Brandwatch is a cloud-based social media listening solution suitable for small, midsize and large businesses. Brandwatch’s Analytics is a social media listening platform that scans the web for reviews, articles and conversations. It separates data into categories, analyze it and send emails.

Brandwatch’s Vizia is a data visualization platform to display social and marketing insights. It allows users to create and customize visuals and combine various data sources. The audience module allows users to find and target audience based on their demographics, profession, location, interests, social interactions, etc. Brandwatch offers integration with Facebook, Twitter, HootSuite, Spredfast, Percolate, Conversocial and Converseon.

It is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. Support is offered via email and over the phone. Other support options include case studies, reports, guides and webinars.

Competitor tracking
Competitor tracking

Competitor tracking

Influencer identification

Influencer identification

Market researcher

Market researcher

Mentions

Mentions

Query comparison

Query comparison

Summary

Summary

Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Unix, IBM OS/400, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10



7 Reviews of Brandwatch

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March 2018

Great social listening tool

Pros

I think listening to your customer is key and Brandwatch affords you the opportunity to do so easily.The analytics are super easy to gather and tell the user vital information to customer trends.

Cons

While Vizia was extremely cool, sometimes it was difficult to manipulate. I found my teams struggled at times using it.

Review Source: Capterra

Marissa from CFA Institute

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November 2017

Awesome software very helpful

Pros

The new audience functionality is great and very helpful. The tool is very helpful to listen to your social audience and gain insight and see the impact of your work.

Cons

The customer service isn't always the best, it's improved this year. I also don't find the sentiment analysis always accurate.

Review Source: Capterra

Kate from CFA Institute

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November 2017

Excellent analytics tool for social media

Pros

It's a great tool for keeping track of your brand's social media, blog and media mentions across the web. It's also really easy to use.

Cons

It does not pull LinkedIn data, but nor do other analytics tools as LinkedIn is closed to third parties.

Review Source: Capterra

Tyler from Gray Street Solutions

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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February 2017

Great for Small - Medium Sized Business and Focused Monitoring

1) Expected Volume: Brandwatch is more affordable for clients who need comprehensive coverage, but not necessarily unlimited mentions. Brandwatch is the best value for core brand health monitoring, while still maintaining a competitive edge at higher volumes (1 million+ monthly mentions). Combined with historical data from 2010 onwards, access to the Twitter “firehose,” Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and an ever-expanding database of all digital publications, you will not want for coverage. 2) The complexity of Boolean Search Query / Keywords: Strong reach and limiting false positives.

Pros

Unlimited User Accounts, API Integrations, Excellent Customer Service

Cons

The deep learning curve for the user interface, queries must be carefully written to exclude non-essential and low-quality mentions. No mobile app.

Review Source: GetApp

Dave from Element5 Digital

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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June 2016

Strongest Listening Tool on the Market

I've used BrandWatch on several national accounts. While the query structure can be tedious (although they've recently released a Query Wizard), the queries are powerful and accurate—if you do them right. I had some tough ones (Example, the US Navy was a client which meant I had to make queries that ignored the color Navy, the Old Navy retail brand, etc.) Once it's running properly however, it does a spot-on job. I even used to track four individuals who were trying their hardest to damage a company's reputation.

Pros

Scary-accurate
Pulls in more conversations than most tools
Pro level analytics
Sentiment tool is a LOT better than others I've tried
Reports are attractive
Nice integration with Clarabridge for text mining

Cons

Fairly expensive
Sometimes tough to filter out spam
Not a good beginner tool

Review Source: GetApp

Hannah from Charleston|Orwig

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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May 2016

Brandwatch is a bad deal

We've signed into a Brandwatch contract for two years now and I've seen a continual decline in customer service. We noticed the program wasn't picking up mentions that it should have been picking up and when reaching out to our rep she was unable to help us. Brandwatch is an expensive listening tool compared to someone like NUVI or Google Trends, it should be served with great customer service. At this point we are just riding out our contract until we can cancel.

Pros

In-depth analytics and word cloud features are neat.

Cons

Customer service is poor and that makes or breaks a company. The queries were not always easy to write and trouble shooting them wasn't easily done within the program.

Review Source: GetApp

Response: Brandwatch, Brandwatch

May 2016

Hi Hannah, Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. I'm really sorry to hear that you've not been satisfied with our customer service - this is really troubling to hear as we pride ourselves on our excellent service and want every customer to have a great experience. I've passed your comments on to our customer success team and someone will be in touch asap. I'm also sorry to hear that you've found Queries tricky - our recently released Query Wizard is designed to make this process easier for users so hopefully that helps! Again, I'm sorry you've had a bad experience with us and hope we can help - someone will be in touch shortly. Jasmine, Brandwatch

Clelia from Catalyx

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

November 2018

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