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Six tools content marketers should be using daily

Journalists and news creators, who by nature are at the top of the social news cycle, as well as content creators for brands that offer value to their communities should be aware of these six great tools.

As part of my role here at Econsultancy as Content Marketing Executive, I was immediately immersed in product demos and in-person meetings for new products in the burgeoning social web discovery space.

Here are six immediate standouts from the pack that I feel other content marketers should be using and why.

The future of content marketing? Consult the feeds

Feed. Where I grew up in rural Santa Clara California, this meant alfalfa we shovelled to our horses.

Now, the word has an entirely different meaning to a global world of young digital natives, and understanding/collecting data on how these types of feeds are accessed and interacted with is going to be big business.

Where do you learn about breaking events? Consult the Twitter feed. Need to get caught up on family and friend’s whereabouts after a long- stint of no communication, that’s a Facebook feed.

For shopping you have your Pinterest feed – or, more importantly your followers Pinterest feed in order to get the latest visual porn around the products and brands that matter to you most. For personal expression, you have your Instagram or Tumblr feed.