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What were the problems you were facing when you started working with SocialBee?

My main issue is reaching the right people. That’s probably most small businesses’ problem.

I work as a professional speaker and an author, I’ve written 18 books, given 3100 speeches all around the world, so I’m pretty out there. I’m well connected. I’ve got a website with over 700 articles, a robust LinkedIn profile, strong presence on Facebook, a little bit active on Twitter, but the only one that was easy for me to use was Facebook. I was looking for a way to do that much more easily.

What made you use SocialBee over any other products or services?

I was previously using a system called Meet Edgar and it was good, but I like yours better. It’s just been good for me.
 

Did you have any particular doubts or fears about working with SocialBee when you first started?

Anytime you’re doing business with someone who’s based in another country there’s always the concern that goes with that, but you quickly alleviated that fear the first time we talked on video.
 

Since working with SocialBee, what did we do particularly well?

The nice thing for me is that I don’t notice you’re there. I just notice you did the job.

I’m logged into Facebook and I see a post that came automatically through SocialBee. And it was easy to upload all of my content onto and easy to designate when I wanted things to appear, how often, and on which medium.

It’s very low effort, doesn’t require me to learn all new craft in order to be able to use SocialBee, and once I’ve got it loaded with a lot of valuable content, then it’s just a matter of occasionally creating new posts that can fit into the flow.

I’m reaching a lot of people I would not be able to reach without using SocialBee.

What could have been improved?

I’m happy. A happy camper 🙂
 

What has the outcome been of you working with SocialBee?

Since using SocialBee, I’ve grown my audience, reached more people more regularly, and have a more loyal following.

That’s my goal going forward, to continue and expand my base.

When we started working together I just had a few thousand people on LinkedIn and on Twitter maybe I had a couple of thousand. On Facebook, I was getting pretty close to my limit, but I’ve added Facebook pages and those are growing, and my LinkedIn is nearly 9K people now, and that’s just in the last year we’ve been together, so I see things growing pretty nicely.

Jim Cathcart

Leadership Development, Speaker/Author, TEDx Top 1%, Cathcart Institute

What were the problems you were facing when you started working with SocialBee?

The first and the biggest one, which was really annoying from my point of view was the fact that I had to always schedule manually content and remember when we had, for example, an event, and we wanted to promote it, remember to include it in the weekly social media calendar besides the content curation that we do, to add those specific events.

We have a lot of content, we share a lot of content, we curate a lot of content, and sometimes you forget that you have this part as well.

Our CEO, Gini Dietrich is interviewed and is published almost everywhere, so we had to include that in the social media scheduling.

We create a weekly plan. You know what to share and how many times to share, and what should be the focus for a specific day. But when you have coming up every day new interviews with Gini, guest posts she wrote for other publications, and so on, you have to be smart when you include them in the daily calendar or the weekly calendar.

It’s not OK to put all content on social and roll with it. This is because you don’t want to bore your community.

Our community is super engaged and they know they get from us our content, where we are published and where we speak, but they also get interesting 3rd party content written by other experts. So we don’t want to become a “me me me” company.

It was super important for us to find an app, a way, to schedule content in a way that made sense for us, and to see it at every moment of the day.

Because once you schedule something, and we use mainly Buffer and Hootsuite for example, when it’s gone it’s gone. You have to go to analytics and see when it’s published, how many times, should you add now another content about you, should you wait, and so on.
So that was the biggest pain we had before working with SocialBee.
 

What made you use SocialBee over any other products or services?

When you compare SocialBee with Buffer or with Hootsuite, it’s complex. But once you understand how it works, it’s super easy to use.

You create your content categories. And you choose at what time of the day you share content from each category, so it’s super easy.

It takes the pressure off your shoulders in the sense that I know today I have to share XYZ of our content, but I also have to promote this content or that speaking engagement, or whatever that happens to be. And I know I have to add 3rd party content and that it has to be mixed in between and that’s easy for me to see.

It’s easy to add content, it’s easy to view it, and I know at every moment what’s being published and how the content gets shared on socials.

Did you have any particular doubts or fears about working with SocialBee when you first started?

No.

I liked the idea when we first started working together that you requested a call before actually diving into the app. Every one of us experiences an app differently. We go and use a new app with a mindset of another app that we used before. So you expect for the tool to work or look like as an app that you have been using for many months or years.

When we had the private call and you showed me SocialBee, it took the pressure off my shoulders so that I can now focus on how SocialBee works.

Since working with SocialBee, what did we do particularly well?

I really like your flexibility and the fact that you interact with the users, listen to them, and then implement their ideas whenever possible.

Of course, you can’t do what all users say because that would be crazy, but you explain why you can or cannot do something. This makes you as a user understand that they care about what I say, they listen to it, and it makes sense if they can’t apply it. You make it personal.

It’s super important to have this personal touch, in this crazy world where everything is automated. And coming from an automation social media app, this is great.

The personal touch makes all the difference. Besides the amazing app.
 

What could have been improved?

You always keep improving the app. We talked a lot in the last few months, and you guys improved it a lot from one week to another and sometimes from one day to another. Whenever I log in to the app, I find something new, and I like it.

I haven’t seen any app out there, or software for that matter, to be updated and improved so quickly, and so well.

What has the outcome been of you working with SocialBee?

SocialBee helped us to increase engagement a lot. We have a more engaged community, through the Engage feature.

This is the kind of stuff we are about at Spin Sucks. We want to keep our community engaged. We want to help them and listen to them.

Corina Manea

Chief Community Officer, Spin Sucks