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 four-year-old social media management startup just raised $165 million for strategic acquisitions, marketing and international expansion.
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.
In perhaps the clearest sign yet that enterprise social media management tool HootSuite has major global ambitions, the company announced this morning that it is adding support for managing China’s most popular microblogging platform, Tencent Weibo, and Russia’s most popular social media network, VK.com.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.