4 New & Useful Tools for Social Media Marketers in 2018

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Are you looking for new tools to add to your arsenal? Whether you need them for account management, automation, analytics, or to just enhance your social media presence and investment, it's never a bad idea to learn about the tools available.

Stay ahead of the curve and check out this list of the best new social media tools to try this year.

Fastory

Fastory is a user-friendly platform where brands and marketers can design full-screen mobile stories, integrating immersive and impactful content. Users can publish these stories on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media marketing campaigns.

Create your story with 3 easy steps:

  1. Choose a layout and animation for your text
  2. Upload a photo or video
  3. Add your logo

When you're ready to publish, you will receive an email containing your exported story in several videos or pictures. Save the files to your camera roll and create your story in the platform of your choosing.

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Adobe Premiere Clip

Adobe Premiere Clip delivers a basic set of video-editing features with an easy-to-use interface. With the free video creation app (available for iOS and Android users) you can drag and drop clips into the order you like, trim the parts you want to delete, and adjust lighting, transitions, and effects -- right on your mobile device. Check out this example HERE.

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Tagwin

Tagwin is a great tool for running contests and giveaways on Instagram without having to manually track the logistics that go into it. Forget wasting time with spreadsheets, using random number generators to choose winners, etc. 

With Tagwin, you can require a follow on your account to enter, create entries based on your Instagram followers, or require a like or a comment on a specific post. This is how it works:

  • Authenticate with the Instagram API.
  • Select an entry mechanics: post to a hashtag, follow your account, comment on a post, like a post.
  • Choose a winner selection method: random draw or judging.
  • Launch your contest.
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MetaShort

MetaShort is a productivity tool that allows users to change the social media appearance of links. More often than not, link previews you want to share on social media are not customizable. With MetaShort, you can show your audience what they want to see. 

You can adjust how your Facebook and Twitter (and more) posts look by changing the link title, description, image and more in just a few clicks. Simply enter your URL on the MetaShort site and it will offer you several options to edit. 

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