Posts Tagged ‘Hootsuite’

  • Which Social Media Scheduler is Best for You? Comparing 8 Programs

    Oct 21 2015
    Anita Kirkbride

    If you are doing any decent amount of social media marketing for your own business, or for others, you’ve probably already tried a scheduling system or two to help with the workload. Maybe you’ve felt it’s wrong to schedule content and you gave up? Or maybe you just didn’t find the right social media scheduler for your needs. Because I believe in responsible scheduling of content (please note, this is not content automation), I have tried many different scheduling systems. Some work with one platform, others with many. From my experience, all of the different scheduling programs have their benefits, it’s a matter of which scheduling process works best for you and your workflow.

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  • 6 Steps to Schedule Instagram Posts with Hootsuite

    Aug 26 2015
    Anita Kirkbride Hootsuite Instagram Scheduling

    Hootsuite rocked the social media world recently when their latest integration was announced: Instagram. There had been ways to add some Instagram functionality to your Hootsuite dashboard previously, but for me they only worked sporadically, and the main feature we all wanted was missing. Hootsuite listened. Now we have a simple way to schedule Instagram posts through Hootsuite.

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  • How to Win $100,000 in a Social Media Voting Competition

    Aug 05 2015
    Anita Kirkbride Untitled design

    Nothing we did is a state secret. We learned from the best! Here are the best tips I have to pass along if you find yourself trying to win a voting competition through social media.

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  • Using Hootsuite to Add url Parameters for Analytics Tracking

    Feb 11 2015
    Anita Kirkbride Hootsuite Tutorial

    Like anything else, you can’t say you’re successful if you can’t measure that success. If you can’t remember exactly which campaigns you want to track and how they were worded, you’ll end up with three versions of each campaign, which will make your analysis more difficult in the end.

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  • 12 Days of Social Media Posts: 12 Favourite Tools

    Dec 22 2014
    Anita Kirkbride social media graphic

    Sharing my 12 favourite small business tools for social media management. Some of these are software, some are in the cloud and some are phone apps.

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  • 12 Days of Social Media: Twirp’s Favourite Hootsuite Features

    Dec 21 2014
    Anita Kirkbride social media graphic

    Some of the best Hootsuite features have come along in just the past few months. Here’s a breakdown of some of my favourite Hootsuite features.

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  • 12 Days of Social Media: Social Media Myths Busted

    Dec 19 2014
    Anita Kirkbride Social media graphic

    I have come to understand that you only understand that which you have an express interest in understanding. Thus, I do not understand quantum physics, the legal aspects of a corporate takeover, or dog people (Cats rule, dogs drool. #SorryNotSorry). Similarly, many small business owners simply do not have the express interest in truly understanding the complexities of social media. Some simply want it to bring in the money and others just want someone else to handle it. This leads to a lot of misunderstanding about social media in general. Here are some of my favourite social media myths.

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  • How to use Response Templates in Hootsuite

    Dec 03 2014
    Anita Kirkbride hootsuite saved templates 3

    If you’re constantly giving the same basic reply to numerous tweets, the Hootsuite saved response templates can save you time!

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  • How to use the New Hootsuite Facebook Albums Feature

    Nov 12 2014
    Anita Kirkbride hootsuite features screen cap

    Just yesterday I had a ‘hootgasam’… you know… where Hootsuite adds a new function and you get over-excited about it? I was working on community management for my clients, uploading photos for the specials later this week, when BAM, there was a new feature staring back at me.

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  • Go-To Tools for Small Business Revisited

    Apr 29 2014
    Anita Kirkbride social media tools

    When Twirp Communications was just a baby company, toddling around in diapers, I wrote a couple of posts about the best social media tools for small business I had found. I thought it was about time I updated my lists and shared some of the newer tools we’re using to manage social media for our clients.

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