A Bespoke alternative to Buffer

Staying true to marketing strategies, ContentStudio believes in individualization. Fashion your agency's Social Media workflow to fit your clients like well tailored suits.

An Intelligent Social Media Marketing machine customizable to your wants

  • Seemless Management and access to every major social platform.
  • No hidden charges for any features or tools, with a social inbox to keep you engaged with your audiences in one place.
  • Lay back and rest while and autopilot feature publishes your curated content for you.
  • Organise, lead and oversee team members to ensure and efficient and strong working environment.
  • Discover the right content for your audience and plan effortlessly with an advanced interactive calendar.

14-days Free Trial - No credit card required

CONTENTSTUDIO

Plan Type
Small Business & Agency
Channels
35 (25 social + 10 Blog)
Scheduled posts
Unlimited
No of channels supported
More than 12 major channels
Brand/Client Segregation
5 Workspaces (Add-on 1 for $2)
Automation
7 Advance recipes with unlimited campaigns

$79

Per Month

(billed annually)

BUFFER

Plan Type
Business
Channels
25 (social only, no Blog channels supported)
Scheduled posts
2000
No of channels supported
5
Brand/Client Segregation
N/A
Automation
N/A

$85

Per Month

(billed annually)

4.7 stars out of 5
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Manage your social channels from a user-friendly platform without limits

Contentstudio

  • Supports more than 12 popular platforms
  • Direct publishing via API for over 10 platforms
  • Add a total of 35 channels (25 social, 10 blogs)
  • Up to 5 workspaces to easily manage brands and channels
  • Supports Feedly, bitly, pocket, and more

BUFFER

  • Buffer supports only 5 platforms
  • Direct Publishing via API for only 5 Platforms
  • Add a total of 25 channels, no blog channels
  • Buffer does not have workspaces
  • Only supports bitly and buff.ly

With ContentStudio, you can organise all your brands, projects and/or clients with separate workspaces; assign the relevant team, connect brand specific social accounts, create specialized news feeds and avoid cluttering and confusion. Connect brand specific social accounts and blog sites, customize your subscription package to suit your requirements and meet with the ever dynamic market demands at menial costs.

Free Analytics and Social Inbox

Contentstudio

  • Advanced analytics included in package
  • Engagement with multiple platforms from one organised space
  • Visitor profiling in Inbox : Tag your visitors into customized groups
  • Assign conversations to different team members for each channel in inbox

BUFFER

  • A separate plan of $50/month is required for analytics features.
  • Engagement feature for Instagram only accessible by the creator.
  • Buffer does not have visitor profiling.
  • Engagement accessible only for owner

You do not get Social Media Analytics with Buffer plans, it is a separately charged feature. As a fundamental for marketing, ContentStudio provides this feature for no additional cost. So generate those KPI’s, white-label your reports for your clients and use our social inbox to keep engaged with viewers. Connect with your audience from various platforms all from one place, profile your visitors into custom groups, and assign team members to manage conversations. ContentStudio gives you maximum control of your channels, with detailed statistics.

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Content Automation

Contentstudio

  • Complete AI controlled automated Post publishing
  • Blog automation
  • Social Media Automation
  • RSS feed Automation
  • Automated retrieval, post keyword automation, and scheduled publishing

BUFFER

  • Feature is not available with Buffer
  • Feature is not available with Buffer
  • Feature is not available with Buffer
  • Feature is not available with Buffer
  • Feature is not available with Buffer

You can reduce your workloads greatly with ContentStudio. With Content Automation, you can design recipes that make ContentStudio search for curated Content from over 4 million directories for your Blogs or Social Accounts. After that you just need to set a schedule for the automation and save it. Now your recipe will find your specified content from all over the web and publish it to your accounts.

Workspaces and Team collaboration

Contentstudio

  • Create workspaces for all of your brands and assign each one a specific team.
  • Flexible permissions for team members in each workspace.
  • Use our team tagging and approval workflow features to guarantee quality.
  • Live comment with tagged team members to keep your teams synchronized.
  • Track the activities of your team members to ensure your clients requirements are met.

BUFFER

  • 1 workspace only with basic team causing inefficiency when working with multiple brands
  • Limited permissions for each team member within the workspace
  • Feature is not available with Buffer
  • Feature is not available with Buffer
  • Feature is not available with Buffer

Giving team members essential tasks keeps a group synchronised and your work refined; ContentStudio gives you a fully stacked toolbox for this. Ensure each of your brands have their own optimised crew by enlisting members to each workspace. You can also add your clients as approvers for your work, whether they have an account or not, saving you time and ensuring that your content meets their standards. An integrated approval workflow means that all stakeholders(including the client) can review the planned content before publishing.

Team Collabration

A product specifically build for Social Media Management Agencies

14-Days Free Trial - No Credit Card Required

Content Discovery

Content Discovery and Advanced planner

Contentstudio

  • Find trending content over the web giving your posts an edge
  • Curate search topics based on boolean operators, & other filters
  • Create customized queue schedules for your posts
  • Yoast SEO integrated into your Blog Composer giving your posts a boost in rankings
  • Advanced interactive planner with drag/drop feature and different views of the Calendar
  • Diminish your workload by setting a schedule for your Content into custom queues based on its Categories (Content Category)

BUFFER

  • Feature is not available with Buffer
  • Feature is not available with Buffer
  • Create customized queue schedules for your posts
  • Buffer has no SEO support
  • Basic planner with scheduling options
  • Feature is not available with Buffer

You can rely on ContentStudio to find the most suitable content for your channels. Using Content Discovery, find the best trending articles on the internet in a variety of different categories. You can also curate a topic just for you that contains exact details of the content you need using and, or, not operations, domain search, language, country, and more. You can also get SEO ratings for your blog posts using an integrated Yoast SEO when composing. Plan and create customized schedules that suit your accounts so that all your content is published to the right channel at the right time.

PRICING COMPARISON

(so much more for the same price)


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With ContentStudio, your clients and work will be organised with each client having a specified team working with them using workspaces. As an alternative to buffer, you can manage your team and work for each client by tagging/assigning tasks to your teams, while also ensuring team coordination with live comments on assigned tasks. Superior management and organisation for all your needs with ContentStudio as your Buffer Alternative.

 

While both ContentStudio and Buffer cost the same at $99/month, going for an annual subscription reduces the monthly cost for ContentStudio to $79/month while Buffer goes down to $85/month.

 

ContentStudio allows an unlimited amount of posts to be queued. Not only that, ContentStudio has designed an interactive planner with features to simplify handling your schedule. Being a Buffer Alternative, ContentStudio also offers you analytics without any hidden charges as your right to your data. You are also given access to our Content Automation feature that keeps your work on autopilot mode using powerful recipes.

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If you already have a content marketing specialist and only need a simple and basic app from which your specialist manages 3 of your accounts for free, then buffer is also an interesting option.

 

However, buffer does not give you additional features without a price tag. If you want an analysis or a report of how your accounts are performing on every platform you need to make a seperate surcharge of $35/month. If you want to white label your reports as your own that comes to a total of $50/month.

 

If you want to queue more than 10 posts you need to upgrade your price plan to a higher one. If you have more than 3 social channels you need to subscribe to a more expensive plan.

 

While these features add on to a higher monthly rate, you are still bottlenecked with missing features that would otherwise reduce and simplify your workload greatly.

Better manage your agency's social media approval workflow with ContentStudio

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