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The 1 Social Media Management Tool I Cannot Live Without

The 1 Social Media Management Tool I Cannot Live Without

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Buffer, my overall favorite social media management application.

Hi:

I often get this question from clients and colleagues: What is the one tool you cannot live without?

PART 2: Social Network Management Tools

There is not ONE tool or application I cannot live without IN GENERAL, but there are tools that I cannot live without in categories of work. This week I’ll focus on the category of “social network management“. Tools that help you manage posting and scheduling content to multiple social networks from one interface. Next week? Content analysis tools to make sure you are on top of what content is trending in your category. What articles about climate change are people reading right NOW?

Buffer: (Hootsuite is a close 2nd)

This tool category has a bunch of possible applications that you could use, many that are sold primarily to large companies with a great deal of money to spend. I don’t have that kind of money, so my choices move to Buffer vs. Hootsuite. Both give small organizations great value for money, but Buffer wins because it is simply more “fun” and “easy” to use.

So What? Why Should I Care? Buffer allows my team to manage Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google Plus, etc.. all from one fun and easy to use interface. Hootsuite does the same thing, but it is just not as “fun” and “easy” to use as Buffer. Ease of use makes a difference !

When you only have minutes in the day to manage multiple social media accounts, being able to so from one FUN application is a great time saver.

Bonus? They have one of the best social media blogs on earth. Make sure you subscribe !

What I have for you:

  • The Future of News from the New York Times: Virtual Reality for the public. Really. I have not been so blown away by a new storytelling format in a long long time. Download the app and immerse yourself in virtual reality stories that will transport you to the frontlines of war.
  • Video: 350’s recap of how the environmental movement defeated the Keystone pipeline.
  • Resources: Content marketing tools, email techniques,

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Best,

Shaun Dakin – Dakin Associates

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What I’m Reading

NYT VR: How to Experience a New Form of Storytelling From The Times - The New York Times
NYT VR: How to Experience a New Form of Storytelling From The Times – The New York Times

The New York Times takes a step into virtual reality. Here’s what you need to know to use it.

 

The Triumphant Return of the Email Newsletter - Harvard Business Review
The Triumphant Return of the Email Newsletter – Harvard Business Review

Email newsletters remain vital. That is why I write this every week 🙂 !

Facebook Q3 Numbers: More Than a Billion Users, and 8 Billion Video Views, Every Day
Facebook Q3 Numbers: More Than a Billion Users, and 8 Billion Video Views, Every Day

Facebook is crushing it. Enough said.

 

Why Parents Shouldn't Feel Guilt About Their Kids' Screen Time - The Atlantic
Why Parents Shouldn’t Feel Guilt About Their Kids’ Screen Time – The Atlantic

The advantages of helping kids learn to navigate the digital world, rather than shielding them from it.

Video

How the Keystone Fight Was Won - YouTube
How the Keystone Fight Was Won – YouTube

A great overview of how Keystone was defeated. I’m proud to have been part of this fight. One of my clients, Moms Clean Air Force, is included in this video at the end!

Resources and Tools

How to Pick the Best Content Marketing Tools for your 2016 Content Marketing Strategy
How to Pick the Best Content Marketing Tools for your 2016 Content Marketing Strategy

Great list.

 

4 Steps to Writing Emails with Drastically Higher Open and Click-Through Rates
4 Steps to Writing Emails with Drastically Higher Open and Click-Through Rates

Poor open and click-through rates prevent you from spreading the word about campaigns. Here are 4 tips to writing more engaging, super-clickable emails.

How Long Are The Most Shared Facebook Videos? | The Whip
How Long Are The Most Shared Facebook Videos? | The Whip

When it comes to video on Facebook, one question we get asked over and over is ‘what’s the ideal time range of a native video on Facebook?’

 

15 Apps That Make Freelancer Life Easier
15 Apps That Make Freelancer Life Easier

Figuring everything out on your own can be hard, so we asked freelancers what makes their lives easier. Here are their favorite tools.

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