All Together, Now
Imagine a funnel. Toss all of the social media outlets you utilize into that funnel. Watch the combination of information flow out the other end in a kind of supreme social concentrate. This is MedaFunnel.
Simply put, it’s a tool for managing corporate or social media network workflow. The company’s streamlined dashboard houses team-generated posts from across the social realm, and allows them to be reviewed before publishing to multiple feeds.
When in Doubt, Add Facebook
You can probably tell by the tool's original name that Twitter support has been covered, but with re-branding comes new and exciting functionality, and this time that means--surprise, surprise!--Facebook.
MediaFunnel now allows multiple users to post text and attachmentsto their company's Facebook Wall, and features that same handy editorial control previously offered (cross platform messages can be posted immediately, scheduled or released in pre-defined intervals).
Businesses can respond quickly to both queries and complaints using MediaFunnel’s nifty assignment feature, set alerts for brand monitoring, submit posts by email/SMS, use co-tags to personalize posts, or review analytics to gain market knowledge.
“Social media marketing has gone mainstream,” said Andreas Wilkens, MediaFunnel Co-Founder. “What’s important are conversations, real-time engagement and meaningful content, not so much the application it streams on. We’ve seen networks fade and new ones emerge. That’s why we’ve built MediaFunnel--so businesses can concentrate on creating genuine dialogue from one familiar dashboard while we connect the platform to their social networking channel, whatever it might be.”
Social Media Marketing
Yeah, it's kind of a big deal right now. We've seen a good number of solutions crop up this year alone, including TweetShare, a Twitter-based marketing application, Seesmic Look (also for Twitter), and Facebook analytics tools from both Webtrends and Omniture.
“The ability to have concrete measurement on investments within Facebook and compare them apples to apples with other digital channels is critical to marketers,” said Webtrends' vice president of Marketing, Jascha Kaykas-Wolff, when his company's solution was announced earlier this month.
We imagine that means good things for solutions like MediaFunnel--especially considering the fact that it's not limited to one network. Ready to try it for free? Off with you.