Social Management Shopping

Posted on Aug 22, 2018


Struggling to find the right social media management tool for your budget? We can help.

Hootsuite and Sprout Social’s recent price hikes left some communicators scrambling to find alternate ways to manage utility social media feeds. Accounts like ours were grandfathered in at the old rates, for now. But if we want to make any changes or add team members, a much higher pricing structure takes over. It was time to learn about our options.

We dived into several leading social media management tools. Then we charted how Hootsuite, Sprout Social, Agora Pulse, Social Pilot and Buffer compare on cost, supported channels, teams, analytics, number of profiles and social tagging.

Here’s what we found:

A list of pros and cons across agora pulse, Hootsuite, Sprout Social, Social Pilot and Buffer.

This chart was created in August 2018. Prices are subject to change.

Your choice depends on your budget, team size and how many profiles you support. Want help weighing the pros and cons of each tool? Grab a cup of coffee and watch this 25-minute webinar, “How to Feed Your Feed without Breaking the Bank.”

This webinar provides a great overview of your social media management options. And remember, if you want to save MORE time, check out Ruralite Services’ Social Media Support Program. We deliver branded holiday graphics, weekly efficiency and safety tips, and help you stay ahead of your social media channels.  A second tier of service is coming in September that will include monthly posting of your social media content. Let us know if you want more information by emailing social@ruralite.org.

 

1 Comment

  1. A big thank you to Megan McKoy-Noe for doing this pricing research and providing a nice table to compare features provided by each service. This is very helpful!

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