5 Quick Tips for Improving Your Social Media Productivity

There is no medium possibly more demanding than that of social media. The sheer dynamic nature of the medium impinges on one to constantly be on their toes; forever trying to monitor, manage and update a plethora of social media pages and profiles. Thankfully, there are ways to do this better and smarter. In an ode to the precious commodity that is time here are 5 simple, easy to adopt habits every social media community manager can swear by if they hope to have a life while managing a platter of social media assets.

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1. Adopt an editorial calendar for managing blogs: If having a white board that enlists content schedule for the week/month is not sophisticated enough for you, there is always technology to bank upon. We at Brightpod use one too.

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How Startup Marketers Stay Productive: Kristin Calve of LiftMetrix

Sahil Parikh
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September 18th, 2014 // How I Stay Productive Series

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This week we feature Kristin Calve, Vice President at LiftMetrix. LiftMetrix instantly creates a customized social media marketing plan to drive your key business objectives. Social Media and Digital Marketers use LiftMetrix to evaluate each of their social media platforms, track their true ROI, and find opportunities to optimize their content strategy and buy ads smarter.

In this interview, you can read more about her work at LiftMetrix, favorite marketing tools, productivity tips as well as her advice for budding startup marketers.

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3 Ultimate Recommendations for Digital Marketers to ‘Get Things Done’

5940137136_1baf7cf593_oI am no stranger to procrastination. I doubt myself more than I’d like to admit and often my staunch awareness of under performance can be astonishing (whether or not someone has pointed it out to me). Nonetheless, as someone who has been working in the digital domain, every day is a struggle to do better and get more done. And as I get busier by the day with ‘urgent’ emails overloading my inbox as we speak I can feel the stress getting to me. But I have stumbled upon few life-hacks and made some critical professional lifestyle choices that seemingly make me more productive and help me get things done! Let me share my top three easy-to-incorporate recommendations that any digital marketer can practice just as well:

1. Do less than a lot; Do more than none:

I approach nervous breakdown when suddenly faced with something terribly urgent that needs to be done on the fly. While there are some days I cannot avoid being in such a position, other days I try and stick to a list which I call ‘3 most important things I need to get done today.’  I have somehow failed to do more than 3 significant things in a day, and if at all I have managed to complete more I have not been able to do so as well as I would hope to. If I try and accommodate too many things in my day I tend to finish barely half by the end of the said day and the rest just gets piled onto my to-do-list for the next day.

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How Startup Marketers Stay Productive: Anna Byrne of Scorebuddy

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September 11th, 2014 // How I Stay Productive Series

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This week we feature Anna Byrne, Digital Marketer at Scorebuddy. Scorebuddy is a web-based staff quality and monitoring tool for contact centers that is easy to use, scale and integrate. It’s ideal for monitoring customer service in areas such as call centre staff performance.

In this interview, you can read more about her work at Scorebuddy, favorite marketing tools, productivity tips as well as her advice for budding startup marketers.

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10 Popular Time Management Techniques

Daniel Tay
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September 9th, 2014 // Productivity, Tips & Tricks

Deadlines. Projects. Meetings. Proposals. Assignments. We’re constantly racing against the clock to lessen our seemingly never-ending workload. If only we had 25 hours in a day! While that’s not quite possible, perhaps what we need is not more time but instead, better time management.

Time is as good as gold – efficiency counts and that means maximizing your results with the least amount of time. A good balance between work and play requires managing your time properly. After all, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Here are 10 popular time management techniques to help you (and Jack) make time for the things that matter.

1. Pomodoro Technique

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Developed in the late 1980s by Francesco Cirillo, the Pomodoro Technique is centred on the idea that work should be broken down and completed in intervals separated by short breaks. That is, you work for 25 minutes, then take a five minutes break. Each of these 25-minute periods is called a “Pomodoro”, named after the Italian word for tomato. (Cirillo had used a tomato-shaped kitchen timer, hence the name.) After 4 Pomodori, you take a longer break of 15-20 minutes. Of course, nothing should interrupt an ongoing Pomodoro.

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