When it comes to social media management, the volume of options available is amazing.
If you’re just starting out you may find it easiest to go to each network and manage things there. As your reach and strategy grow you’ll quickly find a need for a more robust solution.
The following is a list of options with costs ranging from Free to $49 a month. While certainly not all inclusive. It is a good place to start as you investigate what features your church is in need of for their social media strategy.
Hootsuite prides itself on simplified social media publishing. With message scheduling, analytics and a single dashboard to follow all your feeds it makes scheduling easy.
Supports Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ Pages at all levels. Add-ons and premium features also available.
The Hootsuite app allows you to follow your feeds on the go for instant feedback and posting.
Free plan available with limited features
Pro version starts at $8.99 a month after 30-day free trial
Add-ons available for a per item fee.
Buffer delivers an integrated content, analytics and scheduling window. It allows you to write multiple posts at one time, choose the social network and have them delivered automatically.
It currently connects Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+ Pages with Pinterest and RSS feed readers available on paid accounts.
Free plan available with limited features.
Awesome Plan is $10 a month or $102 per year.
ScheduGram is an Instagram management solution. It features web uploading, scheduling, and multiple account integration. An integrated web editor lets you edit images before you upload them. If your images are post-ready the, bulk uploader makes it even easier.
Pricing is follower based and starts at $5 a week after a 7-day free trial.
Tailwind is a Pinterest management, analytics, and marketing tool. It specializes in automating you pin schedule based on engagement and traffic. A simple drag-and-drop control lets you shape your editorial calendar at a moment’s notice.
Plus plan starts at $9 a month after a free trial
Coschedule takes a different approach to social media management. Instead of focusing on scheduling alone, it integrates with WordPress to deliver social tools for your blog posts and pages. The price point is a bit higher than other services but the time saved makes up for it.
ChurchTechToday has been using it to schedule and promote posts and it is a huge time saver. Features include an editorial calendar, post editing, task assignments, post scheduling, Bit.ly and Buffer integration. Evernote, Google Doc, Google Analytics, and Convert to WordPress is also available at the Solo Marketing level.
Solo Standard starts at $15 a month.
Solo Marketing starts at $30 a month after a 14-day free trial.
Sendible is a set of marketing, monitoring, management and analytics tools that run from a single solution. It saves you time by managing engagement and helping measure the impact of social activity. Plans include Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.
Lite plans start at $49 a month after a 130-day free trial.
Advanced plans start at $199 a month after a 30-day free trial.
Pro plans stat at $499 a month after a 30-day free trial.
(Save 15% on all plans by paying yearly.)
Agora Pulse delivers a single engagement dashboard for managing tweets, comments, and messages. Automated moderation rules can be created to tag, flag and assign content automatically. Supported networks include Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Micro plans starts at $29 a month after a 15-day free trial.
Small plans start at $49 a month after a 15-day free trial.