Best New Social Media Tools for the Social-Tech-Savvy

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Here’s what I presented at ASAE’s Marketing, Membership and Communications Conference. I had just 30 minutes to provide recommendations for all kinds of social media tools. Some are free, others are paid, some I have tried personally, others were crowdsourced, so your mileage may vary; however here’s the list of the best tools for associations and nonprofits for early 2014.

New* Social Media Tools for the Social-Tech-Savvy

Get a run-through of the latest and greatest shiny social media tools. Tools for content curation and creation, for social media management, for metrics and measurement, for storytelling, for mobile, and anything else top of mind in 2014. Bring your own tool suggestions and hear what others are using to maximize, optimize and awesome-ize your social media.

*[Note: I know not all of these are new, technically speaking, but many might be new to you. :)]


1. Content Curation

  • Listly – make lists
  • Aggregage – curation news tool – example
  • Nuzzel – curated news from what friends/colleagues are sharing
  • Noosfeer – semantic search

Additional audience suggestions:

  • – content marketing news feed
  • Meltwater – monitoring
  • Rebel Mouse  – curation

2. Social Media Management

  • Grouphigh – blogger outreach
  • CoSchedule – social media editorial calendar for WordPress
  • EventKloud –  social media management for events
  • Hashatit –  hashtag search
  • Peoplelinx –  LinkedIn optimizing
  • ManageFlitter – twitter management

Additional audience suggestions:

  • Buzzsumo – find influencers
  • Sprout Social – SMMS (social media management software)
  • Buffer – SMMS

3. Metrics and Measurement

  • Tellagence – semantic/conversational search
  • Cyfe –  dashboards
  • Rowfeeder – twitter analytics
  • Demographics Pro –  audience demographics
  • Chartbeat – real time web traffic analysis

Additional audience suggestions:

  • Social Bro – social analytics

4. Visual Storytelling

  • Canva – create images for social
  • Social Image Resizer  – resize your images for social sites
  • Thinglink – add calls to action, audio, links to your images

Additional audience suggestions:

  • Piktochart – infographic maker

5. Miscellaneous awesomeness

  • Momentum –  Chrome extention I love – best for focus
  • Medium –  – best for reading
  • Jelly –  Android/iPhone app – best for killing time, helping people, fun
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