Сision Aggregated Reviews
User interface of Meltwater is modern, their coverage is global for a fraction of the cost of Cision. They use it to feed their media database, with the topics ‘influencers’ like to write about. This means a simple keyword search can lead you to prospects.
But Cision has a more exhaustive list of journalists, coverage and does print, even though journalists are sorted by hardbound categories.
Just one opinion, but I prefer Cision for two reasons: user interface and accuracy of information.
I really don’t love Cision either, which is why we’re considering Meltwater so seriously. Cision is wrong a lot of the time and building accurate media lists is extremely time consuming bc their search terms are so broad. I really want to find a better alternative but don’t want to jump into a Meltwater contract and then we’re stuck, ya know?
Cision hands down.
I’ve done multiple demos with Meltwater where they claim their media database is bigger than Cisions. I’ll have them look up a known journalist while on a screenshare in Meltwater and then I’ll do the same thing in Cision. I always find them in Cision and on multiple occasions they can’t find anything in Meltwater . I also hate the Meltwater sales people, they are pushy and annoying… so Cision!
Changelog – pre-ecosystem era
v0.1.8 Hound @ apps.the.gt – b2b prospecting platform
v0.1.8.1 Business directory – content experiment to support b2b prospecting platform.
v0.1.7 White label agency solution, including white label lead generation & link building
v0.1.6 GRIN tech affiliate program is live.
v0.1.5.3 GRIN jobs experiment started
v0.1.5.2 Working on cool in-house lead gen project - Art Director is preparing 100 picks of Business Cards in various niches.
GRIN games emerged
As a web agency we never could and never will be able to escape the urge of building things.
Among million other things we played with an idea of text-based games and the last piece that was missing was the story itself. So via in-house outreach platform we found two established writers that believed in the project and agreed to participate.
Shout out to Richard Abbott who wrote Fraud on Thetis and Eva Pohler who sent us a huge draft we are still reading through.
GRIN launcher is born.
It is an outreach platform that we use to establish connections with editorial teams.
They say samples of published articles look good but pricing looks even better
At some point we realised that list building, fetching contact details & outreach tech work just as well for b2b lead generation
Once, we fell in love with ecommerce, because of short feedback cycles on marketing & development efforts.
Today we ship into production inhouse SaaS project - AVOKADO - the web app for learning languages with flash cards.
The year after we built it we realised how long is the road map ahead & what resources we'd need to promote it and decided to put it on hold.
One day as we ship GRIN tech v3.0 into production we'll distrupt the language learning market with Avokado.
We love Wordpress and recently shipped two plugins into open beta for commercial sale.
v0.1.2.2 King The Monk - wordpress plugin to virally grow your email list
v0.1.2.1 Plain Conversions - wordpress plugin to convert your visitors
v0.1.1. Expanded core offering to visual productions
It's Autumn 2017 and GRIN tech agency's website is born.
We have it saved for the history.