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LinkedIn is moving even closer to becoming your one stop shop for managing your business relationships. It has been adding features to contacts for some time now with tags and notes fields so you can use LinkedIn as a CRM tool.
Not only that, but you can remind yourself of the last contact you had with your connection before you go to meet them. Currently this facility is in beta in the connections Notes field, but this re-vamp brings threads together in one UI.
You can now organise your contacts by their job titles, and sources – as well as managing your saved connections.
When a connection is highlighted, there is the option to see all related information about the contact.
You can see your recent conversations with the contact, any meeting that you arranged – as well as notes about the connection.
You can set reminders about meetings, document how you met the connection – important when you’re managing hundreds of connections and tag the contact from one new tabbed interface.
Information about your connections now appears on your contacts page. You can now see recommendations, job changes, birthdays and other opportunities to get in touch with your connections.
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Eileen Brown is a social media consultant and brand elevation specialist at Amastra. She is the author of Working The Crowd: Social Media Marketing for Business and writes the Social Business column for ZDNet. Contact her at http://amastra.co.uk