We have created a resource page full of helpful tools and services that you can always come to for all of your social media & small business marketing needs in addition to our services. We will continue to update this page as we find more helpful tools that we have utilized and would recommend. We recommend bookmarking it for your future reference and convenience. Enjoy!
Symmetrical Media Marketing Tools:
Social Media Strategy Template (check the bottom of this page for a downloadable version)
Social Media Management: Hootsuite.com - 30 Day Free Trial
Hootsuite is the top tier social media management tool in the industry. It allows you to schedule and automatically publish thousands of posts, manage and post to multiple social media platforms and add up to 9 team members to your account. We proudly use Hootsuite and we believe it to be the best overall social media management tool on the market. Click on the link above for a 30 day free trial. Check out their social media templates for audits, strategy, posting, proposals and analytics here.
Social Media Automation: IFTTT (If This Then That)
IFTTT is a free web/app service that allows users to create automated recipes, which are triggered based on an action. For example, a popular recipe that we use involves any Instagram photo automatically getting tweeted on our Twitter account and added to an @Symmetricalmm board on Pinterest.
Social Media Content Publishing: Buffer
Buffer is a content publishing software application designed to manage accounts in social networks, by providing the user with the ability to schedule posts to all of the major social network.
Press & Media Contribution: HARO (Help A Reporter Out)
HARO connects journalists and bloggers with relevant expert sources to meet journalists’ demanding deadlines and enable brands to tell their stories. HARO distributes more than 50,000 journalist queries from highly respected media outlets each year. Its straight-forward pitching process allows sources to find topics related to their expertise, industry or experience, while allowing journalists and bloggers to spend more time writing and less time sourcing. HARO reaches more than 1 million sources and 75,000 journalists and bloggers, making it a vital tool for brands and reporters alike.
Content Curation & Market Intelligence: Feedly
Feedly is a news feed application that provides a variety of online sources for the user to customize feed preferences based on interests and curate content to social media platforms. Feedly is closely compatible with Buffer.
Email Marketing: Mailchimp
Mailchimp is an email marketing service and application that we use, love and would recommend to anyone in need of an email marketing service. Don't slump on email marketing. It has been shown to be a top form of digital marketing with a 79% effectivity rate.
Video Content Publishing: YouTube
YouTube is a mega video sharing website that the majority of B2B and B2C marketers use to share video content. YouTube allows its users to upload, view, rate, share, and comment on videos. It can be extremely valuable to create quality video content and share it to authority websites like YouTube, Facebook/Instagram and etc. as they serve as excellent lead generation tools and help to expand your online presence.
Slideshow Content Publishing: Slideshare
Slideshare is a slide hosting service that supports documents, PDF's, videos, and webinars. Slideshare is definitely a favorite of ours because of how well optimized the site is. It has become a huge platform for B2B lead generation. Slideshare has often been referred to as the "YouTube for slideshows".
Website & Blog Platform: Wix
Wix is a world-renowned website builder and hosting site that allows users to create free and paid websites that can include social plug-ins, e-commerce, contact forms, e-mail marketing, community forums and many other web capabilities. We proudly use Wix and we praise it for its advanced customization capabilities.
DIY Graphic Design: Canva
Canva is an online graphic design platform that offers free access to a wide assortment of design tools and options, as well as premium options for paying customers. Canva's Slogan - "Amazingly simple graphic design software"
Client Relationship Management & Marketing Automation: HubSpot
Infographic & Presentation Creation: Venngage
Art Generator - Artificial Intelligence: MidJourney
Copywriting Tool - Artificial Intelligence: Copy.ai
Financial Monitoring: Intuit Mint
Appointment Management: YouCanBookMe
Document Management: Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.)
Survey Platform: SurveyMonkey
Freelancer Opportunities: Fiverr, Upwork
Freelance Work Opportunities: Freelance Work Apps/Guide
If you are in need of additional social media resources please don't hesitate to contact us.
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