In 2011, Chrysler tweeted that “no one in Detroit knows how to f*cking drive.” The same year, New York congressman Anthony Weiner accidentally tweeted a picture of his crotch to all of his followers. And last year, KitchenAid insulted Barack Obama and, incredibly, mocked the death of the president’s grandmother.
The updates help make TweetDeck something startling close to what social media management tools such as HootSuite offered when starting out.
Guest Post It’s going to take a lot more than money to transform a historically small and medium-size business-focused software product into something that will fit the needs of the enterprise.
The Belgian company tracks and analyzes conversations happening across the Internet to help brands stay engaged with their audience.
A roundup of today’s funding news.
The four-year-old social media management startup just raised $165 million for strategic acquisitions, marketing and international expansion.
Adobe, Digg, everyone’s developing RSS readers in anticipation of Google Reader dying next week. But HootSuite’s looks like it could actually be useful, especially for social media managers.
Twitter’s first five Ads API partners were dominated by hardcore digital advertisers. Its newest five API partners are dominated by hardcore enterprise-focused social media marketing firms.
Social media management utility HootSuite added the most popular online survey tool, SurveyMonkey, to its app directory today, along with real-time visual traffic analysis tool Chartbeat.
And, almost as an aside, the company stated that it has now passed seven million users.
If a tweet falls in the forest, does anybody hear it? With 555 million Twitter users and 58 million tweets on an average day, good luck.
Enter tweet optimization.
Twitter is planning to launch a Facebook Exchange-like service to allow brands to buy ads programmatically and retarget Twitter users based on their browsing and search history.
“We’re kinda matching Zendesk and Evernote in user growth curve,” Holmes said. “Our progressive cycle to each additional million is getting shorter and shorter, which is a good thing.”
Dogs, stumps, pup tents and bikes, the new HootSuite offices in Vancouver has them all. And then some.
HootSuite announced a significant hire this morning: former Yammer vice president of marketing Dee Anna McPherson.
Advertising on Twitter just got easier, and Twitter just took a giant leap to making more money.
Twitter and HootSuite announced a new way of selling and managing promoted tweets, promoted trends, and promoted accounts: right in HootSuite’s social media management dashboard.
Social engagement tool Buffer is relaunching today as a sharing platform … with big benefits. And analytics, and a great user experience, and some cool new features that HootSuite should start getting worried about.
This morning HootSuite users will find five more apps in the social media power tool’s app directory: Vimeo, Wordpress.org, Via.me, Reachli, and Scripted.
In the movies, corporate barons and evil geniuses have command and control centers with giant screens displaying the disposition of their empires. A new product from HootSuite may not make you James Bond or Dr. Evil … but it will give you the ability to see and showcase your social media status in a very big way.
Most two-year-olds are growing fast. But few are growing as quickly as social media management service SproutSocial, which is riding the wave of social media escaping the marketing department and penetrating the entire enterprise.
Social engagement tool Buffer will be announcing an integration with top Twitter web and mobile client TweetCaster tonight.
HootSuite announced an new update to its popular social media management utility today, adding functionality that veers into intranet-light territory similar to a Yammer or a Chatter.
Last night we broke the news that HootSuite, the social media management solution for companies, acquired Loic Le Meur’s often-pivoting Seesmic. Today I spoke with Ryan Holmes about the acquisition and about the future of the social media management space.
HootSuite announced today that it has acquired social media tool maker Seesmic.
Editor’s Pick Hollywood North? L.A. with rain? The city that riots whenever its hockey team doesn’t win the Stanley Cup?
Americans might think of Vancouver in many ways, but typically not as a tech startup mecca.
When Microsoft bought Yammer for $1.2 billion, concerns arose it might lose some of innovative spirit. But today Yammer has pushed back with several big updates, including a new “inbox” that prioritizes conversations, a real-time messaging interface, and integrations with Hootsuite and seven other services.
Today HootSuite is announcing three new integrations with Zendesk, Storify, and Evernote. In addition, the company is now officially saying that “nearly five million” people are using its social media management tools globally.
HootSuite is adding an autoschedule capability to its social media management platform, meaning that four million users will soon be able to schedule tweets according to fans’ schedules, optimizing brand messaging for maximum social impact.
In seven days, HootSuite and HubSpot are teaming up to make history, and it’s not about how many interCaps the two partNers can jam into their names.
HootSuite, the service that 79 of the world’s Fortune 100 companies use to manage their social media presence, just added apps for Instagram, SlideShare, Edocr, and Zuum in its App Directory.
In one of the biggest venture deals Canada has seen in the last decade, Omers Ventures has led a $20 million round in Hootsuite, a social media management service that counts blue chip companies like Pepsi, Fox, and the NBA among its clients.
Buffer, a social network scheduling service, chooses when to send out your status updates for you and just added LinkedIn to its repertoire, along with Facebook and Twitter.
Popular social networking management service HootSuite announced Wednesday it has added support for more social apps and opened its Engagement API.