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SMToolbox: Canva, Your Essential Social Media Graphics Tool

Steve Rayson
I love tools that make my life easier - tools that produce great results but are so well designed they save me time. Canva is the latest example. It is transforming my social media productivity by helping me produce graphics that are relevant and effective for posts as well as each social network.
SMToolbox: Canva, Your Essential Social Media Graphics Tool

SMToolbox: Hootsuite Acquires Brightkit and Launches Hootsuite Campaigns

Steve Rayson
The buzzword in today’s social media marketing is engagement. The acquisition of Brightkit by Hootsuite is driven by the desire to help organizations drive more engagement. We take a first look in a special weekday edition of SMToolbox.
SMToolbox: Hootsuite Acquires Brightkit and Launches Hootsuite Campaigns

SMToolbox: Going Beyond Social Tools and Data with Socialbakers

Steve Rayson
This week in SMToolbox, we take a look at how companies are working with Socialbakers to develop and implement their strategies. This includes generating actionable insights and to developing both command centers and executive business dashboards.
SMToolbox: Going Beyond Social Tools and Data with Socialbakers

SMToolbox: Free Tools to Track Social Media Activity and Mentions

Steve Rayson
Tracking activity across social media is an increasingly important task whether you are a big brand or an individual. It is a critical activity for brand monitoring, but it is also becoming a key research tool for tracking trends and discovering content. This week in SMToolbox, we will take a look at a few free social media tracking tools.
SMToolbox: Free Tools to Track Social Media Activity and Mentions

SMToolbox: Making Smarter Marketing Decisions with Spredfast Intelligence

Steve Rayson
Marketing is a continuous cycle of planning, action and review. You need evidence-based insights to adjust and improve your performance. In SMToolbox this week, we take a look at how Spredfast Intelligence can provide insights to support smarter marketing decisions.
SMToolbox: Making Smarter Marketing Decisions with Spredfast Intelligence

SMToolbox: Getting the Most out of Facebook and Twitter with AgoraPulse

Steve Rayson
Managing social media marketing across Facebook and Twitter can be a time consuming task and also complex when you work as a team. In this week’s SMToolbox, we take a look at AgoraPulse, a complete tool designed to make the process easier, less time consuming and more effective.
SMToolbox: Getting the Most out of Facebook and Twitter with AgoraPulse

SMToolbox: Measure Your Social Media Performance with Simply Measured

Steve Rayson
If you use a wide range of social media channels you will benefit from Simply Measured, a tool that allows you to monitor and assess the performance of all of your social media activity in one place. We take a look in this week's SMToolbox.
SMToolbox: Measure Your Social Media Performance with Simply Measured

SMToolbox: Streamline Your Prospecting and Relationship Management with BuzzStream

Steve Rayson
Relationship marketing and outreach is increasingly important in a world where traffic from social referrals is growing and where influencers can drive visitors and customers. This week in SMToolbox, we take a look at BuzzStream, a tool that works intelligently inside your browser to make outreach more efficient and more effective.
SMToolbox: Streamline Your Prospecting and Relationship Management with BuzzStream

SMToolbox: Improving Performance in the Financial Industry with Hearsay Social

Steve Rayson
We are now seeing the emergence of a new wave of social media tools that intelligently address specific business challenges. This week we take a look at how Hearsay Social has focused on the practical ways social media can support field sales staff and can help ensure compliance in the financial services industry.
SMToolbox: Improving Performance in the Financial Industry with Hearsay Social

SMToolbox: Integrated Social Media Marketing with Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio

Steve Rayson
Salesforce is the latest company to outline its vision for integrated social media marketing. Their new Social Studio is an integrated social media software suite that brings together two of its popular products - Radian6 and Buddy Media. We take a look in this week's SMToolbox.
SMToolbox: Integrated Social Media Marketing with Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio