8 Bank & Credit Union Tools for Effective Social Media Management

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8 Bank & Credit Union Tools for Effective Social Media ManagementBank and credit union customers are turning to social media for their customer service needs.

It might come in the form of a Facebook message or a tag on Twitter, but there’s little doubt customers and members are using social media more and more for a direct connection.

Sprout Social found in a survey last year that 90% of people had used social media in some way to communicate directly with a brand.

With all of these people turning to social media to get answers, the way your bank or credit union handles it could turn those customers into raving fans… or turn them away to go elsewhere.

Either way, they’ll tell friends, family, and everyone they know on social media what happened!

8 Bank & Credit Union Tools for Effective Social Media Management

Having a great strategy for responding to customers on social media is the first step.

You can read our Guide here.

Part of implementing this response strategy is having useful tools in your toolbox. The second step is investing in dashboards and alert systems that will help you monitor and listen effectively.

Here are 8 tools we recommend checking out if you are a bank or credit union social media manager.

DASHBOARDS

Hootsuite

Who: Beginner or Small Team

The Scoop: Improve your reputation while protecting your brand on social media by tracking messages and mentions. Hootsuite’s robust message approval and permission workflows cut internal risks. Profile protections and access controls guard against hackers and other external threats.

Sprout Social 

Who: Middle Sized Marketing Teams

The Scoop: Sprout Social is social media management, advocacy, and analytics software for businesses. Sprout helps brands communicate with customers on social channels, collaborate across teams, and measure the effectiveness of their efforts.

Cyfe

Who: Advanced Bank & Credit Union Marketers

The Scoop: Cyfe is an all-in-one business dashboard app that helps you easily monitor all your business data from one place – social media, analytics, marketing, sales, support, infrastructure… monitor everything!

Keyhole

Who: Advanced monitoring for Twitter and Instagram only

The Scoop: Keyhole tracks the most influential people engaging with your brand. Reach out to them to promote your content and increase your brand’s reach.

 

ALERTS

Talkwalker Alerts

The Scoop: A free way to monitor the Web for interesting new content about your bank or credit unions name, brand, competitors, events, or any favorite topic.

Google Alerts

The Scoop: A free way to get alerts on selected terms if you have a Gmail account.

Mention

The Scoop: Paid service for social media monitoring, brand monitoring, and web tracking. Includes analytic tools and account connection to respond directly within the app.

Reputology

The Scoop: Paid service for monitoring Yelp, Google, Facebook, industry-specific review sites, online surveys, feedback forms, & more. Monitor everything your customers are saying about your bank or credit union, from one easy-to-use interface.

 

Using tools to help you work smarter is the way to be ready to tackle social media customer service. Now it’s time to get out there and turn your customers or members into raving fans!

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About Author

Larkin Grant

Larkin is the Chief Strategist and co-owner of Move Digital & Our Valley Events. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Georgia State University and has worked in social media for the past 6 years. She was recently named Best Social Media Specialist by the American Advertising Federation/North Alabama. At Move Digital, Larkin consults with local businesses about how to maximize their social media efforts. When not eating cupcakes or getting her sparkles on, Larkin enjoys working with local nonprofits like Leadership Huntsville/ Madison County, Huntsville Young Professionals.