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So What Do You Do, Ryan Holmes, Founder and CEO of HootSuite?
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New VP/Product at Facebook PMD Hootsuite - Posted December 17, 2014
Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer and social relationship platform ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Users Love Their MTV - Posted December 10, 2014
Users of Facebook and other social networks want their MTV a... [AllFacebook]

Stripe Payment Processing Added to FbStart Benefits - Posted November 20, 2014
The latest addition to Facebook's FbStart program for mobile application startups is access to up to $50,000 in payment processing fr... [AllFacebook]

Dove Tops the Debut Edition of The Love List from Hootsuite - Posted November 19, 2014
Social media users love Dove, as ... [AllFacebook]

Hootsuite Announces Global Agency Partner Program, Social Business Benchmark Survey Results - Posted October 22, 2014
Social relationship platform Hootsuite made two major announcements at its ... [AllFacebook]

Hootsuite Acquires Social Telephony Company Zeetl, Closes $60M Financing Round - Posted September 25, 2014
Social relationship platform Hootsuite, a Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Hootsuite Now Valued at $1 Billion, Looking to Add Instagram and Snapchat to Dashboard - Posted September 25, 2014
Hootsuite has raised $60 million in its latest round of venture capital funding, which now values the Vancouver-based company upwards of $1 billion. Hootsuite's social media dashboard is extremely dominant in what was once a fairly com... [AllTwitter]

Hootsuite Share Extension for iOS 8 Allows Third-Party Apps to Share to Facebook - Posted September 17, 2014
Apple is set to release its new mobile operating system, iOS 8, Wednesday, and Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Hootsuite Acquires Brightkit, Launches Hootsuite Campaigns - Posted September 4, 2014
Social media relationship platform H... [AllFacebook]

What Apps and Features Do Page Admins Use to Post to Their Facebook Pages? - Posted August 11, 2014
Not surprisingly, most ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook PMD Offerpop Integrated with Hootsuite - Posted August 5, 2014
Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer and digital marketing software provider ... [AllFacebook]

Three New FbStart Partners: Braintree, Appmethod, Get Satisfaction - Posted July 1, 2014
Facebook announced the addition of three new partners for its FbStart program for mobile application st... [AllFacebook]

Why Are Only 60% of Journalists on Twitter? - Posted June 5, 2014
Can we talk about something? It looks like 2008 is calling and they want their newsrooms back. The American Journalism Review posted a piece this week with the headline "Some Newspapers to Staff: Social Media Isn't Option... [10,000 Words]

Hootsuite Launches Custom Education Program - Posted June 4, 2014
Social relationship platform Hootsuite is getting into the ... [AllFacebook]

FbStart Registration Now Open To All Developers - Posted May 14, 2014
When Facebook announced its FbStart program to provide developers of mobile applications with up to $30,000... [AllFacebook]

Visualize Facebook Data With UberVU Boards From HootSuite - Posted May 5, 2014
Social relationship platform HootSuite announced its ... [AllFacebook]

New CTO For HootSuite - Posted April 16, 2014
Former Groupon Vice President of Product and Technology Ajai Sehgal joined social relationship platform ... [AllFacebook]

HootSuite Launches Managed Security And Compliance Services - Posted February 26, 2014
The newest solution to help brands protect their online reputations and social media assets comes from social relationship platform ... [AllFacebook]

HootSuite Acquires Social Analytics Leader UberVU - Posted January 23, 2014
Yesterday HootSuite announced the acquisition of ... [10,000 Words]

HootSuite's Hootlet Chrome Extension Offers Easy Access To Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn - Posted October 8, 2013
Social media management system HootSuite released an upgraded version of its ... [AllFacebook]

5 Tips To Use Twitter To Rebrand Yourself If You're Switching Careers - Posted September 14, 2013
Changing careers can be both stressful and exciting. After all, it's a decision that can completely change your life. Some people have no trouble transitioning into a new career, while others struggle to ca... [10,000 Words]

5 Tips To Use Twitter To Rebrand Yourself If You're Switching Careers - Posted September 14, 2013
Changing careers can be both stressful and exciting. After all, it's a decision that can completely change your life. Some people have no trouble transitioning into a new career, while others struggle to ca... [AllTwitter]

HootSuite University Moving into J-School Classrooms - Posted August 29, 2013
It's back to school time and the debate about how to teach journalism is already underway. As academics debate the 'teaching hospital model' and hackathons, ... [10,000 Words]

HootSuite Raises $165 Million In Financing, Now Boasts 7 Million Users Worldwide - Posted August 2, 2013
HootSuite, the Vancouver-based social media management system, yesterday announced that it has secured an additional $165 million in Series B financing, in a deal that is being cited as the largest ever seen in Canadian venture capital histor... [AllTwitter]

ContentGems And HootSuite Announce Partnership - Posted June 25, 2013
Content curation platform ContentGems has been operating under the radar for several years, focusing on cultivating a customer base and nurturing a quality product. Now the power tool is flying boldly into the ... [AllTwitter]

Hootsuite Offers Twitter Security Alerts To Help Protect Your Accounts - Posted May 30, 2013
Do you live in fear of the Syrian Electronic Army hacking your Twitter account? Or do you have a CEO with less than stellar social media skills? Or may... [AllTwitter]

Nimble 3.0 Allows Brands To Be More Nimble In Managing Facebook Relationships - Posted May 21, 2013
Customer-relationship-management tool Nimble announced the release of ... [AllFacebook]

10 Questions Your Facebook Marketing Consultant Better Be Able to Answer - Posted May 1, 2013
If you don't work on cars, how do you know your mechanic isn't ripping you off? And if he's honest, he could still be inefficient -- and that costs you money. It seems like everyone on Facebook is a self-proclaimed social media ... [AllFacebook]

HootSuite Hoots About Its First Quarter - Posted April 4, 2013
Social media management system ... [AllFacebook]

WWE Trains For WrestleMania 29 With HootSuite Command Center, New Facebook Game - Posted April 2, 2013
World Wrestling Entertainment is gearing up for its WrestleMania 29 pay-per-view event Sunday, and social media management system HootSuite is entering the ring with The Rock and John Cena... [AllFacebook]

HootSuite Rolls Out HootSuite Assignments Google Chrome Extension - Posted March 19, 2013
Social-media-management platform ... [AllFacebook]

Yammer VP Of Marketing Dee Anna McPherson Assumes Same Role At HootSuite - Posted March 13, 2013
Social-media-management platform HootSuite has a new vice president of marke... [AllFacebook]

Tweetdeck's New Column Filters Help You Sort Twitter Noise - Posted February 19, 2013
Ever try to follow a #hashtag chat and get annoyed by certain folks posting irrelevant tweets that muck up the stream? Tweetdeck now offers a way for you to wash that junk right out of your feed, with column filters. ... [AllTwitter]

Socialcast Added To HootSuite App Directory - Posted February 5, 2013
The latest addition to the HootSuite App Di... [AllFacebook]

The New Social Networks: Which Ones Will Be Useful for PR Pros? - Posted January 14, 2013
As Instagram continues to lose members, Twitter decides whether to go public, Google+ screams "Notice Me!" and Facebook tries to resist th... [FishbowlDC]

Santa Says, 'Ho Ho HootSuite' - Posted December 24, 2012
How does Santa Claus manage ... [AllFacebook]

Report: Facebook Page Posts Will No Longer Feature Third-Party Attributions - Posted December 19, 2012
Facebook will eliminate third-party attributions in posts by ... [AllFacebook]

Track Holiday Sentiment On Twitter With Hootsuite - Posted December 11, 2012
Have most people on Twitter been naughty or nice? You'll have to ask Santa for that information. But Hootsuite's Holiday Command Center can offer insight into how many people are tweeting about the holidays, and their sentiment about the holidays and their shopping exp... [10,000 Words]

Track Holiday Sentiment On Twitter With Hootsuite - Posted December 11, 2012
Have most people on Twitter been naughty or nice? You'll have to ask Santa for that information. But Hootsuite's Holiday Command Center can offer insight into how many people are tweeting about the holidays, and their sentiment about the holidays and their shopping exp... [AllTwitter]

HootSuite Adds Three Business-Focused Apps - Posted December 11, 2012
Social-media-management platform HootSuite... [AllFacebook]

How To Target Facebook Posts by Age, Gender, Relationship Status, Interests & Education - Posted November 13, 2012
Wish you could limit your Facebook posts to certain people in your network? Hootsuite has added a new set of Facebook posting tools for HootSuite Enterprise users. ... [PRNewser]

How To Target Facebook Posts by Age, Gender, Relationship Status, Interests & Education - Posted November 13, 2012
Wish you could limit your Facebook posts to certain people in your network? Hootsuite has added a new set of Facebook posting tools for HootSuite Enterprise users. ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

HootSuite Adds Half-Dozen Facebook Features - Posted November 13, 2012
HootSuite ad... [AllFacebook]

HootSuite: 5 Million Users, 290 Employees, 1.3 Billion Messages Sent [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted November 1, 2012
It's always been a favourite here at AllTwitter, and social media dashboard HootSuite continues to grow at an astonishing pace. The platform is celebrating its five m... [AllTwitter]

HootSuite Announces Integration With Webtrends - Posted October 2, 2012
Social-media-management platform ... [AllFacebook]

Third-Party Facebook-Management Tools Join Forces As HootSuite Acquires Seesmic - Posted September 6, 2012
Two third-party social-media-management tools are now one, as ... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Teams Up With HootSuite To Sell Ads, Preferred Users Get $100 Credit - Posted August 24, 2012
A lot has been written about Twitter's latest developer guidelines, which outlines the types of third-party apps the company supports, and those it wants to eliminate. Calle... [AllTwitter]

You Can Now Manage Twitter, Facebook AND Google+ Pages From HootSuite - Posted July 19, 2012
Ever feel overwhelmed popping around from platform to platform to post content and interact with followers? Sure you do. Well, HootSuite just made your life easier by adding the ability to manage Google+ pages to its Twitteriffic dashboard. Check. ... [AllTwitter]

HootSuite's Update Gives Buffer Run For Money; TweetDeck's Update Less Impressive - Posted July 17, 2012
If you're a fan of autoscheduling your tweets, a la Buffer (and you should be, young ninja), you're going to go bananas over the new HootSui... [10,000 Words]

HootSuite's Update Gives Buffer Run For Money; TweetDeck's Update Less Impressive - Posted July 17, 2012
If you're a fan of autoscheduling your tweets, a la Buffer (and you should be, young ninja), you're going to go bananas over the new HootSuite autoscheduling optio... [AllTwitter]

HootSuite Adds New Services To App Directory - Posted June 28, 2012
Adding to the many offerings already available in its App Directory, including Youtube, Tumblr and Flickr, HootSuite now offers four new integrated... [10,000 Words]

HootSuite Adds New Services To App Directory - Posted June 28, 2012
Adding to the many offerings already available in its App Directory, including Youtube, Tumblr and Flickr, HootSuite now offers four new integrated... [AllTwitter]

SocialAppsHQ Enters Facebook Post Scheduling Fray With Social Planner - Posted June 19, 2012
Facebook tab developer SocialAppsHQ added scheduling to its ... [AllFacebook]

Do Automated Facebook Responses Defeat The Purpose? - Posted June 8, 2012
As demand for customer support on Facebo... [AllFacebook]

HootSuite, HubSpot Join Forces To 'Close The Loop' On Facebook, Other Social Media Marketing - Posted June 6, 2012
Social media management system HootSuite and marketing software platfo... [AllFacebook]

HootSuite Takes Aim At Businesses' Facebook, Social Media Teams - Posted May 7, 2012
Social media management platform HootSuite ... [AllFacebook]

When Is Automation OK On Twitter? - Posted April 12, 2012
Twitter is all about personalization, accountability, transparency... everything that automation isn't. Still, there are some cases where automating part of your Twitter account is actually beneficial - as long as you know when and what to automate. Finding the time ... [AllTwitter]

HootSuite Takes $20M Investment From OMERS Ventures - Posted March 29, 2012
In one of Canada's largest venture capital transactions in the past 10 years, Twitter dashboard HootSuite has announced a $20 million investment from OMERS Ventures. HootSuite is just four years old, but a... [AllTwitter]

How To Use HootSuite To Get More Information Out Of Twitter - Posted February 22, 2012
If you are one of the 78% of Twitter users who rely heavily on Twitter.com to access tweets and timelines, chances are yo... [AllTwitter]

Social Media Dashboard HootSuite Now Has 3 Million Users [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted January 17, 2012
It's a big day for HootSuite and another major milestone - the social media dashboard has just announced it's 3,000,000th signup. HootSuite, which has added a million users since July of last year, sends 1.5 daily messages, and has now been part of over 700 ... [AllTwitter]

Here's Why You Should Avoid Tweeting At Certain Times Each Hour - Posted January 17, 2012
Here's an exercise for you: Open up TweetDeck or another Twitter client that uses the streaming API. Wait f0r the top of the hour. Then watch closely as your timeline explodes with tweets. It's a problem that hasn't been written about much: Folks who schedule their tweets choose to (or have to,... [10,000 Words]

The Top 15 Brands On Twitter In 2011 [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted January 11, 2012
We're 11 days into the new year, but there are still some things left to learn from 2011. HootSuite, the popular Twitter dashboard, has put together an infographic of the top brands, topics, hashtags, "in memorium" and holid... [AllTwitter]

Advanced Twitter Techniques: Scheduling, Monitoring, and Managing with HootSuite - Posted November 23, 2011
This is part two of our feature on using HootSuite to get more out of Twitter. Since you learned the basics of HootSuite in part one, we'll use this ... [10,000 Words]

HootSuite Now Offers YouTube, Tumblr, Flickr Support With New App Directory - Posted November 9, 2011
HootSuite, one of the most popular Twitter dashboards, is expanding in a big way. The company just announced its new App Directory, a platform for third-parties to integrate their existing apps (or build custom ones) into HootSuite. The first wave of big-name apps t... [AllTwitter]

HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes On How The Company Crowdsourced Its Name [VIDEO] - Posted October 18, 2011
HootSuite is one of the largest social media management platforms out there. With over 2 million users sending tweets, managing lists and participating in hashtag chats every day, it is a Twitter power-user's dream. At the Shorty Awards industry awards ceremony on October... [10,000 Words]

More Shrinkage In Twitter Eco-System As HootSuite Acquires What The Trend - Posted September 27, 2011
HootSuite, the company behind the popular social media dashboard of the same name, has acquired What The Trend, a web-based service that provides user-defined explanations of the top Trending Topics on T... [AllTwitter]

Why You Should Not Use Third-Party Apps For Facebook Posting - Posted September 7, 2011
It's worth spending that extra time to post to your Facebook page, a new study says. Facebook posts that are posted via a third-party app like HootSuite, TweetDeck, dlvr.it and others receive an average of 70 percent fewer likes and comments for each fan, according to a new study by Applum. Facebook's algorithm... [10,000 Words]

Five 'Must Have' iPad Apps for PR - Posted August 25, 2011
Many of you shared and debated our previous posts about mobile apps for PR. Since then, I upgraded the quiver to include a tablet--an iPad2--and we hope you do too. The iPad is truly the "leanback" device so we'll hedge thi... [FishbowlDC]

Have Your Searches Frozen On @HootSuite? One Simple Tip To Get Them Working Again - Posted August 8, 2011
Earlier today I noticed that the searches I had running over various Twitter profiles in HootSuite had stopped updating. Further investigation revealed that some of these had been frozen since Friday... [AllTwitter]

HootSuite Now Has 2 Million Users [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted July 5, 2011
We're big fans of HootSuite at AllTwitter - Lauren and I both use the software extensively for all things Twitter, both professionally and with our personal accounts - and I'm very pleased to see ... [AllTwitter]

TweetDeck Hits The Web (Do You Give A Hoot?) - Posted April 7, 2011
Many dedicated TweetDeck Users had tired some time ago of running a bulky, memory-hogging desktop application to control Twitter (and then other social streams) some time ago when web-based options such as Hootsuite became available. The folks at TweetDeck heard their cries, and Wednesday released its own long-awaited Web app. But... [AllTwitter]

HootSuite Pro Tip - Clear Your Cache To Speed Things Up (And Clear Away Ugly Tweets) - Posted March 16, 2011
Regular readers will be aware that I'm a long-term, big fan of HootSuite. I'm a pro subscriber, which means I'm actually paying to tweet. That's fine - for me, and my team at work, HootSuite is totally indispensable. At least, for now. In this crazy, app-filled world, nothing is forever, and no product... [AllTwitter]

Track the Return on your Social Media Investment with HootSuite's New Social Analytics - Posted March 9, 2011
Stats lovers, this one's for you: HootSuite has upgraded its dashboard to include some pretty powerful analytics and customizable reports. Called the HootSuite Social Analytics, this new addition will make mea... [AllTwitter]

HootSuite for Blackberry Gets a Big Update - Posted February 24, 2011
HootSuite for Blackberry users, rejoice: the social media dashboard has been updated to deliver almost the same functionality as the robust web-based version. You can now manage multiple Twitter accounts, along with your LinkedIn profile, Facebook pages, ... [AllTwitter]

How to Retweet Like the Old Days Using HootSuite - Posted February 23, 2011
When New Twitter came to town in September 2010, many people lamented the fact that Twitter changed the way you retweet. The default on Twitter.com for the past five months has been a static retweet, basically "forwarding" a tweet to your followers rather t... [AllTwitter]

Advanced Twitter Techniques: Scheduling, Monitoring, and Managing with HootSuite - Posted January 28, 2011
This is part two of our feature on using HootSuite to get more out of Twitter. Since you learned the basics of HootSuite in part one, we'll use this ... [AllTwitter]

How to use Twitter to Spy on the Competition - Posted January 10, 2011
If your business has a Twitter account, you might want to consider using it to do a little digging into what the competition is up to. We're not suggesting anything underhanded here - but just by browsing past tweets, looking at following lists ... [AllTwitter]

HootSuite Gets Cozy with Japan - Posted December 22, 2010
HootSuite, the popular Twitter management platform, is expanding further into the Japanese market with three announcements yesterday. This push into Japan highlights the microblogging's popularity overseas. ... [AllTwitter]

5 Useful Tools to Monitor Twitter Hashtags - Posted December 10, 2010
Want to know what's being talked about on Twitter right now? Or how about what people are saying about your or your brand? Monitoring hashtags is a great way to get in on a conversation on Twitter, whether it's a trending topic or a few tweets per day. We'... [AllTwitter]

HootSuite Reaches 1,000,000 Users [Infographic] - Posted November 30, 2010
HootSuite, one of the most popular third-party Twitter dashboards, has just reached its million member milestone. Welcoming in the millionth member, HootSuite released an infographic illustrating just how its users are engaging with its dashboard over th... [AllTwitter]

5 Productivity Tools for Twitter - Posted November 23, 2010
It's easy to waste away the afternoon browsing for celebrity gossip, breaking news and funny tweets on Twitter, but even better than its entertainment value is Twitter's productivity capabilities. You can streamline not only your Twitter experience with t... [AllTwitter]

Promoted Tweets Spotted in TweetDeck - Posted November 17, 2010
ReadWriteWeb has spotted Promoted Tweets in the TweetDeck Twitter client, apparently quietly inserted without any fanfare from Twitter, TweetDeck, or any of the adve... [AllTwitter]

It IS Possible To Turn Off Promoted Tweets In Your Timeline - For Now - Posted November 10, 2010
Some people aren't too happy with Promoted Tweets in their HootSuite timeline. Although we think that the Promoted Tweets are pretty user-friendly, ... [AllTwitter]

Promoted Tweets in the Timeline: A User's Perspective - Posted November 8, 2010
The blogosphere has been abuzz with debate over the recent expansion of Twitter's Promoted Tweets and Trends into users' timelines. Is it a slick marketing move? Too intrusive? Ineffective? The jury's still out ... [AllTwitter]

Freemium Summit East: When Free Isn't Enough -- Transitioning from Free to Freemium in the Consumer Space - Posted October 25, 2010
A panel at Freemium Summit East in New York Monday, "When Free Isn't Enough -- Transitioning from Free to Freemium in the Consumer Space," featu... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

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