Automation makes life easier, especially if this sounds like you:
You go to your computer, and you open up Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat. You stare at the screen. Finally, you come up with some images or video and a bit of text to post to your businesses’ social channels.
The next day, you start the process all over again. Let’s face it, this is a lot of work. But, the good news is, there is an easier way.
What is Automated Social Media Management?
Well, it’s many things. First and foremost, it allows you to post to all of your social media channels from one place and at one time. You can also post weeks or months into the future at the same time.
Managing all of your social media activity from a single dashboard is a win-win for your business. But, how do you choose? Let’s take a look at some of your choices.
#1: Social Pilot
This tool is for businesses of all sizes and offers not only post scheduling but calendar tools, branding and report capabilities as well as Android and iOS apps.
Social Pilot integrates with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, and Pinterest. You can also utilize bulk scheduling across all accounts. They also have an integrated URL shortener for you to use when including links in your posts.
You can choose from a free plan for three connected profiles to pricing that ranges between $8.33-$88.33 per month. They do offer a 14-day free trial.
If you are a social media powerhouse, you want to consider Hootsuite because they have more supported networks and integrations than their competitors.
Plus, with Hootsuite, you can add targeting when scheduling your content, which is helpful when you have a target audience in mind. Like Social Pilot, they have an integrated URL shortener for you to use when including links in your posts.
Plans range from$29-$599+ per month, making their services better suited to medium to large sized businesses with larger teams. They offer a 30-day trial.
#3: Zoho Social
Another top service is Zoho Social with its simple, friendly dashboard. Like the others listed here, you can manage multiple social networks at one time, schedule posts and work with your team.
Zoho Social also helps you learn who your customers are and how you should market to them as well as engage new followers. Unique to Zoho Social is that you can use Facebook lead ads, and their system integrates with their CRM.
Pricing runs $8.33-$125 per month depending on your needs. They have a free solution you can use as a trial.
The key to your social media marketing success is organization. If you are managing multiple platforms, you wan to think about using a social media management tool to maximize your time as well as your social media success.
You can manage multiple profiles in one place, schedule numerous posts well in advance of their publish date, track your analytics, publish reports and much more.
You’ll find that social media automation tools are game changers.
For those of you who’d rather not mess with social media at all, you can use the ultimate game changer, CMS Social.
Not only do you have access to your own social media dashboard where you can schedule and publish your own content, but we offer much more.
When you work with CMS Social, you don’t have to worry about creating content or scheduling posts because we do it all for you!
We take the stress out of your social media marketing by creating and posting content on a daily basis to all your social channels including: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
If you’d like some help developing your brand and nurturing the relationship between social media ad your business, we can help. We’ll provide customer-focused and engaging posts that encourage trust and a connection with your business.
We are here for you when it comes to your social media posting. We’ll study your brand and create posts that work with your overall social media posting strategy. Learn more about our services and how we can create engaging content that your customers will enjoy and appreciate.