There are unnecessary columns that need to be deleted each time an export occurs.
Radian6 is well suited to retrieve public listening topics from all major sources, including Reddit. The system also makes reporting easy with ready to go topic trend charts, medium breakdowns, and more. The system could use a facelift in terms of the looks of graphs, color scheme for the system, and general functionality. However, the system does responsive technical support and training setup.
Our rep was incredibly quick to respond, not pushy, and patient with our decision making process. For technical support, we had free one on one training for our six team members, and they followed up individually a week after each session. They’ve been available and attentive, even when questions came up after training.
Adam Keys | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Social Studio was used by ScS for Social Listening, scheduling and content creation. The platform did everything it advertised, and I had no issues during my time using the platform, allowing us seamless posting to social when out of the office, and first class competitor monitoring, without breaking the bank.
  • Social listening / competitor monitoring
  • Scheduling
  • Instagram integration
  • Reliability
  • Usability - clunky to use
Social listening/competitor monitoring. Social Studio allows you to track competitor keywords within the cost of the package. Other platforms, including Hootsuite, charge a large sum for this. This is very useful for continuous improvement. Scheduling - plan ahead, knowing your posts will publish without error when you're out of the office.
Mahesh Aluvala | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We used Radian6 product software for one of the world leading organization who are in Fortune 500, we helped them implement the product. In the current time, social media has become one of the important aspects of any business success. To understand the social buzz and the social trends better, the radian6 was a great choice. Over the course of implementation, we loved the product and the results it has yielded us. The primary focus was to understand where are we stand and how to improve the brand.
  • The amount of the information that radian6 can pull from multiple social platforms is absolutely phenomenal. Its just not only the pull but the way the information can be presented in dashboards was way good. It helped us understand in various aspects of our social presence.
  • Multiple profiles helped us to break down the Big/Huge social buzz cloud to smaller and more manageable pieces. This helped us concentrate on the lows and helped us to plan better on turning them to highs.
  • Radian6 allowed us to follow thru the crowd trends with the latest information presented in a single view. This also helped us to collect the social opinion on the product releases.
  • The ease of use, one need not be an expert to start using this platform. The interface is easily understandable by anyone.
  • A keyword can be edited quickly to tailor the needs and the results were quick.
  • The initial setup was difficult to make it live. Despite the fact that the radian6 is a great tool, there is still a lot to improve upon with regard to the setup process.
  • Narrowing down the search sometimes produces glitches. I have experienced some glitches when looking up for the period time like 90 days with fewer keywords.
  • There is room to improve the export data functionality.
Radian6 has good capabilities for social monitoring and measuring. Any Org who wants to listen the real facts stated directly out from the crowd, this is a great tool.
Jeremy Cowles | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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As Social Studio has capabilities for scheduling and publishing as well as analysis, it is being used by both the marketing department (for monitoring mentions of the company in the media and scheduling of organic brand posting) and the insight team who primarily use the analysis functionality. For the marketing team it appears to be a good solution for ticking multiple boxes in-one, particularly publishing and engaging, while for the insight team the analytics piece helps us keep tabs on multiple brand searches in the media in order to evaluate marketing performance.
  • One stop shop: if you are looking for a tool that combines multiple facets found in individual tools then this could be for you
  • Scheduling posts is a breeze across platform. So this is clearly geared towards marketers or community managers who need a quick and simple way to manage communications output
  • Salesforce is a ubiquitous platform these days - social studio is a natural extension of this (the engage and CRM functionality plays to this strength) so for businesses of any size that subscribe to the Salesforce suite, adding this tool would make total sense
  • The user interface is rather simplistic which can be seen as a pro - intuitive and easy to navigate, and more quickly accessible for newbies over rival platforms which can have steep learning curves and layers of detailed functionality which take time to get familiar with
  • Jack of all trades, master of none: OK so this might sound a bit harsh, but while the tool accomplished three similar functions competently, and all under one bonnet, the fact that none of them are outstanding in functionality and capability in my book that also counts as a weakness, regardless of the fact they are all combined in one software suite. It would seem that Salesforce needs to think more carefully about who the target user audience is here - publishers, sellers and marketers, or insight types who work with the content - it's a bit lacklustre in all three areas
  • Simplicity vs total control: I mentioned previously that it has a very intuitive, accessible and 'simplistic' (in a good way) UI which makes getting to grips with the tool great for early adopters. BUT with this comes the downfall that it is rather simplistic, and the rich functionality that is available in other platforms is just not seen here. For example, the engagement scores for competitor brands (not client / owned brands) are not available, meaning you can't do deeper dive analysis on content performance for rival organizations. The ability to only export content in 90 day chunks is also frustrating
  • For such a large organisation, think about how much support you're going to need from Salesforce. You might have to be prepared to wing it on your own
If you're tasked with publishing content to social on behalf of your organization then this tool is certainly worth considering. You have quick and easy capability to schedule across multiple platforms with drag-and-drop simplicity. It ties into Salesforce's real strength of its CRM platform so you can quickly tie social activity and leads to those already in your database. And it does a good job at monitoring and analyzing brand and competitor content across multiple media types.

Having said that, if you're into deep-dive and full functionality SaaS tools then this might not be for you as it covers three areas adequately, but not in enough detail or strength to make it a star performer
Andrea Casano | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Social Studio, AKA Radian6, was initially implemented and used in our company for a big data project; also connected to the decoupling of the social profiles of our customers. After the project was closed, it was mainly used by ICT and commercial communication department to monitor some social indicators and to support the [marketing] plan.
  • Easy to use
  • Post Calendar
  • Collaboration Module
  • Nice Workflow
  • Learning curve
  • Maybe too much information to be analyzed together
  • Some features, that initially were available, are missing with last releases
Social Studio would be great for studying all the metrics associated with your social and digital properties. It can be a valid help to schedule your posts and to evaluate their impact on your followers or on your customers. Obviously, [being] associated with the Salesforce family products, it will allow you to integrate insights across different platforms. If you need specific information related to your property on Facebook, the platform offered by the same book would be more useful.
Jimmy Mack | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
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We used Social Studio to monitor our brand presence on social media, as well as benchmark our social presence against our main competitors. We also used it to determine trending topics, discover what pieces of our content were resonating with our audience and generate high level reports for our executives, from VPs up to the president of the company.
  • Social listening - pulling in mass amounts of data.
  • Publishing - creating a content calendar and publishing to multiple platforms.
  • User interface - it has a fairly intuitive UI.
  • Analytics - the analytics are very surface level and leave something to be desired. It lags behind other tools like Sprinklr or Crimson Hexagon.
  • Topic profiles - the idea of "topic profiles" to power searches can be confusing and is inefficient.
  • Reporting - The auto-generated reports weren't very good. I generally exported raw data to Excel and created my own reports after scrubbing the data.
If you need some very basic analytics from a fairly good listening tool that has publishing capabilities to multiple platforms, Social Studio is a good tool for you. The publishing capabilities are probably the strongest aspect of the tool, while the analytics within the tool are certainly the weakest aspect of Social Studio. For the lack of advanced analytics, I think Social Studio is priced a bit too high, comparatively speaking.
Score 7 out of 10
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Radian6 was used for one of my prior jobs to have an organized dashboard of our brand social media handles - set up to respond to customers, brand engagement, social listening, etc. It was being used by the customer service team and also by the marketing / social media team.
  • Very easy to use
  • Friendly interface
  • Little errors / bugs
  • Heavier analytics abilities
  • Ability to look at platforms that are review sites, amazon, etc rather than just social sites
  • Updated interface
I would say that Radian6 is a fine tool for a company or organization that needs a cohesive platform for their social media handles and how to respond to customer/consumers in an efficient matter. I think that Radian6 training time does not take too long as the tool itself is not as complex as others.
I don't remember having to reach out to support quite often when working with Radian6. However, before I started in that position working with the platform, my manager relayed to me that the customer support for Radian6 and Salesforce overall was quick and efficient, and that they usually got back to him within a day or so.
Sharon Suchoval | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Radian6 is used across the company to provide research to enterprise clients. The companies we monitor have thousands of mentions daily on social media and blogs. It allows us to identify trends (both positive and negative) before they become too big to manage.
  • It is hands-down, the best tool for monitoring brand mentions at an enterprise level.
  • It provides profiles for multiple users.
  • It allows you to identify and address conversations rapidly.
  • It is difficult to use if your brand has a very common name. For example, if your company name is "Ignite" there could be many different reasons why someone would use that word and the results can be useless. If you have a very unique name like "Starbucks" most of the results will be relevant.
  • It isn't a cost effective tool for smaller brands. There are cheaper, more basic tools for those businesses.
Radian6 is extraordinary for companies that have a lot of mentions in multiple places. It takes a large amount of information and consolidates it into a usable form. It is less appropriate for smaller businesses that don't have a lot of conversations happening.
Nicole Swanson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Social Studio allows us to manage publishing, moderations and enquiries on our social media channels. We are also able to listen to conversations about our brand on other public social media channels. The reporting features allow us to analyse our efforts on our own channels and keep track of conversations on external channels. The ability to create numerous user accounts with different access levels and assign engage or publish access, along with approval rules for publishing really helps share the load for social media content creation. The ability to assign enquiries to other users and follow up on workflow through the system is also extremely useful in managing customer service workflow.
  • Superior publishing platform with the ability to share workspaces and content calendars between users
  • Seamless integration with external tools like Google Analytics and bit.ly allow for content creation in one place
  • Engagement of all channels in one place with he ability to assign enquiries to other team members and follow up on progress
  • Superior data collection from major social channels, as well as blogs, forums and mainstream news sites
  • Performance alanysis for own channels and the ability to create dashboards for reporting
  • Some channels not supported yet (Instagram for example) and content from Facebook events is not captured
  • Customisable, and exportable reports still not available in the analyze component of Social Studio - some reporting still needs to be done in Radian6
  • Can't tag people in responses, or tag people/pages in posts for Facebook yet (this means we still schedule some content direct to FB if this is needed)
If there is only one person managing social media within the organisation, then the features of social studio would be under-utilised and therefor the cost may be unwarranted. But if you have anyone else supporting customer service or content creation, this is a great platform.
I am able to contact support directly via email rather than through an account manager. I get a support auto response immediately with a case number. I usually get an initial response from a support person via email within a 24 hour period and then if it's not resolved quickly I get further phone of email support until the matter resolved. I always get an email asking if I am happy with the resolution before the case is closed.
Score 8 out of 10
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Social Studio is being used by the marketing organization to manage social media channels, including for scheduling posts and analysis. It simplifies social media management.
  • Scheduling posts
  • Tracking social media metrics
  • Analysis
  • Doesn't allow you to tag other users/accounts in scheduled posts.
Social studio is well-suited for environments where multiple social media channels are being managed by more than one individual, allowing for shared access and collaboration. There's no reason it wouldn't work equally as well for an individual user without a team needing shared access.
March 18, 2015

Review of Radian6

Derrick Lane | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Radian6 allows us insight into identifying potential brand evangelists for our business by targeting relevant keywords. Our strategy was to use these brand evangelists to help build the brand.
  • Radian6 is definitely proficient in twitter search
  • General keyword search
  • The only real issue with Radian6 is the pricing for the product. It's a little high.
I would not recommend Radian6 if the colleague was on a limited budget.
Nolan Perry | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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While Salesforce SRM/CRM tools are being implemented across my organization for use in various departments for customer-facing roles, my review will focus on our use for social media monitoring and engagement. We have a team of seven community managers currently using Radian6 to monitor three Twitter accounts. Also note that this review covers the Radian6 Engagement Console, not their new web version, Social Studio, which is currently in development and launch.
  • Social media monitoring: Radian6 excels in pulling in mentions of our brand as well as a detailed assortment of key words. Topic Profiles allow an incredible amount of filtering and let create separate stacks or queues for different topics. It also allows "Does Not include" key words in the Topic Profiles. Different profiles can be designed for different teams, also.
  • Categorization of posts: Radian6 offers more categorization of posts than any tool I've used. This includes post tags, source tags, sentiment, priority, engagement level, classification level, and assign to user. Users can create their own system for how they want to use these, but it's not required.
  • Macros: One of my team's favorite things about Radian6 is that we can create macros. These are shortcut buttons within the engagement console that we can program to do multiple actions. For example, a macro for "Alumni Association" may mark a post positive, add a post tag of Alumni, add a high priority flag, and assign the post to a specific user. Multiple workflow actions taken care of with one click.
  • Analytics: This is still emerging but Radian6 does a pretty good job once you know what you're doing. only down side is that you have to open and log into a separate window to access it, which happens to be the Radian6 Dashboard. This is the same place you create and design your Topic Profiles and keyword groups, etc. The Analysis Widgets, Rivers of News, etc. provide a lot of flexibility for viewing things like mentions per time period, pie charts by post tag, and word clouds. It's also easy to export all posts from a chart.
  • Assigning and managing posts: User assignment is easy and flexible within Radian6. Users can quickly create their own My Tasks stack, as well as other stacks to monitor effectively.
  • Setup: Radian6 is incredibly difficult to get up and running. I'm the only one on my team that took the time to learn it. Two years later, there are still things I have to have our account rep walk me through. Once set up correctly though, it functions great.
  • Fragmentation: Because of all the companies and tools they've acquired and incorporated, the Salesforce ecosystem is quite fragmented. Use the Engagement Console for monitoring and engaging, use the dashboard website for setup, filtering, and analytics, use the Social Hub site for more details filtering and automated rules, use the Summary Dashboard site for other broad view analytics. I just want it all to be in one system. Fortunately, this is exactly what they're working on.
  • Managed Accounts: I still don't entirely understand what these are and why they need to be set up this way. The execution could definitely be better.
I think Radian6 is best suited to large organizations with multiple social accounts to monitor. Also, if you don't need a lot of categorization for tracking social data yet, it's overkill.
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Radian6 to monitor the social media buzz of our brands in the local market. It's very important for us to keep monitoring what's been said about us in general and specifically when we run local campaigns to know the social media impact and reach of our actions. Also in critical scenarios, it helps us to spot when and where we need to act.
  • Easy end-user graphical interface, create powerful dashboards in minutes.
  • Can be integrated with other tools like Salesforce.
  • Fast, refreshes and retrieves your queries in seconds; you can have several dashboards with your key metrics, keywords, tag cloud, etc.
  • Some networks are out of the tool: i.e. only Facebook open public API but not all of it, other social networks are missing as well.
  • Having 2 separate consoles: Engagement console and the Radian6 dashboard console (one is web-based and the other is via desktop app).
  • The engagement console is very powerful but difficult to set up.
Well suited: Keep tracking of your social media brand presence, social media buzz, monitor hundred of bloggs, monitor PR mentions online, etc,
Less appropiate: small business and profesionall due to cost model.
Score 9 out of 10
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We currently use social studio in the client services department of our organization - in some cases, we are the account holder and in others we are simply users. For a payroll brand, we utilize both social studio and its counter-part, Radian 6. It allows us to do advanced social listening and modify the boolean searches to our liking - ensuring that we're only getting relevant chatter. This content pulls into streams, creating an efficient checklist and workflow for the social teams on the front line.
  • Social Listening - boolean search queries that can be narrowed down by source and language, as well as location, to ensure it's relevant to the brand.
  • Owned Channel Monitoring - pulling owned content/comments into streams for moderation, engagement and review.
  • Publishing - scheduling, drafting, tracking brand owned social posts.
  • Instagram Social Listening - it currently does not offer much social listening in terms of Instagram.
  • Instagram Owned - It currently stops pulling once an update is "old" by their standards, even if it receives recent comments. They can force pull, but you have to work with their tech team to do so.
Social Studio is great for owned channels and social listening - its Boolean queries allow for true personalization. Social Studio does not work well for Instagram, or if you're looking to track social influencers easily. This would work well for brands who are looking to do web-wide searches of related content - such as auto brands etc. But would not work well for small owned businesses looking for content on a lower-profile basis.
Score 10 out of 10
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Social Studio is being used by the organization I work for. It is being used by each property's marketing department so that social boosts are individualized for all properties while still being reviewed by corporate for quality assurance purposes.
  • Quality Assurance
  • Easy to Use
  • Sharing Ability
  • Only seeing posts for one property after post is scheduled would be ideal
  • Live Chat would be ideal
I feel as if social studio is well suited for scheduling posts; however, it would be more beneficial if it chose when to schedule posts (i.e. general weekly postings) based on when you had the most followers online for all social media. SMART technology should be added to the program.
Susie Mac Kinnon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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At CDW, we use Radian6 as our "listening tool" for mentions of our brand, products and competitors. Radian6 is used mostly with the Social Media Project Management team and Customer Service. With the Customer Service organization we are looking for "cries" for help or customers that may be experiencing a negative customer experience with our company. We have been able to indentify when pricing issues were taking place on our website my monitoring tweets, step in on blogs where customers were voicing opinions and experiences about our company, and even thank posted who would post positive recognition about our organization. For us, the main problems it addresses are the most urgent when customers aren't recieving calls back from our co-workers or not getting their desired resolution. The Social web allows customers an easy outlet to get help instead of calling a call center or sending an email. Radian6 helps us get access to those posts right away rather than waiting for a customer to have time to stop and email or call. Not to mention, the marketing tool that it creates for our customer service. People see us posting back publically to these posters, offering our services and wanting to help. Radian6 helps us maintain our presense of wanting to provide an unmatched customer experience to all of our customers.
  • Weeding out posts that don't pertain to CDW. We are able to set up filters that allow us to avoid seeing clutter from other posters.
  • Allowing direct access to the post from the portal. When a tweet comes accross with a CDW mention - the ability to click and access the site it is posted on is key for maintaining productivity and insuring our response gets out to the customer quickly.
  • There are sites where CDW has presense that Radian6 is not able to tap into to include in their search. This causes us to have to run separate searches on individual sites. It would be great if Radian6 could really be our "one stop shop" to searching all of the web for mentions of our organization.
Radian6 is well suited for organizations looking to tap into Social Media and see what is out there and what opportunities monitoring Social Media will bring to their organization. What is great about Radian6 is that you can use the tool for as little or as much as you want to get out of it. Even using it a little opens the doors to some customer facing/saving opportunities that will help you get a better understanding for how your organization is viewed.
Score 8 out of 10
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We used to Social Studio to schedule all of our social media content on Facebook and Twitter. It was only used by our marketing department. It helped me, as the social media manager, keep track of our social calendar and our engagement. It also allowed my managers to keep an eye on our calendar.
  • It helps you visualize your social calendar on a daily, weekly, and monthly level. I liked seeing the days posts not just listed out, but listed in hourly blocks. It helped me make sure everything was spaced out nicely.
  • It lets you preview the way your content will look on each social platform.
  • Duplicating content was fairly easy.
  • I would have loved a library function for all the images I continually post on social.
  • I wish I could have dragged content on the calendar. For instance, if I had a post scheduled at 3:00 but I needed to move it to 5:00, I wish I could have just dragged the post on the calendar to the 5:00 slot, rather than opening the post and editing the scheduled time.
  • When too many posts were on the calendar, it looked very cluttered.
Social Studio is great for an organization that manages many social media accounts. Not just one Facebook and one Twitter, but several Twitter accounts and several Facebook accounts. It is not as well suited for organization with a large media library they would like integrated into their social media scheduling platform.
January 29, 2014

Buddy Media Review

Cynthia Bynum | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I provided marketing consulting services for clients who were looking to implement this product and we used it at our management consulting company, Bluewolf.
  • Monitors online conversations around brand, industry and/or competitors or any other topic profile that is built.
  • It aggregates the online data and allows users to see the most popular topics, words being used in social. This is a great way to gather online intelligence.
  • You can build integrated campaigns across Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, saving time and ensure campaign consistency.
  • It really needs the Salesforce.com integration to tie social activity to contacts.
  • This integration would allow customers to show the ROI of this product.
It is well suited for global brands that have a high volume of online conversations. It doesn't support SMB's as well.
Madison Holland | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We have used Buddy Media for several years in our social media department at AXS Television. At AXS we aimed to have deeper conversations with our customers and Buddy Media made it possible to create a relationship with those customers. Our department had 3 Twitter and Facebook pages that we had to maintain everyday and we aimed to post 12 or so times a day, without Buddy Media that would have been near impossible to do. Buddy Media especially became handy during our live concerts that we would live tweet along with our viewers and the band.
  • Buddy Media was always reliable, especially during the times when we could not have an employee manning out Twitter or FB. We knew we could create engaging posts that would go out on time and gather the attention we needed.
  • There were a few times when several posts would need to be created and schedule and Buddy Media would scramble them up and not keep them in order. Though the post always went out when needed, it was very hard to keep track of a post if it was scheduled for 9:00am, but fell under an 11:00pm post.
I think Buddy Media is always a useful tool and would recommend it to any vendor. It's great for promoted posts, for conversations, for keeping a good presence on the web and getting your message out in creative and useful ways.
March 31, 2014

Apps made easy

Paul Theunis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • It makes creating Facebook applets really easy, it takes away the the hassle of doing all that work on Facebook itself.
  • Customizing is a pain, or I should say used to be. The support team is great and tried to help me with whatever issue I had but some features were just missing back then
Weston Woodward | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Radian6 captures a ton of sources across the internet.
  • Very robust system.
  • After being purchased by Salesforce.com, I know that their level of personalized customer support fell off a bit. I had become friends with a good amount of the folks over there, but now most of them have left due to culture change.
  • Difficult to use if you are not savvy with tech.
  • Sentiment analysis was off a bit. We had to manually correct sentiment tags that were clearly wrong.
  • Pretty expensive.
Make sure you have a dedicated person to clearly understand the extent of how the tool works. It takes quite a bit of time to get your profiles set up. You will also want to make sure you have very clear objectives of what you want to accomplish. If you do not have tons of folks talking about you online, then you may want to get another tool.....this is definitely best used to handle lots of data and would not be as great of an ROI if you are a baby brand due to the cost.
November 05, 2013

Radian6 Review

Eric Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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  • Incorporates tons of data, but allows for control of what and how much.
  • Has great data output for additional analysis.
  • Robust and allows for a large number of social accounts.
  • It is geared for industries where there is a large amount of chatter on social media. Not a good fit for the company I was at while using it.
  • Very easy to screw up data via the use of keyword hierarchies.
  • At times the platform was overly complex and really required a team of 3-5 minimum to get full use of it.
Determine its usefulness in your industry before purchasing.
Chirag Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Sentiment Analysis - Radian6 does a good job of gathering and categorizing data from various social media channels. It also has a convenient export option that allows you to manipulate the data using your own external tools.
  • Social Listening - Radian6 is useful for brands that want to know the impact of a campaign in real time. Especially to answer questions like "Is our target audience responding the way we anticipated?"
  • Social Media Marketing - Radian6 is useful when planning a social media campaign or any integrated marketing plan which involves social media.
  • Quality Control.
  • Price.
  • Multiple User Access.
Only use it for long term campaigns. It provides a lot of interesting data and insights, but they tend to only be actionable in the long term. Be sure to ask:

1. Is my audience large enough to justify using a tracking tool?
2. Is my audience actively using social media?
3. Which features will I be using most often? And are those features available for free somewhere else?

Andrea M. Bussey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Radian6 is helpful in locating target audiences by allowing the user to set a wide variety of preferences. This is hugely important to the interest of saving time.
  • Radian6 has evolved to display results in graphs that make it easy for viewers (at all levels) to interpret. This cuts down on the extra work you have to do in order to present your finidings to clients and/or executives.
  • Perhaps most useful, Radian6 quickly and accurately analyses trends. It really takes some of the guessing work out of crowd listening and allows the most up-to-date information to shine through the noise.
  • I was honestly able do to what I needed to do (and more) with the platform the way it is...
I'd certainly recommend if for colleagues working in advertising and B2C spaces. My advice would be to DO THE TUTORIAL! There is so much available that it's makes more sense to get a lesson or two instead of just trying to dive in blind.

Salesforce Social Studio Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Listening/monitoring (4)
85%
8.5
Boolean keyword searches (9)
70%
7.0
Filtering out noise/spam (9)
70%
7.0
Sentiment analysis (8)
100%
10.0
Broad channel coverage (10)
99%
9.9
Publishing (4)
85%
8.5
Content planning and scheduling (10)
100%
10.0
Audience targeting (9)
80%
8.0
Content optimization (8)
80%
8.0
Workflow management (10)
80%
8.0
Engagement (3)
76%
7.6
Automated routing and prioritization (9)
99%
9.9
Customer interaction histories (9)
99%
9.9
Bulk actions (9)
31%
3.1
Marketing (4)
55%
5.5
Lead generation (8)
50%
5.0
Content marketing (9)
50%
5.0
Paid media management (7)
60%
6.0
Campaigns and promotions (8)
60%
6.0
Channel coverage/integration (7)
81%
8.1
Twitter (10)
90%
9.0
Facebook (10)
100%
10.0
LinkedIn (8)
100%
10.0
Google+ (6)
68%
6.8
Instagram (7)
80%
8.0
Pinterest (4)
65%
6.5
YouTube (6)
67%
6.7
Reporting/analytics (3)
86%
8.6
Campaign success analytics (9)
89%
8.9
Real-time tracking (9)
70%
7.0
Competitor analysis (7)
99%
9.9
Account management (2)
95%
9.5
Role-based user permissions & privileges (8)
90%
9.0
Mobile access (9)
99%
9.9

What is Salesforce Social Studio?

Social Studio (formerly Radian6) enables users to listen, engage, and publish within a social media marketing and management suite — and connect enriched social data to marketing with sales and service. Social Studio is the result of Salesforce' combining of Radian6 with the capabilities of Buddy Media, a social media publishing tool acquired by Salesforce in 2012. Social Studio is available on the Salesforce Marketing Cloud.

The product supports:

Social Listening
Gather market intelligence. Gain relevant feedback across your marketing, service, and sales campaigns with reporting tied to your social accounts from the office or via mobile app. Search for any topic or brand. Watch for fresh topics and trends from convenient customizable dashboards.

Community Engagement
Deploy a single platform for social media engagement and social reviews across every department in a company. Securely manage access and roles with user and team workspaces. With machine learning, gauge brand sentiment and prioritize posts — then automatically route customer activity to the appropriate role in either marketing, sales, or service. Route social posts to your CRM platform to complete the picture of the customer across social, email, and other digital channels.

Social Publishing
Manage company’s entire social presence across teams. Create workspaces and access based on role or group to ensure brand consistency.
Collaborate on campaigns. Draft, share, schedule, review, and approve content. Access stock photos, trending topics, and more — on a desktop or in a mobile app. Reporting gives a real-time snapshot on content, channel, and creative performance.

Monitoring Performance
Track customer interactions, brand health, and campaign results as they unfold. Depict real-time customer feedback with on-screen imagery.
Highlight the customer voice. Keep a close eye on conversations to develop insights around real-time customer discussions. Display insights based on region, post popularity, and words commonly associated with a product. Get comprehensive multichannel views of every customer relationship — plus in-depth explorations of email campaigns, social care, and every brand journey.

Salesforce Social Studio Video

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Salesforce Social Studio Pricing

More Pricing Information

SaaS Editions Pricing
Pricing DetailsTerms
Basic$1,000.00Per Org Per Month
Pro$4,000.00Per Org Per Month
Corporate$12,000.00Per Org Per Month
Enterprise$40,000.00Per Org Per Month

Salesforce Social Studio Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Salesforce Social Studio?

Radian6 was acquired by Salesforce.com in 2011 and - along with Buddy Media - is now part of the Salesforce Marketing Cloud. Salesforce now supplies social media management capabilities through Social Studio, the product built by combining Radian6 with Buddy Media, available on the Salesforce Marketing Cloud.

What is Salesforce Social Studio's best feature?

Reviewers rate Sentiment analysis and Content planning and scheduling and Facebook highest, with a score of 10.

Who uses Salesforce Social Studio?

The most common users of Salesforce Social Studio are from Enterprises and the Unknown industry.