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Monday Morning Cool Tool: PicPlayPost

I love learning about new tools to make social media marketing more creative and effective, so I’ve decided to share some of my favourite tools with you at the start of each week. This week I’m recommending PicPlayPost – a free app for combining multiple videos and photos into a collage.

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Features

  • Full editing capabilities
  • Create up to 30 minute videos
  • Trim, speed up, slow down videos
  • Add multiple songs
  • Supports all formats (photos, videos, Gifs, live photos) and ratios (9:16 for IG stories, TikTok and Snap, 16:9 for YouTube)

It’s available for both iOS and Android.

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Monday Morning Cool Tool: Hype Type

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I love learning about new tools to make social media marketing more creative and effective, so I’ve decided to share some of my favourite tools with you at the start of each week. This week I’m recommending video text animator Hype Type.

Hype Type is an iOS app that lets you add moving text and typography over images. It’s a super useful tool for Instagram Stories.

Hype Type also provides easy-to-use editing tools for speeding up, slowing down, flipping, or reversing your videos.

Once you’re happy with how your image looks, export it for sharing on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or wherever else you want to showcase your motion typography-enhanced photo or video.

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Monday Morning Cool Tool: BeFunky

I love learning about new tools to make social media marketing more creative and effective, so I’ve decided to share some of my favourite tools with you at the start of each week. This week’s cool tool recommendation is photo-editing tool BeFunky.

There is so much you can do with this tool to enhance your visual marketing assets, including creating collages, adding “one-click” photo effects (there are over 300 photo effects and filters to choose from) and an array of graphics (eg speech bubbles). The basic account is free to use and provides users with access to a library of 125 digital effects.

Try it out for yourself at www.befunky.com

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Monday Morning Cool Tool: Repost

I love learning about new tools to make social media marketing more creative and effective, so I’ve decided to share some of my favourite tools with you at the start of each week. This week I’m recommending  Reposta simple tool that makes it easy to Repost your photos and videos on Instagram while giving credit to the original Instagramer.

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When you find something you want to repost in Instagram, simply copy the share URL and open Repost. Then in Repost, you can position the attribution mark and send the reposted media back to Instagram.

 

 

 

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Monday Morning Cool Tool: Twchat

I love learning about new tools to make social media marketing more creative and effective, so I’ve decided to share some of my favourite tools with you at the start of each week. This week I’m recommending  Twitter chat manager – Twchat.

For those who may be unfamiliar with Twitter chats, they are a public chat, moderated by a host that happens live on Twitter. To filter all the conversations a specific hashtag is used. This hashtag allows you to follow the discussion and participate in it.  Most Twitter chats are recurring and focus on specific topics introduced by a moderator.  The chats usually last one hour and a transcript of tweets is often made available after the chat has ended.

Twitter chats move fast, which is why using a third-party tool is useful. Twchat allows you to create realtime chat rooms based on twitter hashtag.  TwChat monitors the hashtag and creates a simple, clean interface similar to a chatroom. You can see new messages, send your own, and have total control over the content you see.

For more information on Twitter chats, read How Does A Health Care Twitter Chat Work? #Twitter101

 

 

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Monday Morning Cool Tool: Venngage

I love learning about new tools to make social media marketing more creative and effective, so I’ve decided to share some of my favourite tools with you at the start of each week. This week I’m recommending a free infographic maker  – Venngage.

You can choose from 100+ infographic templates and follow the steps below to create your own infographics.

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Research suggests that publishers who use infographics grow in traffic 12 percent more than those who don’t. They can also be a fun way to promote brand awareness. In terms of social media marketing, they are an effective way of spreading information (the “viral” process) across multiple social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and blogs.

Click here to learn how to create your own healthcare infographic. 

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Monday Morning Cool Tool: CopyChar.CC

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I love learning about new tools to make social media marketing more creative and effective, so I’ve decided to share some of my favourite tools with you at the start of each week. This week I’m recommending CopyChar.CCa simple tool to copy symbols.

If you’ve ever found yourself hunting around to find a particular symbol, currency sign or emoji then this tool is great – allowing you to find what you’re looking for at a glance.  I just discovered it a couple of days ago and already I’ve added it to my list of time-saving tools. I think you’ll do the same once you’ve tried it for yourself!

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Monday Morning Cool Tool: Giphy

I love learning about new tools to make social media marketing more creative and effective, so I’ve decided to share some of my favourite tools with you at the start of each week. This week I’m recommending Giphy  – a source of free animated gifs.

Why use Gifs?

Hootsuite recommends the use of Gifs “to spice up, excite and wake up your social audience.”

A little motion makes your content marketing more memorable. Though use sparingly, otherwise it distracts rather than enhances.

This Friday is #CappuccinoDay  so why not celebrate with a Gif like the one below?

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Monday Morning Cool Tool: Otter Voice Notes

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I love learning about new tools to make social media marketing more creative and effective, so I’ve decided to share some of my favourite tools with you at the start of each week. This week I’m recommending Otter Voice Notes – a super useful tool that helps you take voice notes and generate transcripts simultaneously, or transcribe pre-recorded audio and video files.

Here’s how it works

  • Record conversations using Otter on your phone or web browser. Import or sync recordings from other services.  You can integrate the tool with Zoom.
  • Get real-time streaming transcripts and, within minutes, rich, searchable notes with text, audio, images, speaker ID, and key phrases.
  • Share or export voice notes to inform others and get on the same page. Create groups to invite collaborators and keep organized.

Pricing Otter Voice Notes lets you transcribe up to 600 minutes per month for free with a pricing structure based on Basic, Premium, and Teams subscriptions.

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Monday Morning Cool Tool: StreamYard

This week’s cool tool recommendation is live streaming app StreamYard.

StreamYard is a live streaming studio which runs in Chrome and Firefox on your laptop or desktop. You can use it to stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, and other platforms.  StreamYard is great for live interviews. You can have 6 people in the stream. Up to 10 people can enter the broadcast studio so you can swap people in and out if you’re doing a dynamic talk show.

Other cool features include the ability to show viewer comments on screen, add a call to action, upload your logo, images, GIFs, and even videos.

 

StreamYard has both free and paid versions of the product. You can remove the StreamYard logo and upload your own. You can also add overlays and backgrounds, and use the restream integration. Full details are on the pricing page.