I remember when I first started my social media accounts thinking to myself, eventually this is going to become tedious and time consuming to manage them all separately. Especially if, in the future I was thinking about adding other Social Media tools to the mix. The content calendar is a fantastic tool to use for organizing your posts, however I still had to sign in to my accounts separately to post. Recently, I went to a lunch and learn at work and they talked about a social media dashboard tool called Hootsuite. You can use it to manage up to five accounts for free, and you sign up just as you would for any other social media account. All I can say is this TOOL IS AMAZING for managing multiple social media accounts and has key features you can use to be more efficient and save time when communicating with your audience.
This short story in this video highlights some of the key features of Hootsuite:
I haven’t used all the features of Hootsuite yet, however I have used the auto scheduler for tweets, monitored my mentions in Twitter so I can respond or retweet quickly, and I love the dashboard to be able to see at a glance what messages are coming in on my home feed, sent tweets and any direct messages . If you are the person sitting on the other side of me on the bus and you’re using Hootsuite what other features would you recommend?
Sources: Social Media is Sweet: A HootSuite Story – Youtube, Giant Ant (http://www.giantantmedia.com) for producing and filming the video, Jon and Roy (http://www.jonandroy.ca) for the catchy song, G&F Financial (http://www.gffg.com) and Nelson the Seagull (http://www.nelsontheseagull.com) for providing a filming locations. Hootsuite image – Super-fast Content Curation: Add Scoop.it to HootSuite and Go! www.business2community.com, Page by Liz Wilson