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Social Media Tools of the Trade – CHEAT SHEET

September 26, 2015 — by Nicole Rohr Stephani0

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BlogHangout

Social Media Tools of the Trade – CHEAT SHEET

September 26, 2015 — by Nicole Rohr Stephani0

Social Media Tools of the Trade - CHEAT SHEETInstead of writing a blog post, I hereby bestow upon you EVERY social media tool of the trade mentioned (in the order they were mentioned) at our Sept. 11, 2015 #CMGRHangout.

YOU’RE WELCOME.

Most-Used Mobile Apps

      • Buffer – Buffer makes it super easy to share any page you’re reading. Keep your Buffer topped up and they automagically share them for you through the day.
      • Sprout Social – Sprout Social is a social media management tool created to help businesses find new customers and grow their social media presence.
      • Snapchat – Snapchat is a fun messaging application for sharing moments. You can take a photo or a video, add a caption or doodle, and send it to a friend or add it to your story to share with some or all of your friends. Friends can view snaps for up to 10 seconds, and then it disappears.
      • Instagram – Instagram is a free and simple way to share your life and keep up with other people’s photos and videos.
      • Twitter – Connect with your friends — and other fascinating people. Get in-the-moment updates on the things that interest you. And watch events unfold, in real time.
      • Google Hangouts – Hangouts bring conversations to life with photos, emoji, and even group video calls for free. Connect with friends across computers, Android, and Apple devices.
      • Falcon Pro 3 – A beautiful, smart, Material Design Twitter app for Android. Completely rebuilt and optimized for Android 5.0 Lollipop. Falcon Pro 3 is available now on the Google Play Store.
      • Facebook – Connect with friends, family and other people you know. Share photos and videos, send messages and get updates.
      • Yik Yak – Share your thoughts and keep your privacy on Yik Yak. Download the app and check out what everyone’s saying around you. No sign-up required.
      • Amazon – Online retailer of books, movies, music and games along with electronics, toys, apparel, sports, tools, groceries and general home and garden items.

Most Recently Discovered Tools

      • QuickBooks Self-Employed – Self-Employment taxes simplified with one-click, year round expense tracking on auto-pilot. Turn spending into tax savings. Find more deductions. Try for Free.
      • Evernote – Bring your life’s work together in one digital workspace. Evernote is the place to collect inspirational ideas, meaningful words, and important notes.
      • Airmail 2 – Airmail 2 is a new mail client designed for Yosemite with fast performance and intuitive interaction.
      • Affinio – Affinio’s audience insights allow digital strategists to understand the pyschographic and cultural profiles of their target customer.
      • SocialBro – SocialBro, everything you need to smart tune your Twitter strategy, Discover, Segment, Understand & Execute.
      • Giphy Mobile Apps – Download free Giphy mobile apps for iPhone and Android. Create, search, and share animated GIFs on your phone.
      • Reportive – Reportive has been helping business entities to increase their efficiency on the day-to day activities.
      • Inbox – Inbox by Gmail is a new app from the Gmail team. Inbox is an organized place to get things done and get back to what matters. Bundles keep emails organized.
      • Mailstrom – The smarter, faster way to clean out your inbox. Remove hundreds (or even thousands) of messages from your inbox all at once.
      • Crowdcast – Dead simple and highly interactive webinars and virtual conferences with analytics.

Favorite Measurement Tool

      • Lithium’s built-in intelligence tool – Lithium social software provides on-demand, hosted forums, chats, and other social media marketing solutions for companies.
      • Google Analytics + Excel – Get the data you need to make intelligent marketing and business decisions with Google Analytics. Available for websites, apps, and enterprise businesses. Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application developed by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and iOS.
      • Sprout Social – Sprout Social is a social media management tool created to help businesses find new customers & grow their social media presence.
      • Rival IQ – Digital marketing analytics with competitive analysis. Social media analytics, SEO keyword rankings and Website content marketing.
      • Keyhole – Keyhole is a real-time hashtag tracker for Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. It’s visual dashboard is simple, beautiful and shareable.
      • Hashtracking – Real-time intelligence and insights for hashtag campaigns and events.
      • Twitter Analytics – Measure and boost your impact on Twitter.
      • Facebook Insights – Insights provide information about your Page’s performance and are available after at least 30 people like your Page. Find demographic data about your audience, and see how people are discovering and responding to your posts.

Favorite Engagement Tool

      • Hootsuite – Enhance your social media management with Hootsuite, the leading social media dashboard. Manage multiple networks and profiles and measure performance.
      • Facebook – Connect with friends, family and other people you know. Share photos and videos, send messages and get updates.
      • Twitter – Connect with your friends — and other fascinating people. Get in-the-moment updates on the things that interest you. And watch events unfold, in real time.
      • Instagram – Instagram is a free and simple way to share your life and keep up with other people’s photos and videos.
      • Iconosquare – Best Instagram client online – Instagram viewer, social analytics, tools for contests & brand community management. Formerly Statigram.
      • Sprout Social – Sprout Social is a social media management tool created to help businesses find new customers & grow their social media presence.
      • Meshfire – Meshfire is a social media management tool designed for collaboration.
      • Nurph – Find out who’s chatting and what’s happening in the Nurph. Join the Nurph team as we build out the real-time conversation and AI platform.
      • TweetDeck – TweetDeck is your personal browser for staying in touch with what’s happening now.
      • Snapchat – Snapchat is a fun messaging application for sharing moments. You can take a photo or a video, add a caption or doodle, and send it to a friend or add it to your story to share with some or all of your friends. Friends can view snaps for up to 10 seconds, and then it disappears.

Favorite Listening Tool

      • TweetDeck – TweetDeck is your personal browser for staying in touch with what’s happening now.
      • HelpSocialHelpSocial is the social platform for customer service. Monitor social media networks for customers and connect teams around the business for realtime results.
      • Twitter – Connect with your friends — and other fascinating people. Get in-the-moment updates on the things that interest you. And watch events unfold, in real time.
      • IFTTT – IFTTT puts the internet to work for you. Create simple connections between the products you use every day.
      • Google Alerts – Monitor the web for interesting new content.
      • Ask.fm – Ask and answer. Find out what people want to know about you!

Favorite Content Creation Tool

      • Photoshop – Create incredible images using the world’s best photo editing software.
      • WordPad – WordPad is a text-editing program you can use to create and edit documents. Unlike Notepad, WordPad documents can include rich formatting and graphics.
      • Google Drive/Google Docs – Get access to files anywhere through secure cloud storage and file backup for your photos, videos, files and more with Google DriveGoogle Docs brings your documents to life with smart editing and styling tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs.
      • WordPress – Create a free website or easily build a blog on WordPress.com. Hundreds of free, customizable, mobile-ready designs and themes. Free hosting and support.
      • Text Editor – A text editor is a type of program used for editing plain text files.Text editors are provided with operating systems and software development packages, and can be used to change configuration files, documentation files and programming language source code.
      • Markdown – Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax designed so that it can be converted to HTML and many other formats using a tool by the same name. Markdown is often used to format readme files, for writing messages in online discussion forums, and to create rich text using a plain text editor.
      • Google Hangouts – Hangouts bring conversations to life with photos, emoji, and even group video calls for free. Connect with friends across computers, Android, and Apple devices.
      • Canva – Canva makes design simple for everyone. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations, and more.
      • Hemingway – Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear. The app highlights long, complex sentences and common errors.

Favorite Content Management Tool

      • Dropbox – Dropbox is a service that keeps your files safe, synced, and easy to share. Bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and never lose a file again.
      • Basecamp – Trusted by millions, Basecamp is the leading web-based project management and collaboration tool. To-dos, files, messages, schedules, and milestones.
      • CoSchedule – CoSchedule is the best way to plan your marketing and save a ton of time. Trusted by more than 10000 bloggers, editors, and social marketers world-wide.
      • WordPress – Create a free website or easily build a blog on WordPress.com. Hundreds of free, customizable, mobile-ready designs and themes. Free hosting and support.
      • Hugo – Hugo, a fast and flexible static site generator built with love by spf13 and friends in Go.
      • Google Drive – Get access to files anywhere through secure cloud storage and file backup for your photos, videos, files and more with Google Drive.

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Nicole Rohr Stephani

Queen of Content Strategy at BTC Revolutions
Nicole moved to Chicago four years ago to earn her Master of Science degree in Journalism from Northwestern University, graduating in December 2010. She wrote and produced video for John Lothian News at the Chicago Board of Trade, then worked for WYCC PBS Chicago in content strategy and community management. Nicole is now Queen of Content Strategy at BTC Revolutions, and is also Social Media Specialist for Lynch Communications Group, LLC. She is originally from Birmingham, Ala., has just completed her first half marathon, and refuses to go vegan due to her longlasting love affair with cheese. Nicole enjoys reading on rooftops and having glorious, pensive walks to and from the farmer's market.
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