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Twitter – a few suggested alternatives to CoTweet or Hootsuite

Twitter – a few suggested alternatives to CoTweet or Hootsuite

Are you responsible for Twitter and Social Media in your business? Perhaps you’ve been feeling a bit lost after CoTweet closed its free version (shame on them) … here are a few alternatives you can look at

HootSuite

– yes I said alternative to CoTweet – personally, I like to use my own bit.ly Pro URL so this was not an option.
Hootsuite has a very reasonably priced premium version and it has clients for pretty much any device

MarketMeSuite

MarketMeSuite is looking the most promising ‘free’ solution.

Integrated with LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter

Tools for scheduling tweets just like CoTweet or HootSuite.

GroupTweet
GroupTweet could be good for sharing access to 1 Twitter account in much the same way as CoTweet

SocialBro

– I’d forgotten all about SocialBro til a colleague showed me the latest logged in / dashboard.

– Definitely one to join and compare.

Popular Posts in Social Media

Popular Posts in Social Media

It’s time to catchup on some missed out reading. So here is a collection of 10 of the best Social Media resources that you love to read.

I’m not going to second guess these related posts – I’m sure there will be stuff about Twitter, Facebook, Email Marketing and Foursquare.

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Popular Posts in Social Media

Popular Posts in Social Media

It’s time to catchup on some missed out reading. So here is a collection of 10 of the best Social Media resources that you love to read.

I’m not going to second guess these related posts – I’m sure there will be stuff about Twitter, Facebook, Email Marketing and Foursquare.

[related_posts limit=”10″]

Popular Posts in Social Media

It’s time to catchup on some missed out reading and enjoy the break. So here is a collection of 10 of the best Social Media resources that you love to read.

So I’m not going to second guess these related posts – I’m sure there will be stuff about Twitter, Facebook, Email Marketing and Foursquare.

[related_posts limit=”10″”]

Twitter – a few suggested alternatives to CoTweet or Hootsuite

What do you think of the #newnewTwitter

So what do you think of the new look for Twitter? It’s feeling cleaner and the style change adds some freshness.

Twitter-New-Home

But is this the first step in the wrong direction for brand pages? Will we all end-up with old-skool MySpace style pages?

5 tips to using Foursquare for retail marketing

5 tips to using Foursquare for retail marketing

Are you using Foursquare? Do you want your retail stores or promotions staff to start to use Foursquare too? If you already use social media marketing, then approx 15% of business are already using Foursquare

Here’s 5 easy ways to start using Foursquare today.

Claim your business

Foursquare is a free business directory with all entries submitted by your customers. You need to claim your business.

Integrate Foursquare Checkin with traditional advertising

Feature the Foursquare checkin in your next print or email campaign and get customers to checkin. Also promote the Foursquare checkin on your  website, Twitter account and Facebook fanpage.

Followup via Twitter or Facebook

Send a reply to any messages on Twitter or Facebook for people who shout out that they just checkedin at one of your stores … even better monitor for message about people being the Mayor of your store.

Run a Foursquare competition

Start with an introductory offer of a free coffee for anyone that checks in at one of your stores. As this starts to grow you can try a number of other competitions like:

  • Run a Foursquare treasure hunt
  • Run a Foursquare scavenger hunt
  • Run a random checkin competition
  • Offers for Mayors

And remember to check that staff of the stores are correctly flagged as staff so their checkins don’t count for competition purposes.

Track the stats

Use tools like FoursquareX or CheckinMania to find out how many people visit your business.