Expion... Better than all the rest!
Updated October 28, 2014

Expion... Better than all the rest!

Kelly Cates | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Sysomos Expian (legacy)

Overall Satisfaction with Sysomos Expion

Expion is being used across eight of the Hanesbrands brands.
Expion is our go-to vendor for Social Media Platform. Each of our brands has multiple agencies and the Expion Platform allows one central area for all agencies to manage their posts, and gives management oversight into what each brand/agency is posting, performance, schedule and benchmark the data.
Several of our agencies use the library to share social assets. Each brand/agency can only see the brand for which they are responsible and mgmt can see everything.
Expion helps ensure best practices are being implemented across brands.
  • The calendar view of posts is a plus for managing multiple social pages.
  • The ability to monitor competitive brands in the advanced analytics section has been very informative.
  • The Library is a great place to share assets amongst teams or cross-functional agencies.
  • The ability to post in different languages and utilize globally.
  • We use the App builder regularly, and I'd like to see more flexibility in some aspects of the current templates.
  • For example: Some times we do not want email selection to be mandatory and in some templates there is no option to change.
Public Relations
Outside Partner Agencies
  • Social has a HALO effect for our business and ROI is not the primary KPI. However, it has been identified as a MUST HAVE in budget planning each year.
We have used Buddy Media and Vitrue (Oracle) in the past and once we found Expion have not considered going back.
Customer service is key to our relationship with Expion and they provide the best levels I have experienced.
I cant say enough about how available they are and proactive to help with any scenario for reporting or creating apps I may encounter.
Even for our small brands I cannot walk away from the robust reporting and easy to use posting process.

Using Sysomos Expion

Marketing, Management, Public Relations, Outside Partner Agencies
Anyone who is involved in posting, reviewing and approving posts and replying to posts has access to controlled areas of Expion. Five in management can see all the areas. This allows agency post benchmarking and even monitoring reply times by user.
  • One central area to manage all social media posts and replies.
  • Consistent reporting templates with data coming from one source.
  • Easy to implement and launch Applications to support marketing and research activity.
  • Monitoring competitor activity was a pleasant surprise once we implemented Expion!
  • If we ever bring social moderation in-house Expion is the perfect partner.
  • As we expand our social presence, in-house Consumer Services will benefit from Expion.
We are into our third year of partnering with Expion.

Sysomos Expion Implementation

Implementation was so easy I dont even remember it!
Change management was minimal
  • None -- our biggest challenge was making it use mandatory for all agencies/marketers.