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7 Sprout Social Alternatives to Try in 2024 (Free + Paid)

A look at the best Sprout Social alternatives, how much they cost, and some of their best features.

AIMay 14, 2024
The 7 Best AI Video Tools for Creators and Marketers, Tried and Tested

These AI video tools can help you write scripts, generate clips, optimize your editing, and even talk to the camera for you. Here’s a look at some of the best AI video tools I’ve tested, along with how to use them, who they’re best for, and how much they cost.

InstagramMay 6, 2024
How to Create an Instagram Post Using AI — Ideas, Photos, Reels + Captions

A step-by-step guide to using AI to help you create Instagram posts, including photos, captions, and videos. Here are all the tools you need to create your post from scratch.

Small BusinessApr 30, 2024
How I Use AI to Support My Work As a Business Owner With ADHD

The specific practices and prompts I use with ChatGPT to support my ADHD. Any business owner, whether neurodivergent or not, can benefit from using these tools to stay organized and productive.

AIApr 29, 2024
7 of the Best AI Image Generators for Creators and Marketers + Example Images

Tried and tested: These AI image generators consistently delivered the best results. Here's a look at how they work, how much they cost, and how they handled a specific prompt.

Best Hootsuite Alternatives for 2024 (Free + Paid)

There are plenty of alternative social media management tools out there, many of which are on par with — and some a bit better than — Hootsuite. Here are some of the best options.

FlowApr 16, 2024
14 Must-Try AI Social Media Content Creation Tools in 2024

Learn how to leverage AI social media content creation tools and save valuable time in your social media marketing efforts.

ProductivityApr 9, 2024
8 of the Best AI Productivity Tools to Help You Optimize How You Work

As a self-proclaimed tools nerd, I’ve tested out many of the ever-growing list of AI productivity tools on the market. These are the ones I keep coming back to.

8 of the Best AI Writing Tools to Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder

I’ve put dozens of AI writing tools to the test — here's a deep dive into my favorite AI writing generators and who I think they’ll be most useful for.

Buffer NewsApr 5, 2023
Introducing Buffer's Revamped Zapier Integration

We’re excited to launch our completely revamped Zapier integration, enabling you to share your content to and from thousands of apps.

MastodonJan 31, 2023
Hello Fediverse! Introducing Buffer for Mastodon

Today we are rolling out support for Mastodon scheduling within Buffer. The Mastodon community is growing fast. We’re excited to explore it with you and help you build a consistent and engaging Mastodon presence.

ToolsJul 26, 2022
24 Best Social Media Apps to Help You Create Epic Social Media Content

Knowing you have to create new content for multiple social media channels every day can feel a little daunting, especially when you consider the range of disciplines needed to be successful. Nowadays, every marketer and business owner has to be part designer, photographer, videographer, copywriter, and editor, among other jobs. Thankfully, there are now a lot of easy-to-use tools out there to make these jobs more seamless for us all. What’s even better, with the right apps, you can create, pub

The 10 Top Social Media Tools Brands are Using to Succeed in 2019

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ToolsNov 15, 2018
Introducing Stories Creator: Quickly Create Thumb-Stopping Content for Stories

As a social media marketer, a big part of your job is to build awareness of your brand and drive conversions on various social channels. This could mean creating an engaging video for Facebook. Planning out and scheduling your tweets for the week. Writing a thought-provoking article for LinkedIn Pulse. The list goes on… You do all of this because you want to use the unique, native features of each channel to connect with your audience. You want everyone to have the best possible experience e

ToolsMar 15, 2018
Are You Listening? The 20 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

How do you know if your customers (and potential customers) are talking about you on social media? If they tagged your social media profile in their posts, you could check your notifications. If they didn’t, maybe you could search on each social media platform every time you want to find out. Sounds tedious? Here’s a better way: Use social media monitoring tools. There’s a great deal of wonderful social media tools out there. Among them are tools built specifically to help you pick out releva

ToolsJan 17, 2018
20 Top Social Media Tools to Try in 2018

Now that 2018 is here and in full swing, you might be looking for new social media tools to add to your marketing stack. According to Scott Brinker of the Chief Marketing Technologist Blog, there are now more than 5,000 tools in the marketing technology landscape 2Chief Marketing Technologist Blog, 2017 . So where do you start? As part of our State of Social Media 2018 campaign, we partnered with the team at Product Hunt to put together a list of the latest trending social media tools for m

ResourcesOct 10, 2017
13 Fantastic Places to Find Background Music for Your Video Content

Many experts predicted that 2017-2018 would be the “age of video marketing on social media ” and the data is showing that they were overwhelmingly correct. Video has erupted onto the scene with brands and businesses creating more video than ever before – with no signs of slowing down. Consumers are loving it, too! HubSpot, for example, found that 90% of users reported that product vi

ToolsSep 22, 2017
How Do You Manage Multiple Social Media Accounts? Our 12 Best Time-Saving Tools and Strategies

Maybe this sounds familiar to you: I used to log in to each and every individual network to compose new posts , check what’s happening in my streams, follow up on conversations and follower requests, and basically perform any other little bit of social media management that was on my plate. I switched to dashboards and tools, and my productivity has soared. I’d love to

ToolsSep 6, 2017
20 Tools for Creating Engaging Social Media Videos, Images and GIFs in Minutes

Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time. You don’t just need to think about what types of content you’re going to create, but also how you can customize your social media posts for each platform. For example, you might create: * A video for Facebook * A GIF for Twitter * An infographic for Pinterest How do you find the time to create so many pieces of social media content? Well, here’s some good news… with the right tools, yo

30+ Free Instagram Tools to Help You Grow Your Following

More than 700 million people use Instagram and 400 million of those users check the app daily. With such a large audience, and some incredibly business-friendly updates such as Instagram Ads , Stories , and Business Tools , Instagram is becoming a must-have channel in many social media marketing strategies [https://buffer.com/resources/social-m

Online MarketingApr 6, 2017
The Marketer’s Toolbox: The 60 Marketing Tools We Use at Buffer

As a marketing team spread around the world — from the West Coast in the US to the East Coast in the US to Canada, to the UK and Singapore, we always keep an eye on the latest marketing and productivity tools to help us stay connected and do our best work. Our team also covers a range of marketing disciplines from social media to community building , to press relations, to con

ToolsMar 11, 2017
37 Free Social Media and Marketing Courses to Elevate Your Skills Today

When I first started out with digital marketing, I was blown away by the sheer amount of online social media and marketing courses available! I read hundreds of articles and enrolled in as many marketing courses that I could possibly get my hands on. Even today, millions of resources continue to be published online every month. It’s enough to wonder … Where can you go for the best, most useful marketing information? I’ve had the chance to test out and research a huge amount of resources, and

ToolsNov 16, 2016
The 20 Best New Social Media Tools to Try in 2017 (And How to Use Them)

Update (January 2018): We have an updated list of the 20 best new social media tools to try in 2018. Feel free to check it out! The social media world is a fascinating one. Every so often, a new social media platform emerges to capture our attention (Peach) or become part of our daily lives (Snapchat). The social media tools landscape can be just as fascinating — and robust! Every week, people build and launch new social media tools, empowering us marketers in our day-to-day work. To give yo

ToolsOct 11, 2016
8 Powerful Features to Help You Use Buffer to the Fullest

Social media offers a huge opportunity for you to reach and connect with people in creative ways . Via great content . Hilarious cat GIFs . Amazing brand stories . Social media helps strengthen relationships, and stronger relationships increase the likelihood of someone recommending you to their friend