Tammy Kahn Fennell - Social Media Apps

Tammy Kahn Fennell

Tammy Kahn Fennell contributes a monthly column on Social Media Apps. Tammy is CEO and co-founder of MarketMeSuite, the leading social media management dashboard for small- and mid-sized businesses. Tammy launched the MarketMeSuite platform in late 2009 after years of experience marketing her own small business online. Recognizing both trends in social media and the needs of SMBs, Tammy realized an opportunity to help others easily manage & monitor their social media presence, find targeted leads, build engagement and measure the ROI of their social marketing activities. Today the easy-to-use, affordable platform has over 30,000 users. As the owner and editor of the community driven blog, WeAreSocialPeople.com, Tammy writes frequently on social media and small business topics and shares her knowledge and advice with thousands of SMBs via radio, Web seminars and live presentations. +Tammy Kahn Fennell

Latest blog posts from Tammy Kahn Fennell

7 Ways To Be More Productive On Social Media

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If you're reading this, you've bought into the concept that social media is important for your business.  I spend a lot of time talking to small businesses around the country, and it often surprises me how many people still feel daunted by social media marketing and engagement.  So, here are 7 ways to be more productive on social! 1. Use the right … [Read more...]

Does Social Media Make You More Productive In the Workplace?

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We all use social media of some kind, at least for personal use. But when it becomes part of your business, does that ultimately lead to more or less productive employees? According to a study by Microsoft, 46 percent of workers say that their productivity has greatly or somewhat increased because of social media use in the office, and more than one-third … [Read more...]

How to Be Socially Productive: Tips From The Social Media Pros!

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We all want to be productive in our businesses, and on social media is no exception.  This month I reached out to a few awesome social media pros and asked them the simple question: What are your top tips for being socially productive? Luke Brynley-Jones, Founder of Our Social Times Luke is best known for his expertise in social media monitoring, … [Read more...]

4 Ways To Be Unproductive On Social Media

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Lately I have been writing about about things you can do to be more productive on social, and I hope you've been finding them interesting and helpful.   This month, though, I thought I'd turn things around a little and give you the top 4 things you should avoid, at all costs, if you want to be super productive on social media.  It's like "What Not To Wear" … [Read more...]

4 Easy Ways To Improve Your Daily Social Media Workflow

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We're busy people. There's only so many hours in a day and so many things to get done, and sometimes, we get beat by the clock.  And even though it may seem like it, the fact that we are all so connected, so real time, doesn't always create the magic formula for productivity, or effectiveness for that matter.  Here are 4 easy ways you can improve your daily … [Read more...]

How the Right Social Media Dashboard Can Increase Your Social Productivity

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I grew up with a dad who ran (and still runs) his own small business. He sold kitchenware items when I was a kid, and there was no "Trade show" he didn't canvas. I remember one day I saw my dad sitting at a computer with a stack full of business cards. I asked him what he was doing and he said: "Follow-up honey. You gotta organize and follow up." He … [Read more...]

5 Social Productivity Hacks For The Workplace

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Social media: we use it personally, we use it to drum up more business, but what about IN the business?  At MarketMeSuite we have been looking inward and have recently made some major improvements to our workflow and interaction.  By bringing the social experience to the workplace, we've found we've been more communicative, more productive, and generally … [Read more...]

5 Cool Tools for Archiving Social Media Posts


Whether you're actively posting or just browsing through your social streams, things move pretty fast.  A post is often there one minute and gone the next. With hundreds of millions of status updates and tweets sent every day, finding them later is next to impossible. Here are 5 tools to help you hang on to those updates through archiving social media posts … [Read more...]

3 Ways To Make Your Tumblr Blog More Social


Everyone has heard the news (and if you haven't, I'd love to hear how you managed to avoid it!). The world has gone Tumblr crazy the recent Yahoo! acquisition. I have to admit, it reminded me to take a good look at my forgotten Tumblr blog, and I like what I'm seeing. But, what's the point in posting if you can't get the amplification factor of connecting it … [Read more...]

3 Great Social Media Apps for Nonprofit Fundraising and More


Nonprofits always have an uphill battle -- how to get the most value while spending very little money. After all, as much of the money a nonprofit can generate is meant to help the cause itself. Social media marketing is one low-cost tool that can help. In this post I’m highlighting 3 cool platforms that are helping nonprofits get the most bang for their … [Read more...]

3 Social Media Applications To Help You Rock Social Curation And Sharing


The web is noisy. There’s so much to see, so much to read, so little time.  There is clutter.  Here is how Wikipedia describes digital curation: Digital curation is the selection, preservation, maintenance, collection and archiving of digital assets. There isn’t a wikipedia article for Social Curation yet, but it’s happening, and there are apps popping … [Read more...]

How do Open APIs Help Grow Social Media Innovations?


An application programming interface (API) is a protocol intended to be used as an interface by software components to communicate with each other.  It’s intended for developers to do cool stuff with other people’s stuff. A good API? It grows an ecosystem around a platform that could lead to scalability beyond the founder's wildest dreams. A bad API or no … [Read more...]

Getting Visual: Five Lesser Known Social Media Photo Apps for Doing Cool Stuff with Your Pics


If you're old enough to remember being amazed whenever someone emailed you a photo, even though it took several minutes to download a single image, you're probably relieved that technology has advanced so much. These days, people send photos back and forth like it's no big deal, and social media has played a huge role in the online photo sharing revolution. … [Read more...]

New Year’s Wrap-up: 16 Toast-worthy Social Apps Launched in 2012

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One thing I love about our fast-moving world is that there’s new innovation at every turn.  As a founder of a web application myself, I know how difficult it is to think of a new idea and then go from concept to launch. So, when Neal asked me to write a recurring column on new social media tools and apps, I thought what could be a better start than wrapping … [Read more...]