September 15, 2014

Top 10 social media tools for pro marketers

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Mention, Zapier & Swayy should be in your marketing arsenal

Target audience: Marketing professionals, SEO specialists, PR pros, brand managers, businesses, nonprofits, educators, Web publishers, journalists.

Post by Megan Totka
Chief Editor, ChamberofCommerce.com

MeganTotkaWith so many tools and strategies for social media out there, it can be hard to know where to start. If you’re looking for a way to refine the possibilities, this list focuses on social media tools that marketing professionals are using successfully to get more from their social marketing.

These tools range from free to paid, and from single-platform to multi-purpose. You’re sure to find a few that will fit perfectly with your current social media marketing campaigns and help you amplify your effectiveness.

What pro-level social media tools does your business use? Let us know in the comments!

 

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Mention: Better than Google Alerts

1Simple, user-friendly, and results-driven, Mention offers a more effective alternative to Google Alerts — a service many users have experienced issues with because of inconsistent results. Mention does what Google Alerts are supposed to, only better. Continue reading

May 13, 2013

20 tools to grow your business & get more productive

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Boomerang, TimeBridge, AwayFind & much more

Shonali BurkeA couple of years ago, I wrote a post on the five productivity tools I found myself using frequently. Since times change, and apps/platforms come and go, I thought I’d take a fresh look at how my daily toolkit has changed, and share that with you.

Note that I use Gmail almost exclusively, so if that’s you, you’re in luck. If not, well, you’ll have to see if they work for your particular set-up. Here, then, are 20 tools to help you grow your business, by keeping you efficient, productive and in the know.

Email, contacts and calendar/scheduling tools

1Boomerang for Gmail: I still use and love it. Boomerang is a great way to schedule emails ahead of time so that you can clear your backlog, or take care of responses, but not look like a crazy person who is up all hours of the day and night (even if you are, there’s no need to show it). It works as a Firefox and Chrome plug-in and there’s also a version for Outlook. See the video above for the inside scoop. Continue reading