ListenFirst

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ListenFirst review by Alida N.
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"Good Tool, Great Team"

What do you like best?

The ListenFirst platform has a lot of useful features for accessing all your social data in one place. It is an excellent resource for competitive benchmarking and industry rankings. We also use them for account services and the team is very helpful, easy to work with, and quick to respond to questions or requests.

What do you dislike?

The platform UI is not as intuitive as it could be, some functions are clunky. Once you know where to go for what though, it's not a problem.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use ListenFirst to provide weekly social reporting for all our shows while they are in season. We also use the ListenFirst platform to collect data and report on our social marketing efforts, measuring our success KPIs, and competitive benchmarking and analysis.

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"Positve White-Glove Service Social Solutions team"

What do you like best?

LFM's approach to client-satisfaction with white-glove service, speed with inquiries/requests from the client side, broad breadth of global platforms covered in their custom dashboard, ability to tackle custom requests. I also like that within the dashboard we can understand not only our brand's performance but also in comparison to other brands in the fashion universe (the Story runner, etc).

What do you dislike?

This is outside of LFM's control, but I wish they captured all metrics on platforms as they are introduced (ex: IGTV views, engagements, etc) - that is more API dependent. As it relates to their dashboard, I would like the UX to be a bit more visual vs. text-heavy

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do it! While it is a self-service tool (which everyone wants), there is also a lot of ease and comfort I have as a client knowing I have a account team that is always available to help with custom requests or troubleshoot platform issues.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Value of social content performance for a global brand like ours over time. Benefits include: ability to pull historical data with one click, having a client-team that's readily available, etc.

What Social Media Analytics solution do you use?

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"Beneficial and easy to use, but room for improvements"

What do you like best?

When you know what you're doing, it's very user-friendly. When you know what you want, it's very easy to get the data. However, when you're digging for some stories there are so many different options that you don't know what's the best option/

What do you dislike?

I don't like that the filters don't seem to be in real-time. Many times we've had issues with the Day Of Air or First Run Air Date filters working. I understand that it is based on a third-party source, but it could use some work to make it more accurate.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using ListenFirst data to showcase how different programs within our media portfolio are performing across social platforms. We have been able to tell consistent #1 stories on Broadcast & Cable. We also use the Story Runner to help us craft stories for specific campaigns on our networks to show the benefits that partnering with us has on social activity.

ListenFirst review by Dale J.
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"ListenFirst is next level analytics "

What do you like best?

ListenFrist is able to combine ease of use with incredible depth to create a platform that helps to shape content, analyze results and improve campaigns. All of that functionality combined with the hands on availability of their staff to answer questions and create detailed reports, it's like having extra members on our team.

What do you dislike?

Certain functionality and performance on the back end of the platform could be improved.

Recommendations to others considering the product

ListenFirst is a dream come true for social media managers. Not only does it provide all the baseline analytics you could ever need, their staff is ready to help you tell your story visually and through data, and the platform can produce robust and visually appealing reports with ease.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ListenFrist is able to provide clear campaign results we can share with clients that prove with data the value of social as well as keep non-branded content growing using benchmarking, social listening and other analytical tools.

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"Exhibitor Partnerships review"

What do you like best?

We're very pleased to have used ListenFirst for our social tracking needs. It's very comprehensive and user-friendly - and cuts down our research time drastically!

What do you dislike?

It may be on our servers at work, but it can get very slow. I also think it would be super helpful to have video views calculated on the social page rundowns, instead of just clicking each video link to find the views. Last, I'd love to be able to include the current day in the date range when I'm looking up information.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I think our research that we pull has been consolidated both with information and time since working with ListenFirst. We're able to see info as soon as we log into the homepage that we ordinarily would have to sort through the week. And to see the information in ways that are easier to compare and contrast to glean more analysis.

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"Excellent Client Experience with ListenFirst"

What do you like best?

I've worked with Nicole Yoon for over a year now and she has really become part of the team. She's done a great job with all of our complicated reporting (BBC vs BBCA) and presents weekly to the Marketing, Social, and Research teams.

What do you dislike?

There have been a few errors in how programming is coded in the industry portal - specifically genre/or first run. We often will filter on these specific buckets for a press claim and will manually do our own check.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We mainly use ListenFirst to track the health of fandom around our original programming. We'll start tracking 4 weeks pre-premiere so that we can see how buzz/awareness are pacing versus prior season.

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"Ease of use and Insightful"

What do you like best?

I love that you can see clear follower insights for the content as well as the content engagement that the posts drive. The ability to find and identify top followers to use as brand advocates is a great feature as well.

Another feature that is great is the Story Runner and how you can compare engagement and brand measurement pre and post your campaign flight.

What do you dislike?

There isn't much that I dislike about the product at the moment.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend others considering ListenFirst to see the importance of campaign analysis, social engagement analysis, and an overall understanding of the industry.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

To understand the marketplace and drive impact from learnings of campaign analysis/tracking

ListenFirst review by Sloane  S.
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"I love ListenFirst"

What do you like best?

The team at ListenFirst truly feels like an extension of our in-house team. They are always punctual, cheerful, and a delight to work with.

What do you dislike?

Nothing! Honestly nothing, they're great.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use ListenFirst for all of my internal reporting analytics and it's very easy to use. I love working closely with them to suggest additional features they might include in their dashboard, they love all feedback and our relationship really feels like a partnership.

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"ListenFirst Survey"

What do you like best?

I really appreciated having all the posts and their respective analytics on one screen for easy browsing access.

What do you dislike?

We were hoping ListenFirst could be integrated with Sprinklr, as we use that for all of our scheduling/posting. Some features, including campaign/series tagging weren't able to port over to ListenFirst, so we could know how certain campaigns were performing separately. Also, the one-day delay in analytics was often a bit too slow for what we needed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The clear breakdown of analytics allows us to quickly see what's working organic vs. paid, and the viewing of multiple posts on one screen keeps it all in one place for easy access.

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"First impressions of ListebFirst"

What do you like best?

As a new user, I think the client support is really great. I also like seeing the different reports the insights group shares so we can get an idea of what the tool is capable of.

What do you dislike?

The user interface could be more intuitive. Also, small sample sizes make it difficult to cut data in different ways. Its difficult to make sense of all the different metrics and when to use what.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having a go to source to help us benchmark the social buzz of our talent, programs, and campaigns against others. Analyzed the effectiveness of social media efforts.

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"ListenFirst provides an easy way to aggregate and analyze social content performance"

What do you like best?

Ability to look at performance of content across multiple social platforms, competitive analyses and paid campaign tracking.

What do you dislike?

Performance ranking on engagement rates outside of aggregate performance totals. Lack of depth in influencer analysis and follower analysis.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

ListenFirst provides one of the best holistic views of social content performance. The ability to look at aggregate level performance across all platforms and also on a post / engagement level gives marketers a true understanding of performance and data driven insights to optimize going forward.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Understand the effectiveness of advertiser campaigns on NBCU social platforms. The power of social to drive incremental reach and engagement from our organization's IP and content.

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"Dashboard helpful for international digital marketing"

What do you like best?

That it's easy to maneuver, especially with our hundreds of pages ingested - but it's simple and easy to find what I need.

What do you dislike?

It's obviously harder to use with multiple languages in each page; it'd be great to be able to tag specific pieces of content, even if it's in different languages

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be specific with what you need and they can help implement

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tracking our territories' social health and insights

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"Easy to use, all-in-one social analytics/listening platform"

What do you like best?

ListenFirst allows us to only use 1 platform for social analytics and listening. Prior to using ListenFirst we used multiple social vendors for different types of social insights. ListenFirst is a much more efficient way to access that same data.

What do you dislike?

Some of the data like demographics can't be exported.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use ListenFirst for various business initiatives such as sales/marketing projects, social campaign analysis, and editorial analysis/benchmarking.

ListenFirst review by Agency in Entertainment
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"Very nice company to work with"

What do you like best?

I like that the network reps are fast to respond, answer questions, and pull together decks regarding specific questions we have around a show.

What do you dislike?

Methodology seems strange for some metrics.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very interesting metrics and there are a lot of ways to look at the data. However, it can be hard to interpret. Luckily the support teams are helpful.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've appreciated being able to see Twitter conversation surrounding our shows, see Press hits that brought buzz to the shows, and see how it ranked up against our competitors.

ListenFirst review by Agency in Marketing and Advertising
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"Director, Digital Media"

What do you like best?

The week over week audience growth and film content metrics.

What do you dislike?

I always want to get more granular which I know is tricky given the platforms used. So less of a dislike and more of something to work on!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Potential audiences for incremental reach, content insights for creative optimizations, messaging that is resonating to help deliver against the positioning of the film.

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"Top Notch Social Analytics Tool!"

What do you like best?

Ease of use, great customer support, excellent insights!

What do you dislike?

Limited availability of some data, lack of self service in some instances, inability to download data across platforms.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Identify your needs and KPIs to effectively partner with LF

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to easily track owned pages as well as keep an eye on the competitive landscape.

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